Greg Shultz

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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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 // Oct 2009

    The Windows Ecosystem Readiness Program ensures compatibility for Windows 7

    In addition to improving the overall performance of the new operating system, Microsoft has put a great deal of effort into making sure that Windows 7 is extremely compatible with new and existing hardware and software. Greg Shultz explains how Microsoft is using the Windows Ecosystem Readiness Program to ensure...

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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

    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

    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

    Migrate to Windows 7 from an XP dual-boot configuration

    In this edition of the Windows Vista & Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to safely undo a Windows XP and Windows 7 dual-boot system so that you can complete your migration from Windows XP to Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Capture unallocated disk space from an XP to Windows 7 dual-boot migration

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Partition Wizard Home Edition to redistribute unallocated space at the beginning of the hard disk back to drive C, thus making Windows 7 the first and only partition on the hard disk....

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Take the productivity benefits of Snap, Shake, and Peek seriously

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and 7 Report, Greg Shultz examines the management of multiple open windows in the Windows operating system over the years. He then focuses on the windows management solutions offered by the new Aero UI features: Snap, Shake, and Peek. This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Explore the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz examines the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals spreadsheet and provides you with an overview of what you can find in it.

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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 // Dec 2009

    Take full advantage of Jump Lists in Windows 7 with these tips

    In this edition of the Windows Vista & 7 Report, Greg Shultz describes the basics of how Windows 7's Jump List feature works. Then, he provides a host of tips that will show you how to really take advantage of the Jump Lists feature. This download is also available as...

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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

    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 // 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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