Ever since Vista Service Pack 1 was installed the Search box was removed from the Start Menu.? Here’s a way to get it back. Not in the exact place but close.
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software?including Conflicker, Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom?and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.
Microsoft releases a new version of the tool on the second Tuesday of every month, and as needed to respond to security incidents, and will run automatically, But you can run it when ever you want by following the steps below.
When you created your user account you were asked to choose a password to use to logon to your account, you also were able to skip this step and not use a password for your account but that’s not the best idea.
The problem with not having a password for your account is that anyone that sits down in front computer has access to all your files. If you would like to add one now or change your existing one follow the steps below.
Windows Vista SP2 Beta is now available for public download from the Microsoft download center. Keep in mind this is a Beta service pack and may cause instabilities in your system. Also you must have SP1 installed first.
If you’re willing to give it a try I would make sure you have a good backup in place first. You will also have to uninstall this beta version when the finished version ships in or around April.
I have been running it for a few weeks now and it seems to be pretty stable so far.
Here are some of the improvements listed.
Place your vote now for the Best Windows Customization Website over at http://vote.mintywhite.com I have had the pleasure of serving as one of the judges for the first round, So check out the sites and cast your vote.
The applicants have entered their sites and the judges are now deciding their four choices in order. The top eight (8) sites, by points, will be entered into the final rounds.
The final rounds will begin with a random slot assignment (1-8.) Two sites will go head to head at a time (think of the world cup finals.) The public will vote for the best site in each “match” and the winner will go on to the next round. Polls will be held here on the main website; you do not need to register to vote.
Many times after replacing your monitor you will also need to adjust your screen resolution to get best picture for your screen size, or maybe you want to see what other resolutions are available to use.? What is Screen Resolution you ask?
Screen Resolution is the setting that determines how much information is displayed on the computer screen, measured horizontally and vertically in pixels. At lower screen resolutions, such as 640 x 480, fewer items fit on the screen, but they are larger. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200, more items fit on the screen but they are smaller. Screen resolutions offered are effected by your monitor size and your video card you have installed.
If you have many wireless networks in your area you probably run into this issue before, By default Vista will switch wireless networks as you travel around which is fine if you’re on the go but sometimes it will also switch networks when you aren’t presenting a problem if you have a stationary computer. Here’s how to adjust that setting.