Tag Archives: Vista

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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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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Reset your Task Bar

To reset your taskbar to the default position, restart your computer in Safe mode. To start your computer in Safe mode, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test … Continue reading

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