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HELP... GTA 4 on windows vista home basic 32bit??

Q: HELP... GTA 4 on windows vista home basic 32bit??

Hi, Im after buying my first Laptop and was wondering if I could play GTA4 on it????????

My Laptop Specs are;

Brand: Packard Bell
Model: Packard Bell Easy Note MH36-U300 Laptop
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Processor Type: Intel Pentium Processor T3400
Graphics card: Intel GMA 4500M
Hard disk capacity: 320GB
RAM capacity: 2GB
Speed: 2.16 GHz
Screen size: 15.4?

The windows website advises that the Minimum System Requirements to run the game are:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista- Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

Thanks in advance.... Fingers crossed!!

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i have a dell inspiron #1545 laptop-running windows vista 32bit w/sp2-using firefox 5.0 browser-i recently did a complete/full re-installation using the windows vista re-installation disc-i have some of the intel drivers & some of the dell drivers installed-i went to device mgr. & found about 10 drivers that say NO DRIVERS INSTALLED- #1)direct memory access controller, #2)high precision event timer, #3)intel ich9 family smbus controller 2930, #4)motherboard resources 2919, #5)ich9m lpc interface controller 2919, #6)numeric data processor  2919, #7)programmable interrupt controller 2919, #8)system board (4 drivers) ms acpi-compliant system, #9)system speakers 2919, #10)system timer 2919-i have my dell drivers & utilities installation disc-I NEED HELP TO INSTALL THESE DRIVERS-Thank You

A:install drivers windows vista home basic 32bit

Hi to BleepingComputer,
Visit the Dell download page http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04 insert the machine Service Tag and the site will provide a list of drivers specific for your machine. Start by installing the ChipSet driver it will make go away most of those errors.
Edit: Is preferable to download the drivers from the website instead of the CD because many times the manufacture provides updated drivers.

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My Compaq Presario SR2163WM is doing some strange things.
1) If you try to delete a file, it sends it to the recycle bin, but then sits there with the "recycling" window open forever. At least for as long as I let it, which so far has been 2 hours. If you try to cancel or shut down the window, it goes to the "canceling" window and sits there forever. The only way to make it stop is to do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE, go to the Task Manager, and tell it to force shutdown of the process. At that point it shuts down Windows Explorer and restarts it. The file (or files) are deleted, but what is going on?
2) Does the same thing for renaming files. Endless loops unless you force Windows Explorer to close.
This is awkward and time consuming at best.
I did a search for this kind of problem, and the the result I got was to run SFC /SCANNOW to find corrupted or damaged files and then reload them from the original Vista disk. There is no original Vista disk. Computer came without one from Wal Mart. The scan is running as we type, but what can I do if it finds corrupted files?
BTW, I was going to do a System Recover, but I don't know the Administrator password. I never put one in when I got the system, but there seems to one in place. Now what?

A:Is Windows Explorer corrupt on my Vista Home Basic (32bit) system?

When you mention System Recover, are you talking about restoring to a System restore point? If so, you would run that from Safe Mode.

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1) I have Laptop and PC connected with lan cabel. They are both with Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit.
They both have no problems with internet.
They have the same WORKGROUP names.
Both have real IPs.
I see each other on the Network but i can not connect to them... (it was all OK when I was on XP...)
>When I try to connect from the Laptop to the PC i recive: "Error code 0x80070035", I click on Diagnose and I see this.
I tried to turn off the Firewall and the NOD32 antivirus, but ... nothing changed ....
The Sharing and Discovery Settings are OK, like this.

2) I give share permissions to my network.

3) May be I have to install "Client" for "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" but is no listed 'Client' or 'Servise' to use.

4) I found I have to allow permissions in the firewall to some ports like:
-TCP 139
-UDP 137
-UDP 138
-TCP 445
... I did this ...
Give me some help how to manage with my network so I can browse both computers, copy files and so on ...
Thanks in advance

A:Home Network Problem on Vista Home Basic 32bit.

I can't help but just wondered why you have made another post not long after your first post with exactly the same question ?

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I am new to forums and have a relatively noob level of computer experience so please be nice! I have built a my own pc before but this questions is about my laptop.

I was given a laptop by a family member who lives in spain, I live in the UK. Its an Acer Aspire 5730( i think!) laptop running Vista Home Basic in SPANISH!!!!

I have coped with it since May 2009 but its doing my head in now. I was thinking of rolling back to XP and reinstalling but they dont publish XP drivers for the laptop.

so i wondered as I have a valid product key for Basic Home in Spanish, if i was to install an English version of Vista on the laptop could I use the product key I have (for the spanish version) or will it not work?

obviously i cant simply change language in vista as its Basic and you can only have 1 langauge installed.

sorry if this is very noobish!!

A:Vista Home Basic 32bit Laptop help!

hello and welcome

I have never used this but have heard that it works to change the language...Its worth looking at anyway......good luck , Vistalizator - change display language in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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My computer is not sleeping properely, when I go to bed at night i put the computer to sleep. When I wake up it is already awake. Nobody else lives with me so that is ruled out. When I first got the computer from dell a few years ago, I noticed a error with the sleep feature it would turn on and off many times, this was before I had hooked it up to the internet. Anyhow that issue seems to have went away when I called dell and they came out to fix it. the coumputer was sleeping fine, so I do not understand what I may of did to it. I do have VOIP phone but I have checked that asap after the computer was in sleep mode and I still have dialtone. I thought it might be virus scanner but it was shut off last night and the same issue. I just went and figured out how to fix the hibernation feature since it was deleted and will see if that feature works instead, but if you have any comments please add. My computer is up to date with all the updates minus IE9 beta.

A:Vista home basic 32bit sleep problem

Hello Bmarker, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might check through the items in the tutorial below to see what may have woken your computer up. I would recommend to try the STEP 4 section first to see if it may let you know quicker.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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with VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT (laptop) may connect WLAN ( Thomson tg585 v7 modem/router) with VISTA 32BIT HOME PREMIUM (desktop) ? May share printer or files Wirelesslyif modem is connected to desktop ?

Basically what ever we do via cables/LAN we may do via wireless/WLAN for networking (with above PCs&Modem) ?

A:VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT - WLAN - share printer or files, can I ?

this woulnt be a problem at all

you can do sharing just like you would wit cables

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys & gals, yup another Nubie, so be gentle with me!
Been following the forum for a few day's - you're 'awesome', really.

I would like to convert my 32bit Home Basic,SR5019UK Presario into a 64bit machine, with Windows 7 Home Premium. Is it possible, am I crazy? Yes, I'm new to computers!

Having checked through the various channels, its possible. But with a M2N68-LA motherboard, 2.5G and 'Basic' other components, I will maybe have to change a few things?

I really would appreciate your feedback and 'constructive advice. As economically as possible, sure, but I realise 'I can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear', as they say, where I live!

So come on guys give us the benefit of all your expertiseee, pleaseee.

A:32bit Home Basic into 64bit win.7 Home Premium?

Dont guess, dont even rely on us, find out for sure
Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues

If you do upgrade, do so with the much cheaper upgrade DVD, not the full retail.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...on.html?filter[2]=General Tips
Follow the above tut and the results are the same

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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my friends bought a notebook acer extensa and the OS installed was windows vista home basic.unfortunately he encountered viruses that kills the windows...he reformat he replace the windows vista home premium..since he dont have the windows recovery...the notebook works but he encountered some problems like the desktop display is too dark..well ofcourse from 64 bit turns to 32 bit colors...and the ethernet doesnt work anymore..he did try to download the drivers but when he run the driver its error...he also updated the hard ware but still didnt work...does it need to upgrade also the bios or any suggestion pls...thanks

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Dear all,I'm a new member from a very far away location of yours, and this is my first post. I'm not native English speaker so please forgive me if I use incorrect wordings. I must say that I'm illiterate in computer language, but I'm patient and ready do whatever I've been told to keep my pc 'healthy'. Yesterday my desktop in office was infected by Live Security Platinum (LSP). I was astonished when the rogue said that my pc got 38 virus/malicious programs, I should take action immediately, pay money to get license, blah blah blah... Called my friend seeking for advice but only got answer that I had no choice but to call a computer service company to help me. Ahhh, I was so pissed off & concerned to the worst situation may happen. I went on Microsoft Support Center site for advice & very happeningly found BleepingComputer site, I did all the instructing steps to Remove Live Security Platinum (Uninstall Guide) & it worked. No more thread from LSP, but then my Window Security Essential (WSE) couldn't run, its icon in red.This morning, I had to remove & re-install the WSE. After installing, I ran WSE and then I got 2 message, 1 from WSE and 1 from Notification. The messages are the same content like jtsm in Sirefef virus/trojan - Laptop restarting - Vista 32 bit topic. Right now my desktop is infected by Sirefef Trojan/virus. Please help me get rid of this virus. I don't know how to get & copy the log like jtsm. Please ins... Read more

A:Sirefef virus/trojan - my PC keep restarting every minute - Win Home Basic 7 - 32Bit

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Dear all,I'm a new member from a very far away location of yours, and this is my first post. I'm not native English speaker so please forgive me if I use incorrect wordings. I must say that I'm illiterate in computer language, but I'm patient and ready do whatever I've been told to keep my pc 'healthy'. Yesterday my desktop in office was infected by Live Security Platinum (LSP). I was astonished when the rogue said that my pc got 38 virus/malicious programs, I should take action immediately, pay money to get license, blah blah blah... Called my friend seeking for advice but only got answer that I had no choice but to call a computer service company to help me. Ahhh, I was so pissed off & concerned to the worst situation may happen. I went on Microsoft Support Center site for advice & very happeningly found BleepingComputer site, I did all the instructing steps to Remove Live Security Platinum (Uninstall Guide) & it worked. No more thread from LSP, but then my Window Security Essential (WSE) couldn't run, its icon in red.This morning, I had to remove & re-install the WSE. After installing, I ran WSE and then I got 2 message, 1 from WSE and 1 from Notification. The messages are the same content like jtsm in Sirefef virus/trojan - Laptop restarting - Vista 32 bit topic. Right now my desktop is infected by Sirefef Trojan/virus. Please help me get rid of this virus. I don't know how to get & copy the log like jtsm did. Please... Read more

A:Sirefef virus/trojan - my PC keep restarting every minute - Win Home Basic 7 - 32Bit

Please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with... Read more

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I haven't been able to get on Yahoo games and play for quite sometime now. I can get to the Yahoo page where you pick the games that you want to play......go to MahJong Solitaire, click to go to the page, then "something" (another page) flashes on and off so quick that you can't see what it says, then it goes right back to the log-in. When I try to log-in again it just 'flashes' again and returns to log-in over and over.My son totally wiped the computer clean, and we re-installed all the cd's that was sent with the computer. (Everything was put on an external drive before he did that). Telling you that just to let you know that it changed nothing with trying to get back on the Yahoo games and play.I was able to go to History yesterday and get the addy on the page that flashes, and I kept a copy of it to send to you in case it might help with the problem:http://amlocalhost.trymedia.com/offline/00...3b336c3e?cy=USD &price=0000001999&maximumusagetime=3600/3600&totalusage=3602&firstusage=2009/12/[email protected]:38:12&executions=3Thank you in advance for any help you can give me!!Gourdy When I previewed the topic....all of the address didn't show up......I hope it will when you get it!!http://amlocalhost.trymedia.com/offline/00...3b336c3e?cy=USD &price=0000001999&maximumusagetime=3600/3600&totalusage=3602&firstusage=2009/12/[email protected]:38:12&executions=3

A:Windows Vista Home Primium 32bit

Is Adobe Flash Player installed?Adobe Flash PlayerIf you install uncheck the google toolbar option unless you want it.

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stop: 0x0000007A (0xC042BBF8, 0xC000000E, 0x09DE7860, 0x8577F000)

Storport.sys - address 8577F000 base at 85474A000, datestamp 47918f7D

have been receiving this bsod for quite some time done research tried downloading the microsoft KB929777 update and it said it wasn't compatible with my system. Checked with dell for all updates did them all but the BIOS update. This occurs randomly with no apprent cause. Left the computer running the night before no programs open just the regular stuff in the systray in the morning boom there it was again. Any assistance with this would be great

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Over thanksgiving, i was called in to help my aunt's Thinkpad connect to the printer. She mentioned that she'd like windows 7 so i helped her get Windows Ultimate Steal using her .edu email address. It downloaded well, and we opened up the setup file. I was just leaving, so i told her to click upgrade when the prompt came. i received a call saying a dialog box popped up saying it could not upgrade from Vista Home basic, which she was apparantly running. Does anyone know of a solution or workaround to let her upgrade to Windows 7?

A:Windows Vista Home Basic

Which version of Win7 did she buy?

According to the upgrade matrix:


Vista Home Basic can be upgraded-in-place to Win7 Home Premium or Ultimate.

That only applies within the same addressing type: 32 bit can only be upgraded-in-place to 32 bit, 64 to 64.

An upgrade license can be used in other ways, but only with a custom (clean) install.

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can anyone please help me, i have done something silly, first off i compressed my c drive, now i cant get it to uncompress, and i formated my d drive and now i have lost that and the partition i am running windows vista home basic, i need help please before i throw my laptop through the window any help would be a great help, thanks.

A:windows vista home basic

Will it boot?
What is the error that you are receiving?
Disable defragging before it runs..possibly making this more difficult

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Windows Vista Home Basic. Dell Inspiron 530 Computer (New 3 days ago)
How does one log off for the night so there is no power going to machine?
This is what I have been doing ? Start menue.I hit shut. The program shuts down , but minutes later the power light blinks on & off. And I just need to press the space bar and its on with my user logo and under it it says locked I hit that and it brings me back to where I was before shut down. If I hit sleep mode it does the same. I guess what I would like to be able to do is like in the last computer Windows xp I just hit the log out and everything shut down and had to hit power button on front of tower to start up gain. Can I di that with this Vista .Please help me.

A:Windows Vista Home Basic - Log Off

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I am using Windows Vista 32bit home version on my laptop. I am using a wireless connection at home. I am able to connect to my wireless network. For example, I can connect to MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, local network drives. However, I can not connect to any internet pages via Firefox and Internet Explorer. When I start Firefox I get an error "Invalid header received from client.". When I start Internet Explorer it gives me a HTTP 400 error. I tried my laptop from work and it works fine so I am thinking problem isolated to the laptop. Possible malware. I ran HijackThis and attached the log file. Thanks in advance for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:02:01 AM, on 8/21/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC... Read more

A:Windows Vista 32bit home no IE/Firefox access

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi guys,
Im having problems with my DELL Vostro. Its running Vista Home Premium. I ran rkill and it has detected Rootkit ZeroAccess. I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. It removed several files, but I downloaded FARBAR and would really appreciate if someone could take a look at the FRST and Addition files and see if the problems could be resolved. I will copy the files in below...
many thanks
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:07-02-2016
Ran by ROOSKEY (administrator) on ROOSKEY-PC (08-02-2016 15:05:12)
Running from F:\Anti Virus
Loaded Profiles: ROOSKEY (Available Profiles: ROOSKEY)
Platform: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 7 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SLsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Windows Live\WLIDSV... Read more

A:Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) ZeroAccess

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Out of date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}Enable Window Defender.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/turn-windows-defender-on-off#turn-windows-defender-on-off=windows-vistaI suggest also that you install a FirewallComodo has as a free one.https://personalfirewall.comodo.com/free-download.htmlSelect the one for your Vista operating system.Install the application after you have run this suggested fix.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start

cmd: netsh winsock reset catalog

HKLM\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM\...D6A79037F57F\InprocServer32: [Default-fastprox] fastprox.dll <==== ATTENTION
Winsock: Catalog5 01 mswsock.dll No File ATTENTION: LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\system32\NLAapi.dll"
Winsock: Catalog5 05 mswsock.dll No File ATTENTION: LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll"
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-3052671113-688549900-3555380559-1000 - (No Name) - {81017EA9-9AA8-4A6A-9734-7AF40E7D593F} - No File
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3052671113-688549900-355538... Read more

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Hi Techies !

Here i put the most obvious post, sorry i didnt put enough time in searching. Can any one kinldy give me the activation keys or serials for windows vista Home Basic 2006.

I'm using compaq 6510b model, Vista currently installed working for 5 days and asking for activaiton. Kindly help or show the thread.

A:WIndows Vista Home Basic Activation

Buy a copy. Activation is over the internet and the key must be valid and unused.

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I just recently purchased a second dell computer. I was having problems installing windows xp sp2 on my old computer so i used the Vista CD that came with my new computer and installed it on my old one(I'm aware this may be illegal).

I've been reading up on this about a 30 day trial period, so my question is will their be a lockdown after 30 days on my old computer asking for a cd key? It never asked for one in the first place but i have a feeling it may. I just don't want to be caught off guard on this.

Also, if i end up having to purchase another OS im going to get Vista 64-Bit Premium and install it on my new computer. Would i have a problem using the CD-key from my new computer on the old one?

Can someone inform me if this is going to happen.

A:Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit on two computers

Nevermind, dell uses OEM versions of Operating systems, which i found out that cannot be installed on another computer. Guess I'll just have to buy another OEM for my old computer.

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I recently decided to use only my cell phone for communications after being told that faxing with a high-speed modem was possible. I have fax capabilities with an Epson Stylus CX5800F, (it's an all-in-one), but I'm clueless as to how to begin. Is it possible to fax with a high speed cable modem? If so, please expound. . .

A:Faxing with Windows Vista 64-bit Home Basic

No, you have to use an Analog modem with built in Faxing. Modern ethernet or cable routers/modems are incapable of doing any faxing. By a 56K Fax/modem card with a phone connection will work.

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I cannot get my old emails to delete. I always get the following message: "an unknown error has occurred", whenever I attempt to delete multiple emails. Do any of you know how I can resolve this problem?

A:Windows Mail 6.0 on Vista Home Basic

How are you trying to delete.
Do you put your cursor on the first to delete and then hold shift and markall the others?
Then hit delete?
If not how are you attempting?
Did it ever work?
If so what have you changed to cause this problem?
Is it POP3 or IMAP?

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Ok i forgot my admin password on my laptop i just gotten back from university, so I put the installation disk in and started a new installation and I plugged the laptop mains in a forgot to switch the plug on >_<

Ok so it stopped battery ran out and then it started back up fine, said "press any key to boot" like it normaly does with a new installation but this time i got to install now and,

selected my partiton ok then got to the part it started to select the files fr the installation, then after a while an error message came up saying somthig about corrupt restart, so i did and now i get the following options and error and doesnt allow me to boot


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3. click "repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selcted entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Enter = continue ESC = exit

everytime i try to restart with the installation disc in it takes me to this page... Read more

A:0xc00000f windows vista home basic

Please someone try to help I have someone calling to buy the laptop in 2 hours

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I continue to get a message that I am not running a 32 bit system. I can not update Windows explorer and I need to install my norton security. What can I do?

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does windows vista home basic have an internal fax service imbedded on its platform?

A:fax service windows vista home basic

Hi lolajoe1, I use Vista Home Basic and No it has no built in fax capabilities. Why I can't answer, guess MS thought we'd never need it. I looked at online fax programs and felt them not very private. I bought this after a trial and feel it's worth the $20 bucks. Does what I want FAX...There are a bunch of fax programs if you do a google. Make sure you put Vista in your search. Here's a link to what I use.

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I installed windows vista home basic again on my home but now it shows no drivers for ethernet controller,pci serial port,pci simple communications controller,video controller and standard vga graphics adapter. So I went to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-54492-1 and downloaded the drivers on a flash and tried to use them but it's not working , I thought if I could get online with the computer I could update it and make it work, but ? Let me know what ya think and if you need any other info.

A:Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit drivers

Wow 89 views so far and no reply , I tried to install the drivers from that download but it says it was interrupted every time . I did get the broadcomm advanced control suite 2 to install but I got no idea what to do with it.

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1.6Ghz Processer
2GB Ram
128MB Video Card (Nivida)

Lags like crazy ****?

my dad just bought me this computer its a e machines EL1300G-01W

its rating is 3/10...
He's not very good with computers so he didn't know..he thought he'd buy me a 298$ desktop and I'd be happy..

I can't open Emulators for (SNES, NES, DS, ETC...)

I can't play anything on Yoyogames...

with small programs it gets 100% CPU Usage..
My computer model is un-upgradable..

I can only upgrade the ram..thats about it...it only has one PCI 1 slot and not enough room for my new graphics card that needs a PCI-Express 16x slot..
What the hell do I do with this??
My dad won't bring it back for a refund...
It is better then my other computer but it still lags like crazy..

A:My extremely bad Windows vista home basic SP1..

Hello Somdahl,

No, there's not to much you can do to upgrade your system, but maybe this can help improve it's performance some.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,

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I want to upgrade from vista to the new 7100 beta and have a few questions. I know the programs are removed but are the other files such as media also removed. I have a large music collection on my computer and i cant transfer it anywhere else so if it does then i will have to hold off until i can.

A:Vista Home 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100

Hmm? Programs are removed in an upgrade from Vista to 7? I haven't done that upgrade, Vista to 7, but I doubt there are any programs removed :P

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I have a laptop which has those system properties below:

-Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+ 1.80 GHz
-383 MB RAM
-Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Bit

The laptop is came from Germany. So it had Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Bit in Germany. After I got this laptop, I started to use Windows XP on it. But yesterday I installed Vista Home Basic from its original DVD and I changed its language from Germany to Turkish by using a software named "Vistalizator". The operating system is Turkish now. (Not BIOS and some of characters in command line don't appear right but it's OK.) I know that only Ultimate is available for installing language packs but I could install language packs on my Home Basic, too. Anyway, after installation everything was fine till this morning. When I try to launch Windows Update, I almost can't see anything. It just looks like below:

Is it about trying to install a language pack on Home Basic or an update that will allow to fix Windows Update? Because while no problems occured, I was prompted to install a new version of Windows Update but I was failed to do that.

I hope I can get help. I'm searching for hours but for now I got nothing.

A:Windows Update Trouble on Vista Home Basic

I beleive you need the latest version of the windows update agent for the language pack you have installed. More information here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

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Can I do a inplace upgrade from Windows Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium or will I have to do a reformat and install of Win 7. I know if I do an inplace upgrade I would be able to keep the programs, settings, etc.

I've run the Windows 7 Compability Download and it says that I can upgrade to Windows 7. Does that mean I can do the upgrade in place or do I have to do the "Custom" install.

Thanks for letting me know. I've looked all over Google but haven't come up with the answer.

A:Upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Prem.

After more research, I've found that you are able to do an inplace upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

I hope this will help someone else that is not sure.

I will post back on how the upgrade went after tonight.

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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After running a system check I came across an error in the device manger:

A8WF1WOY IDE Controller
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

I'm not even sure what this does, or means? Or how to fix it.
I'm using a Compaq Presario F700
32 Bit Operating system.
I can offer more system info, I'm just not sure what this problem relates to so I wasn't certain what info might be needed.
Any help is appreciated.

A:IDE controller issues: Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi there

Go to http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...Id=135&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3548233 and see if you can spot your exact model (it may help to check label underneath laptop)

Trying downloading and installing drivers.

Post if you need help with this

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I downloaded so many files for bluestacks to my pc Windows Vista home basic and it doesn't download fully. A pop up msg comes up saying I need Windows Vista sp3. I don't understand, all I wanna do is download it so that I can watch showbox on my pc. Please help, any suggestions?

A:Windows Vista home basic, won't let me install bluestacks.

There is no Vista SP3. The last Service Pack for Vista is SP2. What is the exact error message you are getting
BlueStacks - Download Success are you downloading Bluestacks from here?

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Ok my PC specs are'nt very high...GA-945G-S3 / Core2DUO 2.2GHz / 1GB DDR2 / 7600GS 256MB. Im currently playing CRYSIS on low settings on XP, but i wanna upgrade to Vista so i thought maybe if i installed windows Vista Home Basic, it wont eat or consume my RAM and CPU and i will still be able to play CRYSIS. So, what do you think? Thanks

A:Windows Vista Home Basic......Reply ASAP :[

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everyone knows vista should have the aero theme, right? i don't. maybe it is the home basic os? i also saw on the taskbar properties that it says "show windows preview" and i have this box checked

and also no thumbnails, just the name of the window. (bottom right)

thanks for any help given
and i will help in return
getting those thumbnails will look a bit cooler than just "top sites" or a name a window.


A:aero theme on windows vista home basic

start button > right click "computer" > should tell you which version at top of page. home basic does not have aero glass effect (you probably knew already)

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Hope someone out there can help me. I reinstalled windows vista and now cannot get web pages to fill screen. Have a dell E177FP 17" monitor and since reinstalling web pages are squished to smaller size and do not fill screen. Have tried all resolutions and they are either too small or too large. HELP! am running windows vista home basic 32 bits

A:Screen Resolution Windows Vista Home Basic

Have you loaded all the drivers for vista? Go to Device Manager by clicking on the Start button and typing "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter.Also, although I do not use them myself, it may be useful to load the Dell Monitor driver from this link: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...nki=0&s=gen

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So I decided to upgrade my desktop and have completely replaced all of the hardware, however that's irrelevant. I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic on the system but was offered a copy of Windows 7 Professional for $30 from my university and wanted to know if I could install a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro on a system that has Windows Vista Home Basic since I know I cannot upgrade.

A:Windows 7 Pro Clean install from Vista Home Basic

Welcome to Seven Forums JamesKPNC...

u can check here..similar question..!

can I upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Seven Profesional - CNET Windows 7 Forums

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hi there, im new here by the way, i have a vista home basic 32 bit, what do i need in order for me to upgrade it to vista ultimate? what are the procedures? hehehe.... thanks and good day

A:Upgrade windows vista home basic 32 bit to ultimate

by the way, it's in SP2

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I have Avira, Spybot, Startup Mechanic, and Ad Aware installed on my old laptop (as recommended by a BC administrator). I want to safe guard my new laptop with the same programs. I'm having trouble, tho. When I try to dl any of the programs, and save them, the dl box disappears. I can't them anyway, so I'm assuming the DL didn't work. I didn't really care to get Vista, but it came preinstalled on this laptop. Any advice or suggestions??


A:New Gateway Laptop With Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi farout, so what you are saying is that when you go to download and install a program the install bosx disapears correect? Sounds like you might have to log on as Admin and give yourself Admin rights.
Go to computer>right click >properties>ursers and give Admin a password then log on as Admin and make youself an Adminstrator.

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I rented a Toshiba laptop for Rent a Center, when I turned the laptop the previous renter user name pop up and ask for a password. How can I reset the password, it keep asking for a disk, a disk I don't have. PLEASE HELP

Anika Johnson

A:Reset Password/ Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi nicolette7202!!

This is kind of hard question. Not to mention the steps to reset or rocover the password, but from the ethical side. The easist way for you, you may want to return the laptop back to Rent-a-Center, and told about the situation, see whether they can provide your with the solutions, which is a password reset disc

Hope this helps

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I am running vista home basic on a packard bell I recently bought,the machine has had very little use and now comes up with a black screen with a moveable cursor when I boot up I cannot get into safe mode or any of the other options at boot up as they deliver the same black screen with moveable cursor,I did not recieve any discs with this machine when I bought it new but I did make a recovery cd in anticipation of problems,,I updated with the latest available service packs about 4 days ago,really just want to know how to get the thing to boot from cd so I can utilise the recovery disk I think many thanks in anticipation Neil BTW I did see something on the same subject and same symptoms last night just before going to bed but cannot find the thread any more

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Home basic BSOD

You have to change the BIOS firing order to make the DVD drive 1st in line.

Try F2 or F10 or F12 during boot-up. One should get you in the BIOS screen. Then change the boot order to DVD drive 1st; hard drive 2nd.

The BIOS screen looks similar to this -


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My aunt recently bought some upgrades for a pc we built it is a
athlon sempron 3400+
1 GB 4200 RAM
2x Sony DVD+-R Drives
We are trying to install Vista onto the SATA Hard Drive, however after the install it says system disk failure. Do we need to treat use raid drivers for the hard drive to boot?
also this error also occurred when we tried to install windows xp x32 on the same drive.
any help is appreciated.

A:Windows Vista System Builder Home Basic x64

For XP you'd almsot certainly need to load the SATA/RAID drivers, but Vista may have them built in. What motherboard do you have? Also just the boot order in the BIOS to make sure the SATA drive is in the boot order. Also since you have two PATA IDE drives there may be something wrong going there, if there are just spare drives then disconnect them for the install of Vista - but don't disconnect them if you are trying to do a multi-boot system with an operating system on one of those drives.

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Hi, I have a HP Computer G3660d I would like to fresh install from the windows Home basic to Windows 7 Professional. Can this be done with just upgrading?

A:Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic

Yes, see here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx

From Home Basic to Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate

You can even do this via Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade.

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My Vista Home Basic system all of a sudden does not bring up a screen with all the user logon icons after system boots up. Way to get in now is pressing the Enter key. Then a logon fail message for the first user comes up. Click on Switch User then all the user logon icons come up as normal. I wish to get back the normal logon screen. Please help!

A:Windows Vista Home Basic lost log on screen

This is likely related to your infection issues discussed here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/220569/trojan-horse-win32pepatchao/ To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. If you are still experiencing these issues once you have been declared clean, send a PM to a moderator to reopen this topic.Orange Blossom

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