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

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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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All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...
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About the Laptop [on hold]

I am using Gateway Laptop and it always go off whenever, I'm playing video games. I wanted to know if there is any remedy for this problem. If there is any, how can it be solved
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MS Word document not responding [on hold]

I am facing problem with MS Word lately. Have installed the software again, but no help. Problem: When we open any word document, document opens with not responding in the brackets next to the file ...
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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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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: (enlarged version) On my laptop with a maximum screen resolution of 1280*720, the "dialog ...
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What specs should I upgrade on my laptop if I were to use it to play games? [on hold]

My laptop, Inspiron 1525, is SLOW. It is almost impossible to play Portal 2 and Portal 1 is laggy but still playable. I still managed to beat the game. Half Life 2 episode 2 is possibly even laggier ...
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Accidental Windows to Linux Overwrite

I wanted to install Linux for my system and was expecting it to dual-boot and I would have double OS in my system. But I ended up pressing the "Use Entire Disk..." option thing (Not 100% sure if ...
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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...
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Batch File - Delete Shortcut From ALLUSERS Desktop

In Vista/7, if I try to delete a shortcut using the following command -: del "%allusersprofile%\Desktop\MyShortcut.lnk" ...Windows sees this folder as empty and doesn't delete the file. The ...
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Automator for Vista [on hold]

Is a there a similar program for Vista like the Mac application Automator? Specifically I'm looking for a Vista app that can control timed clicks. For example, in Automator, I can specify which ...
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Vista won't recognize Kaspersky Pure 3.0 security software

My Vista 32 bit Windows security center won't recognize Kaspersky PURE 3.0 software and keeps turning off Windows Defender. I need help please.
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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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USB keyboard and mouse not responding in Windows Vista when the computer starts

I have this weird problem with a Windows Vista desktop PC. It uses a wired USB keyboard and mouse and they both worked perfectly for several years. Then all of a sudden one day the keyboard and the ...
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How can we search through the list of completed Windows updates?

After installing Windows update, Control Panel → Windows Update shows the update history review: (enlarged version) How can we do a "search" through this list? For example, I would like to ...
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Failing Windows Updates with Error Code 800719e4

On a number of Vista machines I have now come across the same error - when installing updates everything works fine, until it after it reboots and the rolls back during step 3. On all occasions ...
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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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“Stop running this script?” — is this legit?

I get this popup: It looks rather suspicious since it refers to "web browser" rather than a specific product, and doesn't offer any other details or identifying information. I've tried to figure ...
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Can't send e-mails from Outlook 2007

Ever since I re-installed Vista about a week ago, I can no longer send e-mails. They all get stuck in the Outbox. The error message reads "The connection to the server was interrupted" (error code ...
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How can we tell Windows to stay mute?

I usually mute my laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G, c.f. reviews) using the windows "volume control" as such: However, at times the laptop will unmute itself automatically. I'm suspecting it may be due to ...
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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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Vista 32bit Ultimate Shell Folder “Videos” disappeared

Forgive me if my terminology is not correct, I am referring to the special Blue folders in Vista which have an additional "Location" tab in their properties window. 500GB disk partitioned into C: ...
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QuarkXPress 8 on Vista

QuarkXPress 8 on Windows Vista does not open (after 5 years of opening). When I attempt to open it, a message appears, saying: This version of "XPress Preferences" is incompatible with this version ...
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NFS under Windows Vista

How to add a NFS device under Windows Vista?
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Duplicate folder identification/removal tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate file finder Is there a tool that can identify/manage duplicates at the directory level? I've tried using duplicate file removal software to weed out ...
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Can I DOS copy windows vista to a new Hard Drive?

I have a Lenovo IBM T60 laptop which I use for running my small business, the current hard drive is only 60gb and i want to copy/clone the entire current 60gb hard drive onto a new 250gb Hard drive, i ...
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Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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Create a Windows Image for Deployment

In my company we have 8 laptops that we use to deploy on the field. These machines get assigned to a user for a certain time and run Windows Vista. All the machines are the same model. After the ...
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Vista doesn't sleep - how do I diagnose?

Please note: I am not looking for a solution to the problem. I am looking for how I can get extra information to figure it out... give a man a fish, he's fed for a day. You know the rest. This is ...
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Windows Vista Won't Boot Dual Boot

Recently I tried to dual-boot my Windows Vista laptop. I stupidly moved the Windows partition a tiny bit to the right. Now the Windows bootloader is pointing to an empty part of the disk. How can I ...
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uTorrent Port Forwarding Issue

I have successfully forwarded the necessary port on my router, yet uTorrent still reports that the port is not open. The machine running uTorrent is an older box running Vista. UPNP has been ...
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How to automatically receive files in Skype Windows?

When I used Skype in Ubuntu 13, there was an option to automatically receive files from our contacts. There was a checkbox & I had to just check it & after that files will be automatically ...
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Do virtualisation snapshots confuse Windows Activation

I have a Vista guest running inside VirtualBox on an Ubuntu host. Suppose I take a snapshot, apply a patch, and then run the snapshot again (effectively the same as reverting the patch) am I likely ...
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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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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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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Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...
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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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Wireless connectivity cuts out after 20 mins when plugged into mains

Can someone help me. I'm running Windows Vista on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo PI 2530 laptop. Ever since I've had my laptop, 6 years now I've had an issue whereby the Wireless connectivity cuts out ...
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How to open the parent folder in a new window in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

In XP, control-click on the "up folder" icon opens the parent folder in a new Window. After much searching, I find no way to do this in Vista. It's easy to get to the parent folder, but not in a new ...
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Improving performance with a “virtual hard drive”

After reading this I am wondering if having an all virtual hard drive, if virtual hard drives even exist, with a single program on it would significantly improve that programs performance?
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Replace, not merge, folders when copying

In Windows Vista, when I try to move a folder to replace an existing folder, Vista asks me if I want to merge the folders or cancel. How do I get the old XP behavior where the old folder is just ...
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How can I disable the mouse scroll wheel in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, I have tried to set the setting 'the following number of lines at a time' to zero. I assumed my scroll wheel would not scroll anymore. But it still works. I'm trying to disable the ...
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How do I delete a folder where argument list is too long?

The folder I am trying to delete has sub folders and those sub folders have their child folders. So, it's a huge tree of folders. Please advise.
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Need help fixing MBR on 2K3/Vista multiboot Dell 620

Such a long story and pain in the butt... My customer has asked me to load 7 windows vista clients and 4 windows server 2K3 machines bare metal(because apparently VM's aren't good enough) on a Dell ...
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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 do I resolve this message from Vista when connecting to VPN: This connection requires an active Internet connection

The message seems bizarre because I can open web pages, tweet, IM, etc, but not connect to VPN. How do I resolve this?
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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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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 ...