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

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touchpad/trackpoint latitude d830 not working

I have a Dell Latitude D830 notebook. It is working fine, except for the trackpoint/touchpoint. I have found another question here on superuser stackexchange, to achieve the opposite: enabling the ...
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View when cookies or temp files where used last

I was wondering if it is possible to view when a cookie or tmp file was last used by the internet. For example, if the cookie was used yesterday could I see that in properties or log it in a text ...
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How does Windows know whether to accept a COA key?

I have an HP laptop with a Windows Vista Home Premium license. Apparently if I download a vista ISO and install it using this key, it would be accepted. How does the setup know I'm using this key on ...
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Window in Adobe Photoshop too large for my screen

Adobe Photoshop's File → Save for Web & Devices opens a "dialog window" which looks like this: Enlarge On my laptop with a maximum screen resolution of 1280*720, the "dialog window" is ...
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Why can't I extend the C: drive on Vista? Because I have Free Space to its right instead of Unallocated Space

I have a C: drive that is the primary partition (bootable) that I would like to extend. In order to do that it seems like I need to have Unallocated Space to the right of the partition. Right now, ...
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Internet wireless connected with limited access, Windows Vista

I had some malware in my computer so I did a bit of manual work to remove it including resetting TCP/IP. Now the malware is gone. I can see my home wireless network and I can get connected to it, ...
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How to suppress “low memory” warnings in Vista Home Premium when running without paging file?

A few weeks ago I disabled all paging files on my Media Center. I figured that it only ever runs AVG, Media Center, Logmein, Chrome and sundry services to support these and never gets above 1.4-1.5GB ...
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Why do webpages sometimes appear as plain HTML before a refresh

this has started happening quite frequently since a week or so. It is far from a major problem, but more of a annoyance. Sometime, when I go on a webpage, the page seems to load as plain HTML. Then, ...
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Batch command to delete users not on a list

Is there a way to delete users not on a list in a .txt file? Say I have the following on my system John Peter Mike Bob Now only John and Peter are on the authorized users .txt file John Peter ...
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HP Pavillion DV6500 recovery disk failure

I recently attempted to re-install Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion DV6500 using the factory recovery DVD's, but encountered a strange problem. When the recovery disk attempted to reformat the hard ...
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Will Windows Vista COA Keys work as a valid product key for Windows 10?

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop with a genuine license key. I was wondering if that key would be accepted as a valid key for Windows 10 if I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and tried to ...
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Certain Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice commands not working in Word, Excel

I am running Windows Vista, with MS Office 2007. I used to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10, and I noticed that certain commands, such as "Undo That, Italicize that, Bold that," etc. no longer ...
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Install Windows device driver without restart

After plugging in a USB flash drive just now and not having it appear in Computer, I found it's Generic Volume in Device Manager was reporting that Windows cannot load the device driver for this ...
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When moving multiple files in windows, when does it change the reference and when does it actually move the files?

I've noticed this inconsistent behavior: Sometimes when moving multiple files, it would execute immediately, and other times, it would take some time and display a progress bar. How can you know in ...
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How do I gain access over C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log?

I can't access this log file for some reason. This is what I have tried so far: run prompt: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log notepad: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log elevated cmd: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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Very slow copy-paste in Excel and word 2007 on Vista

I'm using Office 2007 on Windows Vista and occasionally, when copying from Word to Excel, or text from a website to Word, I will get the hour glass for 10 + seconds and sometimes for about a minute. ...
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GoToMeetin​g and Webex end client control when client switches to Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio

I frequently use online meeting software to meet with customers. Typically, I will host a meeting using Webex and have the client share his computer. I'll then take control and work remotely using an ...
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“Access Denied” when accessing a web site

I am using Windows Vista IE9. I live outside the US, if it matters. Recently, I have problem accessing www.cvs.com. I always get the message, Access Denied You don't have permission to access ...
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What causes “host process for windows services stopped working and was closed”?

When computer (32-bit Windows Vista 32-bit 6.0 Home Premium SP 2) randomly has a "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" error: This popup message simply occur out of ...
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AMD/ATI Graphics Driver issue

My computer(a secondhand), a Samsung Sens R410-FA180, came with an ATI Xpress 1200 and Windows Vista. The previous owner gave me the computer because she thought there was a problem. She asked someone ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting

I've installed Java on Windows Vista, and every day I get a Vista security warning asking me if I want to run "jucheck". Apparently this is the Java automatic updater. Well, I don't want it to run ...
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Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation

Im trying to install Vista business. At the screen where you select what drive/partition you would like to install vista to, I keep getting "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its ...
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“Windows cannot find” file when opening Excel spreadsheet

For all of my Excel spreadsheets when I attempt to open them (by double-clicking in explorer) I get the message "Windows cannot find C:...". The files are there, and are valid zip files as seen by ...
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What Windows Vista/7 program for scaling windows like compiz?

There's this game I'm playing which uses raster graphics, but it is not suited for high resolution because the text is too small. In GNOME I would have been able to use Compiz scale effect to solve ...
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How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-line action when a file is created or edited?

I need to set up some sort of a script on my Vista machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically triggers a background process that operates on the file. (The ...
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How do I recover a previous version of an Excel file which was overwritten? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a way to recover a previous version of an MS Excel (2007) file in Windows Vista Home Premium version, which I've accidentally wrote over?
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Force CMD.EXE to run as admin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? Is it possible to force cmd.exe to always run with administrator rights?
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Manually Deleting Windows 7/Vista Backup files

If I manually delete many gigs of older files from my users Windows 7 and Vista backups, how will it impact the backup and restore catalogs. I fear that the catalogs may become corrupted or otherwise ...
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Changing active partition in Windows [on hold]

So I have 2 partitions on my HDD. C: which has Windows Vista, and K: which has Windows 7. The original OS was Vista which contains bootmgr, etc. I want to know how to change the active partition to ...
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What's using up my disk space?

My Vista 64 installation has drive C, a 150 GB hard drive. I also has a 1.5 TB drive D. My C drive has 12.3 GB free. I don't know what's using up all the space. There's almost 83 GB unaccounted ...
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Internet Explorer does not show up in Start Search

I have Vista. There was no Internet Explorer (that already looked strange to me). Anyway, I installed IE8 (I cannot use IE9 since I do not have Vista SP2). Now I have IE as a pinned program for ...
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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 ...
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“The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now”

I've got a couple of users who get this message when starting the Snipping Tool (the one that comes shipped with Windows Vista). As the error says, the problem is solved by rebooting the computer but ...
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Copy & Paste in Vista / Explorer broken (not MS-VPC)

On vista copy & paste has recently stopped working in "explorer" or whatever the hell they call their file manager, it is limited to only files / directories, copying text/graphics/random junk ...
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My Windows Update will not open.

I get an error message: Windows cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer. I have gone through this process 10 times but get the same ...
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Copy images back to camera and make the camera recognize them

Is there a way to get jpeg images taken with a digital camera and downloaded to the computer back to the memory card and make the camera recognize them, so that you can view it in the camera display ...
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Automatically copy files from desktop to USB drive when connected

My problem is similar to Automatically copy files to USB drive when connected. However, the path of source of the file, which is the desktop, isn't static, so I want the solution to be able to ...
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Very slow copying files on a SD-memory card

Can someone explain to me why copying some files (10 to 20 folders with average 6 files of 5MB) takes so long - about an hour. I'm downloading some free music from www.jamendo.com. These are ...
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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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Force copy files off CRC error filled hard drive

So I have a dying Western Digital hard drive and I have a new Western Digital hard drive that I want to transfer all the data to. I have the new HDD hooked up by a SATA to USB adapter. I want to ...
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I think my HKLM/SYSTEM/MountedDevices key is a bit too bloated

I know virtually nothing about the thing, but the best thing I just found in Google said that there should be two entries for each drive under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices; and one ...
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Editor for Windows Explorer's context menu

Does anyone know of a good application for editing the context menu's used by Windows explorer in Vista? Reasons for wanting one: When I right click on a file, I get a very long list of things I ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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how can I stack 2 images one on another in asp.net gridview?

I have a gridview in which I have to show employees' photos and other details , I need to have a column in which I will display their photo (rectangular) and on top of that a rounded white image (png ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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How to recover Firefox and Chrome bookmarks after upgrade from Windows Vista to 8

I upgraded a laptop from Windows Vista to 8, doing a format & re-install first. Before the format, I used both Windows Backup and Easy Transfer (7) first. I imported the user accounts into ...
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Remote Desktop Connection (Mac) does not share drive/folder to the Vista target

I have a Mac OS X 10.5/Intel system, runnging RDC 2.0.1 (latest as far as I know). When I connect to the remote Windows Vista system, I can control the remote desktop, and everything behaves as ...