How to Download a Vista ISO and Create an Installation DVD or USB
Downloads are available for the 32 (X86) and 64 bit (X64) versions of Vista Ultimate only, in English, French and German, but if, during the install, you do not enter the product key when initially prompted for it then you will be asked to select the version of Vista you want to install. It can be any of these four:
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate...
When you open the Sounds control panel and select the Sounds tab, you are presented with the current Sound Scheme and a list of sounds attached to program activities and various Windows events. You can play them and change them as you see fit, and even save this as a custom Sound Scheme.
You will notice that there are sound event entries for Windows Exit, Logon, and Logoff. But there isn't one for Start. The reason why is that Microsoft spent a...
How to Create a YUMI MultiBoot USB Flash Drive for Windows
How It Works: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) enables each user to create their own custom Multiboot UFD containing only the distributions they want, in the order by which they are installed.
This can also be used for memtest86+, matrixium, antiviruses, and many other OS other than window.
This tutorial will teach you how to create a bootable USB so you can install (most) operating systems without a dvd/cd drive, along...
How to Trace what Windows Update a Manifest File Originated From
This is an advanced method for solving Windows Update issues (outlined in CheckSUR logs). I would highly advise against doing this unless you're sure about what to do!
In CheckSUR logs, you will sometimes see errors about missing manifests. In this tutorial, I will show you how to trace what update that manifest originated from so that we can source a clean copy. Here is an exemplar CheckSUR log with missing manifests...
How to Disable Auto Arrange in Vista Windows Explorer to have Free Sorting
In Vista, auto arrange is enabled by default so that all file and folder names in Windows Explorer are sorted alphabetically no matter what folder view you used.
This will show you how to disable or re-enable Auto Arrange in Vista to be able to sort your files and folders in any random order and position you like in Windows Explorer without it having to be sorted alphabetically by name. Vista will also remember...
How to Fix 0x8007000D Error when Editing MP3 Metadata
Here's the error you will commonly see:
As you can see, Windows isn't allowing you to edit the ID3 tag of the file. This is due to the ID3 tags of the files being v2.4, which is unsupported by both Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player. They support v2.3 and below, so all we need to do to fix this is to convert the ID3 tags to v2.3, here's how:
Download and install ID3-TagIT:
Using the navigation pane on the left, find...
Today I am going to be showing you how to view the cache stored in Mozilla Firefox. I had to work out how to do this because I accidentally deleted a photo off my Facebook page and I didn't have an offline copy stored, luckily it was still in my cache!
If you have cleared your cache in Firefox or using any other utility such as CCleaner then this will not work
This also works for Windows 7
This tutorial will show you how to extract a Windows Update file to release the contents, using both the manual and automatic methods. You might consider doing this if you are a technical expert trying to find a replacement for a corrupt file. Extracting the contents of the update already identified to be the one containing the correct version of the file in question is often the most efficient way of sourcing this replacement.This process is intended for...
How to Restore Missing "Pin to Start Menu" Context Menu Item in Vista Shortcuts
If you have the Pin to Start Menu option missing from the context menu of shortcuts in Vista, then this will show you how to restore them.This is usually caused by trying to remove the shortcut overlay arrow icon using the improper XP method of deleting the IsShortcut string value from the HKEY_CLASSES\ROOT\inkfile key in the registry instead of using the proper Vista method.
How to Fix Microsoft Office Outlook MAPI32.DLL Error
Outlook Errors not opening coming up with MAPI32.DLL error
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
1. Start Windows Explorer.
2. Locate and then open the following folder on your computer:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Msmapi\1033
3. Right-click the MSMapi32.dll file, and then click Rename.
Note: The file (Msmapi32.dll) that you are renaming differs from the file (Mapi32.dll) that is mentioned in the error message.
You Will need to be an Administrator to do thisThis will show you how to uninstall any one or all of the Windows Live Essentials programs below:
Windows Live Messenger - Windows Live Messenger will be turned off soon, Microsoft is recommending users to transfer to Skype (Download Skype on your computer - Mac, Windows, Linux - Skype)]
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Family Safety
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Sync...
How to Add a Delete Button to the Vista Windows Explorer Toolbar
By default Vista does not have a Delete button on the Windows Explorer toolbar.
This will show you how to add or remove a Delete button to the Vista Explorer toolbar. If added, the Delete button will be available for all files and folders with the All Items, Contacts, Pictures and Videos, Documents, and Music folder templates in Windows Explorer. When you select one or more files or folders and click on the Delete button on...