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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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our school uses windows server 2003

I rebuilt a computer with the rebuilt dvd that they gave us, but now I need to add back the PC to the domain

how do I do this?

I tried something I was seeing on the internet but not sure what I was doing

see the attachment below to see the error message I am getting

how do I get past this error message

all I did was after I reimage the PC I right click on computer and properties and went into the settings where it asks me to use network id to change a domain and I was just putting in the info ???

was I supposed to add the PC on the server first before I try to do that???

How do i do that ???

how to get this onto the domain ???

this pc is Windows Vista

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Hello everyone,

I cleaned a windows Vista Pc for a client highly infected. After the cleaning is much faster and the client is very happy but often when he tries to open the Chrome Browser is receive an error : AW, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. Closing the apps and tabs that you don't need may help by making more memory available.

Any recommendation please ?

Thank you very much
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I see the requirements.


   1.  1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

   2.  1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  3.   16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

   4.  DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

We have 2.61 GHz, 3 GB ram, and plenty of disk space. I do not know if we have #4.

Is that enough for Windows 7 to run properly on a Vista system?
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hello,
I am helping a friend. He has an old pc running Vista. It's not running well, and he wants to reload Vista. The thing is, he doesn't have the media. However, there is a Microsoft sticker on the pc with the Vista product key. So is there a way to get Vista install media that would work with his product key?
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Good day guys,
                           I have a situation in a domain environment where the servers running Server 2003, I have 8 clients currently running Windows Vista. Recently I upgraded one machine from Vista to Windows 7 and got the error message about User profile Service failed the logon, user profile can't be loaded.  I check the profile list in the registry and notice no  registry Keys for roaming profiles. How can I fix this problem, what necessary steps are needed when upgrading machines on a network on a domain to ensure a smooth transition. Thanks
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System, hp pavilion notebook
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can i upgrade vista to Windows 10 ?
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I've got 10 win Vista machines to upgrade to 7.   One went perfectly.  The rest keep throwing "incompatible ntfs " messages and won't upgrade.   Running 'fsutil' shows all 9 as having ntfs ver.  3.0, not 3.1.

I really don't want to do 9 fresh installs with all the software and personalizations.  I can't find any way to convert the file system and have looked hard.  I read this morning that an xp pro setup will do that upgrade, so wonder if a dual boot setup might work, then nuke the xp folders and fix the BCD.  Any ideas??  I might add that the original profiles were all W2K, and over the years were moved to Vista.  HDs have been cloned with Western Digital software so the disks are now all less than 18 months old.  I don't know how Vista didn't install 3.1 but that's a mystery.   I did try the system image and restore trick onto a new 3.1 format but restoring the image made it a 3.0 again.  

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!
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Hi, The PC(Win7) was running a little longer time. Then it cannot boot up. After powering on, I can hear it is running, but screen is black all the time. I think it may be RAM or other parts have some issue. Any one can give some suggestion ? Thank you.
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Hi

Is VirtualBox without extension pack free for corporate use? If no please provide a source.

Thanks
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I left the house for 5 minutes and come back and there is a blue screen on my Vista Home Basic desktop. I could not take a screen shot and did not write down the whole message. It was related to memory in some way and said if you have never gotten this message before (we have not) then just restart your pc. If you get it again, then .......

Upon restart all browsers and tabs opened.

We had the same programs open as we always do all day long, same browsers, same websites, etc. nothing has changed.
Except this message. It was not the famous blue screen of death.

Anyone know why Vista had to shutdown for this "reason" for the first time ever though nothing has changed on our end?
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Something very weird with Windows Vista sharing.

I have 6 folders shared, but other computers can see only one.

When I stop the sharing on one of the folders and start it again, everything pops up and working.

Then again suddenly, it happens again where only one folder is being shared.
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I leave my computer on all the time, when I went to use my vista desktop computer yesterday with RAID 1, there was a Norton Pop-up on my screen stating, “Large amount of outbound data or traffic or something like that.)
At this point, I thought I would scan for viruses, and also thought I should update Norton's virus definitions first. After updating Norton's virus definitions, Norton wanted to reboot, I agree to the reboot, and when the computer started back up, that when it displayed a black screen with a working cursor and a popup that stated, “Windows Explorer has stopped working”

Here is a list of what I did next:

1.      I tried rebooting again and received the same error message, along with some other pop-up windows that said my dictionary was loaded, but this time I did a Ctrl+Alt+Del  which would also allow me to go to the task manager.  Once in Task manager, I went to new task and type CMD and type SFC/scannow. SFC found one file that needed to be replaced and successfully replaced. Once I rebooted I could see the windows vista welcome screen which I couldn’t see before.

2.      I rebooted again and use the F8 key and selected “Last known good configuration” which did not start; instead it started CHKDSK instead of “Last known good configuration." As it was running CHKDSK, it found a few issues, and then it froze. I had to do a power off to reboot.

3.      I did run CHKDSK again, and it found “The volume Bitmap is incorrect and windows also found problems with the …
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Hi Experts,

I have a Dell Studio laptop which was running Windows Vista then I upgraded to Windows 7 Professional, I upgraded all the drivers but noticed that the video will work fine and suddenly gets distortion and blurry. If it's blurry I just place the mouse on the icon that is blurry and it will look fine again, the same thing happen if I open a web page where all the corners will look blurry. I have updated the display adapter and it says it's up to date.
Please advise
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Trying to reset password on windows vista,

I booted with ERD and change the password with the locksmith , but it didn't work.

When I loaded the ERD again it said that some changes are made and after reset it will apply . I did reset a couple of times still isn't working.

How can I reset the password?
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I have a privacy screen which is making it someone difficult to see the screen .. I have already adjusted the monitor to full brightness and adjusted the contrast .. Is there a setting or tool I can use in windows to further increase the brightness?
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I have a Vista workstation that when I try to boot to Safe Mode, it reboots just when files are just about loaded.   It will boot to production mode but I cannot get to the internet.   When I try to run diagnostics it says to open Service Control Manager.   Services opens, but not sure what to look for.   I connected hard drive to another computer (as a slave drive) and ran Malwarebytes.   It found only low risk issues.  Any ideas what is causing these issues?
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On a Windows Vista machine whenever a user right-clicks on an item, such a My Computer or a command prompt, the circle/hour glass thing usually spins for about a minute before the object options such as Open, Rename, Properties, etc... open up.  That delay does not usually occur in WIndows XP or WIndows 7 and from any other versions of WIndows other than Vista.  Is there some way to get rid of that annoying delay and get it to show the object properties faster when right clicking on an object, perhaps by disabling an unneeded service or something ?   TIA,

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Thanks in advance for any guidance.


I have a client who has just moved, and for whom I reconnected everything charged with making it all work.  There are three PC's, 2 are Windows 7 Pro and one is Vista Pro.  One of the two Windows 7 PC's hold the company shared data, and the others have network shares to the shared data, located in the public folders of the PC.

After the move, the other PC's can no longer connect to the shared data. Network mapping to the shared/public data was impossible. All PC's are connecting wired to the same router/network. On each PC,  All sharing settings are Work and set properly to share.  The sharing PC can 'See" and connect to shares on the other two, but Neither can 'See" or connect to the sharing PC.  They are all on the same Workgroup. Also, the shariing PC and the Windows 7 PC that can't establish a map are on the same HOME Group.

 This is what is truly confusing... :   When looking to the network adapter settings, the the two PC's trying to connect are connected to LAWNET-2.4, which is  the name of the wireless network, though the connection is confirmed as only wired. The network to which the sharing PC is connected is something else which I can't remember, but I will update as soon as I look again in the AM (business is closed).  I strongly suspect that this might be the crux of the issue.

I've spent three hours trying to figure this out, to no avail.


Any hints would be welcome to solve this frustratingly strange issue. …
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What do I do for a chkdsk error when booting?
It tells me that it need to be checked for errors. But then it tells me that chkdsk can not be completed due to a change made by a recent installed program. Please run system restore.  Error 766f6c756d655e63 3ft
When I try to run system restore that fails.
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G'day all,

I have a client who unfortunately has a Windows Vista machine. Its old, but they are comfortable with and until recently it was working alright. It uses Norton 360 Premier as AV.

Now the issue is some what hard to explain. But basically some website pictures load fine, others don't. The problem websites for this particular computer is: http://www.realestate.com.au and http://www.reiwa.com.au. Sometimes the websites load up and then stop, as if there is a time out. Other times the browser cannot seem to find it. Complains of a time out issue.

Other websites like google images show the images fine.

List of things I've done:

- Removed any programs that the client doesn't recognize (or me).
- Ran Malwarebytes
- Ran Spybot
- Ran CC Cleaner
- Removed all Temporary Internet Files
- Reset all settings on IE
- Reset the network adapter
- Ran the diagnose on the network - nothing found
- Ping works fine to any hostname I've tried
- Installed the latest Java
- Installed Adobe Flash
- Installed Adobe Reader
- All Windows Updates installed (except for 3 bloatware)
- Ran CMD prompt elevated with the following commands:
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
ipconfig /flushdns
sfc /scannow
- Manually set the DNS to 8.8.8.8
- I've tested both IE and Firefox each time I make a change
- I've tested in Safe Mode and no joy
- I've restarted multiple times through out any given change

One thing…
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I just got off the phone with a Schwab representative. We are having an intermittent total loss of data on their trading program though we are not using any of our system resources as we are using their server in the cloud. The only resource we are using is our browser even if we close the browser. The trading program is still using the closed browser to access the cloud.

So, we were told the #1 thing to try is to switch from Chrome to FF. They said Google for some unknown reason is going to stop supporting all plugins and add-ons by September and have nothing but a naked browser. They have stopped or are going to stop letting 90% (+) of the world's computer to be able to use Java and Google Chrome.
Nothing will work with Chrome around September of this year.

Anyone know why a company trying to make money and who should want every person in the world to use their browser is taking such action?

Any Schwab traders who can test the program on their system for the issues we are having?
We are told that our system has zero to do with the issue. It's the browser or some ISP issue between our city and the server that sends us to the cloud. If it is the ISP or issues along the way we have no options as our service provider is the only one in our county. A new computer won't help since all we need is a browser. They suggest that FF is the best of the three (IE, Chrome, FF) though the reviews you see say that Chrome is the best and fastest.

Our data feed worked perfect …
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Our InstallShield setup has always installed "per-user," but we found it behaves differently in new OS's (Win7, Win8, Win Server 2008 and 2012) while it's fine in old OS's (WinXP, Vista, Win Server 2003). We'd like it to work on all OS's, though we are least concerned about XP.

The setup's ALLUSERS property is blank, which does a per-user on the old OS's. But in the new OS's, can install per-machine.

If I set ALLUSERS to 2, and MSIINSTALLPERUSER to 1, it installs per-user on new OS's, but now per-machine in old OS's. (This is because the old ones can't understand MSIINSTALLPERUSER due to old Windows Installers, so they only deal with ALLUSERS, and with that value, it does per-machine.)

How can our setup install "per-user" for all OS's?
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Seems like a trivial thing to set up, but frustrated how long I keep trying this without success.  I have two  machines in my garage, both with Vista Ultra SP1, both are accessed using TightVNC client.  The access utility has the same Options and Configuration settings.  Just to make sure I always know which machine I am looking at I put a JPG file on each, one the number "5" and one the number "3."  I selected 5.JPG as background for machine 5 with no problems.  When I do the same for machine 3 it looks fine, but when I kill the VNC connection and log back in the 3.JPG is not used, instead the solid color background I started with.
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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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