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

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Vista fails to load user profile if i dont choose user account quickly

i know this question is kind of vague, but here´s what i know. When i turn on the computer and the user account selection screen shows up, if I choose a user right away everything works properly. But ...
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Windows Vista Laptop won't sleep automatically

I have an Acer Laptop running Vista Home edition. Try as I might I cannot get it to sleep automatically after a period of inactivity. I've been making changes in the Select a Power Plan dialog, ...
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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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How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?

Does anyone know about logging in to SYSTEM(high privileges) user in windows 7?. In my XP machine I do: command prompt: at 10:20 /interactive cmd.exe then closing the explorer.exe and ...
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Cloned hard drive will not boot Vista

The system is an Advent 5301 laptop, and I'm trying to swap the hard drive for one of a larger capacity (120 -> 320 GB). I used Clonezilla to directly copy the original drive to the target drive, but ...
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Setting the Open File dialog default view in Vista

In Windows Vista, it looks like everytime I navigate to a new directory a new "View type" is used. Sometimes it's a list, sometimes it's detail, etc. I'd like to make it detail by default, but I ...
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Does Windows Vista support analog joysticks?

I've got an old analog joystick that I'd been using on my Windows XP machine for MS Flight Simulator. Due to XP going EOL, I was forced to upgrade to a Vista machine. Much to my delight, MS FS still ...
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vista: moved and messed up default “documents”, “contacts” and “desktop” folder locations

Afternoon all, This is what I did, can anyone tell me how to get out of this dead end please? ... "Fresh install" of vista onto C: actually just did a factory restore using the HP tool Created a ...
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Why has Google Chrome lost all of my saved passwords?

I have a Dell laptop running Windows Vista. A few days ago I had a problem with Google Chrome saying "Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable." I believe that the ...
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How to restore my files that chkdsk deleted?

I had a 2TB disk added to my PC. The disk had 1.5TB of my data. When I booted my system, chkdsk said it found errors, and started working on the disk. It deleted 100k's of orphan id's and deleted ...
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Where can I find Vista/Win7 Virtual Display Drivers?

I'm looking for a virtual display driver similar to the one included in ZoneOS ZoneScreen that does not have the limitations of WDDM so that it can be used in Windows 7 of Windows Vista. All I need ...
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Recommendations for a DLNA media server on Windows Vista? [on hold]

Which software software can you recommended to run a DLNA media server on Windows? I am using Windows Vista. It can be open source or commercial software. I want see videos with the TV device that ...
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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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CD-ROM drive making “tzu tzu” sounds when locating files?

Recently, my laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G) is making weird "tzuuu tzuuuu" sounds whenever I try to read files from my CD-ROM. For example when using windows explorer, it will go "tzu tzu" whenever I ...
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Ten specific techniques for troubleshooting a Windows blue screen of death [on hold]

I have searched super user for blue screen trouble shooting and found myriad results. Each mentions one or two techniques. My sense is that it would be useful to have a reference list of these ...
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“uninstal” option missing from “Programs and Features” window? - windows vista

I'm using windows vista, trying to clean out the laptop (not really mine) and so I'm trying to uninstall all the crap. But when i go to the programs and features window, the uninstall option is ...
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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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How can I make a USB stick I can boot from and fix this boot record error?

I don't have a Windows 7/Vista CD on me, and I don't know if Windows on this computer is windows vista/7. it's a friend's computer. It says an error occurred while attempting to read the boot ...
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cannot recover folder due to missing element

I just deleted a very important folder accidentally. The problems is, it can NOT be restored due to a missing Element ($R1XLWAK no longer in :\$Recycle.Bin) Shadow Explorer didn't work. Recuva says ...
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What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active, window?

I'm familiar with windows-d to show desktop but sometimes I just want to minimise two or three windows as they become active and not the whole lot. Running Vista if that makes a difference. Cheers.
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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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How to see all the program associations that Vista uses?

I remember there is a way to access a list of all the file associations so you can change them etc. easily (without going to the files of that type and changing it there). Do you know how to access ...
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System Resore not working

Vista 32 bit System Restore is creating restore points, but when I try to restore my system I get a message saying System Restore could not be completed and my system is returned to its original ...
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Choosing from multiple network connections

I have two different ISPs in my home and also two different routers. I'm using one for Wireless, and one for ethernet. On my PC here, it has both wireless and ethernet connections setup at the same ...
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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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What is svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) when I see it in the Resource Monitor in Windows vista and why is it slowing me down?

Sometimes, when my computer is frozen and just about unusable, it seems that the cause is some heavy background processing. Sometimes, I can catch who is using all my disk-bandwidth using Resource ...
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On Windows Vista administrator account how can I make a printer the default for all other accounts?

I "administer" a Windows Vista Home Premium machine for my brother's family. After installing a printer using my admin account, I then have to log in to each of the other accounts to set the printer ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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Vista Forgets Default Printer after Reboot

Every time I reboot my Vista machine it forgets the setting that I had for the default printer. I have tried setting more than one type of printer as the default and that doesn't appear to matter. ...
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Profile not loaded correctly (Cannot access registry)

Every so often, I log on and get the Following Message: User profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you ...
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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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BSOD after cloning data hard drive Windows Vista Ultimate

I have an issue with my current system not running properly after I clone my data drive to another, bigger hard drive. I have tried Acronis TruImage as well as a couple of other programs that I cannot ...
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How do I set Internet Explorer 64-bit as my default browser?

Windows Vista x64. It defaults to IE 32-bit, and will not allow me to set 64-bit as the default with the "Make Default" button. I'm currently forced to workaround by starting IE 64-bit manually, and ...
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Integration of IE9 in Vista SP2 fails with error 0x8007000e

I try to deploy Windows Vista SP2 with MDT, and to integrate all updates and Internet Explorer 9. While updates are successfully installed, I'm unable to add KB982861 package. Windows setup stops on ...
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What to do after system restore does not work?

Sometimes after a windows update I get a blue SOD on start-up, and normally resolve this by going into safe mode, system restore, check problem with update / reinstall all fine. On this occasion I ...
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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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Wired AutoConfig service missing on Vista

I've got notebook with Win Vista installed and I need to set 802.1x authentication. There's no Wired AutoConfig service in services.msc and registry entries ...
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Removing OpenSUSE installer from Boot Manager (Unable to boot Windows at the moment)

I have a computer that is shared with another person. The main OS is Windows Vista. One day, the other person wanted to install OpenSUSE onto VMWare but he made a mistake in the process and now every ...
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VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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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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Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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System Restore Obsolete data Stores

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301224: If you start the Disk Cleanup utility and you click the Disk Cleanup tab, a System Restore: Obsolete Data Stores entry is available. These are files that ...
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Cleaning up an infected computer? [duplicate]

I need to clean up my folks’ Windows Vista laptop, and I haven’t done it in years. Normally, I would install AVG antivirus, look through msconfig and remove non-essential start-up programs, and then ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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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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Vista hangs during installation on VMWare

I am installing Windows Vista Business x86 (no Service Pack) on VMWare Workstation 10.01, but it never completes the final step (translated it is probably the step "Completing installation..."). I ...
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Where to find Vista's service pack level?

When Vista's service pack version is at level 1 (SP1), this version number is shown at "Control Panel / System". However, on my system this information has disappeared, probably because I'm now using ...
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Enable smooth scrolling in Excel for large cells

When I have rather big (height wise) cell in MS Excel and am trying to scroll via mouse or even via scrollbar (clicking on "<-" "->" pointers) - Excel just jumps below to the next cell, hiding even ...
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Move the Public folders on Windows 7

This question is not about user folders, but rather the Public user folder on Windows 7. How do you map folders such as Music, Pictures, Video to a different location. If you right click, go to ...