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

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Can I show millisecond for file modified time in Windows?

I am wondering if I can get file modification time in milliseconds when using Windows explorer or 3rd party tools?
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How do I fix broken .exe file association in Windows Vista?

Somehow the file association for all .exe files has been deleted on my windows vista machine. For some reason the only thing I can open is Firefox. I think it was the result of a virus. So I have ...
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How do I find out why my computer is thrashing its drive?

I booted up today and my disk hasn't stopped thrashing in 20 minutes. CPU activity is flat; the only processes using anything right now are firefox and dwm.exe and it's ~1%. So I figured I'd look at ...
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How do you merge 2 outlook archives together?

I have 2 outlook archives (.pst files) that I wish to merge together. How do I do that?
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How do I stop QuickTime from repeatedly stealing file associations?

Every time I update Quicktime on both Vista and XP, I lose file associations I made for VLC (my preferred player). I only keep QT around for the odd browser video, and would prefer to keep it without ...
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How to save and restore options for cmd.exe window?

After installing Windows Vista when I run cmd.exe the font size is very small, not suitable size of console etc.... I need to configure it. I suppose my configuration is stored in registy - I want ...
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Software to learn playing music?

I'm not looking for a tutorial or something - I'm looking for some software that takes you through playing or producing actual music, in a step by step concept. Something like Keyboard Music that ...
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How to get WordPerfect 5.1 working under Vista?

Wordperfect 5.1 (for DOS) doesn't work without modification under Vista. How can I get it to work (as well as possible) under Windows Vista?
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What is a simple home backup software which works with a variety of OSes?

Vista came with a backup solution that should work for me, but of course it doesn't. It doesn't play nice with Samba unfortunately. What are my alternatives? It should be simple, back up on a ...
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System and Interrupts causing high CPU

Under Process Explorer, I noticed that System -- and occasionally Interrupts -- are taking between 5% and 20% CPU constantly, for hours on end. This is resulting in weird video playback problems. ...
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Font folder in Windows Vista/7

I'm just want to make sure, but is the font folder in Windows 7 and in Vista still "C:\WINDOWS\fonts" ? If not, or if it's changeable, is there an available ENVAR that will point me there?
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Could a temp directory with a lot of files slow down the Windows PC?

I am not sure if it is a metropolitan legend, but I'm asking me if a temporary directory on Windows VISTA PC with a lot of file (~30.000) could slow down the entire machine. Any idea? I need some ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Vista command prompt run in 256 colors so I can use my VIM color theme in it?

Is there a way to make Windows Vista command prompt run in 256 colors so I can use VIM and a 256 color theme in it?
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Increase Microsoft outlook 2007 PST file limit

I am unable to send/receive any emails in my MS outlook 2007. I am prompted with the following error Can't move the items. The file <path>\<filename>.pst has reached its maximum size. To ...
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Vista 64-bit systray notification “Windows has detected your performance is slow”

I received a new workstation from work. It is configured as follows: OS: Vista Enterprise 64-bit Service Pack 2 System: HP ProLiant ML115 G5 CPU: AMD Opteron 1354 Memory: Physical 5GB (884MB ...
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Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

I have a fairly clean Vista Home Premium SP1 install on my desktop. There aren't many applications installed. My Internet connection always seems to stop working after web surfing for a while - ...
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Why do I get a Blank Page between each Content Page on my HP Network Printer?

The problem: I have an HP printer, networked over CAT 6. It prints, but every other page is a blank page. No, I do not have this option turned on under Printer settings on windows. I know it's not a ...
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my child bangs on keyboard, locked windows vista doesn't seem to prevent chaos?

So when I always lock my computer when I am away, b/c my child likes to bang on the keyboard. The strange thing is, when I unlock the screen, I have 10's of windows open and who knows what ...
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How can I open the context menu on start menu search results from the keyboard

In Windows 7, when I hit the widows key and start typing to find a file, I can easily launch a found file by using the arrows to navigate to the file in question and hitting enter. That launches the ...
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Does “Run as administator” really do anything if UAC is off?

I know that User Account Control should not be turned off, but let's just say it's off for the sake of argument. With UAC off, I still have the option to "Run as administrator" on executable files, ...
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Changing Windows Vista default keyboard shortcuts

I wanted to know how to disable the shortcut Win+Space (that brings the Vista Sidebar to the front) I want to change this keyboard shortcut as I'm used to having Launchy set to that shortcut and ...
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Windows Vista - dialog box hangs

I am using Vista 32 bit. Now after using for few hours, suddenly all apps stop opening dialog boxes. For example, if I click "Save As" in notepad, the "Save" dialog box never shows up. Even in Start ...
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Hardware interrupts and system unresponsiveness

Very occasionally, about once a week, my Windows Vista Business machine will completely lock up for anything between a minute and several minutes. Once this happens, it recurs more frequently until I ...
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Force running a program as non-administrator in Vista

I've just installed, on Vista 32-bit, a program which in my opinion shouldn't require administrator rights. It's not installed in a system directory, and its purpose shouldn't obviously require any ...
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What could cause Vista machines to degrade in performance?

We have installed several machines running Windows Vista at a client site. These machines run the same set of applications each day and are not operated with by any user. They mainly run a 3D ...
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Why does VirtualBox want my attention every morning?

I'm running Vista 64-bit Ultimate on this PC. On it, I've installed VirtualBox, and in that I'm running Linux. Everything's working great. I leave it running all the time. When I come in in the ...
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svchost consuming more than 50% CPU all the time in windows 7

I'm using windows 7 ultimate. svchost containing DCOM Server Process Launcher Plug and Play Power services is consuming more than 50% of CPU for most of the time. I found this blog post: ...
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Is there a way to get Windows Explorer to behave in Vista?

I'm having the following pet-peeves with the Windows Explorer in vista, compared to Win 2003.... It refuses to show the columns for file details in the right order, no matter how many times I change ...
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WinDbg Problem with ntoskrnl

I've got a similar problem to "BSOD - Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe", in that I can't seem to get the correct symbols to read ntoskrnl. I've followed the advice given by BK1E, but still ...
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How do I make sure the print dialog settings are reset when Adobe Reader is closed?

we operate a printshop. several terminals (winvista+ms-steadystate). set up from 1 image. lots of users and files daily. when a user leaves a terminal and quits adobe reader, strangley on some(!) ...
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How To Play FLV Files?

Whats the best free video player that will play .flv files on my PC?
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Vista runs like garbage after memory upgrade attempt

My desktop is a Vista Gateway machine with 3GB of memory. Somebody gave me a couple of 2GB memory sticks, and I replaced the old sticks (2x1GB + 2x512MB) with the new ones (used, actually). Machine ...
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Smooth handling of multiple computers?

At work I have two computers (running XP and vistaX64) under my desk. Each computer has a keyboard, mouse and two screens and is connected to the company's network. I frequently need information I ...
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fixing computer problems from distance [closed]

My sister lives 3000km away from me and her computer is freezing from to to time without any pattern. Does anyone know/have experience with a software which can help me to detect what problems has her ...
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How can I move windows in Windows with keyboard?

I recently started using Linux and was floored by the ease with which windows can be moved and resized with simple keyboard combinations using Compiz. If I want to move a terminal to top-right of the ...
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Simplest way to dual boot Linux on a Vista laptop

I have a 64bit Vista laptop with no CD drive (and no intention of buying one). What is the simplest way (if any) for me to dual boot Linux (I don't care what version as long as it's not too old...and ...
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More efficient file compression program for many identical files?

I am doing a backup of my work and I'm looking for a program that can more efficiently compress files. The windows default compression program works fine, but it doesn't work as "smart" as i would ...
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How can I find out which application is stealing focus in Vista?

This question is little different from preventing an application from stealing focus, rather how can I find out what the heck is stealing focus? It goes like this. I'll be typing something in ...
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IPCONFIG for one network adaptor only

Is it possbible for IPCONFIG on Vista to display the status of one adaptor only. I have so many adaptors that the one I want has scrolled off the top. Alternatively, is there another program that ...
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Backup before installing Windows Vista SP2?

Is it necessary to back up data before installing Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) from online updates?
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Can't authenticate for Windows file sharing

I'm trying to access a default administrative share \\host\n$ hosted on a Vista Ultimate machine from a Windows 7 box (though my XP machine has the same problem). I'm prompted for a username and ...
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Pin Windows Sticky Notes on top

How can I make the Sticky Notes pin on top of everything else?? They dont seem to be real windows. There is no way to cascade/tile them either.
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Keys getting stuck

I am running a desktop with Vista. At random points when typing I will press a key, the key will stick. I will get multiple keypressesssssssssssssssssss. (for example what just happened at the end of ...
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Static IP address on Wi-Fi at work and dynamic at home?

I need the laptops at my office to have a static IP address for security purposes and identification. However, some employees take their laptops home in the evening. If I have the Wi-Fi configuration ...
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How do I identify what is freezing explorer?

I have a vista ultamite machine that has been running fine for over a year. In the last few months it has started freezing up. Not completely but just explorer. Any application already started ...
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Really slow Xbox 360 as Windows Media Extender

When I set up my XBox 360 as a Windows Media Extender although I can see all the media I have on my Windows Vista PC it is excruciatingly slow to move between albums etc Is there anything I can do to ...
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Clone Hard Disk Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? Can someone recommend some software (free or opensource) that will allow me to make a clone ...
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How do I make the Windows Vista/7 power plan automatically switch to “Power Saver” on battery?

I like having my laptop run as long as humanly possible when running off battery, even if it means huge a compromise in performance. Currently, whenever I'm on battery I have to manually switch my ...
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What can I turn off on a vista laptop to free up resources

I have a vista laptop (Toshiba if that makes a difference). It works ok some times, but a lot of the time the disk seems to grid and the system is pretty unresponsive when I am not doing very much ...