Vista

Lessons and Questions about Windows Vista.

How To Update Vista Tower

Dear Computer Lady, I have an old Vista desktop! Is there any way to get it up to date so that Chrome can be updated? Or, would it be best to just get rid of it and buy a new desktop? I’m retired and we barely get by on Social Security, but my computer and […]

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How To Extend The Life of my Vista Laptop

Dear Computer Lady, I have a laptop computer with the vista, it is 7 yrs old. Is there anything I can do to try to keep using it without spending alot of money to keep it going since there won’t be any updates going. I would like to put a different windows in it, but […]

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Best Virus Cleaner For Vista

.Dear Computer Lady, What is the best virus cleaner for your computer. I have window vista. It is sooooo slow won’t open explorer because it is trying to do too much. Is there any virus protector for free? Is the WinCleaner any good? Thanks, Cecilia

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Vista Won’t Respond in Sleep Mode

.Dear Computer Lady, After many years of following your newsletter and using things to improve my knowlegde, I now have a question. I have a HP Computer with a replacement HP monitor. I am running Windows Vista Home Premiun 64-bit edition. When my computer goes into sleep mode, it will not come back up. I […]

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Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working

Hi Elizabeth I have an HP Pavilion laptop using Vista Home Premium. I use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer keeps stopping. I get the following message: “Internet Explorer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.” I never do […]

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Upgrade From Vista To 7?

Dear Computer Lady, When I purchased my Hewlett Packard computer it came with windows vista. Can I change it to Windows 7? Thanks for your help. Charlotte

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How To Quickly Create A New Folder

Dear Computer Lady, Thank you for all your help though out the years, it has made using my computer easier. Is there a shortcut key for making a “new folder”? I am using Windows Vista and every time I need to make a new folder I have to right click then hover over “new” then […]

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How To Make Details the Default View

Dear Computer Lady, Whenever I search for files on my computer, using a windows-based operating system (XP or Windows 7) I have an option to view them as Thumbnails, Icons, Tiles, List or Details – I usually like to see the files in a default view of “Details” with the most recent at the top. […]

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Vista Laptop Slow

Dear Computer Lady, I have a 6 year old Toshiba laptop using Window Vista Basic and finally have come to like Vista, but still no comparison to XP, but I digress. My computer lately has slowed up considerably despite my using your Smart Window cleaner, deleting histories, along with MacAfee regular scans. I have almost […]

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Missing Contacts Tools

Hi Elizabeth, I have a Dell pc, Vista Home premium system. My question or problem is: When I open my   ‘Contacts’ in Windows Mail, the task bars above are for pictures…such as, ‘Organize, View, Slide show, burn.” There is no way to just add a new contact. I know how to add an email address […]

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