Windows Sidebar and gadgets (overview)

Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, you can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts. Why use Sidebar? Sidebar can keep information and tools readily available for you to use. For example, you can display news headlines right next to your open ... Read more..

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MS09-006: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code execution

Article ID: 958690 - Last Review: March 10, 2009 - Revision: 1.0MS09-006: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code executionView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allINTRODUCTIONMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS09-006. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:Home users:http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200903.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200903.mspx) Skip the details: Download the updates for your ... Read more..

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The lt;servicing gt; section of the Autounattend.xml answer file is not processed when Windows Setup automatically identifies the file in Windows Vista

The <servicing> section of the Autounattend.xml answer file is not processed when Windows Setup automatically identifies the file in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:939289Last Review:November 26, 2007Revision:1.2On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you perform an unattended installation of Windows Vista, you may find that the <servicing> section of the automatically detected unattended-answer file (Autounattend.xml) is not processed. The <servicing> section contains instructions to install language packs, hotfixes, or other packages. The unattended-answer file is automatically detected by Windows ... Read more..

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MS07-032: Vulnerability in Windows Vista could allow information disclosure

MS07-032: Vulnerability in Windows Vista could allow information disclosureView products that this article applies to.Article ID:931213Last Review:June 12, 2007Revision:2.0SUMMARYMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS07-032. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:•Home users:http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200706.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200706.mspx)•IT professionals:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-032.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-032.mspx)APPLIES TO•Windows Vista Ultimate•Windows Vista Enterprise•Windows Vista Business•Windows Vista Home Premium•Windows Vista Home Basic•Windows Vista Starter•Windows Vista Ultimate ... Read more..

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You cannot put the computer into hibernation after you run the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows Vista Enterprise

You cannot put the computer into hibernation after you run the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows Vista EnterpriseView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929846Last Review:February 8, 2007Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSAfter you run the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows Vista Enterprise, you cannot put the computer into hibernation.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs if you select the Hibernation File Cleaner check box when you run the Disk Cleanup wizard. Hibernation File Cleaner removes the hibernation file and turns off hibernation.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo ... 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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Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a particular hard disk partition: Error: uncaught exception

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a particular hard disk partition: Error: uncaught exceptionView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928230Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you try to install Windows Vista, the hard disk partition on which you want to install Windows Vista appears on the Where do you want to install Windows? disk configuration page as expected. However, when you click this hard disk partition, and then you click Next, you receive an error message that ... Read more..

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You cannot record more data to a recordable DVD-R Dual Layer disc after you format and then eject the disc in Windows Vista

You cannot record more data to a recordable DVD-R Dual Layer disc after you format and then eject the disc in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928355Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.4SYMPTOMS After you format and then eject a recordable DVD-R Dual Layer disc in Windows Vista, you cannot record more data to the disc. Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs because Windows automatically closes the disc when you eject it. Closing a disc lets you use it in ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to activate Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Server 2008: Code 0x8007232b

Error message when you try to activate Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Server 2008: Code 0x8007232bView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929826Last Review:October 26, 2007Revision:1.6On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you try to activate Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Server 2008, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:Activation Error: Code 0x8007232bDNS Name does not existThis issue may occur if you use volume-licensed media to install Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, or ... Read more..

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The UpdateLayeredWindowIndirect function does not correctly display a layered window when the prcDirty parameter is specified and when the DWM feature is enabled in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

The UpdateLayeredWindowIndirect function does not correctly display a layered window when the prcDirty parameter is specified and when the DWM feature is enabled in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:955688Last Review:September 10, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSYou develop an application that uses the UpdateLayeredWindowIndirect function to update a layered window. However, when you run the application in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, the function does not correctly display ... Read more..

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An Exchange 2007 Hub server incorrectly sets the Sent time on an e-mail message

Article ID: 960963 - Last Review: December 16, 2008 - Revision: 1.0An Exchange 2007 Hub server incorrectly sets the Sent time on an e-mail messageView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSA Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub server may incorrectly set the Sent time on an e-mail message.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs when you change the time zone setting on the Exchange 2007 Hub server.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this problem, restart the Microsoft Exchange Transport ... Read more..

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The edges and lines of a pasted chart are blurred in a 2007 Office application

Article ID: 960494 - Last Review: January 12, 2009 - Revision: 1.0The edges and lines of a pasted chart are blurred in a 2007 Office applicationView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you try to paste a chart by using the Copy as Picture feature in a 2007 Microsoft Office application, the edges and lines of the pasted chart are blurred.Back to the topRESOLUTIONImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to ... Read more..

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An access violation occurs in the Explorer.exe process when you right-click a shared color printer and then click Properties in Windows Vista

An access violation occurs in the Explorer.exe process when you right-click a shared color printer and then click Properties in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:937713Last Review:September 11, 2007Revision:2.1On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, when you right-click a shared color printer and then click Properties, an access violation occurs in the Explorer.exe process.Back to the topRESOLUTIONHotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in ... Read more..

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How to use Windows Easy Transfer Companion to transfer programs from Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista

How to use Windows Easy Transfer Companion to transfer programs from Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:931696Last Review:February 22, 2007Revision:1.1On This PageSUMMARYThe Windows Easy Transfer Companion (WETC) is a program that you can use to help transfer programs from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) to a computer that is running Windows Vista. WETC does not replace Windows Easy Transfer. Instead, WETC ... Read more..

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After you log on to Windows Vista by using the Guest account, the network icon indicates that the network is either disabled or disconnected

After you log on to Windows Vista by using the Guest account, the network icon indicates that the network is either disabled or disconnectedView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928896Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.5SYMPTOMSAfter you log on to Windows Vista by using the Guest account, the network icon in the notification area indicates that the network is either disabled or disconnected. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:Connection status: unknown. The service to detect this status is ... Read more..

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A pop-up window that indicates that a duplicate file name has been selected may not appear as the foreground window when you install the HP System Management Homepage software in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

A pop-up window that indicates that a duplicate file name has been selected may not appear as the foreground window when you install the HP System Management Homepage software in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951946Last Review:June 17, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you install the Hewlett-Packard (HP) System Management Homepage software in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, a pop-up window indicates that a duplicate file name has been selected. ... Read more..

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You receive a STOP 0x0000010E or STOP 0x000000C1 error message on a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

You receive a STOP 0x0000010E or STOP 0x000000C1 error message on a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953026Last Review:August 12, 2008Revision:3.0On This PageSYMPTOMSA Windows Vista-based computer or a Windows Server 2008-based computer may restart unexpectedly. Additionally, you may receive a Stop error message that resembles one of the following error messages: *** STOP: 0x0000010E (0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT_INTERNAL***STOP: 0x000000C1 (0x9944efd0, 0x00000000, 0x00000030, 0x000000022}SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION (c1)Note The ... Read more..

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Sleep and hibernate power features are not available when you enable Hyper-V technology on a Windows Server 2008-based portable computer

Sleep and hibernate power features are not available when you enable Hyper-V technology on a Windows Server 2008-based portable computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:954418Last Review:July 29, 2008Revision:1.0INTRODUCTIONThis article describes that the sleep and hibernate power features on a portable computer are not available when you enable Hyper-V technology on a Windows Server 2008-based portable computer.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONWhen you enable Hyper-V technology on a Windows Server 2008-based portable computer, you lose the sleep power feature and ... Read more..

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Mysql Tricks : Monitor port 3306

Monitor port 3306: tcpdump -i eth0 -nN -vvv -xX -s 1500 port 3306 and host not 192.168.1.102 The -s is length of each packet. This monitors all traffic on port 3306 excluding the good client 192.168.1.102. The out will be in the following format: [root@third-fl-71 root]# tcpdump -i eth0 -nN -vvv -xX -s 1500 port ... Read more..

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Prevent Automatic Image Resizing and View Actual Size in Firefox

To disable Firefox 2  automatic resizing of images follow these steps: 1. Open Firefox 2. In the address bar enter: about:config 3. Copy and paste this into the filter line... browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing 4.  Change the value from true to false Read more..

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