Vista Help, several questions; Winrar, Netgear, Airort Express, ec

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by requin, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. requin

    requin Guest


    I have just bought a PC with Vista Home Premium. I have several problems
    that I can't resolve and for which I could not find a solution online or in
    forums, namely:
    For background, I describe myself as an "advanced" beginner user in terms of
    computer knowledge.

    -Concerning WinRar: installed latest version and allowed it through the
    Vista Firewall. However, when I have a .rar or .zip file, I can not right
    click on it and select the option: extract here... Nothing happens when I do
    that. I must double click the file and open Winrar (which causes Vista
    Securtity to ask me each time if I want to allow this program to run, which
    is greatly annoying) and extract the file from there. Is it a compatibility
    issue with Winrar and Vista? Anyone have this problem? Why does Vista
    Security always asks me permission to run the prog?

    -I also can not connect to Live Messenger or any previous version of MSN
    Messenger. I have a Netgear DG834 v2 router. I have tried all the solutions
    in these forums (firmware update to 3.01.25 ect) and nothing works...

    -I also can't install my Aiport Express. When I run the install CD, I only
    get a program called Admin Utility which does not see the Airport. For some
    reason, after install, a program called Airport Express Setup assistant is
    not installed (which it was with XP and which is what I used to configure and
    connect to the device). My wireless modem will see and detect the Airport
    via the Connect To option but as I am unable to access and configuire the
    Airport I must do it via an unsecured connection (after reseting the Aiport
    manually) which is something I dont like. Again...anu clues?

    If anyone can help or point me to some help, I would greatly appreciate.
    requin, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. requin

    Lucvdv Guest

    This is a problem in the last build of WinRAR only. Solution: downgrade to
    the previous build.

    I don't have it on this machine, and I dont want to risk erring by giving
    the version number from memory, but I do remember that you can't download
    it from the WinRAR site anymore: I found it at some "free downloads" site.
    Lucvdv, Feb 15, 2007
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  3. requin

    Frankster Guest

    I have (registered) version 3.61 and it works normally under Vista. I don't
    know the latest version either.

    Frankster, Feb 15, 2007
  4. requin

    Lucvdv Guest

    I'm at my Vista machine now, and I'm using 3.61 too. The version with
    the problem requin described is 3.62.
    Lucvdv, Feb 17, 2007
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