[QUOTE=docb;1213190]My WAN miniport has gone missing. Running Vista Home Premium. Anyone know how to get it back short of a complete Windows re-install?

Thanks,
Howard[/QUOTE]

It's been a while since I've been in this situation, but this should work:

  1. Download devcon.exe from some Microsoft site.

  2. Open netrasa.inf in c:\windows\inf

  3. Look for the section [Msft.NTx86]

  4. In the DeviceID column, you can see the installable devices.

  5. Run this command to install the WAN Miniport (PPTP):
    devcon.exe install c:\windows\inf\netrasa.inf MS_PptpMiniport

  6. You can install the other devices similarly. I think you will need MS_L2tpMiniport, MS_PtiMiniport, MS_NdisWanIp, MS_PppoeMiniport additionally

Let me know if this helps you.

I've seen this many time, you have some type of Virus/Spyware. Now I usually use Adaware and Malwarebytes (both which are free) to scan the computer and reboot when you're done.

Unfortunantly, I haven't run into many cases where transfering of any third party applications...usually when I've done it, it's been almost the same system I was porting to...with the same software on it...and usually in a buisness enviroment, there aren't many changes done to those programs. So to be honest, I'm not sure how it, or even if it will work on third party app settings. If you do attempt this...let me know how it works out.

The quickest (and easiest in my opinion) is using the File and Settings Transfer Wizard. It's done in two parts, one on the current PC and the other on the newer PC:

Step 1: Get the files and the settings from the old computer
On the old computer, click Start, then All Programs, then to Accessories, finally to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

In the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard dialog box, click Next, and then click Old Computer.

Click Next, and then select a transfer method, such as Floppy drive or other removable media.

Click Next, and then click the option that corresponds to the items that you want to transfer. For example, you can click Settings only, Files only, or Both files and settings.

Click Next two times, and then wait as the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" processes the items to transfer.

Click Finish.

Step 2: Transfer the files and the settings to the new computer
On the new computer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

In the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard dialog box, click Next, and then click New Computer.

Click Next, and then click I don’t need the Wizard Disk. I have already collected my files and settings from my old computer.

Click Next, and then select a transfer method, such as Floppy drive or other removable media.

Note You must select the same ...

Thank You very much, that is what I was missing.

Hello, I am kind of new to programming in VB (and programming in general). I am trying to program a (what I assume to be simple) action of having a form when clicked open up a Excel Document. I need the path of the file it reads from to be relative, since I will be distributing the excel and exe file on a CD and there is no way to predict what the drive letter will be. If you can offer any help, it would be much appreciated.

[code]
Dim xlTmp AS Excel.Application

Private Sub Form_Click()
Set xlTmp = New Excel.Application
xlTmp.Workbooks.Open ("Excel_Start.xls")
xlTmp.Visible = True

Unload Me
End Sub
[/code]

If I leave the code like this, it doesn't see the Excel file, yet if I tell it the path for Excel_Start.xls (i.e. D:\Excel_Start.xls) then it works. Is there anyway to get around this, so it works on all CD drives and not only ones that are designated D: ?