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"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

Ultimate OS?

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop and am looking forward to stepping up to Windows 7. This is a great deal that would allow me to upgrade from Home Premium to Vista Ultimate which would then qualify me for Windows 7 Ultimate, right? [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Jul 2, 2009 - 9 answers

64-bit Vista on Mac Pro?

I'm thinking of getting one of the new desktop Mac Pros recently announced. I'd like to both run Apple's OS X and also use Boot Camp to run 64-bit Windows Vista on it. The question is: will I be able to use the Mac Pro's keyboard and mouse with Vista? Will I be able to use an Apple Cinema Display with Vista? [more inside]
posted by richg on Mar 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Missing Pinyin IME keyboard

Trying to add Chinese as an input language in Windows Vista Ultimate, but the Pinyin IME keyboard option does not appear. Selecting any of the Chinese languages (PRC/Taiwan etc) only brings up the option of a "US keyboard". How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by hellopanda on Jan 11, 2009 - 6 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

How can we NOT move to Vista without hoarding XP licenses?

Can someone clarify how (volume?) licensing of XP is going to work when we refuse to move to Vista? Reading all day, nothing makes sense. Not that long left to figure it out. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you rate that ?

With respect to Vista - how are "Required System Ratings" defined ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Microsoft Vista Business in Japanese/Chinese

Where can I buy the Japanese version and a Chinese version of Microsoft Vista Business online for use in the United States? Media and license. [more inside]
posted by schnee on May 1, 2008 - 4 answers

how to re-enable wmp11 combining artists/albums/etc?

I checked "Don't ask me again" when dragging one artist into another in WMP11 on vista in order to change all the names from one to another (to combine "the beatles" and "beatles" into one, in this case), expecting it to just do it without asking in the future, but now I've lost this functionality altogether. How can I re-enable it?
posted by lrodman on Mar 22, 2008 - 1 answer

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman on Mar 13, 2008 - 0 answers

Is there an actual name for the "Start Menu" user interface element in Vista?

Is there an actual name for the "Start Menu" user interface element in Vista? It also shows up in Office 2007 and holds all the "Open, Save As . . ." file operations. [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What do you do whan "save early and save often" backfires?

How do I solve this annoying Vista bug? About 10% of the time when I open a file browser dialog from within a program (save as, open file, etc.) the program immediately closes. No error, no warning, the program is just gone. I have not been able to find a solution with google. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Nov 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get my Vista machine to process MPEGs?

My Vista machine has some printer software installed on it that is interfering with any process involving film editing or conversion - can anyone give me some advice about how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by sleep_walker on Nov 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Windows Refund: Bought Laptop from Dell Outlet. Dell Refusing to Give me a Refund for Windows Vista

Dell Outlet Windows / OS Refund. [more inside]
posted by BillyRayMae on Oct 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Making Colonization work in Vista

Can't play Colonization in Vista... [more inside]
posted by saladin on Sep 21, 2007 - 6 answers

IP over Firewire in Vista

I see that Microsoft has quietly dropped IP networking over Firewire/1394 from Windows Vista. Is there any possible way to enable it, using third-party drivers or software?
posted by nervestaple on Aug 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Third Times a charm

I am building a new computer and was wondering if this setup seems good I already have the OS and case/power supply more details after break. (previously, previously) [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Jul 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Does this work?

I am building a new desktop pc for college and am going to leave it on 24/7 in my dorm room so i can just rdc into it from anywhere on campus (only until i get a mbp with leopard later on) Take a look at this hardware and see it everything looks ok. also this system wil work with vista ultimate x64 right [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Jul 11, 2007 - 16 answers

Windows Vista mp3 playback errors

I've installed MS Vista on my shiny new computer and everything works. Except mp3 playback. Whenever I play an mp3 file, be it in Winamp, MediaMonkey, or Media Player 11, songs 'skip' and screech every few seconds, mostly during louder or more complex passages, and as a vast majority of my collection is heavy metal and rock, that is almost all of the time. I've done Google searches and everything keeps pointing to turning off sound enhancements in the Vista Audio control panel. I've tried that and I've even tried updating the bios of my nice little Shuttle xpc. I've updated the Realtek drivers. I'm at a complete loss. Has anyone either run into this and fixed it or know of a solution?
posted by Ikazuchi on May 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me become a Vista and Office 2007 pro!

Help me become a Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 pro! [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Nov 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me fix my "limited connectivity" in Windows Vista RC2

EarlyAdopterFilter: After several happy months of running Windows Vista RC1, I've upgraded to RC2. Ever since that day, I've been intermittently getting a "Limited connectivity" error that requires my network adapter to be reset. I don't want to go back to XP or RC1, so I need to make this work. [more inside]
posted by superboy422 on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Longhorned Vista?

The next generation of Microsoft Windows server OS is called...? [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Sep 27, 2006 - 11 answers

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