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Cant save dvd to computer!

you need what is called "dvd rip" software, it does for DVD's what music rippers do for music CD's

There are quite a good few free one out there.

Follow this link for a full run down on what programs you need and how to do it,
1/3/2023 3:35:10 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 03, 2023

Not able to enable java on my vista home premium


you can download java from here for Vista,

Good Luck!
12/15/2022 5:57:19 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 15, 2022

Lost Chess Titans

You can download it freely.From the control panel via the windows updates.- Except if you use windows vista home. Or you can download it from here.
If it was helpful to you, please kindly rate the answer.
Thanks. Good Luck.

10/13/2022 7:16:56 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Oct 13, 2022

How to change window xp

he differences between Windows Vista and Windows XP are the start menu,the icon and screensaver. Therefore, you have to change the appearanceof these features. At first, you have to download a few software. Theyall are free. These software will help you to change your computer'sappearance from XP to Vista. After the transition, you can only find afew differences. Here is the list of software that you need. Click tofollow the link of each software.

Vista Start Menu

Vista Screensaver Ported to XP

Folder Icon Changer

After downloading, you can start with your changing process. There are three steps:

Step1: At first, download and install Vista Start Menu. It is only about1MB. Besides changing your start menu to Vista style, this softwarehelps to set up hotkeys for shut down and restart. You can also changethe font size in start menu.

Step 2: Now, download VistaScreensaver zipped folder. In Windows Vista, there are four differentscreensaver styles: Aurora, Bubbles, Mystify and Ribbons. To use thesescreensavers, you have to unzip the downloaded folder (file type is.scr) to C:WindowsSystem32 in your Window XP system. Right click onyour desktop and choose "Properties". Choose "Screensaver" tab. Pickyour Vista screensaver and click OK. You can also check file *.txtenclosed in the zipped folder to know how to make your screensaver workas you want.

******You can also try this link************** (click here)

or if you just want to Install Vista completly you can do this (only if you have the Vista DVD/CD OS) (click here)

9/11/2022 5:48:45 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 11, 2022

Windows vista runs very slow on start up.

hey anand,

Follow the steps in the link:

I would also recommend doing a scan using free software like superantispyware as slow pc can also mean infection of various kinds.

Rate if fixed

9/8/2022 5:27:18 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 08, 2022

Windows update error 80240016

Could you download and run the program Dial-a-fix from

I have tried this with many computers and it worked all the time.

8/19/2022 5:39:46 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Aug 19, 2022

How do i download music from website to computer?

just download a software from brothersoft just go free download mp3 downloader software and once u get the setup u can install and enjoy downloading mp3 songs
8/3/2022 9:13:58 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Aug 03, 2022

I have a norton 360 antivirus software in my pc

It's easy! For one thing DON'T renew Norton. It sucks. Two great anti virus programs that I have used recently are FREE ! !! One is AVG Anti-Virus and I would also recommend CCLEANER (**** Cleaner). AdWare is another good one. In fact, I have all THREE on my computer and use them on a regular basis. Just GOOGLE the names I gave you and forget about Norton...... Did I mention they are FREE ?????????????? :)
7/17/2022 9:11:24 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jul 17, 2022

Start windows defender definitions

Updates for Windows Defender are usually included in regularly scheduled Windows updates. However, you can manually download and install the updates yourself. Updates may be available in several places online, but only download those from Microsoft's official website. Files from other sources may in fact be viruses or other malware disguised as legitimate update files. Log into your Windows Vista computer as an administrator. You will need administrator rights to install the update files. Check whether you are running the 32- or 64-bit version of Windows Vista by clicking on the "Start" menu, then typing "system" in the search box and clicking "system" in the programs list. For the "System type" entry you will see either "32-bit operating system" or "64-bit operating system". Download the update definition files from Microsoft's website. There are different versions of the files for the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, so be sure to download the correct version for your computer by simply clicking the appropriate link (see Links below), which will start the download automatically. 32 bit 64 bit Click "Run" when the download has completed to immediately begin installation. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete the installation, and restart your computer if necessary. A restart is not usually required immediately, but is usually required in order for installation to be fully completed, so restart as soon as possible.
6/14/2022 8:12:02 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jun 14, 2022

How to make Vista faster?

You can try changing your Windows Theme to a more plain less animations ect..

To do this click on the desktop right-click now click on Personalise and now there are many things you can adjust to improve your computers performance like screen saver settings, wallpaper settings, theme settings and many more.

If your using the theme Vista Aero (with glass effect) then i would recommend you to change the theme to the Vista Basic theme.

The glass effect uses lots of your computers RAM and will slow it down dramatically.

Here is a guide so you can change your theme with example pictures so it's much easyier to understand what to do -

Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful.
6/6/2022 10:54:31 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jun 06, 2022

I can download my youtube music

You may either use a freeware like Audicity to record the music stream played on your computer, or use a video downloader to extract the audio from YouTube. Details are available here: download and record music from YouTube. Methods of Downloading Music from YouTube

3/28/2022 3:18:06 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Mar 28, 2022

Windows Mail - Transferring Outlook PST file

There is probably a compatibility problem with mail and outlook.

What about installing Outlook onto your Vista computer?

1/24/2022 12:36:07 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 24, 2022

How do i download music from itunes just to play

You will need the windows version of iTunes available at the apple site.

You will also need an iTunes store account but the software walks you through setting it up.

The iTunes music comes in as I think an mp4 which doesn't play in Windows Media player. But you can click on the music and export as it an MP3 and that will play in the Windows Media Player.

Debbie Mahler
MICE Training, Technology & Education
1/21/2022 4:19:01 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 21, 2022

Windows media player

No 500mb of songs is not a problem for Windows Media player. I have in excess of 400GB of music on a network hard drive and it copes without difficulty. If you look at the bottom of Media player you will see a pair of icons to the left of the play button. The one furthest left is the "Shuffle" button.
1/12/2022 3:26:36 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 12, 2022

Problem in playing .vob files

Hi there,
I can play .vob files with a cool media player called VLC player, which plays everything I throw at it. I recommend you download it from here:

and when you install it, set the File Associations to play everything with VLC, that'll let you double click on a .vob file and play it automatically.
VLC has a much lighter 'footprint' than Windows Media Player, or Nero or many DVD players,and has amazing codec-support already included.
If the .vob files are encrypted, then maybe that is slowing down your laptop, but that is not the only reason for this to happen.
If it still restarts automatically, you may have picked up malware from downloaded movies, and need to download Spybot and scan and immunize your hard drive. Spybot is completely free. Trust me, i don't like paying for things :)
It's also possible that you need to clean up your registry and your drive with a free program called ncleaner. you can find that here:

I suspect you will be successful with VLC player, though. Enjoy your movies :)

12/24/2021 6:03:03 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 24, 2021

No picture in Vista SP1 Windows Media Player

please check option menu in media player
start>media player>tool>file types>'here check in all'
12/14/2021 6:20:55 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 14, 2021


Try using the QuickTime player.
12/14/2021 3:12:15 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 14, 2021

How do i convert a .mov file so it can run on

i used Nidesoft total video converter
it's support all popular video format
12/3/2021 1:01:19 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 03, 2021

Converting an msdvd file into an avi file


Here is some free converters that will help you:

Good luck
9/9/2021 2:22:39 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 09, 2021
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