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Windows Vista is an operating system created by Microsoft as the successor to Windows XP. It was intended for PCs, workstations and laptops, and shares the same code base as its successor, Windows 7. New features included an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called Windows Search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display subsystems, and new multimedia tools. Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. Windows Vista included version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.

Hello everyone, a friend asked to upgrade her vista to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. I only have done upgrade to Windows 7 and they were successfully and the computer was even faster. Any recommendation anyone would like to give me before I try to upgrade her old vista to a Windows 8? Aslo, if she has a 32bit computer running vista, can I upgrade it to a 64bit Windows 8 or 8.1?
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This particular webpage could only be viewed using IE. On our Vistas system. Now the page will not load. We have tried it multiple times over the weeks.
We have tried Opera, FF, and Chrome and no luck.
We can see all account information on all browsers. But when we click on additional services and rewards and account detail we can not see the next page. It's too large for the screen. There is no scroll bar at the bottom.
We have called the bank and talked to their tech support. They say call the third party that handles the rewards. No luck at all.
We have tried different resolutions as well as the setting top right between the - and the red x.

Our rewards point total is off the right side of the page. We could see it weeks ago but only with IE. Now we can not as the page will not load. Some typical IE error.

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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend who is using an aging Dell Windows Vista laptop, that she has a strong emotional bond with... one might argue a strong, illogical emotional bond with... anyhoo, it has been intermittently producing the dreaded blue screen of death of late, and so I copied the Minidump files from her machine, which I attach now, and I am hoping one of you can analyze the Minidump file to determine why the BSOD is being generated.

Though I am grateful for any help, I would respectfully ask for a specific analysis of the Minidump, rather than just general security & maintenance advice, so that I can tackle the issue directly.

Many thanks in advance,

Zovoth
Mini030716-01.dmp
Mini030616-01.dmp
Mini030516-04.dmp
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I'm trying to clean all the malware off a computer (MalwareBytes found 4900 infected objects!) and I'm running into a problem. When I go into Programs and Features, I see about 100 different programs but only 11 of them have an Uninstall option when I click on them.

The OS is Windows Vista which is bad enough. :)

Is there a way to get the uninstall option back for these various pieces of software (most of which are malware of some sort)?
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Hi experts, on my Windows Vista desktop, I've got some very big files in that folder - 4 of them totaling about 90 gigs. They all have filenames like TMP00001E8E27CE727F57BDCEC3AEF and so forth. What are these files for? Are they okay to delete? I have about 250 gigs of free space on my HD and I wouldn't mind that other 90.

Thanks!
    Shawn
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Hi
   
Till Windows 8.1, I was used to remove botware from a new OEM client before delivering to the customer. My question now with Windows 10 can I reinstall all clients with the Media Creation Tool? I tried to reinstall a Tablet and it could not be activated after.
   
Many thanks in advance
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We have Vista which has Windows Mail, not to be confused with Windows Live Mail.
As we consider Windows 10, how do we migrate the several hundred e-mails we have in our Windows Mail program?
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Not getting the option press key to boot to cd

I changed the boot order etc

How to fix
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I have a customer with a Vista Business (32-BIT) PC. He needs to update some software which in turn needs .NET 4.0.

I cannot get .NET 4.0 to install (including the offline installer), and upon further inspection, Windows Updates are not working either.

When trying to check for Windows Updates, a dialog opens and reads Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer. - the BITS, Windows Update and Cryptographic services are all running, and the PC has been restarted.

In the application event log there is an error from CAPI32 - Event ID 257 - The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -583. - I have stopped the Cryptographic services, renamed C:\Windows\system32\catroot2 to catroot2.old then restarted the service. Catroot2 is NOT being recreated.

I have stop Windows Updates, renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old and restarted the service.

I have run sfc /scannow (one file, C:\Windows\system32\tcpmon.ini is reported as corrupt)

Chkdisk reports no errors.

Running the Microsoft FixIt tool for Windows Updates shows NOT FIXED against "Problems installing recent updates"

I have also update the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver to the latest available version for Vista.

I am now at a loss.
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They are:
superantispyhware.exe
Support-LogMeInRescue.exe
NPE.exe  (Norton Power Eraser)
NRnR.exe (Norton Remove and Reinstall)

I thought I had a general problem with all .EXE files and ran exefix_vista.reg.
I can open Word.exe and MalWareBytes.exe OK.
I downloaded and installed, updated, and ran Microsoft Security Essentials.

Of the four files that won't run, the first two just blink and then nothing, the second two, the norton ones, open a transparent window with just a frame around it and the window name at the top.

I've tried erasing the Norton Suite in Programs and Features, but nothing happens.

Any help much appreciated.

Ron Hicks
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I need to know if there is anyway to uninstall windows 10 (which was installed from a cd and not a upgrade). The user had vista on it. He needs to go back to vista. The windows.old folder is still there. He has programs that will not work with windows 10.
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I am redoing my computer lab in school and a friend told me to save time just install the windows and user accounts and printers etc on 1 pc and then make an Image of that one pc and do it on all and that way in maybe 5 minutes you finish with a pc??

How to do this and what software you recommend??
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Can someone send be it please or the link??
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Windows Update won't run "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I've tried restarting. I've tried the steps here https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/971058 but quite a few of the reregisters fail. Running out of options?!
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I'm using Windows 7 since its release. Today It has to be, in my opinion, one of the best OS' by Microsoft from XP.

Today 7 is like XP to me.

I really don't want to upgrade unless I have too. I'd prefer security and reliability then looks. I remember when Vista came out. how terrible it was.

I'd like to try the new Panoramic themes from Microsoft, however they only work with Windows 10 not Windows 7.

Is it worth upgrading to Windows 10? What do you guys and gals think?
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One client I support have one Windows 7 user and four Vista users on a peer to peer network.

One of the Vista users has a problem in that every few weeks she will lose all the days emails. All emails in fact as she deletes all emails once read. All the current emails just disappear.

It is on an IMAP server and there are no emails on the mail server.

Any ideas.
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For EE purpose I have set up an POP3 account and the same account as IMAP in my home Outlook 2010.
My home machine has been upgraded from Vista to W8 and then W10. Pre migration it worked great. After migration IMAP does no longer get sync'd, unless I click on an IMAP folder.

IMAP is set up to transfer header info only, and is part of a Send/Receive Group performing regular polling. Both EE accounts are in the same group.

in my office I've the same account setup, but Outlook is using Exchange as primary account. (On home the EE POP3 account is not the main account either). IMAP is sync'd without issues there. I'm running W7.

I don't think it is related to the OS, but who knows?
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Seems simple, but I'm stumped.

Network consists of
Linksys router
1 win Vista PC  (Machine name a)
1 Win 7 PC (Machine name B)
1 copier / scanner

for years now, the copier scanner could send scans to either machine (to shares called \\a\scans and \\b\scans).  Now 'something' happened and the scan to the B machine stopped working.

Some checking came up with these things:

From machine A, I can ping the B machine & access shares by IP address ONLY.  Pinging B by name gets 'ping request could not find host B

This I think are key:  2 different errors in the problem machine B system event log:

Source NetBT
Event ID 4321
Message:      
The name "WORKGROUP      :1d" could not be registered on the interface with IP address 192.168.1.116. The computer with the IP address 192.168.1.1 did not allow the name to be claimed by this computer.

and

source NetBT
Event ID 4319
Message:
Message:      
A duplicate name has been detected on the TCP network.  The IP address of the computer that sent the message is in the data. Use nbtstat -n in a command window to see which name is in the Conflict state.

Running that command on the problem machine gets:

C:\Windows\system32>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

Bluetooth Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.116] Scope Id: []

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Dear Experts, I have an older HP Windows Vista computer that a friend of mine wasn't using and gave to me a few months ago. Everything works okay, except that the hard drive on it is constantly cranking away on something, all day all night. I look at the processes running and don't see what it could be that's running in the background so much. It's starting to drive me bonkers frankly - all that clattering. Is this a Windows Vista thing? If so, no wonder nobody liked that OS. Can whatever background process it is, be safely stopped?

Thanks!
    Shawn
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a friend has a laptop that came with vista preinstalled HP entertainment model -Vista Home
he also received an upgrade licence for it
now - after years - the laptop becomes slow, and he wants to re-install windows 7
of course, the factory restore takes him back to Vista

how can he get windows 7 upgrade again ?
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Hi experts, a friend of mine gave me his old unused Windows Vista computer a few months ago. I just went to do a normal reboot here a minute ago and by mistake clicked on the "Lock Computer" button that is right next to the reboot button. Now the thing says it's locked and me nor my buddy know the old password he used for it. So I'm stuck. I just left the screen as is and didn't touch anything. Can I just power off and power on and it should come back into normal mode? This computer never needs a password - whenever I reboot it just comes right up with no entering of a password required.

Thanks!
   Shawn
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I have an office that has Lync (skype for business ) installed on all of them , one computer has windows vista, is there a way to install one of the versions of Lync on it so it will work or I have to upgrade to windows 7, 8 , 10...?
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Keep Getting this blue screen how do I fix this??
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EE,

We are re-imaging three of our office PCs, all of which have MS Office 2003 Standard Edition.  I have valid licenses for all of our PC software, so I don't want to do anything illegal, but we need an image to install MS Office 2003 and which will allow us to continue using our product licenses.

Any Suggestions?

Rojosho
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hello

i am reinstalling an older Compaq NX9420 laptop - 4 GB ram
with a 320 GB disk drive
and Vista business 32 bit; no SP - yet
all is ok - all drivers are installed - no errors in device manager

However -  i cannot get on the internet (page can not be displayed)
but when i check windows updates, these are working and installing ok (hundreds)

i tried stopping the Anti-Virus (panda), lowering safety settings
ipconfig showed first media disconnected  -  or no gateway address

what can be the cause?  old internet explorer (7) ?  or do i need further downloads ?
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Windows Vista

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Windows Vista is an operating system created by Microsoft as the successor to Windows XP. It was intended for PCs, workstations and laptops, and shares the same code base as its successor, Windows 7. New features included an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called Windows Search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display subsystems, and new multimedia tools. Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. Windows Vista included version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.

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