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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.

I would like to have Windows explorer and any application that has a "FIle, Open" command to permanently have the same "view".

For example:

I want to display the items always in "Detail" view.

I want the column: "Name" to be 4 inches wide.  
I want the column(s): "Date Modified", "Size" and "Type" to each be 2 inches wide.

What do I need to do, to make this permanent?
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I had to reformat my hard drive and install Microsoft Windows Vista Business.

The problem, is that I have to constantly hit the maximize button on every screen that opens.

I want all windows to always open in maximize view.

Is there a setting I need to change?
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Hi,

After a clone from one disk to another when boot windows 7 I had to run the repair boot. Was to start normally, but after connecting a second hard left to start again. I Startup Repair again but still does not boot. However if i have the windows 7 cd in the drive it reads the CD and then boot to the disc normally, so I assume it has something to do with the boot. There will be some utility to repair the boot in this case since the reparation of the boot in windows does not work?
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I asked this a couple months ago, not sure if I got this one question answered :
What causes this error/issue?

This computer is configured to require a password in order to start up.  Please enter the Startup Password below.
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Got a 2nd laptop encounter this.
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Thanks
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a program aabarsvc.exe keeps trying to run from PUP.optional.mindspark
How can I rid my system of this problem
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Hello,
My wife has Vista on her home computer.  I have tried to make it faster by removing cookies, checking for viruses, but this has not helped.  I got two easy questions.
What else could I clean up to make Vista faster?
On a computer with Vista, could I upgrade to Windows7, or possibly the latest MS OS?  Will this make the computer faster?

PS - Once again, I do not see the points?
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I am soooo frustrated with MicroSoft right now! A customers machine had a problem with the Hard Drive, I backed up data, did a low level format of the drive. He had Vista Ultimate Upgrade, so I installed a temp copy of Vista Home Prem, and then from Windows ran the upgrade.

Everything worked fine. I bypassed activating for the moment, and got Data transferred.

I'm getting ready to take the machine back, I attempted to activate. It comes up with an error saying I can't activate because the key is for an Upgrade not a Full Version! I went round and round with MicroSoft. Even though the copy checks out, their only solution was for me to either pay $99 for another Vista Ultimate, or $149 for the Tech to logon to my computer and modify some registry keys!

So, I'm pleading! Does anyone know what the registry keys are to change so the OS thinks it's an Upgrade instead of a Full Version?
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Hello,

We are getting ready to deploy a Windows 2012 Essentials server replacing a Windows 2003 SBS.  

I noticed that several workstations are running Windows Vista Business.  Will I be able to join these machines to the 2012 Essentials Server?  I know it is not fully supported.  

Please advise.

Regards,
Real-Timer
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I'm trying to bring an XP Pro PC up to Win 7 without losing my programs.  Before installing Win 7, I have to install Vista because Win 7 will not upgrade my XP and maintain my settings (according to the Win 7 installer).  When trying to install the Vista upgrade it does the compatibility check and says I have to uninstall Powershell.  Exact message "Close Windows installation, go to Programs, and uninstall the following programs:
Windows PowerShell".  First I uninstalled Powershell 2.0 which I found in my Add / remove programs.  The install gave exact message.  I tried removing all references to Powershell from registry and restarted PC.  Still received same message during install.  I read somewhere that Powershell came from XP's Service Pack 3 so I uninstalled SP3 and restarted my PC  Still no luck.  Does anybody have any ideas on how I can get this Vista upgrade past the Powershell compatibilty message?  Your help is much appreciated.
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Anyone got a link ?
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Due to the ransom virus I re-installed Vista on a client's computer.

I had no issue connecting to the internet via my wireless network but they got the error message - error dns_prob_finished_no_internet.  They connected their to their modem/router via Ethernet so they could access the internet and I could troubleshoot remotely.  We are connected to the modem/router wirelessly but only get a "Local Only" connection.  They say they are able to connect their phones to the wireless network.  This is also a new modem/router - CenturyLink Zyxel C1000z.  This is what I have done to try and remedy the situation -

I had them do a power cycle on the modem/router
Removed their old wireless network and re-added
Tried these commands - netsh int ip set dns then netsh winsock reset
Diagnosed the wireless through Wireless Network Connection Status - Automatically get new IP address and reset the network adapter - message - neither fixed the problem.  Tried a power cycle again
Both IPv4 and IPv are set on automatic
Tried suggestion to put 8.8.8.8 in the box that says perferred DNS server, didn't work

I really appreciate your input and assistance.
Mags
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hello,

I formatted a HP pavilion to original factory. It runs VIsta. The laptop is great and fast but when I try to install adobe reader I receive the following message : Some files that need to be updated are currently in use .

How can I solve this problem please.

thank you
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Not Windows Live Mail but Windows Mail.

Issues started last week.

When the program is opened > start > email, the program opens and there are 3 windows as seen in screen shot #1.

The window beneath the login window is trying to check for new messages but can not because login is not complete.
In the 2nd image you see I have entered the user name and password and clicked on ok and then Windows Mai will check for new messages and that window should close and not stay open or re-open. It should check for new messages in the background and invisible. Until the next boot when login is required again. This is done so only those with a password can access the mail box. I removed the user name from the screen shot.

Then image 3 shows that the "new message window" remains open after it checks for new messages. This is not normal. That window should close.

This started only late last week.

The window can be closed by clicking on "hide" but that action is not normally needed. What has changed not sure. There have been no recent Windows updates, two Malwarebyte scans found nothing and nothing was found by Trend Micro. But some change to Windows Mail.

A new symptom just noticed today is that when a message in the delete box is deleted, there is no sound. The sound settings are correct.
This is a secondary problem, we can live with no sound upon deletion of messages in the delete box. It has stopped in the past for no reason and then clears itself up. there is …
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I have a VIsta 64bit pc that will not utter a peep other than some beeps at system start up. I have checked for the l have checked for the latest drivers, uninstalled and re installed the built in card. I even installed an add on sound card. Still no sound. I need some ideas or direction.
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Last night we went to EE and another site and did this by clicking on links in an e-mail. We were logged in to both sites.

Then today, we bootup and click on links to EE and the other site and we are not logged in.

What setting in Firefox is causing this?

We ran a scan with Malwarebytes and it came up empty.

Are tracking cookies involved in any way and FF might be deleting those on pc shutdown?
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I have a virtual machine running Windows Vista.  I need to upgrade to Windows 7.  But it looks like the only thing available is Windows 8.1, which I definitely don't want.

Any ideas where I can purchase the Windows 7 upgrade?  I only need the basic version.
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Ive to go to a customer later who has this.

Its been a while since Ive seen this, might be an xp PC Im not sure.

Ways around it / to fix it ?
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I am using windows 8.1 ( a VMware virtual machine). On occasions, the screen is obscured by an irritating message on the screen as shown below.
I don't have a touch screen so I am unable to get rid of the message.
Is there a way to disable  touch-screen functionality in Windows 8.1 so that I don't get these annoying messages which obscure the screen.

Thanks,

Roger

Screen-shot
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Customers laptop, Ive yet to see it.

Any ideas on this error, thanks
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Ouch my brain hurts !!! I'm running Server 2012 Essentials with a mixture of Vista SP2 Business PC's and some Windows 7 pro SP1 machines. All joined to the domain (server 2012 is single DC)

I have made the mistake of using the defaults for folder redirection on the above and a number of Server 2012 installations and only recently discovered the issues with backup (or rather restoration from a backup I believe)

Firstly can someone confirm that all data is backed up when using the native Server 2012 R2 backup solution and it is only recovery of Redirected folder data by administrators (not actual owners) which is the problem ???

Secondly I'm looking for someone to fill in the bits I don't understand in an attempt to change the permissions of the existing Redirected Folders before I run the following script which I believe provides Administrators full access permissions without disturbing user level exclusiveness. From http://mypkb.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/how-to-restore-administrators-access-to-redirected-my-documents-folder/ which is referenced in a number of other articles on this matter.

I have left the CACLS line that actually makes the change commented out until I understand what this is going to do for me. (Carrying on below script)


#ChangePermissions.ps1
 # CACLS rights are usually
 # F = FullControl
 # C = Change
 # R = Readonly
 # W = Write

$StartingDir= "E:\ServerFolders\Folder Redirection"

$Principal="Administrators"

$Permission="F"

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Dear Experts

Vista Forum is dead

Please help me to re check or verify again the Checksum of the following files:

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) - x86 (32-bit)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30

And

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone for x64-based Systems (KB936330) - x64 (64-bit)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21299

Checksums in lower case please, It's for my gf project!!!
She needs them in the following order:

MD5 Checksum :
SHA-1 Checksum :
SHA-256 Checksum:
SHA-384 Checksum:
SHA-512 Checksum:
CRC32 Checksum :

We know the files have Microsoft digital signature

Visual Basic
MS Access 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
Her iPhone

Thanks
Rebel
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Hello there,

C drive full in Windows Vista SP2 box, how to free up disk space? Please advise.

Thanks and Regards
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Running a Dell Latitude E6400 with VISTA SP2.  Not sure if it is an update that has caused this or not, but all of a sudden right clicking system usually brings up system properties which it no longer does.  Also when going into Control Panel, Add Remove Features, clicking "Optional Features returns attached error message.  I noticed there are extra "\" in the location which seems to be where the disconnect is.  If I go to run and type location without the extra "\" it populates.

Please advise, Thanks in Advance
Optional-Features.jpg
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I have a system with Windows Vista Home Prem 32 bit.

The c:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 folder
has a sub folder  (HHQLRLW) I can not delete and it is slowing down any Virus scans (and do not want to exclude from scans).  Let's

It probably has over 85,000 .js, html and other files.  System likely had Malware on it but is now clean but can not delete this folder.

I tired deleting from IE 9 (installed) by clearing or moving Temp folder but does not do anything to get rid of this folder at all with it's massive files messing up the virus full scans.

I have been able to boot up and scan the system with AVG and it is clean of Malware.  Just need this folder deleted as listed.

I have tried various ways but when I try and delete that subfolder (HHQLRLW in my case) it sites there "Calculating" for hours, days and never comes back.

I have tried booted up on 3rd party tool (Spotmau) running Win PE env. to delete but same issue.

I have tried command line delete command "del * /A:H /S" but that also never works or completes.  

There must be a simple, and quick, way to delete this folder and all it's contents.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
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Hi

One of our extern partners told us to force gpupdate like this.

gpupdate
Note he told gpupdate / force (with space) will work here and not gpupdate /force .
I have never heard something like that. Is this true ?

Normally I do this in the command prompt.

Thanks in advanced
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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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