Question:

Changes you must make to Vista for Hoster 4.0 to work

Answer:

NOTE: These are changes that you MUST make to your Windows Vista computer.  Only certain versions of Windows Vista will have Aero. If you do not make these changes, your Graphics will be out of sync with the audio under Hoster 4.0x. If you do not make these changes you will have problems.  This is ONLY for Vista.

TURN OFF THE WINDOWS SIDEBAR

1) Let click the Start Menu, Left click on All Programs
2) Left click on Windows sidebar now it will show up on the right side of your computer Desktop
3) Now Right click on the Widows Sidebar, Left click Properties uncheck the Start Sidebar when Windows starts checkbox
4) Restart computer


TURN OFF AERO

1) Right click on the desktop (where there is no icons) and Left Click Personalize
2) Double left click Window Color and Appearance and uncheck Enable transparency
3) Open the classic appearance properties and choose either “Windows Vista Basic”, “Windows Standard” or “Windows Classic”
4) Restart computer


TURN OFF Visual Effects

1) Left click the Start Menu
2) Left click Control Panel
3) Left click Classic View on the left hand side
4) Left double click on System
5) On the left hand side, left click Advanced system settings
6) When the Dialog comes up stating that Windows needs your Permission to continue click Continue
7) Left click the Advanced Tab
8) Left click the Settings button under the “Performance” area
9) Left click Adjust for best performance in the “Visual Effects” tab
10) Scroll the very last item on the List, and put a check beside Use visual styles on windows and buttons
11) Click Apply and Ok.
12)  Restart computer


SET WMP SPEED and TURN OFF VIDEO ACCELERATION

1) Left click the Start Menu, left click on Windows Media Player
2) Right click the menu bar (easy to click to the left of Now Playing) 
3) Left click Tools then Options… Go to the “Performance” Tab and select Choose connection speed: set it to LAN (10 Mbps or more)
4) On this Tab UN-Check the Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV Files
5) Close Windows Media Player


ALLOW WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER To PLAY LOCAL FILES

1) Open Internet Explorer
2) Left click on the Tools Menu on the far Right Side and then Left click Internet Options
3) Left click Advanced tab
4) Scroll down to the Security section and CHECK Allow active content to run in files on My Computer and Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer
5)  Restart computer.
 

 

 

 CHECK YOU DISPLAY RESOLUTION

1) Right click on the desktop (where there is no icons) and Left Click Personalize
2) Double left click Display Settings
3) Make sure that your Resolution is set correctly for Monitor 1.  It will depend on your computer as to what this should be at, but it MUST be higher than 800x600.  Also make sure that your colors are set at 16 bit instead of 32 bit.
4) Left click Monitor 2 one time.  This will now select this monitor, it also must have a resolution of above 800x600 or your colors will not be correct.  If it is not, then move the slider until you get it correct.
5) Left click on Apply and then click Ok to close the dialog.  Now you will have your new settings saved.