Launch & Manage Windows XP & Vista Applications

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How to Make an Application Start Automatically in Windows XP

Having programs automatically open when you start Windows XP is handy. It's nice to turn on your computer and have applications, such as e-mail, open while you're busy pouring your first cup of coffee. [more…]

How to Make an Application Start Automatically in Windows Vista

Having programs automatically open when you start Windows Vista is handy. It's nice to turn on your computer and have applications, such as e-mail, open while you're busy pouring your first cup of coffee [more…]

How to Restart Windows on Your PC

You need to reset or restart Windows in two instances: You restart whenever Windows tells you to restart (usually after you install something new or make some change), and you restart whenever Something [more…]

How to Add Applications to the Quick Launch Bar in Windows XP

The Quick Launch bar in Windows XP allows you to open programs quickly, but not all programs you'd like to launch may be located on it. To make sure your most-used and favorite programs can be found on [more…]

How to Install Software in Windows XP

If you want to install software in Windows XP, just pop in the software CD. If the installation window appears — as it often does — click Next to run the software and follow the installation prompts. If [more…]

How to Uninstall Programs in Windows XP

Removing applications is generally the same in all versions of Windows. Just follow these steps to uninstall programs you no longer want to use in Windows XP. [more…]

How to Uninstall Programs in Windows Vista

Removing applications is generally the same in all versions of Windows. Just follow these steps to uninstall programs you no longer want to use in Windows Vista. [more…]

How to Switch between Running Applications in Windows Vista

If you need more than one program open at a time, you can quickly switch between those running applications in Windows Vista. The keystroke of genius presented here enables you to quickly and efficiently [more…]

How to Open Recently Used Items in Windows Vista

You can quickly open recently used items in Windows Vista, and you can access all of your recently used items in one place — regardless of the application you used to create them. Finding your recently [more…]

How to Switch between Running Applications in Windows XP

If you need more than one program open at a time, you can quickly switch between those running applications in Windows XP. The keystroke of genius presented here enables you to quickly and efficiently [more…]

How to Open Recently Used Items in Windows XP

You can quickly open recently used items in Windows XP, and you can access all of your recently used items in one place — regardless of the application you used to create them. Finding your recently used [more…]

How to Add Applications to the Quick Launch Bar in Windows Vista

The Quick Launch bar in Windows Vista allows you to open programs quickly, but not all programs you'd like to launch may be located on the Quick Launch bar. To make sure your most-used and favorite programs [more…]

How to Organize the Start Menu in Windows XP

You can organize your Start Menu in Windows XP to include your favorite programs. You can also organize the Start Menu alphabetically so that finding the programs you'd like to open in Windows XP is even [more…]

How to Resize an Application Window in Windows XP

The beauty of Windows is, well, the windows. When you want to display the content of more than one window at a time in Windows XP, you simply need to resize — make bigger or smaller — the windows that [more…]

How to Launch Windows on Your Laptop for the First Time

When you first turn on a brand-new laptop, Windows goes through some gyrations and prompts you to set up Windows on your computer. You're asked certain questions, such as which time zone you live in and [more…]

How to Resize an Application Window in Windows Vista

The beauty of Windows is, well, the windows. When you want to display the content of more than one window at a time in Windows Vista, you simply need to resize — make bigger or smaller — the windows that [more…]

How to Close Applications in Windows Vista

Closing the programs that you're not using in Windows Vista frees up system memory, helping Windows Vista to run faster. Too many open programs can make other functions, such as printing, saving, and moving [more…]

How to Open an Application in Windows Vista

You certainly can't do much unless you actually open a program in Windows Vista, but how do you just that? Actually, you can choose from several different methods to launch an application in Windows Vista [more…]

How to Set Program Defaults in Windows Vista

When you want to use a specific program in Windows Vista to perform a particular function (for example, say that you want to use Firefox for browsing the Web), you just need to set that program as the [more…]

How to Log On to Windows XP

You begin the Windows XP log on process by simply turning on your computer. Having to actually log on to Windows XP depends on whether you've created a user account or utilized the password protection [more…]

How to Work with the Start Menu in Windows Vista

How you choose to access the Start menu, or work with the Start menu, just depends on your basic preferences. Here are two different ways to navigate the Windows Vista Start menu to get you started: [more…]

How to Move Information between Applications in Windows Vista

You may find the need to move information from one application in Windows Vista to another application. For whatever reason you need to copy and paste or cut paste info from one application to another, [more…]

How to Open an Application in Windows XP

You certainly can't do much unless you actually open a program in Windows XP, but how do you just that? Actually, you can choose from several different methods to launch an application in Windows XP. The [more…]

How to Move Information between Applications in Windows XP

You may find the need to move information from one application in Windows XP to another application. If, for whatever reason, you need to copy and paste [more…]

How to Shut Down a Non-Responsive Application in Windows Vista

Learning how to shut down a non-responsive application in Windows Vista can save you from a lot of headaches. Nothing is more frustrating than waiting forever for your computer when it has locked up. Usually [more…]

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