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How to disable the indexing service in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Uninstall a program (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Double-click: Programs and Features (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Click: Continue
  6. Wait for the process to complete
  7. Uncheck: Indexing Service
  8. Click: OK
  9. Wait for the process to complete
  10. Wait some more (it really hasn’t crashed)
  11. Click: Restart Now

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How to turn off visual effects in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: System and Maintenance (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    c. Double-click: System (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Advanced system settings
  5. Click: Continue
  6. Click: Settings (under the Performance heading)
  7. Click: Adjust for best performance
  8. Click: OK
  9. Click: OK

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How to run Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Disk Defragmenter
  6. Click: Continue
  7. Click: Defragment now
  8. Click: OK
  9. Click: Close (process will continue)

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How to run Disk Cleanup in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Acessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Disk Cleanup
  6. Click: Files from all users on this computer
  7. Click: Continue
  8. Wait for the process to complete
  9. Click: OK
  10. Click: Delete Files
  11. Wait for the process to complete

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How to disable startup programs in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Type: msconfig
  3. Click: msconfig
  4. Click: Continue
  5. Select: Selective startup
  6. Uncheck: Load startup items
  7. Click: OK
  8. Click: Restart

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How to create a System Restore point in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: System and Maintenance (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    c. Double-click: System (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
  4. Click: System Protection
  5. Check: Local Disk (C:) (System)
  6. Click: Apply
  7. Click: Create
  8. Type a label of your choice for the restore point
  9. Click: Create
  10. Wait for the process to complete
  11. Click: OK
  12. Click: OK

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How to install Microsoft Update in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Check for updates (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: Windows Update (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Find out more
  5. Check: I agree to the Term of Use for Microsoft Update.
  6. Click: Next
  7. Select: Use recommended settings
  8. Click: Install

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