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Networking Windows Vista Computer to Windows 8 Computer

Q: Networking Windows Vista Computer to Windows 8 Computer

Hello,

I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop that I am trying to network with my Windows Vista desktop to get access to files and use the printer. I see the Windows Vista computer on the laptop but it will only let me access it if I have the firewall turned off. If I turn the firewall back on, it won't allow me access. I am using Kapersky internet security on both machines. How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :

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A: Networking Windows Vista Computer to Windows 8 Computer

How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on.Click to expand...

Configure the firewall for the desired access. That may mean to "trust" or "allow" any devices on your LAN.

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit HP Laptop with 4GB RAM. I'm networked with several other computers. When I try to get to the desktop on my Windows 7 machine from Vista, the Network displays the Windows 7 desktop for an instant and then reverts to the Windows Vista desktop. The problem is new. I've done virus and malware scans.

The procedure I'm using:
I double-click the Network icon on the Vista desktop. In the window that opens I click on my windows 7 icon, enter the appropriate login and password. I then see my Windows 7 shared folders and I click the shared desktop icon to open the Windows 7 desktop in order to transfer files, etc. The Windows 7 desktop opens for an instant and then all the open windows disappear and the Vista desktop reopens.

This problem just started occurring. Any ideas on what's causing the problem and how to fix it?

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I am in the process of buying a new computer with Vista and my old computer is XP. I purchased a USB 2.0 Host Link Networking Bridge Cable but there are no instructions. Can you tell me what I need to know to transfer my files from one to the other? rgreg4234 (also, I have Windows XP w/service pack 3 not 1)

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I have a home network with machines that are running Windows XP. I have one computer that still has Windows 98, and I seem to be having a problem getting this machine to work on the network. The Windows 98 machine recognizes the wireless network (MsHome), but I can't see any of the other computers from the Windows 98 machine. I also cannot access the internet. I run the wireless utility (NetGear WG311 wireless adapter), and it says that I am connected to the network. From the other computers on the network, I can see the Windows 98 computer, but can't access it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wireless networking a Windows 98 computer

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No networking - new Windows 7 computer - TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 - Odd IPCONFIG results
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The computer is Windows-7 64-bit.
I'm on Comcast - cable-modem.
The router is a DLink gaming router. I've bypassed the router - that didn't help.
I've been stuggling with this for days - and I DID connect once, briefly. If I recall, the connection just went bad - I was looking at pages, and then I clicked something and waited and waited (I think. I've been stressed by this, so I can't say that was exactly how it happened, but I think so.)
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This is a computer I'm setting up for someone. It will ultimately be used alone, in a home, plugged into Verizon FIOS.
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My network, here when I'm working, is called DavidNet. I changed the workgroup from WORKGROUP to DAVIDNET.
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There is Norton Security on this new machine. Turning it off didn't help. (I might need to uninstall it - but that would leave me naked, except for the Windows firewall.)
When I look at the Norton view - there have been 2 different results: An old result was that it saw my other computers, and presented them by name. I changed them all to Trusted. Now it sees the correct MAC addreses of the other computers.but not their names.
It says I belong to "unknown network."
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This computer has 2 TCP/IP entries: TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6.
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When I run IPCONFIG, I see:
Connectinon-specific DNS prefix: blank
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A:No networking - new Windows 7 computer - TCP/IPv4 and T

Had similar problem: After several Hours with 4 Windows Techs... I had a laundry list of problems including no sound, no backup, no internet, no ready boost, no security, etc... after an aborted program installation and a bad Windows shutdown.
IF POSSIBLE, CREATE A RESTORE POINT BEFORE PROCEEDING (this may not be possible if Windows Backup service is disabled). Additional information about service settings can be found at Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper.
AS A SHOTGUN APPROACH: Start---execute on command line "service.msc" Or Start--All Programs Administrative Tools-- Component Services---Services (local) [maximize window] Inspect the list of component services (screens of them). Select disabled services one-by-one; reset Startup Type to "automatic" (a few won't allow this or will reset properly at reboot). You can attempt to start each service as they are activated (some are dependent on other services, view with tab of dialog) or reboot after all are activated.
I had about 3/4 of the services disabled. Took about 3/4 hour to reactivate. Results were pleasing to the eye and effort!

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Hey guys. I installed Windows 7 onto one of my computers (the one that connects directly to fios) a couple weeks back and since then I have been having network issues. All of the other computers on the network run XP, including the one that has my printer connected to it. Since I upgraded the one computer to 7 all of the other computers have been unable to print (aside from the one that is actually connected to the printer of course).

All computers are on the same workgroup, MSHOME. After I installed 7 on the one computer it defaulted the workgroup to HOMEGROUP, so I had to change it back to MSHOME and got rid of the homegroup (the new Windows 7 feature). On the computer that is running Windows 7 if I look at the network it sees no other computers, but if I go on one of the XP computers (the one that is attached to the printer) I can see the Windows 7 PC, as well as the other XP ones. On one of the other XP computers I cannot see the other XP computers, but it allows me to add a network place so I can see a shared folder on the Windows 7 PC. It, however, does not allow me to add a network place that is located on any of the other XP computers. I'm very confused about all of this and I have no idea what might have happened, and I need to get these computers networked with the printer once again.

After I realized that none of the computers were able to print I went into system options, right clicked on the network printer and clicked properties, and I got the "Pri... Read more

A:Networking issues after installing Windows 7 on one computer

Shut down all computers. Boot the "host" (the one with the printer directly connected) and one other XP PC. See if you can get connected and print to the remote computer. If successful, boot one PC at a time and see if you can get working again. If unsuccessful with just the two PCs please show for each of them ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 

Thanks!

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I have been going nuts trying to network two computers at home using a work group, which I thought would be relatively simple. The goal is to share a USB printer on the laptop(XP Pro) so that both computers can have access to a printer. Here is a description of the two computers

The laptop- Dell Inspirion , running Windows XP Pro McAffee Antivirus
The Desktop - Dell , VISTA OS, McAffee antivirus

I have connected the computers above with a Linksys E3000 router

Here is what I have done to network the computers

1. Created the same workgroup name on both computers using a 7 character name consisting of alpha characters.
2. Used the network wizards on both computers
3. Disabled both the Mcafee and windows firewalls
4. I downloaded the update for Windows XP LLTD, but the update said it was not needed. because the service is newer than the update.

When I am on the VISTA computer I cannot see the shared printer on the XP Pro system because the diagnostics state that port 445 is blocked. But when I modify the hosts file on both computers with the IP address and host name, I can see the shared printer on the XP computer with the VISTA computer. The network map on the "Network and Sharing" Icon is wrong , the Xp Pro computer is at the bottom of the network map, but it is not connected to anything.
So what am I missing here? why is creating a network using a workgroup so elusive?

A:Problems with networking a VISTA and XP Pro Computer

Originally Posted by kaspar


I have been going nuts trying to network two computers at home using a work group, which I thought would be relatively simple. The goal is to share a USB printer on the laptop(XP Pro) so that both computers can have access to a printer. Here is a description of the two computers

The laptop- Dell Inspirion , running Windows XP Pro McAffee Antivirus
The Desktop - Dell , VISTA OS, McAffee antivirus

I have connected the computers above with a Linksys E3000 router

Here is what I have done to network the computers

1. Created the same workgroup name on both computers using a 7 character name consisting of alpha characters.
2. Used the network wizards on both computers
3. Disabled both the Mcafee and windows firewalls
4. I downloaded the update for Windows XP LLTD, but the update said it was not needed. because the service is newer than the update.

When I am on the VISTA computer I cannot see the shared printer on the XP Pro system because the diagnostics state that port 445 is blocked. But when I modify the hosts file on both computers with the IP address and host name, I can see the shared printer on the XP computer with the VISTA computer. The network map on the "Network and Sharing" Icon is wrong , the Xp Pro computer is at the bottom of the network map, but it is not connected to anything.
So what am I missing here? why is creating a network using a workgroup so elusive?



Hello kaspar, and ... Read more

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Hi.

I was hoping to find some assistance with a problem.

I have a computer that I just installed Windows XP on and another that I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on.

I'm unable to get the Windows XP computer to see the Vista Computer.

When I go to "My Network Places" on the XP computer and click the "View workgroup computers" link, I get the following error:

• Both computers are connected by wire to a Buffalo WZR2-G300N router named "Alexandra".
• I've set both of their Workgroup names to WORKGROUP.
• I've run the File and Printer sharing Wizard on the XP computer
• There are no third-party firewalls active on either computer
• Windows Firewall is disabled on both computers
• Both computers have the same username and password and I'm the Administrator on both.
• Both computers can ping each other with no problems.
• I've shared a folder on my XP computer
• All of the necessary Sharing and Discovery Buttons in Vista are Green (On)
• The Vista computer, when I view the map, shows the XP computer, see below:



Here's a picture of how the XP computer is setup on the network:



I'm at a loss as to what I can do to remedy this problem. I would appreciate any help that can be offered.

TIA!!
 

A:Solved: Trouble networking WinXP and Vista Computer

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Evening everyone. I know you've heard this before... but I SOOOOO hope someone can help me!

Ok, here's my setup... I'll start really basic since I don't know how much info you need...

I've got cable internet coming into a motorola modem... then into a motorolo wireless router. I have 4 computers running XP hardwired (via ethernet cables) into the router. We'll call these Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4. I also have 1 desktop downstairs with a wireless internet connection running on XP. This will be Computer 5. And lastly I have a laptop (wirless connection as well) running on VISTA..... aka Computer 6.

I have a printer hooked up to Computer 5, which I'd like to share with all the other computers. So I started off setting up a Home Network. I ran the Network Setup Wizard on all of the computers. Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4 went smoothly. I'm having trouble with the two wireless comuters, though. When I try to "View Workgroup Computers" from #5, I get the following error message:

Ouaznet is not accessable. You may not have permisson to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

End of error message. BTW, OUAZNET is the workgroup name.

Now, for Computer 6, which is running Vista and also wireless... I just cannot even see any other computers on Ouaznet workgroup.

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A:Home Networking... error connecting wireless computer and vista issue

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I'm trying to map a network drive on Windows Vista that is on a computer running Windows 98. On our network we are running 4 computers that have XP on them, 1 with Windows 98 and one with Windows NT. The Vista computer connects to the computers with XP on them just fine. However when I go to connect to the 98 computer it asks for the login. I input the login i used when I mapped out the network drive on the XP computers and it wouldn't accept the login. It changed it to "Vistacomputername/login" I even tried "NTcomputername/login" and that didn't work either. The IP addresses are correct in the naming and the Vista computer is on the same workgroup. I have had no problem networking the computers together and mapping the network drive until the Vista computer wouldn't accept the login info. Any ideas?
 

A:Networking Windows Vista to Windows 98 And Mapping a Network Drive

This issue has been a sore spot on putting this new computer into the network. The computer connects to the internet just not the Win 98 computer. Which has me puzzled as to what could possibly be going on. I have read another post about sharing folders between Win 98 and Vista and have tried the outlined instructions to no avail. Has anyone delt with mapping a network drive from a Win 98 computer to Vista? Or could someone help point me in the right direction?
 

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I have just installed a wireless Lexmark X4530 printer with my Compaq Presario SR1630WM computer which uses Windows XP Home Edition. I am using a Belkin Wireless G Router model F5D7320-4 installed on this computer for internet, etc.

I have a second computer which is a new Dell Inspiron 531S with Windows Vista Home Premium and would like to share the wireless Lexmark X4530 printer with it. I have a Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter connected to this computer.

What steps do I need to accomplish this??

Any help is most appreciated.
 

A:Networking wireless printer from Windows XP to share with Windows Vista

Same steps you used with the XP except that you use the Vista driver (if the printer has a driver for Vista) I would assume. What do the instructions say for installing the printer on Vista?
 

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A:When you perchase a computer with windows vista on it, do you get a vista OS install-

Not normally. Most have a hidden partition with all the install info in it. Most (if you read the manual) it may tell you how to make a recovery disk.

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I have networked two computers, one Windows XP (32bit) and the other Windows Vista (Ultimate x64)

I have Internet on the Vista computer (ICS sharing from XP computer)

From the Vista computer I can access shared folders on the XP computer

On the XP computer I cannot see any of the Vista shared folders

I can't get Print Sharing to work (the printer is connected to the XP computer)

When I try to play games over LAN both computers cannot see the other one
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I've tried the following;

Disabling firewalls on both computers...

Using the same workgroup name on both computers (MSHOME)...

Connecting the computers without an internet connection...

Turned on all "sharing and discovery" options in windows vista (network sharing center)

...... out of ideas, you have any techspot???
 

A:Windows XP and Windows Vista networking issues

Same issue with the X64-XP with X32-XP they have the same problems. I know that Vista has some issues with XP with networking that's. Most of us networking guys at work just either have Vista on all the PCs or just revert back to XP. I think there is something you can do it's on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
 

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I have 3 laptop computers in the same room as the router and modem. Everything I can share is shared and all permissions are granted to everyone. In the past this allowed Windows 7 to access the D:\ Partition on Vista, but not the E:\partition. Vista could not access anything except a user's folder on Windows 7. There is no home group on the network.


Now I have Windows 8.1. All are in the same workgroup. Network discovery is on. However, when I enter whatever I think the username and password is, it is not accepted. Yet Windows 7 and Windows 8 can both access the D:\partition on Vista.


If it is possible, I would like to erase or disable all security, usernames and passwords and start over. If it is possible to network without passwords I would prefer that. I'm located in an isolated area.


If there are explicit directions to this somewhere I'll be most appreciative for a link.


If this is not possible I would like to change them all, one by one to the same thing so that 2 years from now, when I want to add another computer I will not have problems.


Vista cannot access either Windows 7 or Windows 8. Both are visible under network. The code is ?0X80070035. The network path was not found.?


Windows 7 can access the D:\partition: on Vista, but not the E:\partition on Vista.


Of questionable interest, when Windows 7 accesses Vista D:\partition, in addition to the E:\partition there is listed an F:\partition along with Public, Disk and Users which a... Read more

A:Networking failure of Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I pretty much gave up trying to access entire partitions when networking Vista and later. I used docking stations with bare drives in the docks. If I wanted to share all drive contents I made a folder directly under the root and moved all other folders into it. Then I shared that top folder. With drives installed in my machines I started out with sharing the already shared folders(such as C:\Users\Public) and turned off all firewalls. No passwords. If I wanted to copy files across machines I copied to one of the folders shared by default, then moved the file over. Since the move is just a file directory list change rather than a physical file copy when on the same partition, it doesn't really take much longer. To me it's just easier and tends to work across all Windows flavors back to XP as long as the workgroup names are the same on all machines.

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I have an old computer. It has windows vista. Google just informed me that
Google chrome will no longer send updates because windows vista will no longer be
updated. So I just want to know if it's time to get a new computer. Thanks
 

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Ok, So.. I was having trouble with installing itunes. I had uninstalled it because it wouldnt update.. after about 3 1/2 hours total on the phone with Apple tech support, we came to the conclusion that something was probably wrong with Vista. During the phone call they had me do countless things. All of which, failed. During the call, after a restart my computer was unresponsive, the mute button would not change colors when i tapped it, and the button that dis/ables the mouse touch pad would not change color either. My computer was frozen. I then attempted to use safe mode (by pressing f8 repetedly at startup). I hadnt known what safe mode was before the call, but i told the woman on the phone that everytime my computer starts, it shows the safe mode screen + options. Also i have replaced the battery, and battery cord, but still my pc will not hold a charge. i have looked at all of the settings and brought it into a specialist. ( the people who sold me the battery and cord). The computer is not new anymore but has always been kept in good shape. Could it be the OS?

A:Windows Vista or just an old computer?

Hi,

There are several answers to this: -

The mute button & mouse buttons = system not booted up sufficiently to allow the change.The black screen is perhaps down to the operating system not booting.The battery not holding charge = a bad battery or the motherboard not charging it.

So, it is not that easy to give you a complete answer but would suggest a reset to factory day one (Full reset & recovery).

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My daughter's Windows Vista computer is password locked up and the two(2) users can't get logged in to it. I need to know how to get into it and get rid of user ID's and reset them. I can't seem to get into safe mode either.(Moderator edit and note: removed widowed formatting tags and added Topic Description. jgw)

A:Windows Vista computer:

We cannot advise you on how to bypass passwords. It is against forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.Sorry

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Hi I want to know if my computer will be able to run Windows Vista with these following Specs:
Amd Duron 760 Mhrz Proccesor
448 MB of Ram
128 MB Video Card Radeon 9000 Series Pro
250 GB IDE Hard Drive
56K Modem Chip
17" x 15" Monitor

Will my computer run Windows Vista without Aero Glass?

A:Can My Computer Run Windows Vista?

you may want to look herehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4996998.stm#table

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I just bought a new computer and of course it came with Vista. I work from home and the place where I work at is not compatible to Vista. Is there anyway I can get rid of Vista and go back to XP?

Thanks,
Lisa

A:New Computer Came With Windows Vista

There are a couple of ways:
1) You can format your drive and install XP from CD
2) You can install a virtual machine program and run XP inside of it

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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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I need to connect to a Windows 2003 server via my Windows 7 PC's Event Viewer. It is a non-domain server, so I need to provide different user credentials for the Windows 2003 server. The Windows 7 Event Viewer displays this error when I try to connect
to the Windows 2003 server: Connecting as another user is only supported when connecting to a computer running Windows Vista or later.

This is not acceptable. I need to be able to manage/view event logs on th Win 2003 machine from my Win 7 desktop.  This all worked fine using my Windows XP Event Viewer and now it is broken in Windows 7. How can I connect the Windows
7 Event Viewer to view logs on a Windows 2003 server with different user credentials?

Thanks,
J McNemarJ McNemar

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My computer is freezing at least once a day sometimes more. I am running windows vista. I have Webroot Antivirus with Antispyware, and Windows Firewall. I have kept my computer automatically updated with the webroot software. I originally had trend antivirus and webroot spyware but trend is disabled. I just recently renewed webroot antivirus and antispyware for a year. I am not sure what to do next. I did run hijackthis and here is my log . . . Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:47:55 PM, on 9/8/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\ATT Internet Tools\blsloader.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Motive\BellSouthBrowser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Motive\McciControlHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/?fr=fp-yie8
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/... Read more

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I am having trouble starting IIS on Vista. I turn it on but there are
errors and then at the end of the session to get it going, it is not
started....

I am on a brand new VISTA computer now. I am doing ASP.NET development.
So I need to turn on IIS. When I do, I notice that the IIS feature is
not checked.

When I check it, it says that there is an error during the set-up
process.

But it seems to continue.
Then, at the end of its process, it give me another error

But it seemed that it worked because behind the error message, the items
appeared to be checked.
But it did not work. When I go back and look at the settings, I see that IIS
is not installed.

Any suggestions?

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For the last few days my Toshiba laptop running vista home premium 32-bit is getting slower and slower. My firefox browser and other applications/programs are also affected. My CPU usage is up in the 90-100's and isn't lowering.

Also today after trying to do something I got this BSOD error:


Quote:




A problem has been detected. . .
IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE. . .

*** STOP: 0x0000004A {0x87B34750, 0x87E20001, 0x00000000, 0x00000000]. . .




What can I do to fix this?

How can I cool down my computer and make it a little faster?



Is there anything I can do??????



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First off, sorry if this is in the wrong section. I'm having a problem with my HP Pavillion dv9000 running Vista. When I turn on the computer the back light turns on but the display doesn't...well...display anything. I can hear the computer boot up and make the windows sounds that lets me know its at the log in screen. I've tried booting it up off the battery only, AC adapter only, and both at the same time. I've also tried putting in the RAM from my HP G60 with the same results. I have hooked the computer up to my PC's monitor and it does show up. However, its only in like 10 colors and horrible quality. Almost like I'm back in 1995... Any ideas?

A:Windows Vista Computer w/no display

you mentioned you can hook it up to your monitor, did you try using alternate inputs on your pc (Vga, hdmi, dvi) maybe you can get it to work and update the graphics drivers.

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I had Windows Vista Home, but it was corrupted. So I installed new version of Windows Vista Home. Now I have to Vista's on my computer (I have to choose which one I want to boot before starting my pc :( ) ! How to uninstal the first one? :(

A:[SOLVED] One computer - two windows vista's

are they both on the same partition ?..ie C:
how did you install? do you have a vista disk or a recovery disk?

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My friend is a senior and I try helping her. She owns an Acer computer, she is on dial up internet, her email is hot mail and she has windows vista. How can I disable ACER and/or Windows Vista controls that are hindering her from sending emails with picture attachments through hotmail?

A:Windows Vista / ACER Computer

Moved from Other Operating Systems.

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Hi there,
I'm just needing help regarding upgrading my Notebook.

HP Pavilion DV6500 Notebook Limited Edition, OS: Windows Vista 32-bit, Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 1.67GHz 667MHz FSB, 2.00GB L2 cache MEM DDR2, 160GB 5,400 rpm SATA hard disk drive, Nvidia Geforce 8400M Graphics.

I want to change to Windows 7 64-bit from my Windows Vista 32-bit. I want to do a complete clean install and wipe everything - files, programs, settings etc and start from scratch. How do I know if I can go from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7? I downloaded and ran the Windows 7 advisor and it said it was fine to upgrade to the 32-bit Windows 7, does this mean I cannot go up to the 64-bit, or does it mean I need to upgrade ram etc to do so? My OEM back up disks are located in my D drive - they didn't come with the Notebook on actual CD's, I have to burn them off, however I get error after error when I try to do so.

Do I need to create these OEM back-up disks if I am doing a clean install with Windows 7 64-bit? I have Office 2007 and I am buying 2010, if I do a complete clean install, apart from personal programs like antivirus etc etc, do I need anything else? I think I'd like to partion the drives so in the future I can do a clean restore on my main drive but still have my personal files on my computer.

I love my computer and don't want to buy another at this point, I just want to upgrade a few of the internals like ram, I have 2GB but want to upgrade to 4GB, how can I find o... Read more

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I am on a brand new VISTA computer now. I am doing ASP.NET development.
So I need to turn on IIS. When I do, I notice that the IIS feature is
not checked.

When I check it, it says that there is an error during the set-up
process.

But it seems to continue.

Then, at the end of its process, it give me another error

But it seemed that it worked because behind the error message, the items
appeared to be checked.

But it did not work. When I go back and look at the settings, I see that IIS
is not installed.

Any suggestions?
 

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I have recently updated my Kaspersky Virus scanner but every time I tried to run a complete scan the program froze towards the end.
I remembered that I had the same problem last time I updated Kaspersky and was told then that I had to make sure Java was up to date. I tried to delete the old version before downloading the new but I was unable to uninstall Java. I downloaded the new version last night thinking I will be able to delete the old version once everything is normal but apparently I was wrong.
I am not 100% sure if downloading Java caused my problems but my computer froze when I shut it down last night and Windows cannot be started when I tried it today.
It said I should run it in safe mode and it would try to repair any damage but that didn't work. It says it was unable to repair the damage
Does this mean the computer is broken? I'm afraid to lose my data. Does anyone have an idea what happened and how/whether it can be fixed?
Thank you in advance.

A:I cannot start my computer (Windows Vista)

Boot into Safe Mode since this appears to work, and do a System Restore.  Choose a restore point prior to this problem.

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Hi,

I'm not sure if I am putting this question in the proper forum so I am apologizing ahead of time. I am planning to buy a new laptop that contains the pre-installed Vista OS but some of the older software I use may not be compatible. Is it possible to install Windows XP on that laptop so that I can select which operating system I would like to use before it loads? Also, can Vista be installed on the new Mac laptops?

Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Ice

A:Installing Windows Xp And Vista On The Same Computer

Hello korniceman3000,Yes, Installing Windows Vista and Windows XP on the same laptop and, Yes it is possible to install Windows Vista on a Mac. To install a second operating system you need to partition your hard drive. You can use windows built in partitioner or other software of your liking. After partitioned, reboot the computer and enter the BIOS. After that go into boot-up options and make sure that the CD-DVD drive is the first drive to boot from. After that save and exit the BIOS and put the Windows XP CD into your disk drive. You should be prompted to press any button to boot from disk. And their you have it. Format the new partition you created as a NTFS file system and let Windows XP install.

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My computer is supposed to be protected by Shield Deluxe anti-virus etc. But now it is acting really slow and doing weird things. I contacted Shield Deluxe and they referred me to IYogi Support. The support person spent a lot of time checking my computer and told me it was severely infected with malware and in danger of crashing. He asked for control of my computer and showed me numerous instances of malware present. He offered to install cleaning software, valid for two years which would thoroughly clean my computer registery. The cost was $440.00 for the two years. During the long discussion he explained if I took it to a technician it would most likely cost me more than double that amount. Can anyone comment, give me insight or otherwise inform me in any way about how to handle the situation I have described? Is anyone familiar with IYogi? How do I know this is legitimate? According to a survey Shield Deluxe is supposed to be one of the best in virus protection. I would appreciate any comments anyone can offer.

A:Problems with computer using Windows Vista

Hi and welcome to sevenfourms

Dont pay them. You can do it yourself with maybe $50 in software. If you have the time and have all the data off that drive that you need you could rid yourself of any of the nasties (if you even have them) in 4 maybe 5 hours.

All you need is you vista dvd, software anti virus, malware, and firewall.

If you decide to do it your self we can help walk you thru it.

Ken

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hey guys this is my first post and i REALLY need yalls help. see my daughter is going through a divorce and her "wonderful" husband locked her computer and wont tell her the password. Im trying to get it unlocked for her but im not really good with computers so i need some simple english computer help from you guys. Her computer didnt come with a system restore disc so i cant whip it clean and start her back up with a "new" computer so i need yalls help really bad. thanks in advance for your help!!! Jeff

A:windows vista locked computer

Welcome
Due to the sensivtive nature of your request, this is what we can offer
Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums
Reset User Account Password

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I read the thread about shrinking a primary partition on a Vista 64 machine to create a Windows 7 partition and dual boot. I have 360 GB of user data and do not have another machine to use for storage of the Windows file transfer file. I have a 1T drive on the Vista machine. Can I use the same approach of shrinking the C drive and creating a new partition to install Windows 7 and then copy the user data files from the Vista partition to the Windows 7 Partition (assuming I create a large enough partition), then delete the original Vista partition and expand the Windows 7 afterward??
 

A:Windows 7 Pro Upgrade from Vista without second computer

Sounds OK to me.

Personally, I'd like nice clean install though. Get yourself a 500-1000GB portable HDD - they are pretty cheap now.
 

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Hi i have been having freezing problems recently with my computer.
can someone help me with this one?
here is the Hijack log file so that any professional can examine.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:12:24, on 2008-12-02
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
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I have tried to connect my computer to my tv with an S-Video cable. However, I cannot seem to get the image to show on the tv. Windows Vista does not have the classic desktop setup. Is there something I need to setup on the computer first.

Using TV with an S-Video input
HP computer with Windows Vista
32 ft. S-Video cable

Please Help.

A:Connecting tv to windows vista computer

hi try right clicking on a blank space on your desktop choose personalise then on the next page choose display settings you can configure your tv as a second monitor

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My Vista SP2 computer will not connect to internet, windows update etc.  and I get this message at startup "Windows needs to install driver software for your Internet Access Server"  I have attached addition.txt and FRST.txt

A:Computer issues Windows Vista SP2

Hi LucyG2, give me some time to analyze your logs and I will return with instructions for cleaning up your computer.

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I'm sharing a printer through Ubuntu 9.04, using CUPS 1.3.9, and although printing is successful locally, I cannot view the shared printer from a Win XP machine (which might be a CUPS/UX/WinXP problem).

When I type the UNC path e.g. \\computername from a machine running Windows Vista, an error is displayed stating that the server (Ubuntu 9.04) does not have the correct driver installed.

Moreover, whilst the Vista machine can ping the <computername> successfully, intermittently the <computername> was not found initially although by persisting I managed to view the shared printer(s) installed on the server machine.

So I presume that Vista drivers for HP OfficeJet 5610 is incompatible with the printer drivers for Linux (see HP Linux Imaging and Printing for download site).

Any ideas?

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So I ordered a new computer, compaq presario, and I just assumed it would come with xp. It did not, so I took my genuine xp cd and loaded xp onto it. Everything went perfectly, until I went to HPs site and found that only Vista drivers were available.

Did i just screw up everything because it didn't even come with a Vista CD?

Thanks for the help as I feel like I am SOL

Travis
 

A:Windows Vista Computer Converted To XP

Did you format or delete the recovery partition that came with the computer? If so, you are probably out of luck (and maybe $150 or so for a new copy of Vista. But if you make a recovery disk (CDs or a DVD) as suggested by the manufacturer, you should be able to use that to restore your original Hard Drive configuration.

My guess is that you'll be down at the software dealer fairly soon to get your new copy of Vista.
 

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Is there any way to load and run Windows 95 or 98 on a computer that is now running on Vista without reformatting and partitioning my hard drive. I have several old programs I would like to use from time to time that are not compatible with Vista or XP. I have plenty of room on the hard drive.
 

A:How to add Windows 95 to computer running Vista

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Hey guys,
About a year ago, I started looking at making a Beowulf computer cluster. I've gathered a few old computers(not the same kind) and I had planned to make a cluster out of them.
That never happened. Now that I have a little free time, I was hoping to get it started back up, but I ran into another problem.
It would be useless to me at this point unless I could make use of the cluster's resources from my main computer (without making ANY OS changes), which is running Windows Vista. (Soon to be Win7)
I was wondering if anyone knew if this was possible, or how to do it, because my previous searching has failed me.
Thanks in advance.

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I can't figure out how to tell if my PC is compatible to upgrade to Windows 10. I think it is, except maybe the graphics card.
 

A:Is my computer compatible with Windows 10? I have Vista

We can't tell unless you list the parts in the computer !
 

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When it comes to computers I guess I know just enough to be dangerous

I recently ordered a new computer (which I don't have yet) which has Vista Home Premium 32 bit installed as the OS. After seeing some of the problems folks have reported with Vista, and the lack of applications available for Vista at this time, I'm wondering if I shouldn't have stayed with XP Media Center edition which was the OS on my old machine.

In any case, here's my thought, and someone please tell me if this would work:

The hard drive on my old computer, which has Win XP, all my files and applications on it, is in perfectly good shape. Suppose I bought an enclosure for the old hard drive and connected it via firewire or usb to the new computer (I'm very reluctant to open the new box to install the old hard drive permanently at this point). Couldn't I simply tell the new computer to boot off of the old hard drive? Could it be that simple? Or am I (more than likely) missing something?

Thanks once again for all the amazing help you guys give us needy users!
 

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After I downloaded regular updates from Microsoft for windows Vista my computer Dell E520 lost internet. My homenetwork 3 computers hard wired thru Lynksys router. Only main computer has the problem, the others are fine! I opened update history folder and deleted about 16 items which were downloaded this day and time and restarted computer. Computer restarted with "startup repair" windows with low resolution like in safe mod.
Startup repaire run overnite with no results! After different ways and options I did system restore to a privies date and it did not help!
With Windiws Vista CD I performed windows repair. Diagnostic and repair details:
Code:
Number of root causes=1. Check for updates complited successfully. System disk is OK.
System disk test complited=OK. Disk failure diagnosis complited=OK.
Disk metadata test=OK. Target OS test=OK. Volume content check=OK!
System volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: file system repair (chkdsk).
Result: Complited saccessfully. Error cod - 0x0.
Computer do not start normaly.
I did 2 times restor from CD. First to a previous day before update, and when it did not worked, I tried one week back. Restore take about 30min but finalizing files run for hours. Never stops.
I interrupted files finalizing because I lost my patience! After this restores I have message:

Code:
?A patch is preventing the system from starting?!!!
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A:How to save my computer after windows Vista updates!!

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Originally Posted by Val852


After I downloaded regular updates from Microsoft for windows Vista my computer Dell E520 lost internet. My homenetwork 3 computers hard wired thru Lynksys router. Only main computer has the problem, the others are fine! I opened update history folder and deleted about 16 items which were downloaded this day and time and restarted computer. Computer restarted with "startup repair" windows with low resolution like in safe mod.
Startup repaire run overnite with no results! After different ways and options I did system restore to a privies date and it did not help!
With Windiws Vista CD I performed windows repair. Diagnostic and repair details:
Code:
Number of root causes=1. Check for updates complited successfully. System disk is OK.
System disk test complited=OK. Disk failure diagnosis complited=OK.
Disk metadata test=OK. Target OS test=OK. Volume content check=OK!
System volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: file system repair (chkdsk).
Result: Complited saccessfully. Error cod - 0x0.
Computer do not start normaly.
I did 2 times restor from CD. First to a previous day before update, and when it did not worked, I tried one week back. Restore take about 30min but finalizing files run for hours. Never stops.
I interrupted files finalizing because I lost my patience! After this restores I have message:

Code:
?A patch is preventing the system from starti... Read more

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As directed by an email I am starting a new topic to be analyzed so a possible fix can be discovered for my Dell computer. Everyday now my computer freezes. I use Malwarebytes and CCleaner. I don't think this is the problem. I was informed by DriverUpdate that I have out of date drivers. I would need to purchase their product in order to fix that problem. Is there another site that doesn't charge for fixes or should I just buy their service? I tried to attach a snapshot of Piriform Speccy but was not able to.
 

A:Computer freezing daily with Windows Vista

 What was the problem with Speccy?  If you got it to run, you can do this.  After running it, click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.  That works.
 
Good luck.

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