Greg Shultz

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Change and customize Windows 7's Logon screen wallpaper

    In order to make it easy for OEMs to customize Windows 7, Microsoft built the ability to change the Logon screen wallpaper right into the operating system. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to change Windows 7's Logon screen wallpaper....

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Investigate memory usage with Windows 7 Resource Monitor

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use the detailed information displayed in Windows 7 Resource Monitor to investigate memory usage. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use some of the new features in Windows 7's Event Viewer to investigate boot time and track down issues that can cause a slowdown in the boot process. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Manage network logon credentials in Microsoft Windows

    In this Windows Desktop Report blog post, Greg Shultz introduces you to the Windows 7's Credential Manager and explains how it works. He also briefly examines the Stored User Names and Passwords tools in Windows Vista and Windows XP for comparison purposes. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    Access the real Administrator account in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz explains how you can activate and use the real Administrator account in Microsoft Windows 7. This download is also available as a TechRepublic Windows Blog post and gallery.

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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 // Aug 2009

    10 cool things you can do with a USB flash drive

    Your USB flash drive can do a whole lot more than just move data around. Greg Shultz introduces a variety of creative ways to put that drive to good use.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    Configure a USB flash drive to be a Windows 7 installation platform

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use the DiskPart utility to configure a bootable USB flash drive that you can then use to install the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Configure a USB flash drive for Windows 7 installation: Revisited

    Using a USB Flash drive as a Windows 7 installation platform is a great idea, but when Greg Shultz proposed it, there were some questions raised. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, he takes a moment to address those member questions. This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 things you should know about moving from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Jumping from Windows XP to Windows 7 will require some specialized knowledge. Greg Shultz offers advice specifically for those taking that route.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Run UAC restricted programs without the UAC prompt

    Greg Shultz shows you how to create a task in Task Scheduler that will launch an application with the highest available privileges in Microsoft Windows Vista, and then he shows you how to create a shortcut to run that application anytime you want. This download is also available as an...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Take a closer look at ReadyBoost features in Windows 7

    ReadyBoost is a still a part of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, so Greg Shultz examines its features in more detail in this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    How do I make Windows 7 HomeGroup content accessible to Vista and XP?

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to grant Windows XP and Windows Vista systems access to the folder and printers shared in a Windows 7 HomeGroup. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Remove Libraries from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in Windows 7 Explorer by editing the registry. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2007

    Illustrated walk-through: Creating a bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP

    A bootable flash drive can come in handy--but trying to create one might have you pulling out your hair. Windows expert Greg Shultz shares the method he followed, from configuring the BIOS to allow the USB port to act as a bootable device to creating a bootable image of Windows...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Convert Windows XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Disk2vhd, which is a free tool, to move your Windows XP installation into Windows 7 and then run it with Windows Virtual PC. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    How do I create and configure a network with Windows 7 HomeGroup?

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz investigates the HomeGroup feature of Windows 7 and shows you how to create, configure, and take advantage of it in your home network. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Remove HomeGroup from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove HomeGroup from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Keep tabs on ReadyBoost with Windows 7's Performance Monitor

    To see ReadyBoost in action, you're going to have to keep tabs on it with Windows 7's Performance Monitor. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to do just that. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Take advantage of Windows 7's Disk Defragmenter to get detailed drive data

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at Microsoft Windows 7's Disk Defragmenter and describes how to take advantage of the new features. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Make the Choice command work for you even in Windows 7

    You can use the batch file command Choice to make your batch files interactive. Greg Shultz shows how it can come in handy even in Windows 7 with an example batch file that automates the IP Configuration commands. For a complete explanation, read the original Microsoft Windows blog post.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Be more efficient and better organized with the MKLink symbolic link tool

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz explains in detail what a symbolic link is and shows you how to use the MKLink in Microsoft Windows 7 to simply file management. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Take advantage of Sticky Notes in Windows 7

    While the Sticky Notes applet may not be the most exciting feature in Microsoft Windows 7, there are actually a number situations where this little applet can come in handy. In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to take advantage of the Sticky Notes...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Learn how to use the Windows 7 Resource Monitor for effective troubleshooting

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz explores the Windows 7 Resource Monitor's features with the goal being to teach you how the tool can be used to troubleshoot performance. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Remove Favorites from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove Favorites from the navigation pane in Windows 7's Windows Explorer by editing the registry. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Cheat sheet: 100 Windows keyboard shortcuts

    Navigating Microsoft Windows 8 is going to require a bit of re-training. Why not get a head start with a cheat sheet of 100 keyboard shortcuts.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Identify and get detailed information about processes in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Windows Task Manager to track down detailed information about any process running in Microsoft Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Quick Tip: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    While many think that Snap in Windows 7 is an awesome feature, many others think that it is annoying. Greg Shultz shows you how to turn it off. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Evaluate the efficiency of Windows 7 Power Plan settings

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz examines the Windows 7 Power Plans. He then shows you how to use Windows 7's PowerCfg command line tool to evaluate the efficiency of your Power Plan settings. This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    Create a Windows XP and 7 dual-boot system staged for an easy migration

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Easeus Partition Master Home Edition to easily resize your existing Windows XP partition and then install Windows 7 in a dual-boot configuration on the same hard disk. This download is also available...

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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 // Oct 2009

    100 keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Windows 7

    You don't have to experiment to find out which traditional shortcuts still work in Windows 7 -- or search for ones that have been added to the new OS. Just refer to this quick reference to speed common Windows 7 tasks.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Unlock missing screen saver configuration settings in Windows 7

    In Windows 7, there are no settings that you can configure to customize the display of the Bubbles, Ribbons, or Mystify screen savers. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz describes his HTML applications, which allow you to tweak the Bubbles, Ribbons, and Mystify...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Get the most out of Windows XP Mode with these tips

    While using Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC is pretty straightforward, there are some tips that you can employ to get the most out of this winning combination. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to some of these tips. This...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    How do I... Add my existing Gmail account to Windows Mail?

    Google has added IMAP capabilities to Gmail, thus making it possible for you to access your Gmail account in Windows Mail. With IMAP capabilities built into Gmail, you have the ability to use both Windows Mail and the Web-based interface at the same time. In this edition of the Windows...

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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 // Jun 2010

    How do I use a Windows 7 Virtual Hard Disk as a backup device?

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to create and use a virtual hard disk (VHD) as a backup device. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog and as a TechRepublic Photo Gallery.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Track stability in Windows 7 with the Reliability Monitor

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz provides you with an overview of the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor and shows you how to use it to track the behavior of your system over its lifetime. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Put the Classic Start menu in Windows 7 with Classic Shell

    Those die hard classic Start menu fans have a champion out there. Ivo Beltchev has created a wonderful program called Classic Shell which brings the Classic Start menu to the Windows 7 user interface. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz investigates all of...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Use System Restore to overcome a lost Administrator password

    In this edition of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use System Restore and a Windows DVD to revive a system with a lost Administrator password. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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