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Switching laptop's hard drive

Idiot's guide to replacing my Windows Vista (don't judge me!) laptop hardrive?. Preferably by "cloning" the old drive onto the new one (I suspect via another external hard drive / backup).
posted by ewan on Feb 4, 2012 - 4 answers

"Windows Explorer is not responding." Really?

Switching between Excel and Word on a laptop running Vista is problematic because a long-deleted browser is not responding. The hell? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jul 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Open operating system

I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
posted by ExitPursuedByBear on May 23, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I salvage my data from a Vista laptop that won't boot?

My laptop's Vista install is borked and now it won't start up. How can I salvage my data? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 answers

BitLocker and the battery NomNoms

How much will BitLocker eat my battery? [more inside]
posted by @homer on Aug 31, 2009 - 3 answers

install Windows XP on Vista laptop

Trouble installing windows xp on a vista laptop (Acer 6530) [more inside]
posted by gigimakka on Aug 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Laptop connects to wireless network but not to internet

Laptop (running Vista) connects to home wireless network full strength but not to internet. The other laptop (OS X) connects to internet wirelessly no problem. The Vista laptop can connect the internet via ethernet cable. This seems to be a common problem but i cannot find an appropriate solution [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Jul 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Defragging problems

I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista (alas) and a recent spate of problems (extremely slow operations, mostly) seemed to have possibly been caused by fragmentation. I tried defragging, with mixed success. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Apr 30, 2009 - 9 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Laptop and projector need to play together nicely.

Managing a projector with a laptop at a different resolution. The short: classroom training sessions with a Dell laptop hooked up to a projector is giving me some issues, looking for advice on how to rectify the situation. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Mar 4, 2009 - 3 answers

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista.

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go. Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
posted by cheero on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Where is Vista Contrast Adjust?

How do I adjust the contrast on my Inspiron running Vista? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Jan 14, 2009 - 3 answers

I love Vista, hate the way it handles flash drives. Obi-Wan, Help Me!

I love Vista, hate the way it handles flash drives. Obi-Wan, Help Me! I use a Vista laptop and an XP desktop for work. When I copy anything from the XP machine on my flash drive and use it on my Vista Laptop, it won't let me delete or re-save it after editing, saying the file is Read-Only. Even if I copy something to it from the Vista machine it always asks to confirm things. I know UAC is a pain in the neck but is there anyway around it's behaviour on flashdrives?
posted by damiano99 on Dec 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Laptop RIP?

I think I killed my laptop with SpeedFan and a spill. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 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

How can I clean my computer when it won't let me?

I need to swab my old laptop as completely as possible before I sell it... the only problem is, I don't have a restore or new operating system disc. Please help! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Aug 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Do I hate HP, Vista, or Walmart?

Tell me i didnt waste $1,060 on this laptop [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on May 20, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me adopt a happy laptop

When should I buy a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on May 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Ram with a View

Going to try "downgrade" my new laptop from Vista to XP. Most painless method? Software to identify all drivers or other methods? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Feb 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Vista ate my music.

I bought a Toshiba Satellite with Vista two weeks ago - until today everything was fine. Then the music came to an end. Itunes freezes on 0:00 and Windows Media Player simply won't play any of it - including the sample music that came with the machine. As of yesterday I was listening happily - how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I trade my PC Laptop for a Macbook?

I was talking with a friend who owns a Macbook. She was talking about how she doesn't really use it for much and is looking for something newer. I mentioned that I just got my laptop but that I didn't like Vista and have been interested in Macs. Long story short, we came to the conclusion that we might each like to trade out laptops. I'm wondering if this sounds like a fair trade: [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Dec 12, 2007 - 36 answers

Insomniac Laptop

How do I prevent my Vista laptop from spontaneously waking up from hibernation? [more inside]
posted by grandsham on Oct 19, 2007 - 3 answers

New laptop with XP for under $500?

Is it possible to buy a new laptop for around $500 with Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Sep 30, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I get a Vista laptop over its wireless quirk?

Why does my laptop disconnect after it wakes up? [more inside]
posted by Cricket on Aug 12, 2007 - 10 answers

One foot in the grave (ie XP)

Is this stupid: buying a Vista laptop intending to immediately install and dual boot XP Professional? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Apr 27, 2007 - 15 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

Laptops for sale with XP?

I'm saving up for a laptop, but I don't want Vista. Can I buy a new laptop with XP installed? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jan 29, 2007 - 4 answers

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