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

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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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Browsers behaving very strangely/not working in Windows Vista SP 2

Sorry, that I'm posting this as a guest, but I couldn't log in. Maybe you can help me. I had a virus and gave this inspiron 1525 laptop to a computer expert, who removed it. I think he reinstalled ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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Flash player keeps crashing in all browsers

Whenever i try to watch a video using flash player the flash player crashes. Sometimes ti playes a couple of second of the video but will crash after them sometimes it just crashes right away. I tried ...
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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 ...
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Removing floppy drive icon from My computer and send to menu

I don't have a floppy drive and still my computer shows floppy drive in My computer as well as in Send To menu [Right click - >send to-> Desktop or Floppy drive] So how do I remove or hide this ...
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how do i completely delete ask.com from my computer?

I have used Final Uninstaller (unregistered version) to remove it. So it removed the toolbar and the things in its folder from C:Program Files/Ask.com except for one thing; remaining are "Ask.com" ...
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Windows 7 dual boots after upgrade

I was running Vista 64, I installed (not upgraded, fresh install) Windows 7 64 bit on the same partition, but since then it's been bringing up a dual boot menu asking if I want to boot to 7 or Vista. ...
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How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
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How can I extract data from Toshiba Satellite with a dead Windows installation?

I've got a Toshiba Satellite (unknown model number but bought early 2010) running Windows Vista which throws a kernel error on boot. We don't have the restore/recovery CD any more to restore the ...
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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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Configuring Intranet and Internet on one PC

I have PC with two NICs one is connected to Internet and another is connected to Intranet. Intranet settings are 10.35.134.129 255.0.0.0 10.35.134.1 Internet settings are 192.168.1.15 ...
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How to safely remove a USB drive when “Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it.”?

With Windows XP and Windows Vista, I try to remove an external USB hard drive, but usually get the message ""Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it.". I ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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Moving a window from a disconnected monitor to connected monitor on Vista

I have a laptop that runs Vista Mega Ultimate Amazing for Business 64-bit. When at work, I connect a monitor via USB (which totally rocks) to the "left" of the laptop monitor. It's identified as ...
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How can I transfer multiple files at once over Bluetooth?

How can I transfer more than just one file at a time over Bluetooth from my desktop PC to my mobile phone? I have paired the two devices and I can send files from my PC to my phone, but only one file ...
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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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Prevent Windows Explorer from loading the complete executable file while browsing network folders

On Windows Vista, when browsing to a network folder containing executables, Windows Explorer seems to load all the files completely just to be able to show the executable icon (the resource monitor ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How would I format a CD RW disk for FAT32? [closed]

Are there any free burners that I can download that would enable me to format a CD-RW disc for the FAT system on Vista? Thank you from Mr Berwyn H Price (I live in Scotland) I thank everyone for ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - touchpad not listed under mouse after Vista reinstall

Touchpad is not responding after Vista reinstall. When I go to Control Panel > Mouse, touchpad is not listed. I think that I have latest drivers installed. It is listed under Device Manager > Mice and ...
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Smart Folders on Windows XP & Vista?

Is there a way to create a "Smart folder" on Vista & XP? (similar to the functionality available on Mac) Looks like there are some predefined "Search folders" on Vista. Is there a way to specify ...
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Why does a copy and paste of a JPEG image create a dot files folder?

When I copy a JPG image from any source and paste it to any destination on my computer, a hidden folder automatically appears next to that image with the same name followed by "dot files". Is there ...
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What is the ehome folder in C:\Windows for?

On my Windows Vista partition, startup has been slow lately, so I went and did my usual spring clean. One item I noticed in msconfig was called Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Operating System. Which ...
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CheckPoint SecuRemote / SecureClient on Vista 64

According to this page, CheckPoint's SecuRemote client is not supported on Vista 64: ...
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Where can I download windows vista legally?

I have lost my windows vista home premium disk, is there anywhere I can download an iso legally? The reason is because my HDD broke, I replaced it but, I can't find my vista disk to install the OS ...
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Windows Update destroys my internet connection

I'm having major problems with a new Windows update. On the latests update, my internet connection becomes broken in Vista. This is very abstract. The only way that I can fix it is to obviously do a ...
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Vista HP 1018 just cycles blank pages without printing

A couple of weeks ago my HP laserjet 1018 began making some extra sounds when feeding paper. It sounded as if it were feeding paper too soon. The cartridge was about out of toner so I replaced it ...
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Associate a File Type with a Specific Program

How do you associate a specific file type to an application on a Windows (Vista) PC?
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grep --color=auto with -i option disables the matching text color, why?

I was messing around with grep and put this in my .zshenv: export GREP_OPTIONS="--color=auto" export GREP_COLORS='mt=1;34' I was bonking my head on the keyboard and changing GREP_COLORS around for ...
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Cloning a computer upgraded from Windows Vista to 7

We have quite a few laptops that came with licenses for Windows Vista. We have plenty of upgrade licenses to go from Vista to 7. However, I don't want to manually upgrade each laptop. If I install ...
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Edited registry keys keep reverting back to their original values

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 I'm making the following changes so the program names in question are more user friendly in the 'open with' and 'programs' lists: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local ...
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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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host process for windows services stopped working and was closed

I'm always having the host process for windows services stopped working and was closed: Does anyone know: 1) what's causing it? 2) how is my computer affected? (it looks fine afaik) 3) how do i ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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Norton Security on Windows vista

I have always used Norton 360 on my laptop which has Windows Vista. A error message appeared recently on the screen advising me to click for repair. I did this and after a few minutes another message ...
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How do I “upgrade” to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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Control Panel – Windows Feature List (Turn Win Features On/Off) does not load. Vista 32 bit

My Windows Feature List under the Control Panel for Turning Windows Features on and off does not fill with a list of features. I just get a message: "Please wait." I have tried a couple of solutions ...
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Why won't my Windows Vista PC connected to internet via an USB-tethered iPhone share the connection?

Our only internet connection is a tethered iPhone connected by USB to the PC, and this works well. I would like to plug an ethernet cable into the PC's network card and connect this to other devices ...
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Why does my Windows Vista PC connected to internet via an USB-tethered iPhone not share the connection?

Our only internet connection is a tethered iPhone connected by USB to the PC, and this works well. I would like to plug an ethernet cable into the PC's network card and connect this to other devices ...
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Why do my files have a gray X on them?

In Windows Vista, one particular folder and its files have a gray X icon on them. They are from a zip file I downloaded from the Internet (a Wordpress theme). If I copy a file to a different folder ...
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How to access “Stereo Mix” recording in vista?

In XP you could choose the Stereo Mix in the recording sound options to record sounds as they play on the computer but I can't find this in Vista. How can I record the sounds that play on the computer ...
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Windows key randomly “sticks” on Windows 7/Vista

I'm having this annoying problem where Windows randomly seems to decide that I have the Windows key pressed down (even though I don't), and every key press will trigger an associated Windows key ...
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Is there a shortcut command in Windows command prompt to get to the current users home directory like there is in Linux?

I am used to using cd ~ to get right into my home directory. In windows command prompt I have to do cd Users\username to get there. Is there a shortcut like the Linux one? It would be nice if I ...
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How to Factory Reset Toshiba Satellite a215-S7416?

My question is almost exactly like this except 1) I know my BIOS password and I just want to factory reset 2) I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s7416 (Vista) When I get past the "Enter Password", I get ...
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Computer sound/audio not working since switched to Vista

I got Vista for my HP laptop Pavilion DV1000. Before it had Windows XP and Linux but the laptop says "Vista Capable". My computer's sound worked before. Since getting Windows Vista roughly a year ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...