Greg Shultz

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Track down your uptime in Windows Vista

    In Windows XP, you could very easily find the exact uptime measured in days, hours, minutes, and seconds by using the command line version of Windows XP's System Information. Unfortunately, Microsoft changed the way uptime is reported in Vista. It's still there, but just not in the same format. In...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Increase Vista performance by trimming startup programs

    If you're currently running Microsoft Windows Vista on a system with only 1GB of RAM you know that the system can, at times, be frustratingly slow -- especially when you are running extremely memory intensive applications. You can bump up Vista performance by trimming back startup programs that may not...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Copy desktop themes to other Windows XP computers

    Familiar desktop themes are can be a great comfort to Windows XP users. You can copy a unique or particularly creative desktop theme to another computer just by copying the right files. Greg Shultz shows you how easy it is to make the move. This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Take back control of Vista's default programs and the Open With list

    Ever had one application establish itself as the default for a certain file type against your wishes? In Microsoft Windows Vista, with some specialized knowledge and some tweaking, you can regain control over your default applications, especially when it comes to the Open With menu. In this edition of the...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    Stop unfairly comparing Vista to its predecessor and its successor

    Microsoft Windows Vista is the current operating system everyone loves to hate. The argument against Vista is that Windows XP is better or that Windows 7 will be better. In this Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz recalls hearing similar arguments in the past and wonders if history is repeating itself....

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    Transform Windows Vista into Windows VXP -- the hybrid

    In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz shows those of you who hate Microsoft Windows Vista, but are stuck with it, how to convert Windows Vista into Windows XP by stripping out as many of Vista's components as possible, thereby making the OS both look and operate...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Troubleshoot driver problems in Vista with the Driver Verifier Manager

    Uncertified drivers are a big source of problems in Microsoft Windows Vista. However, Vista comes with a great utility called the Driver Verifier Manager. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use the Driver Verifier Manager to troubleshoot driver problems in Vista. This...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Wake a hibernating Windows XP machine based on your schedule

    Put your computer on a schedule. Greg Shultz describes how to wake a PC in hibernation mode using the Scheduled Task Wizard feature of Microsoft Windows XP. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Explore the new Taskbar features in Windows 7 Beta

    There are a lot of things in the Windows 7 Beta operating system that are pretty much the same as in Vista, but there are a lot of new and exciting features and changes. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz takes a look at one of...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    More user options with User Account Control in Windows 7 Beta

    In order to improve UAC's image while still providing this type of security, Microsoft has modified UAC in Windows 7 Beta to give more control to the user when deciding how UAC works. In this week's Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at the new UAC features...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Download an extension to learn more about Windows XP fonts

    If you're curious to learn more about the fonts on your Windows XP machine, there's a free and handy extension that will give you the scoop. It also helps you see which fonts are already on your machine. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    How do I... Use the Windows XP Installer CleanUp Utility to remove apps?

    If you are having trouble uninstalling an application using Windows XP, the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility may be able to help. Greg Shultz shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Explore the Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7

    The Problem Steps Recorder will record each and every step a user takes and document the entire operation in both screen captures and step-by-step details. This new Microsoft Windows 7 tool will then save the recorded information as a compiled HTML file and package it up in a ZIP file...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Get rid of old device drivers hidden in Vista

    Over time unused, but still installed, drivers can cause problems if they inadvertently become enabled. When you're troubleshooting a problem in Microsoft Vista that you suspect is related to a driver, you can locate and remove any old and unused drivers by enabling a special feature in Device Manager that...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Tools to monitor memory usage in Windows 7

    With Windows 7, there are some slight, but notable, changes in the way that memory usage is reported on the Performance tab of the Task Manager. In this issue of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at the changes on Task Manager's Performance...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Use Bootsect to extract Vista or Windows 7 from a dual-boot configuration

    You can use the Bootsect command to remove the Windows Boot Manager and its Boot Configuration Data system from the boot partition of a hard drive and replace it with Windows XP's NTLDR boot management system. In this week's Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you the...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Be ready for new and improved applets in Windows 7

    Three of the four standard Windows applets (Notepad, WordPad, Paint, and Calculator) have been endowed with some new features and updated user interface components in the Windows 7 Beta. In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you what's new in these applets....

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Get Windows XP's Backup utility to use recordable optical media

    Greg Shultz shows you a workaround that will allow you to indirectly make Windows XP's Backup utility use recordable optical media as a backup destination. Be sure to notice that the author points out that you need to ensure your backup file fits on one CD. This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Automate Vista's Clip command line utility

    Microsoft Windows Vista includes a nifty little command line utility called Clip.exe that that is designed to redirect or pipe the output generated by a command line utility to the Windows clipboard. But what if you want to further automate the Clip.exe utility? In this edition of the Microsoft Windows...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Microsoft cries uncle when it comes to bundled Windows 7 features

    With the recent Release Candidate for Windows 7, Microsoft has finally given us more control over what Windows features we can turn off. They have also completely removed some features from the operating system. In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz tells you...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Return Windows Search results within a date range with advanced feature

    To search for files that you created within a date range in Microsoft Windows Vista, you have to turn to the Advanced Query Syntax used by Windows Search. In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to Vista's Advanced Query Syntax and...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Some big changes are coming for Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    The Microsoft Windows 7 team has spent a great deal of time and effort on honing the user interface in Windows Explorer. In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a look at some of the many Windows Explorer changes you will find...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Tweak Windows Vista's Logon screen to meet your needs

    It is possible to change the configuration of the Microsoft Windows Vista Logon screen to show the text you want it to show. In this edition of the Windows Vista & 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to tweak Vista's Logon screen. This download is also available as an...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Take a closer look at Windows 7's Jump List feature

    Jump Lists are a new feature in Microsoft Windows 7 that are designed to make it easier to find what you want and perform common operations associated with an application. In this edition of the Windows Vista & Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to Windows 7's Jump List...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Reign in the unbound storage appetite of Vista System Restore

    If System Restore is not configured properly in Microsoft Windows Vista, your system's hard drive could fill up with restoration points you will never need. In this week's Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to correct the System Restore configuration and regain control. This download...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Is Microsoft shooting its other foot with Windows 7 on netbooks?

    With the release of Microsoft Windows 7 set to occur in 2009, it leads one to contemplate the possibility of Windows 7 as a netbook operating system. In this week's Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz considers whether Microsoft's OS plans for the next generation of netbooks makes...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Save energy with a good Power Plan for a Vista notebook

    Because Microsoft Windows Vista allows computer and peripheral manufacturers to add proprietary power plans and settings to the Power Options tool, you can really tweak Vista's power plans based on the hardware in your laptop. In this edition of the Windows Vista & 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you the...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Get ready for Windows 7 RC with this FAQ

    The release candidate version of Windows 7 has been released by Microsoft indicating that the full retail release is imminent. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz presents a brief Windows 7 RC FAQ combined with some of his initial experiences. This download is...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7

    With the huge increase in the use of very small, large capacity, USB drives, the potential for sensitive data to be lost or stolen has really become more of a problem. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to the Windows 7...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Customize the [Windows]+E key shortcut to open what you want

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use AutoHotkey in Vista to re-route the [Windows]+E so that Windows Explorer opens a folder of your choice. He also provides you with a list of all of the standard [Windows] key shortcuts....

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Microsoft bows to feedback and brings back real file backup in Windows 7

    In Windows 7, Microsoft has retooled the backup utility and bought back the ability to choose exactly which files and folders that you want to backup. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Windows 7's Backup and Restore tool...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Restore a lost feature and install XP's Backup Utility into Windows Vista

    TechRepublic members have been wondering if it is possible to install the Windows XP Backup Utility into Windows Vista. Greg Shultz has uncovered the way and shows you how in this week's Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    The three application limit is out, Windows 7 Starter on netbooks is back in

    After some very pointed and passionate feedback from users in the marketplace, Microsoft has decided to make some changes to Windows 7 when it comes to netbooks. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz describes what has changed. This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Uncover the performance benefits of the Favorite Links list in Vista

    It seems that many users are unaware of the navigational features of Microsoft Vista's Favorite Links list. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz delves into the Favorite Links list feature and shows you how to take full advantage of its features. He will...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Determine if your hardware can support Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and 7 Report, Greg Shultz helps you cut through all the hype surrounding the hardware requirements for running Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 by describing the procedures he went through to determine if hardware would support Windows XP Mode. This download is...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Get a handful of useful Windows Vista configuration tips and tricks

    Not everyone is going to jump on the Windows 7 bandwagon when it first arrives and many of you who made the move to Vista will stick with it for a while. Chances are good that you are still on the lookout for some handy tips and tricks to help...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    Legacy compatibility is a reality with Virtual Windows XP in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how some of the new features in Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP make using Windows XP applications in Windows 7 a simple operation. This download is also available as an entry in the...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    Microsoft Windows 7 pricing deals spark interest and controversy

    The pricing structure of Microsoft Windows 7 is generating plenty of talk in the blogosphere. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz separates rumor from fact to reveal the official known pricing and upgrade path for Windows 7.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    Improve multiple monitor support with DisplayFusion

    DisplayFusion allows you to really take advantage of multiple monitors by providing you with a host of features that will help you get the most out of a multiple monitor configuration. In this edition of the Windows 7 and Vista Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to DisplayFusion and shows you...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    The RTM version of Windows 7 is ready, but are you ready for it?

    Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 is now at the Release to Manufacturing stage of the development process, which means the retail version of the latest Windows operating system is imminent. In this issue of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a look at some of...

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