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Download Excel on a PC running Vista

Need to get MS Excel on a PC running Windows Vista. Latest Excel versions seem to require Windows 7 or 8. Any help on where I can get a downloadable version of Excel for Vista?
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza on Jun 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Migrating from XP to Vista... the hard way.

My XP desktop's motherboard spitzensparken. Kaput. Can anyone share advice on how best to migrate the contents of a crufty, crowded XP boot drive, to a new Vista system build, ideally booting on a new solid state drive? (Hardware recommendations on a new system are also welcome!) [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Derdum Derdim

Help me identify the magical usb device that keeps disconnecting from my PC... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Oct 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Trying to get old files from older HDD

I'm trying to get my old files off of an old Hard-disk. Old PC is XP newer PC is Vista. I removed the Hardisk from the OLD computer. I bought a USB to SATA/IDE cable. When I plug in the Hard-disk via USB, I hear the confirmation tone that you hear everytime you plug in a USB. I see a "ST340082 0AS SCSI Disk Device" in the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the tray. but I do not see the Drive. I can't really afford an External Hard drive. But I will eventually if I have to. Cna anyone help me please.
posted by Student of Man on Oct 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Is now the right time to buy a new PC?

My trusty 3-year old home office PC is starting to drag a bit, so I'm thinking about replacing it. Should I bite the bullet and buy something with Vista? Go with XP, even if it means not getting the latest Intel processor? Or, should I wait until Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Apr 21, 2009 - 25 answers

Two fingers are better than one.

Tell me how to make this laptop, running Vista 64, do the Mac two-finger scroll.
posted by Nonce on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

My Brand New Computer Won't Boot from the DVD Drive! Help!

My brand new Core i7 computer will not boot from the DVD Drive to install Vista - please help me tell my bios what they need to know to make this thing boot! (screen shots included inside, along with full details) [more inside]
posted by adi on Dec 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Need to simplify Vista. Please do not answer "get a mac."

What can I do to simplify my parents' new PC? I've never used Vista before. [more inside]
posted by hooray on Nov 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Building a uber powerful gaming pc, need your help

Building a uber powerful gaming pc, what parts to buy as I don't want to be a sucker. Need your help. Intel Core i7 [more inside]
posted by spinko on Nov 22, 2008 - 26 answers

Make my Vista Arrow Keys Work.

How do I set up my arrow keys to cycle forward/backward in firefox? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Oct 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I use the B: drive on my PC?

Can I use B: as a drive letter, on a modern windows PC, without messing things up? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Sep 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators?

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Aug 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Will XP soon be going the way of the Caribbean monk seal?

I'm buying a new desktop PC. What would be the ramifications of getting one with XP installed instead of Vista? Will I regret it? [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man on Jun 8, 2008 - 34 answers

Getting snookered trying to connect a new laptop running Vista Home Basic to our fully functional home WLAN!

I have recently received a brand new HP530 laptop sporting an Intel Celeron M chip at 1.6GHz running a pre-installed version of Microsoft Windows Home Basic. Lovely to look at, but I rapidly came to grief attempting to connect to my BT HomeHub WLAN which works just fine for my iMac and another laptop PC. [more inside]
posted by kairab on May 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Standard new PC blues

Various quandaries in building a new PC [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on May 13, 2008 - 21 answers

Optimal OS for my ultramobile PC?

What operating system should I use for my Fujitsu U1010 UMPC? [more inside]
posted by Phred182 on May 6, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I resume file sharing wirelessly between a Mac and a PC after the Mac has returned from sleep mode?

Can anyone help me figure out how to resume file sharing capabilities between my MacBook Pro and my Windows Vista PC after my 'Book has been in Sleep mode? [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 2, 2008 - 2 answers

How did I screw up my Vista toolbar?

I was working on a paper last night, basically half dead, and somehow I managed to change my toolbar. Here is a picture (Click on it for a close up with a helpful paint arrow). Instead of being a row of my windows, it now shows two of the windows open (icon only) with a scroll bar on the right side. I have Vista Home Premium 32. This is a major annoyance because I'm trying to write papers and I have about a billion windows open, so any help received, I'm grateful for.
posted by alcopop on May 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Seperating voice chat and music outputs on a PC.

A friend had a question I was uncertain about... is there a way on a laptop running Vista -- short of having two sound cards -- where you can have Ventrillo voice chat through any kind of headphones, while at the same time having entirely seperate streaming radio playing to speakers through the audio out port on the laptop? She's open to any kind of headphones or any streaming audio software which would support this. Failing this... is there a good, simple, ideally non-invasive workaround to add a second sound card to a laptop?
posted by markkraft on Apr 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Upgrade to XP Pro or buy more ram?

I bought a refurbed Emachine for my kids. I've put 1.5 gb ram into it, but it came with Vista and feels sluggish. Should I upgrade to XP Pro? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Dec 21, 2007 - 24 answers

Drive distopia

Vista disk space filter: What's eating 190 GB on my computer? [more inside]
posted by gavia on Nov 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me learn to live with Vista

Help me learn to live with Vista. Tips, modifications, downloads sought. [more inside]
posted by Mozzie on Sep 13, 2007 - 11 answers

MCE and Tablet edition on one Vista Machine?

Can Vista Laptops Have the equivalent of both Windows XP Tablet edition and Media Center Edition on one system without having to boot into separate partitions? [more inside]
posted by Apo11o on Feb 28, 2007 - 4 answers

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