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    Lightbulb Vista

    CW: The Trouble with Vista
    Anandtech: Windows Vista Performance Guide (excellent as usual)
    Vista Upgrade

    TR's Windows Vista system guide
    Recommendations for building the right enthusiast's PCs
    by Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior, and Scott Wasson — January 31, 2007

    Windows XP vs. Vista: The Benchmark Rundown
    Patrick Schmid, Achim Roos January 29, 2007 09:16
    Is Windows Vista Faster Than XP?

    Features new to Windows Vista
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    PatchGuard, is only available in the 64-bit editions

    Cnet's Vista Ultimate
    Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 1
    Newegg OEM Vista Ultimate $199

    Last edited by TZ; 08-19-2007 at 01:15 PM.

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    Lightbulb iTunes

    Apple's iTunes Repair Tool for Vista fixes authorization problems:

    The iTunes Repair Tool for Vista 1.0 will repair permissions for important files required by iTunes to play your iTunes Store purchases. For more information about iTunes and Windows Vista, please visit this website:

    Apple iTunes Repair tool for Vista 1.0

    See also: Playing iTunes On Windows Vista Requires Tricky Workaround at InformationWeek.

    iTunes and Windows Vista

    ... Apple is preparing to address a number of iTunes compatibility issues in the next release of the software. Some currently known compatibility issues with iTunes 7.0.2 and earlier versions include:

    * iTunes Store purchases may not play when upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows 2000 or XP.
    * iPod models with the "Enable Disk Use" option turned off may be unable to update or restore iPod software, and make changes to iPod settings.
    * iPod models configured to Auto Sync and have the "Enable Disk Use" option turned off may require being ejected and reconnected to resync.
    * Ejecting an iPod from the Windows System Tray using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature may corrupt your iPod. To always safely eject an iPod, choose Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.
    * Cover Flow animation may be slower than expected.
    * Contacts and calendars will not sync with iPod.

    Apple # 305042

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    Lightbulb When Upgrade is not an upgrade

    Windows Vista Community
    Windows 64-Bit Computing

    1. any version of XP or windows2000 qualifies you to use the upgrade version of vista (32 bit or 64 bit)

    2. 32 bit systems upgrading to 32 bit Vista can do a conventional upgrade preserving compatible programs, user settings data files etc.

    3. Going from any version of XP (or 2000) to 64 bit Vista is not what you would normally call an upgrade.

    4. If you have a 32 bit xp and decide to install 64 bit vista, you are probably going to have to boot into the vista dvd to start the install.

    5. If you have a 64 bit version of XP, the install may be started from windows, but will put all that exists on the system drive in a folder called windows.old. If you want to make any changes to your Hard Drive, ie format or repartition and format or extend it, you must
    boot off the Vista install dvd. Also, the anytime upgrade process will act just like your initial install, except I believe it must be started from windows, but the 64 bit version once again will move everything on the system drive into windows.old. As yet I have no experience with the 32 bit anytime upgrade.

    6. During the install of 64 bit Vista if you have booted off the Vista dvd and you tell it to format the drive, there is no Are you sure? followed by "to format the drive press F" So be sure of what you want to do before answering any prompts.

    7. If you purchase an Upgrade version, you must have an installed previous version. Vista will not Qualify the upgrade by inserting install media, So no "bare metal" installs with upgrade Product Keys. if you want to do a "bare metal" install you need the full product or OEM product,

    8. The only version that has both 64 and 32 bit media is Vista Ultimate. If you get one of the other versions of the full product of an Upgrade it will have only 32 bit media. OEM versions are available in either 32 bit or 64 bit but not both in one package. If you buy a 32 bit version (Upgrade or Full Product) you may order the 64 bit media from Microsoft. The Same product key will work for either. In fact it is My understanding that all the 32 bit media is the same, and all the 64 bit media is the same, the Product Key controls what you can install off the media.


    I would qualify point 2 to read that upgrading may be done from 32 bit XP, but Windows 2000 will require a custom install.

    Another point to mention is that one cannot upgrade from XP Pro (32 bit) to any Vista Home (32 bit) version. That will require a custom install. due to loss of functionality. There have been a few gripes about that already in the Vista ngs. The upgrade matrix has sadly not been consulted by some.

    Upgrade vs Upgrade
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    Lightbulb Vista AntiVirus

    2. Get more security -- for free

    Windows Vista is more secure than previous versions of Windows, but it's missing one important security feature -- antivirus software. There are plenty of for-pay antivirus tools available, but the truth is, you don't need to pay for good antivirus protection.

    There are several free antivirus programs for noncommercial use that work with Windows Vista, including AVG Anti-Virus and Avast.

    AVG Anti-Virus
    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-...g/us/tpl/tpl01

    Avast with both beta and final versions of Windows Vista, and it works like a charm. It doesn't take up much RAM or system resources, offers customizable protection, and offers resident protection as well as scanning.

    Avast offers free antivirus protection for Windows Vista.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    F-secure review where AV products were tested to find known viruses.
    http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

    about: antivirus here Certified for Windows Vista

    # CA Anti-Virus 2007
    # Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.2.614 (update here)
    # Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.2.614 (update here)
    # McAfee Total Protection 2007
    # McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007
    # McAfee PC Protection Plus 2007
    # McAfee VirusScan 2007
    # McAfee Wireless Protection 2007
    # McAfee SiteAdvisor
    # McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus
    # Norton Internet Security 2006/2007 (follow instructions here)
    # Norton AntiVirus 2006/2007 (follow instructions here)
    # Norton Confidential (on or after February 4, 2007)
    # Panda Antivirus 2007
    # Panda Internet Security 2007
    # Trend Micro Internet Security 2007
    # Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2007

    Symantec Vista
    Symantec Security Response has hit the Big 3-0

    YouÕll definitely want an anti-virus solution of some sort; there are many out there to pick from, and given that weÕre Mac users here, weÕre not sure which one might be best. But here are some free ones to start with:


    • Google Pack: A collection of free programs from Google, including a special version of Norton Anti-Virus with six monthsÕ of free virus updates. Also includes Ad-Aware SE Personal, a free spyware/adware removal tool.
    • AVG Anti-Virus: A free anti-virus tool thatÕs had some good reviews on the net.
    MacWorld worked with their sister publication PC World to come up with this list of the best PC antivirus programs.


    Last edited by TZ; 02-13-2007 at 09:24 AM.

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    Lightbulb Your Computer Sanity

    Ten Commandments for Your Computer Sanity

    1. Dont assume anything. Make some time to learn about securing your system.

    2. Acquire and use a reliable antivirus program. Select an antivirus that has a consistent track record. Checkmark, AV-Test.org and TuV are among the most respected independent testers of antivirus software.

    3. Acquire and use a reliable firewall solution. Again, independent reviewers are your best bet for reasonable choices. Some operating systems come with a firewall which only filters incoming traffic. Use a firewall that can control both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic.

    4. Do not open e-mails coming from unknown or distrusted sources. Many viruses spread via e-mail messages so please ask for a confirmation from the sender if you are in any doubt.

    5. Do not open the attachments of messages with a suspicious or unexpected subject. If you want to open them, first save them to your hard disk and scan them with an updated antivirus program.

    6. Delete any chain e-mails or unwanted messages. Do not forward them or reply to their senders. This kind of messages is considered spam, because it is undesired and unsolicited and it overloads the Internet traffic.

    7. Avoid installing services and applications which are not needed in day-by-day operations in a desktop role, such as file transfer and file sharing servers, remote desktop servers and the like. Such programs are potential hazards, and should not be installed if not absolutely necessary.

    8. Update your system and applications as often as possible. Some operating systems and applications can be set to update automatically. Make full use of this facility. Failure to patch your system often enough may leave it vulnerable to threats for which fixes already exist.

    9. Do not copy any file if you don't know or don't trust its source. Check the source (provenance) of files you download and make sure that an antivirus program has already verified the files at their source.

    10. Make backups of important personal files (correspondence, documents, pictures and such) on a regular basis. Store these copies on removable media such as CD or DVD. Keep your archive in a different location than the one your computer is in.

    http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Virus-Tips.html

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    Lightbulb Apple, "Not ready for Vista"

    Apple: None Of Our Products Are Windows Vista Compatible

    Even cross-platform programs such as QuickTime are crashing intermittently, the Macintosh-maker claims.
    By Paul McDougall
    InformationWeek

    Feb 7, 2007 02:00 PM


    It's not just Apple Computer's iTunes software that won't work properly with Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system.

    According to a document that Apple has posted on its Web site, none of the software that it's made available for the Windows environment has been updated for Vista compatibility.

    That includes not only iTunes, but QuickTime, Airport For Windows, Bonjour For Windows, iDisk utility and AppleWorks for Windows. All of those applications or utilities are listed by Apple as compatible with Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows, but not Vista.

    The document refers iTunes users to another online document indicating that a Vista patch is on the way for that particular application, but it makes no mention of when Apple may work out Vista compatibility for the other products. Sure enough, in a post on Apple's support forum, a QuickTime user reported that QuickTime "works fine on Media Center 2005 but crashes intermittently on Media Center Vista."

    Compatibility issues between Apple's software products and Windows Vista first came to light last week when users of the Windows version of iTunes reported that upgrading to Vista left them unable to play songs purchased from Apple's online iTunes store. Other users were quick to weigh in on online forums with a workaround. Apple has gone so far as to advise its iPods users not to upgrade to Vista for fear that the device could be corrupted during ejection from a Vista-equipped PC.

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    Windows expert to Redmond: Buh-bye

    After a three-month Macintosh trial, Scot Finnie says "sayonara" to Windows, but his search for Mac software goes on

    February 07, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Editor's Note: This is the third installment of a series in which longtime Windows expert Scot Finnie gives the Mac a three-month trial as his primary machine for work and home use. Be sure not to miss Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. Bye-bye Windows! My three-month Macintosh trial has ended, but my permanent gig with the Mac is just getting started. Apple's MacBook Pro and Mac OS X are now my computer and operating system of choice.

    If you give the Mac three months, as I did, you won't go back either. The hardest part is paying for it -- everything after that gets easier and easier. Perhaps fittingly, it took me the full three-month trial period to pay off my expensive MacBook Pro. But the darn thing is worth every penny.

    What About Windows?
    After hundreds of hours testing Windows Vista during its extensive beta cycle, last year I found myself wondering if it would turn out to be the best operating system choice for most people. That's when I decided to give Mac OS X a fair shake.

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    Lightbulb Vista Firewall

    Analysis: New Windows Vista Firewall Fails on Outbound Security
    Microsoft touts Windows Vista as giving significant security improvements over Windows XP, and it offers the Windows Firewall, with its new two-way filtering feature, as one reason for that better security. But as shipped, the Windows Firewall offers little outbound protection, and it's not clear how outbound protection can be configured to protect against spyware, Trojans and bots.

    Competing firewalls such as ZoneAlarm, the Norton Personal Firewall and the McAfee Internet Security Suite offer user-configurable outbound protection, also known as outbound filtering. When Microsoft reworked its firewall for Windows Vista, it added the ability to perform outbound filtering. But by default, most outbound filtering in the Windows Vista firewall is turned off. In addition, there may be no practical way to use outbound filtering to stop all unwanted outbound connections.

    Normally, to configure the Window Vista Firewall, you choose Control Panel -->Security --> Turn Windows Firewall on or off. You'll see the screen shown in the nearby figure.

    To work with outbound filtering, you instead have to use the Microsoft Management Console, specifically the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Group Policy applet, by typing wf.msc at the Search box or command prompt and pressing Enter. It's shown in the nearby figure.



    Every rule in the Windows Firewall allows outbound connections, though. Click the Outbound Rules icon on the left side of the screen, and you'll see all the outbound rules. As you can see from the nearby figure, every outbound rule allows outbound connections. None block connection.

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    Lightbulb Vista Edition motherboard features

    A look at Asus' Vista Edition motherboard features
    by Geoff Gasior - 12:00 am, February 9, 2007

    WINDOWS VISTA IS upon us, and hardware vendors are already taking advantage of the buzz surrounding Microsoft's latest operating system. There's no shortage of products claiming to be "Built for Vista," "Ready for Vista," or "Vista-Ready," but in most cases those labels denote little more than driver availability and support for core Vista features and functionality. Asus' new "Vista Edition" motherboards are different, though. Rather than simply bringing its motherboards up to code for Vista certification and bundling a few extra drivers, Asus has gone out of its way to exploit some of the operating system's more exotic capabilities. Vista Edition boards brim with buzzwords, packing auxiliary SideShow displays, Media Center-friendly remotes, onboard flash memory for ReadyBoost, and even support for the Trusted Platform Modules necessary for BitLocker encryption. Join us as we explore each of these intriguing extras and the underlying Vista functionality behind them.

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    Lightbulb Migration Tools

    'Mac Migration a Breeze, Vista's Migration Is a Headache'

    Linked by Thom Holwerda on 2007-02-12 19:56:01 UTC, submitted by Governa
    "In the first head-to-head comparison of trying to accomplish a task with Mac OS and Vista in this series, the new Windows operating system fell flat on its face. Migrating from an XP installation was halted by repeated failures of the Windows Easy Transfer application when used with a network connection and a so-called Easy Transfer Cable. I finally gave up and used Lenovo's System Migration Assistant."

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ratcliffe/?p=257

    Note: using Apple's Migration Assistant works, but if you use it to bring over PPC applications and support files, it will turn OS X into molasses, so stick with just personal files and data and preferences if you have Mac Pro especially.

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    Lightbulb Vista and Firefox

    I assume you read these ...
    --> Firefox hangs - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_hangs
    --> KB: Reducing Memory Usage - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reducing_m...sage_-_Firefox
    --> Plugdoc: Memory Usage FQA - http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/memusage.html

    Since at some point you are going to come back to FF2. "Work fine yesterday but not today", indicates that something was change in your user profile or some software or windows was automaticly updated. I am assuming that you did not change any of the default settings - doing this can cause all kinds of problems.

    (1) make sure that Java and Flash are current.
    (2) make sure that you are using the most current version of Firefox - 2.0.0.1 (2.0.0.2 is being released on the 20th)
    (3) resolve any issue that your profile is causing.
    ...... Fixing a bad Firefox User Profile
    step #1 ... Firefox safemode: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode
    step #2 ... Uninstall extensions manually: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Extensions
    step #3 ... Create a new profile - See Step #6 - Standard Diagnostic
    --> Standard Diagnostic - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_d..._%28Firefox%29

    (4) If creating a new profile does not solve the issue, then most likely, its something on your computer.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_br...lf_the_default
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    When I attempt to install Firefox 2 I get a message stating that...This version of the file is not supported. Please check the system information to determine which 32-bit or 64-bit version then contact the vendor. This is the restated version. So the question is can we get Firefox compatible with Vista 64-bit. Since I upgraded to MS Vista, I miss Firefox ....

    A official 64 bit version of Firefox is not going to happen until (maybe) the release of FF3 in late 2007. This would also require the "plugin" folks to actually release 64 bit plugins and they are still trying to get out 32bit versions for vista out.

    Did you read the release notes for FF2.0.0.1 about "vista" A long list of "vista bugs" are being fixed with the release of FF 2.0.0.2 late this month (new target date is the 20th). I would not be surprise to see more "vista bug" fixes in 2.0.0.3 in April.

    http://www.mozilla-x86-64.com/download.html
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    Vista Home Premium
    Firefox 2.0.0.1
    The screen wobbles up and down when i have a bookmark and on some other times.
    Try this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Window_shakes
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    right click the Firefox icon on your desktop or browse to the Firefox folder & do it from there, a menu will popup select

    "Run As Administrator" and Firefox will load, say yes to be the default browser and you will get a UAC warning
    which you say allow and once done Firefox will be set as the default browser (with no more prompts).
    After that you can run Firefox as normal without having to use the admin mode.

    According to this it has to do with whether UAC in enabled.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_br...lf_the_default

    http://garychan.net/2007/02/09/how-t...windows-vista/

    The upcoming 2.0.0.2 release will have that support, as well as other OS integration work that had to be done to make Firefox run smoothly in Vista. The latest candidate build is here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...candidates/rc2.

    Thunderbird default browser support should be included in the upcoming Thunderbird 2 release. There are several bugs filed to cover this work, including https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354895 and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354897.

    Anyone in the forums interested in testing Firefox and Thunderbird on Vista, please shoot me an email at marcia@mozilla.org and I will add you to our QA testing list.

    Firefox 2.0.0.1 and Vista conflict? - updates aren't working

    Firefox installs to 3 locations on W2K and WinXP.
    1. \Program Files\
    2. \Docs & Settings\user\Application Data\
    3. \Docs & Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\

    The second two for Windows Vista C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\\
    Make sure everything gets deleted including any empty folders. Also clear out the Temporary Internet Files before downloading Firefox again, just to make sure you're getting a fresh download. Hopefully that will work for you.
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    Info on Safe Mode:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode
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    standard diagnostic steps:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_d..._%28Firefox%29
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    -> how to locate your profile folder
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    Is there a mozilla version that works with 64 bit vista ultimate please?

    The standard 32 bit version should work
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    Windows Vista - Netgear Router
    the internet connection is not being relayed back to the laptop.

    This is a know vista bug in FF 2.0.0.1 that is being fixed in FF 2.0.0.2 .... the current solution is explained in the FF 2.0.0.1 release notes. Basicly, Firefox is not the default browser as far as Vista is concern, it's IE7

    read: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...senotes/#vista

    FF2.0.0.2 release date is about the 20th. (assuming all remaining issues have been solved)
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    Firefox does not protect you from virus or malware. if you don't already have a subscription most people would suggest you use the free version of AVG instead http://free.grisoft.com/
    AVG works fine, as does Avira.
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    Standard diagnostic
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_d..._%28Firefox%29
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    When I try to install Firefox I get this:

    Error opening file or writing: \r\n\r\nxpicleanup.exe\r\n\r\nClick Retry to try again, or\r\n\Cancel to stop installation.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_wi......22_on_Vista
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    http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file
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    Installed Vista on new hard drive. I was running XP before and I need help getting bookmarks abd passwords off

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_..._a_new_profile
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    Please see my current post on the QA blog - http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/qa/ to see how you can help test Firefox on Windows Vista. We have an active QA channel on irc.mozilla.org (#vista) where you can come to test or talk about Vista issues. Don't forget we are also having a Firefox on Windows Vista Community Test Day this Friday, February 2nd. For more information about that event, please see http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozilla_QA_C...unity_Test_Day

    Also, folks interested in helping us test Windows Vista on an ongoing basis, please send an email ping to marcia@mozilla.org and I will add you to our ever-growing Vista Testing list.

    Firefox 2 Just Won't Do! Spyware sprouts new 99-tab windows As the subject says, since stepping "up" to 2 this week I have been beset with spyware successfully invading Foxland, and I've meticulously cleaned all but apparently one, which in the first few minutes of browsing pops open a new separate Firefox window with (count 'em) 99 tabs !!! This NEVER happened with prior Firefox versions, and my firewall/anti-virus protections are more robust now than ever [beefed up long before "upgrading" to version 2].

    There was a rsvp.exe process showing in task manager that I had never seen before even though the Windows XP service related to it (QoS RSVP) had been enabled all along when I got no such popups for most of a year til lately.

    In the last eighteen hours or so since installing the Firefox Adblock extension right after disabling the rsvp.exe service I still get about three popups in an IE browser window when I open Firefox (then no more popups after that) but the multi-tab Firefox window has not reappeared -- so far.

    I've read much of the 16-page thread 100 % CPU usage makes Firefox unusable Sad and other extensive bug issues

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    I assume you read these ...

    --> Firefox hangs - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_hangs

    --> KB: Reducing Memory Usage - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reducing_m...sage_-_Firefox

    --> Plugdoc: Memory Usage FQA - http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/memusage.html

    Since at some point you are going to come back to FF2. "Work fine yesterday but not today", indicates that something was change in youruser profile or some software or windows was automaticly updated. I amassuming that you did not change any of the default settings - doingthis can cause all kinds of problems.

    (1) make sure that Java and Flash are current.

    (2) make sure that you are using the most current version of Firefox - 2.0.0.1 (2.0.0.2 is being released on the 20th)

    (3) resolve any issue that your profile is causing.

    ...... Fixing a bad Firefox User Profile

    step #1 ... Firefox safemode: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode

    step #2 ... Uninstall extensions manually: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Extensions

    step #3 ... Create a new profile - See Step #6 - Standard Diagnostic

    --> Standard Diagnostic - Standard Diagnostic

    (4) If creating a new profile does not solve the issue, then most likely, its something on your computer.

    Force FF Default Browser
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    When I attempt to install Firefox 2 I get a message stating that...This version of the file is not supported. Please check the system information to determine which 32-bit or 64-bit version then contact the vendor. This is the restated version. So the question is can we get Firefox compatible with Vista 64-bit. Since I upgraded to MS Vista, I
    miss Firefox ....


    - the release notes for FF2.0.0.1 about "vista" A long listof "vista bugs" are being fixed with the release of FF 2.0.0.2 late this month (new target date is the 20th). I would not be surprise to see more "vista bug" fixes in 2.0.0.3 in April.

    Mozilla x86 64-bit
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    Vista Home Premium - Firefox 2.0.0.1
    The screen wobbles up and down when i have a bookmark and on some other times.

    Try this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Window_shakes

    right click the Firefox icon on your desktop orbrowse to the Firefox folder & do it from there, a menu will popup select

    "Run As Administrator" and Firefox will load, say yes to be the default browser and you will get a UAC warning

    which you say allow and once done Firefox will be set as the default browser (with no more prompts). After that you can run Firefox as normal without having to use the admin mode.

    Thunderbird default browser support should be included in the upcomingThunderbird 2 release. There are several bugs filed to cover this work,including https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354895
    and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=354897.

    Anyone in the forums interested in testing Firefox and Thunderbird on Vista,
    please shoot an email
    at marcia@mozilla.org and I will add you to our QA testing list.

    Firefox 2.0.0.1 and Vista conflict? - updates aren't working

    Firefox installs to 3 locations on W2K and WinXP.

    1. \Program Files\

    2. \Docs & Settings\user\Application Data\

    3. \Docs & Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\

    The second two for Windows Vista

    C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

    \

    Make sure everything gets deleted including any empty folders. Also clear out the Temporary Internet Files before downloading Firefox again, just to make sure you're getting a fresh download. Hopefully that will work for you.

    According to UAC interferes with installers it has to do with whether UAC in enabled.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_br...lf_the_default

    http://garychan.net/2007/02/09/how-t...windows-vista/

    The upcoming 2.0.0.2 release will have that support, as well as other OS integration work that had to be done to make Firefox run smoothly in Vista. The latest candidate build is here:
    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...andidates/rc2.

    A official 64 bit version of Firefox is not going to happen until (maybe) the release of FF3 in late 2007. This would also require the "plugin" folks to actually release 64 bit plugins and they are still trying to get out 32bit versions for vista out.

    Mozilla x86 64-bit
    Last edited by TZ; 02-15-2007 at 09:05 AM.

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    Lightbulb screen wobbles in Firefox

    Vista Home Premium
    Firefox 2.0.0.1

    The screen wobbles up and down when i have a bookmark and on some other times.

    Try this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Window_shakes

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    Lightbulb Migrating FireFox Settings

    Installed Vista on new hard drive. I was running XP before and I need help getting bookmarks abd passwords off

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_..._a_new_profile

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    Please see the current post on the QA blog -

    http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/qa/

    to see how you can help test Firefox on Windows Vista.

    We have an active QA channel on irc.mozilla.org (#vista) where you can come to test or talk about Vista issues. Don't forget we are also having a Firefox on Windows Vista Community Test Day - Friday, February 2nd.

    For more information about that event, please see http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozilla_QA_C...unity_Test_Day

    Also, folks interested in helping us test Windows Vista on an ongoing basis, please send an email ping to marcia@mozilla.org and I will add you to our ever-growing Vista Testing list.
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    Lightbulb Installing Firefox

    From the Firefox team:
    Please see my current post on the QA blog - http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/qa/ to see how you can help test Firefox on Windows Vista. We have an active QA channel on irc.mozilla.org (#vista) where you can come to test or talk about Vista issues. Don't forget we are also having a Firefox on Windows Vista Community Test Day this Friday, February 2nd. For more information about that event, please see http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozilla_QA_C...unity_Test_Day

    Also, folks interested in helping us test Windows Vista on an ongoing basis, please send an email ping to marcia@mozilla.org and I will add you to our ever-growing Vista Testing list.
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    When I attempt to install Firefox 2 I get a message stating that...This version of the file is not supported. Please check the system information to determine which 32-bit or 64-bit version then contact the vendor. This is the restated version. So the question is can we get Firefox compatible with Vista 64-bit. Since I upgraded to MS Vista, I miss Firefox ....

    A official 64 bit version of Firefox is not going to happen until (maybe) the release of FF3 in late 2007. This would also require the "plugin" folks to actually release 64 bit plugins and they are still trying to get out 32bit versions for vista out.

    Did you read the release notes for FF2.0.0.1 about "vista" A long list of "vista bugs" are being fixed with the release of FF 2.0.0.2 late this month (new target date is the 20th). I would not be surprise to see more "vista bug" fixes in 2.0.0.3 in April.

    http://www.mozilla-x86-64.com/download.html
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    Firefox 2.0.0.1
    The screen wobbles up and down when i have a bookmark and on some other times.
    Try this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Window_shakes
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    According to this it has to do with whether UAC in enabled.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_b...f_the_d efault
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    Installed Vista on new hard drive. I was running XP before and I need help getting bookmarks abd passwords off

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_..._a_new_profile

    This is a know vista bug in FF 2.0.0.1 that is being fixed in FF 2.0.0.2 .... the current solution is explained in the FF 2.0.0.1 release notes. Basicly, Firefox is not the default browser as far as Vista is concern, it's IE7

    read: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...senotes/#vista

    FF2.0.0.2 release date is about the 20th.

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    Lightbulb Spyware

    Other options are paid versions of PC Tools Spyware Doctor
    http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/
    or Webroot Spyware Sweeper
    http://www.webroot.com/company/press...ompatible.html



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    First Thoughts: Windows Vista Ultimate

    MBReview.com reviewed Windows Vista, and concluded: "Overall, my first impressions of Vista, and specifically Vista Ultimate, are quite good. I had few problems moving over hardware and software, other than issues of driver support by manufacturers. This is an extremely annoying issue and I'm sure I'm not alone in my distaste for such lack of driver support. The new Aero interface is gorgeous and is one of the big reasons I have moved over to Vista on my main system. It has it's quirks like anything, but it is a big improvement from WindowsXP. Thus far, I'm impressed."

    http://www.mbreview.com/vista1.php

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    Lightbulb Vista Firewall madness

    Fixing Windows Vista's Firewall
    Linked by Thom Holwerda on 2007-02-18 20:29:32 UTC, submitted by Jennifer Logan
    "What is it with the Windows Vista Firewall and its refusal to go away? All our PCs are secured behind two firewalls: a hardware firewall and Microsoft ISA Server. The only traffic that gets in is the traffic that we want to get in. Now we can appreciate having the firewall on by default; but after turning it off over 20 times, it’s getting to be too much."


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