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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
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Jan 12
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How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista and Windows 7

This tutorial will show you how to use the 'Snipping Tool' to select an area of an on-screen image for use in other programs and applications.
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Jan 10
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How to Remove an Uninstall Entry in Programs and Features for Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

If you have a invalid Uninstall entry in Programs and Features or just want to remove it, then this will show you how to remove it using your choice of three options in Vista and Windows 7.
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26
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315,222
Jan 10
81,641
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How to Hide or Unhide a Windows Update in Vista

This will show you how to hide a Windows Update so it will not show up again in the available updates list to be installed. If you change your mind, this will show you how to unhide it.
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12
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81,641
Jan 10
58,545
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How to Replace a System Program without Modifying System Files or Permissions

This will show you how to use a popular replacement for notepad.exe or any other exe by using "Image File Execution Options" key in your registry.
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5
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58,545
Jan 10
75,475
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This tutorial will show an easy way to bypass RocketDock of minimizing too when pressing the 'Show Desktop' button.
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8
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75,475
Jan 05
90,476
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How to Restore or Remove Windows Media Center from Default Programs

This will show you how to either restore or remove Windows Media Center from the Set Default Programs list for all users in Vista and Windows 7.
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10
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90,476
Jan 11
156,188
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How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Vista

Some Vista features are installed (turned on) by default, while others are not. This will show you how to turn the Windows Features that you want on or off.
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156,188
Jan 04
48,273
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How to Restore or Remove the "Compatibilty" Tab in Vista

This will show you how to restore or remove the Compatibility tab in the Properties window of all folders, files, shortcuts, and drives for all users on the computer in Vista.
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Jan 11
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How to Fix the Windows Sidebar Gadget not Displaying Correctly in Vista

This will show you how to fix the Windows Sidebar when the clock gadget is displayed as a black square and all other gadgets show up as white rectangles with one of those information (i) icons and a plus sign.
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121,606
Jan 11
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145,973
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How to Fix Windows Sidebar not Starting in Vista

This will show you how to get Windows Sidebar to start again if it will not start for you.
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72
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145,973
Jan 04
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How To Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

This Tutorial will show you how to Uninstall Windows Live Essentials Which may be needed when a Windows Live Programs Becomes Corrupt
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12,902
Jan 11
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How to Set Default Associations For a Program in Vista

This will show you how to automatically or manually set the default associations for a program listed in Default Programs in Vista. These associations are the file extension types and protocols that the selected program can open by default.
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190,090
Jan 11
59,509
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How to Use Sticky Notes in Vista

This will show you how to use Sticky Notes to create short handwritten or voice notes. A sticky note can contain only writing, a voice recording, or both writing and a voice recording. The small, yellow notes are arranged in a stack on the desktop, similar to the paper sticky notes.
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6
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59,509
Jan 04
51,506
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Finding Duplicate images has never been easier

Duplicate Picture Finder scans any given set of folders and attempts to locate duplicate images for you. But what makes this tool different from all the others out there, is that it does exactly what you would do - it uses visual comparison to determine whether images are the same, enabling it to locate images that different sizes but are visually identical.
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2
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51,506
Jan 11
2
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How to Associate a Individual File Extension Type With a Program in Vista

This will show you how to associate a file extension type or protocol to open with a program that you want it to open with by default.
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26
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Jan 03
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How to Enable or Disable Flip 3D in Vista

This will show you how to enable or disable the use of the Flip 3D feature. This can be helpful if you want to disable the shortcut keys for this.
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91,376
Jan 11
2
89,272
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How to Uninstall or Change a Program in Vista

This will show you how to use Programs and Features to uninstall programs or to change the program's configuration by adding or removing certain options. This was called Add and Remove Programs in XP.
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20
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89,272
Jan 11
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How to Turn Presentation Settings On or Off in Vista

This will show you how to either turn on, change, or turn off presentation settings in Vista.
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22,023
Jan 11
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How to Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop Computer

By default, the Windows Mobility Center feature is only enabled and available on laptops, notebooks, and tablet PCs. This will show you how to enable Windows Mobility Center to allow it to run on a Desktop computer.
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0
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22,512
Jan 11
57,576
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How to Change the Default Sounds in Windows Live Messenger

This will show you how to change the Windows Live Messenger sound events to what you want them to be instead of the default sounds. You will also see how to backup the old sound events in case you want to restore them later.
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11
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57,576