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How to fix common problems in Window Vista

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How to fix performance problems in Window Vista

  1. Set a System Restore point
  2. Check the computer’s antivirus status
  3. Run fewer programs at startup
  4. Run Disk Cleanup
  5. Run Disk Defragmenter
  6. Turn off visual effects
  7. Disable the indexing service

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How to install antivirus software in Windows Vista

  • First, check your antivirus status.
  • This tutorial assumes that there is no antivirus software already installed.
  • There are many good antivirus products available. For demonstration purposes, we will use the free Microsoft Security Essentials
  • We will use the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. The process will appear slightly different if you use a different web browser.
  1. Click the down-arrow if Malware protections shows: Check settings
  2. Click: Find a program
  3. Scroll down
  4. Click: Microsoft Security Essentials
  5. Click: Download Now
  6. Click: Save
  7. Wait for security scan
  8. Click: Run
  9. Click: Next
  10. Click: I accept
  11. Select: Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (optional)
  12. Click: Next
  13. Click: Next
  14. Click: Install
  15. Wait for the process to complete
  16. Click: Restart now

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How to fix Windows Vista Mail error: Header download for the ‘[Gmail]’ folder did not complete

  • You get the error: Header download for the ‘[Gmail]’ folder did not complete.
  1. Click: Hide
  2. Right-click: [Gmail] (under
  3. Select: Synchronization Settings
  4. Click: Don’t Synchronize

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How to use Windows Mail with Gmail in Windows Vista

  1. Open Windows Mail
  2. Click: Tools
  3. Click: Accounts
  4. Click: Add
  5. Select: Email Account
  6. Click: Next
  7. Enter your name as you wanted it displayed in email.
  8. Click: Next
  9. Enter your Gmail address.
  10. Click: Next
  11. Click: POP3
  12. Click: IMAP
  13. Set incoming server to:
  14. Set outgoing server to:
  15. Check: Outgoing server requires authentication
  16. Click: Next
  17. Enter your Gmail address your E-mail username.
  18. Enter your Gmail password.
  19. Click: Next
  20. Check: Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time
  21. Click: Finish
  22. Select the account you just created.
  23. Click: Properties
  24. Click: Advanced
  25. Check: This server requires a secure connection (SSL) (under: Outgoing mail (SMTP))
  26. Set Outgoing mail (SMTP) to: 587
  27. Check: This server requires a secure connection (SSL) (under: Incoming mail (IMAP))
  28. Set Incoming mail (IMAP) to: 993
  29. Click: OK
  30. Click: Close
  31. Click: Yes
  32. Wait for folders to download.
  33. Click: OK
  34. Uncheck: All messages (opposite the [Gmail] folder)
  35. Click: Inbox (under

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How to fix corrupt recycle bin in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Right-click: Command Prompt
  5. Click: Run as administrator
  6. Type: rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
  7. Press: Enter
  8. Reboot Windows

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