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Protect your confidential MS office documents with password

Each one of us spends a lot of time on computers these days. Almost all of our work has turned digital today. We record our work in documents, presentations and worksheets available through various softwares providing help in performing office related activities. A majority of computer users, use Microsoft office  software suite to manage their […]

ipconfig – windows networking command explained

ipconfig – windows networking command explained IP Configuration command line Tool for windows (ipconfig) Earlier versions of windows had “winipcfg” tool for performing ip configuration activities. “winipcfg” was replaced by “ipconfig” windows IP configuration tool from windows XP onwards. It is used to display the TCP/IP network configuration values. To run it, enter “ipconfig” in the […]

Common Networking Commands

The following are common Microsoft Windows network commands ipconfig Ipconfig is a Console Command which can be issued to the Command Line Interpreter (or command prompt) to display the network settings currently assigned to any or all network adapters in the machine. This command can be utilised to verify a network connection as well as […]

Changing My Pictures and My Music locations in Vista

Changing My Pictures and My Music Normally, when you open up the Start Menu, below Documents, is shown My Pictures and My Music If you want, you can change these to any other locations you may use more frequently. Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders On the right side, change the location for My […]

Changing the Desktop Icon Size in Windows Vista

Changing the Desktop Icon Size By default, the icons on the desktop are quite large. To change the size Right click on the Desktop Select View Set it to Classic Icons  You can also hold down the Control key while the desktop is displayed Use the wheel mouse to make the icons larger or smaller […]

Disabling Default CD burning feature of Windows Vista

Since most computers come with 3rd party programs that are easier to use than Vista’s CD/DVD burning, you can turn this off with a simple registry edit. Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies Explorer Create a new DWORD key NoCDBurning Give it a value of 1 Log off and back on […]

Disabling unnecessary vista features

There are likely Windows Features running on the computer you don’t need. To see what these may be and make any changes you want: Start / Control Panel Programs and Features Click on Turn Windows features on or off It typically takes a little while for this window to populate Hovering the mouse over an […]

Fixing the Boot Record in Vista

If the boot record need to be repaired Boot from the Vista installation CD Although they are likely set correctly, select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click on Next. Click Repair your computer Click the operating system, and then click Next. In System Recovery Options dialog […]

Speed up vista

Easy ways to speed up and maintain your Windows Vista Want to perform a Vista speed up procedure? I often think of new ways to make my computer run faster. The problem with our lightning quick, just out of the box CPU is it gets slow and sluggish over time. And Windows Vista especially which has […]

Speed Up Windows Vista

How to speed up windows Vista Do you want to speed up Vista? Well this is not a surprise. Although Microsoft has made some improvements with their latest OS, Vista can still run very sluggish at times. The problem is Vista cannot perform maintenance on itself. The longer we use our computers the more we […]

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