Windows Vista is the operating system released in January 2007, as a successor to Windows XP. It was intended for PCs, workstations and laptops, and shares the same code base as its successor, Windows 7. As a result, questions and answers asked of Windows Vista are mostly interchangeable with those ...

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How to format as FAT32 from Windows 7/Vista

What is the best way to format a USB drive with FAT32 (for Mac compatibility) from within Windows 7/Vista? I ask because the Disk Management only lets you pick exFAT (because the disk is over 32GB I ...
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Huge host CPU usage in idle vmware guest. Ubuntu 10.04 host, Vista SP2 guest

I'm experiencing huge host CPU usage with an idle vmware guest. Host: Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit 2.6.32-24-generic-pae. (Very new install, i.e 24 hours ago) Hardware is Dell XPS M1530 laptop, 4GB ram. ...
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Conflicts with MS Office temporary files when using Offline Folders on Vista

We are using Offline Folders feature of Windows Vista to make files on network shares available when out of office. Mostly it is working, but every time I do a sync I get a lot of such errors: ...
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How do I get my Apache virtual hosts working?

I'm trying to set up virtual hosts for local development and can't seem to get it working. I have this in my httpd.conf: NameVirtualHost * <VirtualHost *> ServerName localhost DocumentRoot ...
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How does Windows decides which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

What algorithm does Windows use to decide which DNS Server it will query in order to resolve names? Let's say I have several interfaces, all active, some with no dns server specified, some told to ...
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Installed Vista SP2 - Computer loads black screen with cursor then restarts - Only boots when disabling driver sig enforcement

Working on a customer's Vista machine, we started the install for Service Pack 2 and walked away. When we returned, it was in Startup Repair after having failed to start. We then loaded Windows ...
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Rename files to empty filename in Windows (Vista)

Vista allows files with empty "first name" (for example, ".svn"). However, when I try to remove the filename of an existing file, leaving the prefix, in Explorer or using cmd's 'rename', I fail. How ...
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How to remove 'Administrator:' from the command promt title

In Windows Vista, is there a way to remove the word 'Administrator:' from the title of a command prompt window? The 'title' command just updates the part after 'Administrator:', so that will not do.
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Does anyone out there know how to install and manage an SMTP service on a machine that runs Windows VIsta?

I am working on a php program which would allow a user to enter information in a form and then send that information to a particular email address. I've been told that you need to have something ...
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What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7 [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 RC1 and want to move c:\users to d:\users. What's the best way to do this? Due to the fact that Windows 7 creates a reserved partition that is mounted as C: in the ...
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How to remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote into either a Win7 or Vista computer but when I connect I get a Logon Message "Another user is currently logged on..." but it does not specify who. I have a domain ...
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Network Printers Offline (but not really)

I have two Ricoh printers/copiers setup for IP printing in the office. Before this week there were no problems printing to them. Now a handful of them (All running Vista, not sure if it is every Vista ...
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Apache Unclean shutdown of previous apache run [closed]

I'm having problem with running Apache2.2 on my Vista machine. When I clean install Apache it works just fine, but after I installed PHP, I'm getting this error message in logs. [Fri Oct 23 21:29:02 ...
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Log places to look for when a Vista service stops immediatly

I'm trying to diagnose why cygwin sshd service starts and stops immediately. In the Vista application event log I found: sshd: PID 3480: `sshd' service stopped, exit status: 255 It doesn't help ...
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Windows Server 2008 (sp2) stops responding on network share requests from Windows Vista and 7 clients

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines (TFS and TFSBUILD). Periodically, the TFSBUILD server shares (\TFSBUILD\ShareName or \TFSBUILD\C$) become unresponsive to requests from Windows Vista ...
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Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?

Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?
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How do I purge or empty Windows Explorer's network username and sharename cache?

While troubleshooting a Samba vs Windows Network issue, I noticed that Windows' Explorer remembers login credentials of remote shares, even if you ask it not to. For instance, after accessing a share ...
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Why is folder redirection failing on Windows Vista with event ID 502?

I am redirecting several folders using Group Policy. Everything works as expected on Windows XP clients, but on a Windows Vista client, some of the folders redirect, and some of them fail to ...
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How do I transfer a Windows XP/Vista/7 partition into Xen?

Good morning Server Fault, I have several hard disks with installations of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. I do not want to (or rather can no longer) reinstall these Windows installations so I want to ...
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Supporting 1680 x 1050 resolution under Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

We're running Windows Vista Enterprise as a guest OS under Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (6.0.192.0) (running on Windows XP Professional host). Our development workstations have multiple monitors, ...
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Can't access Windows share by hostname

I have an interesting problem. One of my clients can't access our file server by hostname. If I open explorer and type \\Server1 all I see is a single folder, but if I type it's IP \\10.10.10.10, I ...
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Tomcat won't start - how to check that port 8080 is not in use

Tomcat won't start, and it has worked perfectly before. I suspect something else is running on port 8080. I am running Windows Vista. How do I check that nothing else is using port 8080. I have ...
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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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ssh on Window Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

On my Fijitsu system with intel processor, I could not ssh from my Window Vista partition using PUTTY and also could not ssh from my Ubuntu 12.04 partition. I am try to ssh into a remote machine ...
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Samba between Ubuntu server 10.10 and Windows Vista, Windows 7

I have a linux box running Linux server ubuntu 10.10. I have installed Samba on this linux box and want to share files with my laptops which run Windows Vista home and Windows 7 home. I have been ...
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ftp server connection failed on vista [closed]

On a vista pro, I activated ftp server with "Activate or deactivate Windows-functionality" > IIS (rough translation). I can't connect to ftp even in localhost: C:\...> ftp localhost Connection ...
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Vista: service stops just after start

A service is stopping immediately after being started. The service is cygwin sshd and runs under the SYSTEM account, with cyglsa-config for cygwin authentication. How do I diagnose this?
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User's rights to run a service on Vista

What rights a user needs to run cygwin sshd as a service on vista? A ssh-host-config creates user cyg_server with 5 rights: $ editrights.exe -l -u cyg_server SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege ...
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How can I map a SFTP to a Drive, natively in Windows

Today I saw that Vista and Win7 (which I am using) have the option to map ftp natively, according to this article: http://cybernetnews.com/cybernotes-map-a-ftp-to-a-drive-in-windows/ But I need to ...
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Cisco VPN Client on Vista - Virtual Adapter

I have used the Cisco VPN client for years, and on XP it is pretty much rock solid, on Vista, not so much. You might be able to connect, but unless you set up a constant ping to something, it usually ...
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windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share [closed]

I have a win xp Home computer that needs to be able to access a share on windows vista on a wired network. it almost never works. accessing the vista machine share via newer computers is never a ...
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Windows Vista on AWS [closed]

I've only found details about running Windows Server on AWS, is it possible to create my own Windows Vista VMWare instance locally and upload the image to AWS?
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Windows Vista “Could not open input file”

I get this strange error when I try to run a php file from anywhere in the system: Could not open input file: drush.php. ...except for its own directory. When I try invoke it from its own ...
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Error Upgrading motherboard on Vista PC [closed]

I know that this question has already been asked here http://serverfault.com/questions/948/how-to-prepare-for-changing-upgrading-a-motherboard but the author didn't have a specific problem, and I ...
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Vista 64x Enterprise repair boot manager

I had two Vista versions on my PC and I deleted one and now I cannot boot my other vista 64x Enterprise anymore. I have tried the bcd instructions to repair the boot loader, however I cannot get it ...
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Recover original file names from Volume Shadow Copy?

In the Volume Shadow Copy folders there are some cryptically names files like: \System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} Is there any way to decipher what the file name was ...
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Migrate profiles from x86 to x64 Vista? [closed]

I want to move my Vista install from x86 to x64, but retain the user profiles with all the files and so. Microsoft does not seem to provide an upgrade option In the XP days, recreate the user ...
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...
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How can I perform ghosting of 5 HDDs

Pls help, I have some five laptops I want to install windows vista os on, they are all hp dv 6000 and I have only one cd, is there a way I can just install on the hard drive and replicate the ...
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vista lockout printing

What is the best way (cleanest) to lock out printing on vista client machines (on a domain)?
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SSIS DSN Not Showing as ODBC Data Source

I have been following the directions here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlintegrationservices/thread/05ccd778-b78c-4a83-a10a-c4ae412cc6e4 And ran into a problem where my System DSN ...
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Input string was not in a correct format. mscorlib [closed]

I ran into this weird issue with one of my 3rd party software, running on Vista Business. I have a user that upon local log in with the user's credentials, anyone using that 3rd party software will ...
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Windows, Apache and MSSQL Authentication

I have a create database script written in perl. I remember it working just fine another machine. A couple years later using a Vista machine I am trying to use it again and it keeps failing. The ...
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Reliability and Performance Monitor Data Collector Set : Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

When I try to start a Data Collector Set in the Reliability and Performance Monitor in Windows Vista Business I receive the following error: When attempting to start the Data Collector Set the ...
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IIS login / logout interferes with media player

So I'm listening to music with Windows Media Player, going insane because the music randomly stops playback every so often. I finally notice that it correlates with instances of csrss, winlogon, and ...
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Legal reasons not use Home Basic / Home Premium in a business [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Is there any legal reason why you can't use the Home versions of Windows 7 or Vista in a business environment? The ...
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IP setting on a windows

I am working at a job site that i am setting up a jumbo sign and i am trying to figure out if there is a way to set a ip for a wifi on a windows PC and when you log off that wifi it will go away, but ...
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Windows: what is the difference between DEP always on and DEP opt-out with no exceptions?

What is the difference between DEP always on ("/NoExecute=AlwaysOn" in boot.ini) and DEP opt-out ( "/NoExecute=OptOut" in boot.ini) with no exceptions? "no exceptions" = empty list of programs for ...
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How to mount Windows Vista file share to remote headless Linux Centos 5.8 system?

I am trying to set up a network file share system such that a headless supercomputer running linux (CentOS 5.8) can access computer simulation files stored on a Windows Vista machine. I have found ...
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How can I force the 32-bit version of the remote desktop client to run on 64 bit Vista?

Normally it is quite easy to run the 32 bit version of a windows application from the command line, e.g. run window: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Notepad.exe You can tell that the process is 32-bit by ...