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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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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Virtual network setup with Guest OS installed in virtual box

I am a Linux newbie. I have just installed Ubuntu inside Vista using Virtual box. Everything is working fine. now i wanted to establish a client server (virtual) network with a guest os (ubuntu) to ...
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What is a seamless way to migrate a user profile in vista?

What is the best way to migrate a user profile in Vista? I just tried the Vista Easy Transfer and found that it did not do everything I wanted it to do. I am trying to leave a leave a domain and ...
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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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KVM QEMU looses USB devices

I have a KVM Qemu setup. I'm mapping a USB device to a VM running windows vista. I get the device mapped, and all is well for some time. Suddenly the device disappears in Vista. If I do "lsusb" in ...
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MDT2010 setup for controlling multiple languages on OS and software

I'm setting up an MDT 2010 server with LTI for deployment of Vista and later on Windows 7 where I'm supposed to control atleast 8 different languages of OS and software. I'm also building a ...
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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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OS X Server not showing in Windows Vista Shared

I have OS X Server installed. I am using Window Vista on a PC. But on my network I can't see the OS X server. But I can see other Mac computers in shared but not OS X server. I am able to ping the ...
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How to create a local IIS site with encrypted wwwroot using EFS on Vista

I'm preparing a laptop to take with me while travelling, so all my user data is encrypted using EFS in case someone decides to steal it. I also need to set up a couple of local sites for development ...
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sql server installation problem

can sql server 2005 service pack 3 be installed in windows vista?
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Windows Vista/7 dropping Mac Server share points

My Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients are having problems maintaining access to SMB shares on a Mac server. The initial connection to the server appears to be OK, as the Windows clients can see all ...
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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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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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GPO: Applying a home page to Win7 and Vista Clients running IE9

I am trying to set the homepage on several Windows 7 and Vista machines via Group Policy Preferences. Both are running Internet Explorer 9. The "apply once and do not reapply" option is enabled, as i ...
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Windows 7 / Windows Vista won't connect to 802.1x RADIUS Server

I've deployed Radius and have no problems connecting with TTLS, PEAP, or MD5 using linux, mac, and windows xp. For Windows 7 and Vista, I'm never prompted with the dialog box to enter username & ...
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When users login who have been recently moved in AD, they receive the wrong (old) login script

We are migrating our staff to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. We make changes to the users in AD by removing the roaming profile and changing the login script. For some odd reason sometimes (not for ...
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ADLDS on Vista SP1

I know that Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) is easily installable on Vista SP2 by the Windows6.0-KB975540-x64.msu update. However, I cant seem to get it working on a Vista ...
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Vista filesystem woes

I have a program that reads settings from a settings file in C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Roaming\MyFolder\program.settings Then I deleted the settings file, but the program still can read it although its ...
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Running Control Panel Applet Elevated from an Elevated Command Prompt

Sometimes, I am forced to use the GUI in front of a logged in user and remove trashy software. They are not registered with Windows Installer, and I rather use the GUI in a time crunch instead of ...