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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
Jan 05
52,847
8

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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52,847
Jan 10
2 3 4
69,641
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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69,641
Jan 10
2
240,882
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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240,882
Jan 10
6 7 8
400,418
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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400,418
Jan 10
2
105,785
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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105,785
Feb 20
2 3
339,929
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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339,929
Jan 10
122,413
15

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
Views
122,413
Jan 10
13 14 15
1,133,250
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
Views
1,133,250
Jan 10
228,664
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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228,664
Jan 10
2
124,969
26

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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124,969
Jan 10
11 12 13
529,812
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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529,812
Jan 10
35,094
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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35,094
Jan 10
17 18 19
957,349
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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957,349
Jan 10
3 4 5
870,924
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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870,924
Jan 10
2 3 4
122,074
74

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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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122,074
Jan 10
115,855
4

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
Views
115,855
Jan 10
32,508
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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32,508
Jan 10
9 10 11
1,470,897
200

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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1,470,897
Jan 05
186,883
11

How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS

This will show you, step by step, how to change the drive Boot priority on your computer in BIOS.
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11
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186,883
Jan 10
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883,840
333

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When you log on to Vista using a temporary profile (user account), and you receive this error message:
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
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333
Views
883,840