How come I can tether my Windows Vista computer to my iPhone 4s but I cannot get to the Internet? 

by on February 11, 2013

Q: I am trying to tether my laptop (windows vista premium) to hotspot on my iphone 4s. it will connect, but will not allow internet use, blocking the connection, possibly because it cannot idetify network, labeling it as unidentified network. Any solutions?


How can I install Windows Vista if my CD/DVD drive is not working? 

by on January 30, 2013

Q: my laptop would not communicate with my router but the router was connecting to other devices.

The problem was with vista. After removing vista I found that the DVD-CD device was not working. How do I reinstall Vista without a CD?


How come my Windows Vista update drivers show up as different versions than I expect? 

by on January 6, 2013

Q: My Windows Vista update drivers are installed as MSXML 4SP2; Q954430 and Q973688, not KB 954430 and KB973688. Why?


Can I install Windows 98 on an old laptop even if the BIOS is setup for Windows Vista? 

by on December 18, 2012

Q: I have an old laptop that I accidentally formatted the entire OS on, it was running Vista. I have a game CD of one of my favorite old single shooter games, “The House of the Dead”, and it only runs on Win 95 or 98…..I’ve tried every trick I can think of to run the game on my new laptop with Win 7, even the compatibility thingy. Anyway, my question is, can I just purchase off of Ebay a Win 95 or 98 OS and install it on my old laptop even though the Bios is set for Vista?


How come the video thumbnails are showing funny in Windows Vista? 

by on December 13, 2012

Q: In Vista Home Premium Explorer all of my Video Thumbnails are showing a “filmstrip” box and the Video previews them selves are 1/2 way below this box like 1/2 way outside the preview frame? I have most of the codec systems installed vista codec pack xvid flash player and vlc and so on. ALL formats show previews but they are seriously messed up being ALL off center vertically. Is there some way to fix them? I am associating all formats to Media Player Classic Home Theater and this never happened before? If you need more details I would need to know how to generate the information you need thank you for your valuable time I have found no solution through extensive search of internet.


How come my monitor resolution on my computer changes when it goes into sleep mode? 

by on November 28, 2012

Q: I have Vista premium 32-bit. My desktop icons get larger(800*600) when I wake up my computer, when in sleep mode. I go to display and choose 1680*1050 resolution but it stays the same. I have to restart everytime to get the icons and desktop back to normal 1680*1050 size. Any idea what’s wrong? Greatly appreciate the advice.


How come I can only get to the Internet if I login as administrator or run the program as administrator? 

by on October 28, 2012

Q: I can’t get to the internet unless I log in as Administrator or right click and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. There is no error message – the address bar displays the target tab with a spinning vista-type icon.
Security is set to Moderate. I’m running Vista Business and IE9. This is a recently new problem after running fine for over a year. I restored to an earlier date.


Why does my computer say unidentified network when it connects to my network? 

by on August 27, 2012

Q: I have a accer as well and it has windows vista on it. and ive see a couple of people on here talk about it. But my phones and everything else connects to the internet and im wondering why it will connect to the internet but then it says local only and undentified network above that? any suggestions ive tried restarting my router and everything.


Can I use a theme from Windows XP and Vista in Windows 7? 

by on July 21, 2012

Q: In windows XP and Vista I had a mouse theme called “Old Fashion” that when I choose it I had the cutest red running horse that would appear when my computer was working. Can’t find it on windows 7. Where can I find it.


How come my Windows Vista computer cannot connect to my network? 

by on July 16, 2012

Q: I have windows vista and my compiter is not allowing me to connect to a network. I have high speed internet. My provider is telling me everything is good at there end. Any help