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The Snipping Tool is a program that is part of the Windows Vista Tablet PC Optional Components feature. Snipping Tool allows you to take selections of your windows or desktop and save them as snips, or screen shots, on your computer.This is very handy when you need a logo from a site, that is using a text based logo with no images that you can download and save.
Unless you have the Tablet PC Optional Components feature enabled, the Snipping Tool will not be available on your Windows Vista read more
Written by Tony on December 30th, 2008 with no comments.
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Viruses and other security threats can control your PC by executing code from within memory. To prevent damage, the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows operating system monitors program applications to ensure they use protected memory in a safe manner. Any incorrect usage, by an application, of protected memory and Data Execution Prevention steps in and automatically closes the application.Simply,Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a set of hardware and software technologies read more
Written by Tony on December 29th, 2008 with 2 comments.
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Installing many different programs to Windows Vista can eventually slow down your computer.You may notice that your computer is very slow at start up. This may be due to the fact that many or some of your installed programs are configured to start automatically when your Windows Vista computer starts up. And this will definitely slow the start up process as well as consume memory.
Disabling startup programs in Windows Vista can greatly increase the speed of your computer and usually will not read more
Written by Tony on December 28th, 2008 with no comments.
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Do you want to make sure your children are protected from mature content when they use a browser to view content on the Internet? With the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft has introduced a new security feature called Windows Parental Controls. Windows Parental Controls allows a parent to configure, on a per user basis, various restrictions on what that user can do on the Windows Vista computer. These Windows Parental Control settings range from blocking websites to controlling what games read more
Written by Tony on December 28th, 2008 with 1 comment.
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When Windows is installed in a system, some information is asked to be entered during installation time. One such thing is Registered Owner and Organization name. You can enter any desired owner name and organization name at installation time.
Sometimes when you purchase a PC that comes with XP pre-installed the actually copy of XP (usually on OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) copy) may be registered to the company that build the PC. To view the registered owner of your Windows Vista read more
Written by Tony on December 26th, 2008 with no comments.
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Do you want to create a quick network connection between two computers or laptops to share some files? Or maybe you want to share an internet connection between two computers?
Windows Vista has a build-in feature to create a quick ad hoc wireless network connection, this means you can connect directly with another computer or laptop without the need of a router.An adhoc network is a wireless network connection without a central node. The network is dispersed which requires no base station read more
Written by Tony on December 26th, 2008 with 2 comments.
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One of the improvements that Microsoft has improved upon over the other Windows releases are Windows Vista’s backup features that are incorporated in to System Restore. The backup features are turned on by default so with all of the automatic backing up Windows Vista does, it won’t take long to lose quite a bit of disk space. It may not be a bad idea to go in and delete the old backup files,shadow copy files and restore points to increase your available disk space.You’re pretty read more
Written by Tony on December 24th, 2008 with no comments.
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