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How can I mix and map sound channels in Windows?

The built-in windows mixer, which can be accessed through Volume Control, allows users to change the output volumes of individual applications. I would like something similar but with additional ...
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How do I make sure the print dialog settings are reset when Adobe Reader is closed?

we operate a printshop. several terminals (winvista+ms-steadystate). set up from 1 image. lots of users and files daily. when a user leaves a terminal and quits adobe reader, strangley on some(!) ...
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Why is Windows claiming Vista is counterfeit after installing updates?

We've purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC from a local Wal-Mart a few years ago. Upon our first boot, we were asked to create recovery discs of Windows Vista because the manufacturer did not ...
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unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
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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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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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how to delete temporary asp.net files at once

I am trying to delete temporary asp.net files from C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files and some folders get deleted but for some folders I have to open each folder ...
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How do I create a Dell Utility Partition on new hard drive?

Installed new HD on Dell Vista PC with RAIDd 0 configuration. I cannot boot from the Dell Reinstallation Windows VISTA DVD. Getting message that there's no Dell Utility partition, which was wiped with ...
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Internet access dies on one of the computers in a home LAN a few minutes after rebooting the router

There is a desktop computer on my network that is giving me headaches right now. I have a fiber/LAN broadband access with a dedicated LAN port outlet in the wall. From there I have a Ethernet cable ...
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How to open files (music, videos) from FTP directly from Explorer ( Windows Vista)

I have two computers. On the first I have Debian and on the second I have Windows Vista. I've set up vsftpd in Debian and connected to it from Vista. I'm browsing the FTP directory from Windows ...
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What is a “loader flag” in Windows?

I was following the accepted solution to the following SuperUser question, which recommends the use of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to apply the RunAsInvoker fix: Prevent elevation ...
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Cannot install anything on Vista Home Premium 32-bit with SP-2, Will I be able to upgrade to Windows 7

I can not install important updates. Anything I download will not install. Error message is that Windows Installer Services cannot be accessed. This can occur if installer is not correctly ...
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I m not able to start eclipse classic version 4.2 on Windows Vista

I m new to android development. After I click to launch eclipse it shows an error: "An error has occurred. See the log file D:\JAVA\workspace.metadata.log." When I checked log file it says (I m ...
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Cannot Enable Integration Features on VPC on a Domain

Hi I'm running virtual Windows Vista within Windows 7 Pro. In order to do copy and paste between the two OS's I click Tools/Enable Integration Features in the VPC. It brings up a login box with: ...
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Replace an OEM recovery partition from Windows Vista, with one from now-upgraded Windows 7?

I have a recovery partition from Windows Vista, and I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Can I create from Windows 7 a new recovery partition? Also, would this be legitimate (legal)? The laptop only ...
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Bridging connections between two wireless notebooks

My apartment has a very weak public WiFi signal. my vista notebook is not connecting to this public WiFi, it says signal is weak, while my win7 notebook does connect and is working OK, so i wanted to ...
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How to make a subst a USB drive appear as a local (non-removable) drive?

I have a set of USB drives (e.g. WD My Book) with different test data sets in different directories. I need to mount these directories as a drive letter. To accurately test the behavior, this drive ...
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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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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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Multi Monitor setup goes crazy after locking/unlocking Vista machine

My Vista Business machine, running Ultramon, has three monitors attached. When I lock the machine, the monitor layout stays correct. When I unlock it, I watch as all my screens flicker (as they are ...
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Under Windows is there a way for an admin to copy a limited account password from one machine to another?

I the admin of a home network with "home" version of Windows Vista and Windows 7. A Vista machine downstairs is connected to a printer. Now for other machines to access the printer, I understand that ...
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Couple of problems with REG ADD command

I'm trying to edit Windows Registry through Command Line for some reasons, and I'm having a problem with REG Add Command. First of all: REG ADD "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\" /t REG_SZ /v ...
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Windows Vista System Restore 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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Install Gravis gamepad pro (gameport) in Windows Vista

I have a Gravis gamepad pro with a Creative gameport connection and try to install this gamepad in Windows Vista but have failed so far. After some work the gameport on the sound card has been ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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VirtualBox E_OUTOFMEMORY

I've tried running both 4.2.14 and 4.2.16 on Windows Vista Home Premium, SP 2 (64 bit). Shortly after starting a freshly-installed VirtualBox, I get a Failed to load the global GUI configuration ...
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How do I Display Message on Vista when Battery is Low?

I use Vista, on a laptop, but when the battery is low or critical it doesn't display a message or a sound, it just craps out. I read somewhere that the whole not-sound-playing is by design!?!? http://...
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Computer Powers Down During Sleep Mode

I'm currently running a computer with Windows Vista SP2 that has begun turning itself off when it enters sleep mode. Memtest has had no failures SFC /scannow has had no failures Microsoft Security ...
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Why is SP1 for Vista not offered by Windows Update?

I am dealing with an OEM computer by FSC with Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I run winver to check the version and it says it's 6.0 build 6000. If SP2 was to be installed it would say build 6002. And yes, ...
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Vista 32 Stop Error 0x000000B4: Video Driver Failed to Initialize. Is there hope?

Looking around on th internets, it's looking like the only option I have left is format and reinstall, which is something I'm REALLY trying to avoid. The machine has alot of activated software from a ...
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Can't control brightness on Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista

I just did a fresh Windows Vista install on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J and all the drivers are there, but the control for the brightness adjustment is gone. When I tried to run the Vaio Power Management ...
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Outlook certificate error and separate send/receive error

I run a laptop with Vista 32bit and MS Office 2010. Outlook has two profiles, both configured as POP3/SMTP and neither go through an exchange server. Recently, one of the mail servers (hosted with ...
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Re-establish route to localhost on Windows Vista

route -f How do you re-establish a route to localhost after this? I can re-establish connections to the Internet via wireless using route add {wirelessgateway} {wirelessip} if {wirelessif} route add ...
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Copy/paste and Ethernet controller not working in Vista

Note: I might have given to much information, but better to much than too little. I am Dutch, and my installation of Windows Vista 32bit is Dutch, so some program names have been translated literally. ...
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Pasting into Vista console windows broke, why?

I use Windows Vista x64 and regularly use command line windows, for instance CMD.EXE. I have enabled QuickEdit Mode (and Insert Mode and AutoComplete), to be able to quickly copy and paste text from ...
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USB Power off on shut down or Eject

Done quite a bit of searching and found lots more questions but so far no answers. I need to shut down power to a USB hard drive when the computer shuts down. I understand why Vista and Windows 7 both ...
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Add Windows Vista to the grub menu

I had Windows Vista installed on my computer and created a partition to install Fedora 15. I chose the option to install fedora on any free space, so it should have installed on the empty partition. ...
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Catalyst Control Center host application has stopped working…

I just had to use system restore because of a nasty virus. Now I have everything running nicely again except that I keep getting a message saying that (read topic) I can't even open the control ...
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Lock volume on Mixer in Windows Vista

I have an application that keeps turning its volume inside the Windows mixer to 1, is there a way to either lock the volume at a certain level, or disable the mixing completely? Its driving me insane.
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NetWork Intrusion Attack: MSSQL.worm.helkern attempting to attack local port 1434 from IP address 94.188.21.147?

I was on the internet the other just finishing up a project for work and I saw my internet security saying network attack intrusion and I read about some of it but I can't fully understand the full ...
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Word: “Save As” does not save to current folder?

I open my customer.docx from a very nested folder. I make some changes and then I want to save the changed file as customer_response.docx in the same nested folder. That is, I want to have the ...
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How to reverse the buttons' click order on one mouse in a dual mice setup?

I use two mice, one on each side of the keyboard. I would like to swap the effect of the mice buttons so each is mirrored. Changing the click effect in the options does it for both mice at the same ...
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Bizzare driver(?) [uwtiruog.sys] causes sporadic BSOD - possible malware infection

I have laptop here that was infected with malware. I cleaned it but the performace is still not 100%. I tried following instructions on Bleepingcomputer and TechGuy to check for hidden malware/rootkit ...
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Can't return from standby mode when machine goes to timed sleep

Dell XPS M1530 running Vista SP1. Recent problem. When machine automatically enters standy, it will not resume. even after a hard reset. A brief power light and then nothing but fan noise. Black ...
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Issue connecting Vista Toshiba laptop to Airport Extreme Wifi - but a Windows 7 Dell connects fine

I have a Toshiba L355D-S7815 laptop. I also have a Dell Latitude E6400. The Toshiba is running Windows Vista Home Edition and has all current patches applied. The Dell is running Windows 7 ...
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Reboot Emachines D620 (Vista) to factory default without using alt + f10 partition

I recently have had my computer repaired as it had hardware problems and it was working fine but for some reason it has started being unresponsive and extremely slow. I decided to try to reboot the ...
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Limited connectivity on Windows Vista but Internet still works?

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I have my PC connected to a Belkin Router via an Ethernet cable. My network icon in the system tray shows an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle. When I ...
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Laptop not powering down when lid is closed, but when lid is opened

Currently when I close the lid of my Acer laptop running Windows Vista, the laptop does not power down; however, when I open the lid it does. When looking at the power settings it is set to power down ...
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No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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Top/left edges of screen, in Virtualbox, act like bottom/right edges

I have Virtualbox running on Windows Vista, and Debian running inside Virtualbox. Everything's running great, for the most part. Everything looks correct. But when I'm in full-screen mode, the top ...

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