Greg Shultz

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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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Oct 2009

    Windows 7 Professional feature to feature comparison chart

    As one might expect from the newest version of the venerable operating system, Microsoft Windows 7 compares favorably with Windows Vista and Windows XP when it comes to numerous features. Windows expert, Greg Shultz, shows how those features compare between all three versions in a handy printable chart. Find out...

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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 // Oct 2009

    Tap into the power of Libraries in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to the new Libraries feature of Windows 7. He shows you how to get the most out of the Libraries feature to change the way you think about, access, and organize the data files on...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 free Microsoft programs worth checking out

    If you know where to look, you can find a variety of useful software - free from Microsoft. Greg Shultz introduces a few of his favorites.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Tools & Templates // Oct 2009

    The PathPing Gadget

    This free Vista/Windows 7 gadget automates the powerful PathPing utility, making it easier for you to isolate the cause of network problems.Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

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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 // 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 // Jan 2010

    Exert your control with GodMode folders in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz explores the GodMode folders found in Windows 7 and then presents a text file and a script that will create the folders for you automatically. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Be a power user: Customize the file management features of Windows Explorer

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz investigates the file management enhancements discovered Windows Explorer. He will also show you how to customize Windows 7's Windows Explorer so you can set it up to meet your specific needs. This download is also available as...

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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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  • Tools & Templates // Dec 2009

    The XCopy Tool

    The XCopy command has risen from the ashes of deprecation to save you time and make your file management tasks easier. This tool automates the process for XP, Vista, and Windows 7.Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Take full advantage of the new font features in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz investigates the changes and enhancements in Windows 7's font system and shows you how to take advantage of the new features in the Fonts folder. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    Explore new desktop backgrounds and themes in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz explores the Desktop Backgrounds and Themes features available in Microsoft Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    Peek behind the GodMode curtains to reveal useful canonical names and GUIDs

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz discusses the Control Panel canonical names of Windows 7 in more detail and shows you how to use them to create shortcuts to your favorite Control Panel items. He also presents a text file and script that...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Get access to Windows XP Mode via Windows Anytime Upgrade

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz discusses concerns raised in last week's download regarding the availability of Windows XP mode in versions of Windows 7 in more detail and offers up some solutions. This download is also available as an entry in the...

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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 // Jan 2010

    Investigate Internet TV in Windows 7 Media Center

    In the Windows 7 version of Windows Media Center, the enhanced Internet TV lets you watch videos from a variety of providers via the Internet right in Windows Media Center. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz investigates the Windows 7 Windows Media Center's...

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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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  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2010

    The TaskList Gadget

    The TaskList utility provides details on the services and DLL modules related to running processes. Now, there's a Vista/Windows 7 gadget that does the job without the command-line headaches.For more Windows resources, visit our Microsoft Windows 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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