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change win vista 64 to 32

Q: change win vista 64 to 32

hello
what steps would i take inorder to change windows vista 64 bit to 32 bit ?

iam not very computer literate with all the lingo , could some give me a link on how to or step by step instuctions on how to do this ?

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A: change win vista 64 to 32

you will have format and reinstall from scratch

boot from the vista 32x disk to the install screen and install

you will need to back up anything you need to save before you start

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/change-win-vista-64-to-32-a-386915.html
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Second, a bit off topic. What is the purpose of Windows Defender? Does it make having Norton on the system too, redundant.

Thanks

Jeff

A:New Vista User, Message to Change to Windows Vista Background

Hello jdpeterman

qttask.exe is related to quicktime but there must be an issue with it. Try changing auto loads service in the startup configuration

1. Start\Run
2. Type msconfig
3. Under the startup tab uncheck anythink to do with quicktime or qttask.exe
4. select Apply and Ok and exit without restart

Or check what else is loading using windows defender

1. Start\Control Panel\Security\Windows defender
2. When open select tools and software explorer
3. In the drop down select Startup programs
4. Select anything to do with quicktime or qttask.exe and select disable




Reboot and see if the error message goes away

Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

I use Avast and windows defender and nothing more


Regards




Craig

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/new-vista-user-message-to-change-to-windows-vista-background-238939.html
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A:change vista with xp

Why can't you install XP? If you have a Windows XP CD, boot off of that and choose to Delete the Partition with Vista by typing D. Then Create a partition by typing C. then Format the partition NTFS.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-vista-with-xp-382050.html
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Hi.

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i put in the cd and start the computer.
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I have recently purchased a new laptop (HP Pavillion DV6558) and it is set up with the Vista 64 OP. I use my laptop mainly for DJ'ing using Rane Serato but I can't get it to work! The Rane website indicates that the Serato system only works with Vista 32. How do I go about changing OP's?

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Grant

A:Can I change from Vista 64 to 32? Please help!!

Hi Boon,

Welcome to the forum.

All Vista's, except for the Basic version, has a 64 and 32 bit version available for it. If you got a Vista installation DVD, check to see if it is for the 32 bit or 64 bit Vista.

If you only have the 64 bit installation dvd, then ask HP or the place where you bought it how you can get the 32 bit version from them. You should not have to buy a full priced 32 bit Vista.

If you do have a 32 bit installation dvd, then you can just do a clean install with it using the same product key number.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/89951-can-i-change-vista-64-32-please-help.html
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A:Change Vista To Xp Pro

Check on the manufacturer's web site to see if it has XP drivers. If not, you may not be able to run XP on that machine. There need to be XP drivers for all the hardware, from the main board to the display adapter.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-vista-to-xp-pro.738551/
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A:Change Vista To Xp?

Before you go ahead you will need to find out if HP support XP drivers for your computer so you will need to post the model and number. You will also have to purchase a XP disk. Your warranty may be viod putting XP on, contact HP.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/130325/change-vista-to-xp/
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A:Change Vista SID

Sorry. IS there a question here or are you just letting us know what you are doing?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/change-vista-sid-371295.html
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A:change 32 bit vista to 64 bit

Hi khaledmuwahid,

There is No discussion of illigal websites, warez or piracy here as stated in the http://www.vistax64.com/general-disc...rum-rules.html!

If you own a Vista DVD you can request a 32bit or 64bit DVD from Microsoft for $12

Steven

http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/183522-change-32-bit-vista-64-bit.html
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A:cant change theme on vista

choose WIndows AERO as the default colour scheme and update the video driver. then try changing the theme...
Hope that works ! ! !

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/182412-cant-change-theme-vista.html
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How did you install Windows?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boot-up-vista-change-a-to-c.1046917/
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A:How do I change themes in vista?

Hey Patchy
Is this what you need?
How to Change Windows Vista Themes and Skins | eHow.com

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/288247-how-do-i-change-themes-vista.html
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A:Change Language in Vista?

mr wolf,

Here is a Microsoft link that (sort of) explains what the difference is between LIP and MUI.
Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI).*
Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP).*

If you have Vista Ultimate - you will be in luck - if you have - Windows Vista Ultimate -
MUI is also available for Vista Enterprise -
I have never installed either of these - so not sure what LIP, would be lacking.
"If you are using Windows Vista Enterprise, contact your system administrator for information about installing additional languages."

Source:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/35a1b021-d96c-49a5-8d8f-5e9d64ab5ecc1033.mspx

Chronk
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-in-vista.855109/
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A:Change Vista for XP on laptop

First you'll have to get a copy of XP. Then you'll have to install all the XP drivers (not the Vista one's).I'd suggest saving any recovery partition that may exist, and any recovery disks that you may have.First copy all the drivers to a CD so that you'll have them handy when it's time to load them.Next, determine how you're going to load the SATA drivers if you've got a SATA hard drive (either via floppy, or via slipstreaming them into the installation CD).Then install XP, pressing F6 at the first screen to load the SATA drivers (it says something to the effect of "Press F6 to load SCSI/RAID drivers")Once the installation is done, insert the CD with the drivers. Install the drivers in the order recommended in this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1253

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/210012/change-vista-for-xp-on-laptop/
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A:vista won't let me change password

Which Version of Vista are you using? Have you tried doing this is safe mode? Have you tried logging in as the user named administrator in safe mode and reset your password. You sure you don't have the Caps Lock or Numlocks on when you type in your password?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-wont-let-me-change-password.677275/
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A:change vista whith xp

welcome to TSG, unreal010
you've posted your question in the Introductions forums....as the sign says, it for telling us a bit about yourself, not about your problem.
i'm moving this to a forum where you'll get more help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-vista-whith-xp.721008/
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A:How do i Change my IP on windows vista

post make and model of the PCs and router ,modem etc

then post an ipconfig /all here
Most of the info is available there
You will need to know the DHCP range on the router if you want to set a fixed IP

Why do you want to enter the IP information - most systems use DHCP ....

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-change-my-ip-on-windows-vista.788367/
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A:Do i need to change from 32bit vista to 64?

If its new pc ....i'd go for 64 "no mater vista or Wds 7"

Things are changing towards 64 bit now ...

Unless you have to rely on alot of software that only run on 32 bit OS.

BTW ..you should get Wds 7 for "FREE" when it available .....

Most if not all retailers offer free upgrade "Not for cheaper" if you buy pc with vista now.

And yes you can change to 64 bit later cos all new intel cpu are 64 bit construction,

will run on 32 or 64.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/246037-do-i-need-change-32bit-vista-64-a.html
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A:How to change Vista to Portuques... please

Run windows update and download the language pack. Pretty sure both spanish and portuques are there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-vista-to-portuques-please.555198/
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A:Vista Icons Change Help Please

Hi Nvideaguru, have you seen the following tutorial yet?
http://thehobbylounge.com/forum/inde...ic=510.msg4450

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/vista-icons-change-help-please-262490.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/vista-prevent-reg-change-1026722.html
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A:How to change the Vista language?

Hi,

If you make a Google search, you can find many forums and articles how to do it:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-the-display-language

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?54351-How-to-change-the-Vista-language
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A:How do i change from vista to xp?? Help needed!

@Rkin:

I used to be like you, a VISTAphobe.

Thanks to my best friend who owns an online PC service business and more recently, to FORUM and its gurus/wizes/techies, I am now a die hard VISTAphile. Trust me, VISTA is by far superior to XP or any previous windows OS's. Just give yourself a chance to know it a little bit more. Stay with the FORUM...and have fun. VISTA Home Premium is truly fun.

Do not give up until BRINK says so.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/198329-how-do-i-change-vista-xp-help-needed.html
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A:How To Change Username In Vista?

Create another administrator account with your girlfriends name on it.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/170968/how-to-change-username-in-vista/
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A:Vista won't let me change my wallpaper

Are you able to change the Vista default wallpaper that are available -

If your still not able to do it try to create a different user account with Admin rights and then try to do the same thing -

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232234-vista-wont-let-me-change-my-wallpaper.html
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A:Still no change between Vista and Win 7 in some ways

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RAMWolff


I'm 100% sure it's a security measure


Security measure for what? Is it the anti virus scanning files while you copy them? I'm not sure I really understand the issue here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/34692-still-no-change-between-vista-win-7-some-ways.html
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A:Vista view Change

Hello jcullen,

Welcome to TSG!

No, there has not been an update to Windows Vista effecting font.

Please do the following.

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System Restore

Press and hold the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
In the Run box, type rstrui.exe and hit Enter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your computer to a date before the issue(s) started.
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TSG Information Utility

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe).
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-view-change.1131579/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/my-os-change-to-pheonixbios-from-vista-398534.html
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A:change from windows 7 to vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stranger19


hey guys i bought the pc and haded vista on i changed to windows 7 ultimate now i wnna change to vista again how can i do that need help im tottatly noob x) help me pls i got the instalation disc for vista


You want to change from WIN7 TO Vista?

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Does this machine have a OEM OS tied to the original Motherboard?
 

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A:Change language in Vista..

Found this. Maybe will help.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-language-in-vista.769529/
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You should not need to secure erase the SSD as it is not going anywhere. Just reformat it from the install DVD.

You can just re-attach the WD, but be aware that you WILL need to re-install ALL programs that are not portable.
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Hi Steve - Understand your frustration.

Try this free key remapping program. I haven't used it but check it out. Maybe it will provide just what you are looking for.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-vista-hotkeys.821943/
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If you are certain the the rootkit is gone. Go back one week before the rootkit and make a system restore.

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Hello Bishop, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you if it is like this in all of Vista.

Fonts - Change Default


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Well, theres a few things you need understand.

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Hi and welcome to TSG...

The only people that could supply an English Recovery disk for your system from would be Acer. You could buy a full copy of Windows Vista, but you would not get any of the programs preinstalled by Acer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-of-language-of-windows-vista.817453/
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Dynamic means it CAN change, but that does not mean it WILL.

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need help:

A:Can't Change some parts of registry in Vista

Why can't you add a key, what sort of error message did you get?
Have you done anything else to the system?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cant-change-some-parts-of-registry-in-vista-482102.html
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Not sure this is the right place, BUT can't find anything better so I try here first.
I want to change one of the default icons of Vista. As far as I know Windows uses two: a blank-ish default icon and one for files that are not quite unknown but don't have an icon. This sounds like acacadabra (but magic doesn't work) - maybe it's a lot clearly if I mention which icon I mean: it's the first (nr. 0) icon in SHELL32.DLL. I'd like very much to change this icon, without tinkering with the shell32.dll-file itself. Can't find the spot in the registry (if any...) to do this. Have been searching for an answer for ages, without any luck. Can anyone help?

A:I want to change one of the default icons of Vista

Sorry, but any resources in a system DLL file require the modification of that DLL to change them. You have to use a program like ResHacker to do it. It's not for the faint of heart, as you are doing something that if botched can really screw up your system.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/298805-i-want-change-one-default-icons-vista.html
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I really hope some one help me.

few weeks ago i bought the laptop from Korea which is vista home premium K. K means korean edition. Then I can not understand Korean, i really need to change my display language,

I tried to install language pack, but it doesn't work.

Please guys, help me to change my display language,

thank you

A:How can I change My display language of Vista?

Well i think you can't...Vista Ultimate and Bussiness can...

Cheers
Sergio

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-can-i-change-my-display-language-of-vista-234195.html
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When my Notebook first starts up a note in the bar at the bottom of the opening 'Acer' screen graphic shows lt F gt Change Boot Order in Vista I don't have the confidence yet just to hit the lt F gt to discover where <F12> does do? Boot What Order in Change Vista this leads to and what it is all about I fear that I may do something that will de-stabilise my perfectly operating system or worse get into a predicament that I have no knowledge off nor the technical ability to escape from it I have searched through the Forum threads but have been unable to find anything that discusses the lt F gt What does <F12> Change Boot Order in Vista do? boot order I would like to know the following In what What does <F12> Change Boot Order in Vista do? situations is the lt F gt boot key used or when should it be used What system boot order does it change and can this be beneficial to the performance of the Notebook my system in specs below saves a lot of re-typing Are the instructions clear and understandable to a 'non-geek' Is it easy to exit or escape from lt F gt window and can that be done without making any field or boot order changes Is there an ability to revert to or restore to former boot system settings if incorrect or invalid changes are made which later de-stabilise the system start-up Cheers sassofalco

A:What does <F12> Change Boot Order in Vista do?

Hi sassofalco,

The boot order isn't a Vista thing, it's a bios thing.

One typically changes the boot order when you re-load the operating system. Right now your first boot device is your hard drive, but if you wanted to re-load Vista from a DVD you'd have to make the first boot device the DVD drive. Unless you changed the boot order you would continue to boot off your hard drive and never be able to boot from the DVD; essential if you're re-loading.

Escaping is easy; just save your changes, or not, and exit the bios.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/194429-what-does-f12-change-boot-order-vista-do.html
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hi i dont know if i can change from vista to windows 7 or even 10 with my acer laptop its a 7730

A:could i change from vista basic to windows 7 or 10...

If you want to save your data, you can still purchase and install Windows 7 home premium from many vendors. Jack E/NJ

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/could-i-change-from-vista-basic-to-windows-7-or-10-on-my-acer/td-p/456332
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When this system boots up I get a dialog stating that quot An unauthorized change was made to your license quot The only options I have are to Validate Online or Close close returns me to the login screen I attempt to Validate online and am told there was either an unauthorized change or a software program on the computer is not currently compatible with Vista What I ve done so far I ve read through and done the recommendations listed Restarting the Software Licensing service and running Disk Cleanup Read through and done what was suggested by Microsoft at http support microsoft com kb Uninstalled PC Spyware Doctor and a few other non-essential utilitiesran Malwarebytes and Spybot while booted in Safe Mode found Change validate to won't license, Vista and fixed errors malware etc Somewhere along the line I noticed quot Rootkit TDSS quot but all the instructions for removing it that I have found depend on booting into normal mode At this time I can boot into all modes of SAFE MODE but unable to get to desktop in a normal Change to license, Vista won't validate boot I really need someone to help me through this issue please

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/294665/change-to-license-vista-wont-validate/
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I am giving up on my Intel DX38BT board which has been glitchy from the start. Going to an MSI X48 board. Will I be able to reinstall the OS with a different board? I am sure this has been answered on here but too many search parameters for me to feel comfortable at getting an answer.
 

A:Reinstall Vista 32 after Mobo change?

If you have an OEM version of Vista, then technically no but if you call in to activate, sometimes they will let you. It doesn't hurt to try. If in the end you have to buy another copy of Windows, you might want to go with Windows 7.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/reinstall-vista-32-after-mobo-change.136667/
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Hi, can anyone tell me if its possible and how to change the colour of your fonts on the Desktop without changing them anywhere else. Obviously with certain screensavers it would be nice to change the font colour below your icons so you can see the letters more clearly. Thanks ..

A:How can you change Vista Desktop fonts

go to personalize>window color and appearance>open classic appearance properties>advanced>then choose everything from the items menu and change the font or it's color :-)

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/223708-how-can-you-change-vista-desktop-fonts.html
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Hi, I have rebuilt system for a work mate. He did all updates at home.This is the messege he keeps getting..

He told me that the copy of vista was activated o.k.
Could some kind person explain this with a possible solution.Many thx.

A:unauthorized change to vista messege

Hi,

look here and test the system for genuine: -

How to Tell - Home

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Ive been advised after I had already purchased a new computer vista loaded. Its not only a couple months old and Im having so many problems that Im on to every vista post I can find and still sit here trinig to figure out what to do. the program compatibility is the worse. Ill even stop feeling bad about HP sending it all messed up and making me do 2 and a half hours of tech repair myself before I could even boot it up. Im so frustrated about my photography software not working. my printer and scanner not working that Id be a millionaire by the quarters I spit while chewing nails.
ok, back to the advice. Ive been advised to take vista off here and use Linux. Im not familiar with that what is anyones thoughts on Linux as an OS?
 

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I have something of a unique problem. I am currently using the XP bootloader to which allows me to directly boot XP, OS X, and Linux and indirectly boot Vista through Darwin or GRUB.

I have been trying to change my Vista bootscreen using TuneUp Utilities but when press Install Boot Screen, it defaults back to the original boot screen. So I tried going into MsConfig to enable No GUI Boot, thinking that this was the problem, but the checkboxes will not check. They are not greyed out (disabled) but I do notice that they do not "highlight" when the cursor passes over them.

I would really appreciate any help in understanding this problem. I suspect it has to do with the boot setup I have and, if it is, I would like some kind of workaround for it.

A:Unable To Change Vista Bootscreen

Ok, I am a little confused.

What are you trying to do?

Do you want to change the boot screen to a black (blank) screen....
or
Do you want to change the boot screen to that Aura picture....
or
Do you want to get the loading bar with a blank background? (This one should be there by default).

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/unable-to-change-vista-bootscreen-388893.html
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that I bought this January, and it came w. Vista.
I have a Windows XP CD from my old computer, can i use it to change this laptop back to XP?
Or is there any other ways ?

And its not that I dont lik Vista, but a new game (Sims3) is comming out and the minimum GHz for XP is 2.0 but for Vista is 2.4, I only have 2.1
So i figure if i change to XP i should be good to play it.
Thanks
 

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Is there a third party software that does that? I want to change all the default folder icons of vista

NOT just the desktop icons

A:How to change the defualt icons in Vista?

Anyone know a software that can change ALL the defualt vista folder icon at the same time?

IconChanger seems to change only 1 folder at a time

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-to-change-the-defualt-icons-in-vista-427554.html
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i have look at the Windows Vista Tutorials on how to change color theme...

i right on desktop all i see is Display Properties... how can i change the black color themes??? i have windows XP here are some screen shots...

A:cant seem to change my vista theme color ?

This Should Help you change your colour themes in XP - TGTSoft Home

Have fun

http://www.vistax64.com/gaming/170205-cant-seem-change-my-vista-theme-color.html
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I HAve broadband connection can someone tell me how to change IP Address, just got this new computer with Vista on it and can't figure out how to change IP. Had xp on my old system and change IP all the time but it doesn't like that on Vista can someone please help

I change IP on Xp system
run> cmd
ipconfig/release
the network properties
local area connections properties
then internet protocol version4
use to following IP 121 121 121 121
then close
close then go back there
obtain an IP automat close
close
and it would change
 

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I only have 5GBs left (of 74.9) despite having moved all my documents and pictures onto the second drive and also an external one. It has filled itself up somehow and I don't even have that many programmes.

I'm now on a critical-looking red status

A:How do I change HDD space used on the Vista C drive?

Hi

I assume you want to decrease the C partition and want to add the free space to the second D partition. Right?

In such case you will need to use an 3rd party software like for example: *GParted*

I recommend searching in the internet for this application.
Its freeware and very nice.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68323-How-do-I-change-HDD-space-used-on-the-Vista-C-drive
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So I had windows swedish version but my friend used my computer and he somehow changed the language to Finnish, Now i wanna know how to change back? I dunno the language so i dont know where to click and such..

A:How to change the language on Windows Vista?

I sent a message to Kari, he should be checking in soon.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/302999-how-change-language-windows-vista.html