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Friday, April 25, 2008

Windows Vista Tips

If you are like many people that have a new computer and are in desperate need of help, do not worry, there are many folks in your situation. Your new Windows Vista Program can be very confusing if you have never had any experience with it before, but all you need is a few Windows Vista pointers. Once you get used to the system, you will be able to maneuver through it quickly and without any problems.

When you buy your computer you will have a default theme. If you do not like this, there is a simple way to change it. All you have to do is go to start, select control panels and then high light themes. You will have your choice of themes to choose from. You can also change the settings of the default folders that are on your computer. It is easy. Go to start and then select the control panel and the folders options. Select the view tab and then check and uncheck the options under the advanced settings. When you are done, click ok.

If you are a multi-tasker and do a lot of work at once, then you probably have a quite a few windows open at once. If you are in the habit of having to walk away from your computer and do not want to shut it down all the time, then you can hibernate your computer. Putting it in this mode will allow you to leave the applications open and not worry about having to reboot your computer. This takes quite a bit of time.

If you have been looking for the Windows messenger on your Windows Vista, it is not there. It is not installed by default like other programs. You will have to install it your self by finding a link to the download page at the Microsoft in the Start Menu.

If you are looking to increase available disc space on your computer it is very easy. All you have to do is go to start. You will see an instant search text box. Simply type “disc clean up” in the box. Then you will need to open the disk cleanup tool and select the option titled: Files from all users on this computer. Select the drive that you would like to clean up and select the “more options” tab. Then you will click the option titled: Clean Up under System Restore and shadow copies. Then in the confirmation screen you will click delete. It is just that simple. More disc space frees you to download more pictures and do other things on your computer. It will also help your computer to run a little quicker. Windows Vista is easier than you think. Keep working and every day it will be a little easier.

More tips to come!

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