Windows Vista is a mediocre operating system by any standards, and especially considering the alternatives platforms you can lay hands on these days. For someone who bought a Vista license when the OS first came out, it was likely a heavy disappointment. But there are those who don’t care either way as to the capabilities of the platform, and they’d rather keep using the OS they paid for.
There are plenty of problems this OS serves up in the course of normal use. Let’s take a look at some of them, and how to fix each problem.
Installing AMD drivers
The C&Q drivers for AMD boards need special drivers on Windows. Normally, you’d find the right driver for the OS you’re using, and download and install this. But AMD only has C&Q drivers for Windows XP. Here’s how to fix the problem.
- Go to Control Panel. Move to the System applet. Click on Power Options. Choose a power plan, and hit the blue text underneath it. When you see the battery power settings page, click on Change Advanced Power Settings. This will bring up a dialog box.
- Find Processor Power Management in the list shown, and then hit the plus sign beside it. Set the power rate limits for when plugged in, and on battery. This can be set separately for each power plan, and the OS will take care of the CPU power distribution thereafter.
This is one of the more well known Vista problems, where the user can’t connect to the VPN. A previously working connection might not work right no matter how diligently you perform the setup. Microsoft even put out a fix for this problem, which is caused by a bug. This can be downloaded off Windows Update. This update fixes a few other issues with VPNs as well.
Adobe Reader readability
Adobe Reader is the standard document reader for the PDF format, but Vista doesn’t let you install version 8 of this popular software. To fix this, you need to first turn off User Account Control.
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