How to Fix the Windows Update 80246005 Error in Vista
If you receive Windows Update error 80246005 while checking for updates, it usually means either you cannot save files to the Catroot2 folder, or that the Cryptographic Service was not started or is not working properly. To allow files to be saved in the Catroot2 folder Windows Update might fail if Vista cannot copy files to the Catroot2 folder or replace files that are in that folder (for example, if the folder or its files are set to...
This will show you how to rename the default Guest account name to a name you like instead to be displayed in the log on screen and Start menu in Vista. You can have better security by not using the same default name as everyone else to log in with.When you change a name of a user account, the original name is still tied to that account even though the new name is displayed in the Start menu and at log on. So you will not be able to use both names to...
How to Rename the Vista Built-in Administrator Account
This will show you how to rename the built-in Administrator account name to a name you like instead to be displayed in the log on screen and Start menu in Vista. You can have better security by not using the same default name as everyone else to log in with.The built-in Administrator account is not enabled by default in Vista. Instead you use a default normal administrator account that was created during installation. This normal...
How to Open Local Users and Groups in Vista
This will show you how to open Local Users and Groups so you can secure and manage user accounts and groups that are stored locally on your Vista computer.
By using Local Users and Groups, you can limit the ability of users and groups to perform certain actions by assigning rights and permissions to them. A right authorizes a user to perform certain actions on a computer, such as backing up files and folders or shutting down a computer. A...
How to Open the Local Security Policy Editor in Vista
This will show you how to open the Local Security Policy Editor in Vista.The Local Security Policy settings are among the security settings contained in the Local Group Policy Editor GPO.
You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Security Policy Editor.
The Local Security Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions. You will not have the Local Security Policy Editor...
How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista
This will show you how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Vista.The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed for your computer.
Administrators can use Computer Configuration to set policies that are applied to computer...
How to Add "Empty Recycle Bin" to the Vista Desktop Context Menu
This will show you how to add or remove the Empty Recycle Bin option from the desktop context menu in Vista. By default, Empty Recycle Bin is not in the desktop context menu.
EXAMPLE: Desktop Context Menu without and with "Empty Recycle Bin" added
1. To Add Empty Recycle Bin to Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
How to Keep InPrivate Filtering On or Off in New Internet Explorer 8 Session
By default InPrivate Filtering is turned off when you start a new Internet Explorer 8 browsing session until you turn it on. This will allow you to set InPrivate Filtering to be turned On to Auto, On to Choose content to block (manual), or Off at the start of every new Internet Explorer 8 browsing session automatically.While in Internet Explorer 8, InPrivate Filtering helps prevent websites from collecting...
Download the debugger package that matches YOUR machine's architecture
In other words, if you're running 32-bit Vista, install the 32-bit version of the "Debugging Tools for Windows", irrespective of whether you intend to debug 32-bit or 64-bit code. Likewise for x64 - download and install the x64 package, and you'll still be able to debug...
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.Presentation settings are options on a laptop or desktop that you can apply when giving a presentation. When presentation settings are turned on, your laptop stays awake and system notifications are turned off. You can also turn off the screen saver, adjust the speaker volume, and change your desktop background image when presentation settings are...
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.Windows Mobility Center displays the most commonly used laptop settings, such as display brightness, volume, battery status, wireless network status, external display, Sync Center, and Presentation settings in one...
How to Open and Use Windows Mobility Center in Vista
This will show you how to open Windows Mobility Center to display the most commonly used laptop settings, such as display brightness, volume, battery status, wireless network status, external display, Sync Center, and Presentation settings in one location for quicker access in Vista.If you wanted or needed to create a Windows Mobility Center shortcut, the exe file is located at C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe.By default, the Windows...
How to Allow or Block Unrated Websites with Internet Explorer Content Advisor
Internet Explorer Content Advisor uses ratings that websites provide to identify potentially offensive content to allow or block them with. This will show you how to allow or block all users to view websites that have no rating with Content Advisor. By default, unrated websites are blocked by Content Advisor.
Allowing unrated websites in Content Advisor might allow users to browse to and view objectionable...
How to Allow or Block Specific Websites in Internet Explorer Content Advisor
This will show you how to create a list of specific websites in Internet Explorer Content Advisor to allow or block from being viewable by all users regardless of how they are rated.You will need to do this while logged in to an administrator account.
1. If not already, then enable Internet Explorer Content Advisor.
2. Open the Control Panel (Classic view), and click on the Internet Options icon.
How to Change the Internet Explorer Content Advisor Ratings Level
Content Advisor uses ratings that websites provide to identify potentially offensive content. This will show you how to change the category rating levels to what level you want instead. By default, Internet Explorer is set for the strongest (or most inoffensive) level of ratings.You will need to do this while logged in to an administrator account.
1. If not already, then enable Internet Explorer Content...
How to Reset or Change the Internet Explorer Content Advisor Password
This will show you how to reset or change the Vista Internet Explorer Content Advisor supervisor password.You will need to do this while logged in to an administrator account.
To Reset Content Advisor Password
NOTE: This option is for when you do not know your current Internet Explorer Content Advisor supervisor password and need to reset it and enter a new password. If you know your supervisor password, then see OPTION...
This will show you how to completely reset Internet Explorer Content Advisor back to it's default settings as if it was never enabled or had settings changed.You will need to do this while logged in to an administrator account.
Using a REG File Download
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
How to Enable or Disable Vista Internet Explorer Content Advisor
Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet. This will show you how to enable or disable Content Advisor for all users in Vista. Content Advisor is disabled by default in Vista.Depending on how you configure the settings for it, Content Advisor uses ratings that websites voluntarily provide to block or allow certain content. Because not all websites are rated...
This will show you how to update or refresh the Windows Experience Index (WEI) base score in Vista to help measure the capability of your computer.The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score...
How to Fix Windows Defender when it Fails to Turn On
1. Right-click Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Type the following command:
2. If the system returns "WMI repository is not consistent", run this command:
NOTE: The first time you run this it will fail. (It will issue stop commands to the services causing it to fail. It might take a couple minutes for the
services to shut down). Run the command again. You actually may have to run it 3...