Firefox : Managing Cookies

What is a Cookie? A cookie is a file created by an Internet site to store information on your computer, such as your preferences when visiting that site. When you visit a site that uses cookies, the site might ask Firefox to place one or more cookies on your hard disk. Later, when you return to the site, Firefox sends back the cookies that belong to the site. This allows the site to present you with information customized to fit your needs. Cookies can also store personally identifiable ... Read more..

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Choose low and critical power levels for your battery

Windows continuously monitors the power level of your battery and warns you when the battery power reaches low and critical levels. When your battery charge gets low, the battery icon on the Windows taskbar indicates a low-battery power level. Make sure that you have sufficient time to install a fully charged battery, find an AC power outlet, or save your work and turn off the mobile PC. When your battery is almost out of power, the battery icon changes to ... Read more..

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A scheduled task does not run as expected if a command-line argument is enclosed in quotation marks on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1

A scheduled task does not run as expected if a command-line argument is enclosed in quotation marks on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951246Last Review:May 9, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario: •You create a scheduled task on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).•One or more command-line arguments in this scheduled task are enclosed in quotation marks.In this scenario, ... Read more..

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An incorrect character is displayed when you input a character in an ANSI-based application on a computer that is running Windows Vista

An incorrect character is displayed when you input a character in an ANSI-based application on a computer that is running Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:936060Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a computer that is running Windows Vista, you input a character in an ANSI-based application. However, an incorrect character is displayed.Note This problem occurs when you use certain special keyboard layouts to input the character.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs because of problems ... Read more..

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Description of the Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe) and of .msu files in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

Description of the Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe) and of .msu files in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:934307Last Review:April 11, 2008Revision:2.0INTRODUCTIONThis article describes the Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (Wusa.exe) in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008. The Wusa.exe file is in the %windir% System32 folder. The Windows Update Stand-alone Installer uses the Windows Update Agent API to install update packages. Update packages have an .msu file ... Read more..

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How to create a user-mode process dump file in Windows Vista

How to create a user-mode process dump file in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:931673Last Review:March 19, 2007Revision:1.3On This PageINTRODUCTIONThis article describes how to create a user-mode process dump file (.dmp file) in Windows Vista. The Windows Error Report feature in Windows Vista generates mini-dump files and heap dump files. The Windows Error Report feature does not generate user-mode process dump files.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONHow to create a user-mode process dump file in ... Read more..

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Some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding

Some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding View products that this article applies to.Article ID:929833Last Review:March 17, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMSWhen you try to use Windows Vista, Windows Vista may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue may occur if a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted. Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this issue, use ... Read more..

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How to perform a flat installation of Windows Vista

How to perform a flat installation of Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928902Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3INTRODUCTIONThis article contains step-by-step instructions for installing Windows Vista from a hard disk. This technique is called a flat installation. A flat installation is an alternative to an installation that uses the Windows Vista installation CD or DVD.MORE INFORMATIONA flat installation may help resolve problems that occur when you install Windows Vista. For example, a flat installation provides the following benefits:•A flat ... Read more..

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You may not hear any sound when you play back a recording that was recorded by using the Sound Recorder application in Windows Vista

You may not hear any sound when you play back a recording that was recorded by using the Sound Recorder application in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:925811Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:2.4SYMPTOMSYou try to record audio by using the Sound Recorder application and a microphone in Windows Vista. When you play back the recording, you may not hear any sound. Note The microphone in this example is the default logical capture device.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because ... Read more..

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You receive an error message when you use the Netsh utility to modify the network configuration in Windows Vista

You receive an error message when you use the Netsh utility to modify the network configuration in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929858Last Review:January 23, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you use the Netsh command-line scripting utility (Netsh.exe) to modify the network configuration, the command is not executed. Then, you receive an error message in Windows Vista.For example, you type the following command at a command prompt:Netsh interface set interface Local Area Connection 2 enableThen, you receive one of the ... Read more..

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Error message when you run the ForestPrep, PrepareSchema, or PrepareAD command in Exchange Server: “Invalid Superclass. Inheritance Ignored”

You run the setup /forestprep command in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Or, you run the setup /PrepareSchema command or the setup /PrepareAD command in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. When you do this, the following events are logged in the Microsoft Windows NT Event Viewer: Event Type: Error Event Source: NTDS General Event Category: (9) Event ID: 1153 Date: 6/8/2000 Time: 1:24:10 PM User: Everyone Computer: ComputerName Class identifier 1057369831 (class name msExchRoutingGroupConnector) has an invalid superclass 1057369828. Inheritance ignored. Event Type: Error Event Source: NTDS General Event Category: (9) Event ID: 1153 Date: 6/8/2000 Time: 1:24:10 PM User: Everyone Computer: ComputerName Class identifier 1285129064 (class ... Read more..

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 stops responding (hangs) during startup

Article ID: 960723 - Last Review: December 19, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 stops responding (hangs) during startupHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you press the power button or click Restart on the Start menu to start a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008, the system startup may fail. The system ... Read more..

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Stop Graphics problem

The cpu load would pulse from 1-2% up to 10-12%-load with about three-five seconds intervals...(in idle) If you are connected to a LAN and have similar problems, this might be the solution: 1.RightClick "MyComputer" 2.Select "Manage" 3.Click on "Device Manager" 4.DoubleClick on your NIC under "Network Adapters" 5.In the new window, select the "Advanced" tab 6.Select "Connection Type" and manuelly set the value of your NIC. (Not "Auto Sense" which is default.) 7.You should reboot... On my systems the "jerking" in 3D games was completly gone, and so was ... Read more..

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You randomly receive a Stop 0x0000000A error in Storport.sys when you start Windows Vista

You randomly receive a Stop 0x0000000A error in Storport.sys when you start Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930261Last Review:April 11, 2008Revision:3.0On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you start a computer that is running Windows Vista, you randomly receive a Stop 0x0000000A error message that resembles the following:STOP 0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Storport.sysYou experience this problem if the following conditions are true: •The computer has an NVIDIA chipset.•The computer has four gigabytes (GB) or more of RAM.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this ... Read more..

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Windows Vista incorrectly detects the miniport edge of PassThru as a WLAN adapter when you use the PassThru Intermediate Driver from the Windows Driver Kit

Windows Vista incorrectly detects the miniport edge of PassThru as a WLAN adapter when you use the PassThru Intermediate Driver from the Windows Driver KitView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932030Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMS You create a device driver that is based on the Microsoft PassThru Network Driver Interface Specification(NDIS) Intermediate Driver from the Windows Driver Kit (WDK). Then, you install this device driver on a computer that is running Windows Vista. When you restart the ... Read more..

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Version 5.00 of the Mongolian Baiti font may be displayed incorrectly in Windows Vista

Version 5.00 of the Mongolian Baiti font may be displayed incorrectly in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929763Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:3.1On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, version 5.00 of the Mongolian Baiti font may be displayed incorrectly. This behavior makes the font almost unusable in Windows Vista.Back to the topCAUSEThe OpenType Layout data of the Mongolian Baiti font is used to display traditional Mongolian text. The OpenType Layout data affects various contextual glyph transformations. This issue ... Read more..

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The Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power power management option for a USB Root Hub does not remain selected after you restart Windows Vista

The Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power power management option for a USB Root Hub does not remain selected after you restart Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930312Last Review:January 23, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you click to select the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box. However, when you restart the computer, this check box is cleared. Note This check box appears on the Power Management tab ... Read more..

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The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task in Windows Vista

The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929463Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMSAfter you configure a scheduled task in Windows Vista, the Task Scheduler does not wake Windows Vista from sleep to run the scheduled task as expected. You experience this issue if you use the Create Basic Task Wizard to create the scheduled task.Note The following information in Windows Vista Help indicates that ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that includes a DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID controller: STOP 0x0000007B

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that includes a DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID controller: STOP 0x0000007BView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928632Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSYou try to install Windows Vista on a computer that includes a DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID controller from Dell. However, when the computer restarts, you receive an error message that resembles the following: STOP 0x0000007B (0xF9813BD8,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)INACCESIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs if you try ... Read more..

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How to disable or uninstall the pilot version of Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/) Description of the Microsoft Windows registry var sectionFilter = ... Read more..

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