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How to Disable Windows Aero on Vista

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Windows Aero is a Vista user interface that uses the translucent effect of Aero Glass, reflections, shadows, and smooth animations. Some people would prefer to disable this eye candy as it’s functionality is purely visual. In some cases a Vista user might even notice a performance boost by disabling Windows Aero. In the following simple …

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Vista Score Not Updating

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Windows Vista Score Not Updating: It appears that many people are having issues with their Windows Experience Index Scores or Vista Performance Scores not updating or refreshing. In many cases, this occurs after a fresh install of Windows Vista, after updating video card drivers or after changing video cards. In the following simple solution, I’ll …

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How to Make Vista Faster

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How to make Vista Faster: In the following simple solution, I’ll show you how to make Vista Startup and Shutdown faster. There are many options available to make your Windows Vista quicker, however, many of these options require reducing Vista’s functionality. We will try to focus on options that do not limit functionality.

Login to Vista as Administrator

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In the following simple solution, I will show you how to login to Windows Vista as Administrator. By default, the Windows Vista Administrative account is disabled and the Administrator user account does not appear during login. However, enabling the admin account to be accessible at login is not very complicated.

Clear Recent Items List

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Clearing the Recent Items List in Windows Vista. In the following simple solution, I’ll show you how to Clear Recent Items on your Windows Vista PC. Much like the Windows XP tutorial on how to Clear Recent Documents, clearing your Vista Recent Items is a step towards removing traces of personal browsing history on your …

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Disable Recent Items Vista

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Disable Recent Items: In the following simple solution, I cover the process of Disabling or Hiding the Recent Items List in Windows Vista. There are cases in which one might want to disable remove the Recent Items List entirely from the Start Menu. This Vista Recent Items List is basically a doorway to your most …

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Question Mark on eMail Replies?

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How can I Remove Question Mark from eMail? How I fixed the ? inserted at the beginning of email replies. Recently, Windows Live Mail began inserting question marks at the beginning of every email I would reply to. As it turns out the beta version of Internet Explorer, installed a few days earlier was the …

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Erase Empty Space on Hard Drive

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In this simple solution, I cover one method to Erase Empty Space on a Hard Drive. By default when you send items to the Recycle Bin, Delete Email, Clear Browsing History, Etc, the information that occupied that space on your Hard Drive can still be recovered until that space is overwritten several times with new …

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