Windows VISTA Home version tips ?

@webeishere (36353)
United States
September 29, 2008 12:48pm CST
Okay I have a brand new computer and it has Windows Vista Basic Home Version as it's OS. This is SOOOO new to me that I am lost. Does anyone have any tips, hints, etc for a new Vista user? How about a website with tips etc? Thanks all in advance. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I still have not learned all the tips myself. All I did was play around with mine and got it set up like I wanted it to look for me. Sorry I can not be of any help. Have you tried looking on microsoft web site?
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@GardenGerty (115993)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Always an upside, heh, Grandpa Bob. More junk or more goodies.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 08
Hi there Grandpa Bob I was the same when I got my Lap top as that is Vista and slowly started to find my way round it has been trial and Error What I suggest is you take a look at everything and investigate It is just depending what you need to know I am not aware of a Website but if you put in the Browser Windows Vista you might find something there that can help you along I prefer to investigate it myself lol and learn through trial and Error
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I will be playing around with it tonight for sure. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Here is a good place to start for help in running Vista since it's new to you. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/default.mspx It's best to go to the ones who have put the software out which is Microsoft. There are also pdf files that you can download and print out to use later. You will probably have no real big problems with Vista. I know lots of people who have it and never have had a problem. My grandchildren have it on their laptops. The only problem my granddaughter has had is the Internet Explorer takes turns just jumping up one after another and my husband has helped her fix that two times. Once, she just rebooted and it worked fine until other day. I forgot what he said was causing that problem.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks also for the link. I'll be surfing these sites tonight. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Sep 08
It is so new to me too. My step-dad has Windows Vista and it is so much different than my Windows XP. I do not think i would ever like vista. Here some sites that may be of some help to you. Windows Vista www.Microsoft.com/Windows The HowTo Geek http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows-vista/
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks for the links. I'll be checking them out later tonight. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (61085)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Find someone to take it off and install XP
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Nahhh! I likew it so far. I take it you dislike VISTA? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (61085)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Vista = Bill Gates keeping tabs on every where you go on the computer. And, if Vista can't get online every week - it locks you out.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
30 Sep 08
Vista is ok...but evil and hard to fix when it breaks. (Back everything up incase!)
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I have the perfect site for you, its www.worldstart.com they have all the hints, tips, helps that you need. You can sign up for the daily newsletter too. Is all free and you can probably look up anything you need. Its a really good site. Good luck, I still have Windows Pro XP and don't want to change.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks bunches. Just had to call my daughter for help. I couldn't figure out how to restart it evben. Hahaha! Thanks once again friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Your welcome. Just to let you know, last night I started a new discussion with a link for a free razor. Its a good freebie.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Saw it and thanks again. Anotjher new razor due here. Hahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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29 Sep 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Although I use Vista I still don't know much about this computer, or any other computer all I know is how to do Mylotting and nothing else. Tamara
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
29 Sep 08
You're leaving me in the dust here... but I will say, that sometimes when there's a problem or something you're just not getting, the best thing is a short break.. When I do this, whether computer problems or website design trouble.. time away, and the solution will sometimes pop right into my head.. Otherwise I keep working at something, or searching solutions, but I'm too busy at it for logic to settle and bring the answer or insight.. Good Luck!
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I'm sorry about your other puter.. that sucks! It seems you have already gotten some good tips and websites. The only other piece of advice I can offer is have LOTS of patience.. Vista is VERY quirky, (you already have figured that out I am sure) As others have pointed out though, once you get used to it, it's not so bad. For the basic home users like most of us here, its really kinda easy to get used to. I have had my Vista for almost a year now. It has grown on me just like XP did. Good luck.. feel free to message me if you might have any questions, I can probably answer them for you
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Thanks bunches. I am learning little by little. I'm a patient type so thankfully it will be easy for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Sure thing! How are Minnie and Savannah doing?
@know21 (1251)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Tips and Tricks for Windows Vista http://www.windowsvistauserguide.com/windows_vista_tips/ This site may help you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Thanks bunches. Been playing with it all day and learned a lot. Just by trial and error so far. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
1 Oct 08
The only advise i get it get rid of Vista lol. It seems to be a bit messed up i guess.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Mine seems to be okay. So far that is. I've had it 2 days is all though. So far no complaints. No problems yet either. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!~
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
30 Sep 08
A couple websites I've referred people to for tips and tricks for vista here at work are: http://www.maniacomputer.com/Vista/VistaBeginners.html http://www.vista4beginners.com/ I've also recommended the vista Simplified books from amazon.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Thanks bunches. I've been playing and learning most the day today. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Hi there... I agree with "have patience...it will grow on you"... I hope this is no violation...here is a site that has been quite helpful for us Vista users...you might like to hover along or something... http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?act=idx (if this doesn't link, perhaps you can copy and paste on to your browser...) good luck and have fun...happy mylotting
• United States
30 Sep 08
I have no idea about Vista. I do like my XP. Good luck with learning a new system.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Sorry, I've heard of nothing but trouble from Vista users. I'm holding onto my XP as long as possible! I found a place that tells you how to get a refund, though: http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/productrefund/refund.mspx
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