Nov 26 2007

Disable Vista’s Autotuning To Improve Wireless Connectivity

If you are having problems with your wireless networking you maybe trying to connect to an older router or Wireless Access Point (WAP) that is not compatible with Vista’s Auto tuning feature many public hotspots also have this problem. Here’s how to disable it. Click the Start Orb an type ” Command ” into the […]

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Nov 25 2007

What is Safe Mode

Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words “Safe Mode” appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when […]

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Nov 24 2007

Setup Vista To Boot Into Safe Mode On Next Boot

Sometimes you need to boot into Safe Mode to recover from system problems, trouble shoot issues or upgrade drivers. To enter Safe Mode you would continually press the F8 key when rebooting and hope you pressed it at the right time or you’d try it again ( I can never seem to get it the […]

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Nov 19 2007

Taking A Few Days Off for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers, See you 11-24-07 Kevin. Please visit our new site at The3List Why Do Bad Things Happen In 3″s.

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Nov 19 2007

Make Your Icon Text Easier To Read By Removing Desktop Drop Shadows

Depending on your desktop wallpaper you choose or if you have vision problems having Drop Shadows enabled may make your Icon names hard to read. but they can quickly be removed. Here’s how. Right click your Computer icon and choose Properties. In the Tasks pane choose Advanced System Settings. If you are prompted for an […]

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Nov 17 2007

Running The DirectX Diagnostic Tool

DirectX Diagnostic Tool helps you troubleshoot issues with the DirectX suite of multimedia technologies that come with Windows. If you’re having trouble getting game animation or a movie to run properly, you should run DirectX Diagnostic Tool to try to find the source of the problem. To run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool 1. Click on […]

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Nov 14 2007

Generate A System Diagnostic Report In Windows Vista

The System Diagnostic Report is one of the most useful utilities I found yet in Windows Vista. Get ready for a flood of information from the handy report. Here’s how. Click the Start Orb and type Performance in the Search Bar. Click Performance and Information tools in the results. In the Tasks pane choose Advanced […]

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