Windows VISTA Information - David Woodsmall

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COMPUTER SECURITY TUTORIAL - START HERE IF YOU ARE A NOVICE
COMPLETE COMPUTER SECURITY INFORMATION
Vista Support No More: Where to Go for Help Microsoft may be ending person-to-person support for Vista, but that doesn't mean Vista users are in the dark. - Ed Oswald, PCWorld. IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, GET A WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM NOW, BEFORE WINDOWS 8 COMES OUT- DRW Most Vista Computers can run Windows 7 (but I'd try for a new computer). Check the Windows 7 upgrade requirements before attempting to upgrade.

SP1 - Vista Service Pack 1

Vista SP1 Release Candidate Open To the Public

Vista HELP / TIPS

Vista Help - Microsoft Annoyances Org Vista Heads TweakVista.com - Windows Vista Tips http://windows.about.com Restoring XP backups in Vista Stop Check Disk from constantly running when Windows Vista starts Investigate RAM problems with Vista's Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Find which edition of Windows Vista you are using Vista Made Easy: 50 Tips And Tricks I had a javascript error when I clicked on the link (below) but a cut and paste worked. Turn Windows Defender on or off Will XP SP3 Slow Vista's Adoption?

TIPS - USEFUL SITES

TweakVista.com - Windows Vista Tips

SUPPORT - Free, I think

DTS-L Org techsupportforum MS Usenet

TROUBLESHOOTING

Bare Bones Troubleshooting Installation Belarc Advisor - profile of your installed software, hardware, missing hotfixes, benchmarks,... Create a direct Vista shortcut to Network Connections CPU HOGs - TAME THEM Question about 'Resolving Hardware Conflicts' Getting Started in Windows Vista HOSTS FILE How to create a new Vista desktop icon How to detect RAM problems to stabilize Vista troubleshooting tips for printing from Office programs in Windows XP Restore a Complete PC Backup when your computer won't start

FLAWS / BUGS - VISTA

Pluggin in a headset created Blue Screen f Death

INFORMATION - General

Windows VISTA Home Page Vista downloads
Upgrade to Vista from scratch Windows Vista: CNET's complete guide DOS/Windows to LINUX/UNIX ASCII File Conversion - Converts end-of-line characters - "FLIP" Malware Virus Info Notes on Vista forensics Program Names govern admin rights in Vista

ARTICLES on VISTA SUBJECTS

Windows VISTA May corrupt iPODS, apple warns Apple: Vista May Corrupt iPods - Software - IT Channel News by CRN ... Vista's Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject may corrupt iPods Vista 90-Day Report Card Vista Aims to Stop Hackers' Social Engineering Ploys Security Firms Commit to Vista 10 things you should know about Windows Vista's service hardening Vista: Aero Glass and Java Don't Mix - 9/2006 Microsoft Bolsters Video Content Security in Vista - 8/31/2005 Most Monitors Won't Play New HD Video & you have to upgrade to Windows Vista

BOOTING in VISTA

Boot Options in Windows Vista CLICK HERE FOR LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT BOOTING WINDOWS

DirectX

DirectX End-User Runtime - updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX

DLLs

Microsoft's DLL info list

DRIVERS - VISTA

Vista Driver Site - radarsync Find and delete hidden Windows Vista and XP device drivers Troubleshoot Windows Vista drivers with Driver Query and DriverView DriverView from NirSoft

DRM in Vista

DRM in Windows Vista See also DRM

FILES and FILE SYSTEMS

File Extensions File Formats Files and File Systems (Linux/Unix) File RECOVERY/UNdelete FILE in USE Files and File Systems (Windows) .MSI File PROBLEMS - Windows .MSI Windows files

IE8 - Internet Explorer 8

stay tuned...

IE7 - Internet Explorer 7

Web sites that were coded to work specifically with IE weren't working with IE 7 Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP SP2 Beta 3 IE7 Available as Automatic Update in Q4 Security in IE7 Internet Explorer 7 for XP Release Candidate 1 Longhorn, IE7 to Add RSS Tools Internet Explorer 7.0 (beta) IE7 User Agent String Utility version 2

ISO Images

Virtual CloneDrive for VISTA - SlySoft

MEDIA CENTER & MEDIA CENTER EXTENDER (MCE)

Vista incorporates Windows Media center in both Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate editions. MCE stands for Windows Media Center Extender. Vista Media Center supports CableCARD hardware, and has much stronger Digital Rights Management enforcement than previously. Windows Vista: Features Explained: Windows Media Center Windows Media Center and Media Center Extender Vista MCE FAQ A Look at Windows Vista Media Center Windows Vista Media Center - codinghorror.com DivX in Vista Media Center? You Can Now! Media Center Blog - Matt Goyer's Sneak peek at Microsoft's Windows Vista MCE remote First Hands-On With Niveus' CableCARD Equipped Vista New (Real?) Windows Vista Media Center remote Vista Media Center Extender hands-on - Engadget eHomeUpgrade | Build Your Own Windows Vista MCE CableCARD Certified PC Media Center - Vista

Windows Media Player

Version 10 and later require Windows XP or Vista. Meda Player Verion 9 will run on Windows 98 Second Edition, Me, and 2000. Windows Media Player - DOWNLOAD Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows 98 Second Edition, Me, and 2000 Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 has all the high-quality, easy-to-use tools you need Codec Installation Package - Microsoft - NOT for XP Home edition (XP Pro or XP Media Center)

SECURITY - COMPLETE

SECURITY - VISTA - Click HERE

SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS - Click Here

VIRUSES, TROJANS, WORMS, Etc. - Click Here

SERVICES (Windows)

not yet...

SHELLS / COMMAND LANGUAGE

Coming soon, to this Web page

STOP CODES

TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS STOP MESSAGES - Complete List

STOP CODE 0x0000008E

STOP: 0x0000008E STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x804EE3D73, 0xF897D60C, 0x00000000)

THEMES

not yet...

UPGRADING

Microsoft Tool blocks automatic download of Vista SP1, XP SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 Be careful before you upgrade to "Vista"! - Vista's legal fine print raises red flags Compared with Mac OS X 10.4, Windows Vista feels clunky and not very intuitive - CNET

WHAT IS RUNNING ON YOUR COMPUTER?

WHAT IS RUNNING ON YOUR COMPUTER? WHAT STARTS RUNNING AT BOOTUP?

VISTA USER INTERFACES

Vista to ship with four User Interfaces The istartedsomething blog has 28 screenshots that compare the four different interfaces Aero Glass - See also AERO Vista Standard Vista Basic Windows Classic

OTHER WINDOWS INFORMATION

AGP ActiveX DirectX File Extensions INF File Info Office Word

OTHER INFORMATION

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