If your installation of Microsoft Windows Vista is locked into reduced
functionality mode due to an expired trial period or a licensing error, you can
access your files and most of your programs through the Vista's safe mode
without having to use Internet Explorer as a file browser or being logged out
automatically after an hour.
You will not, however, be able to access safe mode with network support. USB
support is present, allowing you to copy data off your machine.
Software such as Office and most non-3D applications will work just fine in
safe mode, and though the default monitor resolution is locked at an ugly
800x600, you can easily change this anywhere up to 1600x1200 using Vista's built
in video drivers.
To change video resolution in Windows Vista safe
Right click on an empty area of the desktop and select
'personalize.' Choose 'display settings'. Use the 'resolution' slider to change
your monitor to the desired resolution. Wide screen monitors are unfortunately
not supported. Click 'ok' and accept the resolution change.
By now, you should have a good idea of the variety of options available in
Windows Vista's safe modes. Chances are good that if you can boot into
safe mode in the first place, one of the above processes is the solution for
your computing dilemma.
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