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Windows KB: Windows Users Topic

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59 Articles Found in the Windows Users Topic  (or one of the sub-topics in bold above)

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Mike Prestwood
1. 10 Second Review: Adblock Plus

Don't use it until they fix major problems with false positives and until they stop pubicly displaying your email address!

Posted to KB Topic: Online Security
7 years ago

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2. A Quick Look at Firefox 4
 

Firefox 4; A look at some of the interesting new developments and improvements in Mozilla's newest release of their web browser, Firefox. Firefox 4 was just recently released a few months back and there are several new and interesting features to be had in Mozilla's newest version. Let's go ahead and take a quick look at what they've delivered.

6 years ago, and updated 6 years ago

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3. Application Virtualization If you want to make your application data available to multiple users on a Windows Vista PC you can place the data in a subfolder of the Public folder. Vista does not virtualize this folder and it is available to all users on a PC. You can also set the permissions on the files or folders you want to share to allow all users full permissions.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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4. Application Virtualization Introduced with Vista, creates application-specific copies of all shared resources. It separates the application configuration layer from the OS making deployment easier in some cases.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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lowster11
5. Backup Windows XP

Windows XP includes its own backup program, although you may need to do some digging to find it. You can also take your pick of third-party programs (listed at the end of this column) that add bells and whistles you won't find in the basic Windows XP Backup utility.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
7 years ago

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Wes Peterson
6. Boot failure, XP Machines running Windows XP hang up during POST (power-on self-test). This problem is bizarre and hard to trace -- but super easy to fix.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
12 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Wes )

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7. Change MS Word Markup Default to Off

How do you turn off Markup comments in Microsoft Word so the next time I open a document, I do not see the markup comments by default?

Posted to KB Topic: Microsoft Office
7 years ago

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Vicki Nelson
8. Clean Start Menu and Registry Entries Second article of the series, Windows XP Tip of the Month. Optimize your operating system for faster performance.
12 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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9. Command Prompt From Any Folder

Hold down the Shift key and right click on any folder in Windows 7 and select Open command window here. A command prompt will open with the current directory set automatically.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
6 years ago

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10. Configuring a Windows 7 Network

There are four different types of logical networks by which you can access files and devices or share an internet connection:

  • Homegroup
  • Workgroup
  • Windows domain
  • Public network
Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
5 years ago, and updated 5 years ago

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Wes Peterson
11. Consolas - The Best Fixed Width Font! Fixed-space fonts are valuable and desireable in programming editors, because they can allow precise block selection and it's what programmers spend hours every day looking at. Courier and now Courier New have been the standard for years, but now there's another font you should consider.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
11 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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Mike Prestwood
12. Cool Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts The Microsoft Windows Key (WinKey) does more than just display the Start menu.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
13 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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14. Download Windows Help for Vista and Server 2008 Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) does not ship with Microsft Vista nore with Windows Server 2008 but is available for download.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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15. Enable Telnet in Windows 7

telnet is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
6 years ago

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16. FileZilla: A Great FTP Program File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has many uses, and there are a host of good FTP programs, both commercial and free. FileZilla is a free, open-source solution that rivals, and even exceeds, some of the best commercial FTP programs.
Posted to KB Topic: Cool Windows Tools
9 years ago

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17. Find Driver Tip

If you know the correct driver is installed on your computer some place but don't remember where or know it's part of Windows, use the browse  for local driver option and specifiy a path of C:\ and check the include subfolders checkbox.

For example, in Vista, if there are no bluetooth devices on you computer when Vista is installed, the bluetooth stack isn't loaded. To load it, simply put your USB bluetooth dongle in an available USB port and use the tip above to load the Vista bluetooth driver.

8 years ago

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Wes Peterson
18. Free Vector Drawing: Creative Docs.Net and Inkscape

Free Vector Drawing Program.

Vector drawing software is more and more important as programs and web sites become more graphically demanding. Here we introduce two, free alternatives to the traditional - and costly - mainstays.

Posted to KB Topic: Cool Windows Tools
9 years ago

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Joshua Delahunty
19. Hidden Searching Secrets in Windows XP You've probably used the Find Files feature of Windows in the past. And it seemed slow. By enabling the Indexing Service feature, you will be able to speed up this process, and make searching files, including phrases and words internal to the files on your drive, MUCH faster. Just follow the steps below, and you'll be on your way to a much faster find feature.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
12 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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20. How to setup a shortcut in Vista

To create a shortcut, right click on the deskop and select New | Shortcut. The old ways of altering the properties or even copying existing shortcuts is now very limited.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 8 years ago

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21. How To Use Windows Easy Transfer http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-data-from-old-computer-to-windows-8/
50 months ago

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Mike Prestwood
22. Installing Software in Safe Mode Can I install software in Windows safe mode?
9 years ago

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Wes Peterson
23. Microsoft Embraces Open Document Format?

To read some of the blogs and press releases out there, one might think that Microsoftt has embraced ODF as it's native file format. While that would be cool, it isn't the case, and cause for celebration is premature.

Posted to KB Topic: Microsoft Office
10 years ago, and updated 7 years ago

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24. Microsoft Gives Windows XP A Limited Reprieve Trying to avoid an exodus to Linux on ultra low-cost PCs, Microsoft will allow discount computer makers to sell XP for an extended time.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
9 years ago

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Wes Peterson
25. Nice Image Viewer - Free Although Windows includes Microsoft's Picture Viewer, it has its limitations. Here's a free replacement with some real horsepower.
10 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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26. Not enough quota is available to process this command.

Not enough quota is available to process this command.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
7 years ago

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Vicki Nelson
27. Optimize your Windows Firewall This is Windows Firewall 101. It is essential today that you have some type of personal firewall properly configured.
12 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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28. Primo PDF http://www.primopdf.com/
9 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Wes )

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29. Protect Your Windows Computer Using FREE Tools

Protect your computer before it slows down, you lose data, or someone steals information. The basics are an antivirus program, Windows Updates, and a firewall. Beyond that, I like to use several programs that add layers of protection to your computer.

8 years ago, and updated 8 years ago

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30. ReadyBoost Windows Vista introduced Windows ReadyBoost, a new way to add memory to your system. You can use non-volatile flash memory, such as a ReadyBoost compliant USB flash drive, to improve performance without having to add additional system memory. Superfetch, Vista's new caching scheme, takes full advantage of all system memory and ReadyBoost expands the available cache memory. This speeds up your computer because accessing a flash drive is significantly faster than accessing a hard drive.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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31. ReadyBoost and Virtual Memory Paging What is the relationship between ReadyBoost and virtual paging?
9 years ago

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Vicki Nelson
32. Remove Temporary Windows Files Clear up space on your hard drive by deleting temp files left behind by Windows.
12 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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33. See Inside svchost.exe See what services are running inside of SvcHost.EXE. See what is causing your 99% CPU usage.
10 years ago
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34. Show Not Present Hidden Drivers in Device Manager

Right click on My Computer and select the Properties menu option then select the Advanced tab (in Vista, select the Advanced system settings then the Advanced tab). Click the Environment Variables button then the New button and add the following:

  • name = devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
  • value = 1

Select Ok twice to close the Environment Variables dialog. In Device Manager on the Hardware tab, select View | Show Hidden Devices. Now both hidden devices and non-present devices will be listed. The non-present devices are grayed out.

8 years ago, and updated 7 years ago
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35. Slow Open and Save Dialogs in MS Office When running an Office application, like Word, have you ever encountered maddeningly slow response in the Open or Save dialogs? Here's the cause - and cure.
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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36. Speed Up Your Windows Computer for FREE

If your computer was fast but is now slow, you can use techniques such as adware removers, defrag, and others to bring your PC back to life! You can also add hardware to speed up your computer (RAM, SATA HD, better video card, etc.).

8 years ago, and updated 8 years ago

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37. SuperFetch Memory caching scheme introduced with Windows Vista that tracks what kind of applications you use and loads them into RAM so they can be launched faster. SuperFecth can use ReadyBoost to add to the available cache using a ReadyBoost compliant USB 2.0 flash drive. SuperFetch and ReadyBoost speed up virtual memory transactions.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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38. The Infamous Path Bug

Error: Exception has been thrown by target of an invocation.

Solution: Shorten the path of the environmental variable, run SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe 

28 months ago, and updated 13 months ago

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Sally
39. Trojan Horse Trojan.Peacomm This Trojan Horse drops a driver program file to download additional security threats.
10 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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40. Turn On Offline Files in Vista How do I enable Offline Files in Windows Vista?
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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41. Turn On Vista Aero How do I turn on Vista Aero?
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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42. Ultimate List of Free Windows Vista Software from Microsoft http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1844.entry
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8 years ago

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43. Ultimate List of Free Windows XP Software from Microsoft http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1231.entry?wa=wsignin1.0
Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
8 years ago

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44. Uninstall IE9

How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9?

6 years ago

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45. Uninstall in Safe Mode

By default, you cannot uninstall programs in Safe Mode. Whatever issue you are handling, your first choice is to resolve it using more acceptable solutions such as using System Restore or MSConfig. For MSConfig, try disabling all startup programs then see if you can use Add/Remove Programs. If you wish to enable the Windows Installer Service while in Safe Mode, add the following registry entry:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer\VE\TREG_SZ\F\D %Service%

Posted to KB Topic: Windows XP
8 years ago

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46. USB Flashdrive ReadyBoost Size What size ReadyBoost compatible USB 2 Flashdrive should I buy?
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago

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47. Vista Anybody? With the release of Vista just around the corner, there are two things you should know.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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48. Vista Processor Limits How many processors can Windows Vista use?
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9 years ago

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49. Vista SP1 Is Here, Finally! Of course SP1 fixes some bugs, but more interesting are it's new features!
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago
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50. Vista SP1 Missing ACPI.SYS file w/ error code of 0xc0000098 Missing critical file ACPI.SYS (error code 0xc0000098).
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
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51. Vista SP1 Rollback Error Service Pack did not install. Reverting changes.
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9 years ago

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52. Vista: Serious flaw with file sharing

Vista's new SMB2 file sharing protocol has a fatal defect.

10 years ago, and updated 8 years ago

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53. Windows 7 Pricing Announced

The Windows 7 Home, Professional, and Ultimate editions will retail at a lower price than Vista. The upgrade pricing is available for XP and Vista users but XP users will have to perform a clean install. Gone is the Business edition. It's now back to it's pre-Vista Professional name.

Windows 7 Pricing:

  • Home Premium New User: $199.99, Upgrade: $119.99
  • Professional New User: $299.99, Upgrade: $199.99
  • Ultimate New User: $319.99, Upgrade: $219.99
Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
8 years ago
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54. Windows 7 Trials and Triumphs

This begins the saga of my personal experiences with Windows 7.

Although Prestwood IT Solutions has Win7 installed on some machines for testing purposes, I wasn't involved in setting any of them up. What follows are my personal experiences setting up a new Win7 machine for my home office, installing the software I need, and resolving the inevitable problems that arise along they way.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
7 years ago

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55. Windows 7, 8, and 10 Memory Recommendation

How much memory do I need with Windows XP?

Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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56. Windows Max Path+Filename Limit

What is the maximum file + path name allowed in Windows?

13 months ago

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57. Windows Update vs Microsoft Update What is the difference between Windows Update and Microsoft Update?
9 years ago

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58. Windows Virtualization The act of isolating or unbinding one computing resource from another. Windows virtualization adds virtualization services to the core Windows operating system at a fundamental level.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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59. Windows Vista Memory Recommendation How much memory do I need with Windows Vista?
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago
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