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Posts Tagged ‘vista’



Where Did My Hibernate Option Go?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Joanna has lost the option to hibernate in her start menu. We look at one trick to get it back. Continue reading

Creating a DVD From Video Clips

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Can’t find the correct codec for your video? Here are some tips that may help. Continue reading

Reclaim the Games!

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Have your Windows games disappeared? That’s a bummer, but there’s a fairly simple way to get them back, and here it is. Continue reading

The Case of the Checked Disk

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Checking your hard drive for errors is a good, although time-consuming way to extend the life of your hard drive. Here’s how to do it in Vista and 7. Continue reading

How to Format Your PC

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

This article is going to provide how to format your PC based on whether you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 using their respective installation CD’s. Continue reading

Making XP resemble Vista/Windows 8

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Making your XP to resemble Vista or even the upcoming Windows 8 is just a free download away. Check it out! Continue reading

Some viruses hide your files, and sometimes this remains in effect even after the virus has been removed. You can restore those hidden files using this nifty command prompt trick, though. Check it out! Continue reading

While disabling error reporting isn’t recommended, it’s possible, and here’s how it’s done in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

The Vista Search Folder

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Marissa of Tallahassee, Florida writes:

I typed up some things for a project today, and had to look up a lot of things that were stored on my computer. This may not be something it’s possible to do, but is there any way to go back to searches without having to

Dealing with Buffer Overflow Errors

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Receiving a buffer overflow (also known as a buffer overrun) error may not seem that dangerous, but it’s a serious security risk. A direct result of bad programming, buffer overflow errors occur when too much data is stored in a space designed for less.

Think of it this way. If you pour a large jug of water into a small glass, the excess water will spill… Continue reading

Hibernation in Vista and Windows 7

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

How to Enable or Disable the Hibernation Option in Windows 7



You may already know that Windows has a useful “Hibernate” option along with Shutdown, Restart and the Sleep mode. The Hibernate feature is especially useful when you want to save the current state of your operating system and do not want to restart, or shut down the computer.

For example… Continue reading

Change the Icon Size in the Vista Start Menu

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Elaine from Dallas, Texas, asks:

I had small icons in my WinXP menu. Is there any way to get them in my Vista Start menu?



Hi, Elaine! Yes, there sure is. And it’s pretty easy, too.

To get small icons in your Start menu in Vista:

First, go to your Start button and right-click on it. Left… Continue reading

Regular PC Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Juan, from Albuquerque NM asks:

I like to perform monthly maintenance on my PCs and I’d like some advice from you regarding getting this task done? I’m using windows Vista and 7. I already clear temp files, cookies, and other basic items.



Juan, maintaining your computer is like maintaining a car. The more you look after it, the better it will run… Continue reading

Using Windows Snipping Tool with Word

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In Windows 7, when using the Snipping tool, (one of the greatest features of Win 7), I can copy the snippet OK and place it in MS Word, but I cannot place the object right or center nor can I text wrap around the object. Any ideas?



Back in the days before the introduction of Windows 7 and Vista, if you wanted to take a picture… Continue reading

Finding Hidden Folders

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This tip describes how to hide, locate, and secure folders in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

Navigating the Registry

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Thomas from Santa Clara, California writes:

There is something I have to do by going into the registry and it makes me nervous. I have never done anything with the registry before and all I hear is to stay out of it. Plus, I don’t know how to “navigate to a key” and I don’t even know what a key is. Can you help me with

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