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

    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

    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 // 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

    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 // 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 // Aug 2008

    How do I... Create a Suspend Mode shortcut in Windows XP?

    You don't need third-party software or expensive keyboards to quickly put your Microsoft Windows XP personal computer into Suspend Mode. All you need is a special shortcut. Greg Shultz shows you how to create it. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Oct 2010

    Investigate memory usage with Windows 7 Resource Monitor

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use the detailed information displayed in Windows 7 Resource Monitor to investigate memory usage. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Better troubleshooting capabilities with Windows 7 Event Viewer

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to some of the new troubleshooting features found in Microsoft Windows 7 Event Viewer. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use some of the new features in Windows 7's Event Viewer to investigate boot time and track down issues that can cause a slowdown in the boot process. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Use Robocopy's multi-threaded feature to quickly backup your data in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to take advantage of Robocopy's multi-threaded copy feature to create an exact mirrored duplicate of all the pertinent data files in your user profile folder. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Identify and get detailed information about processes in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Windows Task Manager to track down detailed information about any process running in Microsoft Windows 7. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Work around these Windows Live Messenger 2011 annoyances

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz fixes some minor annoyances with Windows Live Messenger 2011 and its icon and default view. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Remove Libraries from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in Windows 7 Explorer by editing the registry. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Remove HomeGroup from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove HomeGroup from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Remove Favorites from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop report, Greg Shultz shows you how to remove Favorites from the navigation pane in Windows 7's Windows Explorer by editing the registry. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Customize Windows 7 HomeGroup with a new name and a new icon

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to rename HomeGroup and change its icon in order to customize this networking tool and make it your own. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Will 2011 be the year of the Windows 7 Tablet PC?

    For the last edition of the Windows Desktop Report for 2010, Greg Shultz did a little poking around on the Internet to see what I could learn about the new, as well as existing, Windows 7 Tablet PCs. This download is also available as an entry in the

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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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  • 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 // 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

    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 // 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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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Get management buy-in with the Windows 7 Upgrade Project Kit

    The Windows 7 Upgrade Project Kit offers a complete set of tools for creating a comprehensive Windows 7 upgrade plan. Greg Shultz explains.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Check out the Windows 7 applet replacements in Windows Live Essentials

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes an introductory look at Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Windows Live Movie Maker. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Troubleshoot a wireless connection in Windows 7 with a firmware upgrade

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz chronicles his trials and tribulations in a troubleshooting expedition regarding a flaky wireless network connection. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Unlock missing screen saver configuration settings in Windows 7

    In Windows 7, there are no settings that you can configure to customize the display of the Bubbles, Ribbons, or Mystify screen savers. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz describes his HTML applications, which allow you to tweak the Bubbles, Ribbons, and Mystify...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Move and Copy files the old tried and true way in Windows 7

    For this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz decided to put together a little refresher course on the Send To command and the Copy To Folder and Move To Folder commands. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Create a custom MMC to remotely troubleshoot Windows XP systems

    Remotely troubleshoot Microsoft Windows XP with the Device Manager and Event Viewer Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Add the Copy To and Move To folder commands to the Windows Explorer context menu

    In this edition of the Windows Vista & and Windows 7 report, Greg Shultz shows you how to add the Copy To Folder and Move To Folder commands to Windows Explorer's context menu. I'll also take a closer look at the context sensitive features of the toolbar in Windows 7's...

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Take advantage of the Taskbar features in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at the taskbar in Windows 7. He describes each feature in detail and shows you how to take advantage of each of them. This download is also available as an entry in the...

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Move the Recycle Bin to the Taskbar in Windows 7

    Greg Shultz has discovered a way to put a working copy of the Recycle Bin on the taskbar in the lower right corner adjacent to the notification area in Microsoft Windows 7. That way it is always visible on the screen no matter how many open windows you have on...

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    Take advantage of Sticky Notes in Windows 7

    While the Sticky Notes applet may not be the most exciting feature in Microsoft Windows 7, there are actually a number situations where this little applet can come in handy. In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to take advantage of the Sticky Notes...

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