I stupidly downloaded the 'Browser Choice' update and can't get rid of it. I'd made my browser choices before downloading (I use IE, Chrome and sometimes Firefox), so I don't want to pick another one. But I can't get rid of the update: every time I reboot it comes up, with an annoying 'Certificate cannot be verified' message as well (from Windows????). I don't want ever to see this browser choice message again:
Windows Vista Home Premium. I used to know but forget... Can someone tell me where Windows stores newly installed updates? I want to uninstall the damned browser choice notice now being presented every time I boot. I just wish that unelected, corrupt bunch of crooks in the EU Commission would butt out. It was they who forced Microsoft to punish us this way. Although it would also have been sensible for Microsoft to add a 'Do Not Show Again' button.
I'm not computer smart enough to know if UAC works. I had gotten used to clicking on the pop ups and it didn't bother me. But recently I had no choice and had to turn it off. After I upgraded to BitDefender Internet Security 2010 there were no records of scan logs anywhere, not in the program face and not in my C drive. Even right on the scan results window, when I clicked to View Log absolutely nothing happened. In order to get a decent install of BDIS 2010 I had to uninstall it and then reinstall with UAC turned off (suggested by a BD forum moderator). So when I searched my fool head off for logs and couldn't find them, on a lark I turned UAC off again (I had turned it back on after reinstall of BDIS), restarted, performed a scan and the logs were all in the proper places and viewable. I'd just as soon have UAC turned on, but I much prefer being able to access and view my security scan logs so I'm operating with it off.
What is the difference between the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for system builders OEM for $179.99 and Microsoft Windows vista Ultimate SP1 - Retail for $287.99. I looking to upgrade to vista and I'm confused as to which one I need.
I bought a new Gateway Laptop with Vista Home Premium already loaded. If I had a choice, I would never have Vista on this computer and if there was anyway to get it off and back to Windows XP Home Addition, I would if it didn't cost me an arm and leg.
I have a new Vista machine and am transferring personal information from the older XP. finding the appropriate folders to include in Roxio backups on the Vista machine. I need to avoid losing documents, photos, Favorites, e-mail addresses, and e-mail messages in the case of an HD disaster. (I have no music files.) I obviously need to backup Documents and Pictures. But what folders are the locations of the other personal information?
I installed Vista Home Premium upgrade as a dual boot with my original xp installation. Both are on separate hard drives. I now want to get rid of xp and use the hard drive for a Windows 7 machine I am building. Will this infringe the upgrade license? If this is okay, how do I get rid of the boot screen with OS choice option?
Im all new to Overclocking (though I've been a heavy PC and Mac user for a lot) and I just bought this pretty sweet HP Pavilion dv4(Intel Core 2 Duo 2.10, 4gb RAM). So im doing my usual tweak routine (im new to windows vista so its been quite a ride). Anyway... I was JUST wondering: Is overclocking a Laptop a good choice? Or are you just ment for doom What chances do I have to make (even slight) improves on my performance (without risking my new laptop of course :3)
I just set up a home wireless network (first time) and in the process some security questions came up. I am using a 2wire gateway provided by AT&T. It has a firewall internal, and all 3 of my machines have windows firewall functional. In order to make the wireless connection, I was required to enter the Passkey number from the gateway, but I was given the choice to connect to 2 other networks which I assume belonged to neighbors. The signals were weak, but I tried one and was able to piggyback to the 'net with no problem. My question is, how do I know that the neighbors are not able to connect to my network? Should I care? Would they be able to hack into my machines, and if so what should I do about it?
I've been trying for 2 days now to upgrade from Vista Business edition to SP1. The same thing keeps happening. I get through parts 1 and 2 ok, but when the system reboots for part 3, it reboots several times giving me the choice to boot normally or in safe mode, then eventually it stops rebooting and just goes blank. I can reboot successfully in safe mode but the installation of part 3 will ultimately fail (the error code points to not being able to install particular components as a result of being in safe mode) and the system has to regress to the original condition. I tried all the suggestions on the MS Vista upgrade trouble shooting site (as well as several other sites)- including checking for specific updates - none of which apply to my machine - at least that what windows update tells me when I try to install them, checked the disk for errors, and checked the memory for problems. I also turned absolutely everything no- original MS off for start up including antivirus and some other stuff that I have and the same thing keeps happening. Each pass, from upgrade install to fail, and regress back to original condition takes about 5 hours.
I'm running Vista on a quad core machine with 4G of onboard memory (even though Vista 32 can only use about 3 gigs) and a smoking video card so I doubt this is a hardware problem. This problem appears to be similar to the original 'endless reboot' problem that prompted the original halting of SP1 distribution back in the early spring - I thought that problem was fixed! I tried to get real time help from the MS site but got a message that there was a problem with the site. - Good Greif! This is probably the most frustrating MS experience of all time. With all due respect to the folks at MS, if it was your intention to have people to switch from Windows PC's to Apples or even Linux based PC's, I doubt you could have come up with a better plan. I've already switched two of my home computers to Ubutu!
Desktop PC will be one year next month. I did not renew the Microsoft Office after trial period that came as a package w/ no future intention of acquiring it. I'm using the free Open Office program - word processing mostly at this time. Is there anything in the list below that is of importance? I only have a basic PC with DVD player for movies, etc. No scanner, printer or fax. Not even external hard drive or usb flash drive. Otherwise, I understand that I can just choose to hide the updates, so it will not keep reminding me. Also, I choose to keep my OS w/ Srvce pk 1 and MS IE version 7 for as long as I'll be able to. I had too many probs with Srvce pk 2 and MS IE version 8. Your opinion, if any, is welcome.......
I have Windows Home Premium 64 Bit and every time I restart I get a message saying 1 to 3 updates ... I then see this message again on startup. I feel like something is wrong with the update system. I reinstalled Vista and disabled automatic updates. However, after a while I started to get the same problem. I have Office, Visual Studio, Messenger and a few Adobe products installed.
I have a Aspire AM5620-E5301A Acer computer. On Acer it has Windows Vista Premium Home. I bought Windows Ultimate software to put on my Acer computer. It starts to load up OK, put in the key number in than next step is. To pick custom install or upgrade install, but upgrade choice is grey out. It is disable from using the upgrade choice, I want to choose to pick. I did not purchase Windows Ultimate through Acer anytime upgrade option. It was a store bought software it was cheaper than Acer price they offer. What is the problem with installing Ultimate with Acer computer?
I installed Chrome to give it a try and now when I set the default back to Firefox via: Start/Properties/StartMenu/Customize/Internet Link/Mozilla Firefox Chrome also pops up not Firefox. When I click on a web link from Windows Mail or Start/Favorites, the default web browser is still Chrome. How do I make my default browser Firefox again (Which is still installed as I never removed it)?
When I click links from a google search, my browser is redirected to other sites places like 'Ask' and 'Kelkoo' and other shopping and comparison sites.
I have spent HOURS running whole system scans using:
AVG (found nothing while scanning, but uncovered 3 'Trojans' while Defender was running)Windows Defender (This scan triggered the above 3)Spybot - twice (found 69 problems on the first run, then after reboot, no problems, apparently)
My first post on here! I have just upgraded to Windows 7 on my (other) computer and for some reason I have connection to my broadbnd and can send and recieve my emails, but my web browser will not work at all!
i use idm 5.18 to download flv from Internet.com and when i press the popup button "download this video " nothing happens and when i use the download by idm from the right click button it says erorr my web browser is mozilla firefox 3.5.3 idm 5.18
I am new to Vista Forum- feeling a little lost. I was looking for a Swedish to English translator on the Internet and Babylon looked promising. It didn't work out but I am stuck with their browser in my tool bar. It has become the default. I can click on it and it closes so that is good- I want to delete completely.
I'm new here with a problem that has popped up last night. Up until last night my web pages and everything was loading up in my Firefox browser pretty fast. Today things are loading up slow and with I go on to a news source to watch a video...the videos stop and go making the news video not worth watching. A couple of minutes I was looking at something on here where it said to use "cmd" command to get into something. It was set on "ultrarestrictive" and I changed it to "normal" but haven't seen much difference in how things are working. The other day I downloaded UTorrent on my computer but today I uninstalled it. Could UTorrent have messed something up?
My daughter purchased a Dell PC that has Vista 64 bit loaded. We didn't realize it was the 64 bit version until recently. Her problem is with IE. She has broadband access, but as soon as she drills down more than two levels, her browser slows right down. For some reason, it worked well and fast for about a month, but she recently rebooted her PC and it's s-l-o-w again. Has any else experienced this problem? Is there any way or reason to go to the 32 bit version of Vista?