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How to Enable or Disable the Preview Pane in Vista The Preview pane allows you to see a preview of the highlighted image, video, or document file in the opened Windows Explorer window without opening it. This will allow you to Add or Remove Preview Pane from being listed in the Organize -> Layout menu option in a Windows Explorer windows.This will be applied to all user accounts on the computer.If you just wanted to turn the Preview Pane on or off, then see: How to Turn the Preview Pane On or Off in Vista EXAMPLE: Preview Pane Enabled and Disabled Through the Local Group Policy Editor 1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied. 2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, Explorer Frame Pane. (See screenshot below step 3) 3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off Preview Pane and click on Properties. (See screenshot below) 4. To Enable the Preview Pane A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A) B) Go to step 6. 5. To Disable the Preview Pane A) Dot Enabled and click on OK. 6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done. Using a REG File Download 1. To Enable the Preview Pane A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Enable_Preview_Pane.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/enable_preview_pane-reg.2132/ B) Go to step 3. 2. To Disable the Preview Pane A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Disable_Preview_Pane.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/disable_preview_pane-reg.2131//dl][/INDENT] 3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop. 4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge. 5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted. 6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. 7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. Manually in Registry Editor 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter. 3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below) NOTE: If Explorer is not there, then right click on Policies in the left pane and click on New -> Key and type Explorer and press Enter. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer 5. To Disable the Preview Pane A) In the right pane of Explorer, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot below) B) Type NoReadingPane and press Enter. C) Right click on NoReadingPane and click on Modify. D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below) 6. To Enable the Preview Pane A) In the right pane, right click on NoReadingPane and click on Delete. (See screenshot below step 5C) B) Click on Yes to confirm delete. C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer D) In the right pane, repeat steps 6A and 6B if NoReadingPane is there to. 7. Close regedit. 8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. That's it, Shawn How to Turn the Navigation Pane On or Off in Vista How to Change the Open Folder Icon in Vista How to Open and Change Folder Options in Vista How to Enable or Disable the Menu Bar in Vista How to Turn the Preview Pane On or Off in Vista
How to Change the Date and Time in Vista This will show you how to set or change the date and time for the system clock in Vista. Through Change date and time settings 1. Click on the clock on the taskbar. (See screenshot below) 2. Click on Change date and time settings. (See screenshot below) 3. Go to step 3 in OPTION TWO below. Through Adjust Date/Time 1. Right click on the clock on the taskbar. (See screenshot below) 2. Click on Adjust Date/Time. (See screenshot below) 3. Click on the Change date and time button. (See screenshot below) NOTE: Check the Remind me one week before this change occurs box to be reminded of the Daylight Savings time change with a notification pop-up when it happens. 4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 5. Change the date and time to the correct settings. (See sceenshot below step 6) NOTE: Click on the correct date, and either type in the time or click on the time and use the arrows to adjust it. 6. Click on OK to apply the changes. 7. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 4) That's it, Shawn How to Change the Internet Time Synchronization Update Interval in Windows How to Use Internet Time Synchronization in Windows How to See the Date and Time on the Taskbar in Vista How to Set the Clock to Military 24 Hour Time in Vista How to Add Additional Time Zone Clocks in Vista How to Change the Time Zone in Vista How to Enable or Disable the Vista Taskbar Context Menus How to Change the Date Format in Vista How to Allow or Prevent Specific Users and Groups from Changing the Date and Time
How to Backup Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 If you encrypt data (files and folders) on your computer, then you need a way to recover that data in case something happens to the encryption key. If your encryption key is lost or damaged and you don't have a way to recover your data, the data is lost. To make sure you can always access your encrypted data, you should back up your encryption certificate and key. The Encrypt feature is only available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions.Be sure to store the backup (Exported) copy of your EFS certificate in a safe place. You will need it if you have to restore the EFS cetificate to be able to decrypt your encrypted files.If you lost the EFS certificate backup, or did not create one, then you can use the 30 day free trial program Advanced EFS Data Recovery to decrypt the files. Here's How: 1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type certmgr.msc,and press Enter. 2. In the left pane, double click/tap on the Personal folder to expand it, and click/tap on Certificates. (See screenshot below step 4) 3. In the right pane, right click the certificate that lists Encrypting File System under Intended Purposes. NOTE: If there is more than one EFS certificate, you should back up all of them. 4. Click/tap on All Tasks and Export. 5. Click/tap on Next in the Export Wizard Welcome. (See screenshot below) 6. Select (dot) Yes, export the private key, and click/tap Next. (See screenshot below) 7. Select (dot) Personal Information Exchange, and click/tap Next. (See screeshot below) 8. Type a password you want to use, confirm it, and click/tap on Next. (See screenshot below) NOTE: Be sure to store this password in a safe location. You will not be able to import the EFS Certificate back to Vista without it. 9. Enter a name for the file and the location (include the whole path) or click/tap Browse and navigate to the location, then enter the file name. (See screenshots below) 10. Click/tap on Next. NOTE: If you clicked Browse instead, then click Save and then Next. 11. Click/tap on Finish. (See screenshot below) 12. Click/tap OK. (See screenshot below) That's it, Shawn How to Restore Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 How to Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 How to Create a Encrypting File System Manager Shortcut How to Find and See a List of All Encrypted Files on All Local Hard Drives
How to Change the Display Language in Vista The display language is the language that Vista uses in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help and Support topics, and other items in the user interface. This will show you how to install or uninstall a language pack, and how to change the display language for only the Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions.This must be done while logged on to a administrator account EXAMPLE: BEFORE and AFTER Display Language Change Install or Uninstall a Language Pack in Windows Update OPTION ONE: How to Install the Language Pack(s) NOTE: You must have a language pack installed to be able to change the display language in STEP TWO below. 1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View). 2. Click on Windows Update. 3. Click on Check for updates in the upper right corner. (See screenshot below) NOTE: This may take a moment to finish. 4. Click on View available updates. 5. Check the language pack(s) you want for your display language and click Install. (See screenshot below) NOTE: Example, the Spanish Language Pack. 6. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 7. You will now see this as the language pack(s) is downloading and installing. (See screenshots below) NOTE: This will take some time to finish depending on how many language packs you selected. This example took around 20 minutes. 8. When finished you will see this screenshot below. 9. Close Windows Update. OPTION TWO: How to Uninstall the Language Pack(s) 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) 2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon. 3. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab. (See screenshot below step 5) 4. Click on the Install/uninstall languages button. 5. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 6. Click on Remove languages. (See screenshot below) 7. Check the language pack(s) you want to uninstall and click on Next. (See screenshot below) 8. Click on Remove to confirm uninstalling the language pack. (See screenshot below) 9. You will now see this screenshot below. NOTE: This will take a bit to finish. 10. When finished, click on Restart now. (See screenshot below) NOTE: It will take a little bit to finish restarting as Vista is Configuring updates. How to Change the Display Language 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) 2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon. 3. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab. (See screenshot below step 5) 4. Click on the Choose a display language drop down arrow and select a display language. 5. Click on OK. 6. Click on Log off now. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You will be taken to the logon screen. 7. Log back on to this same user account. NOTE: The display language is now changed. 8. You will now notice the Language Bar on the taskbar. (See screenshot below) NOTE: This is for the Keyboard Input Language. That's it, Shawn How to Change the Keyboard Input Language in Vista How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Vista
How to Shutdown Vista from the Keyboard This is to Shutdown, Restart, Switch User, Log Off, Sleep, or Lock Vista from the keyboard or mouse. This can be helpful if your mouse has stopped working or you just want to use a quick keyboard shortcut.You can Lock the computer by pressing the Windows Key + L keys. Through the Start Menu NOTE: This is for the shutdown options for Vista. 1. Click on the Start button or press the Windows key. 2. Click on the arrow button or use your arrow keys to move over to the shutdown options. (See screenshot below) 3. Click on a shutdown option or press Enter to run the selected option. Through the Alt + F4 Keyboard Shortcut NOTE: This will also close any active open window when pressed. If you no longer have a working mouse or would prefer to use the keyboard, then press Alt + F4 until you get to the desktop. 1. Minimize or close any active open window(s) and go to the Desktop. 2. Press Alt + F4. 3. Click on the drop down arrow to select the option you want or use the Tab key and the Up and Down arrow keys to. (See screenshots below) 4. Click on OK or press Enter to run the selected option. NOTE: The shutdown option this window opens with by default can be changed to either Shutdown or Sleep. For how, see: How to Change Power Button settings for the Start Menu and Case in Vista If you see the screenshot below instead when you press Alt + F4, then see: How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista That's it, Shawn How to Create a Hibernate Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Log Off Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Lock Computer Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Shutdown Computer Shortcut in Vista How to Disable or Enable Fast User Switching in Vista How to Create a Restart Computer Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Abort Shortcut in Vista How to Restart Explorer in Vista How to Change Power Button settings for the Start Menu and Case in Vista How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista How to Add or Remove Log Off from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete Screen in Vista How to Log Off a Local User in Vista How to Create a Switch User Desktop Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Sleep Shortcut on the Desktop in Vista Enable or Disable Detailed Logon, Logoff, and Shutdown Status Messages in Vista How to Allow or Prevent Users and Groups to Shut Down the Computer How to See the Last Shutdown Time of Your Windows PC
How to Use the Resource Monitor in Vista The Resource Monitor allows you to see and monitor the real-time usage of CPU, Disk, Network, and Memory on your local computer. This can be helpful to determine where bottlenecks (slowdowns) are occurring and what is responsible for it. This gives you a lot more resource usage information than Task Manager.For more information and help with the Resource Monitor, click on a item under the Learn More drop down menu in Resource Monitor, or click on Help and Resource Monitor Help on the menu bar in Resource Monitor. Here's How: 1. Open the Start Menu. A) In the white line (Start Search) area, type perfmon /res and press Enter. B) Go to step 3. OR 2. Open Task Manager. NOTE: Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, or right click on the Taskbar and click on Task Manager. A) Click on the Performance tab and click the Resource Monitor button. (See screenshot below) 3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 4. To Start or Stop the Real-Time Monitoring - A) Click on Monitor on the menu bar and click on Start or Stop. (See screenshots below) NOTE: These are the CPU, Disk, Network, and Memory graph monitors at the top. These are started by default. 5. To See the CPU Usage - A) Click on the CPU graph monitor or on the CPU gray bar. (See screenshot below) 6. To See the Disk Input/Output - A) Click on the Disk graph monitor or on the Disk gray bar. (See screenshot below) 7. To See the Network Throughput - A) Click on the Network graph monitor or on the Network gray bar. (See screenshot below) 8. To See the Memory Usage - A) Click on the Memory graph monitor or on the Memory gray bar. (See screenshot below) That's it, Shawn How to Generate a System Health Report in Vista How to Start the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Vista How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker How to Use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Vista How to Troubleshoot the Computer with Reliability Monitor in Vista How to Open and Close a Application and Process in Vista Task Manager
How to Enable BitLocker without a Compatible TPM Note: This will only work for Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate. 1. Press Windows-key + R. 2. Type 'gpedit.msc' (without the quotes). 3. Now, navigate to 1. Computer Configuration 2. Administrative Templates 3. Windows Components 4. BitLocker Drive Encryption 5. On the right side, double-click "Control Panel Setup: Enable advanced startup options". 4. This will give you the following window. Enable the features as you can see: 5. Press 'OK'. Now you can follow the BitLocker setup in Control Panel. Have a nice day! :)
How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista Security Center alerts you when your security software is out of date, turned off, or when your security settings should be strengthened. Security Center monitors the following: Firewall, Automatic updating, Antivirus, Antispyware (EX: Windows Defender), Internet security settings, and UAC (User Account Control).To enable or disable a specific Security Center Alert Warning Notification for a type of security programs, see: How to Disable or Enable a Specific Security Center Alert Notification in Vista instead. EXAMPLE: Security Center Alert Warning Notification Here's How: 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) 2. Click on the Security Center icon. NOTE: If Security Center is turned off (disabled), then see: How to Disable or Enable the Security Center in Vista to enable it again so you can perform the steps below. 3. Click on the Change the way Security Center alerts me option. (See screenshot below) 4. To Disable All Security Center Notifications Completely A) Click on Don't notify me and don't diplay the icon (not recommended). (See screenshot below step 6) B) Go to step 7. 5. To Partially Disable Security Center Notifications NOTE: You will only be notified with the Security Center icon on the notification area system tray. A) Click on Don't notify me, but display the icon. (See screenshot below step 6) B) Go to step 7. 6. To Enable Security Center Notifications A) Click on Yes, notify me and display the icon (recommended). (See screenshot below) 7. Close Security Center. That's it, Shawn How to Disable or Enable the Security Center in Vista How to Change Windows Defender Notification Options How to Turn UAC On or Off in Vista How to Disable or Enable Low Disk Space Warning in Vista How to Turn Pop-up Descriptions On or Off in Vista How to Change How Long a Notification Dialog Box Will Stay Open in Vista How to Turn DEP On or Off for a Program How to Enable or Disable DEP in Vista How to Restore or Remove the Security Tab in Vista How to Enable or Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Vista How to Enable or Disable Windows Update Start Menu Power Button Alert in Vista How to Disable or Enable a Specific Security Center Alert Notification in Vista How to Fix the Vista Security Center Reporting Incorrect Information
How to Add or Remove Log Off from the Start Menu in Vista This will show you how to add or remove Log Off from the Normal Start Menu and the Classic Start Menu for all user accounts on the computer. EXAMPLE: Before and After Normal Start Menu EXAMPLE: Before and After Classic Start Menu Through the Local Group Policy Editor 1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied. For the Normal Start Menu 2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below step 3) 3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Logoff on the Start Menu and click on Properties. (See screenshot below) 4. To Add Normal Start Menu Log Off A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5) B) Go to step 10. 5. To Remove Normal Start Menu Log Off A) Dot Enabled and click on OK. B) Go to step 10. For the Classic Start Menu 8. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below step 7) 9. In the right pane, right click on Add Logoff to the Start Menu and click on Properties. 10. To Remove Classic Start Menu Log Off A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 9) 11. To Add Classic Start Menu Log Off A) Dot Enabled and click on OK. 12. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done. Using a REG File Download 1. To Add Log Off to the Normal Start Menu A) Click on the download button below to download the Add_StartMenu_LogOff.reg file. B) Go to step 5. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/add_startmenu_logoff-reg.1714/ 2. To Remove Log Off from the Normal Start Menu A) Click on the download button below to download the Remove_StartMenu_LogOff.reg file. B) Go to step 5. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/remove_startmenu_logoff-reg.1724/ 3. To Add Log Off to the Classic Start Menu A) Click on the download button below to download the Add_Classic_LogOff.reg file. B) Go to step 5. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/add_classic_logoff-reg.2326/ 4. To Remove Log Off from the Classic Start Menu A) Click on the download button below to download the Remove_Classic_LogOff.reg file. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/remove_classic_logoff-reg.2327/ 5. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop. 6. Right click the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge. 7. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted. 8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. 9. When done, you can delete the .reg file (On Desktop). Manually in Registry Editor 1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit and press Enter. 2. If prompted by UAC, then click on the Continue. 3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 4C) NOTE: If you do not have Explorer, then right click on Polices and click on New and Key, then type Explorer and press Enter. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer OPTION ONE: 4. To Remove Log Off from the Normal Start Menu A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot below) B) Type StartMenuLogOff and press Enter. C) Right click on StartMenuLogOff and click on Modify. (See screenshot below) D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below) 5. To Add Log Off to the Normal Start Menu A) In the right pane, right click on StartMenuLogOff and click Delete. (See screenshot below step 4C) B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion. C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer D) In the right pane, repeat steps 5A and 5B if StartMenuLogOff is there to. 6. Close regedit. 7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. OPTION TWO: 8. To Add Log Off to the Classic Start Menu NOTE: Repeat steps 1 to 3 above in OPTION ONE. A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot below) B) Type ForceStartMenuLogOff and press Enter. C) Right click on ForceStartMenuLogOff and click on Modify. (See screenshot below) D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below) 9. To Remove Log Off from the Classic Start Menu A) In the right pane, right click on ForceStartmenuLogOff and click Delete. (See screenshot below step 9C) B) Click on Yes to confirm the delete. C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer D) In the right pane, repeat steps 9A and 9B if ForceStartMenuLogOff is there to. 11. Close regedit. 12. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. That's it, Shawn How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista How to Add or Remove Switch User from the Start Menu in Vista How to Create a Log Off Shortcut in Vista How to Shutdown, Restart, Switch User, Log Off, Sleep, or Lock Vista from the Keyboard How to Add or Remove Log Off from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete Screen in Vista How to Add or Remove Lock and Switch User from the Start Menu in Vista How to Log Off a Local User in Vista
How to Disable or Enable NTFS Compression in Vista and Windows 7 NTFS Compression allows you to save some hard drive space by compressing files and folders to reduce their size. This will show you how to enable or disable the NTFS Compression option to compress or decompresss a file or folder for all user accounts in Vista and Windows 7. If you disable compression, no user account will be able to compress a folder or file until it is enabled again. This is not the same as the built-in Zipped Compression used for creating ZIP files in Vista and Windows 7. EXAMPLE: NTFS Compression Disabled Using a REG File Download 1. To Disable NTFS Compression A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Disable_NTFS_Compression.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/disable_ntfs_compression-reg.1510/ B) Go to step 3. 2. To Enable NTFS Compression NOTE: This is the default setting. A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Enable_NTFS_Compression.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/enable_ntfs_compression-reg.1511/ 3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop. 4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge. 5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and OK when prompted. 7. Restart the computer to apply the changes. 7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. Manually in Registry Editor 1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter. 2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7). 3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below step 4) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem 4. In the right pane, right click on NtfsDisableCompression and click on Modify. 5. To Disable NTFS Compression A) Type 1 and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 6) B) Go to step 8. 6. To Enable NTFS Compression NOTE: This is the default setting. A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK. 7. Close regedit. 8. Restart the computer to apply the changes. That's it, Shawn How to Disable or Enable Encryption in Vista How to Compress and Decompress a Folder or File with NTFS Compression in Vista How to Add NTFS "Compress" and "Decompress" to File and Folder Context Menu in Windows 7
Repair Vista Options - Preferred Sequence When things start going wrong on your computer you need to find a way to get back on track. This tutorial shows you how to start repairing Vista, stepwise, from simple diagnosis and repair modules to a Clean Install with its more serious consequences.If you have SP1 installed, then you will need a slipstream or normal Vista SP1 installation DVD to do any repairs calling for the use of the Vista installation DVD. If you have SP2 installed, you'll likewise need a Vista SP2 DVD.It's a good idea to Backup Files & Folders before you do any repair work on Vista in case anything unexpected happens. Once your repair is completed, you can Restore Backup Files & Folders if needed. How to Backup Files with Optional Automatic Backups in Vista How to Restore Backup Files in Vista 1. Virus/Malware Scan. Viruses and malware (adware, spyware) can easily find their way onto your computer without you knowing it and degrade your OS. If your computer is slowing down or malfunctioning, it could be a result of these bad actors. Do a virus/malware scan to eliminate this as a possible cause of your problems. Links to free programs for this that work well with Vista are provided below. Avast Antivirus/Antimalware Download AVG Antivirus Download AVG Antispyware Download 2. Disk Cleanup Scan. Every time you run your computer a number of files are left in Temporary Files and other locations. Over time this clutter builds up and can slow down your computer and prevent normal functioning of programs. Run a Disk Cleanup scan to remove unnecessary file clutter. How to Run Disk Cleanup 3. Disk Defragmenter. Files are laid down on the hard disk in a sporadic pattern such that fragments of each file are scattered over the disk. Each time your computer reads a file, it must jump around the hard disk to read all the fragments. This exercise takes up time and slows file processing, degrading computer performance. Run Disk Defragmenter to put together file fragments and improve performance. How to Run Disk Defragmenter 4. Specific Applications/Devices Not Working (Device Drivers). Try updating and/or reinstalling your drivers/applications for the application or device not working properly. Go to Control Panel, select Device Manager, then select the device, right-click and select Update Driver Software. You may need to go to the website where you bought your computer (i.e. Dell) or to the specific application vendor for an updated driver. If you end up doing a Vista Upgrade Repair Reinstall, you may have to reinstall some of your drivers as well. You can also use a device driver/application update service to help you do this. Version Tracker Pro Download 5. Run CheckDisk Error Checking. This will fix many common errors on your system. If CheckDisk will not run you likely have a corrupt chkdsk.exe file (which runs Error Checking) or autochk.exe file (which calls on the chkdsk file to run). SFC (below) will identify corrupt system files, and if SFC is unable to repair them, proceed to Access System Files From Your Vista Install DVD (below) to copy good files from the DVD to your OS to replace the corrupt files. How to Use Check Disk in Vista 6. Do A System Restore. Restore from a date before you started having problems. How to Do a System Restore in Vista 7. Do A Vista Complete PC Restore. If you have made a Complete PC Backup on a date before you started having problems, do a Complete PC Restore. How to Restore the Complete Computer from a Complete Backup and Restore Image in Vista 8. Run Vista DVD Startup Repair. Startup Repair can repair lots of things, not just startup. How to Do a Startup Repair in Vista 9. Run System File Check. This can repair many corrupted system files. It will also identify in the log file CBS.log (C:\Windows\Log\CBS\CBS.log) any corrupt files it could not repair. You can replace corrupt system files identified by SFC with good files from your Vista Install DVD (see below). How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker 10. Access System Files From Your Vista Install DVD. If SFC identified corrupt system files that it could not repair, access good files from your Vista DVD and copy them to your OS to replace the corrupt files. Access Vista Install DVD Files 11. Do a Vista Upgrade Repair Reinstall. This gives you a new OS without disturbing settings, files, folders, other programs, applications, devices, etc. How to Perform a Repair Installation for Vista 12. Do a Clean Install. As a last resort, do a Clean Install of Vista. This will reformat your hard drive and lay down a nice, clean Windows Vista so you can start over from the beginning. Be sure to Backup your Non-OS files and folders to another hard drive or other media so you can restore them to your C drive after the Clean Install. You will also have to reinstall your other programs, applications and devices. How to Do a Clean Install of Vista From a Upgrade Version 13. Contact Free Microsoft Technical Support. If all the above fails to solve your problem or if none of this applies, you can contact MS Tech Support via their email page, or go on the MS Discussions and ask for help from the community. Free Microsoft Technical Support Email Form MS Community Discussions-Vista General
How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt to the Context Menu in Vista This will add Encrypt and Decrypt to the context menu (right click). It will allow you to encrypt or decrypt a file or folder by simply right clicking the item and selecting Encrypt or Decrypt. You will no longer have to go through the Advanced Properties of the file or folder to do it. The Encrypt feature is only available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions.If the file or folder is not already encrypted, you will see Encrypt when you right click on the file or folder. If the file or folder is already encrypted, then you will see Decrypt when you right click on the file or folder.If you add encrypted files to a compressed (zipped) folder, the files will be unencrypted (decrypted) when extracted, which might result in unintentional disclosure of personal or sensitive information. For that reason, you should avoid compressing encrypted files. If you create a shortcut from the encrypted file, it will not be encrypted until you do it. EXAMPLE: Context Menu after Adding Encrypt and Decrypt NOTE: Only one will appear in the context menu at a time depending on if the file or folder is encrypted or not. Using a REG File Download 1. To Add Encrypt and Decrypt A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Add_Encrypt-Decrypt.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/add_encrypt-decrypt-reg.1443/ B) Go to step 3. 2. To Remove Encrypt and Decrypt A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Remove_Encrypt-Decrypt.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/remove_encrypt-decrypt-reg.1444/ 3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop. 4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge. 5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted. 6. You can now delete the .reg file (on Desktop) if you want to. Manually in Registry Editor 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter. 3. Click on Continue button in the UAC prompt. 4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced 5. In the right pane, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. 6. Type EncryptionContextMenu and press Enter. (See screenshot below) 7. Right click EncryptionContextMenu and click on Modify. 8. To Add Encrypt and Decrypt A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below) B) Go to step 10. 9. To Remove Encrypt and Decrypt A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK. 10. Close regedit. That's it, Shawn How to Expand the Context (Shortcuts) Menu in Vista How to Customize the Context Menu for the Start Menu in Vista How to Customize the Send To Context Menu in Vista How to Customize the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista How to Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File in Vista How to Add and Remove a New Menu Item in Vista How to Add Take Ownership to the Context Menu in Vista How to Restore the Search Context Menu Item after Installing the Vista SP1 How to Add Flip 3D to the Context Menu in Vista How to Restore or Remove New from the Context Menu in Vista How to Enable or Disable the Context Menu in Vista How to Remove or Show Drives in the Vista and Windows 7 "Send To" Context Menu How to Add View and Print File Directory to the Context Menu in Vista How to Add or Remove Copy as Path from the Vista Context Menu How to Add or Remove Send To from the Vista Context Menu How to Add or Remove Turn Aero On or Off from the Vista Context Menu How to Add System Properties to Computer Context Menu in Vista How to Restore or Remove "Restore Previous Versions" from the Vista Context Menu How to Add Empty Folder and Subfolders to the Vista Context Menu How to Create a Encrypting File System Manager Shortcut How to Find and See a List of All Encrypted Files on All Local Hard Drives
How to Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Encrypting folders and files on your local internal hard drives is a way to protect them from unwanted access. Encrypting File System (EFS) is a feature of Windows that allows you to store information on your hard disk in an encrypted format. Encryption is the strongest protection that Windows provides to help you keep your information secure. This feature is only available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Windows 8 Pro and Enterpise editions. Encryption is based on your username. So if you encrypt a file or folder and you try to open the file, the file is automatically decrypted. If you try to open the encrypted file or folder while logged in with another username, then the file or folder remains encrypted and will not open. There is no password to open the files, only your username credentials are used as password. This will prevent other user accounts from being able to open the encrypted file or folder. Even another Administrator account. If you create a shortcut from the encrypted file, it will not be encrypted by default. The shortcut will still not be able to be read by any other user account or computer since it is linked to a encrypted file.If you add a encrypted file to a compressed (zipped) folder, the file will be unencrypted (decrypted) when extracted from the ZIP file. This might result in unintentional disclosure of personal or sensitive information.If you lost your EFS certificate or did not make a backup (step 10 below), then you can use the 30 day free trial program Advanced EFS Data Recovery to decrypt the files. EXAMPLE: Folder Not Encrypted (Decrypted) and Folder Encrypted NOTE: Notice that the text is now green to show it is encrypted. Here's How: 1. Right click on the folder or file you want to encrypt or decrypt, and click on Properties. NOTE: You will not be able to encrypt a folder or file on a USB drive. 2. Under the General tab, click on the Advanced button. (See screenshot below) 3. To Encrypt a File or Folder A) Check the Encrypt contents to secure data box and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 4) NOTE: You will only be able to choose to Encrypt or Compress contents, not both at the same time. If Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out, then see this link to enable it:How to Disable or Enable Encryption in Vista. B) Go to step 5. 4. To Decrypt a File or Folder A) Uncheck the Encrypt contents to secure data box and click on OK. 5. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 2) 6. For a Folder NOTE: If the folder is empty, then you will not see the screenshot below. The folder will still be encrypted though, and any file you move into it will become encrypted automatically also. A) Select (dot) if you want to Apply changes to this folder only, or Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files. (See sceenshot below) B) Click on OK. NOTE: It may take a second to encrypt or decrypt the folder and close Properties. C) Go to step 9. 7. For a File A) Select (dot) if you want to Encrypt the file only, or Encrypt the file and it's parent folder. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You will not see this if the folder this file is in is already encrypted. It is always best to have the folder the file is in encrypted to for better protection. B) Leave the Always encrypt only the file box unchecked to always have these options. C) Click on OK. NOTE: It may take a second to encrypt or decrypt the file and close Properties. D) Once a file is encrypted, the Details button will now be active. (See screenshot below step 4) NOTE: For more about the Details option see step 8 below. E) Go to step 9. 8. To Change User Access for an Encrypted File A) Do steps 1 and 2 again. B) Click on the Details button. (See screenshot below step 4) C) Click on the User you want to change access with to select it. (See screenshot below table) D) Select the option (see table below) you want to do. Option Description Add This will allow you to add a user account's name that can have access to this encrypted file. Remove This will allow you to remove a user account's name to prevent having access to this encrypted file. Back up keys Takes you to step 6 here: How to Backup the Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in Vista 9. The first time you encrypt a folder or file, you will get a notification. (See screenshot below step 10) NOTE: You will not see this again after the first time you encrypt. 10. Click in the notification message or on the notification icon in the notification area on the taskbar. 11. Choose which option you want to do. (See screeshot below) WARNING: You should back up your encryption certificate. If your certificate and key are lost or damaged, and you do not have a backup, then you will not be able to have access and use the files that you have encrypted. 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How to Restore the Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 This will show you how to restore the Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate by importing the backup EFS Certificate you made. The EFS certificate is used to encrypt or decrypt a file or folder in Windows. You can lose access to encrypted files if you install a new operating system, upgrade your current one, or if your current operating system fails. The Encrypt feature is only available in the Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions. You must have a backup of the Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in order to be able to restore it. It would be best to save this backup file to your computer before proceeding. If you lost the EFS certificate backup, or do not have one, then you could see if the 30 day free trial of the Advanced EFS Data Recovery program may be able to decrypt the files. Here's How: 1. Do one of the following: A) To recover encrypted files stored on an external hard disk, connect the hard disk to the new computer. B) If your operating system fails and you need to recover encrypted files that are stored on a different partition from your failed operating system, move the encrypted files to a computer that is working, or install a functional operating system on the current computer. 2. Insert the removable media that your certificate and key are saved on. 3. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type certmgr.msc, and press Enter. 4. In the left pane, right click on the Personal folder. (See screenshot below) 5. Click/tap on All Tasks and Import. 6. Click/tap on Next in the Import Wizard Welcome. (See screenshot below) 7. Type the location of the file that contains the certificate, or click/tap Browse and navigate to the file's location, then click on Next. (See screenshots below) NOTE: If you have navigated to the right location but don't see the certificate you are importing, then in the list next to the File name box, click on Personal Information Exchange. 8. Type the password given to the backup when it was created, and click/tap on Next. (See screenshot below) 9. Dot Place all certificates in the following store, confirm that the Personal store is indicated, and click/tap on Next. (See screenshot below) 10. Click/tap on Finish. (See screenshot below) 11. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below) 12. Certmgr should now look something like this. (See screenshot below) That's it, Shawn How to Backup Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 How to Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 How to Create a Encrypting File System Manager Shortcut How to Find and See a List of All Encrypted Files on All Local Hard Drives
How to Control What Games Can be Played in Windows Vista Parental Controls This will show you how to use Parental Controls to control access to games, choose an age rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block unrated or specific games for a Standard user account.Parental Controls is only availble to the Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate editions. Parental Controls can only be applied to Standard user accounts. If your computer is connected to a domain, Parental Controls is not available.If your game did not include itself in the Games Explorer window, then you will need to block it as a specific program instead. Here's How: 1. Setup and turn on Parental Controls. 2. Click on the Games link. (See screenshot below) 3. Choose to allow Games or not for this Standard user account. (See screenshot below) 4. To Allow or Block Games by Their ESRB Rating and Content Type A) Click on the Set game ratings link. (See screenshot above) B) Select whether you want to allow games with no ESRB rating to be allowed, then select which ratings will be allowed. (See screenshot below) C) Select what types of content should be blocked. D) Click on OK. 5. To Allow or Block Specific Games A) Click on Block or Allow specific games. (See screenshot below step 3) B) Choose the control option for each game. (See screenshot below) C) Click on OK. 6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3) That's it, Shawn How to Allow and Block Specific Programs in Windows Vista Parental Controls How to Setup Windows Vista Time Limits in Parental Controls How to Setup a Windows Vista Web Filter in Parental Controls How to Use Hard Disk Drive Space Quota in Vista
How to Setup a Windows Vista Web Filter in Parental Controls This will show you how to use Parental Controls to restrict websites, make sure children only visit age appropriate websites, indicate whether you want to allow file downloads, and set up what content you want the content filters to block and allow. You can also block or allow specific websites.Parental Controls is only availble to the Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate editions. Parental Controls can only be applied to Standard user accounts. If your computer is connected to a domain, Parental Controls is not available. Here's How: 1. Setup and turn on Parental Controls. 2. Click on Windows Vista Web Filter. (See screenshot below) 3. Select (dot) Block some websites or content to turn the web filter on. (See screenshot below step 6) 4. To Block Web Content Automatically - A) Dot the restriction level you want. (See screenshot below step 6) NOTE: You can still block or allow specific websites. 5. To Block File Downloads - A) Check the Block file downloads box. (See screenshot below step 6) 6. To Allow or Block Specific Website - A) Click on the Edit the Allow and block list link. (See screenshot below) NOTE: To block all websites except the ones you allow in step 6B, check the Only allow websites which are on the allow list box. B) Type in a website and click Allow or Block. (See screenshow below) NOTE: To block all websites except the ones you allow, check the Only allow websites which are on the allow list box. C) Click on OK when done editing the website list. 7. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 2) That's it, Shawn How to Control What Games Can be Played in Windows Vista Parental Controls How to Setup Windows Vista Time Limits in Parental Controls How to Allow and Block Specific Programs in Windows Vista Parental Controls How to Use Hard Disk Drive Space Quota in Vista How to Enable or Disable InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 How to Allow or Block Unrated Websites with Internet Explorer Content Advisor How to Allow or Block Specific Websites in Internet Explorer Content Advisor
How to View the Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files and Settings in Vista When you view a webpage, Internet Explorer saves a temporary copy of that page so that the page can be displayed more quickly if you open it again later. This will show you how to view the Temporary Internet Files and how to change the settings for it.The Temporary Internet Files folder is at this is a hidden protected operating system file location. C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files Here's How: 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) A) Click on the Internet Options icon. B) Go to step 3. OR 2. Open Internet Explorer - IE . A) Click on the Tools menu and on Internet Options. 3. Under the Browsing History section, click on the Settings button. (See screenshot below) 4. Make any changes to the settings here. (See screenshot below) 5. To Move the Temporary Internet Files Folder Location A) Click the Move folder button. (See screenshot below step 4) B) Navigate to where you want the new temporary internet files folder to be and click on OK. (See screenshot below) 6. To View the Downloaded Program Files A) Click on the View objects button. (See screenshot below step 4) 7. To View the Temporary Internet Files A) Click on the View files button. (See screenshot below step 4) 8. Click on OK to apply any changes. That's it, Shawn How to Put the Menu Bar on Top in Internet Explorer How to Add or Remove the Internet Explorer Search Box in Vista How to Change the Internet Explorer Search Box Settings in Vista How to Delete the Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista How to Create or Remove a Custom Title Bar in Internet Explorer How to Use Tabbed Browsing in Internet Explorer in Vista How to Change the Maximum Download Sessions in Internet Explorer for Vista How to Add a Fully Functional Internet Explorer Shortcut Icon to the Desktop in Vista How to Allow or Block Cookies in Internet Explorer in Vista How to Fix a Crashing Internet Explorer in Vista How to Create Shortcuts to Delete Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista How to Turn On or Off and Use Internet Explorer Pop-up Blocker in Vista How to Import and Export Favorites in Internet Explorer How to Remove or Restore the Vista Internet Explorer Command Bar How to Reset the Favorites Favicon Icons in Vista
How to Delete the Browsing History of IE7 and IE8 As you browse the web, Internet Explorer stores information about the websites you visit and information that you're frequently asked to provide. For example: Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, Website History, Passwords, and Web Form Information. This will show you how to delete this browsing history. For more information, see: Windows Help and How-to: Delete Webpage History Usually, it's helpful to have this information stored on your computer because it can improve web browsing speed or automatically provide information so you don't have to type it in over and over. You might want to delete that information if you're cleaning up your computer or are using a public computer and do not want any of your personal information to be left behind. If you would like to create shortcuts for these, see: How to Create Shortcuts to Delete Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista CCleaner is a free program that is great at keeping the temporary files cleaned up. The Manual Way 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) A) Click on the Internet Options icon. B) Go to step 3. OR 2. Open Internet Explorer. A) Click on the Tools menu item and click on Internet Options. 3. Under the Browsing History section, click on the Delete button. (See screenshot below) 4. Click on the Delete button in IE7, or check in IE8, the option you want to delete the history for. (See screenshot below) NOTE: Click the Delete all button to delete all of IE7's browsing history. Deleting all cookies might cause some webpages to work incorrectly. (for example, they will no longer have records of your user name or preferences) A) Click on Yes for the confirmation prompt. 5. Click on Close when done. (See screenshot from step 3 above) The Automatic Way NOTE: This will empty only the Temporary Internet Files folder when you close Internet Explorer. 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) A) Click on the Internet Options icon. B) Go to step 3. OR 2. Open Internet Explorer. A) Click on the Tools menu item and click on Internet Options. 3. Click on the Advanced tab. (See screenshot below step 5) 4. Check the Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed box. NOTE: To undo this, just uncheck the box. 5. Click on OK. That's it, Shawn How to Delete the Browsing History of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) How to View the Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files and Settings in Vista How to Allow or Block Cookies in Internet Explorer in Vista How to Clear Vista Temporary Files in the Temp Folder How to Fix a Crashing Internet Explorer in Vista How to Create Shortcuts to Delete Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista How to Enable or Disable Clear Virtual Memory Paging File at Shutdown in Vista How to Remove or Restore the Vista Internet Explorer Command Bar How to Reset the Favorites Favicon Icons in Vista How to Reopen the Last Browsing Session in Vista Internet Explorer How to Enable or Disable InPrivate Filtering Data in Internet Explorer 8 How to Set Internet Explorer to "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" How to Set IE8 and IE9 to "Delete browsing history on exit" How to Browse the "Temporary Internet Files" of Internet Explorer How to Change Disk Space to be Used by Internet Explorer "Temporary Internet Files"
How to Add or Delete an Exception in Windows Firewall in Vista An Exception is an instruction that tells Windows Firewall to open a port briefly, allow a program or service to pass a specific piece of information through, and then close the port. These instructions are called "exceptions" because normally the firewall blocks all unsolicited attempts to send information. For more information, see: Windows Help and How-to: Firewall Exceptions It is generally safer to create a program exception than to open a port. If you open a port, it stays open until you close it, whether or not a program is using it. If you create an exception, the "door" is open only when needed for a particular communication.Only create an exception or open a port when you really need to, and remove exceptions or close ports that you no longer need. Never create an exception or open a port for a program that you do not recognize. Here's How: 1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View) 2. Click on the Windows Firewall Icon. 3. Click on Allow a program through Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below) 4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 5. You will now see this. (See screenshot below) How to Add a Program to Windows Firewall Exceptions List 6. If the program is listed, then check the program and click on OK. (See screenshot above) 7. If the program is not listed, then click the Add Program button. (See screenshot above) A) Select the program if listed and click on OK and check it. (See screenshots below) B) If the program is not listed here, then click on Browse and navigate to the program's .exe file and select it and click on Open. How to Add a Port to Windows Firewall Exceptions List 8. If the port is listed, then check the port and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5) 9. Click on the Add Port button. (See screenshot from below step 5) A) Type in a description name, port number, and check what protocol to use. (See screenshots below) B) Click the Change Scope button to specify the computer this is for. C) Click on OK. How to Change the Properties of a Program or Port Exception 10. Click on a item to highlight it and click on Properties. (See screenshot from below step 5) 11. You can change the properties of the item and click on OK. (See screenshots below) A) Click the Change Scope button to specify the computer this is for. How to Disable or Delete a Item from Windows Firewall Exceptions List 12. To Disable a Item - Uncheck the item and click on OK. (See screenshot from below step 5) 13. To Delete a Item - Click on the item listed to highlight it, and click the Delete button. (See screenshot from below step 5) A) Click on Yes to delete. (See screenshot below) That's it, Shawn How to Turn Windows Firewall On or Off in Vista How to Use Windows Firewall With Advanced Security in Vista How to Change the Network Location Type in Vista How to Create a Turn Windows Firewall On or Off Shortcut in Vista
How to Use Hard Disk Drive Space Quota in Vista This will show you how to setup a Hard Disk Drive Space Quota to allow you to set maximum space usage limits for user accounts with a warning or deny message when the user reaches the usage limits you set. For more information, see Managing Disk Quotas (Windows). Here's How: 1. Open the Start menu. 2. Click on the Computer button. 3. Right click on the C:\ drive and click on Properties. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You can also put a quota on any hard drive or separate partition you have installed. 4. Click on the Quota tab and click on the Show Quota Settings button. (See screenshots below) 5. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 6. To Enable Quota A) Check Enable quota management. (See screenshot above) B) Set the settings to what you want. C) Click on Apply. D) Click on OK for the Enable confirmation prompt. (See screenshot below) E) Continue to step 8. 7. To Disable Quota A) Uncheck Enable quota management. (See screenshot below step 5) B) Click on OK. C) Click on OK for the Disable confirmation prompt. (See screenshot below) D) Close the window and Stop. Your done. 8. Click the Quota Entries button. (See right screenshot below step 5) NOTE: This will let you see how much the individual accounts are using, and let you set limits on these individual accounts. 9. To Add or Remove a Quota Limit on Individual User Accounts A) Right Click on a user account and click Properties. (See screenshot below) NOTE: The user accounts will be the ones that are computer name/user name under Logon Name. 10. Set the settings to what you want. (See screenshot below step 11) 11. Click on OK. 12. Close the window in the screenshot below step 9 above. 13. Click on OK for both windows in step 5 above. That's it, Shawn How to Setup and Use Parental Controls in Vista How to Disable or Enable Low Disk Space Warning in Vista How to Change a Drive Icon in Vista
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