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How to Create a "Restart Computer" Shortcut in Vista This will show you how to create a shortcut to Restart the computer with an optional time delay and notice before it restarts. The delay can be useful if you need to abort the restart.If you would like to create a keyboard shortcut key for this shortcut also, then see: How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for a Program in Vista To Download the Shortcut NOTE: The downloaded shortcut does not have the time delay with it. See the last section below in the tip box for how to add the time delay to it. 1. Click on the download button below to download the Restart.zip file. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/restart-zip.792/ 2. Click on Save and save it to the Desktop. 3. Right click on the Restart.zip file (On desktop) and click on Open. 4. Click on Allow in the UAC prompt. 5. Extract the Restart shortcut to the desktop. 6. Put the shortcut where you like to use it at. 7. You can now delete the Restart.zip file if you would like to. To Manually Create the Shortcut 1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop. 2. Click on New and Shortcut. 3. Copy and paste this: shutdown.exe -r -t 0 in the location field. (See screenshot below) NOTE: If you want a delay before restart, replace the number 0 above with a number between 0 to 600 in seconds. 0 by itself gives you an immediate restart. EX: If you want restart to wait 15 seconds before restarting, you would type: shutdown.exe -r -t 15 instead. EX: If you want restart to wait 5 minutes before restarting, you would type: shutdow.exe -r -t 300 instead. 4. Click on the Next button. 5. Type Restart for the name. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You can name it anything you would like. 6. Click on the Finish button. 7. Right click on new Restart shortcut (On desktop) and click on Properties. 8. Click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below) 9. Click on OK at the pop-up window. (See screenshot below) 10. Click on the icon highlighted in blue below. (See screenshot below) NOTE: If you have your own icon you would rather use, then just navigate to where you have it saved. Vista needs a 256 bit icon for best viewing results. 11. Click on OK. 12. Click on OK to apply. (See screenshot for step 8) 13. Place or copy the new Restart shortcut to wherever you like it to be. How to Change or Add the Time Delay Until Restart 1. Right click on new Restart shortcut (On desktop) and click on Properties. 2. Under Shortcut tab, click in the Target: area. (See screenshot from below step 8 in the above section) 3. Replace the number behind -t with a number in seconds between 0 to 600. 0 by itself gives you an immediate restart. EX: If you want restart to wait 15 seconds before restarting, you would replace it with: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 15 instead. NOTE: See Target: in screenshot from below step 8 in the above section. EX: If you want restart to wait 5 minutes before restarting, you would replace it with: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 300 instead. 4. Click on OK to apply. 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 Shutdown, Restart, Switch User, Log Off, Sleep, or Lock Vista from the Keyboard How to Create a Shutdown Computer Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Abort Shortcut in Vista How to Restart Explorer in Vista How to Create a Search Desktop Shortcut on Vista How to Create a Switch User Desktop Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Power Options Shortcut in Vista How to Restore the Administrative Tools Shortcuts 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 Create a Shutdown Computer Shortcut in Vista This will show you how to create a shortcut to Shutdown the computer with an optional time delay and notice before it shutdowns. This can be useful if you need to abort the shutdown.When you shut down the operating system, the OnShutdown method is called. However, the OnShutdown method does not change the system state to the Stop state. This behavior causes the service to appear unresponsive. Therefore, the shutdown process is delayed. If you have this problem, see: Microsoft Help and Support: KB943412 Hotfix Be sure to download the correct 32 or 64 bit version.If you would like to create a keyboard shortcut key for this shortcut, then see: How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for a Program in Vista To Download the "Shutdown" Shortcut NOTE: The shortcut in this method does not have the time delay on it. See the yellow TIP box below for how to add the time delay manually. 1. Click on the download button below to download the Shutdown.zip file. https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/shutdown-zip.5987/ 2. Click on Save and save it to the Desktop. 3. Right click on the Shutdown.zip (on desktop) and click on Open. 4. Click Allow for UAC prompt. 5. Extract the Shutdown shortcut to the desktop. 6. Move the shortcut where you like for easy use of it. 7. You can now delete the Shutdown.zip file on the desktop if you like. To Manually Create the "Shutdown" Shortcut 1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop. 2. Click on New and Shortcut. 3. Type shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f into the location field. (See screenshot below) NOTE: If you want a delay and notification before shutdown, replace the number 0 at the end above with a number between 0 to 600 in seconds. 0 by itself gives you an immediate shutdown. EX: If you want shutdown to wait 15 seconds before shutdown, you would type: shutdown.exe -s -t 15 -f instead. EX: If you want shutdown to wait 5 minutes before shutdown, you would type: shutdow.exe -s -t 300 -f instead. 4. Click on the Next button. 5. Type Shutdown for the name. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You can name it anything you would like. 6. Click on the Finish button. 7. Right click on new Shutdown shortcut (On desktop) and click on Properties. 8. Click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below) 9. Click on OK at the pop-up window. (See screenshot below) 10. Click on the icon highlighted in blue below. (See screenshot below step 11) NOTE: If you have your own icon you would rather use, then just navigate to where you have it saved. Vista needs a 256 bit icon for best viewing results. 11. Click on OK. 12. Click on OK to apply. (See screenshot for step 8) 13. Place or copy the new Shutdown shortcut to wherever you like it to be. How to Change or Add a Delay Time Until Shutdown to the Shortcut 1. Right click on new Shutdown shortcut (On desktop) and click Properties. 2. Under Shortcut tab, click in Target: area. (See screenshot from below step 8 in the above section) 3. Replace the number behind -t with a number in seconds between 0 to 600. NOTE: 0 by itself gives you an immediate shutdown. EX: If you want shutdown to wait 15 seconds before shutdown, you would replace it with: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 15 -f instead. NOTE: See Target: in screenshot from below step 8 in the above section. EX: If you want shutdown to wait 5 minutes before shutdown, you would replace it with: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 300 -f instead. 4. Click on OK to apply. 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 Shutdown, Restart, Switch User, Log Off, Sleep, or Lock Vista from the Keyboard How to Create a Restart Computer Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Abort Shortcut in Vista How to Remove or Show the Start Menu Shutdown Options in Vista How to Change Power Button Settings for the Start Menu and Case in Vista How to Create a Search Desktop Shortcut on Vista How to Speed Up Shutdown in Vista How to Create a Switch User Desktop Shortcut in Vista How to Create a Power Options Shortcut in Vista How to Restore the Administrative Tools Shortcuts in Vista How to Create a Sleep Shortcut on the Desktop in Vista How to Remove or Restore the Vista Log On Shutdown Options 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 Change Recycle Bin Maximum Storage Size in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full. This will show you how to change the maximum storage size for the Recycle Bin of a drive to store deleted items to what you want it to be before it starts automatically deleting them permanently.If you set the available storage size to use for the Recycle Bin to low, then the Recycle Bin will start permanently deleting files when new ones are added to it when it runs out of the set storage space. This can cause you to lose files that you may not have meant to delete, and will not be able to restore them. Here's How: 1. Right click or press and hold on the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, and click/tap on Properties. 2. If you have more than one hard drive, then select the hard drive that you wish to change the maximum storage size of it's Recycle Bin. 3. Select (dot) Custom size, type in how many MBs (1024 MB = 1 GB) you want the recycle bin to hold before permanently deleting older deleted items to make room for newer deleted items, and click/type on Apply. (see screenshot below) 4. When finished, click/tap on OK. That's it, Shawn How to Replace Delete in the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista How to Set Recycle Bin to Permanently Delete a Item Immediately in Vista How to Enable or Disable the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Dialog in Vista How to Customize the Recycle Bin Context Menu in Vista How to Fix the Recycle Bin Icon Not Refreshing When Emptied How to Restore and Change a Desktop Icon in Vista How to Restore Previous Versions of a File and Folder in Vista How to Fix a Corrupted Recycle Bin in Vista How to Restore the Recycle Bin back to the Desktop in Vista How to Empty Recycle Bin in Windows 8 and 8.1
 
How to Fix a Program Installation Error in Vista If you are having trouble installing a program in Vista, then this will show you two common methods to possibly resolve the problem when you get the error message below. The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder. If UAC is disabled, then this essentially causes Vista to behave like the Windows XP user model. This will cause a incompatibility issue with the program for Vista causing the program's installation parameters to fail. Use Account Control - UAC 1. Turn UAC back on. (Temporarily) 2. Restart the computer to apply. 3. Install the program. You should succeed this time. 4. Afterwards, you can turn UAC back off if you wanted to. NOTE: I would recommend to leave it on for better security and to help prevent this again. Using Compatibility Mode NOTE: If you do not want to turn UAC back on and restart the computer, then this is the method to use. 1. Right click on the program's installation file and click on Properties. 2. Click on the Compatibility tab. (See screenshot below step 5) 3. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for: 4. Make sure Windows XP (Service Pack 2), or the Windows that the program was written for, is selected. 5. Click on OK. 6. Run the program's installation file. You should succeed this time. That's it, Shawn Install/Uninstall Problems With Vista How to Use Compatibilty Mode in Vista
 
How to See Vista or Windows 7 Boot Information at Startup This will show you how to see the boot information to see what Vista is loading during the boot process. This can be handy if you are having boot up problems.This will replace the green bar in the default Vista boot screen with the boot information instead. Here's How: 1. Open the Start Menu, then type msconfig in the search box and press Enter. 2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7). 3. Click on the Boot tab. (See screenshot below) 4. To See OS Boot Information A) Check OS boot information. (See screenshot below step 7) B) Go to step 6. 5. To Restore Normal OS Boot A) Uncheck OS boot information. (See screenshot below step 6) 6. Check the Make all boot settings permanent box, and click on Apply. 7. Click on Yes at the confirmation window. You will be able to change this back. (See screenshot below) 8. Restart the computer to see the boot information. That's it, Shawn How to See the About Windows Vista and System Information How to See Windows Vista Current License Information How to Display Information About Previous Logons During User Logon in Vista How to See What the System Uptime is in Vista Enable or Disable Detailed Logon, Logoff, and Shutdown Status Messages in Vista
 
How to Troubleshoot the Computer with Reliability Monitor in Vista Reliability Monitor shows you your system stability history at a glance and lets you see details on a day-by-day basis about events that impact reliability. This will show you how to open and use Reliability Monitor. For more detailed information about Reliability Monitor, see also: Microsoft Technet: Use Reliability Monitor Reliability Monitor reports on system stability. Reliability Monitor displays detailed information about application installations, application removals, operating system and application failures, hardware errors, and system clock changes. Reliability Monitor collects 24 hours of data before it calculates the System Stability Index (scales from 0 to 10, 10 is the best score) or generates the System Stability Report.This can be handy if you had a failure of a software (un)install, application, hardware, windows, or some other miscellaneous item and you need details on what, when, and why it failed to be able to fix it. Reliability Monitor will help you narrow down when and what caused the problem. Here's How: 1. Open the Start Menu. 2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type perfmon and press Enter. NOTE: You can also open Performance Monitor in Computer Management in Administrative Tools. 3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue. 4. Click on Reliability Monitor in the left pane. (See screenshot below) 5. Select the item in the chart below for more details on it. (See screen shot below) NOTE: Look at the chart below to see when and what you had failed. This can be helpful if you don't know what caused the failure but know when, or vice versa. 6. You can also click on the black graph line (At top of chart above) on the dot for each day to see details on failures. (See screenshot below on details) NOTE: Notice the information it will give you. It can give you even more details on why it failed for some items. EX: For 5/24/07 (On 1st screenshot above) 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 Use the Resource Monitor in Vista How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista How to Fix a Crashing Internet Explorer in Vista How to Start Vista in Safe Mode How to Boot Up in and Use Advanced Boot Options in Vista How to Do a System Restore in Vista How to Check and Change the Startup Programs in Vista How to Reset the Reliability Monitor in Vista
 
How to Setup Event Viewer in Vista and Windows 7 to Send a Email Notification This will show you how to setup Event Viewer in Vista and Windows 7 to send an email notification whenever a specific log event occurs. This can save you a lot of time and keep you informed of the specific log events you choose instead of manually checking them. You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this. Here's How: 1. Open the Start Menu, then type eventvwr in the search box and press Enter. 2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7). 3. In the left pane of Event Viewer, select and click on the log name (ex: Administrative Events) that you want Event Viewer to send an e-mail notification for. (see screenshot below step 4) 4. In the middle pane of Event Viewer, click on the type of event for that log's name that you want the e-mail for. Click on the Attach Task To This Event... action link in the far right pane of Event Viewer. (see screenshot below) 5. Now fill in the Information, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below) 6. Click on the Next button in the When a Specific Event is Logged window. 7. Dot Send an E-mail, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below) 8. Fill out all the e-mail information for where you want the e-mail to go, andcClick on the Next button. (see screenshot below NOTE: The SMTP server would be the same as your e-mail account settings in your default email client (ex: Windows Live Mail). 9. Proof read and make sure everything is correct. If not, click on the Back button and make your changes. (see screenshot below) 10. When finished, click on the Finish button. 11. Repeat the steps above if you want to have Event Viewer send an email notification for any other log event. 12. Close Event Viewer NOTE: This new task will now be created and added to Task Scheduler. 13. To Delete this E-mail Notification Task A) Go into Task Scheduler (in Administrative Tools) and right click on this task and click on Delete. That's it, Shawn How to Fix the Event Viewer Error 4201 in Vista How to Create a Task in Vista Task Scheduler How to Have a Task Wake up the Computer to Run in Vista Task Scheduler Filtering and Creating Custom Event Views for System Monitoring How to Clear the Windows 7 Event Viewer with One Click
 
How to Speed up the Menu Show Delay Time in Vista This will show you how to change the amount of time it takes for a menu to pop, fade, or slide open when you run the pointer over it and hover. You can speed it up or slow it down to what you want it to do.This will only apply these changes to the user account that is currently logged on, not all user accounts.The Visual Effects options Fade or slide menus into view, Fade out menu items after clicking, Slide out combo boxes, and Slide taskbar buttons will also have an effect on the speed of menus opening. Using a REG File Download 1. To Have a Fast Menu Show Time NOTE: This changes the menu show delay time to 1 millisecond. A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below. Fast_MenuShowDelay.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/fast_menushowdelay-reg.1874/ B) Go to step 3. 2. To Restore the Default Menu Show Time NOTE: This changes the menu show delay time back to 400 milliseconds. A) Click on the download button below to download the file below. Default_MenuShowDelay.reg https://www.vistax64.com/attachments/default_menushowdelay-reg.1873/ 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 on OK when prompted. 6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. 7. When done, you can delete the downloaed .reg file if you like. Manually Through Registry Editor 1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter. 2. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue. 3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop 4. In the right pane, right click MenuShowDelay and click on Modify. (See screenshot below) 5. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 (400 is default, I use 1) for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens. (See screenshot below step 6) NOTE: The lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no menu display delay. However it is not recommended to use 0 though since the menus may be hard to navigate through at that speed. 6. Click on OK to apply. 7. Close regedit. 8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes. NOTE: Now, open a Menu and see how much faster it responds. That's it, Shawn How to Change the Menu to Appear to the Left or Right of a Click in Vista How to Speed Up Vista Boot Up How to Speed Up Shutdown in Vista How to Enable or Disable the Menu Bar in Vista How to Change the Visual Effects Options for Appearance and Performance in Vista How to Change the Mouse Hover Time before Pop-up Displays in Vista How to Change How Long Notification Dialog Boxes Stay Open for in Vista
 
How to Allow or Block Cookies in Internet Explorer in Vista and Windows 7 A cookie is a small text file that websites put on your computer to store information about you and your preferences. For more information, see: Microsoft Help and Support: Description of Cookies Type of Cookie Description Session cookies The time you log in until the time you log out of a website is called a session. Temporary, or per session, cookies are files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. They are not stored long term and are often removed from your computer after you leave the website or close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in your shopping cart. Persistent cookies Persistent, or saved, cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website or close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store information, such as your log in name and password, so that you don't have to sign in each time you go to a particular site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years. First-party cookies A Session or Persistant cookie is issued by the website that you (second party) are visiting. Websites might use these cookies to store information that they will reuse the next time you go to that site. For example, to log you on to the website automatically, study how people navigate a site, etc. Third-party cookies A Session or Persistant cookie is issued from another server other than the domain of the website you are visiting. These type of cookies could be used for triggering advertisement (such as pop-up or banner adverts) based on the visitor's viewing habbits, and could be used to track your web usage for marketing purposes. To delete a cookie file, you can delete them from the location below manually, or see: How to Delete the Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista CCleaner is a free program that has a cookie manager built into it and a lot more. See: ccleaner.com The cookie folders locations are: NOTE: These are hidden protected operating system files. To see them, see Method Two step 2 and 4 here: How to Hide or Show Hidden Files and Folders in Vista. You can also type Shell:Cookies in the Start menu white line (Start Search) area and press Enter to see them. C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low AND C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies How to Always Allow or Block Cookies NOTE: Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but it might limit your experience on some websites. Be selective about which websites you allow cookies for. You can start by blocking all cookies, then allow cookies as needed for websites that you trust in OPTION TWO below. 1. Open Internet Explorer. 2. Click on Tools. 3. Click on Internet Options. 4. Click on the Privacy tab, and do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below) 5. To Set a Standard Privacy Level for Cookies A) Under Settings, click on the Default button, move the slider up and down to select the privacy level setting (ex: Medium) you want automatically handled for the Internet zone, and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 4) 6. To Use Custom Privacy Settings for Cookies A) Under Settings, click on the Advanced button. (see screenshot below step 4) B) Check the Override automatic cookie handling box, choose how you want cookies handled in the Internet zone, and click on OK. (see screenshot below) C) Click on OK. (see screenshot below step 4) To Always Allow or Block Cookies Per SiteThe settings here will overide whatever you have set in the Advanced Privacy Settings in OPTION ONE above.Some websites may require that you to have either 1st party and/or session cookies enabled in OPTION ONE above for them to be viewed, even with them listed as always allow in the Sites section (step 7) below. (Ex: Secured sites) 1. Open Internet Explorer. 2. Click on Tools. 3. Click on Internet Options. 4. Click on the Privacy tab. (See screenshot below step 5) 5. Click on the Sites button. 6. Type in the website's domain address. Ex: Vistax64.com (See screenshot below step 10) 7. Select if you would like to always ALLOW or BLOCK this address's cookies by clicking one of these two. 8. The address is now added to the bottom pane. 9. To remove an address from this list, click on the address, and click on the Remove button. 10. Click on OK. 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How to Set 64 bit or 32 bit WMP in 64 bit Vista as Default In Windows Vista x64, the 32-bit edition of Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is set as the default Windows Media Player. This is done to avoid and reduce any compatibility issues or problems that may arise with codecs or other DirectShow related plug-ins or add-ons that a majority of are still built for 32-bit operating system. However, if you decide to use the 64-bit version of WMP11 with your 64bit Vista, you can use a few easy methods to launch 64 bit WMP11 or simply switch, change or swap the system default media player to x64 Windows Media Player, and revert back to x86 version when you need to.If you would like to make Windows Media Player (WMP) shortcuts, then this is the location of the file to create shortcuts from. 32-bit WMP11 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe 64-bit WMP11 - C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe Here's How: 1. Open a elevated command prompt. 2. To Make 64 bit WMP Default NOTE: This changes the default WMP shortcuts to point to the 64 bit WMP. A) In the elevated command prompt, type unregmp2 /SwapTo:64 and press Enter. B) Go to step 7. 3. To Make 32 bit WMP Default NOTE: This changes the default WMP shortcuts to point to the 32 bit WMP. A) In the elevated command prompt, type unregmp2 /SwapTo:32 and press Enter. 4. Close the elevated command prompt. 5. Open the Start menu. 6. In the white line (Start Search) area type, regedit and press Enter. 7. If prompted, click on Continue in the UAC prompt. 8. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe 9. In the right pane, right click on (Default) and click on Modify. NOTE: By default this is set to the 32 WMP. 10. To Make 64 bit WMP Default NOTE: The will change the default WMP file associations to the 64 bit WMP. A) Type %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe (See screenshot below) B) Click on OK to apply. 11. To Make 32 bit WMP Default NOTE: This changes the default WMP file associations to the 32 bit WMP. A) Type %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe B) Click on OK to apply. 12. In the right pane, right click on Path and click on Modify. (See screenshot below step 9) 13. To Make 64 bit WMP Default A) Type %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player (See screenshot below) B) Click on OK to apply. 14. To Make 32 bit WMP Default A) Type %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player (See screenshot below) B) Click on OK to apply. 15. Your Registry should look like this below now for the 64 bit WMP. That's it, Shawn How to Restore or Remove Windows Media Player from Default Programs
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