Windows Vista is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on January 30, 2007 (worldwide release date).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
4answers
101 views

Vista veeery slow recovering from 'hibernate'

I've read pretty much everything related to vista hibernate, but haven't found an answer to my question. This summer I was away for about a month, and when I came back, recovering from hibernate had ...
0
votes
1answer
280 views

Why does wmplayer.exe start when I plug in a USB drive?

I'm using Vista. Sometimes (but not always) when I plug in a USB drive, wmplayer.exe starts executing and apparently searching the drive for something. I then have to kill it with Task Manager or ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Windows Vista/7 Pre-loading Mechanism?

This question is related to this: How to enable Java Quick Starter (JQS) on Windows 7 While searching for an answer, I came upon a JQS help article. Quote: JQS is enabled by default in Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

How can I create a System Repair Disc, System Image of my current system for Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM)?

I only have the Recovery Disk, that if used, brings back my laptop to its factory default, it just re-install Vista to the factory default. When I bought this few years ago, Windows Vista is already ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Computer randomly changes system language to French

One of my Dad's colleagues asked me to fix their Windows Vista laptop which randomly changed its language from English (which it had been installed with) to French. I did not obtain much information ...
0
votes
1answer
362 views

Connecting a Windows 7 laptop to a Vista PC via an Ethernet cable to share Internet connection

I am trying to connect my old Vista PC to the internet by routing it thought my windows 7 laptop which has Wi-Fi. I am using an Ethernet cable to do this but every time I try to get it share the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to view two PDF files side-by-side in Foxit?

I have Foxit Reader 6.0.3.0524 on a Windows Vista Premium. I have read this question (How to open two independent instances of Foxit Reader). I have set Foxit to 'allow multiple instances'. (Edit ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Windows Vista Home Premium Long running scripts on start up

On start up, or restart my computer "goes off" into a 'long running script' After a couple of hours it 'finishes' and I can use the computer normally. I have run C cleaner and malwarebytes with no ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

I have a vista wireless connection issue

I'm not very computer-savvy - please keep in mind in response. My roommates have just had wireless restored in our house and they can all connect to the new network and access the internet. When I ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Configure Web Server

I'm working in a Computer Lab in a University. We have a "Main Server" located in another Lab, which is connected to ISP, also acting as default gateway for all the computers in my lab for accessing ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

Windows installer folder, why wouldn't it change at all

I'm working with an old weary Windows Vista, I've been using it since four or five years ago, installing many different stuff and uninstalling others. Only recently I tried to tidy up a little bit my ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Multiple selection not working for photos in Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista 32-bit Ultimate Edition. Whenever I connect my digital camera to transfer pics, I can't do a multiple selection of pictures. CTRL+A, which is the default for selecting all, is ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I get a MByte/s or Mbit/s reading of network activity?

Under the Network tab of Windows Task Manager, I can only see "Network Utilization" and "Link Speed". For example, if the link speed is "100 Mbps" (Mega bit per second) and the network utilization is ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
0
votes
3answers
154 views

Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

What is the BLAB_MEM environment variable in Windows?

On my Windows Vista system I see an environment variable called BLAB_MEM, with the value "-Xms128M -Xmx512M". This variable name is shown under both the system and user variables. That value ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

How to connect to a remote server to make instant file edits?

I don't know what the technical term for this is, but at my workplace every computer has a mapped network drive which lets me access all files on the server which I believe is located in the same ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

SFC /scannow reports “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation”

I tried to run sfc /scannow.But it reports "Windows Resource Protection couldnot perform the requested operation"..I have a Windows Vista 32 bit operating system.Please suggest to know the detail ...
0
votes
2answers
139 views

PC infected by ransomware (hostage virus)

I'm using Windows Vista.. I have accidentally downloaded a file yesterday. Since then I get on my screen a white screen written on it that my PC is blocked and need to pay money to unblock it. This ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Log into hidden administrator account with standard user

I created an administrator user account (jeff) and then downgraded an existing account (jen) to a standard user. All was good I accomplished my goal except I didn't want the admin account to show on ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Moving Ubuntu guest from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64 issue

As the title suggests, I ran into a problem when trying to migrate Ubuntu 12-04 guest from Vista32 Ultimate host to Win7-64 Ultimate host. I transferred the whole virtual machine and tried both adding ...
8
votes
5answers
15k views

Repeating important updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Today I've started important updates for Windows Vista on laptop. Those updates include updates for other programs from Microsoft Update including Microsoft Office 2007 suit. All important updates ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

Vista 2 administrator account disabled for repair

Vista service pack 2 ... I can: Turn on computer Listen to unending beeps Get into bios See that boot is set to 1. cd/dvd 2. usb 3 hard drive Load defaults I cannot: Save defaults I can: Reboot ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How to enable administrative shares on Vista and XP?

I am looking for a way to enable administrative shares on both XP and on Vista. I am a complete newbie when it comes to using administrative shares. I have no prior experience as to how this is ...
0
votes
3answers
62 views

avoid System Repair

A coworker had an electrical hit and lost usage of usb and ps2 on her computer. I added in a pci to usb card to get it back to "usable"...The usb ports seem to be inactive until windows boots, have no ...
2
votes
1answer
386 views

Installing Myst (game) on a 64-bit Operating System

I'm trying to install my MYST game on a 64bit operation and I can't because I need a 32bit operation. I get a message: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

bt yahoo comes on every tab

I use internet explorer. I recently downloaded a programme and it has highjacked by my search dial. I managed to get rid of it by setting the homepage (Bt yahoo) to default. However, every time I open ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

Windows freeze after login

I have an old machine with Windows Vista - Ultimate Edition which was working just fine until 3 weeks ago, when it started to freeze just after I login to Windows. What's really confusing me is that ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Make a free space useable in vista

I've just re-installed vista, in my previously dual booted system. Vista is installed on a 120 GB partition on my 250GB HDD. My HDD's architecture has as follows 120GB NTFS where Vista is installed ...
2
votes
3answers
931 views

Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick

I'm running Vista. I normally right-click on the bottom left-hand Start button and select "Explore" from the pop-up context menu to start Windows File Explorer. Currently the initial location ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

Slow internet, but not ISP, not router, not ethernet card, would like to troubleshoot

Here is what I have: Dell Vostro 1500 laptop, Vista, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Toshiba Laptop, Vista Just bought a gigabit expresscard ethernet laptop adapter D-link DSL-6740U v.H1 ADSL modem/router 3 ft. ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

Why does user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL want to do a local launch of IPBusEnum?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. A few months ago, I got a message on boot-up that "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" and that "This problem prevents standard users ...
1
vote
0answers
309 views

Sony Vaio PCG-2J3L won't boot, and no display

My friend asked me to look at a Vaio PCG-2J3L Vista Home Premium, which won't boot and the display shuts off after two seconds. I have determined that the mouse and keyboard work, but as soon as the ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

Programmatically changing filenames without breaking shortcuts

I have a folder with several gigabytes of mashups. They are are all mp3s and named like this "title [remixer]". The artist tag is "artist1 vs. artist2 vs ..." and the title tag is exactly like the ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to attach a wireless remote without hardware

A long time ago I had bought an hp all in one system and it came with a remote an receiver to control windows media. The other thing is it had windows vista. I wanted to move this remote and receiver ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

What is this icon on the task bar?

I'm talking about the 3rd icon from the left, that looks sort of like an envelope. It's curious, because I often get several of these, but they mysteriously "evaporate" when you mouse over them, so ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

Install Windows 7 over Windows Vista without formatting drive or upgrading

So I have a laptop with a 32-bit Windows Vista OS installed. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit, which is possible on this computer. However the only way to do that, is to boot off of the install disk ...
0
votes
1answer
285 views

how we can edit drivers from windows iso file?

I want to delete some built-in drivers from win7 or win-vista iso file, is it possible? where is the driver location in iso file please? and how can we recognize the type of that, for example ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Using windows 8 and a 32-bit USB stick

Can you use a USB stick, made on a 32-bit computer with vista, when you buy a new 64-bit computer with windows 8? Need to reformat the USB drive, how can I do that without destroying the files ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How can I get an overview of COM ports on a Windows computer?

How can I see both physical and virtual COM ports that have been installed and configured on a Windows computer? Can I see the settings and services they have been assigned to, or do I have to go the ...
3
votes
1answer
638 views

Windows Backup & Restore: What to Keep from AppData?

A couple years ago, my father made a backup of one of our computers using Windows Backup and Restore. It was either Windows Vista or Windows 7, not sure which. He backed up the entire computer, ...
1
vote
3answers
174 views

What are inexpensive options for repairing unbootable Windows Vista after losing disk?

My desktop computer running Windows Vista has stopped booting. Even in safe mode, it loads a bunch of drivers, then reboots. I would assume the OEM Vista disk would be able to repair this, but I ...
0
votes
0answers
391 views

Desktop Window manager crashes with aero on rotated dual-screens

I just got a new monitor and plugged it into my computer and got two displays working just fine. I have the original monitor (1680x1050) and the new one (768x1024). The second monitor is rotated 90 ...
0
votes
1answer
423 views

Vista SP2 and .NET Framework 3.5 ERROR: TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE(800B0100)

I have a laptop running Windows Vista x86, and I can't install 2 updates: "Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86" and "Windows Vista Service Pack 2 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Windows Vista wont bootr

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista. It will not boot it goes into chkdsk and and keeps repeating, it says press any key to cancel but it does not cancel. How do I cancel chkdsk?
1
vote
2answers
212 views

How to discover Windows flavor from unbootable drive?

The history of this "gifted" laptop (is it a gift if someone gives you a 2-year-old computer that won't boot?) is that it has had its hard drive chewed by virus(es?) and no longer boots. Recovery mode ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

Problems upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 during the final stage computer makes a loud buzzing sound and freezes. Only way to stoop this is to turn the laptop off. Windows Upgrade Advisor says ...
4
votes
1answer
780 views

Refresh Language Bar in Windows Vista/7 programatically

Im trying to configure the Language Bar (the language switcher in the systray which appears whan you have multiple input languages installed) for our users. I can easily add new languages using ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

Reset or restore Windows Vista folder settings to default

I had failing hard drive and managed to extract the data from it using Linux. I have tried Macrium Reflect which wasn't successful, as the clone failed. So, in Linux I finally managed to get the ...