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Comment by BaliRob on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 2, 2024 03:21 AM)
I recently reported that MS is giving Win8.1pro like me free Defender since last July. The Update on 23rd February crashed my screen resolution. Can...
Comment by Phixer on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 1, 2024 08:59 PM)
"...end the offending process, make a copy or the file, or just release..." Probably should be "...end the offending process, make a copy of the file...
Comment by Ryan James on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 1, 2024 05:54 PM)
I am amending my above comment. I tried downloading Unlocker through FileHippo and received another security warning. I then tried Major Geeks and was...
Comment by Ryan James on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 1, 2024 05:48 PM)
When I tried your link for unlocker, I first had a "suspicious" alert by Bitdefender. I clicked continue anyway and then received an error page. I Goo...
Comment by Mike B on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 1, 2024 05:37 PM)
When I go to the "Unlocker" link, it seems to be only available via a donation - the other download links are all broken....
Comment by BaliRob on Computer Problem? Test and Fix it Yourself (February 28, 2024 11:19 PM)
WARNING: Especially as Bob's article deals with physical problems with our desktops, etc. Half way through last year I was surprised to see MS Defen...
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@Rand1 Byrde, If you use Firefox (I do), open Settings (Hamburger icon in the top-right corner of the window), scroll down to the Fonts section. Belo...
Comment by Randi Byrd on Computer Problem? Test and Fix it Yourself (February 27, 2024 06:32 PM)
I have been a fan for ages but with multiple sclerosis with vision difficulties(tip of the ice berg) (All the movement also sparks migraine); it is ex...
Comment by John Burrows on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 27, 2024 10:04 AM)
The comments about SSD failures are spot on. Of course I did not mean to imply that backups will no longer be necessary....

Vista Articles

 

Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

I ran into a very odd problem with a public WiFi hotspot recently. I learned from it something I didn't know about Windows Vista and Windows 7: their default configuration settings don't work with older wireless networking equipment. Fortunately, there is a fix. Here are the symptoms I encountered and the solutions I found...

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Recovery Disc for Windows Vista or Windows 7

When you buy a new PC these days, it is rare to receive a bundled CD-ROM or DVD disc containing the Recovery Disc software that you can use to try to repair or reinstall your operating system in the event of a catastrophe. Here's how to create a Recovery disk that you can use when your computer won't boot up normally from the hard drive...

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Repair Vista or Windows 7

A hard drive glitch, virus, or other data catastrophe can delete or damage critical system files in any operating system. Windows Vista and Windows 7 offer new repair procedures not found in earlier versions of Windows. Here are a couple ways to attempt repairs of Vista and Windows 7 installations without having to reformat and reinstall Windows from scratch...

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Upgrading to Windows 7

Will I be able to upgrade my XP system to Windows 7? I'm hoping I don't have to upgrade to Vista in
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Windows 7 is Coming

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Make Vista Look Like XP

I just got Windows Vista, after using XP for many years. Frankly, I'm not crazy about the Vista look and feel... are there some tweaks I can use to make Vista look more like XP?

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Vista ReadyBoost

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Disable Vista UAC

I'm getting popups on Vista saying Windows needs your permission to continue. Is this spyware or something I need to deal with? If it's part of Vista, can I turn this annoying 'feature' off?

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Vista SP1 - Do You Need It?

I've heard that Microsoft just released Vista SP1, a package of updates that will make Vista run faster. Should I install it? If so, how do I get Vista SP1?

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Vista to XP Downgrade

Windows Vista was launched with much fanfare and was touted as the operating system for a new generation with a slick graphical interface and many new features. But the reaction to Vista has been mostly lukewarm, and many customers are looking for a way to downgrade from Vista to Windows XP.

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Upgrade to Vista?

I'm confused about upgrading to Windows Vista. There are so many options, prices, and new features. Which ones are really important, and is Vista ready for prime time?

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