Deactivate / Turn Off Unnecessary Windows Functions & Features to Speed Up your System

Vista loads a whole lot of functions and system programs on the hard disk during the installation. Many of them are never used but still take up space and possibly even system capacity. This reduces the performance of the system. We already discussed about different Ways to increase performance of Windows Vista. You can deactivate […]

Save Storage Space by Limiting Shadow Copies in Windows

We always will run short of Storage space, no matter how huge hard disk may be. There are a lot of ways to get wasted memory by deleting unnecessary files without having to forego important functions. For instance, Vista regularly creates shadow copies, which are used to recover the system or to access older file […]

How to Call Up / Access Different Print Settings Easily

You often need to print documents to proofread them. Depending on the application, you print some documents in black and white to save ink and some in color or at higher resolutions. However, resetting the printer driver every time is quite a task. Here is a procedure to call up or access different print settings […]

How to Share a Drive over a Network in Windows Vista

At times you may require transferring huge files from one system to another. This process could be tedious especially when it comes to using several storage devices to transfer data. But with Vista, this process is simplified if you’re connected via a LAN. You can share your drives of hard disk over a network easily […]

How to Schedule Disk Defragmentation in Windows Vista

At a particular point of time, the files in your system tend to get scattered on the disk, thus increasing the execution time of the respective program. The disk defragmentation utility in Windows can thus scan for and rearrange these scattered files on your hard drive. Usually defragmentation is required once every week. But at […]

How to Customize & Change the Logon Screen of Vista

At a point of time, the Windows Vista logon screen may get quite annoying. To add more to the annoyance, Windows Vista does not allow the user to change the default logon screen. You can download a third party software called "Logon Studio Vista" from this link which lets you customize the default logon screen […]

How to Customize & Change the Logon Screen of Vista

At a point of time, the Windows Vista logon screen may get quite annoying. To add more to the annoyance, Windows Vista does not allow the user to change the default logon screen. You can download a third party software called "Logon Studio Vista" from this link which lets you customize the default logon screen […]

How to Change Default Vista Power Button Setting – Shut Down Directly

In Windows Vista you would find that the default action for the Power button on the start menu is ‘Sleep’. It simply puts the computer in a low power state rather than shutting it down altogether. But this may not be necessary or useful for everyone. Using the ‘Power Options’ dialog box, you can  change […]

How to Remove / Uninstall Vista Update with Bugs – USB Component problem

Windows updates are meant to be bug free. But this is not the case with some of the Vista updates  For example, the kb938371 patch responsible for better system management, which Vista thrust upon users, created problems with connected USB components. This problem is seen in all Vista versions. If you facing any problem with […]

How to Search Files Directly from Taskbar / Quick Launch Toolbar in Vista

The system search simplifies dealing with large databases. You can search for any file in your hard disk drive easily. In Windows Vista, Microsoft has hidden search in the start menu. It would be more practical to call search directly from the task bar. With a simple workaround, you can get search bar in the […]

Display More Clocks of Different Time Zones in Start Menu of Vista

You can talk to your near ones abroad at a low price via VOIP, using programs such as Skype. However, you wouldn’t like to get your friends out of the bed in the middle of the night and so want to keep track of their time zones. Along with the current local time, Vista can […]

How to Solve Synchronization Problems in Windows Vista

You have bought a Pocket PC and you synchronize the addresses and data with your Windows Vista PC. After some days, the synchronization stops working properly and aborts with an error message. The most exasperating synchronization problems primarily occur when synchronizing with Microsoft Office 2007. You can save most of your data like addresses, dates […]


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