How to troubleshoot program compatibility issues in Windows Vista

How to troubleshoot program compatibility issues in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927386Last Review:December 10, 2007Revision:4.2On This PageSUMMARYThis article contains steps to troubleshoot issues that occur when a program is installed, but the program will not run on Windows Vista. Back to the topINTRODUCTIONThis article contains steps to help you troubleshoot issues for the following scenarios:•You successfully upgrade an earlier version of Windows to Windows Vista. A program that used to run as expected before ... Read more..

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

Error message when you try to activate Windows Vista Enterprise or Windows Vista Business: Code 0x8007232bView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929826Last Review:October 26, 2007Revision:1.5On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you try to activate Windows Vista Enterprise or Windows Vista Business, 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 or Windows Vista Business.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs if ... Read more..

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Description of the 2007 Office system hotfix package (Msdaipp.msp): August 26, 2008

Description of the 2007 Office system hotfix package (Msdaipp.msp): August 26, 2008 View products that this article applies to.Article ID:956790Last Review:September 9, 2008Revision:1.1On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issue that is fixed in the 2007 Office system hotfix package that is dated August 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 ... Read more..

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How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer

This article describes how to delete cookie files from your computer. You can decide to have Guided Help delete the cookie files from your computer for you, or you can manually delete cookie files from your computer. The "Guided Help to export and to delete cookies or to import cookies" section contains instructions on how to have Guided Help perform the steps for you. Note If you want to delete cookies for every user on your computer, you must repeat the ... Read more..

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Corrected hardware errors are marked incorrectly as previous boot errors by the WHEA error processing code on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

Corrected hardware errors are marked incorrectly as previous boot errors by the WHEA error processing code on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based SystemsView products that this article applies to.Article ID:951726Last Review:May 19, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, hardware errors that have already been corrected are marked incorrectly with a Previous Error flag by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) error processing code. ... Read more..

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Two options in the Customize Advanced Key Exchange Settings dialog box are truncated on a computer that is running the Russian version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or the Russian version of Windows Server 2008

Two options in the “Customize Advanced Key Exchange Settings” dialog box are truncated on a computer that is running the Russian version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or the Russian version of Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949821Last Review:May 19, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSOn a computer that is running the Russian version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or the Russian version of Windows Server 2008, two options in the Customize Advanced Key Exchange Settings dialog ... Read more..

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Mandatory user profiles do not work as expected on Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based client computers when the %LogonServer% environment variable is set in the profile path

Article ID: 955625 - Last Review: November 17, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Mandatory user profiles do not work as expected on Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based client computers when the %LogonServer% environment variable is set in the profile pathHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSIn a domain environment, you configure the domain users to use mandatory user profiles. You set the profile path by using the ... Read more..

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The display is turned off and you do not receive notification when a Windows Vista-based computer goes into hybrid sleep

The display is turned off and you do not receive notification when a Windows Vista-based computer goes into hybrid sleepView products that this article applies to.Article ID:935264Last Review:April 13, 2007Revision:2.1SYMPTOMSYou enable the hybrid sleep feature in the Windows Vista power plan settings. When the computer goes into hybrid sleep, you are not notified when the display is turned off. Additionally, you do not receive notification to help you determine whether the computer is still in transition ... Read more..

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How to enable tracing for a wireless LAN when you start a Windows Vista-based computer

How to enable tracing for a wireless LAN when you start a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929854Last Review:October 26, 2007Revision:1.4INTRODUCTIONThis article discusses how to enable tracing for a wireless local area network (WLAN) when you start a computer that is running Windows Vista. To enable tracing at the time when a computer starts, you must enable persistent tracing from the command line.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONYou can enable tracing for a WLAN by ... Read more..

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How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista

How to connect to a wireless network in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928429Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.6INTRODUCTIONThis article describes how to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.MORE INFORMATIONThe software that you were using together with Windows XP to connect to wireless networks is incompatible with Windows Vista. Alternatively, you can use Windows Vista to configure the wireless networks. To connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, and then click ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to use the Windows Fax and Scan feature to send a fax in Windows Vista: The message could not be sent. An error has occurred.

Error message when you try to use the Windows Fax and Scan feature to send a fax in Windows Vista: “The message could not be sent. An error has occurred.”View products that this article applies to.Article ID:930130Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you try to use the Windows Fax and Scan feature to send a fax in Windows Vista, you cannot send the fax. Additionally, you receive the following error message:The message could not be sent. An error ... Read more..

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How to handle suspicious e-mail

Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself from phishing scams sent through e-mail. 1. If you think you've received a phishing e-mail message, do not respond to it. 2. Report suspicious e-mail. Report the e-mail to the faked or "spoofed" organization. Contact the organization directly-not through the e-mail you received-and ask for confirmation. Or call the organization's toll-free number and speak to a customer service representative. Report the e-mail to the proper authorities, including the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Anti-Phishing ... Read more..

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How to install third-party mass storage drivers for the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

How to install third-party mass storage drivers for the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:954701Last Review:July 10, 2008Revision:1.0INTRODUCTIONWhen you install a 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 or of Windows Vista from a 32-bit based installation media, you may have to provide mass storage controller drivers for the 32-bit operating system and for the 64-bit operating system.This article describes how to install third-party mass storage drivers for the ... Read more..

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The contents of a DFS share do not appear if you access the share by using a shortcut to the DFS link from a Windows Vista-based computer or from a Windows Server 2008-based client computer

The contents of a DFS share do not appear if you access the share by using a shortcut to the DFS link from a Windows Vista-based computer or from a Windows Server 2008-based client computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953537Last Review:August 1, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based client computer, you create a shortcut to a DFS link in the Favorite Links folder (%Userprofile% Links). However, when ... Read more..

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The startup sound is not played correctly when you start Windows XP or Windows Vista

SYMPTOMS loadTOCNode(1, \'symptoms\'); Your startup sound may sound choppy, contain popping sounds, or pause while it is played. This issue occurs only with some hardware devices and drivers loaded. This issue does not affect the functionality of Windows XP or of Windows Vista. WORKAROUND loadTOCNode(1, \'workaround\'); To work around this issue, use either of the following methods. Method 1: Turn off the startup sound loadTOCNode(2, \'workaround\'); Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, \'workaround\'); To turn off the startup sound in Windows XP, follow these steps: 1. Click ... Read more..

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HOW TO: Enable the build-in Administrator account in Windows Vista

To enable the build-in Administrator account, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box. 2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator. 3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. 4. At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press ENTER. 5. Type net user administrator <Password>, and then press ENTER. Note: Please replace the <Password> tag with your passwords which you want to set to ... Read more..

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FIX: The set of values returned from the row.GetColumnsInError method is empty when a client computer that has the .NET Framework 2.0 installed receives a DataSet object from a WCF service

FIX: The set of values returned from the row.GetColumnsInError method is empty when a client computer that has the .NET Framework 2.0 installed receives a DataSet object from a WCF service View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951113Last Review:May 15, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSA client computer has the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed. You use the NetTcpBinding binding to connect the client computer to a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service. When the client computer receives a DataSet object from ... Read more..

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You cannot dock the remote Language bar to the taskbar on a client computer when you start a RemoteApp application on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server

Article ID: 954401 - Last Review: February 12, 2009 - Revision: 1.0You cannot dock the remote Language bar to the taskbar on a client computer when you start a RemoteApp application on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal serverView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:You start a RemoteApp application on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server from a client computer.The local Language bar is minimized or docked to the taskbar on the client computer.In ... Read more..

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When you send a print job to an Internet Printer Protocol (IPP) print server from a Windows-based computer, the print job fails and never restarts

Article ID: 958910 - Last Review: January 20, 2009 - Revision: 1.0When you send a print job to an Internet Printer Protocol (IPP) print server from a Windows-based computer, the print job fails and never restartsHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSOn a Windows-based computer, you send a print job to an Internet Printer Protocol (IPP) print server, such as a Hewlett-Packard (HP) JetDirect print server or a ... Read more..

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You experience slow performance on a Windows Vista-based computer after you establish a VPN connection

You experience slow performance on a Windows Vista-based computer after you establish a VPN connectionView products that this article applies to.Article ID:934202Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:4.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Vista-based computer, you experience slow performance after you establish a VPN connection. Additionally, it may take several minutes to open a redirected shell folder. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:•Offline files are enabled on the computer.•Some offline files are cached on the local computer.•You logged on to the ... Read more..

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