Resolve Vista Startup Shutdown BSOD Errors

An irrecoverable hardware or software problem may cause your computer to shutdown or restart automatically. At times, you may see a blue screen with an error message similar to the one given below: “Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.” Vista may also prompt you to look for a solution to […]
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Fix Vista “Your product key cannot be validated” Error

You may encounter the following error message if, during Windows Vista operating system installation, you click Next after entering the product key: “Your product key cannot be validated. Review your product key and make sure that you have entered it correctly.” Cause of the Error The following are some of the common causes of this […]
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Problems While Writing To Hard Disk In Windows Vista

One of the following error messages may be displayed when you attempt to save a file to the hard disk or to a flash device in Windows Vista: “X:\Folder\FileName You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?” “Access […]
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Fix Common Windows Vista Sound Problems

One of the most common computer audio problems is that you are unable to hear any sound. There can be many possible reasons for experiencing no sound problems on Windows Vista. Let us explore these and learn how to resolve them. The first thing you need to ensure is that your computer has a sound […]
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Fix Vista Service Pack “Installation was not successful” Error

The following error message may be displayed when you try to install the Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 or Windows Vista SP2 Beta on your computer: “Installation was not successful” In addition to this, you may receive the following error message when you attempt to install the Windows Vista SP1 standalone package: “An internal […]
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Dealing with Windows Vista Error Code: 0xC004F061

Error code 0xC004F061 may generate when you attempt to activate your Windows Vista operating system using the upgrade product key. When the error occurs, the following message is displayed: “The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key: Code: 0xC004F061 Description: The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only […]
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What’s New in Windows Vista Firewall

Several changes have been done to the Windows Firewall in Windows Vista to make it more efficient and user-friendly. This article covers some of these enhancements and their benefits. What’s New The Windows Firewall that comes with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a useful and efficient client-based firewall. The firewall is enabled by […]
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Top Tasks You Should Perform Before Installing Vista

Windows Vista has been projected by Microsoft as an advanced operating system that offers great graphic effects and improved functionality over other operating systems. This of course comes for a price that often includes high-end hardware requirements. For new PCs, Microsoft has created classifications that PC manufacturers have to follow to ensure that the computer […]
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What’s New in the Windows Vista System Configuration Utility?

The System Configuration utility is a very useful tool when it comes to troubleshooting configuration related errors on your Windows computer. Although this utility has been included with Windows Operating Systems since Windows 95, there are some very useful features added to it in Windows Vista that makes using it even easier and more effective. […]
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10 Ways to Improve Performance of Windows Vista

Special Note: Those who are interested in a career optimizing system performance should look into coursework from an IT management program at an accredited university, for example Creighton University Online. Windows Vista boasts some cool features including better security, user-friendly functionality and impressive GUI comprising Aero interface, Flip 3D and many other graphical features. However, […]
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