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Posted April 11, 2007 by

Vista: Move the Windows Mail Storage Folder

Windows Mail stores your email, folders for newsgroups, and account settings in its own storage folder. By default, this storage folder is placed on the C drive, under your username in the AppData\Local\Microsoft\ Windows Mail directory. If you want to move the folder to a different location, follow these steps:

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Posted April 10, 2007 by

Vista: What To Do When You Cannot Delete a Message in Windows Mail

A number of users are experiencing problems with Windows Mail and deleting messages from the Inbox and Outbox. The message will first become unviewable in the reading pane and will then generate an error when you try to delete it. This is usually caused by a corrupt mailstore. To rebuild the mailstore (WindowsMail.MSMessageStore), follow these […]

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Posted March 27, 2007 by

Vista: What Sleep States are Available on Your Computer?

Depending on your video card, some sleep states may not be available on your computer. You can see what states are available as well as what states are unavailable and why. This is done by using the command-line utility, powercfg. Here’s how:

Posted March 19, 2007 by

Vista: Connect to a Network Projector

Your organization may utilize network projectors for meetings and conferences. To use these projectors, your computer must be connected to the local network and you will need to allow communication to pass through the Windows Firewall.

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Posted March 18, 2007 by

Vista: Backing Up Encryption Key

When you encrypt a file (or folder), Vista creates an encryption key. This key is vital, because if it becomes corrupted or lost, you no longer will be able to access the encrypted file. Additionally, if the encrypted files are moved to a new computer, the encrytion key will need to be imported as well […]

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Posted March 16, 2007 by

Expand a Vista or XP Partition in Parallels

So you are running out of room in your vista installation under Parallels, huh? Here are the steps you need to expand the virtual hard drive that parallels assigns to vista.

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Posted March 15, 2007 by

Vista: How To Take Ownership of a System File

If you are trying to tweak or modify your Vista system, you will run into a barrier when it comes to replacing or changing system files. You can take ownership of the file and then grant your username full control of the file. After you have made your changes and/or modifications, you can then remove […]

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Posted March 9, 2007 by

Vista: Prevent Users from Writing to USB Drives

Whether you refer to them as flash drives, USB drives, or pen drives, these portable storage devices can be both a blessing and a curse. More and more administrators are being tasked with preventing users from being able to copy important documents onto these drives to prevent loss of important data. To prevent a user […]

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Posted March 7, 2007 by

Vista: Encrypt/Decrypt Files from Context Menu

By default, Vista allows you to encrypt and decrypt files, but you have to do a lot of mouse clicking to get there. You have to right-click the file, select Properties, click the Advanced button and then finally select to encrypt the file. Wouldn’t it be much more convenient to just right-click the file and […]

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Posted March 7, 2007 by

Vista: Clear Recent Items

Purging the Recent Items list on the Start menu is easy. Here is how to do it.

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Posted March 6, 2007 by

Vista: Enable Parental Controls on a Domain Computer

If you are running Vista Ultimate on a domain, you will notice that Parental Controls is disabled by default. In order to utilize Parental Controls so you can limit access to the web, set hours that the account can access the computer, what games can be played and what applications can be run, you will […]

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Posted March 5, 2007 by

Vista: Enabling Sound in DreamScene

If you are running Vista Ultimate and have spiced up your desktop background with DreamScene, you may want to utilize the movie sounds to further enhance the experience. To enable the sounds of your DreamScene content, follow these steps:

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