Greg Shultz

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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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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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  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2009

    The Netstat Gadget

    The Netstat utility can help solve vexing connectivity issues - but its command-line interface isn't for everyone. This free Vista / Windows 7 gadget makes the tool much easier to use. Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

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