Greg Shultz

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

    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

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

    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 // 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 // Jul 2010

    Customize folder backgrounds in Windows Vista and Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to install and use the Windows 7 Folder Background Changer. He also briefly revisits Windows 98 to take a look at the Customize this Folder wizard. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Troubleshoot problem applications with Windows 7 Program Compatibility tools

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at the Program Compatibility Assistant, which is designed to automatically run when it detects an older program that is encountering compatibility problems. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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 // Jun 2010

    Reap the benefits of Windows 7's Task Manager

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz investigates Microsoft Windows 7's Task Manager and shows you to quickly reap the benefits of his detective work. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Add Windows 7 themes and backgrounds for the July 4th holiday

    Greg Shultz is feeling patriotic for U.S. Independence Day and is expressing it with some tweaking of Windows 7 themes. He shows you how it's done. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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 // 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 // Jul 2010

    Get better organized with the Maple flat file database application

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz introduces us to Maple from Crystal Office Systems and the powerful tool one can find in a flat-file publisher. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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 // Jun 2010

    Move your Windows XP installation into Windows 7 with VMware

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use free VMware tools to move your entire Windows XP installation into Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Move your entire Windows XP installation into Windows 7 with Paragon Go Virtual

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

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Get the Aero Snap feature for almost any version of Windows

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to AquaSnap and shows you how you can use it to bring the new Aero features to Windows XP and Vista. He also explains how you can use the controls in AquaSnap to fine tune Snap in Windows...

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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 // Jul 2010

    Move your entire Windows XP installation into Windows 7 with Zinstall XP7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Zinstall XP7 to move your Windows XP installation onto Windows 7. He focuses on the single- computer, in-place migration procedure. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Analyze Windows XP memory usage with a customized version of Performance Monitor

    Greg Shultz shows how to create a customized Windows XP Performance Monitor console to track memory usage and interpret the results. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Official support is ending so why are you still running Windows XP SP2?

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz provides more details on the looming official support deadline and what it will mean to Microsoft Windows XP SP2 users. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Answers to some common questions about Symbolic Links

    In this week's edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz provides detailed answers to the most common questions he received last week about symbolic links. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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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