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!!!Can't restore from the backup disks RC1 to VHB by Lowered Expectations
I was on RC1 and on Beta before that. Several days before the RC1 timeout I did make the required set of backup disks, to save all my programs, images and other records. The disks do have the data on them. Last night I did the VHB (upgrade) clean install. PROBLEM: I cannot run the backup disks. "Windows was not able to find any backup sets on F:\." Well, I sure can find backup on...
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February 3rd 08 08:16 PM
by John Barnett MVP[_3_] Go to last post
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# of tuner cards vista will support by Larry
Any word on how many tuner cards Vista will support? -- Thanks
November 22nd 06 02:28 AM
by Gary J. Dikkema Go to last post
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#gen_toolbar# any ideas anyone? by Keeley
hi i'm using windows vista. everytime i click to open a new window this message comes up '#gen_toolbar# is unable to load it's config file' it tells me to reinstall the #gen_toolbar# but i have no idea what it is. when i click accept on the box the message goes and the new window opens. any clues anyone? cheers xx
May 20th 08 09:08 PM
by BULLDOG.1962 Go to last post
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$$deleteme files by Diver
I have recently installed Vista and Service Pack 1 on a new machine and have been left with numerous $$deleteme files. (54 files / 51MB in c:\ directory alone) Can these in fact be deleted?
May 26th 08 02:46 PM
by GilBill Go to last post
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$oem$ driver directory in Vista installation sources by Steve Bishop
Hello, Does anyone know if it is possible to add third-party drivers to a Vista installation source (e.g. on a network share) by adding an $oem$\ $1\drivers directory to the source tree as with XP? If possible, this would be very helpful and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Steve Bishop
May 4th 07 03:38 PM
by Steve Bishop Go to last post
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$WINDOWS.~Q - What is this folder for? by Youngmin Rhee
A new folder, $WINDOWS.~Q, was created after I had my computer upgraded from Windows XP to Vista Ultimate. Do I need to keep this folder, or Can I delete this folder? Thanks to all advance. Young
March 15th 07 12:42 AM
by Mark Go to last post
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Upgrade with Full install DVD - Windows XP File Settings Question by John Monahan
I have an OEM Windows XP+SP2 (fails WGA) so will install Busisness Vista from a Full install DVD key. Even though I have paid for and have a Full/clean install key can I actully use the upgrade option with that key. Please understand I have not even seen Vista yet. Are different options highlighted. If for example I put in the full upgrade key will that be the only option available. I am...
January 28th 07 06:46 PM
by John Monahan Go to last post
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Vista and something that does not yet seem to be addressed by John Monahan
I have been looking over this newsgroup for a few days and do not seem to find the answer to a situation that I am sure will come up a lot;- OK I have an install of XP+SP2 that is years old and is on a disk with many many other correctly functioning programs. Everything is rock solid. The XP does not seem to pass the WGA test (because it is some old OEM product or something) so to move to...
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February 19th 07 03:29 PM
by Visa Upgrade Doesn't find Programs Go to last post
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CopyProfiletrue/CopyProfile by Ian
This seems working except for the shortcut icons on Taskbar are gone. Anyidea? Thanks.
September 10th 08 08:56 PM
by Ian Go to last post
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"*.pps is not a valid Win32 application" error message in Windows by RaeWeniger
..This error message (*.pps is not a valid Win32 application) is returned when attempting to open .pps attachments to emails in Windows Mail. Saving the attachment to the hard drive, and opening the file from the new location works, but we want to be able to open the attachment without searching through other saved .pps fiiles
February 19th 08 10:43 PM
by RaeWeniger Go to last post
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"Activate Now" Nothing Happens by Simon in Brighton
Hi, I've got 1 day left before automatic autorisation. I tried to use the Activate now thing, but nothing happens. Will this be a problem? I have an always on ADSL connection, and the net is working 100% fine, so thats not the problem. Cheers S
November 2nd 06 07:59 AM
by Simon in Brighton Go to last post
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"Attempt to access invalid address" by WanderingSage
Everytime I attempt to install something I download, mostly in the case of trialware for anti-stuff, that message pops up. It dosen't seem to be selective of what it prevents, but reguardless of how many times I install something, it just won't install the item. What is casing this problem and how would I go about fixing it?
February 15th 08 01:16 AM
by WanderingSage Go to last post
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"Bootmrg is missing". when i use the system recovery,i cant find any operating system by joelj09
sombody help, my computer is missing the bootmrg but when i do the steps to fix it using the system recovery to repair, its not finding any operating systems. -- joelj09
February 11th 10 10:16 PM
by R. C. White Go to last post
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"Bootmrg is missing". when i use the system recovery,i cant find any operating system by joelj09
sombody help, my computer is missing the bootmrg but when i do the steps to fix it using the system recovery to repair, its not finding any operating systems. -- joelj09
February 11th 10 12:42 AM
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"Can not connect to network drive" by Wizard
XP/Vista Dual boot system. This system has 3 hard drives with each OS on a separate drive. Upon every boot I get a message lower right that says "Can not connect to network drive". I click it and it opens up My Computer to show me all my drives. All there. I am not connected to a network. This is a stand alone system. Can anyone tell me what this is all about?
May 24th 07 01:58 PM
by Kerry Brown Go to last post
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"Cannot proceed with Installation" Error during Vista Installation by nwb
I am trying to perform a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic. I am running a Dell Dimension 3000. Processor: Pentium 4 2.8GHz Memory: 1024 MB DDR SDRAM (333MHz) During installation I get the message that "Windows detected that this computer has 256Mb of RAM, but 512MB is required for installation. Installation cannot proceed". I have checked with the BIOS setup utility and I...
January 5th 08 10:11 PM
by nwb Go to last post
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"Completing Installation..." *Resets Unexpectedly* "Error" by Aiden
While doing a clean install of Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit on my DG965WH it gets all the way to "Completeing Installation..." and then resets and causes a fatal error with the system and I have to start the installation over again. Here is what Ive tried so far. 1. Re-installed XP and used upgrade to check all hardware for compatibility. 2. Removed all non requisite hardware other than...
March 11th 07 12:48 AM
by Ed Kraus Go to last post
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"Connect automatically" checkmark disappears from "Dial-up Connect by Dima
Hello! How to make a "Connect automatically" check mark stay in a "Dial-up Connection" window? The "Connect to:" field is "ADSL". The check mark disappears after a hibernation or restart. I have to check the "Connect automatically" and click "Connect" every time after a hibernation or restart to resume the internet connection. Regards Dima
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April 24th 09 11:55 PM
by Curious[_5_] Go to last post
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"Consent UI for administrative ..." by Atlantan
Does anybody know how to fix the error message "consent UI for administrative applications stopped working...."I installed Vista and ran all updates, Installed Norton av/sec and updates. Now I can’t run any apps, MS commands, REGEDIT.. and can’t even disable UAC. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My logon is admin equivalent.
January 29th 08 03:52 PM
by Atlantan Go to last post
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"Diagnostic Policy Service" crashes on Vista Basic by Paul_Lucy
Good afternoon everyone, One of the scenarios of the "Diagnostic Policy Service" always crashes when DPS tries to process it. This service is resposible for doing automatic diagnosing and fixing in the background. The bad scenario creates many errors in the event viewer. This is on Vista Home Basic. It's always scenario {739FF6CF-5033-428C-9E2F-582096482DD5}. What is this scenario and...
April 6th 09 11:55 PM
by Chad Harris[_8_] Go to last post
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