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

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Scan to PDF software for Windows? [on hold]

What's the best software to use to scan documents direct to a multi-page PDF. I want to scan a series of sheets directly to a PDF file with as little manual intervention as possible. Software must ...
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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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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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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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“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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Trouble installing Visual Studio 2010 on Windows Vista

I'm currently using genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, and tried installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, however the installation setup reports a hindrance asking me to install Windows Vista Service ...
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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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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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Been trying to fix this for months now [duplicate]

Before anyone says anything about piracy: I purchased a laptop with Windows Home Premium installed so it IS legal for me to download a copy as a backup since I have a legit windows CD key. I have a ...
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Is there any way to use a USB flash memory drive as computer RAM? [duplicate]

Someone told me that he can improve the computer speed by increasing the size of RAM using a USB flash memory drive. I just want to know how that might be possible.
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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 automatically make my PC sleep and wake up?

I have a laptop back home with Windows Vista installed. I want my computer to fall asleep automatically at 01:30 AM and wake up at 06:30 AM. I have tried a lot, but making a .bat file which makes it ...
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Options for high speed data transfer between two computers

What are my options for quickly transferring a large amount of data (videos, pictures, PDFs etc) between two computers? Currently I have to copy from the first computer to an external hard drive, and ...
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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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Virtual PC 2007 USB floppy disk drive support

On my copy of Windows Vista I downloaded Virtual PC 2007. And I was wondering, does Virtual PC 2007 support a USB floppy drive? I don’t have my hands on a OS, but when I insert a disk with my USB FDD ...
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Double-clicking issue after installing Windows update KB3013455

Let me start off by saying that I do not install anything on this workstation, except Windows updates (which I should probably stop doing as well after I fix this issue). The unrelated problem started ...
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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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What is the Purpose of these ETILQS files and can I delete them?

I have noticed that as of late, firefox (on my Vista machine) is creating a lot of etilqs files in my C:\Windows\Temp directory. Generally (as I understand it) these are supposed to be small ...
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Is it possible to use a storage disk (such as a USB drive) as RAM?

My motherboard (HP Pavilion s3000y) only supports 2GB of RAM max. Which means that I can only allocate 1GB for running VMs, and applications that use a lot of RAM are slow (such as games and Visual ...
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Group Policy editor and settings [duplicate]

I am looking to setup the following on a vista home premium and windows 7 home premium, they are standalone and not connected to a server. Audit Administrator Activity Audit Invalid Access Attempts ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by ...
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How can I find out whether my Windows is 32bit or 64 bit?

How can I find out whether my install of Windows (specifically XP and Vista) is either 32 or 64 bit? Additionally, how can I find out if my hardware will support a 64 bit operating system?
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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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“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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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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Consequences of turning off computer during Windows Vista update (“Do not turn off your computer”)?

My system has been stuck at "Configuring updates" for about an hour with the percentage stuck at 25%. If I do a hard reboot, what are the likely and worst-case consequences?
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realtek PCIe GBE network adapter slow on windows vista

I'm getting 69mbps down and 500 mbps up on a 1gbps link using onboard realtek PCIe network adapter and Windows Vista 64-bit. I suspect it's a driver problem, because: snooping the connection with ...
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Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...
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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 cannot format the Drive

I had Windows Vista installed in my laptop about 4 years ago. I had no problems, until last month when the Video driver failed to initialize. I tried a repair, trying to load the driver from the ...
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No icon on my computer anywhere in Windows Vista sp2 points to netbeans

After performing a system-restore in Windows Vista SP2, I am in a scenario where NetBeans IDE is installed on my computer, but there is no icon anywhere that points to it. NetBeans does not even show ...
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Terrible font rendering in some applications but not others

I'm not sure what's changed, but all Windows updates are done, and all browsers are fully up to date. Chrome 40, Firefox 35, Opera 27. This is what my fonts look like at the moment: I have ...
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computer freezes 5 - 10 minutes after boot

I am running Windows Vista, for 3 years I have had no problems, not one. Now - after the second reformat I have ever done on it, it freezes after a seemingly random amount of time after boot. It ...
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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 change resolution on Vista when it keeps booting to an unsupported resolution?

I have a Vista machine that used to be hooked up to a widescreen monitor, I moved and no longer have the monitor and planned to just hook it up to my widescreen TV's VGA input jack. I can see the ...
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How to backspace the characters in the cmd buffer?

If we use command prompt to run short scripts as such: C:\php> php.exe <?php echo 'test'; ?> , the output would be displayed directly in the command prompt: test ^C C:\php> So ...
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KVM With Black Screen

So I've recently picked up a KVM switch. Installed it, mouse and keyboard work fine. But now I have a black screen. I can unhook and go straight to my video card with no problem, but nothing out of ...
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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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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 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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How can I view my webcam in vista?

I have a cheep Logitech webcam that works fine in Skype and flash applications. In windows xp I could open the webcam in my computer and view though it and save pictures. Does Vista do that as well? ...
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Take webcam photos with Vista [duplicate]

On XP I could take photos with my webcam in „My Computer”. In Vista, this option seems to be lost. How do I take photos in Vista without installing additional software?
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview from un-activated Windows 7?

I wanted to try out Windows 10 from one of my computers currently running Windows Vista. I'm pretty sure that Windows 10 is a free upgrade (that comes with a product key?) from Windows 7, and I have ...
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How to enable or disable USB ports on a Windows Vista PC?

How can we enable or disable USB ports on a PC running Windows Vista? I have 6 USB ports; 2 in front and 4 at the back. Is it possible to disable the front USB ports and enable 4 ports at the back?
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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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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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I installed win vista home, need to switch to win vista pro with no data loss

I installed windows vista home yesturday and just finished installing and configuring a bunch of programs. I went to go activate windows and it said my product key was for windows vista pro, not home. ...
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Installing Windows to a disk before installing in a computer

I'm just wondering if this is possible because it would make life a bit easier if it was. I have a friend that desperately needs to re-install windows after several years of use to restore some ...
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What does oiffoFraApp mean when it says its an add on but not available and what is it?

I found this on my computer (windows vista 32 bit) where it has all the listed add on's running without permission and this oiffofraApp is listed and says it cant be removed and doesn't show where ...
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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 ...