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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 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 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 check antivirus status in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Check this computer’s security status (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Double-click: Security Center (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Verify that Malware Protection shows as: On
  5. Otherwise, install antivirus software

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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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