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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    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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  • 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 // 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

    10 antivirus programs for Windows 7

    Windows 7 offers some new security features, but a good antivirus program can provide additional protection. Greg Shultz put together a list of 10 solid Windows 7-compatible choices.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 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 // 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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