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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
Jan 10
85,521
5

How to Change a Shortcut Folder or File Icon in Vista

This will show you how to change a shortcut folder or file icon to any icon you want.
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5
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85,521
Jan 10
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202,716
139

How to Change the Default Boot Screen in Vista

This will show you how to replace the default Vista boot screen with a downloaded BootSkin or any .bmp, .jpg, .png, or .gif image of your choice instead.
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139
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202,716
Jan 05
53,972
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How to Enable or Disable Changing Display Settings in Vista

This will enable or disable the ability to change the Display Settings for all users on the computer. The Display Settings include DPI size, screen resolution, screen refresh rate, and color depth.
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8
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53,972
Jan 10
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70,972
77

How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista

Copy To Folder allows you to right click on a item and copy it to another location immediately.
Move to Folder allows you to right click on a item and move it to another locatation and remove it from it's current location immediately.
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77
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70,972
Jan 10
2
244,335
36

How to Log On Automatically at Startup in Vista

This will show you how to set or change a user account for Vista to automatically log on to at startup. By default all user accounts must log on at startup.
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36
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244,335
Jan 10
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404,092
148

How to Change the Number of Processors Used at Boot Up in Vista

If you have a multiple core CPU (Ex: Intel Core Duo or Quad CPU) or multiple CPUs, then this will show you how to change the Number of Processors that will be used during boot up for troubleshooting and debugging purposes, and possibly to help speed up the boot up time.
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148
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404,092
Jan 10
2
106,661
34

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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34
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106,661
Feb 20
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342,417
47

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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47
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342,417
Jan 10
123,178
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How to Change the Default Boot Partition Settings in Vista

This will show you how to select or change which operating system (OS) you would like to load as the default at startup when you dual boot with multiple operating systems. You will also see how to change the display time for this OS list at boot up.
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15
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123,178
Jan 10
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299

How to Get Rid of Stuck Undeletable Messages and Reset Windows Mail

Windows Mail is a new version of Outlook Express with a new name for Vista. Windows Mail only supports POP3 and IMAP E-mail accounts not Web Site based accounts (Ex:Hotmail or Yahoo) unless they are the paid versions with the POP3 option. This tutorial gives some solutions to the most common issues.
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299
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1,143,892
Jan 10
229,861
19

How to Set and Unset the Read-only File and Folder Attribute in Vista

This will show you how to set and unset the read-only attribute of a file or folder in Vista.
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19
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229,861
Jan 10
2
126,986
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How to Change the Advanced Appearance Settings in Vista

This will show you how to change the Advanced Appearance settings that affect the size, color, and text for all windows in Vista.
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26
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126,986
Jan 10
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535,154
248

How to Create a Vista Installation USB Key

This will show you how to create a USB flash key drive that you can boot from to install Vista with
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248
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535,154
Jan 10
35,488
4

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

This will show you how to add Select all to the context menu of the desktop and blank area in a folder window to be able to easily select all items in a Windows Explorer window in Vista.
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4
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35,488
Jan 10
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370

How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc

This will show you how to download or create a Recovery Disc for both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista.
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370
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966,053
Jan 10
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883,146
96

How to Enable or Disable the Notification Area System Icons in Vista

This will show you how to enable or disable the Notification Area System Icons for all user account on the computer. These are the Clock, Volume, Network, and Power (battery) icons in the bottom right corner of the Taskbar.
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96
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883,146
Jan 10
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This will help show you how to fix the Windows Update Error 80070424.
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74
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125,418
Jan 10
116,471
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How to Change Size of Icons in Quick Launch in Vista

This will help you have the icons display the way you want in Quick Launch by showing you how to change the size of the Quick Launch area, and shortcut icons to be either Large or Small icons.
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4
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116,471
Jan 10
34,128
1

How to Use "Find and Find Next" in Registry Editor in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to use "Find and Find Next" to find a text string in a key, value, or data inside the Registry Editor in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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1
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34,128
Jan 10
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How to Reset a User Account Password in Vista

If you forgot the password for a user account, this will show you how to reset or change the password to gain access to the user account again.
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200
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1,478,002