Help! I'm BLONDE!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by AlyssaJoy, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. AlyssaJoy

    AlyssaJoy Guest

    Ok--a very well-meaning (but clearly insane) friend gave me his old ('old' as
    in 'a couple months') computer (the one I'm using right now). It had vista
    beta version on it when he gave it to me. Now it says "Ultimate." Did it
    automatically upgrade? Do I have the full version of Windows Ultimate right
    now? How do I find out?

    I can't open attachments on this computer--it won't let me--can anyone tell
    me how to do that?

    And how do I add/connect to a printer? It won't let me do that either. Is
    that maybe because the printer isn't compatible with Vista? (I went through
    the set-up process and added the printer (on the network--attached to another
    computer)--it actually shows up on the 'printers' option but it just doesn't
    do anything when I tell it to print.

    ANY help you can give with ANY of these questions would be so, SO
    appreciated. Thank you!
     
    AlyssaJoy, Feb 19, 2007
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    BSchnur Guest

    The beta versions Microsoft seeded the market with last year all by
    default installed as Ultimate -- it's still beta (RC1 most likely) and
    will still die at the end of May. Further, you can't in place upgrade
    as I understand it. So, if you intend to live with that computer --
    get the data moved off to an external storage device and then be
    prepared for a full clean install with a purchased copy of Vista
    (version of your choice).
     
    BSchnur, Feb 19, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Sorry we can't help you being blonde. Now if you would like to put
    something in the subject that is suggestive of the problem then folks might
    be able to help with that.
     
    Rock, Feb 19, 2007
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  4. Hi,

    For first problem - check Barry Schnur's answer.

    2nd:
    are you talking about an e-mail client ? if yes which one ? e.g. Outlook
    Express / MS Outlook

    3rd:
    Check printer producer's web page and check if there are drivers for your
    printer to Vista, install it if exist. If there isn't you can try to install
    drivers to Windows XP but then you'll 50% chance if it will be working.

    Marcin Domaslawski
     
    Marcin Domaslawski, Feb 19, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    Having a bad day were we?
     
    Scott, Feb 19, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    Scott, Feb 19, 2007
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    johnm Guest

    all too typical smart assed reply by an MVP

     
    johnm, Feb 19, 2007
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  8. Beta versions were the 'Ultimate' version.. and, btw, your beta version will
    expire, so be prepared to buy a full version..

    Mail attachments in Outlook 2007 can be dragged and dropped onto the
    desktop.. I doubt that you have Outlook 2007, but you don't tell us what you
    do have, so all we can do is tell you how we do it with our e-mail client of
    preference..

    RC1 beta did have printer issues of the type you describe.. the only way to
    resolve the issue is to get a full version and install it..
     
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Feb 19, 2007
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  9. Yeah well, the entertainment is free.

     
    Mario Rosario, Feb 19, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    An upgrade version would work if AlyssaJoy could install XP first.
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    : Beta versions were the 'Ultimate' version.. and, btw, your beta version
    will
    : expire, so be prepared to buy a full version..
    :
    : Mail attachments in Outlook 2007 can be dragged and dropped onto the
    : desktop.. I doubt that you have Outlook 2007, but you don't tell us what
    you
    : do have, so all we can do is tell you how we do it with our e-mail client
    of
    : preference..
    :
    : RC1 beta did have printer issues of the type you describe.. the only way
    to
    : resolve the issue is to get a full version and install it..
    :
    :
    :
    : : > Ok--a very well-meaning (but clearly insane) friend gave me his old
    ('old'
    : > as
    : > in 'a couple months') computer (the one I'm using right now). It had
    vista
    : > beta version on it when he gave it to me. Now it says "Ultimate." Did it
    : > automatically upgrade? Do I have the full version of Windows Ultimate
    : > right
    : > now? How do I find out?
    : >
    : > I can't open attachments on this computer--it won't let me--can anyone
    : > tell
    : > me how to do that?
    : >
    : > And how do I add/connect to a printer? It won't let me do that either.
    Is
    : > that maybe because the printer isn't compatible with Vista? (I went
    : > through
    : > the set-up process and added the printer (on the network--attached to
    : > another
    : > computer)--it actually shows up on the 'printers' option but it just
    : > doesn't
    : > do anything when I tell it to print.
    : >
    : > ANY help you can give with ANY of these questions would be so, SO
    : > appreciated. Thank you!
    : >
    :
     
    Ron Sommer, Feb 19, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Of course, there are two types of "full versions", retail, which is a
    royal ripoff, and generic OEM which is MUCH cheaper.


    Alias
     
    Alias, Feb 19, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    False. You can use an upgrade version to clean install Vista.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Feb 19, 2007
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    Shane Nokes Guest

    Maybe if you as an MVP took the time to read the post then you could come up
    with something wittier than a smart-assed reply.

    Geez and to think I actually take the time to stand up for the MVP's.

    You make me sick.
     
    Shane Nokes, Feb 19, 2007
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    Bill Guest

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:00:08 -0800, AlyssaJoy wrote:

    I would check with your friend and see if he has the original software
    that comes with the computer. Or you could order it from the
    manufacturer. Installing Vista is a masochist's nightmare, so maybe he
    would have the original XP disks.
     
    Bill, Feb 19, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    John M is the blond?

    I don't see the OP except included in other posts. This has been happening
    more and more lately where threads get split.

    The quesiton seems to be "My friend gave me a pc with Vista Ultimate Beta
    on it. It wasn't an upgrade--but most of the Beta editions whether via the
    TBT or TAP or some other Beta means of delivery CPP were Ultimate--I don't
    want to look over them to parse how many other editions might have been in
    some program. So the Blond has the full version of Ultimate--but it's a
    Beta and it will time out in May or June of 2007.

    As to opening attachments it depends on where you can't open them as to what
    you do. I would assume this is some email client i.e. Win Mail or Outlook
    or perhaps even a web based email.

    You need to be more specific as to where you can't open attachment but in
    Win Mail and Outlook usually Tools>Options>Security tag gives you the check
    boxes to configure this.

    As to connect to a printer, I'd advise you to use Help and Support from your
    start menu and search for this or to search on this group with the word
    Printer where we have discussed this (you seem to indicate you are
    networking with the printer).

    I have met a blond before, and I don't think being blond has any direct
    impact on configuring Vista. All of these questions can easily be answered
    by using Help and Support on your Vista start menu.

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Feb 19, 2007
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    Warren Guest

    Only natural blondes can use the "Help! I'm Blonde!" entreaty. It is
    not valid for the fake variety.

    If you open a CMD prompt and type WINVER this will tell you the version
    of Vista installed and its expiration date (if beta).

    Security settings are probably preventing you from opening attachments.

    Your printer problem might be a compatibility issue with Vista (no
    driver support). You might check the MS Vista HCL below.

    https://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx
     
    Warren, Feb 19, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    AlyssaJoy--

    The quesiton seems to be "My friend gave me a pc with Vista Ultimate Beta
    on it. It wasn't an upgrade--but most of the Beta editions whether via the
    TBT or TAP or some other Beta means of delivery CPP were Ultimate--I don't
    want to look over them to parse how many other editions might have been in
    some program. So the Blond has the full version of Ultimate--but it's a
    Beta and it will time out in May or June of 2007.

    As to opening attachments it depends on where you can't open them as to what
    you do. I would assume this is some email client i.e. Win Mail or Outlook
    or perhaps even a web based email.

    You need to be more specific as to where you can't open attachment but in
    Win Mail and Outlook usually Tools>Options>Security tag gives you the check
    boxes to configure this.

    As to connect to a printer, I'd advise you to use Help and Support from your
    start menu and search for this or to search on this group with the word
    Printer where we have discussed this (you seem to indicate you are
    networking with the printer).

    I have met a blond before, and I don't think being blond has any direct
    impact on configuring Vista. All of these questions can easily be answered
    by using Help and Support on your Vista start menu.

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Feb 19, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    The nice thing about the retail version of Ultimate (upgrade, that is)
    is that it comes with both the 64 and 32-bit versions. The OEM does
    not, you have to decide when you purchase weather you want 64-bit or
    32-bit.

    I seriously considered OEM. In fact, I bought it. However I returned
    it (unopened) when I decided I'd prefer the choice of 64 and 32-bit.
    The price difference (in my case) was $43.00
     
    Scott, Feb 19, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    How do you know she's not a natural blonde?

    Curiously,
     
    Scott, Feb 19, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    Outside of the original posters humorous subject line, this thread is
    seriously lacking in humor.

    I just thought I'd share. :)
     
    Scott, Feb 19, 2007
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