Vista?

I have a Vista 64-bit laptop (my previous computer was a copy of windows 2000), and there's nothing i hate more than when my laptop tells me Access Denied. I'm obviously an administrator group with total privilege. Is there a way to get my computer to stop telling me no? I want my computer to warn me when I'm getting ready to do something stupid but if I want to do something stupid then let me do something stupid! Honestly I kinda miss the no interfering way that windows 2000 ran, not telling me no for instance. I guess the point I'm making is, is there a way to stop my computer from telling me no? Also if it will remember that I'm in charge and it should respect / fear me would be cool, too. --thanks

Question by Misc.123   |  last reply


XP or Vista?

The Spaghedeity has smiled upon me! I'm finally going to get a new computer, a custom Dell.Should I get a Vista or XP? XP is reliable, cheaper and proven, but it's old-ishVista is NEW, cooler, and won't be outdated in a year or two, but its buggyI can't decide :p, any help? Well I wound up getting an Apple iMac 20"

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Microsoft's Vista Replacement

Apparently Microsoft has found that Vista was a bad idea and so is producing a replacement which is said to be coming out in 2009.So if we put in Microsoft's usual lateness with release it will be 2010 before anything appears.Edit: Its called Windows 7 and wikipedia has an article on it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

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Can you have windows vista downgraded to xp? Answered

My grandpa doesnt like windows vista more spacificly office 2007. He would like to have 97 on xp. Can he take it in to bestbuy or somewhere like that? If he cant could he install 97 on vista?

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How can I get a Vista boot disk for a Dell Studio 1737 with the SATA drivers for the hard drive controller? Answered

P.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0.0cm; font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman; } div.Section1 { page: Section1; } I have been asked to do a rebuild on friends Dell laptop, unfortunately the guy who had it before me formatted the drive so I cannot create a recovery disk set &  owner has lost the recovery disk set I made her a few months ago. To make matters worse the guy who formatted it also managed to delete the recovery partition. The problem basically is that without the SATA drivers even though I can boot to a Vista disk I cannot access the hard drive as it keeps asking for the sata drive. I have tried the Dell support web site but that was no help as I have tried ALL the drivers available there to no avail & a call to them by the owner was a waste of time. I can get a replacement set from Dell but they don't really like to supply them & to be honest I would rather not have to wait weeks for them to get here before I can get the machine running again. Any ideas folks?

Question by Nostalgic Guy   |  last reply


My computer refuses to open .exe files

My computer refuses to open .exe files can anyone help? its running on vista and its started happening just recently

Topic by Danny   |  last reply


How would I go about installing this theme?

I've found this file that a person put together. It should have a vista theme in it for xp. However. Will I need the hack (i forget what its called) that lets you install .msstyles files? I really don't know. But the help is appreciated.Oops, forgot the link:http://www.guimods.com/best-vista-theme-for-xp/Thanks!

Question by Rockerx   |  last reply


Vista to XP upgrade help

I Started this group a while ago and never posted a topic... so I figured I'd do it now with the mass intrest in upgrading to XP. Post any questions you have about switching from Vista to XP here and I will do my best to help you out... and I'm sure several other computer savvy Instructites will as well.

Topic by chaoscampbell   |  last reply


Obtaining Vista CMD Commands

In Vista command prompt, there are loads of commands that weren't there in XP, some of which are needed for a utility program I am writing. I run XP, and therefore am in search of a 'pack' of these added commands that I could download. Know of one?

Topic by puffyfluff   |  last reply


how to run ettercap in vista? Answered

I installed ettercap in vista but as soon as i open it and start sniffing it says... stopped wprking and get closed

Question by richa1430   |  last reply


Locked out of Vista laptop Answered

Sony Vaio running Windows Vista Home. I bought a mac and didnt use the Sony for almost a year. Tried to log on and password is not accepted. This is the ADMIN user account. There are no other users. Please help. I own it, It's not stolen.

Question by sway   |  last reply


How can I get Vista to run faster?

How can I get Vista to run faster without the added expense of buying more memory? I have 1.5 gigs of virtual memory (RAM).? I have used a registry cleaner, checked for malware, etc. I have had Vista for about 1.5 years and I'm now getting to where I really like it. But I don't the fact that it takes so much memory to run. I wasn't aware of this until after I'd ordered my computer or I wold have gotten more RAM. However, it keeps sloooooooooooowing down. Any help, please?

Question by jwl970   |  last reply


A virus wiped my C: drive and deleted Windows Vista off my Notebook.

I downloaded this program off the Internet, and it wiped my C: drive. When I turn on my notebook it loads the Bios and then goes to the loading screen, it stops there and and doesn't even display the vista logo. I have tried the system restore time and time again but it always says that it fails. I went through the software and warranty booklet, and it says that you don't need a disk for system restore as it is already installed on another drive. I was not given a operating system disk for it to reload vista. I do not know what to do, can somebody please help. I think that all I need to do is buy another vista, but don't want to pay the hefty price. what can I do?

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How do I get RSS feed to show on desktop in windows vista?

 So I want to add RSS feed to show on the desktop as it would save alot time as there wouldn't be need to go every1 site check news. I've read one tutorial here, but it doesn't help me in this problem. I've already made the html file and it works, I just need to get it show in desktop.

Question by lost16   |  last reply


Assistance with Windows Vista, why can't my computer recognize analog outputs/sound does not work?

Okay, I have an HP Pavilion a6110n desktop computer, running Windows Vista ,Service Pack 2. A few days ago, I had the power supply fail, and had to replace it. After that, I noticed that my computer would not play any audio through any of the 3.5mm analog outputs. When I go into sound manager, the computer tells me that the speakers/audio outputs are not plugged in, even though I opened the case and confirmed that they are plugged into the motherboard. In addition, the onboard Realtek HD Audio Manager will not recognize any output other than the digital output, even though most of the analog outputs are integrated into the motherboard itself, and not a separate audio card. I have tried Googling to no avail, as none of the solutions I have tried have worked.  I have tried updating drivers, adding and removing hardware, uninstalling and reinstalling Realtek, even updating the BIOS, all to no avail. I have tried calling both Microsoft, and HP, and they are both unable to help me without me having to pay them. Since my computer is so old anyway, that would not be worth it. Basically, is there an easy solution that will not require me rebuilding my computer? If there is not, I won't even bother. Also, I've tried disabling, then enabling the speakers, from the sound manager, but that does not work either. If there is any possible way to help me with this, i would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. PS I've also included the two audio manager screens I get, hopefully showing the problem better. Edit: I've tried looking at this in Safe Mode, and it gives me a Code 45, basically telling me that the software is physically not plugged in. I'm seriously wondering why my computer can say that, even though the hardware in question is part of the motherboard. Also, if this were a problem, where would I look for blown capacitors?

Question by saberwing   |  last reply


Can I copy an operating system?

If I build my own computer is there way that I can copy an operating system (such as Vista) on a blank DVD from a computer that already is running Vista and install on the built computer, and save money. Or do I have to buy the disk and then install it. Thanks,

Question by kiss my donkey   |  last reply


how do you a make an image on two monitors?

 How do i make an image appear on both monitors with Vista? right now my monitors display one big desktop, i need one image, but in two places.

Question by ironspartan137   |  last reply


Upgraded to XP

I gave Microsoft until SP1 for vista, I tried to like it, but lets count the annoyances. SLOW, even with all the twaddle turned off. 2 minutes to boot, five before wireless would connect. Disk copy at a snails pace. 12 minutes to write a one gig usb 2.0 jump drive 10 gig restore partition. 10 gig win sxs folder being repeatedly told "you need permission to do that" on my explicative deleted computer even after turning UAC off. Enoughs enough Now I'm running XP Fast 45 seconds from power on to connected to the network 7 gigs total install 2 minutes to copy one gig to a jumpdrive. Make the upgrade, it's worth it.

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply


Will the Picaxe System run on Windows Vista? Answered

On the Picaxe website, it says that the software will run on any Windows program but does not mention Windows Vista. Will it run on my Vista computer?

Question by DELETED_afw11   |  last reply


Is it legal to download Windows Vista from here?

Hi, I was wondering if it is legal to download Windows Vista from this site:  http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Vista-Download-42021.html I think softpedia is pretty well known, but I'm not sure. Also, I have a key from a diferent computer that doesnt have Vista installed on it, could I use that key to activate Windows Vista on a diffrent machine? Thanks in advance.

Question by salomon1996   |  last reply


vista to xp upgrade without piracy ?

Mom is going to buy a new thinkpad soon. it comes with vista home basic - probably oem licensed is there way to change the vista to licensed xp without paying for that ? (question is how to make it licensed and not just download and install xp)

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Can I remove Vista as an operating system and install XP?

The title says it all, I just want to know if I can remove windows vista from a computer and install windows XP home onto it.

Question by Tombini   |  last reply


I have a Windows Vista computer and have a problem with it freezing up at various times.

When this happens the mouse cursor and keyboard do not work. The old "Alt-Control-Del" doesn't do anything. I have to reboot and sometimes it freezes up during the boot process. It doesn't seem to be related to what windows I have open and will not happen for hours and then sometimes twice in a few minutes. If I leave it alone for some time it will sleep and not always awake. Does anyone have a solution or need more information about this problem? Any help will be very appreciated. Jerry

Question by foxwoodfarm   |  last reply


Locking the Administrator after unlocking it.

Tried the instructions "How to hack vista parental controls as a standard user." and it worked out for me. But now I need the Administrator user not to show up on the logon screen. How do I lock it again? Thank you!

Question by n4er   |  last reply


Mouse driver must be messed up, Can someone help? I cant use my mouse!!!?

I tried to install mouse driver onto my vista laptop, which messed the pad's driver up. Damn. So now I cant log on, can someone help?

Question by MilotisX   |  last reply




Are you sick and tired of Windows Vista? Answered

Like I said I am frustrated with Windows Vista. I am to the point of formatting the whole drive and just run Linux on it. Windows Vista can't find updates. It is too slow. It freezes constantly. Never finds drivers for the hardware that I have. It asks for your permission for almost everything it does. I can't install the software that I want. Do they think that I am another gullible fool that it is going to run to upgrade to Windows 7? No way! What do you think?

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how to hack parental control on windows vista ?

The parental control on my user is so high i  have to put https to go on google any ideas?

Question by robby-now   |  last reply


If I were to upgrade windows XP to Vista would it get rid of my driver issue?

My laptop runs XP and the internet wont work, I believe its down to a driver issue. Being as windows has stopped its support for XP and I cant access the internet to install new drivers would installing vista solve the problem? Would the vista system install its own driver?

Question by Boba Jett   |  last reply


Multi-Boots

So, i tri booted my computer with Xp, Vista, and Windows 7, with Vista installed first. Anyone else do this? Please comment with your accomplishments.

Topic by tanmanknex   |  last reply


What is the best free video editor for vista? Answered

It will be used for my church and personal use.

Question by geoffOfAllTrades   |  last reply



How can yo change the windows vista start orb icon?

I have a windows vista sp2 32-bit computer. I am getting bored of the same old start orb. i dont want to waste hard earned money on something from stardock to change it though. it there any free program or at least a hack to do this? Please help. thanks

Question by tvsamuel   |  last reply


How do I access Microsoft Dos on Vista home premium? Answered

I see all these instructables on DOS, (disk operating system) but I don't know how to open it. How?

Question by The Jamalam   |  last reply


Can the original halflife (on CD) run on a vista computer?

I have just recently bought a dell inspiron 530 with an intel celeron processor that runs on windows vista home basic. Can I be able to run games like the original halflife (without downloading it from steam)? i mean, the game was meant for windows xp.?

Question by Asian-Tacos   |  last reply


AVR microcontroller programming help? Answered

I am about to start programming AVR microcontrollers with a USBtinyISP programmer from http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/. The problem is the computer I use is running vista, and the fact that it is 64 bit doesn't make it any better. I tried WinAVR but it didn't seem to be working properly. I happen to have a bootable linux CD, so mayby that could be used with my computer.Should I run linux or can I find some other software that will work with 64 bit vista? What software should I use to program it? Please explain in detail.

Question by dark sponge   |  last reply


I need help with my downgraded Acer Extensa 4420, downgraded to XP. Can;t get graphics to be recognized with ATI.

I finally got XP to install on my Acer Extensa 4420, that comes with Vista on it, but I've run into a problem. I have been going through the drivers, and some don't install, here is one of them. I can't update my graphics card, it wont even install Catalyst control!My card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 1250, integrated and whatnot. Please help!?

Question by 6fallen6shadow6   |  last reply


Internet Explorer can not open this website.

This is the message I get when I try to get acess to a website such as Radio Shack.com  I am using a Dell desktop with Windows Vista Home Basic  and am stuck with Dial-up connection which runs pretty slow anyway.The display then shifts to a screen that says something like  This webpage could not be opened.  This is not a new problem.  It's been happening for months. Anybody got an explanation or way to keep this from happening?  I run Microsoft Security Essentials but it always comes up clean.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Could this be caused by a virus or spyware, or maybe a software glitch? Thanks for all replys!  LeShane 

Question by LeShane   |  last reply


Is it at all possible to buy a new laptop with XP these days? Answered

I want it for playing downloaded movies (netflix) on my tv at home. But also I'd want it to be a backup computer in case I need it for my accounting office, where all the computers on the network are XP.

Question by denisep   |  last reply




Is it possible to open 2 user accounts in windows simultaneously , Ive heard of it happen with linux. Please Help!? Answered

I read that on linux you can open 2 separate user accounts simultaneously is this possible with windows?

Question by Lesedi   |  last reply


another and hopefully the last dual booting question

Okay, i've found a site that tells step by step how to set up a dual boot system(?). Problem is i'm not a computer genius, but i'm not a total computer idiot. So my question is, is this site helping or trying to misguide me? http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp(in case it doesn't post)

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


Is there an Emerald theme manager equivalent for Windows Vista?

I know that Linux has a theme manager called Emerald, which allows for easily swapping between different themes for the entire PC. Is there a Windows Version/ Equivalent?

Question by The Daft   |  last reply


How to network Windows Vista and Windows XP? Answered

OK, I have (for now)  2 Windows Vista Laptops (wireless) 2 windows xp laptops (wired) 3 Windows XP desktops (wired) 3 Windows CE compaq evo thin clients (wired) ((not necessairly important)) Well I want to network these in an file sharing fashion, so I can share media, files and printers. I am using a 8 port Netgear hub and a Linksys Wrt54GS version 7 (I think) that are bursting at the seams. Unfortuatley  my Vista laptops refuse to join my network, I have tried to make a netowrk disk from my XP computers and transfer it to my laptops but with no avail. Any help would be appreciated (with the exception of DAMN U HAVE ALOT OF COMPUTERS, that gets alittle tiring)

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