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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
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Jan 10
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How to Disable or Enable Vista Services with an Advice Guide

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable a Service in Vista.
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Jan 10
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How to Use the Vista SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool

This will show you how to run the Vista SP2 Cleanup Tool to permanently remove the backed up Vista RTM and SP1 files created during the installion of the Vista SP2 to gain more hard drive space.
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Jan 10
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How to Use Disk Cleanup in Vista

This will show you how to open and use Disk Cleanup to find and remove temporary files on your computer that you decide you no longer need.
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Jan 10
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Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

This will show you some steps to help you troubleshoot and find out what is causing your sleep mode problem. These are the usual reasons for sleep mode problems.
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Aug 27
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Repair Install For Vista

This tutorial will show you how to repair your Vista installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs. You will be performing a Upgrade Install from within your currently running Vista.
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1,511,275
Jan 05
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How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Vista

This will show you how to delete the icon cache, to clear it, so Vista will rebuild it after a restart.
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415,680
Jan 10
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How to See System Uptime in Vista and Windows 7

The system up time will show you how much time your system has been running since the last time the computer had been shutdown or restarted. It can be fun to see who has the longest up time.
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Jan 10
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How to Change the Schedule for Disk Defragmenter in Vista

This will show you how to turn the Disk Defragmenter automatic Run on a schedule on or off, and how to change the schedule to run Disk Defragmenter when you want it to run.
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Jan 10
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This will help show you how to fix the Windows Update Error 80070424.
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Jan 10
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How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Vista

This will show you how to boot to the System Recovery Options screen to select the Startup Repair, System Restore, Complete PC Restore, Memory Diagnostic Tool, or Command Prompt option to use on Vista.
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408,935
Jan 10
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How to Delete a Service in Windows

This will show you how to delete a service of your choice from the Services window.
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Jan 10
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How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista or Windows 7

This will show you how to use and run Check Disk or chkdsk at startup from within Vista, the command prompt, and the registry to check for corruption and possibly repair errors and bad sectors on the hard drive.
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Jan 05
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If after you set Check Disk or chkdsk to run at startup it will not run, then this will show you how to fix this problem so chkdsk will run at startup.
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504,298
Jan 10
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How to Set Vista for the CPU L2 Cache Memory Size

This will show you how to set the Vista for the actual CPU L2 cache memory size incase Vista fails to get it from the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and uses a default L2 cache size of only 256 KB instead of the actual size.
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200
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246,050
Jan 10
167,173
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How to Disable or Enable the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM) in Vista

This will show you how to Disable or Enable the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM). This is the 2-3 second delay followed by a blank black screen as Vista searches for monitor changes when you startup Vista.
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167,173
Jan 10
219,679
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How to Run Disk Defragmenter from the Command Prompt in Vista

This will show you how to run Vista's Disk Defragmenter from the command prompt instead of the program to use more options.
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219,679
Jan 10
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How to Make a "Create System Restore Point" Shortcut in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

This tutorial will provide you with a create a manual system restore point shortcut that will instantly create a restore point with an optional description and success message in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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90,848
Jan 11
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How to Change or Move Virtual Memory Paging File in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

When RAM runs low, virtual memory moves data from RAM to a space on the hard drive called a paging file. Moving data to and from the paging file frees up the RAM to complete its work. This will show you how to manually change the size of the paging file.
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399,671
Jan 11
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How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker

System File Checker (SFC) checks that all Vista files are where they should be and that they are uncorrupted. This will show you how to verify and repair the integrity of Vista system files with the System File Checker (SFC) command codes.
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750,352
Jan 11
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How to Speed Up Vista Boot Up Time

This will show you how to speed up the boot up time to your desktop.
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402,615