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

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Error- D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

All of the sudden the D drive gives me an error when I try to open it: D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I have files on the drive that I would like to recover, so I do not want to ...
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How to I reverse my webcam from taking a selfie of me to take a picture like a camera [on hold]

I do not know how to reverse the camera to take pictures rather than take pictures of me.
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How can I restore my Windows system after the PC is booted into DOS from USB drive?

My PC with Windows Vista failed to boot. The screen showed that the boot device was not found. I think the boot area of the hard drive was damaged. Then I created a boot USB drive with DOS system, and ...
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How can I uninstall K9 Web Protection without K9 admin password?

I'm trying to uninstall K9 from a Windows Vista 32-bit computer, and I do not have the K9 admin password or know the K9 admin email. I do however have administrative access to the computer. I also can ...
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Administrator privileges in Windows Vista

I have administrator privileges in Windows Vista. Even then I have to run few programs as 'Run as Administrator'( by right click menu option) to make them work successfully. For e.g. I am able to ...
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Is there no SMB/CIFS client component in Windows?

I know that Windows acts as an SMB/CIFS server by default. So one can easily access Windows files from another machine in the network with a proper SMB client. But what if I want to do the opposite ...
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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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Changing an EXEs product name in Vista

When I right click an executable I installed in Windows Vista and open the properties, it contains a product name and file description in the details tab (in my case, the exe's file name is ...
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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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How can I remove a forkbomb from the Startup folder?

I have an older laptop running Windows Vista, from about 2005, and I was fooling around with it, and decided to make a Batch file and put this in it: %0|%0 I ran this, and obviously, I had to ...
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Is it possible to restore a previous Windows registry state without Scanreg.exe?

I messed up the Windows registry. I should be able to restore it to a previous state because Windows keeps a backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config I think. There used to be a tool called Windows ...
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How do you get this theme in windows 7 and vista?

How do you get this theme in Windows 7 and Vista? I was once playing around with the performance settings in vista and got it, but then it went away. I've also seen it in multiple Windows 7 error ...
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Vista Task Scheduler Service Can't Be Stopped

I just noticed that I can no longer start, stop, or restart the Task Scheduler service. When I open a Command window and attempt to stop the service in that fashion, I get an "permission denied" ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows Vista after installing Nas4Free on the system

I’m trying to overwrite my current OS (Nas4Free) with Windows Vista Business. Vista came with the computer, but I wanted to try out Nas4Free. I am trying to format my partitions, but whenever I click ...
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How to decrypt hdd on Windows Vista?

I need help to decrypt my HDD. It was encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7, now I am at work I need it urgently and I only have Winvows Vista Business(x86, sp2). And there is no bitlocker. When I ...
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Missing snipping-tool on Windows Vista to create a screenshot [closed]

How can I quickly capture a screenshot in Windows Vista and save it into a common image format, like png or jpg? Win 7 has an application called "snipping tool", but I don't have that on my Windows ...
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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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How to fix a Corrupted USB

My USB stick has suddenly stopped working. It's a Busbi 4GB. My USB used to be G:/ but as soon as I plugged it in, I used to get a pop up box showing that it was plugged in. Now, when I plug this in, ...
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Why is my HP TouchSmart tx2 1025dx shutting down?

I'm having an issue with my HP tx2 1025dx laptop. Sometimes it will spontaneously shut itself off. First, the screen will go out. Next, the computer itself will shut down. This usually occurs when I ...
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What are these partitions exactly?

I bought an Acer laptop recently. I'm primarily running Ubuntu, with a windows partition for gaming. Anyway, there are a couple of partitions and I'm not sure what their purpose is. I'm assuming that ...
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D-link blinking orange light and cannot access router IP

I've never had this issue before, but just recently I had to get a new Ethernet cable, because my old one had broken. So I bought a new one, and now when I connect my modem and router to gain Wi-Fi, ...
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On Windows, Chrome logs me in, but where is the password saved?

Now that Google Chrome has made support for user profiles available by introducing a "switch user" button in the titlebar on windows (this displays the username of the logged in user), I am puzzled by ...
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Executable only starts from command line, not run dialog or shortcut

I'm having some difficultly starting Eclipse on one of my machines. From the command line, this works: C:\Users\Me> C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe Yet a shortcut to the same executable does not. If I ...
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Downloaded Programs Not Opening on Windows Vista

Don't ask why I'm running vista, but some programs that i've downloaded won't open. They mostly seem to be associated with video games. Some examples would be: Technic Launcher ...
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How to check the partition alignment on an SSD drive?

As I understand it, for SSD it's important to have partitions starting at the proper offset (i.e. correctly aligned). How can I check this offset under Windows Vista?
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Windows Security Alert for netsession_win.exe

My Windows Firewall blocked "netsession_win.exe" because it was accepting incoming network connections. I have no clue what this program does. Should I allow the incoming connection? BTW the ...
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Unable to boot to Windows Vista after reinstalling Linux in a dual boot configuration [closed]

I had a dual boot of Vista and Arch Linux. I wanted to delete Arch and install CentOS so I formatted the following partitions of the existing installation and installed CentOS 7: / /boot /swap I ...
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How to Check whether Webcam Is Available on a Dell Windows Vista Notebook

I have a dell notebook, the problem with that notebook is that there is no webcam ( when I opened up the Dell Webcam application, it asked me to select a webcam, as if the webcam didn't exist). I ...
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Dell XPS M1530 cd stuck in drive

Yesterday I wanted to play the 1999 Unreal Tournament game that I felt nostalgiac for, but as soon as I inserted the disk, nothing happened. I've looked on all the forums and they all say the same ...
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Windows Update can't install Windows Vista SP1

If you install Windows Vista RTM and run Windows Update, many updates are offered and will successfully install. Once all other updates are installed, Windows Vista service pack 1 is offered. When ...
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Windows Vista wont install sp1 [duplicate]

Don't ask why I'm running vista, but I just had my old XPS M1530 wiped and restored to Vista Home Premium. I've done diagnostics and am going to run a memory test but I would like to get it up to ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do we “restore” notepad after crash?

I was running NotePad and Chrome when my computer suddenly shuts down. After reboot, chrome was able to "restore" itself such that I didn't lose any data. However, how do we "restore" notepad.exe?
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How to move a system partition?

I have ST380(80gb) hard disk that has only 1 partition with Windows Vista and i have ST500(500gb) hard disk which i want to be the system disk. In order to achieve this i created a copy of system ...
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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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How to uninstall Windows Mail?

How do I uninstall "Windows Mail" (not Windows Live Mail). When I want to use IMAP (or POP), I normally use Windows Live Mail. I have no need for Windows Mail. (Windows Mail, in its old incarnation, ...
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Remote Desktop Dropouts: “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.”

I'm getting some strange connection problems when trying to remote desktop to a Vista box. It connects and works for a while then disconnects with the following message: "Because of an error in ...
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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 ...