Problems with Windows® Vista
What are the technical problems related to Windows Vista and how to resolve them
Windows Vista is an operating system from Microsoft, which is used in personal computers such as home and business desktops, laptops, and tablet PCs. It consists of an updated graphical user interface, a redesigned search function, and multimedia tools including Windows DVD Maker. Windows Vista aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to share files and media between computers and devices. The main problems that can occur in Windows Vista are related to application compatibility, sound and drivers. The application compatibility problem might occur when older applications fail to work in the new operating system. Windows Vista might also have sound problems while playing audio and video files. A driver problem might occur when the drivers are missing in the Windows Vista operating system.
Following points will help the users to solve the problems regarding Windows Vista:
- Configure the compatibility mode
- Fixing common sound problems
- Boot up the system
Configure compatibility mode
The application compatibility problem can be solved by just configuring this mode. To do this, locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe file, select the compatibility tab and then run the program in compatibility mode. Then disable the visual theme and desktop composition and run the program as an administrator.
Fixing common sound problems
Computer sound problems can be fixed by first checking the physical connections of the system. You might have to identify that the correct audio services are running on your PC. You also need to check whether the audio device is disabled or not. Then determine whether your audio device is plugged in and check that the audio device is not set as default.
To fix the driver problem you have to boot the system in the safe mode. In the safe mode, click on the system restore option. Now you will get a command prompt. In the command prompt, you need to type ‘Rstrui,’ and wait for a second to reboot the system so that you will able to restore the system to the normal state.