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Vista Anytime Upgrade by [email protected]
I have been running XP forever. Too old of a machine to run much newer OS'es such as 10, or 8/8.1... So I decided to check out Vista. I purchased an Anytime upgrade disk (Supposed to be new) on E-Bay. It didn't come with a COA...Shouldn't it have? or Did I get hosed by the seller? I didn't want to do a "Clean install" and loose a bunch of stuff I collected, and from what I read you are supposed...
October 19th 17 10:50 AM
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WannaCry patch by Tim Slattery[_2_]
I used a link on SlashDot to find a WannaCry patch for Vista on Microsoft's web site. The file I downloaded is named windows6.0-kb4012598-x86_13e9b3d77ba5599764c296075a796c16a85c745c.msu When I run it, it puts up a box labeled "Windows Update Standalone Installer", which contains a progress indicator labeled "Searching for updates... And there it sits, with the progress indicator spinning and...
July 17th 17 10:14 PM
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No updates for Vista? by sctvguy1
I have Vista Home Premium on an old HP laptop, using it for gaming, and Windows Update will NEVER come up with any updates. It has the SP2 and a few updates from January, but nothing since. Has anyone else seen this? -- "What do you mean there's no movie?"
January 1st 17 05:32 PM
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Window Clicks Ignored? by (PeteCresswell)
I replaced the System drive on somebody's Vista box - and things got better response-wise. But now it seems to be slipping into a state where clicks on windows are ignored. Click on a desktop icon, no problem... full functionality. But click on an open window or dialog box to close it, resize it, or just click a "Yes" or "No" button and there is no response...totally dead. This even...
December 30th 16 01:46 PM
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Spooler SubSystem App Stopped Working And Was Closed by Dorin Brandusa
Event viewer: Faulting application spoolsv.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b734, faulting module localspl.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549bcf7, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00070a15, process id 0x5e8, application start time 0x01c753cf82366c15. I have HP Photosmart 8250 Printer. Windows Vista has its own drivers, after initial install of OS everything...
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August 16th 16 11:50 PM
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can Start button filter out files from Dropbox? by Laurence Smith
I used to use Dropbox on my system and then found it slowed my PC and gave more problems. Have gone back to it and find this frustration. When I place a word or two in the Start Search box at the lower left it returns two versions of each hit. One is the local file usually found in one of the My Documents folders and the other is the one that is found in the Dropbox folder. I don't want the...
August 10th 16 01:24 PM
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Problem with Windows Update by Graham Naylor[_2_]
Hi, I have just dug my old portable (runs Windows Vista and cannot be upgraded to Windows 7) to use when needed but have found it will no longer run Windows Updates and that my Antivirus wouldn't check for updates as well. I have checked that there is a working internet connection (by loading various web pages in Internet Explorer) and that Update Automatically is turned on in the Control...
August 7th 16 03:02 PM
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Do Vista and 7 have to be near the beginning of the drive? by Micky[_2_]
Vista part at **. I'm sorry to ask elementary questions, but where on the HDD does win7 have to be installed. Does it have to be near the beginning of the drive like some earlier OSes did? I have a 500 GB drive with 2 100-GB partitions already. If I create a 3rd 100 GB partition, can I install win7 there? **
July 26th 16 08:55 PM
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Why is FFox at 50% cpu when only one tab is open and it has a blank search page? by Mark12547
In article , says... Note: Micky originally cross-posted to: mozilla.support.firefox (+) alt.windows7.general (*) microsoft.public.windows.vista.general microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (*)
July 20th 16 07:42 PM
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WMI Provider Host stopped working and was closed by jj mac
Computer: Dell Dimension E520 Viiv Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 O/S Vista home premium I am receiving the following error message which pops up shortly after bootup. “WMI Provider Host stopped working and was closed” I uninstalled the Dell Support Centre, believing it might be causing the problem since it appeared after I had installed that program. Initially, that seemed to cure the...
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May 19th 16 06:17 AM
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Registry Fix by Greg
Vista really hates this program. I ran it and then did a disk cleanup. When cleaning it pretty much deleted all my programs and user settings. All the programs I had were removed from the start menu. All my personal directories were gone too. Live and learn.
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May 17th 16 04:42 AM
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Something Seems TB Eating CPU, But What? by (PeteCresswell)
PC is spending most of it's time at 100% CPU, but the heavy hitter seems to be hiding in SVCHOST. viz: http://tinyurl.com/jyr7l3l Response time was (and still is) at a crawl. Ran MalwareBytes and removed a couple of bad actors, ran the Norton uninstall for Comcast's competing anti-virus (Avast already installed).
May 14th 16 12:45 AM
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renaming/deleting files by [email protected]
when i try to organize my files, cannot delete or rename. i rename and then return to the list view and the name is gone. just happened in the last few months.
April 22nd 16 06:03 PM
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3 data related questions. unrelated file in use, RAM, pagefile by Micky[_2_]
3 data related questions. I'm using Vista but it's a lot like w7, and these questions apply to XP too, I think. 1) Coming out of Windows sleep or maybe FFox crashing, I'm looking at Win Resource Monitor, Disk, and I see about 500,000,000 Bytes/minute being read from C:\downloads\xp-downloads\COL18341.exe which has nothing to do with anything. It's some sort of Photosmart Premier 7.5 for HP...
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April 21st 16 04:31 AM
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datastore\datastore.edb by Micky
I'm using Vista but googling has shown the exact same problem is found in win7. The relevant file exists in XP, but I don't know if the problem does or not. AFAIC, I've solved the problem, so this is just to share with you. The solution was simply to turn off automatic Windows Update. Vista is getting few or no updates these days. Not sure about 7, but there is manual update.
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April 16th 16 02:04 AM
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Is root directory a protected data area? by Micky[_2_]
Is the root directory of the windows/system drive a protected area in Vista or Win7? I have an early recollection of that being the case, or at least of having trouble updating files there, but I can't find it online. All I can find on this is "In short, UAC monitors a list of protected folders and registry locations (\Program Files, \Program Files (x86), \Windows, and HKLM\Software); any...
April 11th 16 03:05 PM
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Any method for me to clean "Recent Items" other than deleting them one by one? by Elliot
It can be easily found in XP but in Vista. Any idea?
March 20th 16 06:22 PM
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Win XP mode not working on a Win & box by The Doctor[_2_]
I got a 4GBiRAM machine running Win 7 Pro on an AMD A4 6300 CPU. Win XP mode chokes at the end of installation. The video card is an Asus GeFroce GT610 1GB Low PRofile HDMI capable Video Card Why is this happening? -- Member - Liberal International This is Ici God,Queen and country!Never Satan President Republic!Beware AntiChrist rising!
March 17th 16 06:28 AM
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HP Compaq: DOA - Obvious Things To Check? by (PeteCresswell)
Family members HP Compaq/Older Athlon X2 just went belly-up. Only sign of life is a single green led glowing on the mobo: no power supply fan, no CPU fan, no response to DVD drive's eject button... First thought was power supply, but when I swapped in a known good power supply, no change. Then I figured "Maybe the on/off switch"... so I pulled out the switch and used a knife to jumper the two...
March 17th 16 06:14 AM
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Win 7 question by The Doctor[_2_]
Got a client who have Office 2013 and Word 2010 Starter and Excel 2010 Starter on a Win 7 Home PRem box. Went either Word 203 ot Word 2 010 start, it takes a long time 5 to 15 minutes to start. Could a possible conflict be the cause? -- Member - Liberal International This is Ici God,Queen and country!Never Satan President Republic!Beware AntiChrist rising!
March 14th 16 03:37 PM
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