Windows Vista Sidebar may flash when you run full-screen applications

Windows Vista Sidebar may flash when you run full-screen applicationsView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953035Last Review:May 13, 2008Revision:1.0Source: 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 topActionWhen you run a full-screen application, such as a game, the Windows Sidebar may flash or appear on top ... Read more..

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What is Bluetooth wireless technology?

Bluetooth technology uses radio transmissions to enable devices such as computers, printers, mice, or mobile phones to communicate wirelessly over a short distance. Some of the ways to use Bluetooth technology are: To transfer files between computers or between a computer and another device To print using a Bluetooth enabled wireless printer To use a Bluetooth enabled wireless keyboard or mouse To listen to music using Bluetooth enabled wireless headphones To synchronize a Bluetooth enabled personal digital assistant (PDA) to a computer or another device To ... Read more..

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On a computer that is running a Japanese version of Windows Vista, the items in the Recent Items folder on the Start menu may be unexpectedly listed in English

On a computer that is running a Japanese version of Windows Vista, the items in the Recent Items folder on the Start menu may be unexpectedly listed in EnglishView products that this article applies to.Article ID:936609Last Review:May 25, 2007Revision:1.0Important 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 ... Read more..

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Some properties of a WordPad document may not appear in Windows Vista

Some properties of a WordPad document may not appear in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927689Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, when you view the properties of a WordPad document that was created in Windows XP, some properties may not appear.This problem occurs if the document was created by right-clicking the desktop, pointing to New, and then clicking WordPad Document. When you do this is Windows XP, the WordPad document uses the .doc file name extension.APPLIES ... Read more..

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Fax transmission may not finish after a connection is established in Windows Vista

Fax transmission may not finish after a connection is established in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927526Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.6Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to 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 ... Read more..

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Some 16-bit DOS-based Programs and the Command Prompt will not run in full-screen mode in Windows Vista

Some 16-bit DOS-based Programs and the Command Prompt will not run in full-screen mode in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:926657Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:3.4SYMPTOMSYou may find that some 16-bit DOS-based programs do not run in full-screen mode in Windows Vista. You cannot set a Command Prompt (CMD) window to display in full-screen mode.Note This symptom only applies to 32-bit versions of Windows Vista. 16-bit programs are not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.Back to the topCAUSEThe ... Read more..

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Stopping MSN or Win Messenger to open When Windows Starts

1. In Windows Messenger > Tools 2. Options 3. General 4. Un-tick Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows 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 Vista loadTOCNode(2, \'moreinformation\'); To create a user-mode process dump file in Windows Vista, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Use Task Manager loadTOCNode(3, \'moreinformation\'); To use Windows Task Manager to create a user-mode process dump file, follow these steps: 1. Start Task Manager. To do this, use one of the following methods: Right-click an empty area of the task bar, and then click Task Manager. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. 2. Click ... Read more..

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To add a wired device Windows Vista

Turn on the device and plug it into a hub, switch, or router or into a computer that is plugged into a hub, switch, or router. The device should now be connected to the network. To confirm that you added the device, do the following: Open Network by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Network. You should see an icon for the device. If the device is a printer, you might need to ... Read more..

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Certificate error Web page is displayed when you try to visit an SSL Web site by using Internet Explorer 7: There is a problem with this websites security certificate

Certificate error Web page is displayed when you try to visit an SSL Web site by using Internet Explorer 7: There is a problem with this website's security certificateView products that this article applies to.Article ID:950067Last Review:April 25, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:•You are running Windows Internet Explorer 7 in a network environment.•You configure the following Group Policy settings for Internet Explorer:•You enable the Locked-Down Local Machine Zone Template policy.•You disable the Web sites in less privileged Web ... Read more..

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FIX: Visual Studio 2008 performance decreases when you step through source code that you downloaded from Reference Source Server

  In Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, when you step through the source code that you downloaded from Microsoft Reference Source Server, Visual Studio 2008 performance decreases. CAUSE This problem occurs because the source files are downloaded again every time that the debugger hits a breakpoint in the code. RESOLUTION   Hotfix information A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. But the hotfix is intended only to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific ... Read more..

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ASP.NET 2.0 Web application does not send actual values to the parameters of the Update method of the data source

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Web application, you use data binding to update data. However, the application does not send actual values to the parameters of the data source Update method. Instead, the application sends 0 values or null values to the data source. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true: The control that is used to update data is nested in another control. These two controls are in a templated control. Note This problem does not occur when you use ... Read more..

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FIX: An ActiveX control will not receive keyboard navigation events when you use a System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser control to host Web pages

FIX: An ActiveX control will not receive keyboard navigation events when you use a System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser control to host Web pagesView products that this article applies to.Article ID:946102Last Review:May 12, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario. In a .NET Framework 2.0-based application, you use a System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser control to host Web pages. An ActiveX control is on the Web page. In this scenario, the ActiveX control will not receive keyboard navigation events. For example, if there is a ListBox control ... Read more..

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Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: April 29, 2008

Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package: April 29, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951996Last Review:May 16, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 29, 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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Your computers Windows Experience Index score may change after you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Your computer's Windows Experience Index score may change after you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1View products that this article applies to.Article ID:953286Last Review:May 28, 2008Revision:1.1SYMPTOMSAfter you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you may notice that your computer's Windows Experience Index score has changed. For most computers, the Windows Experience Index score does not change after this service pack is installed.Back to the topCAUSEWindows Vista SP1 corrects the ... Read more..

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Windows Server 2008 Certificate Services (ADCS) does not start, and error code 0x80070057 is generated when ADCS is reinstalled by using the use existing keys option in Windows Server 2008

Article ID: 966329 - Last Review: March 2, 2009 - Revision: 1.0Windows Server 2008 Certificate Services (ADCS) does not start, and error code 0x80070057 is generated when ADCS is reinstalled by using the use existing keys option in Windows Server 2008Hotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario: You reinstall the Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) role.During the reinstallation process, the use existing keys option ... Read more..

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Windows Vista Support WebCast: Windows Vista with the 2007 Microsoft Office System – better together

Windows Vista Support WebCast: Windows Vista with the 2007 Microsoft Office System - better togetherView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927550Last Review:August 27, 2007Revision:8.1Session SummaryThursday, November 30, 2006 Windows Vista helps business users significantly increase productivity by helping them find and use information, empower mobility and collaboration, improve security, and increase overall efficiency while keeping IT costs low.This session will discuss and demonstrate how 2007 Microsoft Office System users can leverage Windows Vista features to achieve an even ... Read more..

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Windows Fax and Scan becomes unresponsive if incoming faxes are routed to a printer that requires user input in Windows Vista

Windows Fax and Scan becomes unresponsive if incoming faxes are routed to a printer that requires user input in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930129Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.1On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you configure Windows Fax and Scan to automatically route incoming faxes to a printer. Then, Windows Fax and Scan becomes unresponsive.This problem occurs when the printer requires input from the user. For example, the printer may require that you input the name of the ... Read more..

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The Hibernate option is not available in Windows Vista

The Hibernate option is not available in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929658Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:2.3SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:•The Hibernate option is not available in the Start menu power options menu.• The Hibernate option is not available in the Shut Down Windows dialog box.Note To open the Shut Down Windows dialog box, press ALT+F4.•The Hibernate option is not available on the power button menu that ... Read more..

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Some properties of a WordPad document may not appear in Windows Vista

Some properties of a WordPad document may not appear in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927689Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, when you view the properties of a WordPad document that was created in Windows XP, some properties may not appear.This problem occurs if the document was created by right-clicking the desktop, pointing to New, and then clicking WordPad Document. When you do this is Windows XP, the WordPad document uses the .doc file name extension.APPLIES ... Read more..

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