Greg Shultz

Displaying 161-195 of 195 results

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Investigate RAM problems with Vista's Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

    If you're encountering application failures, operating system faults, or Stop errors in Windows Vista, you could have defective or failing RAM. Microsoft included the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows Vista so that you can test the RAM chips in your system. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report,...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    Take advantage of Windows Explorer's Navigation Pane

    While Vista's Windows Explorer provides you with what appears to be a standard Folders pane, just like the previous versions of Windows, the Vista version is actually called the Navigation pane and it consists of two sections -- the Folders section and the Favorite Links section. In this edition of...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    Create a custom backup tool with Vista's Robocopy

    Microsoft updated Robocopy with some extra features designed for Vista and decided to make it a regular part of the Windows Vista operating system. While this is a good thing in that it is readily accessible to all, there is a catch -- Robocopy is a command line tool and...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Improve performance and productivity with these Vista tricks

    Microsoft Windows Vista is a very capable operating system, but sometimes the best way to get the most out of it is with a trick or tweak. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz shows you several performance and productivity enhancing tricks for Windows Vista. This download...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Troubleshoot with the Problem Reports and Solutions feature in Windows Vista

    With the many different types of hardware and software that Microsoft Windows Vista has to contend with there are sure to be all sorts of problems, both big and small. The important question is how well Vista handles the problems it encounters. The main utility for handling system problems is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Create custom event triggers in Vista Task Scheduler

    When you attach a task to an event in Event Viewer, the operation launches the Create Basic Task wizard, which is pretty much the same wizard that Task Scheduler provides except that it is specifically targeted on events in Event Viewer. However, if you feel that you need to be...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Take advantage of Vista's Event Viewer and Task Scheduler integration

    Microsoft Windows Vista contains a totally new mechanism that integrates Task Scheduler with Event Viewer such that you can now attach a task directly to the event and then configure the task to perform any one of several operations whenever the event occurs and is logged in Event Viewer. Greg...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Take advantage of multiple monitors with Vista's Remote Desktop

    If you're using multiple monitors as a part of your system set up and you regularly connect to other Windows Vista or Windows XP via Remote Desktop, you'll definitely want to learn how you can take advantage of Vista's Remote Desktop support for multiple monitors. However, this great feature is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Make the Move To Folder and Copy To Folder commands easily accessible

    Two of the handiest file management tools in Windows Vista are the Copy To Folder and Move To Folder commands, which allow you to copy and move files or folders anywhere you want simply by selecting an item, a file or a folder, and then choosing the desired location from...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Save your eyes with DPI Scaling in Windows Vista

    High resolution LCD monitors are great for images, but can be less than ideal for reading text. However, with Windows Vista's DPI Scaling tool, you can use your LCD monitor at its native resolution and still make the text more easily readable and other graphical elements larger. In this edition...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Permanently set your flash drive's default AutoPlay action

    AutoPlay can be fickle when it comes to determining the default action for opening files from your flash drive. Here's how to configure Windows XP to bypass AutoPlay and automatically launch Windows Explorer when you insert your flash drive. This download is also available as an entry in the

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Get better system information from the Help and Support Center

    Microsoft Windows XP's alternate System Information tool is your one-stop center for information about your system hardware and software. Greg Shultz explains how to navigate to this useful system information. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Understand how SuperFetch uses RAM to enhance system performance

    Despite how it may appear at first glance, when Microsoft Windows Vista reports very little free memory available it is actually a good thing. That is merely the Vista performance improvement applet SuperFetch at work. In this Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz explains how SuperFetch worlks and what it is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Get a better view of the Windows XP Tree command with Word

    Using the Tree command to research the folders on your Microsoft Windows XP hard disk can give you results fast -- too fast for your eye to catch. Greg Shultz explains how you can use Word to view a Tree you can read in detail and at your own pace....

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Create a quick professional slide show with Vista's Photo Gallery

    Using the Microsoft Windows Vista application Photo Gallery, it is possible to create a professional slide show quickly and easily using the Themes feature. In this Vista Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to make it work. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Windows blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Take advantage of the pinned items list in the XP Start Menu

    You're probably familiar with Start's left side menu -- but do you know why the program list is divided in two? Greg Shultz shows you need to know about the pinned items list found in the Start Menu of Microsoft Windows XP, and how you can customize it to easily...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Create your own custom Windows Vista Control Panel

    The Windows Vista's Control Panel is chock full of specialized tools that are used to maintain, adjust, and tweak the way that Vista behaves. The default view of the Control Panel is called Control Panel Home and is basically arranged in a Category View. Unfortunately, these categories don't have the...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    10 Windows XP tricks and timesavers

    Here's the latest roundup of popular Windows XP tips from our Microsoft Windows blog, ranging from gathering MAC addresses to creating custom characters to removing resource-consuming device drivers you no longer need.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Handle Windows Vista like a pro with these tricks

    Using Microsoft Windows Vista over a period of almost two years, Greg Shultz has discovered a handful of useful tricks that makes using the operating system easier. He shares some of these tricks with us in this edition of the Windows Vista Report. This download is also available as an...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2008

    Use the System Diagnostic Report as a troubleshooting aid

    Microsoft Windows Vista comes with a host of troubleshooting tools that you can use to help diagnose all sorts of problems. The System Diagnostic Report can display the status of hardware resources, system response times, and processes on your computer along with system information and configuration data. The neat trick...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2008

    Use breadcrumb navigation in Vista instead of the Up button

    Many users might not realize how much better navigation system the breadcrumb is when compared to the Up button. Greg Shultz examines our continued reliance on the Up button as a hard disk navigation tool. He then explains how Microsoft Windows Vista's breadcrumb navigation system works and shows you how...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2008

    Put the default Search back in Windows Vista SP1

    In this issue of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz investigates the removal of the default Search command from both the Start menu and the context or right-click menu in Microsoft Vista SP1. He then shows you how you can put the Search command back. This download is also available...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2008

    The Choice command is back in Windows Vista

    Microsoft has put the Choice command back in Windows Vista and made it a bit more powerful. Since the Choice command can come in extremely handy in a lot of situations and because it has been absent so long, Greg Shultz thought it would be worthwhile to revisit this command....

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    Examine the new Ultimate Extras available for Windows Vista Ultimate

    If you're running Windows Vista Ultimate and have already upgraded to SP1, then you now have access to two new Ultimate Extras. The first set of new Ultimate Extras is called Windows Sound Schemes and consists of two sound schemes for Windows Vista, appropriately called Glass and Pearl. The second...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    How do I... Add my existing Gmail account to Windows Mail?

    Google has added IMAP capabilities to Gmail, thus making it possible for you to access your Gmail account in Windows Mail. With IMAP capabilities built into Gmail, you have the ability to use both Windows Mail and the Web-based interface at the same time. In this edition of the Windows...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jan 2008

    10+ ways to get more out of Windows XP

    You can get a lot more mileage out of Windows XP if you perform a few tweaks and tap into some timesaving tricks. These powerful tips range from using XP's built-in image resizing tool to creating a quick temporary drive map to using Clip.exe to copy output from the Command...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Sep 2007

    Take charge of Windows XP with these 10+ power tips

    Everybody likes a good Windows XP tip -- something that eliminates an annoyance, streamlines a task, or offers useful customization of a particular feature. Of course, not all tips are ideal for all people, so it's nice when a bunch of them are pulled together so you can pick and...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Mar 2007

    10 Windows XP tips and tools to simplify your work

    Whether you're trying to iron out problems with users' systems or you just want to optimize your own PC, these tips will help you work more efficiently with Windows XP. Learn how to launch System Restore from a command prompt when XP goes belly up, customize the Start menu's pinned...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Nov 2006

    10 handy Windows XP efficiency tricks

    From speeding up Defrag to instantly creating a Restore Point to customizing the most frequently used programs on the Start menu, this collection of tips will help you gain more control over how WinXP operates and get more out of its features and tools. Join the discussion and share...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2006

    10 customization tricks to save you time in Windows XP

    From adding Safe Mode to the Boot menu to including UNC information in the command prompt to displaying My Computer as a menu of drive options, this collection of tips will give you some great ideas about how to tweak WinXP to help you work more efficiently. Join the

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Take advantage of multiple monitors with Vista's Remote Desktop

    If you're using multiple monitors as a part of your system set up and you regularly connect to other Windows Vista or Windows XP via Remote Desktop, you'll definitely want to learn how you can take advantage of Vista's Remote Desktop support for multiple monitors. However, this great feature is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Take advantage of Vista's Event Viewer and Task Scheduler integration

    Microsoft Windows Vista contains a totally new mechanism that integrates Task Scheduler with Event Viewer such that you can now attach a task directly to the event and then configure the task to perform any one of several operations whenever the event occurs and is logged in Event Viewer. Greg...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Troubleshoot with the Problem Reports and Solutions feature in Windows Vista

    With the many different types of hardware and software that Microsoft Windows Vista has to contend with there are sure to be all sorts of problems, both big and small. The important question is how well Vista handles the problems it encounters. The main utility for handling system problems is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Improve performance and productivity with these Vista tricks

    Microsoft Windows Vista is a very capable operating system, but sometimes the best way to get the most out of it is with a trick or tweak. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg Shultz shows you several performance and productivity enhancing tricks for Windows Vista. This download...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    Take advantage of Windows Explorer's Navigation Pane

    While Vista's Windows Explorer provides you with what appears to be a standard Folders pane, just like the previous versions of Windows, the Vista version is actually called the Navigation pane and it consists of two sections -- the Folders section and the Favorite Links section. In this edition of...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    A new virtual desktop tool from Microsoft's Windows Sysinternals team

    Microsoft's Windows Sysinternals team has developed a lightweight and very dependable virtual desktop manager called Desktops that allows you to create up to four virtual desktops on your computer. This allows you to spread out your applications on the various desktops. In this edition of the Windows Vista Report, Greg...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Troubleshoot Vista system drivers more efficiently with these tools

    While in the last year many of the most common driver problems have been solved, you may still incur strange or erratic problems related to drivers in Microsoft Windows Vista. To make the task of gathering information on a number of device drivers easier, you can use a native command...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Use Maple to manage and retrieve vital documents

    Using a series of documents and folders to store all your information is a pretty logical way of doing things, especially when used in combination with Vista's Search tool and Saved searches feature, keeping track of all that information is pretty easy. However, it could be better. In this edition...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Track down your uptime in Windows Vista

    In Windows XP, you could very easily find the exact uptime measured in days, hours, minutes, and seconds by using the command line version of Windows XP's System Information. Unfortunately, Microsoft changed the way uptime is reported in Vista. It's still there, but just not in the same format. In...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Tools & Templates // Oct 2009

    The PathPing Gadget

    This free Vista/Windows 7 gadget automates the powerful PathPing utility, making it easier for you to isolate the cause of network problems.Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Tools & Templates // Oct 2009

    The Route Gadget

    This handy gadget offers the diagnostic benefits of the Route command without the command-line hassles. Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2009

    The ARP Gadget

    Windows offers a command-line utility that lets you examine or modify the ARP cache. To make the tool easier to use, Greg Shultz has 'gadgetized' it for Vista and Windows 7. Visit our Microsoft Windows blog for more Windows information and resources.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 books every IT pro should read

    If you have a little extra time on your hands -- or if one of your New Year's resolutions is to become a more well-rounded IT pro -- check out this recommended reading list. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2010

    The TaskList Gadget

    The TaskList utility provides details on the services and DLL modules related to running processes. Now, there's a Vista/Windows 7 gadget that does the job without the command-line headaches.For more Windows resources, visit our Microsoft Windows blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz