Tutorials

Vista ISO - Download and Create Installation DVD or USB

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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...

Startup Sound - Change in Vista

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How to Change the Startup Sound in Vista

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...

YUMI MultiBoot USB Flash Drive - Create for Windows

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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...

Windows Update Manifests - Manually Trace Through Registry

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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...

"Open File Location" - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Vista

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How to Add or Remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" from the Context Menu in Vista

This will show you how to add or remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" from the context menu for all users in Vista.

This is when you right click on a shortcut of a file or folder.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" in Context Menu



Here's How:
1. To Add "Open...

Hibernate Computer - Delayed

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How to Set Up a Timed Hibernate

This will show you how to set up your computer to hibernate after a set period of time.

You will need Administrator privileges to do this.



We'll be using PsTools by SysInternals to do this



PsTools can be found here: PsTools
Direct Download Link: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/PsTools.zip

Part 1: Copying Files

1. Download the above zip file (PsTools.zip) to you Desktop

2. Right Click on PsTools.zip and select Extract All...

3. When the...

Start Menu - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Vista

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How to Backup and Restore Pinned Start Menu Items in Vista

This will show you how to backup and restore your pinned Start Menu items automatically with one click in Vista.

This can be handy if you do not want to have to manually pin and restore your currently pinned Start Menu items say after a clean install of Vista.

By default, your pinned Start Menu programs/shortcuts are saved in the registry location below. This is what this tutorial will be backing up and restoring for you using a...

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

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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...

Run as Administrator - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Vista

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How to Add or Remove "Run as Administrator" from Context Menu in Vista

This will show you how to either remove or restore Run as administrator from the context menu of the default BAT, CMD, CPL, EXE, and MSC application files for all users in Vista.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Run as administrator" in Context Menu of Application Files



Here's How:
1. To Restore "Run as administrator" to the Context Menu
NOTE: This is...

Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

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How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored

The BBCODE in this needs a lot of fixing, but I wanted to submit it then work on it at a later date. The screenshots are also wrong for the x64 option - I'll fix those later

Some AVs are detecting this as malicious - this is because it's trying to access saved passwords. You may have to allow this file in your AV in order to use this.

When you join a protected wireless network, Windows will store the key to allow a connection to be...

Error 0x8007000D When Editing MP3 Metadata - Fix

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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:

ID3-TagIT
Using the navigation pane on the left, find...

Firefox - View Cache

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How to View the Mozilla Firefox Cache

Hello all,

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

The Firefox cache files are stored in the...

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Vista Forums

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How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Vista Forums

This tutorial will show you how to upload, attach, and post a screenshot, image, or a file in your post here at Vista Forums.
CONTENTS:

Option One: To Insert Image into Post
Option Two: To Attach Files to Post

option1To Insert Image into Post
1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you want to insert an image into your post.

option1s22. Drag and drop the image from your computer to where you want into your post, and go to step 8...

Select all - Add to Context Menu in Vista

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How to Add "Select all" to Context Menu in Vista

By default in Vista, you have to either click on Edit (Menu bar) and Select all or press CTRL+A to select all items in a Windows Explorer window.

This will show you how to add Select all to the context menu of the desktop and blank area in a folder window for all users to be able to easily select all items in a Windows Explorer window in Vista.

While you must be logged in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will...

Windows Update - Extract an Update

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How to Extract a Windows Update

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...

Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

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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.

EXAMPLE: "Pin to Start Menu"...

Outlook - Fix MAPI32.DLL Error

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How to Fix Microsoft Office Outlook MAPI32.DLL Error

Outlook Errors not opening coming up with MAPI32.DLL error
Fix
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.

4. Type...

Windows Live Essentials - Uninstall

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How To Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

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...

DPI Scaling - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu

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How to Add or Remove "DPI Scaling" from Desktop Context Menu in Vista

This will show you how to add DPI Scaling to the desktop context menu in Vista to make it easier to adjust font size.

By default in Vista, DPI Scaling is not added to the desktop context menu.

EXAMPLE: DPI Scaling


EXAMPLE: Desktop Context Menu



Here's How:
1. To Add "DPI Scaling" to Desktop Context Menu

A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.

Add_DPI_Scaling_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg...

Windows Explorer - Add or Remove Delete Button

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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...
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