Category: Windows Vista

How to Install Windows Vista/7 from a USB Drive »

Let’s say you have downloaded Windows Vista OEM from the Internet and you want to install it on your PC. The problem is, you don’t have blank DVDs, or you don’t have access to your optical drive. However, you have a USB memory stick with enough capacity. You can copy the downloaded files to the […]

Cannot load user profile in Windows Vista/7 »

Update 2013: this also applies to windows 7. I came across a new problem in Windows Vista: the laptop I was given to repair wouldn’t load a user profile and no one could log on. Every time I typed the logon password, it would display this message: ”The User Profile Service failed the logon and […]

Enable Remote Desktop Connection in Windows Vista »

In Windows Vista, Remote Desktop connection is disabled by default. To turn on Remote Desktop (in Business and Ultimate editions), please follow these steps: Right click on My Computer and choose Properties Click on the Remote Settings in the menu on the left side In the Remote tab, click the radio button that says: “Allow […]

Password protect files in Windows XP/Vista »

If you want to ensure that only you can access a certain file, and users you allow access to the file, then the easiest way to do so is to zip (compress) a file with Winzip/Winrar or Windows’ own compression tool. All you need to do is download Winzip or Winrar, install the program and […]

How to access Disk Defragmenter in Windows »

In one of my previous posts I listed 10 third party defragmenting programs and I mentioned that Windows includes its own defragmenter. One reader complained that I didn’t describe how and where this Windows tool can be found. So here it is: In Windows XP, Disk Defragmenter can be found in Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and […]