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How to Set Up Meeting Space for Windows Vista

Collaborating with others is easier than ever thanks to Vista's Meeting Space tool. To get the most out of this tool, you need to take a few minutes to set up Meeting Space to work with your needs. But [more…]

How to Collaborate with Windows Meeting Space on an Ad Hoc Network

Meeting Space is Windows Vista's collaboration tool. It can be used to set up a meeting with others who happen to be nearby or over a larger LAN network. It's easy to hold an ad hoc meeting in Meeting [more…]

How to Get Windows Vista to Recognize a Digital Camera

Windows Vista usually greets digital cameras as soon as they’re plugged into the computer. If it doesn't, you need to know how to get Windows Vista to recognize your camera so that you can transfer your [more…]

How to Share a Folder in Windows Vista without Moving It to the Public Folder

Part of the joy of having a network is sharing your drives, data, printers, and folders. Vista tells you that if you want to share something over your private network, move it to the Public Folder. But [more…]

How to Determine Which Folders You Are Sharing in Windows Vista

If you enabled your Windows Vista computer to share files and folders, you already know that you're sharing the things in your Public folders. But if you've gone beyond that and established sharing privileges [more…]

How to Make an Older Program Run in Windows Vista

Did you know that you can make older programs run in Windows Vista? Many programs are designed to run on a specific version of Windows. When you upgrade to a different version of Windows, those older programs [more…]

How to Retrieve Previous Versions of Files in Windows Vista

Ever changed a file and saved it, only to realize that the original was much better? Ever wanted to start from scratch from a document you changed last week? A new feature in some versions of Windows Vista [more…]

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows Vista

Every once in a while, it’s good computer practice to create a system restore point in Windows Vista, particularly when you install some software or tweak some settings in Windows and things seem to be [more…]

How to Work with Tabs in Internet Explorer

A tab is a sort of window within a window that you can use to view any number of sites. When you work with tabs in Internet Explorer, having the ability to keep a few tabs open at a time means you can [more…]

How to Back Up Files to a Writable CD or DVD in Windows Vista

You need to regularly back up your Windows Vista files to a writeable CD or DVD or risk losing everything. Backing up files is a good computing practice, guaranteeing that you have a copy of all your work [more…]

Watching Videos in Windows Media Player

You can use the Windows Media Player to play videos and TV shows in Windows Vista. Playing videos works much like playing a digital song. First, switch to the video library by choosing Video from the Library [more…]

How to Listen to Internet Radio on Windows Media Player

You may have noticed that Windows Media Player no longer contains an option to access Internet radio stations in the Windows Vista version, but don't let that slow you down. You can still play your favorite [more…]

How to Set Up Windows Media Center for the First Time

Getting your Windows Vista computer set up to run Windows Media Center for the first time is simple but time-consuming. In fact, don’t start Media Center for the first time unless you have a good 15 or [more…]

Getting Around Vista's Windows Media Center

Vista's Windows Media Center offers a lot of options and is a big improvement over Media Center XP. Take a few minutes to Explore Vista's Windows Media Center to ensure that you know all of its bells and [more…]

Getting the Most Out of Windows Media Center

Vista's Windows Media Center has come a long way. But you'll find that there are some features that duplicate the features of Windows Media Player and Photo Gallery. To get the most out of the Windows [more…]

How to Back Up Your Digital Photos to DVD or CD in Windows Vista

With Windows Vista, creating a CD or DVD backup of your digital photos is a snap. Thanks to digital cameras, people have more photographs than ever. And for most of us, 95% of those pictures are only on [more…]

How to Create a Movie Quickly with Movie Maker's AutoMovie

If you don't have time to learn all the ins and outs of Movie Maker and simply want a movie — fast — you can use Movie Maker’s AutoMovie function to create a movie for you. Although it isn't perfect, AutoMovie [more…]

How to Set Up Windows Mail to Work with an AOL Account

If you have an AOL e-mail account, you can use the Windows Mail tool to send and receive your messages. However, setting up Windows Mail in Windows Vista to work with an AOL account requires a few extra [more…]

How to Set Up Windows Mail to Work with a Gmail Account

If you have a Gmail account, you can use the Windows Mail tool to send and receive your messages. However, setting up Windows Mail in Windows Vista to work with a Gmail account requires a few extra steps [more…]

How to Adjust the Appearance of ClearType Fonts in Windows Vista

ClearType is a special anti-aliasing tool developed by Microsoft to improve the appearance of fonts in certain monitors, such as LCD flat screens. Because every monitor is a bit different, Microsoft gives [more…]

How to Restore Lost Files and Folders Using Windows Vista's Backup and Restore Center

As long as you've previously backed up your PC, restoring lost files and folders couldn’t be simpler with Windows Vista's Backup and Restore Center. [more…]

How to Bookmark a Windows Vista Help and Support Center Article

Vista’s Help and Support Center ties directly into the Microsoft Windows Help Web site. If you know the trick, you can bookmark a specific Windows Vista Help and Support Center article. Once you've opened [more…]

When Not to Use Remote Assistance to Fix a Windows Vista Problem

Remote Assistance can be a great way to get help fixing computer problems, but it's important to know when not to use Remote Assistance to fix your Windows Vista problems. Remote Assistance is great at [more…]

How to Know Which Files Are Safe to Delete with Windows Vista's Disk Cleanup

When your computer is running low on space, Vista's Disk Cleanup will locate a wide variety of files that you can delete, but if you don't know which files are safe to delete, you might delete a file that [more…]

How to Open the Windows Vista Command Prompt within a Specific Folder

Many advanced Windows commands are best issued from the command prompt (you know, the old DOS-like C:\> command line). Advanced Vista users have long been frustrated by the hassle of Vista's enormous pathnames [more…]

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