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Windows Vista Repair | Vista and XP repair guides - Part 50

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 | Vista SP1

You all have heard the rumors and it’s true.  Windows Vista SP1 is scheduled to come out later this quarter (Q1 2008).  Overall SP1 does not appear to change much in the way of the user interface.  The search link is gone from the main start menu but other then that it looks the same.  On the back end of things it  looks like my PC is overall faster.  The time it takes to login has dropped by a second or so. With Windows Vista service pack one you also get a few more options then before.  For example you can now choose what volumes you want to defrag.  For enterprise an ultimate users the BitLocker Control Panel now allows you to encyrypt mulltiple drives.  Not just he one the OS is installed on.

For the average user out there I would say do NOT go out and download the beta SP1 for Windows Vista.  You should wait until the finished release is done.  If you have windows vista updates on it will come down automaticly so do not even worry about it.

All in all Ithink Windows Vista SP1 will be a good thing.  From what I am hearing you will get overall better performance out of vista.

Windows Vista Fiji

Normally I try to avoid talking about rumors and half truths.  Today I feel in the gossip mood so let’s talk about the project code named “Fiji”.  Many experts out there in the past have said Fiji is SP1 for Vista.  Personally I do not think that is the case.  The Windows Fiji project in my opinion only reffers to a Media Center update.  Now I’m not trying to take away from this update as I belive it will be a huge release. The media center program has so many ways to improve itself.  The first time I heard of media center I could not wait to test it out.  When I did I was sadly disapointed.  In my mind I placed great hopes of easily streaming video to my tv wirelessly,  being able to pull and integrate my songs with ease.  Have an online market place to purchase songs threw and be able to easily integrate all types of media.  While Media center is currently capable of doing a lot of this it is not with ease.  I have hopes that Windows Vista Fiji will make the media center far more robust and allow for items such as direct tv.  When you just look at the media center interface you can see so much potential.  I belive Microsoft sees the same thing and will address some if not all the issues I mentioned here.  I bet the FIji will be incorporated in with SP1.  While no official comment has come out from Microsoft I would put money on an October 2008 release for SP1 and once again feel fiji refers to a media cneter update that will be incorporated into Windows Vista SP1

Spyware Nuker Software

Free Spyware ScanSpyware Nuker is software that does just that, it nukes spyware.  Some nice benefits of the program are the fact that it does not use a ton of memory like spysweeper does.  It does a good job of removing most if not all spyware on a given computer. The best part of spyware Nuker is the fact that you get a free scan.  You can download the program 100% free and try it before you buy.  Now a days this is fairly common but still it’s always nice to test drive first.  If you think you may be infected or just have 20 extra minutes, then download this software and let it run.  After the scan if you do not see anything that needs attention then don’t buy it.  If you do find a ton of items that means you are not properly protected and should probably purchase it.  Here is their home page www.nuker.com

Windows Vista Mail Spam Filter

We all have it.  You open up your inbox and the first 15 e-mails we see are something to enlarge your man hood or some generous person who wants to give us half their fortune if we just help them out of their situation.

Spam for better or worse is something we have just always had to deal with.  It is said that 95% of all e-mail is spam.  Constantly deleting these e-mails takes time and lets face it, it just makes you mad.

There are simple ways to reduce 99% of all the spam you get.  This is through spam software like Spam Bully.  Spam software has a data base and filter that detects spam and auto deletes it so you never even have to see it.  There are many different types of spam software out there but Spam Bully is one of the easiest to use and install.  The price tag is around 40 dollars but well worth every penny.  Spam Bully also works with the new Windows Vista Mail and with older programs like outlook express.  Of course it will work with outlook as well.

Whether you decide to purchase Spam Bully or not you should at least try the free 14 day trial.  Many others offer a free trial as well but Spam Bully is very easy to use and that is why I use it myself.  They do have  discounts and specials going on all the time to check out their website at Spambully.com to see if they have any specials going on right now.

Windows XP will not update

If you have just done a system re-install of XP or XP SP2 and are unable to get any windows XP updates this guide will help you out. We take no responsibility for the information in this guide. We wrote it because it does work but use it at your own risk. Be sure and temporarily shut down all anti-virus software.

Step 1: Register DLL files.

By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.

1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.
2. Click Start and Run, type “REGSVR32 ATL.DLL” (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.

Note: There is a space between REGSVR32 and ATL.DLL

3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:

REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 QMGR.DLL
REGSVR32 QMGRPRXY.DLL
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL

Note: Please try and register all the files. While registering each .DLL file you should get a “succeeded” message. If you encounter any error message, please let me know the exact wording.

Step 2: Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

1. Click Start->Run, type “services.msc” (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service “Automatic Updates”.
3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option “Local System account” is selected and the option “Allow service to interact with desktop” is unchecked.
4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.
5. Click on the “General” tab; make sure the “Startup Type” is “Automatic”. Then please click the button “Stop” under “Service Status” to stop the service.
6. Then please click the button “Start” under “Service Status” to start the service.

Try getting the windows updates now. You may need to reboot. If all goes well you can now download and install all the XP updates. If this helped you out consider donating a few bucks to keep this site going. You can find the donation link on the main page. www.windowvistarepair.com

Vista Anti Virus Reviews

When you are looking to purchase something such as anti virus software, especially because there are so many different options to choose from, it is important to make yourself as educated as you can and do everything possible to learn about which are the best before making any final decisions. After all, everyone wants to get the most for their money and have their computer secured and protected at the same time, and this is where anti virus reviews come into play.

Where to Look

If you are interested in reading up on the latest anti virus reviews then there are a few places you can check out. The Internet is definitely going to be your best resource here, as there are a ton of different sites that will keep you up to date on all the newest anti virus programs as well as provide you with detailed information on how well each works.

The best place to look for these anti virus reviews is on basic sites, and never on the actual manufacturers` sites because even though the reviews may still be legit, you are always going to find more honesty if you look elsewhere.

Remember

Reading up on these type of anti virus reviews is going to end up being extremely helpful but there are also a few other things that you want to take into consideration. There are a few things that you should also remember to look for in any anti virus software that you are considering, in particular ease of use as you want a program that is going to be simple to use regardless of your computer skill and experience, and activity reporting which refers to how an anti virus program gives immediate notification of viruses found by real-time scanners and provide easy-to-read reports of the scan results.

Anti virus reviews are definitely something to read up on before heading out and purchasing any anti virus program, but you also want to check the program out for yourself and see if it is going to be best suited to you and your needs. After all just because the public rates a certain anti virus program as being great this does not mean that it is the best option for you.

Take everything into consideration here and remember that the time and effort put in here will be well worth it in the end when you find the  perfect, effective, and affordable anti virus program for your computer system.

We have also reviewed several vista anti virus programs here