Broadly speaking, you can try one or all of these : Run CCleaner to clear up PC Junk. Reboot. If you are using windowsupdate try using microsoftupdates and vice versa. If you still cannot Update Windows Vista (orWinXP/SP2) using windowsupdate, try this : Open Internet Explorer > Tools >Internet Options > Security > Click ‘trusted …

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If you think that the first service pack for Windows Vista has managed to fix what was broken with the latest Windows client, think again. The same problems that were initially associated with the gold version of Vista have survived and moved on as the legacy of SP1. At the end of its first year …

Windows Vista also makes it simple for users to produce their very own personalized themes or default associated programs. Windows would like to decide on a default mail, image viewing or archiving program. The operating system associates nearly every file on your computer with a particular program. The correct function keys to save settings and …

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If you need to print the contents of a folder, then this batch file will come in very handy. Once you have followed the instructions below, you will be able to right click a folder and click Print Directory Listing from the resulting menu. Create the Printdir.bat File: To create the Printdir.bat file: 1. Go …

I don’t know how prevalent the problem is of Vista displaying the error message “BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”, but I wish I’d seen this fix from Cybernet a few weeks ago. The way I temporarily solved the problem was to boot my machine with the Vista DVD inserted EVERY TIME. I decided …

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In the past, I wrote several articles to present you the hidden operators available for Google’s search engine that allow you to find your information easier. Take for example filetype:mp3 that helps you search only for mp3 files so your search query time is obviously reduced. Today, the Search Bistro blog posted an article to …

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Lets see how we can fix the slow shutdown in Windows XP. You need to optimise some registry keys values in order to speed up the shutdown process. 1. Open Start >> Run and type regedit and press enter 2. Now navigate to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\’ In this entry, you will see a registry key named …

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You think you have a lot of memory (RAM) in your computer and still you are getting out of memory errors? This can indeed happen if you are running many applications or memory intensive applications under Windows XP. There are different reasons for this, one being the memory fragmentation in Windows XP. Like a hard …

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While Outlook 2007 offers many new features that do indeed offer real benefits it can come at a price – performance. On my Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM Outlook 2007 originally took a good 20 seconds to fire up from a fully booted PC and appeared to be constantly sluggish. So what can …

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In Vista, SystemRestore is set to delete restore points after roughly 136 years … yeah, let that sink… Normally Windows uses up to 15 percent of a drive’s available space to save restore points. In XP, the option to change this figure was configurable from the System Restore tab of the System Properties dialog box. …

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