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User Account Blues by SL Mourning
I know that many people will disagree, but it is my computer and I have turned off User Account Control. I have my reasons. BUT, now I get a popup telling me I just must turn it back on and that popup delays my boot up. Is there a way to convince Vista that I paid for that software and ought to be able to not suffer the constant reminder that I'm not going along with something that is...
September 22nd 07 08:42 AM
by Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP] Go to last post
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UAC ON = "Windows cannot find.... ANY .exe" by MikeFM
Vista x64, fresh install, all updates applied and running great since about a week. Today I logged and I can't start any ".exe" program. I get the following message: "Windows cannot find 'anyprog.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correcty, and then try again." I get this if I click on a file from Explorer or if I type a name in "Start Search" from Start menu. Control Panel is dead for the...
September 21st 07 11:34 PM
by MikeFM Go to last post
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How many security programs to run... by abbey
I've been running McAfee, Spybot and by default, Windows defender and ran into a problem last week when I downloaded something questionable. I'm not sure if it did anything because various scans by the above mentioned programs have not turned anything up but I'm concerned. I ran some of the free checks available from different sources and each time, each one finds some new threat, and each...
September 21st 07 09:52 PM
by abbey Go to last post
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Initializing TPM by Ragnar
Hello I have only initialized the TPM from Windows since I like to backup the TPM owner information to Active Directory. However 1) Is it possible to initialize the TPM from the computers BIOS? 2) Is it possible to backup the TPM owner information to Active Directory after the TPM has been initialized?
September 21st 07 06:36 PM
by Ragnar Go to last post
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turning off the touchpad by bobbypaintsstuf
how do i turn of the touchpad, i cant find it to do so. the reason being i cant type without brushing against the touchpad and making the curser jump and start typing in plases that i dont want to type. vist system p.s. pretend i know nothing.
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September 21st 07 05:21 PM
by Charlie42[_2_] Go to last post
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unable to start security center service by Dirk Lehmann[_2_]
Hello, one of my customers security center service doesn´t start at boot. Manually starting the service with the default user account isn´t possible. The user account settings of the service are unknown for me at the moment. The repository consistency is unknown.
September 21st 07 03:19 PM
by Dirk Lehmann[_2_] Go to last post
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windows update error by sam
im using windows vista. a couple of days ago my windows update stopped responding. it will not start. i cant change its setting or anything. it gives me this error---- Windows cannot find " '::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\5\::{36EEF7DB-88AD-AD4...\pageSettings'. make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again." please anyone tell me whats wrong. i tried system recovery by...
September 21st 07 06:16 AM
by sam Go to last post
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finding updates without the automatic updater checking the compute by jason
where do i go to look up new updates and security updates for vista?
September 21st 07 06:06 AM
by Spirit Go to last post
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asp.net machine account by Jesse
I am still miserable and having fits trying to get around or get rid of this asp.net machine user account. I can't access many of my programs like system restore. I am denied access to many of my programs because it says that it is the administrator, and I don't have permission. I can't make myself the admin; and it won't delete or uninstall. Is ther anything that someone can tell me in...
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September 21st 07 01:47 AM
by GTS Go to last post
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Recommendations for Motherboards with TPMs (to enable BitLocker) by Kevin
I am interested in building a new PC and would like to build it on a motherboard that has a TPM 1.2 module so that I can enable BitLocker with a TPM. I am having difficulting identifying desktop motherboards that have onboard TPMs. Can anyone point me to a list of motherboards that have TPMs and are recommended for use with Vista Ultimate? My current PC is built on the ASUS A8V-E Deluxe...
September 20th 07 04:34 AM
by Kevin Go to last post
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Windows Defender? by djkrus
My Acer with Windows Home Premium came with Windows Defender. I loaded a 90 free trial of Norton Protection Center at the suggestion of the Geek Squad. The free part is ending soon. I have not had any problems. Do I really need any protection other than Defender? -- thanks for any help.
September 19th 07 07:17 PM
by AJ's Mail Go to last post
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windows defender by bobbypaintsstuf
i have two problems which i supose are related 1) every time i restart my computer i get the alert icon down the bottom of my computer telling me that security center is disabled . so then i click on it and my firewall is switched off and the live update is also switched of. i switch them on again and its fine till the next time i switch on the comp and its disabled again. 2) windows defender...
September 19th 07 07:13 PM
by AJ's Mail Go to last post
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Vista clients and EAP-TLS authentication - problem with certificates by Dr Zoidberg
We have half a dozen Cisco 1240AG wireless access points that are set up to use 802.1x EAP-TLS for authentication and TKIP encryption. To do the authentication we have a pair of Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 servers running IAS and also as an MS certificate authority (AD Integrated root and subordinate). This works perfectly for all sorts of laptops running windows XP however we have recently...
September 19th 07 05:31 PM
by Dr Zoidberg Go to last post
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Bitlocker black screen after reboot by mister.jones
Hello! I have a problem with Bitlocker: after the first restart (system check before encryption) the screen stays black. No error message, no boot screen, nothing. This is what I did: 1. Allow Bitlocker without TPM (via gpedit.msc) 2. Use Bitlocker Drive Preparation Tool to create a new partition. 3. Use the Bitlocker control panel to configure encryption. 4. Reboot when reuired to do so for...
September 19th 07 10:31 AM
by Ken Zhao [MSFT] Go to last post
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P2P downloading and sharing? by [email protected]
Name: Theresa Stump E-Mail: System: Aspire Desktop Model: AST180-ED360B Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic Date Purchased: 05/15/2007 Question / Problem: How do I get limewire to work?
September 19th 07 06:00 AM
by aaronleveille Go to last post
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Help...IE7 and Windows Vista by PA Bear
Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost. -- ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User) since 2002 AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net; DTS-L http://dts-l.org/ Allison wrote: I just bought a new laptop with Windows Vista. It has IE 7 which I did have on my older computer. My problem is that I have been trying to access a
September 18th 07 10:40 PM
by Jesper Go to last post
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Remote Desktops - UAC control - Why? by steveb
Why would running "Remote Desktops" require UAC approval? There is nothing that you can break on "your" machine when running this tool. Please remove this "feature" in the next Service Pack as it is not really a security issue. Please advise if I am mistaken.
September 18th 07 10:16 AM
by Mark Bourne Go to last post
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Logon screen has my picture twice by Nicos Antoniou
Hello, I have a lenovo 3000 N100 laptop with Vista Home Basic preinstalled. I don't know what happened, but when the logon screen appears it shows my user icon twice. There is only one user account. Furthermore, if I create another user, the icon of that user then also appears twice, thus having a total of 4 user icons on the logon screen. Any idea on what is going on?
September 17th 07 04:02 PM
by Mark Bourne Go to last post
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Novell Client by Antônio José Formiga Neves
Anyone know how to access networking novell with windows vista? thks
September 17th 07 04:02 PM
by Sharion W. Go to last post
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about system checker by xiaorun
my driver was reported in security event it is changed, but i check the file is not modified. who can tell me the methos vista to check file by hash can how can i avoid it? thanks!
September 17th 07 09:21 AM
by xiaorun Go to last post
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