Computer Operating Systems

 
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How-To Prevent Programs from Starting when Windows Starts, Using MSConfig How-To Prevent Programs from Starting when Windows Starts, Using MSConfig

A major problem I hear from people a lot is that their computer takes “forever” to start (loading Windows). Some of them think it is due to a virus. Many times it is not a virus slowing down their computer but in fact this problem is due to many non-harmful programs that have been... Read more


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How-To Modify Monitor Display Settings in Windows Vista How-To Modify Monitor Display Settings in Windows Vista

Most of the time after I fix a computer, I check the display settings. I have noticed that most of those computers do not have their monitor refresh rate at the highest possible setting. If you do not have the video signal on your monitor refreshing at a high rate this could possibly... Read more


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Learn How-To Install a Font in Windows Vista Learn How-To Install a Font in Windows Vista

Whenever you want to get fancy with your text or just be different it is important that you learn how to properly install fonts. Be aware that despite the video tutorial below being created using Windows Vista it also applies to Windows XP and Windows 7. I initially learned how to... Read more


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Learn How-To Clean-Up and Organize Your Windows Vista Start Menu Learn How-To Clean-Up and Organize Your Windows Vista Start Menu

After you install a software program in Windows XP, Vista and 7 a shortcut pointing to the program is placed on your Start Menu. Over time your Windows Start Menu can become overwhelmingly cluttered. Finding a program within that mess could take a while. To prevent this from happening... Read more


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Learn How-To Change your Keyboard and Mouse Settings in Windows Vista Learn How-To Change your Keyboard and Mouse Settings in Windows Vista

Your keyboard and mouse are extremely important when interacting with your computer. Sometimes you may want to customize certain keyboard and/or mouse settings. You will be learning how to change keyboard settings like character repeat rate and delay. You will be able to change mouse... Read more


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Learn How-To Add or Change your Windows Vista Desktop Background Image Learn How-To Add or Change your Windows Vista Desktop Background Image

Adding or changing the desktop background picture in Windows Vista is something I have taught people how to do in-person many times. Apparently it is very popular amongst personal customization of PCs. You will learn that changing the desktop background image is a simple task that can... Read more


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Learn Vista Desktop Icons, Options, Tips and Tricks Learn Vista Desktop Icons, Options, Tips and Tricks

The Windows Vista desktop is usually the first thing you see are you login to Windows Vista. Cluttered, disorganized and junk are three words I have overheard people use to describe Windows desktops that they see on peoples’ computers. In order to be efficient when working in a... Read more


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Learn How-To Uninstall Software Programs in Windows Vista Learn How-To Uninstall Software Programs in Windows Vista

Please be aware that this Windows software uninstall tutorial will also work with Windows XP and Windows 7. Windows XP, 7 and Vista have control panels that have very similar uninstall methods. There are several reasons why you might need to uninstall a software program you have on... Read more


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Learn How-To Change Settings For Hidden Files and Folders and also View File Extensions Learn How-To Change Settings For Hidden Files and Folders and also View File Extensions

It is possible to hide and unhide files and folders in Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (all versions) from the casual user that uses your computer. All versions of Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) automatically hide important system files and folders so you will not accidentally delete... Read more


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Learn How-To Modify The AutoPlay Disc Feature In Vista Learn How-To Modify The AutoPlay Disc Feature In Vista

When you insert a CD, DVD, HD DVD or Blu-ray disc in your computer usually a popup appears asking you what to do with the disc. The disc contents sometimes open automatically, nothing happens on the screen or other things occur. You will be learn how to customize what happens when you... Read more


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Introduction to the Vista Device Manager Introduction to the Vista Device Manager

There may come a time when you will need to access the Microsoft Windows Vista device manager. The Vista device manager will allow you to view and edit various settings related to the hardware that is installed on your Windows Vista computer. I have personal used the Vista device... Read more


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Learn How-To Change the System Date and Time in Vista Learn How-To Change the System Date and Time in Vista

Learning how to change the date and time is usually one of the first things I seek out and learn with any new operating system come upon. Microsoft Windows Vista allows you to change all aspects of the date and time including the hour, minute, seconds, AM/PM, time zone, year, month... Read more


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Learn How-To Change the Default Program Associations for Files in Vista Learn How-To Change the Default Program Associations for Files in Vista

Most of the file types in Windows are automatically associated with specific programs. The files are always opened up by the same program every time you open them up. Sometimes you want another program to open up a certain file by default or maybe just 1 time. There is a way simple... Read more


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Learn How-To Update Vista Using Windows Update Learn How-To Update Vista Using Windows Update

A Microsoft Windows user should always be aware of the latest Windows Updates. Sometimes they can solve a Windows problem or close a serious security vulnerability your current version may have. Besides the mentioned items I like how you can obtain updated drivers or patches for some... Read more


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Introduction to the Windows Vista Control Panel Introduction to the Windows Vista Control Panel

The Microsoft Windows Vista system control panel allows you to change many Windows Vista system settings. This tutorial will answer two basic Windows Vista questions, “What is the control panel?” and “Where in Windows Vista do I go to change different system settings?”. I see... Read more


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Learn How-To Get Rid of That Annoying Vista Popup (“U.A.C.”)

Windows Vista has a security alert that is rather annoying. It is called, “User Account Control” (UAC). Every time you install a program or change a system setting on your Vista computer it pops up and makes you confirm the install or change. This is a good thing if you are a... Read more