Tag: vista

Microsoft Windows XP cannot access Vista share

The situation is common. In the past, shared access between computers rather they be Linux, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, or Windows XP is a relatively painless and simple process. However, recently, I have encountered increadible difficulty accessing a share from a Windows XP Professional to a Windows Vista share. At first, I thought it to because…

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Can’t activate Microsoft Windows 2008 Server due to the following error code: 0x8007232A

A recent installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 went rather smoothly until the requirement to activate in order to complete the installation. The activation window presented itself with a nasty error, “Volume activation has failed” Description: DNS Server Failure and to contact the system administrator with error code 0x8007232A. After some research the resolution was found in a forum that…

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Windows Vista x64 support for unsigned drivers

Microsoft Windows Vista x64 requires the use of signed drivers. The purpose was to prevent any malicious code from running; however, many legitimate applications have unsigned drivers or drivers that have expired. If an unsigned driver exists, you cannot boot into Windows. Options There are several options available. Press F8 while booting into Windows. This is required at each boot….

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Cannot share printer between Vista and XP within a network

I recently encountered a network environment where the user had two Windows XP Professional workstations on a network. Each sharing a printer with one another without issue. One of the workstations was replaced with a Windows Vista edition with SP1. The printer setup was easy on the new workstation, however, the other workstation (Windows XP) could not print to the…

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myNetflix plugin to watchnow on Media Center

Netflix introduced the ability to watch videos online. This is a cumbersome process, especially for those who have grown used to using Media Center remote control and Windows Media Center. Everything in the Windows Media Center is pretty well organized and accessable through the Windows Media Center remote. However, the Netflix watchnow feature requires the user to close or minimize…

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Analog 6.0 to 6.1 Update to support Vista, MCE, others.

Analog 6.0 to 6.1 Update Support added for Windows Vista and other Windows operating systems Analog is an application that analyzes web server log files and organizes the results into a well organized and detailed report. Analog is customizable which will impact the level of detail of the report. A typical report will contain General Summary, Monthly Report, Operating System…

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How to install the Intel 82845G Graphics driver on Microsoft Vista

How to install the Intel (R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller driver on a Microsoft Windows Vista installation. The Intel (R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller is a competent integrated device capable of a screen resolution of 1280x1040 and offers some bells and whistles. In other words, it can simply do the job under Microsoft Windows XP. Under Microsoft Windows Vista, however, the Intel...

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