How to Reset the Favorites Favicons in Vista and Windows 7
This will show you how reset the favicons in the Favorites website links by wiping them out so that they will reload again the next time you visit the website so that they will display correctly again. The Favorites folder is at: C:\Users\(user name)\Favorites.A favicon is a small unique 16x16 pixels .ico (icon) file that appears in the Internet Explorer address bar and added Favorites links from that particular website.
How to Enable or Disable SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8
SmartScreen (Phishing) Filter is designed to warn you if the website you are visiting is impersonating another website or contains threats to you computer. This will show you how to enable to disable the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8. For more about SmartScreen Filter, see: Internet Explorer 8: More secure, private, and reliableSmartScreen Filter helps protect you against inadvertent installation of malware—or...
How to Turn Internet Explorer InPrivate Filtering On or Off
InPrivate Filtering in IE8 and IE9 helps prevent the websites you visit from automatically sharing details about your visit with other websites. This will show you how to turn InPrivate Filtering to off, Automatically block (on), or Choose content to block or allow (on) in the current Internet Explorer browsing session. When turned on, InPrivate Filtering will only stay on in the current Internet Explorer browsing session. When you...
How to Enable or Disable InPrivate Filtering Data in Internet Explorer 8
InPrivate Filtering Data is saved data used by InPrivate Filtering to detect where websites may be automatically sharing details about your visit. This will show you how to enable or disable InPrivate Filtering Data in Vista Internet Explorer 8.InPrivate Filtering helps you control whether third parties can automatically collect information about your web browsing based on the sites you visit. InPrivate Filtering does...
How to Use "Find and Find Next" in Registry Editor in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to use "Find and Find Next" to find a text string in a key, value, or data inside the Registry Editor in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.This can be real handy if a program improperly uninstalled and you need to remove all entries for it in the registry manually to finish removing it. It it recommended that you should create a restore point to backup the entire registry...
This will show you how to change the default icon for a file extension type of your choice to whatever icon you want it to be displayed as in Windows Explorer instead. This will change all of the icons for that file extension type in Vista, not just the shortcuts of them.
To see what the file extension is for a file, see: How to Show and Change a File Name Extension in Vista
How to Use the Registry Editor in Vista and other Techniques
Misuse of the registry can lead to problems resulting in the need to reinstall Vista. Unlike many other programs, there is no 'Undo' function in the registry. Any changes made take effect immediately and cannot be undone except by the same method. Proceed with caution.
The posts that I shall be referring to are E-mail Fonts and word 2007 send to buttton greyed out. I have chosen these because the first can be edited by a standard...
How to Remove or Restore the Vista Log On Shutdown Options
This will show you how to remove or restore the red box shutdown options from the Log On screen in Vista. By default, the shutdown options are available in the log on screen.If the shutdown options are removed from the log on screen, then users will not be able to shutdown or restart the computer unless they are logged on to Vista, or press the case power button or reset button.
EXAMPLE: Log On Screen with Shutdown Options Restored...
How to Create a New E-mail Message to a Specified Contact's E-mail Address Shortcut
This will show you how to create a New E-Mail Message shortcut that will open the New Message window of your default email program with a specified contact's email-address already in the To field in Vista and Windows 7.This can be handy if you have a contact that you are always sending new email messages to.EXAMPLE: New Message window from Windows Mail with a Contact's email address
How to Create a "New E-mail Message" Shortcut in Vista and Windows 7
This will show you how to create a New E-mail Message shortcut that will open the New Message window of whatever default email client program that you have installed in Vista and Windows 7.
EXAMPLE: New Message window from Windows Mail
To Download the "New E-mail Message" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
How to Create a "Internet Explorer No Add-ons" Shortcut in Vista
This will allow you to download and restore the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) shortcut for either the 32 bit or 64 bit Vista.Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) is primarily a troubleshooting tool to help determine if you have a bad add-on installed in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) loads Internet Explorer with all add-ons, such as ActiveX controls or toolbars, turned off.To see if you have the 32 bit or 64 bit...
This function is built-in to Vista for many scanners - I have the HP1110 model (shown here as HP psc 1100) and have no problems with it. The main programs that you are likely to use with the scanner are Paint and Windows Photo Gallery. These can be run by clicking the start orb, typing the appropriate name in the search box and pressing enter/return. The procedures used with each program are described in detail below.
How to Create a Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut in Vista
Some commands that you can run using Command Prompt might require elevated or administrative privileges. This will show you how to create a Elevated Command Prompt shortcut so you do not have to always do this by right clicking on the default Command Prompt shortcut and click Run as administrator.After you click on the new Elevated Command Prompt shortcut, you will be prompted by UAC to click Continue before it opens.EXAMPLE: The...
Reliability Monitor is an advanced tool that measures hardware and software problems and other changes to your computer. It collects 24 hours of data before it displays any results and calculates the stability index that ranges from 1 (the least stable) to 10 (the most stable). You can use the index to help evaluate the reliability of your computer by reviewing the reported application failures, Windows failures, Miscellaneous failures, Warnings...
How to Use the Malicious Software Removal Tool in Vista
This will show you how to open and use the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT) to manually run scans for and automatically remove malicious software.
For more information and FAQs about the Malicious Software Removal Tool, please read:
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server...