Tips To Improve Performance Of Your Vista PC

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There are a few things that you can do to improve the performance of your Windows Vista computer. This article discusses those programs that are inevitable to improve the performance of your Windows Vista computer. You can know more about these programs and then make use of these programs to improve the performance of your Windows Vista computer.

Windows Defender

This is an antispyware antimalware program that comes integrated with the Windows Vista operating system. This tool can be used as an anti virus program and it can scan your PC for any infections or for the presence of any malicious computer programs. To access Windows Defender, click on the Start button, select Control Panel and then choose Windows Defender.

Hard Drive Optimization

If your hard disk is filled with data, it can slow down the speed of your PC, and increase the time taken to boot the PC and launch the installed programs. Deleting those files that you no longer need and getting rid of old programs can free up the space in your hard disk thereby improving the access times.

Tools like Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup will also help you to clean the hard disk of your PC. The Disk Cleanup program can automatically delete the unnecessary files while the Disk Defragmenter program can reorganize the data that is stored in the hard drive to improve the performance of your PC. The users can access both these tools from the System Tools folder. To reach this folder, click on Start, select All Programs, go to Accessories and then select System Tools.

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ReadyBoost is a feature that is available for all the versions of the Windows Vista operating system. As per the Windows Vista help team, ReadyBoost allows the user to use non-volatile flash memory, like a USB flash drive to increase the performance without having the need to add any additional Random Access Memory. To get access to the ReadyBoost setup, connect a flash drive to your computer, click on the Start button, select Computer and then right click on the flash drive. From the list of options that appear, select Properties and then click on the ReadyBoost tab.

These are some of the important programs that you can make use of to improve the performance of your Windows Vista computer. If you have any doubts, you can contact the Windows Vista help team.

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Deployment Tools Do Not Support Windows XP Migrations

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As the deadline for End of Support for XP approaches Microsoft has offered a workaround configuration in its deployment toolkit to help organizations migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. it is possible to make modifications to the installation of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 so that Windows XP to Windows 8.1 migrations can become faster. Michael Niehaus has listed some steps to make these modifications in the Microsoft blog post. The toolkit is specially designed for company deployments and for use by IT professionals and original toolkit manufacturers.

Many organizations are in a frenzy to jump over to the new operating system but analysts say that it would be a better idea to jump to Windows 7 than to Windows 8. Sharing the same opinion are many third party Windows 8 migration tool makers. Thomas Koll, CEO of Laplink, which makes desktop migration solutions said, “For Windows XP users, upgrading to Windows 8 will be a nightmare and almost impossible.”

MDT 2013 is a free solution accelerator developed by Microsoft, which supports the broader package of free tools like Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1. According to Niehaus, “some of the tools released as part of the ADK for Windows 8.1 don’t support Windows 8.1.”

Both User State Migration Tool and BOOTSECT.EXE, Niehaus noted, do not support migrations from the Windows XP OS. It is possible to make some workaround so that MDT 2013 can be employed to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. The blog has a huge list of steps for those IT pros who would like to take over the burden.

One of the main reasons why the deployment toolkits do not support a Windows XP to Windows 8.1 jump is because Microsoft believes older machines that could support windows XP will not meet the hardware compatibility for Windows 8.1. In fact the company states this out plain and direct in its Windows 8.1 upgrade instructions. However if anyone is planning to make the installation, Microsoft recommends performing a clean install.

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The alarming news is that Windows XP still owns about 29 percent share which means millions of computers become prone to attacks and other problems post the deadline, which is April 8th, 2014. However, those with Windows Vista still have sufficient time to upgrade their operating systems. Windows Vista help should be sufficient to handle any problems on Windows Vista. Windows XP help and support will become obsolete, past the date after which even Microsoft is not exactly liable to any problems on the computer.

Those with Windows Vista can avail Windows Vista help and support but Windows XP better start moving to a newer Windows version if they wish to safeguard their computers.

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How To Reset Your Password In Windows Vista?

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If you are using the Windows Vista operating system in your computer, there are chances that you may encounter login issues in your system. While trying to login, you may forget the password. But, you don’t have to worry. You can use the following methods provided by the Windows Vista help to recover the password:

Using a password reset disk:

  • In the first step, you can start your computer and navigate to the Vista login screen.
  • Once you enter a wrong password, you would be able to see the Reset password link on the Vista login screen.
  • Next, you can click on this link to go the Password Reset Wizard screen. Now, click Next.
  • If you see more than one disk, make sure to select the right disk and then click Next.
  • Now, you can enter a new password and password hint and again click Next. Once you reset the login password, you can click on Finish.

Using safe mode option

  • Once you boot the Windows Vista PC, you can press the F8 key. This would take you to the Advanced Boot Options.
  • In the next step, you can choose the Safe Mode option with Command Prompt and then press Enter. While entering the Safe Mode option, you need to use your available admin account. This would bring up a command prompt on the screen.
  • Now, you need to enter net user in command prompt and then press Enter. Now, you would get a list of all the accounts that are being used on the Windows Vista system.

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  • You can use your own administrator account username and then enter a new password. Here, make sure to keep a unique password but something that you would not forget easily. Once you type in the information, you can go ahead and press Enter. At any point of time, you can also seek assistance from the Windows Vista help technicians to help in retrieving your password.
  • After successfully creating the new password on the locked admin account, you need to enter shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter. This would enable the computer to reboot automatically and then you can log on Win Vista.

By following these methods, you would be able to successfully reset your password. For more assistance regarding the common Windows Vista issues, feel free to contact our technical support team.

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Steps To Check Your Version Of Windows OS In Your System

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Windows Search, or Windows Desktop Search, as it is popularly known, is a search tool developed by Microsoft. This amazing option enables users to search files within their computer against those on the Internet. This feature was introduced in Windows Vista and has been continued in the subsequent versions of the Windows OS. According to the Windows tech support, using this desktop search program has its own benefits because the search results arrive within a few seconds. If you are not able to find the files in your search box, you can also contact Windows tech support technicians to repair the issues.

As mentioned earlier, once you enter the keywords to search for the programs and files, the search box provides you with a list of the search results. Now, if you contact Windows tech support to fix the issues related to the search box, you should always be aware of the version of the Windows OS running in your system. Although this may sound simple, finding out the type of OS can be a tedious task. To know about the version of Windows running in your system, you might be thinking about checking the information in your system properties. But you would not find the Windows version here. You need to check this information in the system32 folder, wherein you can find a Version Reporter Applet. This information would tell you about the type of version and edition of Windows you are running in your system. All you would require is to click on the Start menu search, and access the applet if you know the exact name of it.

Version Reporter Applet

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Now, if you are running Windows 7 operating system in your computer, you can try the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support technicians.

  • In the first step, you need to click on the Start Orb option then type by winver into the Start Menu search box. Now, you need to press Enter. Alternatively, you can also click on the Program link.
  • Now, if you check the second line in the About Windows dialog, it would tell you the version you are running in your system.

These steps would help you to check the version of the Windows 7 OS running in your system. For more information regarding the Windows Search box, feel free to contact our 24/7 technical support team.

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Saving Email Templates In Microsoft Outlook 2010

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Microsoft Outlook is an email manager program that is widely being used by people all over the world for managing their emails. One of the best features of the Outlook program is that it allows the user to manage multiple email accounts from a single email client. The program also has many other features, one among them is the template-making feature. Here we discuss simple instructions from Outlook help center on how a user can make templates in the Outlook 2010 program and save it in the computer.


  • Open the Microsoft Outlook application by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop and then click on the Home tab found at the left top corner of the application window.
  • Click on the option named New Group and then select the New E-mail tab from the drop down menu options that appear on the screen.
  • In the mail body, enter the content that you would like to include in the template you are going to create now. Outlook help center suggests you to make sure that you enter much static contents in the email body so that there will not be any need for you to change the template for using in the future.
  • Click on the File tab found at the top of the application window and then click on the option Save As found in the drop down menu.
  • In the sub option that appears on the screen, click on Save as Type and then click on the Outlook Template option from the drop down menu.

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  • Now a new window will pop open in the screen, type in a name for the template that you have created just now so that it can be saved and identified easily. Remember to name the template according to its use so that you will be able to select it when required easily. Type the name in the textbox found next to the option named as File Name.
  • After typing in the file name, click on the Save button for saving the template in your required location.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to save a template in the Outlook program. If you are not able to save the template, feel free to contact the Outlook help and support team for getting further support.

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