Greg Shultz

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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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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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

    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...

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  • 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...

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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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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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 // 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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  • 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    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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