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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
Jan 05
188,731
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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188,731
Jan 10
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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
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893,817
Jan 10
2
315,209
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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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315,209
Jan 10
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410,078
62

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Vista

This will show you how to boot to the System Recovery Options screen to select the Startup Repair, System Restore, Complete PC Restore, Memory Diagnostic Tool, or Command Prompt option to use on Vista.
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62
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410,078
Jan 05
278,348
10

How to See Product Key in Vista

This will show you how to find the product key number from a Windows sticker, or from in Vista if you lost it.
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10
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278,348
Jan 10
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251,060
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How to Slipstream Vista SP2

This will show you how to create a Vista SP2 slipstream installation disc.
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97
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251,060
Jan 05
41,814
12

How to Create a Search Desktop Shortcut on Vista

This will show you how to create a Desktop shortcut for Search. When you click on the shortcut, it will open the Search window.
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12
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41,814
Jan 10
54,323
10

How to make Ghost Devices and Drivers Visible in Device Manager

How to make Ghost Devices and Drivers used by Devices and Applications Visible in Device Manager.
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10
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54,323
Jan 10
3 4 5
238,172
81

How to Change the Logon Screen in Vista

This will show you how to change the Logon Screen background image to whatever image you want it to be in Vista.
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81
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238,172
Jan 05
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176

How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista

This will show you how to restore the built-in support of ZIP files in Vista by restoring the ZIP file association.
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176
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290,959
Jan 05
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If you recieve the error - The File or Folder does not exist - when you cannot move or rename a file or folder, then this will show you how to fix this problem in Vista.
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276
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250,679
Jan 10
2
176,670
31

How to Create a Sleep Shortcut on the Desktop in Vista

This will show you how to create a Sleep shortcut used to put your computer into sleep (not hibernate) mode when clicked on.
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31
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176,670
Jan 05
2
143,554
27

How to Restrict or Unrestrict Drive Access in Vista and Windows 7

This will show you how to restrict all access (open or save) to all content of a drive or combination of drives that you select for all users on the computer.
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27
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143,554
Jan 10
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160

How to Shrink and Create a Partition with Disk Management in Vista

It is possible in Vista to repartition your hard disk by using the Shrink feature in Disk Management. You can shrink an existing partition (volume) to create unallocated disk space, from which you can Create a new partition (volume).
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160
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273,643
Jan 10
177,109
18

How to Activate Vista Normally and by Phone Activation

This will show you how to activate Vista normally, and by using Phone activation. Phone activation is for when you get the Your Product Key is already in use or invalid error message.
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18
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177,109
Jan 10
126,146
12

How to Fix the BootMGR is Compressed Message at Boot

Well, for some bizzare reason, Vista also compresses the BOOTMGR when you select (check) to Compress this drive to save data space option on the C: drive. When BootMGR is compressed Vista cannot boot from it. This will show you how to fix this boot error.
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12
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126,146
Jan 10
2
265,996
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How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista and Windows 7

This will show you how to set a file extension to be associated with nothing instead of some default program without having to delete the file extension unless you wanted to.
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38
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265,996
Jan 10
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157,428
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How to Create a Complete Computer Backup and Restore Image in Vista

This will show you how to create a Complete Computer Backup and Restore Image. This is only for the Vista Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business versions.
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114
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157,428
Jan 10
81,639
12

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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81,639
Jan 05
2
133,333
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How to Restore Missing Default New Context Menu Items in Vista

This will show you how to restore any nonworking or missing default menu items from in the New context (right click) menu. This includes the Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap Image, Contact, Rich Text Document, Text Document, and Briefcase menu items.
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34
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133,333