The ‘Microsoft Vista’ Archives
Posted October 25, 2007 by

Vista: Clear Recent Items List on Shut Down

Vista keeps track of the files that you have opened, allowing you easy access to your recent work. You can clear this list each time you shut down so that you have a clean slate for the new work session the next time you boot up. Follow these steps:

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Posted September 22, 2007 by

Vista: How to Rip Music from CD to MP3 for Free

All versions of vista come with the ability to rip music to mp3 files for free. Many music players, including Apple’s iPod, will not play the default wma format. By using the mp3 format, you ensure that you can listen to your music on any music device.

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Posted September 20, 2007 by

Vista: Screen Saver from Photos and Videos

Vista allows the user to create screen savers from his or her personal collection of photos and videos. This unique form of screen saver is a great and easy way to personalize a system.

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Posted September 19, 2007 by

Vista: How to Disable Windows Defender

Windows Defender protects your computer against spyware. However if you wish to use another application to fill this need or if you feel confident that you don’t need it, you can disable Windows Defender by following these steps:

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Posted August 5, 2007 by

Vista: Hide Windows Security Center Icon from System Tray

Call me crazy but I run Vista without all the security stuff it wants. I don’t want that security icon showing up all the time. Here is how to disable the windows security icon.

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Posted August 1, 2007 by

Vista: Add Google Calendar to the Vista Windows Calendar

This is a quick recipe on how to get your Google Calendar to show up in Windows Calendar in Vista. You won’t be able to make changes to the calender however you can set update interval to automatically update it via the Google Calendar webpage. Nice for when you need your Google Calendar offline on […]

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Posted July 2, 2007 by

Windows Defender: Enable Automatic Definitions File Update for Automatic Scans

When it comes to removing spyware from your computer, it can be imperative to have the latest definitions files in order to remove the nasty files from you machine. Automatic scanning in Windows Defender, by default, does not check for the latest definitions file prior to scanning your system. To enable the automatic retrieval of […]

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Posted June 22, 2007 by

Vista: Change Size of Windows Borders

Vista’s glass-enabled borders are very attractive. Increasing or decreasing the size of the borders will change your system’s look.

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Posted June 22, 2007 by

Vista: Enable or Disable Firewall

A firewall can be a life saving barrier between you and hackers. Likewise, a firewall can be a hair-pulling obstruction preventing programs from reaching the internet correctly. Being comfortable with turning the firewall on and off is a basic skill that everyone should master.

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Posted June 19, 2007 by

Windows Live Messenger: Prevent from Starting When Windows Starts

By default, Windows Live Messenger starts when Windows does. If you don’t use it on a frequent basis, you are wasting resources by having it run when you don’t need it.

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Posted June 14, 2007 by

Vista: Lock Down the Windows Sidebar

While the Windows Sidebar is a nice piece of functional eye candy for home users, it can be an administrator’s nightmare in a business environment. Having users installing an endless amount of gadgets off of the internet can at the very least waste work time and bandwidth and a worse case scenario would be a […]

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Posted June 11, 2007 by

Vista: Place the Windows Sidebar on Another Monitor

If you utilize multiple monitors on your Vista machine, the default settings place the Windows Sidebar on the primary monitor. Since this is to be your main monitor for viewing your programs and working on your documents, it makes better since for the Sidebar to be placed on your other monitor.

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