Tag Archives: Windows Vista Guide

Using operators in Search : Hacking Windows Vista and 7

In this post I have discussed how you can use operators to use the integrated search in windows. This Works in Windows Vista and Windows 7  where the search is integrated in the core of windows operating system. I have given examples of Folder search, size search, Date search. There can be many more options just keep trying. Today Morning ...

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Create exact image of partitions with Robocopy [ Windows 7 / Vista ]

Creating images of a directory or partition means an exact duplication sector by sector, so when you restore it reflects the same structure which you had at the time of creating the images. Windows Vista comes with an inbuilt utility called as Robocopy which can Mirror a complete directory tree (partition) which you can even use to create  a stable ...

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Create Hidden tasks in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Vista

This came to me as a surprise but yes Windows  allows you to create hidden task. This options is provides at the time of creating the task and can be seen either by the owner of the task creator or the Administrator of the computer Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management > System Tools > Task ...

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How to effectively use The enhanced right click menu [ Windows Vista ]

I recently switched to Vista, Ashish has written several posts about his Vista Love, and troubleshooting. I liked Vista in several ways, one of the reasons is, the enhanced right click menu option in a folder, the options provided are never seen before. This provides easy handling of folders with very large number of contents, finding a particular file becomes ...

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How to change product key in Windows 7 & Windows 8

Windows Activation Key

In case you would like to change the product key in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 , its a very easy thing to do . Like you have an OEM version and you would like to change to different follow these steps Search for Windows Activation or use the following path Control PanelSystem and SecurityAction CenterWindows Activation Here you get a complete ...

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How to change default program association in Windows

Its a common problem that when you install a new program it changes the file association i.e. Lets say you use Pain to view image files but after you installed Adobe Photoshop it now opens with it. Most of time software do ask this as an option but this till can happen. Another scenario is when you want to change ...

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How to Manage Windows Firewall [ Basic]

Firewall is like a security guard in any company which determines if any person or material is allowed to connect to outside world or any connection from outside can enter your system.  It has been asked to follow some rules, which in Windows are called as Inbound and Outbound rules, before any thing goes out or comes in. Now what ...

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Zoom anything in Windows Vista : Desktop to Folder

This is amazing thing which I discovered today morning when I accidentally hit Ctrl + touchpad scroll on my desktop and it actually did ZOOM.  My icons were 20 times the size and then I got the idea. The functionality of zooming is not just embedded in IE or Office documents rather its integrated in Windows vista. This is specially ...

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Vista Allows to centrally manage volume of Individual Applications

This is an out of the box feature of Vista which allows you to control the sound of individual applications like yahoo messenger, windows live messenger or basically any application which is open and has sound related with it. This makes it easy for the users to control all of them from one place. You can find this by clicking ...

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Use Windows Vista Resource Monitor to track running programs

By default all versions of Windows do provide a task manager where you can see the programs running, cpu usage and memory. But with Windows Vista there comes another out of the box feature called as Resource Monitor. This program categorizes all the running programs according to their usage in the filed of Network, Disk, Memory and CPU. So now ...

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How to tweak your Vista performance Part -2

In the How to tweak your Vista performance Part -1 of this series we covered the following vista tweaks to increase performance A) Disable some useless start up items first. B) Disable the not required services. C) Disable UAC (user account control) in Windows Vista. D) Disable Network Printer Search.Now lets move on to few more tweaks to increase performance ...

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