The ‘Microsoft Vista’ Archives
Posted October 26, 2007 by

Vista Install Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

When installing Vista, this error is frequently experienced. Here is what is causing the bug and how to work around this problem.

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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 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 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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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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