Windows Vista generates a preview thumbnail for nearly every file when viewed in Windows Explorer. Yes thumbnails can be really useful for quick photo viewing, but disabling these thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer can really speed things up.

Disabling Vista’s thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer is really easy to do and should really improve response time when browsing around your drives.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Disabling thumbnail previews in Windows Vista Explorer usually takes less than a few minutes
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Scanning your hard drive using Error Checking can help diagnose and even correct a wide range of hard drive errors. Error Checking replaces older Windows hard drive diagnostics such as “scandisk” and “chkdsk”.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours or more, depending on the size and speed of the hard drive
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Removing temporary Internet files from Internet Explorer 7 is sometimes necessary to solve certain problems with web pages and sometimes to even fix problems with IE7 itself.

The temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer 7 contain locally saved copies, called cache, of web pages you have recently visited. Clearing the temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer is completely safe and should not remove any other data from your PC.

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As long as security isn’t a big concern, configuring Windows Vista to log on to your user account automatically can save you some serious time and effort when your computer is starting up.

Just follow the easy steps outlined below to make Windows Vista automatically log on to your user account. After completing these steps, Windows Vista will stop prompting you for a user name and password on startup! More »

Clearing the temporary Internet files from Internet Explorer 6 is sometimes necessary to solve certain problems with web pages and with the browser itself.

The temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer 6 contain locally saved copies, also called cache, of recent web pages you have visited. Clearing the temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer is completely safe and should not remove any important data from your computer.

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