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Vista Tips And Tricks


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The Windows Vista Tips and Tricks section contains some of the more popular tips/tweaks. Because this section will be updated pretty regularly I suggest you keep popping back to the site to check what new tips and tweaks have been added.


All Tips and Tweaks contained within this site are supplied 'as is'. We are unable to accept any responsibility resulting from the use of any of the Tips and Tweak replies; you use them at your own risk!

1. Vista Screenshot Preview

2. Vista System Requirements

3. Versions Of Windows Vista

4. Enable BitLocker Encryption

5. Disable Hibernation

6. Checking System Memory With Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

7. Preview Documents In Windows Explorer

8. Turn Off User Account Control (UAC)

9. Change Screen Resolution

10. Create A System Restore Point

11. Turn Off System Restore

12. Turn Off Security Center Alerts

13. Update Windows Experience Index Score

14. Windows Vista Boot Manager - BCDedit

15. Change Windows Mail Preview Pane View

16. Create New Partition Using The Windows Vista DVD

17. Format A Partition Using The Windows Vista DVD

18. Deleting A Partition Using The Windows Vista DVD

19. Extend A Partition Using The Windows Vista DVD

20. Vista DVD Repair Your Computer Options

21. Adding An Extra Clock To The Notification Area

22. Run As Administrator

23. Change Behaviour Of Icons In Notification Area

24. Turn Off The Windows Sidebar

25. Adding Gadgets To The Sidebar

26. Installing RAID/SATA Drivers

27. Remove Gadgets from Sidebar

28. Find On Page Option In IE 7.0

29. Enable/Disable Internet Connection Activity Animation

30. Run Blocked Startup Programs

31. Silence Dial Up Modem

32. Install Windows Vista (Illustrated)

33. Disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP)

34. Clear Past Items From The Notification Area

35. BackUp The Registry

36. Shrink A Partition From Within Vista

37. Extend A Partition From Within Vista

38. Disable Automatic Restart To Read Blue Screen Messages

39. Enable BCC Field In Windows Mail

40. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

41. Prevent System Restore Points Being Lost When Dual Booting With Windows XP

42. Remove Shortcut Arrows From Desktop Icons

43. Show Hidden Files And Folders

44. Show Protected Operating System Files

45. Disable Automatic Defragmentation

46. Remove Windows Vista From Dual Boot System

47. Add Read Mail Icon To IE 7.0 Toolbar

48. Add IE 7.0 Icon To Desktop

49. Disable Large Icons On Desktop

50. Create A Complete Backup And Restore Image With Windows Vista

51. Windows Vista Repair Options

52. Upgrading To Windows Vista (Illustrated)

53. Decrease Storage Space Allocated To System Restore

54. Missing Aero Feature

55. Add Hibernation Option To Shutdown Menu

56. Activate Windows Vista

57. Change Name Of Registered Owner

58. Disable Large Icons On The Start Menu

59. Turn Off The Windows Start Up Sound

60. Windows NTBACKUP Restore Utility

61. System File Checker (SFC)

62. Remove Personal Information From Image Files

63. Delete Browsing History In IE 7.0

64. Turn On/Off Clear Type

65. Is Your Copy Of Vista Genuine?

66. Launch Phone Dialer

67. Bring Your Desktop To Life With DreamScene

68. Enable Sound In DreamScene

69. Change Space Allocation For Recycle Bin

70. Modify Locations Which Vista Indexes

71. Index Encrypted Files

72. Move Documents Folder To New Location

73. Add Logo And Support Information

74. Disable User Account Control For The Administrator Account Only

75. Change The Way Security Center Alerts You

76. Repair A Vista Installation Using The Upgrade Option Of The Vista DVD

77. Disable Attachment Virus Protection In Windows Mail

78. Remove OEM Branding From PC

79. By Pass The Vista Log On Screen

80. Clear Windows Paging File At Shutdown

81. Install Windows XP On A Machine Already Running Windows Vista

82. Accidentally Deleted The Recycle Bin Icon

83. Enabling The Spell Checker In Windows Mail

84. AutoRun/AutoPlay Does Not Work When A CD/DVD Is Inserted

85. Remove ISP Branding From Your PC

86. Error Code 0x80240029 When Updating Windows Defender

87. Product Key Already In Use Message When Attempting To Activate Windows Vista

88. Run Windows Vista For 120 Days Without Having To Activate

89. Error Code 0x80070422 While Downloading Windows Updates

90. Create New User Profile

91. Delete A User Account

92. Disable Download Images Option In Windows Mail

93. Disable Disk Defragmenter Schedule

94. Show Tabbed Internet Explorer 7.0 Web Pages As Thumbnails

95. Add Internet Explorer 7.0 Address Bar To The Vista Task Bar

96. Change The Location Of The Windows Mail Folder Store

97. Email Stuck In Windows Mail Outbox

98. Leave Message Copies On Webmail Server When Downloading To Windows Mail

99. Enable Start Menu Power Button To Shut Down PC

100. Disable This Page Contains Both Secure And Non Secure Items Option In Internet Explorer

101. Stop Windows Vista Password From Expiring

102. Create An Administrator Password Reset Disk

103. Accessing Files On Your Vista DVD

104. Uninstall Vista Service Pack 1 Beta

105. Prevent CAP LOCK Message Flashing On Screen When Pressing The CAP LOCK Button

106. Uninstall Windows Live Mail

107. Download A Full Copy Of Windows Vista Service Pack 1

108. Remove Service Pack 1 Back Up Files

109. Change System Restore Creation Point Times

110. Uninstall Windows Service Pack 1

111. Restore Missing Flip 3D Icon To Quick Launch Toolbar

112. Change Windows Live Mail Spell Checker To British English Language

113. Disable Hide Extensions For Known File Types

114. Prevent Windows Disk Defragmenter From Defragmenting Additional Disks

115. Add/Remove Control Panel Icon On Desktop

116. Vista Prompts For Activation After Installing SP1

117. Error 80070002 When Checking For Windows Updates

118. Windows Sidebar Fails To Start

119. Display The Windows Explorer Menu Bar

120. Enable/Disable The Windows Explorer Navigation Pane