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Solved: Wondering about Windows 7 compatibility problems...Is it Vista all over again

Q: Solved: Wondering about Windows 7 compatibility problems...Is it Vista all over again

I bought a new laptop 3 years ago when Vista first arrived. I had a number of difficult issues with program compatibility (printer, sound drivers camera programs etc.) and was always searching for drivers to download and had issues with the Windows dirvers. I even had a difficult time getting SP1 to install. (finally had to remove sound drivers that conflicted to get SP1 in and then reinstall them).

I plan to buy a new laptop next year with Windows 7 as mine is slowing down and no room for more Ram I also wanted to wait until after Windows 7 SP1. Meanwhile I just bought a new Cannon Camera (CD says XP and Vista only) and a new printer and I may need some other software.

My question is, am I setting myself up now for big problems later when I buy a Windows 7 Notebook if I am buying things now that do not show Windows 7 ready yet? Will it be all the Vista problems all over again or with Windows 7 is it much easier and smoother to update and run Vista approved software? I even wonder if I should return my camera and wait until the camera's Windows 7 version is out...
Thank you,

A: Solved: Wondering about Windows 7 compatibility problems...Is it Vista all over again

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First of all, Installed Paint Shop Pro 8, worked fine, now I'm getting a runtime error. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it, was working fine, then it quit. Now when I try and start it...same runtime error but what's on the screen was an image I was working on BEFORE I uninstalled it (confused!) Secondly, IE is wackin out...I have no menu bar (File, Edit, View..etc) even after a reboot. When a blank page starts my entire screen turns white, the only way around it, is to start the task manager (it goes away briefly...long enough to right click the blank page...screen goes white except I have the option of closing the window.

Lastly, when I restart, the computer hangs. I have to push the button to get it to start right.

Not sure what is going on, but it's making my life hell. Looking for any suggestions.

A:Problems..wondering if they are Vista related

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I have an Inspiron desktop running Windows Vista. What is the right formula for figuring out if all my Drivers are current. I know that when there is a yellow symbol next to the Hardware device that there is a problem. Is it important to go to the Dell website and install the Drivers that are stated to be Urgent. Is there any driver scanning programs that you recommend. I used Driver Agent and it detected that I needed to update a few drivers. I went ahead and did this, and when I scanned again it said I needed to update the same drivers. I have tried to update via Windows looking for the driver automatically, but it always says that I have the most current driver.

I have had some issues with the BSOD whilst browing the Internet and listening to Itunes. The error code is 0X0000007A. Do you think this error code is driver related?

A:Solved: Driver compatibility with Windows Vista

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i have a

CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 524 with HT Technology1
(3.06GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache)Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 20052
Chipset: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200Memory: 512MB DDR (1 × 512MB), 400MHz (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GBHard Drive: 160GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)3Optical Drives: 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
(Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROMMedia Reader: 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0)Video: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 integrated graphics
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot availableSound: 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audioNetwork: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)Modem: 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)Peripherals: Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 (1 in front, 4 in back), VGA external connector, parallel port, serial port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)Dimensions: 14.25"H x 7.25"W x 16"DWeight: 22.5 lbsSoftware: Microsoft Works® 8.52, Microsoft Encarta® Online, Microsoft Office 2003 Student and Teacher Edition trial4, Microsoft Money 2006, Adobe® Reader 7, CyberLink® DVD Sol... Read more

A:wondering about compatibility part please ASAP

The way I read your specs you have a PCI-Express slot for video and that card is AGP so no, it will not work.

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I would like to get a replacement battery. I have a V5-571P and the rest of the model is 6866. The battery is a 14.8V 2350 mAh. The replacements all appear to be 2200 mAh and for model numbers different than 6866. Any idea how compatible these batteries are over a lot of different model numbers? 

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A:Wondering about replacement battery compatibility

The batteries are made for the V5-571P. The specific model # (6866) doesn't matter. The battery for your laptop"Fits Machine Models:ACER: Aspire S3-471,V5,V5-131-2449,V5-131-2682,V5-131-2858,V5-171,V5-171-6422,V5-171-6471,V5-171-6675,V5-171-9620,V5-431,V5-431-2675,V5-431-4407,V5-431-4689,V5-431- 987B4G50Mabb,V5-431-987B4G50Mass,V5-431-987B4G50Mauu,V5-431-987B8G50Mabb,V5-431-987B8G50Mass,V5-431G,V5-431G,V5-431P,V5-471,V5-471-6687,V5-471G,V5-471G,V5-471P,V5-471P- 53314G50Mass,V5-471P-6467,V5-471P-6498,V5-471P-6605,V5-471P-6840,V5-471P-6843,V5-471P-6852,V5-471P-6852,V5-531,V5-531,V5-531-987B4G50Mabb,V5-531-987B4G50Makk,V5-531- 987B4G50Mass,V5-531G,V5-531P,V5-551, V5-551-64454G50Mass,Aspire V5-551-7850,V5-551-8401,V5-551-84554G50Mass,V5-551G,V5-571,V5-571-32364G50Mabb,V5-571-32364G50Makk,V5-571- 323a6G75Mass,V5-571-323b4G50Mabb,V5-571-323b4G50Makk,V5-571-323b4G50Mass,V5-571-323b8G1TMakk,V5-571-323b8G50Makk,V5-571-323b8G50Mass,V5-571-53314G50Makk,V5-571-53314G50Mass,V5- 571-53318G50Makk,V5-571-6119,V5-571-6662 believe this brand is made by Interstate Batteries.

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This is a true newbie question. Right now, I have a 32MB 4X AGP vid card. I've read that an 8X card will fit the slot with no probs, but I won't get the extra speed, on the 4X speed. If I get a 128MB 8X AGP card, will I still get the benefits of the extra MB's or is all that tied into the bus rate difference between 4X and 8X?
I've been playing Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and I'm just really sick and tired of the slow loading during the game and I'm looking for a way to speed it up. Thanks in advance.

A:Newbie wondering about 4XAGP/8X compatibility


As long as you buy a good enogh Gpu, the 4x should not make a differnce.
I have a 4x Ati9700, and it runs halo on high graphics!

So allthogh 8x is faster a good graphics card will make up the differnce.

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I currently run the Vista OS on a laptop which is connected to a network through a router to a printer attached to a desktop running XP. The printer is a Lexmark z53. I currently can print to it no problem from the Vista Laptop. I am considering upgrading to Windows 7 on the Vista Laptop as I have just received my free upgrade disks from Dell. I ran the compatibility checker from Microsoft and it says all set except for the printer. It says it does not support it. My question is this, if the printer is attached to an XP computer that has the appropriate drivers to run the printer on the XP machine does it matter that Windows 7 on the Laptop does not have the appropriate driver? Also, if it does matter, does anyone have a solution that might help out? I really do want to upgrade, but don't want to buy a new printer and darn lexmark is not providing an update to their drivers.

Thanks, David

A:[SOLVED] Vista Upgrade to Windows 7 Compatibility Question

Forget what that website told you, it should work one way or the other. If it doesn't work then you can always get windows xp virtual and then it should work, well may be. But everything should work. It does look like an extremely old printer, so a new printer might be needed to buy... there are no guarantees my friend.

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so im wondering if i can run vista on a P4 3.0GHz cpu, ddr pc2700 333mhz 2gb ram, and visiontek radeon hd 2600 xt 512mb...or just stick with xp pro till i can afford parts for windows 7?

A:[SOLVED] wondering if i can run these specs on a vista OS

Hi -

Do you own a full retail version of Vista?

See if Windows 7 x86 will run on it.

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 90-day Trial --> Windows 7 Enterprise | Trial, Evaluation, Test, Download

ImgBurn download --> The Official ImgBurn Website

Regards. . .



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I have installed the old hard drive from an XP machine into a new Vista machine and cant open any documents receiving the error message " access denied". Help please.


A:Vista XP compatibility problems

Not that I am expert but you may try this,

If posible please Right click on the drive letter, click properties... :) it should open the Properties window, and now please go to the tab which says Security :)

Make sure you have EveryOne added to access list of users with Full control given :)

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I recently bought a computer with Windows Vista, and now Audacity doesn't seem to be able to record streaming audio--all I see is a flat line. (It worked fine when I had XP) I've tried the new Beta version of Audacity 1.3, as well as 1.2.6 and Audacity Portable, with no success. For Playback and Recording, I first tried Microsoft Sound Mapper (Input and Output), then I tried Speakers SigmaTel Definition CODEC and Rear Mic SigmaTel CODEC for playback and recording (which correspond to my working devices under the toolbar). No luck. I also downloaded a new SigmaTel driver off the Dell update page.

Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate any advice that others can provide--it's been very frustrating trying to get Audacity to work with Vista. Thanks much.

A:Vista and Audacity compatibility problems

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I have a Kensington Trackball (the original grey square 4 button model) which works great and which I absolutely love. I have had it about 10 years now and it still works perfectly fine. Kensington got a lot of grief (and rightly so) for not providing driver support when migrating it from Windows XP to Vista. That?s a whole other issue however. After some experimenting, I discovered that if I used Kensington Mouseworks 6.2.2 installed natively under Vista Home Premium SP2, my trackball would work perfectly.

Mouseworks 6.2.2 under Vista recognizes the Trackball as exactly what it is and provides me with all of the capabilities and button mapping and programming for the device that I could want and need. I have used it for years that way.

I would like to migrate it to my Windows 7 system now and here is where I am having the problem. If I install Mouseworks natively under Win 7 and with the Trackball attached, Mouseworks only recognizes Trackball as an ordinary mouse and provides none of the software capabilities that it did under Vista. That didn?t really surprise me however because of the changes from Vista to Win 7.

I figured that I could re-install Mouseworks in Vista compatibility mode in Win 7 and it would work once again as it did on my Vista system. When I did that however, there was no difference in the way Mouseworks operated regardless of whether it was installed natively on Win 7 or installed in Vista Compatibility mode. I tried using the compatib... Read more

A:Problems Running Program in Win 7 Vista Compatibility Mode

The Device might not be compatible with Windows 7 period. Go to the manufacture of your mouse device and see if they have compatible drivers for Windows 7. Windows 7 is not Windows Vista or visa versa.

Or purchase a new trackball mouse that is compatible with Windows 7.

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Helping a buddy

put in a cdrw for him and so he had the old spybot etc on his computer so I put the new spybot and it caught a few things they were all fixed
ran adware SE and it caught a few and they are fixed
Thats all there was, I put on IE-SPYAD and script defender and spyblaster.

I don't think there is anything real bad in his HJT LOG but I think there is probably some that needs to come out. Can someone give me some advice on what to do? Thanks, I apperciate any help. Here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:35:56 PM, on 2/11/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Soft... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 98 SE- HJT Log- was wondering if someone had time to look at this for me?

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What is the backward compatibility like of Vista Systems when downgrading to XP?

notebook here built for Win Vista - trying to put XP Home SP2 on it

When you setup for XP Home starts - it says it cannot find any hard disks - even though the hdd is recognized by the BIOS and is in perfect working order - diagnostic has been run on the hdd

A:Solved: Backward Compatibility of Vista Systems to XP

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First post here, so thanks much, for any input. I received a message of Smart Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2 so I am trying to gather info for reinstall of new disk and programs.

Originally, my Gateway M-151X had Vista and I prepared a recovery driver disc from that system. Later, Vista crashed and I decided to install Windows 7. This was done by a computer shop so I don't know if they did anything about the drivers or not. I know I did have to go to Gateway website and reinstall the pointing device driver. What I am trying to decide is whether I can use the recovery driver disc after I install a new hard drive and use Windows 7 as the operating system or if I need to go to the Gateway site and download from their site individually.

Vista shipped on all these M series computers and they don't show but one set of drivers on the download site. Your opinion will be appreciated.

A:Driver compatibility of vista and windows 7

Welcome to TSG Jo3jr,

These are the drivers for your notebook from the manufacturer's web-site.
You will probably only need to download the synaptics device driver. Windows
7 will should automatically install (usually) the chipset, video, audio and networking

Gateway M-151X

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My brother went to install some of his old software onto his laptop and they are prooving problematic on Vista. If I read it correctly on XP and Win-7 this is what the compatibility wizard is for however I can not find the bloddy thing. It is not in the accesseries like it in on XP and there is no quick link for it when I right click like in Win-7 nore can a search turn it up.

Where is it? Is it even in Vista?

A:Compatibility wizard on Windows Vista

You can usually right click on the exe file and select "Run as Administrator" for older apps

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Potential issues were detected with installed applications/devices

These issues do not prevent your upgrade, but some applications and/or devices might not work once your upgrade completes.

SCSI and RAID controllers: SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Media Center Extender

PowerDVD 6

Windows Messenger 5.1

ATI Control Panel

Earthlink Total Access

Can I still install vista without all these programs?

here goes a image.

A:Windows Vista Compatibility Report

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I'm having some compatibility problems with my computer. This was happening for a while, and the only solution for me is to set to compatibility mode to any other OS. The thing is that almost any program (Including a handful of Windows 7 programs like the photo viewer) will crash without compatibility mode. I have to resort to using my image editing program to look at pictures. How do I fix this?

A:Compatibility Problems With Windows 7

What programs and file image (created) formats?

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After updating to windows 10 TH2
when I clicked alt+tab, I saw it's GUI changed like classic style.
I didn't know wheather it's CIS own compatibility issue or updating problems
so, I clean installed windows 10 TH2, and re installed CIS.
and it's happedned again.
is there anyone experience this issue?

A:compatibility problems? after windows 10 TH2

It is possible that your computer hardware is not capable enough to support the graphics/animations of the new Alt+Tab screen in Windows 10.

Perhaps you could share with us some information about your computer's hardware components? Especially the processor (CPU), RAM, and your graphics card (GPU).

If you're not sure how to check for that information, try this tool:


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Hey, i'm just trying to find an answer to something. I just download the windows vista upgarde advisor to see if my computer could run vista when it comes out and the only thing it said wasn't up to par was that my network adapter will not work or be supported. And this makes sense, because when i downloaded the vista beta a couple months ago, i could get my internet to work. I just didn't think it was because it wasn't compatible.

Is this true? Doesn't anyone have a link or some info about unsupported devices? i have a CNET PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. Will i need, of all things to upgrade, a new network adapter to run vista? :suspiciou

A:Network adapter - Windows Vista compatibility

The Cnet site is the first place you will here about Vista compatibility for their products.

If there is a problem with that card and Vista,it would be public pretty soon.

In the worst case scenario,a new card is only $10.

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For those of you who have not yet purchased a new PC and want to get the most out of it by running Vista x64, I recommend looking up your prospective purchase on the
"Windows Vista Hardware Compatibilty List" at the following link:

Windows Quality Online Services: Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List

(You must use Internet Explorer to view this page!)

You use it in the following manner:

For instance., If you have a Notebook, then select "Notebooks & Tablets" in the left margin, then select "Mobile" from the "Drop Down List," then select the manufacturer in the
"Narrow your selection by:" field., such as:
"Acer Incorporated," then select "All" in the "x64 Compatibilty" field, then click the "Go" button on the right, then look for the model you're interested in in the left most column., such as:
"Aspire 5100, AS5101, AS5102, AS5103, AS5104, AS5105." Click on the link and you will be taken to a page where you will see an entry such as the following:

Windows Vista Compatibility:

Windows Vista x86 "Windows Vista"
Windows Vista x64 "Unknown"

If it says "Unknown" to the right of "Windows Vista x64" "DON'T BUY IT!!!"

This will save you newbies much of the untold heartache, that those of us, who purchased our systems within the last year have had to go through, thinking that we bought the "latest... Read more

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My 2005 desktop computer came pre-installed with Windows XP and Word 2002. My new laptop computer came with Windows Vista and Microsoft Works. I have my discs for Word 2002 but I'm afraid to install it since it's a different operating system. Does anyone know if it is compatible with Windows Vista, or will it cause problems? I really don't want to have to purchase another word processing program because I also have Word Perfect X3 (my favorite) but I'm concerned about installing that one too.

A:Windows Vista compatibility with Word 2002?

It will function just fine.

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Here is the article from NVidia. There has been a lot of talk lately that Vista couldn't run on modern cards. That's not true. Here is the link.

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I recently had to purchase a new computer because my old one crapped out. I had Window XP on it and had purchased Microsoft Office Standard (xp version) so I could get Word, Excel and Outlook. Later I purchased another Microsoft Office, XP CD so I could install Publisher. My new computer came with Vista Home Premium. Can I download these applications on my new computer with the Vista operating system or do I need to go by new version of these applications that are Vista compatible? Thanks! Rich

A:Solved: Compatibility Question: Vista Operating System & Microsoft Office (Word, Exc

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I was told when I bought my Notebook that I would be able to install a 2000 or newer version of Microsoft Office. I am currently attempting to install Office XP 2002 Professional and it's not happnin'. I went to Microsoft's website to determine compatibility and even installed a toolkit that still didn't fix the problem. Is this possible? Is it because my version of Office specifically says Office XP? Am I able to perhaps install the Office 2003 version and download something from Microsoft then to allow compatibility?

So frustrated! Not a fan of Vista Office at all....

Thanks much!

A:Compatibility issues with Windows Vista & earlier Office version

Office XP is mostly compatible. Outlook has an issue with not being able to save your email password. Have you tried installing it in compatibilty mode? Don't install it by the autorun from the CD. Browse to the installation program on the CD. Right click on it and on the Compatibilty tab set it to XP SP2 and Run this program as an administrator.

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First of all, I apologize if this is an innapropiate post or in the wrong area, but I looked and did not find any rules stating that this is; and I just want to thank you in advance for any help you are willing to give. Here are my system specs:

Penitum D @ 3.00 GHz
2.00 GB of RAM
2 GeForce 7900 GTX's running in SLI
NVida Stipe HDD @ 300GB
Creavtive Lab's X-Fi Sound Card

(It's a Dell XPS 600)

My question is, should I purchase the 32bit edition of Windows Home Primuin, or the 64 bit? From the reading that I have done, it seems like my RAM may not be quite up to snuff. If it makes any difference, I mostly use this machine for gaming (WoW, Command and Conquer 3, Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R., all the leatest and greatest games). Any advice that you would be willing to give me would be greatly appreciated.

A:Wondering which version of vista to use...

Hi JohnQPublic,

It depends. 64-bit can handle more RAM, while 32-bit has more compatible drivers. Check and see if all your devices have 64-bit Vista drivers for them including the BIOS or Motherboard Chipset. If you are a gamer, then I suppose more RAM and a good Video card will be your thing. Check this link out for all the differences on 32 VS 64 bit at Microsoft.

I use the 64bit and I haven't had any problems with it yet. Of course, all my drivers are 64-bit compatible.

Hope this helps,

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just going with the bandwagon, ive decided to get windows vista business since its only 10 dollars at the Indiana University bookstore.
My computer is a 1.8GHz pentium 4 socket 423 with 1GB of PC800 ram and a 256mb Radeon 9550. ive got 2 hard drives, 30gb master and a 40 gb slave. I was wondering what i need to look out for since im going to have to reinstall windows xp anyhow i though i might as well try vista first just for sh**s and giggles. I really am not too worried about extreme performance, i dont play any games except maybe occasionally HL2, Doom 3 and Battlefield 1942/Vietnam, so not very demanding games.

Before i go through all of this, would it be a good idea to get drivers now or should Vista have lots of old drivers like XP did for windows 98 machines?

thanks for the help guys!

A:getting vista, wondering dangers

If your worried about performance you should be fine as long as you turn off the aero interface after you install it because your graphics card is slow. Drivers wise you will be fine, vista has more drivers than ever and if it doesn't recognize an old piece of hardware that you have just download the driver and install it manually. What puzzles me though is that you can run games such as Doom3 or HL2 on your computer, you must use the lowest graphics settings because games of that caliber will perform terrible on a computer with a 9550. At the moment vista presents lower framerates in games so expect your gaming performance to be even worse than it was with XP. The framerates should inprove over time though as ATI and NVIDIA are coming out with better drivers for vista and microsoft has their own fixes to issue.

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So, I'm having alot of problems with windows vista. I run off of a Dell Inspiron 1501 labtop, and it worked fine until a while back. It wouldn't install updates correctly, and it would freeze often.

It won't install updates, Nothing that has windows in the name responds, (Windows Media Player, Windows Live One Care, etc.) And all my downloads won't work. I went to go download itunes today, and it said it was going to take 23 days.

Can anyone help me?

I use Avira anti-virus and reports come clean.

A:Solved: Windows Vista problems.

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So one day my wireless internet on the computer crashed the switch wouldn't work on the laptop to turn it on i thought it might just be a hardware failure on the fact the switch didn't work anymore so i connect the computer wired in order to go online and fix the issue with Sony online support since they only give fifteen minuets the problem wasn't solved all i got out of it was that i had Malware on the computer that it had messed with some of the networking issues or something like that. so i started uninstalling some of the programs which i didn't need and that i thought cause the problem. then i realized these were install recently so i decided to do a system restore back to before these programs were installed. but i want to make sure i get all of the tweaks worked out and malware removed for sure can anyone help?

A:Solved: Windows vista is having problems...

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Hey all,

I'm having some trouble with uninstalling programs on Vista - when I run a program's uninstaller from either Programs & Features or directly, no wizard appears and the uninstall doesn't take place.

A brief look at task manager shows that the process is running (but nothing shows under the 'applications' tab), and a few days' googling hasn't come up with anything useful.

Does anyone have any idea what might cause this and how to fix it?

Happy to provide any specs or details needed.

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: This isn't restricted to any particular program - it seems to be a general problem.

A:[SOLVED] Uninstall problems (Windows Vista SP2)

Problem solved. It transpired after much investigation that System Restores weren't working on my machine for some reason. Seems the Volume Shadow Copy service responsible for System Restore had been set to manual start for some reason.

I've reset it to automatic and started it, and now things are working fine. Hope that this proves useful to anyone who has the same problem!

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i don't know what happen on my pc my icons are weird i already restore my computer but nothing changed..

A:Solved: Windows Vista icon Problems

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I recently updated Service pack 1 and Window IE 8 on my laptop. Upon rebooting, I lost my audio sound, as well as my touchpad mouse capabilities. Why is this happening? What good is it to do the updates...when it screws up all of the critical settings that were working fine before those updates occurred.

A:Solved: Updating Windows Vista causes problems

hi go to the computer mfr support website for your make and model and download the drivers you need and install

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bare with me as I kinda wrote this as I went along in notepad due to not being able to post it on the internet due to a poor connection........

Hello, I am using a Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Adapter MiMoXR WL-151 but I am having all sorts of wireless network problems trying to connect my desktop, running Windows Vista Business 64-bit to my Linksys WRT54G. I have a Windows XP Laptop that connects fine (wireless/wired) and my old desktop which ran Windows Vista Business 32-bit. I did have a few little problems connecting at first with that but it seemed to sort itself out after a few driver updates and changing the wireless security etc...

I ran the speedtest on Zdnet ( 5 times at roughly 11:30AM the results were:

Run 1: 80 KBS
Run 2: 32 KBS
Run 3: 34KBS
Run 4: 13 KBS
Run 5: 8 KBS.

This is supposed to be on a Virgin Media 10mb Broadband connection where I can easily achieve 450-500 kB/s download speeds on my laptop (wireless) and my old desktop computer running Windowns Vista Business (wireless).

Later that day around 3pm it decided to stop connecting to the wireless network and just showing the "Wireless association failed due to an unknown reason." message. I ran some more speedtests on the same site at 4.50pm and the results this time were:

Run 1: 49 KBS
Run 2: 1767 KBS
Run 3: 1962 KBS
Run 4: 812 KBS
Run 5: 1196 KBS.

Much better speeds, but not what I used to get on my last desktop.

I then got a notification from... Read more

A:Solved: Various Wireless Problems with Windows Vista

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I have an Hp laptop with Windows Vista.I have a problem connecting to the internet through my wireless router.It says connected to local only.When I diagonise the connection it says that there is a problem with my DNS configuration.

When I connect my laptop directly with ethernet, everything works fine.Even when I connect to the internet from my iphone (using wireless router)everything works perfect.I am tired of searching for a solution as I can't seem to find one.Please Help.Thanks

A:Solved: Windows Vista Network Problems

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I purchased a compaq presario c700 last year with windows vista pre-installed. Having realised that it is incompartible with alot of the application programs I'd like to use, I decided to partition the hard drive and instal windows xp also on the pc. But anytime I try the xp installer gives the message 'No hardrive detected'. What could be the cause?

A:Solved: windows vista giving me some problems. Pls help

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I had a previous version of Safari browser on my PC which has Windows Vista on it, and never had any problem with it UNTIL I upgraded to the 5.1 version. Now when I use Safari and have several tabs open, no matter which one I am using...if I use the "back" button on any of the tabs, it takes all of the tabs away and brings me to the home page. Very frustrating!! Does anyone know why this is happening? Solutions?

A:Solved: Problems on Windows Vista with Safari 5.1

I uninstalled Safari 5.0, and re-installed 4.03 and now everything works OK.

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I just recently bought a computer off my brother and he was running windows vista 32 bit, he told me the computer would run alot better if I was using windows 7 64 bit so I went ahead got that.

I installed windows 7 and it ran fine for the entire night I was on it, no problems at all just updating drivers installing games etc. I got off the computer (never shut it off) and when I came back the computer was asleep I moved the mouse and the computer came back on but the monitor was blacked out. I tried restarting, repairing and nothing.

The monitor is a HP w2338H 23 inch widescreen the computer is a 710 dell would there be any conflict between these 2? Also I formatted my harddrive after this all happened and decided to restart i can install and run vista fine but now when I go to upgrade to windows 7 64 bit it does the installation and when it gets to the point where it has to "windows has to restart to continue" point it restarts but goes to that same screen where its blacked out but the monitor is on.

Any help would be great I'm completely stumped at this point if you got any questions about the computer just ask ill be watching this post all day while i try to figure this out

Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Upgrading vista - windows 7 problems

Hello and welcome.

Does it allow you to boot at all? Do you see the BIOS screen or Windows startup screen? It doesn't sound like it's an issue with Windows.

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I was wondering if this anything that came up on the scan could be causing problems.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDCountdown\LCDCountdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:Wondering if this could be causing problems

Hi Orbid,

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Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.
What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all... Read more

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Windows Vista appears to have lost its extension information on the MP3 file type.

The problem occurs in Internet Explorer when saving a .mp3 file from any website. The Save As dialog interprets the .mp3 as a Movie Clip, .mpeg, and proceeds to save and download the file as it would any other .mpeg file. What could be causing this strange file type association in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7? I am on Windows Vista Home Premium.

The problem continues throughout Windows Vista and Windows Explorer. When I edited the program association of .mp3 and set it to play in Windows Media Player, the description for the file read, "File: Windows Media Player file" rather than, "File: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3" or whatever it should read normally. This leads me to suspect that a program botched the file type information on .mp3.

Does anyone have any idea how this problem might be resolved? I have tried changing .mp3 to open in various media players, but the problem appears to be with the code behind file type rather than the programs opening it; furthermore, .mp3 files play fine across all media players without any trouble.

A:Solved: Problems With MP3 File Extension in Windows Vista

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After a cleaning out a friends garage, we've come across an old windows vista laptop that used to belong to her, unfortunately she cannot remember the password to log in. We don't have a password reset disk or the original windows disc and after looking on other forums I've tried starting it in safe mode and logging on as an administrator but the administrator account doesn't appear. I've heard that there is software than you can download, can anybody recommend any or have any other ideas as to how we can get into this laptop, thanks :)

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Basic -Logging In Problems

We don't provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

From the Tech Support Forum Rules & Conduct


Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

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Recently my computer is completely messed up. Windows Update won't update and I continually get an erro "80072FFE". My anti-virus software also won't update. I get internet popups that open a search window with gibberish in the search area and I have never gotten any popups before. My computer constantly popups windows explorer saying "Windows Host Process has stopped working" or "IP Host process has stopped working". Every time I look at the details of these errors it points to svchost.exe but I have searched for solutions on this issues to no avail. I also cannot reach help sites or update sites and have to write this thread on safe mode in order to post it. Please Help!!!

P.S the gmer file attached is just the initial scan because everytime I tried a full scan it shut down my computer. I can try it in safe mode if that would help just please let me know.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brent at 23:02:13.06 on Tue 06/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.923 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\Sys... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Virus Issues --MAJOR PROBLEMS

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I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patience with me during this time.

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Is there a way to check your hardware's compatibility with 64-bit Windows before making the upgrade? I'm using 32-bit currently and want to go to 64 for the extra RAM usage for my games. A lot of the ones I want to play have a 4GB Recommended listing in the specs, but I'm worried some of my hardware won't work.

A:[SOLVED] Checking Windows 7 64-bit Compatibility

use the upgrade advisor Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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Dear all,
I have Windows XP on my computer and I am using firefox for the web. I am currently receiving an update from firefox version 5 that it is available and that I should install it. However, upon installation, it gives a message that it cannot be installed because some programs on the computer are not compatible with firefox 5. The message keeps reappearring insisting to install firefox 5.
What could I do in this case? I would be grateful if you could help.
I look forward to hearing from you,
thank you in advance,

A:[SOLVED] windows XP compatibility with firefox

Despite the name, Firefox 5 is not a major update from Firefox 4. What programs are not compatible with 5? Are they programs or just FF Plugins? Can you go to the programs site and see if they have an update? Or you can just disable the FF updates

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Hi, I recently had the 'security tool' virus on my laptop. I managed to remove it, but after doing that, I was no longer able to use the internet despite being connected. Thanks to Etaf in another thread, I was able to get the internet working again by removing my expired norton antivirus. But now I'm wondering if there was any other problems or malware left behind by the virus, or if I haven't completely removed it or something like that. My laptop is running rather slow, and I've also noticed that it can no longer find our printer to send documents to.

here is a HiJackThis log I have done just now:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:04:57 a.m., on 2/03/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\syste... Read more

A:'Security Tool' virus removed, but now wondering if there are any remaining problems

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I have a Kensington Trackball (Expert Mouse) model 64217, which is the old grey 4 button billiard ball style trackball and which is far and away my preferred mouse device (it?s been around since Windows XP days). Kensington got considerable grief (and rightly so in my opinion) when Vista came out for not providing driver support for this mouse in Vista.

I was fortunate in being able to find a version of Kensington Mouseworks (6.2.2) which installed under Vista and supports my Trackball perfectly...even though Kensington provides no direct support for it under Vista. It provides driver support for not only the Trackball but about 50 or so other mouse devices. My Vista system is Vista Home Premium SP2, 32 bit and I must have been fortunate in finding a combination of Vista levels and Mouseworks driver that still supports my Trackball perfectly under Vista (even though many others have not been able to get their older Trackballs to operate under Vista).

My problem now is that I am migrating my computers from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit but have been unable to complete this change because Mouseworks 6.2.2 will no longer work properly for me under Windows 7. It simply does not provide the support for the various button programming, etc. that it did under my Vista system. In other words, the problem others were experiencing when moving to Vista is now showing up for me when moving to Win 7.

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A:Kensington Trackball OK In Vista But Not In Win7 Vista Compatibility

Maybe you should be using Kensington Trackballworks instead of Mouseworks?


The above is a download link from here:

Software & Drivers - Kensington

It's the first one listed.

I had some issues with freeze-ups at work and they gave me a link to a newer version than they had listed on their site, but I think this one is probably the latest one since it was posted last month.

I realize that you don't have the same trackball that I do, and that this may not work, but I would give it a try at the very least. Mine is a 4-button trackball and it has a scroll ring around the ball.

Hope it works for you, but you won't know until you give it a try.


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Will Microsoft Office 2000 Professional install and function properly on a computer running Windows 7 (64 bit)?

The microsoft Compatibility site was of no help, merely wanted to sell new version of software.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office 2000/Windows 7 Compatibility

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A game I want to play has screwed up looking colors with Windows 7. I want to play it in Windows 95 compatibility mode (which is the OS it was designed for) but whenever I try to play it, it can't read the disc for some reason. It reads the disc fine without compatibility mode.

A:Solved: Windows 95 compatibility mode can't read discs

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I'm trying to upgrade a 32 bit Vista Acer laptop to 32 bit Windows 7 using a USB stick.

When I boot from it and run the wizard, I get to a Compatibility Report page, that says "The computer started using the Windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally..."

When I click 'Close' on that page, it takes me to the "Install Windows" page and when I click Install Now, it says "Setup is starting...", I accept the license terms, click 'upgrade,' and it takes me back to the Compatibility Report page again.

When I restart and remove the USB, obviously it restarts Vista.

What do I need to do to get around this?

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Forgive me if this ground has been covered before.

What is ""? When you click on it, it doesn't maximize -- just sits there. The "##" is a two or three digit number that's never the same.

This minimized box appears on my desktop occasionally, and I usually just right-click/close it to make it go away.

Is this some kind of key logger?

A:Solved: Just wondering

Hi, Usually it's a popup advertisement...some things block the full ad, so you only see the one inch square pop, or you may hear a click or two....sometimes, I get the bigger ad, usually it is a spyware warning (those are NEVER legitimate, dont click on any of those...) or some other ad. Just close them...

They appear on some good sites, shame really...

I use the Google toolbar which has a popup blocker that works pretty well, lots of these around, even Yahoo has one on their toolbar now. Many stand alone popup blockers around, some are not so good.

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I'm just wondering, but are my laptop specs good enough for all around home stuff and games.
Here they are:

Windows Home Premium (Should I get Service Pack 1?)
HP Pavilion dv9727cl Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHZ
Memory (RAM): 1983 MB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
Hard Drive: 220 GB

No clue what's missing, but this is what my computer shows.

PS: Is it bad to download too many programs because I have an anti-virus, CS:S, HL2, DoD, Xfire, Ventrilo, and I was thinking of downloading SC. TY

A:[SOLVED] Just Wondering?

Yeah, most modern games don't require more than 1GB of RAM. The very newest ones, though... some of them require 2GB of RAM. Crysis and Assassin's Creed for the PC both require 3GB of RAM.

I have 120GB of space, and I have a LOT of games.

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I was reading some of the questions in Windows XP and I came on the question of regcleaning. I read it and the replies, and one expert said "Easy Cleaner". Techguy mostly avices to use this program.

So I went to this program, and it has this other program that is called "RegRepair". This will fix your PC, and avoid reformatting your hard drive, with this utility.

My computer is Win XP and I am trying to clean it up.

Has anyone heard of program? Is it ok or not?


A:Solved: Just Wondering

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Helloo, I think this is the correct place for this kinda question, if not, apologies

I was looking for people opinion on how well my PC will run certain games (if it will run them at all that is!)

I have a HP All-In-One 200 Desktop
- Intel Pentium Dual Core E5500 Processor running at 2.8GHz
- Intel G43/45 Express Chipset (Not sure about the dedicated memory, pretty sure my BIOS said 256Mb but I'm not too sure if that's correct)

I was hoping to run games Like Bioshock and Left4Dead.. Do you think it will be alright? If so, what graphics settings should I be aiming for?

Anything else you need to know just ask

A:Solved: Was just wondering....

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Hi all!!! Just had an experience that i never had before, obviously somebody screwing around in yahoo messenger. I was in yahoo chat and somebody didn't like how the conversation was going and asked me to leave. I refused and all of a sudden my computer went totally haywire. I had 126 windows pop up and had to shut down. Before that the task mgr showed the following (don't know if this will help but anyways) it said hammer_24747 shitter_4747 spammer4747,hammer474747 dabomb474747 widow4747 I emailed yahoo but they never replied. I ran my virus scanners but it didn't seem to pick much up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Just Wondering !!!!

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i always do scandisk and then defragmenting once every 2 weeks and wondering if it is appropriate as to do maintenance on a pc? well i always do this but just to get some feedbacks from u guys or any opinion if im doing this right or anything.. just please suggest....

Btw, between the two task (pic attached) .. which one is better or is there any 3rd party software better from what the Micro$oft provide...


A:[SOLVED] just wondering..

you are best to tick both those check boxes when running a disk check.

however the ntfs filesystem is actually fairly ok at keeping itself tidy so maybe you could get away with defragging a little less often. usually fragmentation will only reduce performance significantly when free hard disk space is less than 20%

it is also useful to clear out temp files (a useful program called ccleaner does this for you), and run antispyware software (spybotsd and lavasoft adaware are both good).

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I can go to a sight like this one ( and then sometimes days or weeks later come back and the item I looked at will still be highlighted. This is after running CCleaner and doing a check with Super WinSpy and seeing there are no cookies and the index.dat files have been purged and also deleting the pagefile on reboot.

So how can that link still have the newspaper link I clicked on all those weeks ago still highlighted?

This happens on some other sites also.

PS-Do you see any of the items highlighted?

A:Solved: Just Wondering

I just did a couple of tests and the item does not show up after cleaning with CCleaner. I must have got my sequence of cleaning and checking messed up.

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can you close the laptop (then it goes on standby), but still play music running, or keep the video running (through another monitor)?

A:Solved: wondering if...

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I was wondering, if I did all of the instructions you gave to the other guy...because I have that same virus..
could I post my hijackthis log...
and you could help me?

A:Solved: just wondering

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Is it worth it too scheduled tasks or is it just being lazy? I was told you use up more disk space by doing this is that true.
I know this is not a real problem I'm just curios do not want to waste anybody's time.

A:Solved: Wondering

Scheduling tasks uses no space. It is often very convenient to schedule things that need to be done often, or that you might forget, such as backups of important data so that it won't get lost when the drive fails, defragmenting and disk checking, and so on.

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WinXP-IE8-Outlook Express6

Good morning:

With all the "advise" and internet articles I am reading about the end of XP support in April 2014 and what I should be doing about it, I'm wondering if utilizing the Google Chrome browser and Google Gmail exclusively (both of which I have on my computer, but use infrequently) instead of IE8 and OE6 is a viable option and may improve my computer security if I choose to stay on XP after April?

For me, an older user who is "careful" but savy in my computer usage and will most likely continue to use XP after April, see Windows 7 as the only other option for me if I am forced to change! In reading, it seems email will be the main venue for hacker attacks on older XP systems and Google apparently provides excellent security for browser and email?.

The idea of changing to another operating system just seems too complicated with too many plus and minus pointed out just to get up and running. Also the benefits available in upgrading other than security improvement are of no interest to me at all.

I am stuck in an age void and too fixed in my ways to change and I know there are millions of users just like me with the same feelings.

Please comment to an old guy in need of advise! I value the opinions on this site above all!!


A:Solved: I'm wondering about XP security?

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Ive jsut bought a

INTEL PENTIUM 4 P4 1.8Ghz FSB400 256kb Socket 478 CPU

for my motherboard.....Im jsut wondering if there are any certian kind of heatsink/fan that have to go with this?

A:Solved: Wondering what heatsink+fan can go with this CPU?

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I'm finding it pretty hard to find information anywhere on this particular trojan, Avira Antivirus calls it TR/Dldr.Java.2349. I was just curious if anyone could tell me what it does?


A:Solved: Just wondering if anyone would be able to tell me about this trojan

This is the only amount of information that may be linked to the trojan name you had supplied. Hopefully this may give you any information but I am not sure if it is what you are looking for..


TR/Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ is a trojan that downloads diverse packed malware infections onto the infected system and gives access to distant hackers. TR/Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ infects systems through shareware/freeware, ActiveX, video codec and file-sharing program downloads or through adult content web sites. After activating trojan TR/Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ, it will generate and install corrupt nc.exe files in system32 and flood the pc with mass pop up messages.

Additional facts..

TR/Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ trojan indications:

Strange Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ malware files running in system task manager, persistent tower speaker beep sounds
Valid system files, registry keys and dlls files missing, resulting "Blue screen" error
Hijacked desktop toolbar, wallpaper, tray icons and windows shortcuts
Pop up blocker software quits working, overflowed computer with adult and porn pop ups
Browser settings and seach pages redirected to annoying Web sites
Difficult to clean Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ manually, infects system files to resume at Windows start up
Hinder Internet transfer rate, decreased browsing performance and frequent browser shut downs
Behaviors of TR/Dldr.Java.OpenConnection.AQ trojan:

Sneak... Read more

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I use Windows XP and i have paytime.exe on my system but i can't delete it - even in safe mode.

I'll just show you my HIJACK this log and if you see somethin wrong let me know, also can you recommend any programs for anti-virus/spy-ware all that stuff! Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:36:33, on 12/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

A:Solved: Just wondering if anyone could check it out

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

I hope this thread has helpe... Read more

A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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Ok so a friend gave me an old Emachine T5062. It has a 300 watt PSU in it. I'm going to put in a GT 430. Was wondering if it would be compatible. I have a 8400GS in it at the moment, and it's workiing smoothly. But this is a big leap in tech. Just going to ask you guys, because I trust all of you.

A:Solved: Was wondering if this GPU would work in this old puter.

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I was just wondering, a couple of days ago I was playing a game on my PC, and during it I requested a document to be printed. While I requested it to be printed, a popup popped up saying that the computer virtual memory is low (because of the game). I returned to the game and I saw that the printer wasn't printing anything, so I exited the game, and I checked the printer icon in the taskbar. There was a red ! next to the printer icon. I double clicked on it and it said that there was a printing error. How did it happen?

Windows XP Pro

A:Solved: Just Wondering( Printing Erorr )

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hey folks, i have an ASRock(ASUS) mobo K7VM2, and am wondering if I am sharing my memory with the video capabilities?? Not sure if I phrased the question proper?? I have an MSI MX4000-T128 agp, but my mobo has 'onboard' video? Just want to figure if I'm getting all I can out of my machine?? Thanks all, Graiskye

A:Solved: Wondering if I am sharing my memory???

Start/programs/accessories/system tools/system information.

Look to see how much memory is available to windows. If all the memory isn't available go into your bios and look for a place to disable onboard video.

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i been hearing around on blogs and forums that windows "reserves" 20% of you internets bandwidth for " background" updates. is this true if so what does it fully affect and how do i disable or atleast lower the precent

A:been wondering about networking+ windows

Hello Emmett,

This is really nothing to worry about or needs to be changed.

By default, Windows can reserve up to 20 percent of the network bandwidth for QoS traffic handled by the QoS Packet Scheduler. One hundred percent of the network bandwidth is available to be shared by all programs unless a program (Ex: Windows Update) specifically requests priority bandwidth. This 20 percent reserved bandwidth is still available to other programs unless the requesting program (Ex: VoIP applications) is sending data. Windows can then restrict the best effort traffic to a minimum of 80 percent of the bandwidth to the other programs so that the high priority traffic can be accommodated. If the program that reserved the bandwidth is not sending sufficient data to use it, the unused part of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data flows on the same host.

(same in Windows 7)
QoS Bandwidth Reserve Limit

Hope this helps,

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I am looking to buy a Gateway GT5662 Desktop computer - Vista OS but want to be able to run the programs that run on my XP OS but are not compatible with Vista. I have the information on how to do a dual boot with one hard drive or two and have found all the drivers for the components to be able to use XP OS except for one piece - and that is the motherboard. Here are the main specs:
MCP61PM-GM motherboard with an nVidia nForce 430 chipset
2.2-GHz AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core processor
DX10-ready ATI Radeon HD 2400XT card
500GB SATA hard drive
As I have searched uneventful for this motherboard and drivers that might be found I came across this article which is copied below and am wondering is this the answer to my problems in using programs on Vista that are not compatible:

Using Windows Vista Compatibility Mode:
Windows Vista, like any new operating system, will have problems running some older versions of applications. This is especially true in Vista, considering all the changes. Thankfully there is a compatibility mode that can be easily set per application.

To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu.

Select the Compatibility tab:
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You can choose to run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode, or even all the way back to Windows 95 compatibility.

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I am wanting to know if some/most/all hardware that is compatible with Vista is also compatible with 7. I upgraded to 7 a few months ago and so far have had no issues.

Some USB devices for example say supported by XP/Vista but do not not mention 7. I am thinking that it is more that they are lagging in saying what they do support.

One item I have noticed this with is Bluetooth dongles.

Look forward to what people have to say form experience and factual knowledge.


Life was so much simpler in the '60's

A:Vista to 7 compatibility

Hello Cogs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This link below from Microsoft can help determine if software or hardware is compatible with Windows 7 or not.

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs and Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, and Downloads

In addition, you can also check at the device manufacturer's website in their download/support area to see if they may have a Windows 7 driver version available for the device. Usually if it runs in Vista, it will run in Windows 7 as well.

Hope this helps,

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Hi All
I've just bought a new computer which is running Vista Home Premium. My nephew bought Hornby Virtual Railway last year and we are having problems loading it onto my computer. There is an error message that the operating system is not adequate to run the application.

I've contacted Hornby and they have recommended loading it in XP Compatability Mode and questionned the graphics drivers. I have a 256Mb NVidia GeForce 7900GS with 2Gb of RAM on an Intel Dual Core 6400 running at 2.13GHZ so I can't see that that's the problem.

I've searched the computer but can't find anything like this. Any one got any bright ideas or are we into a simple 'this can't run on Vista' moment?


A:Vista compatibility

I have not messed with Vista too much yet since I have not received my copy yet, but in XP, if you right-click on the desktop icon, you can navigate through the window that pops up and find "compatibility mode". Try that to see if Vista has the same option for "XP Compatability".

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We're trying to customize a new computer, but are waiting because we don't know if we are able to run a couple of programs...

1) We are wanting to use Dragon Naturally Speaking (Preferred) 9.0. We are told by Dragon that it will not run with 64-bit system (only 32), but HP tells us it will. Does anyone know?

2) The other program is Edius 4.5, for videoediting. Will it run with Vista at all? It looks like it doesn't...

We tried to go to the link here to see compatbility with Vista, but couldn't figure it out...


A:Compatibility with VISTA

The problem with the 64-bit version of DNS is not that it won't work in a 64-bit environment. If you could get it installed, it would work in a 64-bit environment. In fact, some of us have done this by going through the back door. However, the problem with running DNS 9.5 in a 64-bit environment is that it works fine for 32-bit applications, but the 64-bit thunking requires an excessive amount of time and results in DNS performing way too slowly. The reason that Nuance has locked out the ability to install it on a 64-bit OS is because they don't want the technical support nightmare that would result. In other words, if they were to allow it to be installed on a 64-bit OS they would end up getting 10 times the number of complaints from users who would say, "If I can install it on a 64-bit OS, why does it support fully 64-bit applications?" And, in addition, they would receive nothing but complaints saying that if you're going to make it installable on a 64-bit OS, why isn't it fully compatible with 64-bit applications. In other words, they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Therefore, it's a lot less expensive and a lot easier to deal with the "damned if they don't" side of the coin.

This question is obviously dated but if anyone else out there was curious this is the answer.

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i really need to rant here about this issue --i have a 64 bit vista ultimate laptop and i have gotten so tired of seeing vista compatible or vista ready ---what they really mean is vista 32 bit ready --- why oh why can't they distinguish when everyone knows that 32 bit ready or compatible does NOT imply 64 bit ready or compatible --- once again just this morning i attempted to download the new special vista version of yahoo messenger only to discover its not suitable for 64 bit system --which is even more frustrating as the 8.1 version works just fine on my laptop --- that now said ----

where is there a complete list of 64 BIT COMPATIBLE/READY SOFTWARE for vista --- the list must distinguish from just vista ready or 32 bit software --- thanks i appreciate your help in this ---

A:Vista 64 Bit Compatibility

Here's a list for 64 bit - haven't used it myself tho'

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I have a friend whom I helped to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit - he has a Dell machine and we used the Dell upgrade offer to perform the upgrade. Apart from the instructions being a little bit sparse this went OK and his Win 7 system seems to be working fine.

However one thing really puzzled us. He uses Nikon's PictureProject since he likes the way it allows him to create logical folders for his photos. The problem is that although this app worked absolutely fine on Vista (and XP Home Edition prior to that), it fails to start up on Win 7. I've tried compatibility mode in Win 7 (both Vista SP2 and XP) but neither change the situation at all. Now Nikon say the app is not supported on Win 7 (since they claim it is replaced by another app, which does not provide identical function - this statement appeared on Oct 19th), so there is unlikely to be any support form Nikon. However I'm still interested in why the app should fail to start on Win 7 when it worked on Vista?

We're not talking about connecting to a camera or scanner - just viewing and organising JPEG photos. Does anyone have any thoughts on why it is not working, and what I could try to see if it can be persuaded to spring into life?

A:Compatibility with Vista

if you cant run that program using comparability mode.. then the next choice will be xp mode for windows 7...

you can download from here

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Hi Techs.
Got the 7 year itch and purchased a laptop with Vista. Now I have to transfer business files and data from an old desktop running ME and Win97 software. Considering external hard drive but discovered that compatibility with Vista is not readily spelled out in the web discount ads. The same with routers and modems for DSL. The Lap is getting dusty till I figure this all out. I'm a starving artisan not a techie. Where does one find out before the purchase mistake? HELP! please.

A:Vista Compatibility

Here's the deal with those devices you mentioned. They use standard interfaces and as long as they are compatible with those interfaces then those EXTERNAL devices do not need a driver to work with Vista.

Router is connected to your computer probably through an ethernet connection. If your network interface works on your new laptop then the router will work.

External hard drive uses either SATA or USB or FireWire. If you have any of those plugin ports in your laptop then they should be already configured and you do not need a driver to use the external hard drive.

Modem *should* already be included in your new laptop, as most modems are built in to the laptop these days. If you do not have a builtin modem then you can get a USB modem that's Vista compatible or a PC Card Modem that's Vista Compatible.

Since your laptop comes pre-configured with Vista, I'm going to assume that all the peripherals that are built in to your laptop are already configured for Vista and work correctly.

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I am a total computer novice so would be grateful for a non technical answer if anyone can help me!!
I have downloaded some files from my Windows Vista computer onto a disc for my boss but when she tried them in her Windows XP it could not read them??Why is this and what can I do about it?? The same thing happened when i tried to email them to her??
HELP!!!! I really dont know what i am doing!!

A:vista and xp compatibility??

Originally Posted by hels

I am a total computer novice so would be grateful for a non technical answer if anyone can help me!!
I have downloaded some files from my Windows Vista computer onto a disc for my boss but when she tried them in her Windows XP it could not read them??Why is this and what can I do about it?? The same thing happened when i tried to email them to her??
HELP!!!! I really dont know what i am doing!!

What files?

If you're talking about files created in Office 2007, then your boss has two choices - install Office 2007 or download the Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack for Office 2003. The third choice is for you to re-open those files in your Office 2007, then use the Save As command, this time specifying that the files be saved as Office 97/2003 files.

But I really cannot give any answer until I know exactly what files you have copied and what program is used to open them.

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I have just returned my new laptop to the shop because I had a few problems with it.

They told me that one of the problems (the computer had become very slow at times) was because the antivirus/antispyware programs I was using were very likely incompatible with Vista and with each other.

The programs I was using were:-

Avast free antivirus
Comodo free firewall
Spybot search and destroy
C Cleaner

Are these likely to have been a problem with Vista?

A:Vista Compatibility

Well, speaking from personal experience I would say no. I currently have all of those on Vista except for Ad-Aware which I did have installed to test for a while. I never had a compatibility problem with any of them.

Edit to add: Just to be thorough, the only things there that might have caused problems as far as I can see would be if you were running Ad-Aware's real-time protection and Spybot's TeaTimer, but you would have had to have bought Ad-Aware for that to even be an issue.

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After installing IE9 on my Vista 64-bit computer, and running System File Checker, I get an error message that SFC has found corrupt files and is fixing them...You can access more info in the (Logs), CBS File...When I uninstall IE9, converting back to IE8 and run SFC it finds no integrity violations...Have contacted tech support at Microsoft to no-avail....Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, as its been 3 months and have installed IE9 twice and uninstalled it twice...Would like to have it on my rig, just don't care for corrupt system files...

A:Vista 64-bit & IE9 Compatibility

Hi Bobster52, are you using the 64bit version of Internet Explorer? Also, are you having any other issues with programs that you have downloaded as it might be due to a corrupt download. Have you tried downloading IE9 via another connection and seeing if there is still an issue?

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I just bought a new pc with windows vista. Does everything I use have to be Vista compatible. Some things don't say if they are or not.

A:Vista Compatibility

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Hi, I have a HP Compaq NX5000 running Window XP Home. I have purchased Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and I have ran the Windows Vista Compatibility Advisor and came across some problems and wondered whether any one could please help on some of the issues.

I have a few hardware problems that I will solve but I have some other issues:
Intel® PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter - After installing Windows Vista, this device will not work.

Also the following programs won't run properly:

Download Accelerator Plus, The Sims 2, WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER??? and MS SyncToy



A:Vista Compatibility Help!!!

I know the sims 2 is not vista compatible yet-you have to run it in xp compatability mode-i would have a go with that on the others too....though i have msn live messenger and it works fine-have you uninstalled and reinstalled it

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I'm about to get a new notebook and i'm reluctantly changing to vista.

Does firefox work ok on vista?

i've heard mixed things about it:-

wrecks your os
sytem creashes
wont install
doesnt run properly

to name a few..

A:Compatibility With Vista

Hi, I don't use firefox but Vista on its own has those problems already. One of my house mates has vista and uses firefox a lot and never seemed to have a problem with it. Maybe try installing firefox on it first and if it goes bad, reinstall Vista.

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i bought a dell inpiron e1505 in june of 2006. i got the ultrasharp display on it. it was also advertised as a vista ready pc. it even has the vista capable sticker. i recently went to the dell website and built a laptop with the same specs as i have right now. when i select the highest level of the screen option it says that: Your selection of the 15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA is not compatible with Express Upgrade to Windows Vista Media Center or Pro.

how could vista not be able to support the latest configuration options for a screen?
i had problems with my screen when i installed vista to try out.
is this something to call dell and complain about or will this issue be resolved when vista ships?

A:Vista compatibility

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Is Office 97 that was upgraded to Office 2000 compatibile with Vista Home Prem?

A:Vista Compatibility

Everything but the Outlook Contacts. Use the Address Book instead.

Courtney sends....

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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When I try to uninstall or install a program that uses "Windows Installer" I get error message 0641. The window reads " Windows Installer could not be accessed"
I have been working with a Microsoft tech. for four weeks now, and every thing she has told me to do, I've di\one , but installer still does not work.
She wants me to re-install Vista using the "Upgrade Option", but it is grayed out. Help!

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Okay, in my grade 11 engineering class, we have been taking apart computers to see how they work, and then putting them back together again. I have had alreadly had experience with this so I knew what to take out and not tot take out. Most computers were second hand, and had 2000 on them, except for mine which was very, very interesting. I had a computer with a version of NT Server Edition, it also had a AGP 4x card, and Sound Card, SCISI Drive, a ATA Hard Drive, CD and Floppy, and surprisingly a Tape Drive. My teacher who is wonderful at her job, also surprised all of us since she only had boot floopies for 98 and not 2000. She wants us to find ways of installing and reformating the computer for 98. I downloaded DBAN but she wants a reformat not a wipe, so how will I reformat the NFTS drives to FAT 32, and what is the easiest possible way of doing so. Also since these are second hand, mine has a an account on it and even if we connected it back to the school network it will not see the domain for that network making it not accessible by her, or me. My teacher being the being a network admin, doesn't know the password. So is there anyway I can do this without the need of logging into a account, or can I reset the account password?

A:Wondering about reformating Windows NT Server Edtion to Windows 98

Assuming there is no data on the drive you need to save, just boot with the Win98 disk (don't need CD-ROM support, run fdisk and delete the NTFS partition, then create a new partition. You'll reboot to the Boot floppy again (with CD-ROM support this time) then format the disk as FAT32.
Insert the Win98 CD, switch to the drive letter of the CD (usually E if only one hard drive as Ram drive is assigned D) and type setup.



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Used to love UBI SOFT SILENT HUNTER 2, how can I find out if a game title is VISTA compat? I went to MS, but cannot find this so called easy answer? Is there a site to test vista compat game titles, etc.?

A:Game Compatibility With Vista

Try here:

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Tonight I had a little "breakthrough" I thought I would share.

Intuitively, one would understand that it is necessary to run a softwares executible in Compatibility Mode but tonight I discovered that one particular program needed it's INSTALLER to run in compatiblity mode also.

If I ran the Installer without having it set for XP SP2, the executable would not run even if IT was in compatibility mode.

However, once I adjusted the installer (and reinstalled) the executable ran just fun in compatibility mode.

This raises some questions for me.

If a software's "launch" executable runs OTHER executables, will they need to be configured to run in "SP2 Mode" also ?

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Is it just my perception but does Vista lack alot of the backwards compatibility that XP and its predecessors had?

Usually in the relm of drivers you have a large base that just gets larger with the new release. It almost looks as though some of the XP okay devices just no longer work. Where when XP was released alot of the 98/NT/2000 stuff was all incorporated into it.

In the realm of games you had all the compatiblity modes that really helped older games. Now with vista some of the games not more than a couple years old that work fine in XP no longer function in Vista even under these compatibiilty modes.

In the realm of Apllications there are quite a few XP built applications that just no longer function and have to be revamped to work as well.

I know Vista has alot of improvements but so has every other OS prior but they still managed to hold onto the fact that you could use alot of older software as well.

What are your thoughts on Vista and its apparent disregard for existing platforms and media that is currently released?

I keep wanting to go to Vista on my home machine (i have it set to dual boot) but I keep finding a ton of reasons I have to boot back into the Windows XP disk. This really never happened to me on prior releases at all and I am a little shocked at this transition.

A:Is it just me? Vista and backwards compatibility.

Yes, there are a lot of hardware and software that will not work with Vista. The hardware issue is that the OEM's have elected NOT to support the not so old hardware, that is NOT a Microsoft problem. The same goes for some of the software, but with the security changes and the way programs can not make changes to the protected system as they could before, you are going to need a new version of that game and/or program.

Games are hit real hard as they were always messing with the system, but most useful programs will run under the compatibility mode.

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Tonight I had a little "breakthrough" I thought I would share.

Intuitively, one would understand that it is necessary to run a softwares executible in Compatibility Mode but tonight I discovered that one particular program needed it's INSTALLER to run in compatiblity mode also.

If I ran the Installer without having it set for XP SP2, the executable would not run even if IT was in compatibility mode.

However, once I adjusted the installer (and reinstalled) the executable ran just fun in compatibility mode.

This raises some questions for me.

If a software's "launch" executable runs OTHER executables, will they need to be configured to run in "SP2 Mode" also ?

A:Tip on Using Vista Compatibility Mode

I keep hearing of running an "installer" that different to clicking on a program to make it run in exe. mode?

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Having bought new laptop, tried installing 12 month old printer but says not supported by Vista. Have heard there is a patch available Any advice?

A:printer compatibility with Vista

whats the printer name/model #?

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I have a new computer with Vista. Can anyone tell me if my HP Officejet 6210 All-In-One is compatible with Vista? I don't want to install it first because it's a hassle to uninstall. It leaves alot of stuff on even though I uninstall. Is it worth just buying a new one that is Vista compatible?

A:HP copier compatibility with Vista

you can always go to type in model of your printer,and it will bring up some information on it. you want to select drivers and software, i'm going with a yes. you can always download the drivers from the website as well.

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I recently got a new computer with windows VISTA.

Problem is, my old games won't work anymore.

Here's a screenshot from one of my older games:

I tried using the compatibility tab:

Unfortunately I get a different kind of mistake under windows 95/98 under the compatibility tab:

It says: ''unexecpted mistake while opening protection. Error type 3.''

I don't understand. I've tried removing the CD and putting it back in but it still doesn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Compatibility problem with VISTA

Try checking "run as administrator"

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