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Rob C

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Microsoft Vista
« on: October 07, 2012, 02:14:40 PM »

Probably the wrong slot for this, but does anyone know what the equivalent for My Computer is on Vista?

I'm going nuts with this device I bought for changing cassettes into MP3 files; I need to have Internet connectivity for it, I don't want to have to connect the other computer, Windows XP, that's reserved for PS to the web in order to use it, instead of the Vista one. The reason I even think about using the PS one is that it has a My Computer icon which the Vitsa doesn't.

The instructions for the device I have bought, ezcap USB Audio Capture, requires that one right click on My Computer and then left click on Properties. Nowhere can I find My Computer on Vista.

So, if anyone uses Vista and knows the equivalent to My Computer on it, please tell!

Rob C

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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 02:31:09 PM »

Try to run
EXPLORER.EXE /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
or
compmgmt.msc /s
or
control /name Microsoft.System
or
control sysdm.cpl
I think one of them will pop up the interface you're looking for.

Ciao, Walter

« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 05:08:33 PM by Walter Schulz »
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 10:34:39 PM »

Hi Rob...I used a computer running Vista while away from home base afew months ago. While doing some installations and updates for them my memory tells me I had to go through the Start menu. If I recall it was available there off to the right. If not , my memory is off...hope it gets you there. There was also a "search" below the start area where you could I believe just type "my computer" and it would take you there. I'm not all that skilled at such things but did muddle through enough to get them up and running in that way...hope it helps... (luff}|)
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 11:15:40 PM »

Search for 'explorer' or 'windows explorer'.

To have the start menu behave the way you want it to, right click on the taskbar and select properties.
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 11:54:33 PM »

Yep simple

Rob C

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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 10:09:58 AM »

Hi Folks

Thank you all very much for your assorted replies; I have to admit to a case of extreme/supreme? dumbness. I have it on Vista as 'Euipo' and for some reason, because on the XP computer I have it in  English as My Computer, I failed to make the connection that they are the same damned thing.

I think I should take flying lessons; that might be interesting.

Thanks again and my apologies!

Rob C

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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 01:17:54 PM »

Hi Folks

Thank you all very much for your assorted replies; I have to admit to a case of extreme/supreme? dumbness. I have it on Vista as 'Euipo' and for some reason, because on the XP computer I have it in  English as My Computer, I failed to make the connection that they are the same damned thing.

I think I should take flying lessons; that might be interesting.

Thanks again and my apologies!

Rob C

In a previous life, I wrote software and firmware for a living for 25 years. Nothing about any of this is at all intuitive. I have grown to detest computers and the software that runs on them. By now they should be an appliance.
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 02:29:56 PM »

In a previous life, I wrote software and firmware for a living for 25 years. Nothing about any of this is at all intuitive. I have grown to detest computers and the software that runs on them. By now they should be an appliance.


But not, I hope, like a toaster!

Mine died a couple of days ago, and my daughter's coming to stay for a week on Saturday. I know I should either have a look at the thing and see if it's something basically mechnical that I can fix - perhaps a piece of hard toast crumb? - but I'm sort of sure that I'll put that off and end up in a panic trying to find a replacement just before the girl arrives.

I wote here some time ago that, had digital been the order of the day in the 50s, I'd never have dreamed of a career in photography. As with computers now, so I'd have been with cameras and all of the electronic stuff. I  believe that it's only because I was competent with analogue photography that I ever got it together with digital.

Anyway, thanks for the crumb (more crumbs!) of comfort regarding my blindness with these infernal devices!

Rob C

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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 03:14:00 AM »

But not, I hope, like a toaster!
Mine died a couple of days ago, and my daughter's coming to stay for a week on Saturday.
Rob C
Time to drop a hint that a new toaster might be a welcome gift for the aged parent?
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 03:54:28 AM »

Time to drop a hint that a new toaster might be a welcome gift for the aged parent?


I don't dare do hint; it causes all manner of worry and concern where neither is really required. Anyway, as with clothes, watches and cameras, I firmly believe they should never be on anyone's presents list. The toaster that died and is now in the rubbish bin was hard to find, the reason being that I like to toast those baguette things when they lose their newness and bounce, and when you slice one in half (I mean along its length) to slip it into the toaster slot, you discover that most toasters are too narrow and only accept factory sliced bread, which we never bought. We never bought it because my wife's first job in chemistry was in the analytical lab of a bread and cake manufacturer and she learned better! Apparently, it's all about the additives to render longer life - for the sliced bread, that is.

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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 07:32:32 AM »

...you discover that most toasters are too narrow and only accept factory sliced bread, which we never bought...
+1. I used to toast under a grill, and I am not sure that the technology has really improved on this. But you need to pay attention, which can be a challenge, at least for me.
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Re: Microsoft Vista
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2012, 12:00:27 PM »

+1. I used to toast under a grill, and I am not sure that the technology has really improved on this. But you need to pay attention, which can be a challenge, at least for me.


Pay Attention! he screamed!

Hell, I walk into the kitchen, stop, pause, and then wonder why I find myself there. I go out again, sit at the computer, and then I instantly (almost always) remember the thread that set me walking to the room of troubles and challenges. And then, as you know, no toast. Life is tough; this must be retribution for not being a Socialist.

;-)

Rob C
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