The ‘Microsoft Vista’ Archives
Posted May 10, 2007 by

Vista: Find drivers for unknown devices

Well, i’ve been playing w/vista now for about a few months and have found a very obvious but useful tip on installing non-vista / ‘unknown devices’ compatible hardware (ie no vista drivers or xp drivers do not work)

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Posted April 25, 2007 by

Windows Mail: Automatically Spell Check All Email Before Sending

You can make Windows Mail automatically spell check all outgoing e-mails before sending. The following option will force this to occur before you send out composed messages:

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Posted April 23, 2007 by

IE7 on Vista: Unable to Save to Moved Favorites Folder

If you have moved the location of your Favorites folder, IE7’s Protected Mode will prevent you from being able to write to the new location and will cough up an unspecified error when you try to save a web page to your Favorites. Here is how to overcome this:

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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 21, 2007 by

Run System File Checker (SFC)

System File Checker checks that all Windows files are where they should be and that they are uncorrupted. This works in all modern versions of Windows including Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. If you’ve done all your virus and spyware checking, error checking and defragging, and Windows is still doing strange things, then SFC […]

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 13, 2007 by

Vista Best New Feature: Performance Monitor

This tool allows the user to monitor CPU, memory, network activity, and disk activity all at once. This new monitor gives the user an instant view of the performance of the various facets of the vista system.

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