I have a laptop Lenovo bought in the spring of 2008 running on Vista Home Premium. After years of basically no problem, I got warnings my memory was almost full.
I have a laptop Lenovo bought in the spring of 2008 running on Vista Home Premium. After years of basically no problem, I got warnings my memory was almost full. I'm no computer guy, I'm a retired OTR trucker who now lives for people with disabilities. I checked my system and found Lenovo had two partitions on the hard drive. The main logic were my programs were only 30gig on a disk hard 150 gigabytes.
After talking to some friends who know more then me and research, I copied all my personal files on a stick to 4gig and erased the hard drive. Spent New Years day adaptation of files, wipe the HD, install Vista again and then 6 and hours of updates.
Monday, I installed my old files, installed new software and reinstall some of my previous, as well as several updates of Windows.
Tuesday a finer adjustment and more windows updates.
Today, Wednesday, right off the bat I installed another Windows update. Update has been installed, computer shut down, restarted, then the computer stopped at step 1 of 3 @ 97%. I went for half an hour to come back to an error screen telling me I had a corrupted file and to reinstall Vista and using my factor disc repair system. I wasn't allowed this option.
I subsequently through trying different restarts that File:\Windows\system32\winload.exe has been corrupted or damaged or missing Windows update attempt. Given that I had my Windows disk that I was never worried before making a boot disk. I/we (family of 6) do not have the financial means to purchase recovery discs, go to a tech help. We are ourselves. Can someone help me out here? Are all my personal details on my laptop, a lot of money and time tied up in programs, I can't access.
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With all this, if I have to reinstall windows I better upgrade to a 32-bit on a 64-bit? This will cause problems with existing programs? I see a noticeable improvement in speed? I checked and I can't change to 64-bit.
Since you have a Lenovo, you can try to get to WinRE among advanced startup options (f8) and performa than a system restore or if you must organize a drive to install Windows Vista full version and try to perform a system restore in Windows recovery environment and check if that helps.
For more information, you can consult the following articles:
I need to know the file current date/time number stamp and the version of "spoolsv.exe" in Vista Home Premium 32-bit with SP2. My spooler file got corrupted and I need to know what that the stamp of date/time on the latest version of the file: spoolsv.exe. I did a search on my hard drive and found 8 copies of the file with 7 different dates. I need to know which copy in my file C:\windows\system32\. I suspect that the problem was caused by some kind of malware. I think that some of the different versions on my machine of the initial installation of the Vista, SP1 and SP2. 3 copies that would explain. I tried all the suggestions in this forum and several others. I tried sfc/scannow and it simply replaces the corrupted file by another. I understand how works this file and a simple copy will do the trick if I knew that the file to use. I know that I don't want to go back to the first version of 2006. BTW... my symptoms are all my printers have disappeared, and when I try to 'add a new printer' I get an error message saying that my spooler service does not work. When I opened my services window it shows that indeed, he is arrested, but I will not start because the description column contains only the code garbled machine indicating that the file is corrupted, or it may contain a virus. I had been using F-Prot until this virus got by and now I use AVG. I scanned my machine with several cleaning packages and it is is more infected, but I worry that from this corrupt file grow something. I know that the problem is not with my printers or drivers, because everyone on my home network can print on all of my printers. None of the people I know are on Vista 32 bit. They are all running System 7 or XP. I have XP, except that a few years ago I suffered from the "Syndrome of Pepsi" on my laptop and when I bought a new HP, it came with Vista.
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I have a Pavilion DV4-1225dx who had a hard drive failure. VISTA Home Premium 64-bit.
Went to buy the oem HDD @ Tiger Direct (0A 56415 Hitachi Travelstar 5 K 320 Mobile Hard drive - 2.5 ", 5400 RPM, SATA 3 G, 250GB, 8MB Cache) but it was out of stock. I bought the proposed replacement (WD Blue 320 Mobile Hard Drive - designed for the calculation of daily - 2.5 "SATA 3 Gb/s, 5400 RPM, 8 MB c...)
The HP system recovery DVDs work for more than 12 hours and fails. CTOERROR.flg
ChkErrBB.CMD: Detect an error in the PININST_BBV
ChkErrBB.CMD: Check C:\system.sav\logs\BurnBootWarn.log
In addition to a video driver not install, I found:
C:windows\system32\Drivers\enecir.sys not found
Recovering the system formats the HARD disk properly. After that the failure of the HARD drive recovery shows that:
C: 38.8 GB free of 58.0 GB
E: 2.02 GB free of 12.9 GB15 f009wm 8.1 WIN 64 bit
Office Jet 2540
P2-1113w WIN 7 64 bit
G71-340US WIN 7 64 bit
dv4-1225dx VIsta 64-bit
zd7000 WIN XP Pro
xv886 Millennium WIN / WIN XP Pro
HP deskjet 6980xi
HP pavilion xt236 / ze4200 WIN XP Media Edition
found an another Hitachi 0A 56415 and was able to install with recovery disks. Have used the new and more great as a backup USB drive with in a disk caddy.
What version of Microsoft Office installed on a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack2), 32-bit operating system
Thanks in advance
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 365 is for Windows 7 or higher
Have you tried to use Microsoft Office Online (free)
Where are the "System Restore" files in Windows Vista Home Premium.
I would like to simplify the installation process.
Is there a program in Windows Vista Home Premium which can create an image disk for future use.
Is there a good disk image program/software?
Can I record a restore point on an external drive? That is, only the last 5 days of "restore points" are available in the system restore.
Follow the steps in the article.
Restore your computer from a system image backup
Back up your programs, files and system settings
No, you can't save a restore point on an external drive.
can you please help I am running windows vista Home premium and letters on the keyboard are in french is my question mark key e, what is the problem and how to fix it thanks Dan
Your keyboard is set to french. To resolve this problem, look at the right hand of the bar at the bottom and you will see a keyboard. Click on it and press U.S..
I hope this helps.
Hello I am running Windows Vista Home on my laptop. I have windows update set to download and install updates as they come. I can't get my computer to update update of security for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB973593)
Update of security for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB973704)
Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB974561)
I get the error code 646. I tried to install all three at once, one at a time and let the computer do as I turn it off. None of them have worked. Any help would be wonderful. Thank you for your time.
You may have missed this "sticky" post: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/6e716883-7af4-4a9f-8665-2f4dd57eee8d ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I asked the original question in this thread. I guess I have myself not clear enough. I can't install KB 2434419 on my ACER desktop computer and my HP laptop computer, running VISTA home Premium and IE 8. I don't have IE 9 yet, although I'll someday... I rebooted after installation, tried all the ideas in support, re-installed manually. Nothing works. If anyone has ideas, for a person running Vista and IE8, (if it is important yet!) I like it. Thank you.
Please report all follow-up responses to your original thread: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/173d517e-a633-48a1-abdc-02da5f6ad1b3
If you can not install KB2424419, hide.
You can find support for the installation/upgrade to Windows Live Essentials 2011 in this forum: http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?forumid=a372972e-8e7a-4d85-adc3-a1b43e8c02ec
You can download/install all applications of the Live Essentials 2011 window manually via http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
Genuine Windows clean install
HelloI had a problem with my laptop Acer Extensa 5230th. It was not started and so I took for Matech computers. They diagnosed as having a mechanical drive problem. So they replaced the drive and installed a more recent version of windows vista on. Note: I haven't bought a new copy of vista family premium, he said he was going to reinstall vista. It had windows Vista Home Basic, it has installed vista Home premium and said that he had validated by call from windows, but I'm suspicious because I don't think you can use a base of windows key to validate Home premium! It means that he has put on an illegal version on windows or used the genuine key that came with the laptop.In addition, on computers of brands, if this happens again, how is a technician for legally to reinstall the original windows that it came with the new hard drive? How to install windows vista basic on the new hard drive by using the original key to make it genuine? What windows installation disc would you require? or is it easier to just buy a new copy of windows? I heard that many technicians, prefer to install illegal versions of cracking of windows instead of the customer to buy the new installation of windows.Kind regardsLewis
Here are some utilities which displays product key Vista Matech used to activate Windows:
Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
(He did a good job of providing a wealth of information.
However may not detect a key to office, then try one of the other two below)
Please do not post your key on this forum, rather checking to see if it matches the key on your laptop, I(Correction: "if it isn't') it will fall sooner or later"Non-genuine"that your key was for another version of Vista so what was installed.
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
Motherboard has been replaced, now need the Windows Vista Home premium media to complete the restoration of the system. Machine did not come with any recovery disk. These materials are available for download on the Microsoft site? Thank you
Vista Media recovery obtaining and/or using the Vista recovery on your computer Partition to factory settings .
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11, Acer can be Alt + F10 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Also ask them if it is possible to do the recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their own way of making recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
my questions is can I upgrade or custom install a vista Home premium disc (come again with my wives computer dell Inspiron 1501) on my windows xp pro
I tried to launch the Upgrade Advisor and readings of error unable to connect?
On Monday, March 3, 2014 16:51:57 + 0000, samy23244 wrote:
my questions is can I upgrade or custom install a vista Home premium disc (come again with my wives computer dell Inspiron 1501) on my windows xp pro
No, for two reasons:
1. the rule is quite clear. It is a copy (or a license) for each
There is nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that has been in
effect on all versions of Windows from at least with Windows 3.1.
2. even if you have uninstalled it from your wife's computer, you might not
Install it on your. If it came with the computer of your wife, it is an OEM
copy and license to get an OEM copy permanently it binds to the first
It is installed on the computer. It can never be moved to another.
Windows Mail Server errors 0x800ccc67, 0x800ccc90 & 0x800ccc19 running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, Windows Mail v.6.0.6000.16386 and Avast v 7.0.1466 the two sending & receiving
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review my problems and for any help you can offer.
I am running Vista Home Premium, Windows Mail 6.0.6000.16386 and free AVAST version 7.0.1466 program v. When searching for error codes that I receive, I can see this is perhaps a problem with the anti-virus software, but no one says how to solve problems.
First error: your (or SMTP/POP3) server has not responded in 90 seconds. You want to wait 90 seconds for the server to respond? It doesn't matter if I have a bit of waiting time or even increase the time-out threshold.
Error number: 0x800ccc19, 0x800ccc67 & 0x800ccc90
Limit of simultaneous connections in outdated Avast. (Col: 0, process;) WinMail.exe ); port 25, Server (SSL): no, Server error 421
I posted this same message on the Forums of Avast at: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104561.0, but have not received the answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to provide.
Glad to hear it's fixed. This is probably the feature analysis of Avast and most of the other AV e-mail programs. Keep the following in mind that if this happens again.
It is safe to turn off the analysis of e-mail messages. See:
Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email:
Disable the email option in your antivirus scanning software:
And it is from Symantec, but applies to all anti-virus programs.
My computer is always protected against viruses if I disable e-mail analysis?
Disable e-mail analysis won't let you without protection against viruses that are distributed as attachments to email. Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect scans incoming files as they are saved on your hard drive, email and attachments to emails. Scan to email is just another layer on top of that. To make sure that Auto-Protect provides maximum protection, keep active Auto-Protect and run LiveUpdate regularly to ensure that you have the most recent virus definitions.
I have AutoCAD 2002, a 32-bit program, I can't install it on my computer which has Windows Vista Home - Premium 64 bit OS.
Can someone help me, please?
Welcome to the community Microsoft and thanks for posting the question.
According to the description, it looks like you can not install AutoCAD 2002, he would be grateful if you can answer this question in order to help you further.
1. what happens when you try to install, summers - get you any error message or error code?
2 is the issue limited only during installation AutoCAD?
3. have you made changes on the computer before this problem?
I suggest you to see the steps in the following Microsoft article and check if it helps.
Solve problems with programs that cannot be installed or uninstalled: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall?wa=wsignin1.0
Troubleshoot installing or uninstalling programs: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-installing-or-uninstalling-programs
Note: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry
If you have any other questions or you need Windows guru, do not hesitate to post your questions and we will be happy to help you.
My system crashed after I loaded service pak 1. It damaged my recovery partion and I can't boot into Vista Home Premium operatining system. I have a Compaq Presario F572US
· You receive an error message or error code when you try to start the computer?
1. try to start the windows recovery mode repair.
a. put the Windows installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
b. press a key when you are prompted.
c. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
d. click on repair your computer.
e. click the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
f. in the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.
Startup Repair: frequently asked questions:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions
2. If startup repair does not restore the system to the date, it worked great for Windows recovery environment.
Link: System Restore: frequently asked questions:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions
Link, please refer to: what are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? :http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-Vista
With regard to:
Samhrutha G S - Microsoft technical support.
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I am trying to create the shortcut to "change user" using rundll32.exewithout to create the shortcut to "lock", only to pass the user. I already know that I have to right click on an empty space on the desktop, press New\Shortcut and type%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,but not after the comma. Type so I can only create the shortcut to "change user" and not the shortcut to 'lock '? (This means that I don't want this: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation, with LockWorkStation after him.)
Unfortunately, it can be done in your version of Vista (or so they say, hang on a moment.) I found the article according to that cllaims to do in Vista Basic and Vista Home Premium in addint a file and shows a set of procedures. As it is a 3rd party file, do so at your own risk. http://www.vistarevisited.com/2008/08/02/create-a-desktop-shortcut-to-switch-users-in-vista/. NOTE: This is not how you suggested higher, but if it works who cares?
In case you don't want to consider the solution above, you have refused, here is the procedure (how to do it in other versions of Vista):http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/136969-switch-user-desktop-shortcut.html.
I hope this helps.
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