A task does not run as expected after you wake a Windows Vista-based computer

A task does not run as expected after you wake a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930133Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.1SYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario. On a Windows Vista-based computer, you create a task in Task Scheduler. Then, you enable the Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed setting for the task. If the computer was turned off when the task was scheduled to run, the task will run as expected when you ... Read more..

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How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927392Last Review:March 20, 2007Revision:3.0On This PageINTRODUCTIONYou can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista:•A master boot record (MBR)•A boot sector•A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) storeNote When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first ... Read more..

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The modified date of the original .xls file is not reset to the original modified date and time when you save an .xls file with a different name in Excel 2007

In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you open an .xls file that is located on a network share and then save it with a different name. When you do this, the modified date of the original .xls file is not reset to the original modified date and time as expected. Note This issue does not occur when the .xls file is located on a local disk or when the file has an ... Read more..

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How to use the MpCmdRun.exe tool to enable definition updates diagnostics for Windows Defender

If you experience issues when you use definition updates for Windows Defender, you may want to collect log files to help troubleshoot the issues. This article describes how to use the MpCmdRun.exe tool to enable definition updates diagnostics. MORE INFORMATION To enable definition updates diagnostics, follow these steps: Windows XP 1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 2. At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command: cd C:\Program Files\Windows Defender MpCmdRun -SignatureUpdate -Trace -Grouping 15 -GetFiles 3. At the command prompt, type ... Read more..

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Winrar Easter Eggs

Floating Water 1. Open your winrar 3.0 2. Go to Help -> about 3. click on the winrar logo (golden letters with water behind) 4. The water will float Bouncing Books 1. Open Winrar 3.40 2. Go to Help -> About 3. Left Click on the Books bound by a belt. 4. The books will fall. This should work with other versions also Read more..

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Windows Easy Transfer may be unable to connect to a laptop computer in a docking station over a USB cable

Article ID: 960866 - Last Review: December 4, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Windows Easy Transfer may be unable to connect to a laptop computer in a docking station over a USB cableView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSource: Microsoft SupportBack to the topRAPID PUBLISHINGRAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.Back ... Read more..

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FIX: The Explorer.exe file crashes when you open a Shell extension that is written by using MFC

Article ID: 958314 - Last Review: December 17, 2008 - Revision: 1.0FIX: The Explorer.exe file crashes when you open a Shell extension that is written by using MFCView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you use Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer to open a Shell extension that was created by using Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) on a computer that has Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack ... Read more..

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Slow Motion Aero Animations

Open Registry Editor HKEY_local_machine > Software > Microsoft Create a new KEY called DWM if it is not there Create a new DWORD called AnimationsShiftKey inside the DWM folder Set the new DWORD that you just created to a value of 1 Restart your computer for to activate Hold down the shift key to see any of the window animations in slow motion. Read more..

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On a Windows Vista-based computer, the Microsoft ISATAP adapter appears with a yellow exclamation mark next to it in Device Manager, and you also receive an error message

On a Windows Vista-based computer, the Microsoft ISATAP adapter appears with a yellow exclamation mark next to it in Device Manager, and you also receive an error messageView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932520Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMS On a Windows Vista-based computer, the Microsoft ISATAP adapter appears with a yellow exclamation mark (!) next to it in Device Manager. Additionally, when you open the properties dialog box for the device, you receive an error message that ... Read more..

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You may experience various problems when you use optical media in Windows Vista

You may experience various problems when you use optical media in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929460Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you may experience various problems when you use optical media. Back to the topCAUSEThis issue may occur if there are problems with the optical media, with the optical drive, or with the file that you wrote to the optical media. Back to the topOptical media problemsOptical media problems include media quality problems and ... Read more..

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Allow someone to connect to your computer remotely

You or someone you choose can access your computer from a remote computer, but first you need to allow remote connections. 1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System. 2. In the left pane, click Remote settings. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 3. Select ... Read more..

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Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package: February 26, 2008

Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package: February 26, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:944097Last Review:March 12, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 26, 2008.This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:•The issues that the hotfix package fixes.•The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.•Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.•Whether the hotfix package is replaced ... Read more..

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How to insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2007 document

This article describes how to insert an image from a scanner into a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document. MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, \'moreinformation\'); To insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2007 document, follow these steps: 1. Start Word 2007. 2. On the Insert tab, click Clip Art. 3. In the Clip Art pane, click Organize clips. 4. On the File menu, point to Add Clips to Organizer, and then click From Scanner or Camera. 5. Select the image, click Add, and then close ... Read more..

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Description of Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0)

Description of Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0)View products that this article applies to.Article ID:952331Last Review:May 13, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS08-026. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web sites: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-026.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-026.mspx)Back to the topUpdate detailsThe Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) contains several changes that improve security, stability, and performance. This includes fixes ... Read more..

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PRB: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint API may return Incorrect Name for Volumes with Multiple Names

Article ID: 959573 - Last Review: November 4, 2008 - Revision: 1.0PRB: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint API may return Incorrect Name for Volumes with Multiple NamesView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSource: Microsoft SupportBack to the topRAPID PUBLISHINGRAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.Back to the topSymptomOn Windows, every volume is assigned a ... Read more..

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Uppercase letters È and È are displayed in the middle of words in the Romanian-language version of Windows Vista

Uppercase letters “Ț” and “Ș” are displayed in the middle of words in the Romanian-language version of Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930585Last Review:May 3, 2007Revision:2.1On This PageSYMPTOMS You have a computer that is running the Romanian-language version of Windows Vista. You find that some dialog boxes display uppercase letters “Ț” and “Ș” in the middle of words instead of lowercase letters ț and ș.Back to the topRESOLUTIONUpdate informationTo resolve this problem, download a General ... Read more..

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You cannot view certificate information in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Certificate Manager after you successfully import a certificate on a Windows Vista-based computer

You cannot view certificate information in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Certificate Manager after you successfully import a certificate on a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932156Last Review:March 25, 2008Revision:4.0On This PageSYMPTOMSAfter you successfully import a certificate on a Windows Vista-based computer, you cannot view the certificate information in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Certificate Manager.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs if you do not have Read permissions for the following registry subkey:HKEY_CURRENT_USER ... Read more..

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How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista

How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932912Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.1On This PageINTRODUCTIONThis article describes how to restore personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista.When you perform the custom installation of Windows Vista that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article, Windows Vista creates a Windows.old folder that contains the files from the Microsoft Windows XP installation. 932856 ... Read more..

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Video without an audio stream does not play correctly in Windows SlideShow in Windows Vista

Video without an audio stream does not play correctly in Windows SlideShow in Windows Vista View products that this article applies to.Article ID:926671Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:2.5SYMPTOMSWhen you try to play Windows SlideShow in Windows Vista, you may experience either of the following problems: •You see a black screen when you use a full-screen theme.•You see a black placeholder where a video is supposed to play.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem may occur if the video files do not contain an audio ... Read more..

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The DeviceType registry entry value is truncated when the Microsoft Storport driver is installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

The DeviceType registry entry value is truncated when the Microsoft Storport driver is installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista View products that this article applies to.Article ID:953390Last Review:June 6, 2008Revision:1.1On This PageSYMPTOMSThe Microsoft Storport driver (Storport.sys) is installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Then, you notice that the value of the DeviceType registry entry for storage devices is truncated to half of its length. Note ... Read more..

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