Category Archives: Vista Tip

Organising your Files – Windows Vista, 7 and 8

You can organise your files in “Details” view by switching on or off which columns show. Most people know they can list them by date, or file name or even size, but other criteria are available. Just have a look … Continue reading

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Windows Mail – Saving Attachments

Some Windows Mail users have small Inbox capacities or old computers with limited storage space, this makes it important to save attachments and delete old emails. Here’s how – step by step, and you can print it off if you … Continue reading

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Which Backup Modes to use

Backup modes: Normal (sometimes called Full): Backs up selected files and marks them as backed up. Copy: Backs up selected files but does not mark them as backed up. Daily: Only those files that were changed today. Incremental: Only those … Continue reading

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Renaming files in bulk – using Windows

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can have a list of files with a sequential names.  This is particularly good for use in digital photo frames and media streamers because then the files will display in the right sequence. It … Continue reading

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Vista Slow, Part 3 – get rid of bling!

Vista is not actually as slow as people make out, but it can be slow to start up and one culprit is the Sidebar.  Unless you really need it get rid of it – it loads on start up and that’s when … Continue reading

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Vista Slow, Part 2 – more RAM required?

Vista seems slow.  Well it can be if you only have 1 Gig of RAM.  Many budget PC and laptops were supplied with only 1 Gig of RAM.  That seemed loads when moving up from Windows XP which sometimes had … Continue reading

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Vista Slow, Part 1 – you need to update?

Vista has the reputation for being slow.  It seems it since the menus slide in and fade out  and do all those fancy tricks. I’ve encountered a lot of PCs and laptops recently which have not been updated. Automatic updates … Continue reading

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What Updates Should I Allow?

This a common question and my stock answer is this: Microsoft Antivirus Adobe Java Anything else consider carefully.  For instance, if you have a HP printer and you get offered an update by HP then by all means have it … Continue reading

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Favourites can get Messy

If you are like me you will have hundreds of favourites, so many it can be difficult to find the one you want.  Wouldn’t it be nice to gather like minded ones in folders?  Well you can. A quick way to … Continue reading

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