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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
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Feb 20
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How to Change or Disable the QoS Reserved Bandwidth Limit in Vista

By default, Vista can reserve up to 20 percent of the connection bandwidth for QoS traffic handled by the QoS Packet Scheduler. This will show you how to change the percentage of reserved bandwidth to what you want instead, or disable the reserved bandwidth.
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340,986
Jan 05
41,468
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How to Create a Search Desktop Shortcut on Vista

This will show you how to create a Desktop shortcut for Search. When you click on the shortcut, it will open the Search window.
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12
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41,468
Jan 10
175,369
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How to Activate Vista Normally and by Phone Activation

This will show you how to activate Vista normally, and by using Phone activation. Phone activation is for when you get the Your Product Key is already in use or invalid error message.
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175,369
Jan 11
33,309
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How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored

Joined a network and forgotten the key? Here's how to find out what it is
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6
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33,309
Jan 11
64,656
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How to Disable Sync Center Mobsync.exe in Vista

This will show you the correct meaning and correct procedure for disabling the Sync Center 'Mobsync.exe' in Vista.
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64,656
Jan 11
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How to Enable or Disable the Receive Window Auto Tuning Level in Vista

This will show you how to see your current TCP/IP Auto Tunning settings and how to test it to see if you have a problem with it. You will see a list of possible problems associated with this.
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85
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318,129
Jan 11
136,102
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How to Use "Internet Time" Synchronization in Windows

This will show you how to synchronize your PC time with the internet time, and how to troubleshoot and solve problems while doing it in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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15
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136,102
Jan 11
66,057
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How to View and Browse a Computer or Device on a Network in Vista

If your computer is connected to a network, you can see all of the computers and devices that are currently part of the network in the Network folder. This will show you how to browse a network so you can share a printer or files on another computer in the network that are allowed to be shared.
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66,057
Jan 03
75,723
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How to Fix a Password Not Being Accepted When Connecting to a Workgroup Computer

This will show you how to fix a password from not being accepted when connecting to a workgroup computer.
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12
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75,723
Jan 02
51,890
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How to Enable or Disable the Chimney Offload State in Vista

This will show you how to enable or disable the TCP Chimney Offload State to offload TCP processing for a network connection from the CPU to the network adapter instead.
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14
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51,890
Jan 11
105,998
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How to Turn File Sharing On or Off in Vista

This will show you how to turn file sharing on or off for all people on your network to be able to access the files and printers that you have set to Share on your computer.
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105,998
Jan 11
27,573
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How to Connect a Printer to a Wireless Router

This Tutorial will show you how to connect a printer to a wireless router to allow more computers on your wireless network to access a single printer.
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5
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27,573
Jan 02
86,613
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How to Delete a Network Connection in Vista

This will show you how to delete a network connection that you have setup on your computer in Vista.
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86,613
Jan 11
167,779
4

How to Change the Network Location Type in Vista

When you first setup Vista or connect to a network, you must choose a network location type. This will explain and show you how to change the network location type so that Vista can automatically set the appropriate network and Windows Firewall settings for the type of network that you connect to.
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4
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167,779
Jan 01
9,064
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[WIRELESS] Connecting to a Network that's not in your list.

A short guide on connecting to a home or public network that does not appear in your list of networks. This requires you know the SSID and Password of your network.
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9,064
Jan 11
5,698
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How to use and subscribe to RSS feeds

This Tutorial will show how to subscribe and use RSS feeds.
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5,698
Dec 31
41,212
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How to Change the Network Idle Session Time to Automatically Disconnect in Vista

This will show you how to change how long a Network (LAN) session to your computer can remain idle for in minutes before your computer automatically disconnects them, or to turn off auto disconnect.
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41,212
Dec 31
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How to Hide or Unhide Your Vista Computer Name in a Network

This will show you how to hide or unhide your Vista Computer Name from displaying in Network for the other computers on the same network. By default your computer name is displayed (unhidden) in network.
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51,827
Jan 11
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How to Create a "Network Connections" Shortcut in Vista

This will show you how to create a shortcut to the Network Connections folder to quickly see all of your internet, network, or other computer connections made by your network adapter(s).
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25,772
Jan 11
26,664
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How to Create a "Local Area Network Connection Status" Shortcut in Vista

This will show you how to create a Local Area Network Connection Status shortcut so that you can quickly disable, enable, diagnose, or open a network adapter's connection properties.
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26,664