Greg Shultz

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Know what to do when Check Disks malfunctions in Vista

    The Check Disk application in Microsoft Windows Vista can sometimes malfunction, causing problems during the boot process. In answer to several TechRepublic member questions, Greg Shultz explores the problems in this issue of the Windows Vista Report, and describes how to permanently fix them. This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Use the Vista Check Disk tool for hard disk analysis?

    In most cases, Vista will recognize hard disk problems and automatically schedule Check Disk to run the next time the computer is restarted. However, if you're the proactive type, you might want to keep tabs on the status of your hard disk's health yourself rather than wait for Vista to...

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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 // Jul 2009

    10 cool ways to get more mileage out of Adobe Reader 8 and 9

    Adobe Reader may seem a bit dull and utilitarian, but the latest versions offer some lesser-known features that can greatly enhance your PDF-reading experience. From enabling Automatic Scrolling to using the Snapshot tool to having the document text read to you, you'll find a new favorite trick in this mix.This...

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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 // 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 // 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

    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 // Aug 2009

    Elevate privileges automatically with Elevation PowerToys

    In this edition of the Windows 7 and Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to the Elevation PowerToys for Microsoft Windows Vista and shows you how to use them to more easily launch scripts that require elevated privileges. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2009

    Windows Vista Registration Changer tool

    When a system changes hands, it's a good idea to update the registration information to reflect the new user. This simple GUI app lets you quickly knock out the task so you don't have to wade through the Registry Editor to make the changes. An article describing this tool is...

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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 // Aug 2009

    10 ways to get the most out of Bing

    Even if you're a firmly entrenched Google user, you might find some useful new functionality in Bing. Greg Shultz looks at a few of the Bing features you might want to investigate.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Expand the number of Windows 7 installs with bootable VHDs

    Microsoft has made available several techniques that you can use to create a bootable Windows 7 VHDs that run like a dual boot setup. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to create a bootable VHD using the Windows 7 DVD...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Temporarily disable User Account Control prompts in Vista

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz explains a technique that will allow you to temporarily disable UAC during those times when you know that you will be performing operations that generate a lot of UAC prompts and then re-enable UAC when you are...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Windows Vista IPConfig Gadget

    After building his Vista IP Configuration Tool, Greg Shultz responded to member requests and created this Sidebar gadget to make things even easier.For a little background on the tool, see Greg's entry in our Microsoft Windows blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 IE8 Accelerators worth checking out

    Internet Explorer 8's Accelerators can expedite all sorts of browser tasks. Here are some you may find particularly useful.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things 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 // 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

    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 // Aug 2009

    Microsoft Windows 7 final pricing is revealed and analyzed

    The pricing for Microsoft Windows 7 has been finalized. In his weekly Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes closer look at how much it will cost you to upgrade to Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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 // 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 // Sep 2009

    Go fast on the Web with IE8 Accelerators

    Accelerators can shave tons of time off your everyday browser tasks. Greg Shultz introduces this feature and explains how to get the most out of it.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft Windows blog.

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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 // Aug 2008

    How do I... Recover a damaged Windows XP user profile?

    A user profile on a Windows XP system contains all the files and settings needed to configure your work environment. If the user profile becomes damaged, The operating system will then automatically create a new user profile and log you into this new profile complete with default settings. Greg Shultz...

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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

    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

    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 // 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 // Aug 2009

    Microsoft adamant we use the Ribbon interface in Vista and beyond

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz analyzes the rumor that Microsoft is planning to add Ribbons to Windows Vista. He also explores the idea that Ribbons were supposed to have been a part of the Windows operating system's built-in applications before they appeared...

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  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2009

    Windows Vista IP Configuration Tool

    Avoid the hassle of hitting the command line to run Vista's IPConfig command, with its expanded set of switches. This little GUI app makes the job a cinch.An article describing this tool is available as an entry in our Microsoft Windows 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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