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Q: First Built computer & Vista

Just built my first computer and am going with vista iv heard you need a OEM version but thats sold out on the pcworld site so will this work for a new computer
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...&category_oid=

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Preferred Solution: First Built computer & Vista

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A: First Built computer & Vista

the short answer is no look here http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...UK%7CcountryGB

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First off, this is my first time posting so in advance I thank you for your help. Second, I'm not sure this is the right place for this but hopefully if it isn't then it will get moved to the correct location.

Last week I got in the last parts for my new computer:

Intel q6600 2.4ghz
4 gigs of g. skill pc6400
xfx 8800gt
gigabyte ep35-ds3l
Seagate Bararcuda 7200.10 320bg 3.0 sata
pc power and cooling silencer 610w

I put it together just fine but I still hadn't decided on an OS so I put in the hard drive from my old computer Western Digital 250gb stata 1.5, which had a 32 bit copy of Windows XP on it. Barring a few difficulties everything got up and running and has been doing a fantastic job. After reading around I decided that I would like to put Vista 64 bit on the new hard drive. I ordered a copy but when I get to the screen where I am to choose a hard drive, the only one that shows up is the western digital. I searched many a forums and everyone said to find the raid/sata drivers but I can't seem to find mine anywhere. Some places suggested that I take the drivers from my mobo cd and put them on a flash drive. I did so but I'm not sure they were even the right drivers but everytime the windows install loaded then it never found drivers that were compatible with my system. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Jason
 

A:Built my new computer but having trouble installing vista

Link Here for MOBO Site

Go to that link above and read all about the drivers and BIOS updates for your mobo. I would update the BIOS and see if that helps. Also, make absolutely sure that your new hard drive is plugged in securely to the correct SATA port and has the correct SATA power connector plugged in as well.

Maybe you can try a live boot with Ubuntu just to see if it recognizes your drive...?
 

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Hey guys,

So ive been having problems. thats an under statement! I built this computer to play WOW, but it kept freezing! So I have stripped my computer down to the motheroard, CPU with cooler, 2 system fans, and one stick of memory. I then turn on the motherboard. All the fans run which is good. My mobo has an on-board led indicator. These 2 led lights indicate system power on diagnostics. Any how, led 1 is on, but led 2 is off. In the manual this indicates memory error. I tried my other stick of memory. And I tried it in different spots. Same result. Is it that the memory is bad? Or is it a bad mob? Am I troubleshooting my computer correctly? Does the HDD need to plugged in as well?

MOBO: Biostar TP45 HP
CPU: E5200 pentium dual-core 2.5
Memory: OCZ DDR2 800
 

A:troubleshooting my first built computer that wont boot into vista

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Hello Everyone, first time poster.

I just built my first rig, looks like this:

MSI K9N Platinum SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
4 GB PC6400 DDR2 800mhz RAM

Trying to install 64-bit Windows Vista and running into a problem. Was on the phone with MS support for 1.5hrs tonight and the end result is that they think I have hardware configuration issues. Maybe someone here can help me out?

Everything appears to be working as it should. But when I try to boot from the Windows disk, after the initial "loading files" screen completes, it gets stuck on a screen that looks like a Windows startup screen (says "Microsoft Corporation" and has a progress bar). It is supposed to transition to the next step in the installation process.

I've removed all but 1gb of RAM to see if there was an issue there. I've reset the BIOS options to default. I know that there's updated BIOS & drivers for both the motherboard and the nForce chipset, but I am pretty dumb when it comes to this sort of stuff and am in over my head in trying to figure out what the cause of the problem could be (let alone how to fix it).

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Built my 1st PC - Vista Help

has this system ever run with any OS ?,what type of case and PSU eg power and amps of the 12v ,it may be just you dont have the right 64bit drivers ,but Vista should have then on the dvd ,how long does it take to install it may take 20 mins to setup the drivers on first boot of a new install

edit you have left the dvd in the drive on first boot up of the new install ,it will need it as it sets up the hardware

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Hey Guys,

I have enabled the hidden built in administrator and have changed it's name but every time i log on it gives me a temporary login anyone know anything please help.

A:Help Vista Built in administrator

Hello Josh,

How did you change the name of the built-in Administrator?


If you changed the C:\Users\Administrator folder instead, then that would be why. You would need to change that folder's name back to Administrator and use the method below instead.

Built-in Administrator Account - Change Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Greetings,

I'm a bit upset with Vista and I am on the verge of taking a $ hit and returning my system. I have a 3 day old Dell Inpiron 1720.

I have recently heard that some of the built-in hardware that comes with these newer system (WiFi card in particular) will not work in XP. Essentially, the drivers are not compatible and there are no XP drivers available to make it work. Anyone out there have any input on this matter?
 

A:Vista vs XP and built-in Hardware?

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hey,
Im using a Sony Vaio laptop with Vista. It has a built in mic. Im trying to record on audacity, so I plugged in my external mic and it picks up a lotta feedback. I noticed when I record using the built in mic it is perfectly clear, but its annoying to speak into the built-in mic of the monitor. I am assuming the feedback is picked up because the built in mic is not disabled when the external mic is working. Can you help me disable the built-in mic and set up the external mic properly. Or is there another solution to this problem?
 

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Hello. I've installed Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition on my computer. I don't know why but no built-in game is running (FreeCell, MineSweeper, ChessTitans etc) except InkBall. When I go to Start-Games, a window appears, but it disappears immediately. When I try to launch the game directly from Program Files/Microsoft Games it seems that nothing happens (I get same result also when I choose run as administrator). However, after installation, the games were running (I spent some time playing minesweeper when I was downloading newest graphic driver). Do somebody know, where the problem is and how to solve it? Thanks you for help.

A:Vista built-in games do not run

Hello maker2807, and welcome to the forums!

Mine started working after I installed my GPU Drivers.

If that doesn't work, try to reinstall them through Control Panel -> Delete a program -> Windows Programs (or something like that, I have the Dutch version). Then unmark Games and afterwards mark it again after the reboot.

Hope I helped

Axon

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Hello all, I have a PC I am working on for a customer. She had Vista on it, I wiped it am trying to put XP Pro on it. I have tried about everything with XP thus far that I can think of. I have wiped the drive quite a few times, I have tried different CD's and versions of service packs, loaded drivers, and nothing works. It gets through the first part of the install, does the reboot, and then says no OS found and stops. I even installed XP completely on another machine with that drive, then put it back in its pc and same thing, no OS found. I can't update the BIOS either really, I think it has to do with a compatibility issue with that drive or something. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Getting XP on a Vista built machine...

Oh yeah, it's a Pavilion a1710n if that helps at all.

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Ok i just purchased a dell studio 17 vista. It came with a webcam already built in. When i go to start the picture taking thing i get the message "Webcamdell2.exe has stopped working. A ploblrm caused the program to sop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a soltion is avaible." Not sure why its doing this. Ive only had it for 2 days. Nothing has been installed on the compute besides firefox and some updates. If anyone knows what is happening or has any questions that will help you better understand the problem please post a comment. Thanks Slater013
 

A:Problem With Built in Web Cam-Vista

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Hey guys,

I have just installed windows vista and i can see no in-built games like the one provided in XP (Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, etc)...

Can there be some flaw in the OS or Vista dont provide in-built games..????
 

A:No in-built game in Vista

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hey,
Im using a Sony Vaio laptop with Vista. It has a built in mic. Im trying to record on audacity, so I plugged in my external mic and it picks up a lotta feedback. I noticed when I record using the built in mic it is perfectly clear, but its annoying to speak into the built-in mic of the monitor. I am assuming the feedback is picked up because the built in mic is not disabled when the external mic is working. Can you help me disable the built-in mic and set up the external mic properly. Or is there another solution to this problem?

A:Vista built-in/external mic issues

Feedback is more likely from the speakers being too close to the mike you have plugged in rather than the built in mike. Try turning down or off, the speaker volume or using headphones instead?

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1) how do i turn off the in-built burning feature in vista altogether? any services etc. to be disabled?

2) can you recommend a good third party burning software OTHER than Nero (which performs superbly on XP but really sucks under vista, because after some time it would not recognize rewritable media - CDs, DVDs - as WR anymore)
the recommended burning software should possibly have as many options as nero does - is there any out yet?

thanx for all help

---------------
vista rtm 6000
P4 2.6 / 2GB ram / nvidia 7600GT

A:vista in-built burning feature

pls anyone knows how to turn off vista burning feature? i would really appreciate the help

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i was at a friends and he had his camera hooked up for his podcast so that his mic on the camera was what was picking up his voice. i forgot to ask him how to do...but it was just plugged in via firewire.

i came home with my camera to try it and my computer does not pick up the built in mic.
anyone know how to do this?

A:Sony Handy Cam DCR-H52 Built In Mic (Vista)

still no help?hmmmmmm

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I just had a debate with a person I've never met, over if windows vista was built from the ground up. She says it was. I disagree completely. From my knowledge building from the ground up is to start from a new. Nothing from the last. Vista is built on the same Hybrid kernel that NT to XP uses. Vista is also under the same family as XP which is NT. Which I?m guessing, points out that I am right and that since it uses many components that the last few Operating systems use it was not built from the ground up.
She argues the cores are different. I have no idea what she means by this. All I?ve gotten is that the source code is different. That?s about it. But does that classifies it as an OS made from the ground up?

Any web sites with facts would Help. Ive google to the point of no return. I cant find anything that disproves either of us, but more her.

A:Was Windows Vista Built From The ground Up

Hi, good place to start:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Develop..._Windows_Vista

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I installed Vista Premium edition 32bit. The system does not have Vista built-in games.. I tried to install them from add/remove programs, turn windows features off, but there is nothing about games (seems only networking stuff).
Any idea how to load them on my system? Am I missing something here?
Regards,

A:Dont have Vista built-in games!!

Sounds like a modified copy of Windows Vista. Where did you get this copy of the OS? It could be that who ever created it removed the default games using an application like vLite.

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I have a HP dv9000 with built in web and mic the camera works fine when i connect to skype but the computer doesn't even notice the mic is there. i went on control panel and recording devices and it doesn't list any. and there is no button to look for one or anything. what do i do?

-viicky

A:Upgraded to Vista and my built in mic does show up? HELP

In the recording tab right click and check show disabled and see if your mic shows up.

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hi eve1 .....its been about a year now that ive used my old laptop and for got my HDD built in password . is there another way to bypass this password screen ,I do not have any thing of importance on this laptop...any suggestion would be appreciated thanks

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hi, i recently got a new Samsung r700 laptop, with a built in webcam
yesterday it was working fine on msn, but today it came up with a message saying it was being used elsewhere and to shut that program before using it with msn
same thing when i tried to open samsung's own "Play Camera" program and use it

however...i don't have anything else open
i tried to usual...turn off/turn back on
tried ctrl-alt-delete then task manager, and looked through the processes to see if anything was there that stood out to me but couldn't find anything that would be using the camera.

so anything else i could try?
using vista by the way, if thats important

any replies would be greatly appreciated

-rob
 

A:in built webcam problem (Vista)

perhaps uninstalling all your camera drivers and then reinstalling them again would help.
 

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I bought a Brand new Dell Inspiron 531 AMD ATHLON X2 5000 + 2.6ghz 2.0 gb geforce 8600+ GT last week and I want to get rid of Vista.

Here are my reasons :
1- Nothing new on Vista except memory-eating for no good reasons ( except if you are a girl and like a animated OS)
2- Wireless internet doesnt work (REALLY I TRIED EVERYTHING )
3- Stupid pop ups : do you really want to do this ? do you really REALLY want to do this ?
do you really REALLY REALLY want to do this ? ...
4- System crashes and instability
5- Slow my system down
6- Everything is messed up and when you finally finds the dialog you were looking for, its the old XP dialog at the end of the maze.
The thing is that i tried installing Xp back but when i boot from the cd, my dell bios doesnt recognize my usb keyboard. I dont have a ps2 port nor bios option to turn legacy usb keyboard ON.
What can I do to bring back XP ? WIll my computer hardware support xp ?

Thx
 

A:Installing XP on a Vista built machine

Hi and welcome. Since you just got it, I think Dell still has/had options of ordering new systems with XP. You might call them and tell them that you aren't happy with Vista and see if you can't get them to change it to XP.

Did you go out and buy a copy of XP?
 

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Hey guys, I recently purchased vista 64 bit to upgrade my computer which is currently running XP 32. However, I can't get my computer to read the disc. I will set the bios to boot from disc and the disc just spins and eventually boots into xp. Even with the disc in Looking at it in windows explorer shows no disc in the drive.

I have no idea why I can't boot from the disc to install vista. Here are links to what I'm currently using.

I thought it may just be a bad disc but when I put it into my older laptop it said "your system can't run this version of windows" so my laptop is at least able to read the disc. Any help? As far as I could tell researching both my processor and mobo are designed to handle 64 bit OS's...I'm lost and frustrated lol

CD/DVD drive
Processor
motherboard
Vista
 

A:Solved: Installing vista OEM 64 bit into an already built machine

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I tried searching for a solution to my problem but I haven't really found anything I could understand.
Aside from the hard drive, which has Windows Vista on it, I built a new computer with all new hardware (MOBO, Optical Drives etc..). When I tried to boot up, I got the normal startup screen which shows what video card your monitor is connected to, then the BIOS screen which loads/checks the IDE devices, but then I get the Windows Startup Error screen, which has the options to Start Window's Normally, Safe Mode, etc. No matter which option you choose, it flashes a blue screen that is so quick to restart you can't make out what it is.

So I tried booting from my Vista CD and tried to repair, but it wanted to do a repair with the recovery console...which I hear is a no no. Didn't work. The funny thing is though, when I have the option to look for Setup Files, all of my files are there, nothing has changed.

I read that Windows doesn't like when its just picked up and moved to a new MOBO...and that you need to do a clean install. Well I tried that, which is something I don't want to do, but I can't because the new optical drives that I put in do not have the drivers installed, so I am at a standstill.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Built new PC, used existing VISTA HD, doesn't boot

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Built a new comp last night

amd athlon 64 x2 6000+
Geforce 8800+ GT
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards (mobo)
some no name dvd drive (sata)
hard drives from my old comp.

All went well until i tried to install vista. On first start up the comp couldnt find my dvd drive. Then after a few restarts it magicly found it. So Vista boots from disk, does all it should, then says to complete it needs to restart. there is only one restart in this whole precess. The drive im installing to have been formated, so its clean. So it restarts and pops up the screen to start the vista install all over again. Its not telling me to remove the disk while it does this, removed the disk when it restarted and all it said was boot error insert disk and press enter, or something to that effect. Now im noticeing after the many times its done this it takes a retarded amount of time to boot up and list my hard drives. What am i doing wrong here?

hope i made some since. Any advice would be great.

A:Built new comp, vista not completing install

Hi, Alidra, and welcome to the forums.

Have you checked your BIOS to make sure that the drives are being reported correctly? If the HDs are IDE then you might have forgotten to make one a slave....

Without knowing the type of HDs you have we cannot really go forward....other than suggesting that you use another computer to download tools to check the HDs....

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Ok, here's one for ya..
Wife's laptop (Inspiron E1505 running Vista).. Some time ago I installed a new wireless N adapter. It works great while on Vista.. I have a seperate hard drive with XP on it that I change out occasionally to run programs that aren't compatable with Vista. XP runs fine as well with no errors or problems other than this one.. XP won't stay connected to my network. It will connect and stay connected for 4/5 minutes then disconnect and re-connect (sometimes)... With Vista it will stay connected all day without disconnecting once, but as soon as I switch to the HD with XP this begins... All drivers are fine, up to date and I've tried both the Dell Wireless utility as well as the Windows.. both do it.. Any suggestions? Thanks..
 

A:Solved: Built in Wireless N adapter XP vs Vista

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Hey every one,

I'm a big fan of voice recognition programs. I'm curious does any one know if Windows: Vista will comes with voice recognition capabilities? It would be cool to control Windows: Vista with nothing but your voice.

Bigk
 

A:Voice recognition built into Windows: Vista?

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Hey I want to know how I can remove vista programs that I don't want, that don't appear on the add/remove programs. I think someone said there is a way you can make them appear on the add/remove programs.
 

A:Removing uneccessary built in vista programs

Well like what?
 

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First off, this is my first time posting so in advance I thank you for your help. Second, I'm not sure this is the right place for this but hopefully if it isn't then it will get moved to the correct location.

Last week I got in the last parts for my new computer:

Intel q6600 2.4ghz
4 gigs of g. skill pc6400
xfx 8800gt
gigabyte ep35-ds3l
Seagate Bararcuda 7200.10 320bg 3.0 sata
pc power and cooling silencer 610w

I put it together just fine but I still hadn't decided on an OS so I put in the hard drive from my old computer Western Digital 250gb stata 1.5, which had a 32 bit copy of Windows XP on it. Barring a few difficulties everything got up and running and has been doing a fantastic job. After reading around I decided that I would like to put Vista 64 bit on the new hard drive. I ordered a copy but when I get to the screen where I am to choose a hard drive, the only one that shows up is the western digital. I searched many a forums and everyone said to find the raid/sata drivers but I can't seem to find mine anywhere. Some places suggested that I take the drivers from my mobo cd and put them on a flash drive. I did so but I'm not sure they were even the right drivers but everytime the windows install loaded then it never found drivers that were compatible with my system. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Jason

A:Built my new system but having trouble installing Vista

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Originally Posted by jigidyjay



Intel q6600 2.4ghz
4 gigs of g. skill pc6400
xfx 8800gt
gigabyte ep35-ds3l
Seagate Bararcuda 7200.10 320bg 3.0 sata
pc power and cooling silencer 610w


Jason




Did you follow the instruction to enable AHCI mode for your ICH9 via BIOS setup to install Vista? Make sure that you download the latest ICH9 drivers from Intel site.

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Hey everyone (smile)

I would like some helpful suggestions on this issue because I am working two jobs lately and I really don?t have time to correct an obvious flaw with Windows Vista; especially on a system that I built and donated to our church.

ISSUE: The built in games (written by Microsoft) fail to install over and over again with this error message:

?Windows Features?
?An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed.?

System: Dell 4600 Tower (P4 Pentium 2.6 GHz. single core) with 1 Gigabyte RAM running Windows Vista Business (32 Bit) on a brand new 160 gigabyte IDE hard drive. This is a fresh OEM install of Vista with ALL (every) update available from Microsoft; with of course SP2. Running Direct X 11 and a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 display adapter (aka video card) with the Microsoft certified driver.

These (above) are the minimum requirements for Windows Vista 32 bit and other then the fact that the built in games fail to install?? it runs great.

Have tried so far:


Emptied I.E. que and also reset it.Installed ALL??every single update available from Microsoft for Vista.Ran CHKDSK ?? comes up clean.Restarted the computer numerous times.And ?.yes I have followed the exact procedure for expanding the games (control panel >> programs and features >> turn windows features on or off >> allow user account control to continue)Install all games at once.Install individual games one at a time.

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A:Vista built in games fail to install

Hi,

Look here & try the suggestion at the bottom. Not sure it will fix the issue by turning off & back on "WAS" (Windows Process Activation Service) but it's worth a try?

"turn windows features on" An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully.

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I just home-built a Vista system that appeared to be working well until I started receiving Bad Pool Caller crashes. I've attached the latest three mini-dumps. Could someone help me troublshoot this problem. How can I view the minidump files myself? Is there a minidump viewer available for download? Thanks very much!
 

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I have recently built a brand new system, the first time i have. And am having problems getting it to work, i am trying to install Vista onto it from a CD off my mate, and when it trys to load it says 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. From this i am stuck and don't know what to do

Im also not sure how to install and which things to install first :(

I have a sony CD drive, Inno3d graphics card, soundblaster sound card, and an ASUS p5kc motherboard

Any help would be great

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I just built a desktop gaming computer today.

everything seemed to worked perfect, except when I tried to install the OS. I have the windows vista ultimate x64 I got from an iso. I burnt it and set the IDE dvd burner I have to boot first. I turned on the comp with the vista dvd inside and it went to the vista installation stuff. During it is installing, it freezes on me when im about 30% through "expanding files". The entire screen is frozen, I can't operate my mouse. I am forced to manually reboot after 10 minutes of waiting for something to happen. after that, I get a "Bootmgr missing press ctrl alt del to reboot" and I do it, and it keeps on coming up. I also tried to set the hdd to boot first, still.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Trouble installing vista on newly built comp

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I've been using vista premium for about 3 weeks (2 new Dell computers) and am trying to setup a maintenance schedule for both. With my XP machine I have a batch file that will go out and clean all the temp, cookies and temporary internet files of each user.

I'm trying to find the path for vista, but with vista, when I open My Computer | double-click C: the layout is different than XP...I can go into the User's folders and see all the allowed users but the temp, cookies and TIF folder's are not there.

First Q = I am one of the admin. so how do I find the path for each user?
Second Q = Do I have to use the built-in sys admin acct to gain access to these folders? If so, how do I enable it?
I quess thats three Q's....thanks for your input/reply.
 

A:2 Vista Q's involving built-in sys admin & users directories..

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Issue 1: I attempt to search in my documents, for example, for a file that i see right there. The search results shows nothing. i have tried typing in the partial name, the complete name, or parts of the name and nothing works. I check include non indexed, system and hidden files, and it does show one file but it does not show the file i want. This other file has a similar name. Change directories to somethin where i have lots of files whose names all contain a certain element, it finds them only with the box checked, otherwise nothing. Even then, i do not believe all the files are shown.

I believe this issue began when i was once doing a search and i mistakenly pressed something on the keyboard and the search page blinked. After that i believe it stopped searching properly.

Issue 2: I cannot add web pages to my favorites inside of existing folders under my favorites. I can add web pages directly to the favorites location or to a new folder under favorites, however. If i attempt to add something to favorites under existing folder, the resulting error message is displayed: Windows Internet Explorer
Unable to create '%file name%': Unspecified Error

I beleive this issue began after windows update had installed some patch or update to internet explorer. I restarted my computer after the installation and i believe that is when the issue started occurring.

What can i do to repair these two issues? I would greatly appreciate any and all help.

A:Problems with Vista Built-in OS Search & Internet Explorer 7 Favorites

Ok, i think i fixed the Internet explorer favorites issue. But i still need help with the windows search in vista thing. So greatly appreciate any help out there.

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A:Should I use Norton Internet Security 2008's firewall or Windows Vista's built in one?

Or, should I have them both on?No, you should only ever have one active firewall.I would choose Norton ahead of the windows firewall, as the windows firewall doesn't stop malware that may already be on your system from 'phoning home', for further instructions.

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It was just fine. After re-installing Vista, I installed the the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers. The volume is way too low. Sound from most applications has noise and I've fiddled with all possible settings. I don't remember what drivers I was running before re-install. Is there some way to bring it back to how it was? Some misconfiguration?

Hey, don't people ever reply in this forum?
 

A:Realtek Audio (Intel DG31PR built-in) problem after Vista re-install

Confirm your drivers are up to date here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic117607.html

Also do all Windows updates

You may need to confirm no Virus or Spyware, here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

And patience is a virtue
 

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

Bruce
hehehe...gotta change that signature now!
 

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....
 

A:Built new computer

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
100MHZ FSB
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.


Help Please?
 

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

openoffice.org
crap cleaner
7Z
Firefox

to name a few
 

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!
 

A:Built my own computer!

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help
 

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???













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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?
 

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.
 

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