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Windows Vista delivers an impressive line up of network tools that can be used to keep the operating system connectivity on a short leash. The total of 12 command-line tools can be used to manage all aspects of Vista networking. Users will be able not only to closely monitor the networking activity of the platform, …

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When you enable file and printer sharing in Windows Vista it automatically opens the ports needed to share files or printer in the Windows Vista firewall for you. What if you’re not using the Windows Vista firewall or you’re using a hardware firewall like a router, firewall appliance, Linux firewall, or a Cisco PIX? Below …

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With Windows Vista, third party Partition application like Partition Magic, Disk Director or any other Partition Manager is no more required because Windows Vista itself is equipped with their in-house partition manager. This Vista partition application is easy to use which it allow to shrink and extending existing partition like other popular partition program. Below …

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You cannot password protect individual folders in XP. You restrict access by assigning permissions to drives, folders and files. To do this, you must be running NTFS as your file system on the drive in question. If your hard disk/partition is not NTFS you will need to convert it. To do this, open a Command …

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Windows Vista was designed with backward compatibility for software in mind, that is: much software was designed to run with versions of Windows before Windows Vista will run just fine on Vista. However some programs my not run well or will not run at all. If you find that on old program doesn’t run correctly …

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Microsoft generally makes newer programs backward-compatible with their older versions, so they can at least read the old program’s files. But in Windows XP SP2, the file converters for old versions of WordPad files aren’t enabled by default. If you don’t have Microsoft Office installed, WordPad is the default application for opening DOC and RTF …

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You can install Vista with no product key and have 30 days to evaluate it: Boot from the DVD and start the installation Select the Language, Time and Currency, and Keyboard Click on Next Click on Install Now Don’t enter a Product Key Uncheck Automatically activate Windows when I’m online Click on Next Click on …

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Windows Vista is a resource hog. Microsoft’s latest operating system will swallow every last bit of hardware resources you throw at it in the race for a top user experience, a concept synonymous with high performance. And yet, there are scenarios in which Vista will eat away CPU cycles, huge amounts of random access memory, …

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 might very well deliver users from the Reduced Functionality Mode black screen of death kill switch, but the prerequisite updates for the service pack are doing a wonderful job at cutting access to the operating system. Following Microsoft’s monthly patch cycle non-security updates released on February 12, 2007, containing two …

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Ever have the need to open more than one program or application at the same time? Say it’s the beginning of the month and time to pay those dreaded bills. You know you need Excel, Windows calculator and Firefox or Internet Explorer open. Instead of opening them up one by one, you can easily create …

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