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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 XP is reliable, cheaper and proven, but it's old-ishVista is NEW, cooler, and won't be outdated in a year or two, but its buggyI can't decide :p, any help?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"

Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I would like to change version the image says. I want to change it in system information and System properties so it says I have Vista Ultimate. I would also like to change the welcome screen images? How do I do this? I have been searching on how to change this, but I can't find anything. I AM NOT TRYING TO GET THE FEATURES OF VISTA ULTIMATE OR TRYING TO ILLEGALLY MODIFY THE PRODUCT KEY OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!! I just want it to say I have vista ultimate even though I don't.

Topic by popit 9 years ago


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

Topic by davidturner666 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Using the Wiimote on Vista

I've been trying for a while now to link a wiimote to my pc as a mouse/game controller/ect. I have been using bluesolei for bluetooth to link them up. I have only so far managed to get the computer to recognize the wiimote with bluesolei. I have bluesolei running and I'm holding down on the 1 & 2 buttons. Then I opened up one of the test scripts in GlovePie and my computer crashed instantly. I had to do a force reboot to get it back to normal. I tried using the GlovePie program several times, each one resulting the same as the first. I'm not sure if it is because I have Windows Vista, or I screwed up somewhere.

Topic by Kozar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Command prompt to run reinstall? Windows Vista?

Question by ireland#10 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I beat Vista's parental controls? Answered

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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?

Question by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


In Explorer on Vista, can you make the font on certain folders Bold?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how can i access administrator account in vista without modifying the original password?

Hi... My brother has blocked me from accessing a drive in vista by keeping a password for administrator.... I want to access that drive without his knowledge n without modifying the original one... Please help me out.. If possible also tell the same for windows 7......

Question by ateefahmed 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I messed up one sound setting in Vista. And now I can't hear youtube videos...

Can you help me? Trying to tweak the sound, on my laptop running vista, I changed the setting under speakers properties>advanced>Default format. I foolishly changed the default format to another setting, thinking I could always switch it back. Immediately the sound from my youtube windows ceased. I tried switching it back and applying the settings. No joy. I tried restoring default settings. No joy. I can still hear windows sounds, just not stuff I WANT to hear. Anybody know how I can fix this? EDIT: Nevermind, I fixed it...errgh...should've just rebooted in the first place.

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i set up computer shortcuts using the touch interface on my Bamboo Pen and Touch?

I have a Bamboo Pen and Touch, and i found it's no good for what i bought it for, drawing. So, i was thinking, is there a way to make it so that i can touch a specific sector of the touch interface, and have it open something like the "My Computer" or My internet Homepage? I've looked online extensively, but have found nothing helpful. Note: Im using Windows Vista Basic. Any suggestions? 

Question by Wesfletch 8 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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?

Topic by 2685866 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How do you reinstall vista on a laptop without a cd?

Question by zigzagchris 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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)

Question by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



What are the steps to downgrading my Vista Computer to an XP? Answered

My programs are all lagging a lot with VIsta. I have an external hard drive so space is no problem. Thanks!

Question by KrazyKow 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


New Vista Srevice Pack 1

Microsoft has finally came out with the Vista Service Pack 1(SP1 for short). This will fix many of Vistas bugs. How ever, Microsoft says that it will come with its own bugs, but not many. Click here to learn more about Vista SP1. You can download the SP1 at the Microsoft technet website.'Microsoft recommends that you hold off getting this till mid April because it will be downloading with the automatic up dates.

Topic by Charger_06 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


make a windows vista boot disc? Answered

how to

Question by home and business networking 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Removing vista from my pc

Help I installed windows 7 on my vista machine (plenty of memory) and it is running so slow I can't use it, the guy who works for microsoft and got me the windows 7 said that it sounds like the two operating systems are causing it and told me to remove vista, but did not tell me how?????????????

Question by deborahcheak 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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?

Question by blkhawk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Printer Error 0x00000006: HELP!

I have just purchased a Samsung SCX-4300 printer and it works fine on my shared computer (uses windows XP). However, when I try to install it on my laptop (windows vista), it says "ready" but then when I try to open the properties or print a test page it keeps on saying "Error 0x00000006" I have googled it but to no avail. Does anyone have any advice? I have the pictures below. I think the problem lies within the two computers communicating with each other. The computer can access the Public folder and when I make changes within the public folder the computer detects them, so they are definatley 'talking to each other,' but when I click "Add a new printer" in the printer folder, it says "No printers found, despite the fact I have a functioning Canon printer which my laptop can access with ease. I manually add the Samsung printer and it works fine until I click "print test page." That is when the "Error 0x00000006" message appears. I'm no expert in computers, so if someone knows what the solution is can they answer in plain english and not complicated technical language please? Thankyou! Oh and 1 more thing: I don't think it's anything to do with the drivers as the printer is BRAND NEW.

Question by Lowney 9 years ago



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 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


i want to upgrade my compaq laptop from vista to xp?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a free download of Windows?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a legal and free way to download Windows (XP, Vista) from the web?  I have keys I could use for XP or Vista.   Thanks in advance.

Question by salomon1996 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is the best free video editor for vista? Answered

It will be used for my church and personal use.

Question by geoffOfAllTrades 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago