How to copy error messages as text in Vista

Long error messages in Vista require some sort of easier way to log all details as accurate information and then search it on internet/tech support to get it fixed. This may seem a no brainer but any Vista error message that pops up can be copied and pasted just like editing normal text in notepad/wordpad …

How to reset Windows Mail

Recently Windows Mail started freezing whenever I wanted to reply to or compose new emails. This can be fixed by resetting Windows mail registry settings. Let’s take a look on how to reset that setting and bring back Windows Mail back to normalcy. Close Windows Mail if it is running. First we need to back …

How to run DOS applications on Windows Vista

Some things are addictive no matter how old they get,like playing DOS based games for instance. Have you ever wondered how will good old DOS run in Windows XP/Vista boxes? There is a cool free utility that allows you to do just that.It is an emulator of sorts which provides you all the retro DOS …

Prevent Vista from automatic restarts

To fix an error,you should first know the error and then find out what causes this error. System errors in Windows occur all the time(the pretty blue screens of death).The default settings Vista (or even XP) is configured with is to simply restart on own. While this is a common way of troubleshooting errors,not all …

How to activate screensaver easter eggs in Vista

Vista comes with a lot of easter eggs and some of them use screensavers to get activated. Remember the cool swirling colorful screensaver in Mac OSes? This same type of screensaver (Aero screensavers in Vista) can be set as a desktop background using the easter eggs. I will show the most common ones in Vista.Do …

Using task manager in Vista for managing services

Windows Vista task manager is greatly improved.It comes with useful additional features of managing services and also of file tracking based on the services running.This proves helpful if we want to manage services directly and see their application/system files from task manager instead of going to (Start > Run > services.msc) routine. Launch task manager …

How to use Windows Mobility Center

Laptop users have some common tasks because of their mobility. Connecting laptop to a monitor,switching wireless radio on or off,charging the laptop are some of the most common of them. Everytime these tasks need to be done,laptop users need to go to Control Panel and change settings which can be cumbersome after a while. Is …

How to configure Windows Vista as ssh server – part 1

Setting up any system as a server requires two things : 1.Installing the particular service on system 2.Configuring the service post installation so that the system acts as server. SSH (secure shell)is a remote login protocol that encrypts data between communicating machines.It is originally used in Unix machines but we can use the same on …