Help Page for Windows  Users!

Although this page was originally written for Windows Vista,
the same issues still exist today in Windows 7 through 10.
The issues with installing Comic Chat and the annoying
UAC control they first developed in Vista still exist!
One can often find a resolve (answer) to Windows problems by Googling the issue!
This page addresses the most common!
updated: 27 February 2018

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Win Vista-10 Help File Page Contents   
  1. Microsoft Comic Chat and Windows
  2. Microsoft Comic Chat Character Editor and Windows
  3. The annoying User Account Control
  4. Replacing system files in Windows
  5. Java Aplets and Windows


Win Vista-10 Help File 1: Microsoft Comic Chat and Windows
  1. RE:
  2. The Microsoft Comic Chat program is a 32 bit program and therefore operates quite well in Windows .
    In order to install it, (like any other program install in Windows), one must be signed on in an administrator account.
    Then after downloading the installation program, right click the installation file and select 'run as administrator'.
    Then click on it to install the program. After the installation is completed, right click on the shortcut to the 'Comic Chat' program and once again select 'run as administrator'.
    Then you can open and use the 'Comic Chat' program normally.
    One only has to do the 'right click & run as administrator' thingy once, then Windows remembers.
  3. The Server/Room shortcuts on Mermy's Server/Rooms Page do not work as HTML protocol shortcuts in Windows , therefore one has to copy and paste the server name into the server connection pop-up when opening the 'Comic Chat' program.

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Win Vista-10 Help File 2: Microsoft Comic Chat Character Editor and Windows
  1. RE:
  2. The Microsoft Comic Chat Character Editor is a 16 bit program and therefore will not operate in Windows Vista through Win10.
  3. The only reason the Character Editor ran in 'Windows XP' was becasue 'WinXP' came with a 16 bit subsystem which, when using the Application Compatibilty program, enabled the use of 16 bit programs within the WinXP environment.
  4. Windows Vista-Win10 does not contain a 16 bit subsystem therefore even using the APPCOMPAT program will not help to get any 16 bit program to function properly within the Vista-10 environment.
  5. With all that said, is possible to operate the Character Editor on a Vista-10 machine by installing Microsoft's 'Virtual PC' program and running the Character Editor within the 'Virtual PC' environment.

    There's a separate page written specifically addressing the instalation of the Virtual PC environment! Visit it HERE

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Win Vista-10 Help File 3: That annoying UAC 'User Account Control'   ...Google: turn off uac
Result: (

First off: that annoying UAC is probably what makes Vista-10 the new "Operating System". Without it, then one just has a poorly modified WindowsXP. If you're an infantile idiot that insists on visiting places like, then you must never turn this off!!!

But if you consider yourself a Power User and smart enough to stay away from places like, then you can get away with turning this feature off.

Here's how:

Make sure you are signed in an administrator account, then:

  1. Click Start and then open Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. Click User Accounts.
  4. Click Turn User Account Control on or off.

  5. Clear the check mark on the box beside the 'Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer option'.

  6. Click OK.
  7. When prompted, restart the computer. Note that the changes will affect all users on the computer.
  8. To enable the UAC, simply 'check' (or select) the checkbox again.

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Win Vista-10 Help File 4:    ... Google: replace system files Vista-10
Result: ( and (

First you will need to access an elevated command prompt, to do this:
  1. Make sure you are signed on the computer as an administrator
  2. Click the Start button.
  3. Click All Programs.
  4. Go into Accessories.
  5. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  6. Select Run as administrator.
  7. When the UAC Prompt appears, click Continue.


  1. At the elevated command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    takeown /f Path_And_File_Name

    For example, type: takeown /f C:\windows\system32\jscript.dll
  2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER to grant administrators full access to the file:

    icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F

    For example, type: icacls E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /grant administrators:F
  3. Type the following command to replace the file with a known good copy of the file:

    Copy Path_And_File_Name_Of_Source_File Path_And_File_Name_Of_Destination

    For example, type: copy C:\temp\jscript.dll C:\windows\system32\jscript.dll

Mermy notes:
Mermy didn't use the "/grant administrators:F" command on her Vista machine to replace the notepad.exe files with the Notepad+ program. She used her machine name and sign-on name. EXAMPLE: For her, she used "/grant Merme_PC/Mermy:F" So one doesn't need to use the name 'adminstrators' but one does need to be signed onto an administrator account.


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Win Vista-10 Help File 5: Java Aplets and Vista-10    ...Google : java windows

This is all old stuff! See updates below:

  1. RE:
  2. The Vista-10 User will never know that they are 'Java challenged' until he or she tries to visit a web page that has a Java Aplet in it. Mermy discovered this delimma when she tried to visit her own 'Fun Pages' and the Aplets wouldn't load.
  3. It turns out that Microsoft and Sun Microsystems are still feuding when Vista was written, so Microsoft just left Java support out of it. All one needs to do is to go to Sun Microsystems website and download and install their Version 6 or newer runtime environment and the issue is resolved.
  4. If you are using Windows Vista (or newer) and cannot see Mermy's Fireworks Show or Fish Tank
    then you need to go here: and download and install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 9.0.4

  5. It goes without saying, one will, of course, have to be in an Administrator account to install the Java Runtime Environment


  1. 15 February 2018:
    Today's browsers also now have Java disabled. Go here to learn how to turn it back on!

  2. 27 February 2018:
    The war is over! Java aplets are done! After following all of the instructions and restoring the java capabilities in the browser, then there are issues with Windows security preventing them from running. Overall, the efforts of the industry to kill Java aplets is due to idiots writting mal-bad code into aplets that would damage one's machine. So thanks to the idiot kids who think it's funny to mess with people, we have lost the use of cool Java Aplets! Mermy has removed the links to her java aplet run pages from her "Fun" section since it is a futile effort to maintain them. You've got the browser industry as well as Microsoft in a massive effort to kill java aplets. (java scripts, however, still work since the advertising industry uses them to pop your pages with their junk!)
    Too bad! Mermy really liked her Java Aplet pages!


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