I want to continue using the Recycling Bin because I don’t ever want to risk losing my important work files. That said, I need to do something to the Recycling Bin—even perhaps disabling it—because I can’t currently delete a file or folder due to the Recycling Bin being corrupted. Ideally, instead of trying to solve […]
The Windows series of operating systems are developed by Microsoft and are the most popular desktop operating systems in the world. While the versions of Windows have differed over the years to try to provide what was best with the current day technology, each one has come with a graphical user interface and a desktop so users can view files and folders.
Part of what makes these Windows operating systems so popular is the wide variety of each version. For example, with the latest Windows 10 operating system, you can buy a Home version, Pro version, Education version, and Enterprise version. The idea here is to offer something for people’s computers at home and the working professionals while coming in at different costs: naturally, the edition with the most features would be more expensive.
Windows operating systems are very popular to use for businesses and companies because of their “Group Policies” that allow administrators to manage lots of different users, the user’s permissions and the overall computer’s configuration.
The Windows Vista operating system comes with a Command Prompt, where you can enter many codes. Some of those codes are an alternative way of using the operating system, while others will execute commands that can be done no other way. There are two versions of the Command Prompt: a standard one and an elevated […]
The Windows Vista operating system comes as a 64-bit OS. Even though Windows Vista can be 64-bit, the default setting for the Windows Media Player is always 32-bit. This is because compatibility issues with other software can arise with the 64-bit version. If you know that all your software is compatible with the 64-bit technology, […]
All web browsers will give you the option to allow or bock cookies. The cookies aren’t affiliated with the web browsers directly but rather the websites that you are viewing from within the browser. A website can want to serve a cookie for a number of reasons. They might want to track your general location […]
Windows Vista allows you to change the amount to time it takes before a menu will pop up o your computer’s display after you have hovered the mouse over an interactive menu such as the Start menu. The following tutorial demonstrates how to change the amount of delay time that is assigned to menus when […]
You can set up the Event Viewer in Windows Vista to send you an email when the even you set up in the event log has happened. What is Event Viewer? Every applications that runs on your computer will be recorded as an event log in the Event Viewer. The Event Viewer is handy for […]
You can view the Reliability Monitor chart in all version of Windows Vista to check for application failures, hardware failures, windows failures, and other miscellaneous failures. The chart makes it easy for you to see what applications had the problems and on what days. The following tutorial demonstrates how to troubleshoot common Windows Vista application […]
The Windows Vista operating system will run programs during the booting phase of the computer’s startup. It’s standard for operating systems such as Vista to run some programs during boot, but the longer you use your operating system, the more and more you may find additional programs have added themselves to the boot process. This […]
If you are trying to install a program and the Windows Vista operating system doesn’t let, there are some common troubleshooting techniques you can try to solve the problem. The following tutorial demonstrates how to fix program installation errors, aka problems that arise when your operating system won’t allow you to install programs, when you […]
Oftentimes people delete files accidentally or that they later wish that hadn’t. Wishing you still had something you threw in the bin in real life isn’t a huge deal because bins only get collected once per week for most people. Since deleting everything straight away would be a bit harsh in the virtual world, Microsoft […]
The Windows operating system relies on some key components such as the Kerberos authentication to be able to tell you the correct time from its clock that you will always find from the bottom right corner of the taskbar known as the system tray. To display the time correctly Windows Vista relies on the BIOS. […]
Windows operating systems have a computer maintenance feature called Disk Clean-up (cleanmgr.exe) which is designed to help you clean up disk space by removing all unnecessary files. Disk Clean-up gives you the choice of removing some file locations while retaining others; thus giving you ample flexibility regarding which files will be kept and which ones […]
Multi-booting is when you install more than one operating system on a computer. The way in which you would do this is not via a virtual PC but rather by booting the operating system as soon as the PC loads via the Boot menu. Dual-booting a computer is the same as multi-booting but specifically is […]
Windows operating systems have a system restore feature that allows you to essentially turn back time and reload an older version of the operating system. When you perform this action it will mean that the current state of your operating system is lost and what was on your computer back on that day that you […]
In Windows, uptime is the known expression for the exact opposite of downtime. The Windows operating system allows you to view the system uptime, which shows you in days, hours, and minutes, how long the system has been “up” for. The uptime lets you know how long the computer has been reliably turned on. Most […]
The following files are registry files, otherwise known as registration entries, are text-based files that can be used to add or change values in the Windows registry. You could always change these values in the registry manually if you wish, but the files will make the changes automatically for you and thus limits the technical […]
When learning to become a Microsoft Windows technician, one of the most valuable tricks you can learn is how to boot the computer into safe mode. In safe mode, you can run an antivirus scan to remove malware from your computer; without safe mode, this is not always possible as the malware could be purposefully […]