Category: Windows Vista

Most commercial software these days comes on a CD or DVD. On each one is a program called Setup.exe, which, on most installation discs, runs automatically when you insert the disc into the machine. You’re witnessing the AutoPlay feature at…

Windows Vista lets you launch (open) programs in many different ways: Choose a program’s name from the StartAll Programs menu. Click a program’s icon on the Quick Launch toolbar . Double-click an application’s program-file icon in the ComputerLocal Disk (C:)Program…

As you’ve probably noticed, Windows assigns a drive letter to each disk drive associated with your PC. In the age of floppy disks, the floppy drive was always A:. The primary internal hard drive is generally C:; your CD/DVD drive…

Defragmentation helps speed up access to data onyour drive. In this guide you’ll learn how to scheduledefragmentation so you don’t have to worry aboutensuring your drive is tidy. What does “Defragment” mean? When you constantly add and delete files on…

If your computer crashes it will create a dump file. From this dump file you can diagnose the source of the problem. It is unlikely you will need this file; if you do, you can always turn the option back…

If you use multiple partitions on your hard drive, you may want to shrink or extend one of them – after realizing you want more space on another one of the partitions. 1. Right click on Computer and then click…

You may not want users to have access to the right click menu. This can be useful when you don’t want people editing the start menu. There are workarounds for not having the right click button, but this will deter…

Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then selecting Task Manager will load the Task Manager. Access to the task manager allows a user to do many things including making the system unstable or accessing other controls you may not want them to have.…