Ultimate Tips & Tricks

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If your taskbar keeps getting stuck and you're completely helpless here is what you can do.
  • First of all go to http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and download the free malware bytes software.
  • Once you have installed it in your computer. Carry on running a full scan of your computer's main drive
  • Once you have the outcomes remove the corrupt files.
  • Once you are done removing the unwanted files you should restart, your pc and feel the difference.

The auto run settings in Windows Vista manage what happens every time your pc interacts with any removable source such as CDs, DVDs, or USBs.
  • Click on start and go to the Control Panel.
  • When you are in the control panel tab Select Hardware and Sound,      
  • Then on click on the auto play button to open the auto run settings.
  • Right click to see different variations of how Vista handles the different kinds of removable sources. If you want to disable Auto run completely simply go to Take No Action from each of the options, then click on save to apply the alterations you made and return to the Control Panel.
  • When you are done with it all make sure to run a test to make sure Auto run is working the way you want it to. If you face any problems just reopen the Auto Play control panel and check its action.

Sure its appealing the first couple of times you use vista it looks pretty cool but at the end of the day most of us agree it's pretty much useless.

  • Right-click on the Vista sidebar.
  • Click on properties.
  • Next you need to uncheck the start sidebar in the checkbox in the window that appeared.
  • right click on the sidebar button
  • Scroll down and click on exit.

In order to capture the current screen you are viewing, the Vista snipping tool needs to be installed. Once it has been installed it is a good practice to restart your computer.
Click on the Windows Vista Start Icon (pictured here) and in the search box where it says "start search" type over "Snipping Tool" the Windows Vista Snipping Tool should appear at the top of the programs search box.

Now, you need to click on the Snipping Tool link and the Snipping Tool will become noticeable in the middle of the screen.  Now click on options and then click on the display icon found in the Quick Launch Toolbar so it has a tick mark next to it. Click Ok, and then click the option that shows X in the top right corner.

If you want to capture a screen shot, simply locate the snipping tool on your windows quick launch toolbar then you might have to click on the >> symbol to see the snipping tool option then click on the snipping tool link. The cursor of your mouse will turn into a CROSS; use this cross to locate the area on the screen that you want to take a screen shot of click and release. Another window will pop up on the side with the capture area displaying. Then, click on the file and save as to save the captured copy to your system Choose .JPG or .GIF and save the copy to your hard drive. It's just as simple as that now you can use it for whatever purpose you need to.

  • Before you do anything, back-up all the things that you need like pictures, Songs or important documents you might have.
  • Put the original cd of windows Vista in your CD-Rom and boot it up. Let the PC load up.
  • When the computer loads up, choose the option which will format the hard disk. Be sure that you have everything you'll need from your files.
  • If you want to remove specific programs, you'll have to go to the add/remove programs tab in the control panel and choose what you want to remove.

Things to Watch Out For!

  • Doing this won't actually un-install Windows Vista as a program in un-installed but a different OS such as Linux needs to be selected to achieve this result. That will overwrite Windows Vista. If you install    another version of Windows, it won't write over your files that were stored on Windows Vista. Instead, it will give you the option to import them into the new operating system. Still, it is always a good idea to back up all your files before making any major changes to your computer.
  • The main drive which includes the Windows folder (C :/) cannot be configured.
  • By doing these acts, one should keep in mind that all the files, pictures, songs etc will be erased and proper back-up of required items should be ready.

Is your computer taking forever to start up? Is it getting stuck every now and then? Such scenarios can be extremely annoying and frustrating, here are a few easy steps to help you boost up the speed and prevent your computer from freezing.
  • Change your Vista user account to suit your needs .You can select options that will disallow annoying pop ups during installation. Look in resources to optimize your user account.
  • Mellow down Vista's Aero Transparency feature. This has to do with graphics, but eats up resources. Look up links in Resources, directly below, to know about the steps to take to reduce the resource drain from Aero.
  •  You can also adjust your Advanced Settings. Also, other features can be toned down in order to ease up Vista facilities and speed up your system.
  •  You should also turn off Unneeded Features and Services. This can truly help speed your start-up time. There are so many things that Vista automatically opens up every time you start up your pc , where as    nearly all of them are completely unnecessary and not required  most of the time .
  • Also disable all unnecessary features and services they all tend to slow down the system to unnecessary heights.

Windows Vista is a smart, sleek and stylish GUI. Following method will guide you how to install Windows Vista in pc.
  • Put the Original cd into the disk drive. Also don’t forget to have the Activation Key ready.
  • Restart your PC with the cd in it. Let the computer Start-up.
  • he Computer will automatically boot up from the CD (this is normal) and enter the Activation key when prompted for it.
  • The Setup will commence and you will be presented with a list of instructions which when followed will lead you through the installation. The time required for installation depends on your computers specifications.
  • After the installation is complete, you can install any other software's like vlc, Fire-fox etc.