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Dvd rom icon missing vista ultimate

Hi I recently upgraded my os to vista ultimate but I am unable to locate the dvd rom icon anywhere it is just gone missing...I can't even find it in the my computer folder

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Reinstall the vista
or try to install a software named'Alcohol120%'

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I need a repair disk or valid software download for windows vista ultimate. I have my proof of purchase & my key is valid my DVD is missing. I would like to know of any reputable sites that can help?


if you have everything down load it from microsoft site onto a usb stick then burn it onto a disc
or contact microsoft and as for another disc giving all of the details so that they can check their records

Mar 07, 2016 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Hi there! I have a problem in my Windows Vista Ultimate OS because I update the Base Score in my computer system from 3.1 to 3.3 . The Base Score corresponds the PC performance of my laptop. I am looking...


my dear friend this normally happens when we try to scan the performance score with windows vista ...but it can be resolved by the original product key for windows vista which is located at the bottom of the laptop ... that is if u have recived windows vista with the laptop but if u have upgraded it by putting in with a original windows vista cd / dvd the product key will be located on the case ... and if u have lost the case call microsoft and they would provide u with the product key and if thats a pirated version ... sorry i cant help u for piracy

Feb 05, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have an acer 4520 with default OS as Vista home basic. I upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate. Now I can't revert back to factore defualt settings , ALT + f10 not working(after enabling from BIOS) and I...


Hi there, Do you have a backup of your vista ??
It would bee much easyer if you have such one.
Another thing do you have setup cd/DVD ??

Maybe you windows 7 have deleted your windows vista setup Partittion in your computer, if you not have the setup cd it must be in a partition in your harddirve, but maybe you have deleted it when you have installed windows 7 :O(

Take a look if you did get this DVD with your purchase

Hope that helps
IF not then return here
Have a nice day

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Oct 24, 2009 | Operating Systems

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System requirements of vista


Hi,
For Vista Home Basic >>>

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 512 MB of system memory
  • 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Audio Output
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
Additional requirements Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
While all editions of Windows Vista can support multiple core CPUs, only Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise can support dual processors.


For Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate >>>>>>

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
    • WDDM Driver
    • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
    • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
    • 32 bits per pixel
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Audio Output
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
Additional requirements Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
While all editions of Windows Vista can support multiple core CPUs, only Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise can support dual processors.
Home Premium / UltimateTV tuner card required for TV functionality (compatible remote control optional).
Home Premium / Business / UltimateWindows Tablet and Touch Technology requires a Tablet PC or a touch screen.
UltimateWindows BitLocker Drive Encryption requires a USB Flash Drive and a system with a TPM 1.2 chip.

Windows Vista minimum supported system requirements Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
  • 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
  • 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
  • Support for Super VGA graphics
  • CD-ROM drive

Regards.

Sep 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Unable to use Vista Ultimate software to upgrade Acer AM5620


Which edition of ista are you trying to upgrade? Are you booting your machine from CD?

Mar 14, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Dvd rom drive dissapearing!


Hi
had the same problem after a recent windows automatic update, tried everything but sadly had to re-format and start again with system software and sure enough all was well.
DG

Oct 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Vista Ultimate disabled my Blu Ray DVD Player


How to fix Code 39 error
with DVD/CD-ROM drives in Windows XP or Vista
I was fixing a computer the other day and ran across the following error in Device Manager on the CD-ROM drive.

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"

Because of this error, the drive did not show up in My Computer and the customer was unable to burn CDs or read any CDs.

I uninstalled the drive from Device Manager, rebooted the computer, and the problem remained, so obviously it appeared to be a registry issue that I would have to solve. If you are receiving this Code 39 error and your CD or DVD drive is missing and has a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager, I hope this information is useful.
To solve this Code 39 error, follow these instructions:
NOTE: After removing these registry keys and rebooting, it may be necessary to reinstall any CD or DVD recording applications.
1) Close all open programs

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter

3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SYSTEM
  • CurrentControlSet
  • Control
  • Class
  • {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
  • UpperFilters
  • LowerFilters
  • UpperFilters.bak
  • LowerFilters.bak
5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor

7) Reboot your computer

8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

Another possible CD/DVD issue you may want to investigate
http://www.pchell.com/support/copytocd.shtml

Microsoft surprised more than a few people on Thursday when one of its developers told a technical crowd in Australia that 32-bit versions of Windows Vista won't be able to play back next-generation high-definition protected content, i.e. commercial Blu-ray and HD DVD discs.
Later Thursday, representatives in the U.S. said that senior program manager Steve Riley was mistaken.
"The information he provided to that audience was incorrect," a representative told CNET News.com. "Playback is possible with Windows Vista in 32-bit."
The decision of whether to offer that support, the representative said, won't be made by Microsoft but rather by the third-party software makers that create DVD playback software, folks like CyberLink and InterVideo.
"It is up to the ISVs providing playback solutions to determine whether the intended playback environment, including environments with a 32-bit CPU, meets the performance requirements to allow high-definition playback while supporting the guidelines set forth by the content owners," Microsoft PR manager Adam Anderson said in a statement. "No version of Windows Vista will make a determination as to whether any given piece of content should play back or not."

Oct 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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UNABLE TO UPGRADE TO VISTA ULTIMATE


hi,

what is the error..can you explain bit clearly

Jul 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade...

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Unable boot vista ultimate (installed earlier) after installing new xps2


You have to reinstall vista bootloader.
Just insert vista dvd in the drive and boot from it.
Select startup repair and it will fix everything back to normal.

Jul 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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