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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 set the default web browser in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Programs (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: Set your default programs (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    c. Double-click: Default Programs (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
    d. Click: Set your default programs (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Select the web browser of your choice
  5. Click: Set this program as default
  6. Click: OK

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How to compact the Windows Mail database in Windows Vista

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click: Tools
  3. Click: Options
  4. Click: Advanced
  5. Click: Maintenance
  6. Change the number 100 runs to 1.
  7. Click: Close
  8. Click: OK
  9. Close Windows Mail.
  10. Click: OK
  11. Wait for the process to complete.
  12. Open Windows Mail.
  13. Click: Tools
  14. Click: Options
  15. Click: Advanced
  16. Click: Maintenance
  17. Change the number 1 runs back to 100.
  18. Click: Close
  19. Click: OK

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How to reboot Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click the right-pointing triangle.
  3. Click: Restart

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