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Task Manager to View Processes on Windows Vista
How to access the Task Manager to view running processes? The Task Manager is a system administrative tool that allows you to review all running processes on your Windows system. You can also end any processes with the Task Manager. Here is how you can access the Task Manager and view all running pr...
2009-12-25, 6441👍, 0💬

Services Management Console in Windows Vista
How to access Services Management Console on Windows Vista? Services Management Console is a system administrative tool that allows you to review all installed services on your Windows system. You can also stop, start or disable any services with the Services Management Console. Here is how can acce...
2009-12-24, 8001👍, 0💬

What Windows Vista Edition Am I Running?
How to find which edition of Windows Vista I am using? How to find other Windows system information on my computer? To find out which edition of Windows Vista is running on your computer, do the following: Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Prope...
2009-12-24, 4482👍, 0💬

What Is Windows Vista?
What is Windows Vista? Windows Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft to run personal computers. Windows Vista was release on January 30, 2007, five years after its predecessor, Windows XP. Windows Vista offers 6 editions: Windows Vista Starter - With limitation like: allowing a...
2009-12-23, 3764👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Run antivirus software on each computer
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Run antivirus software on each computer Firewalls help keep out worms and hackers, but they're not designed to protect against viruses; so you should install and use antivirus software. Viruses can come from attachments in e-mail m...
2009-11-24, 4069👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Use a firewall
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Use a firewall A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet. A firewall can also help stop your computer from sending malicious sof...
2009-11-24, 3940👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - General network security recommendations
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - General network security recommendations The following are general security guidelines for all home and small office networks. Keep your computer up to date To help keep the computers on your network safer, turn on automatic updati...
2009-11-17, 3936👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - An unidentified program wants access to your computer
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - An unidentified program wants access to your computer An unidentified program is one that doesn't have a valid digital signature from its publisher to ensure that the program is what it claims to be. This doesn't necessarily indicate danger, as many older...
2009-11-17, 6343👍, 0💬

A program needs your permission to continue
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - A program needs your permission to continue A program that's not part of Windows needs your permission to start. It has a valid digital signature indicating its name and its publisher, which helps to ensure that the program is what it claims to be. Make s...
2009-11-10, 5267👍, 0💬

What is User Account Control?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is User Account Control? User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator? password before performing actions that could pot...
2009-11-10, 4214👍, 0💬

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account? The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer. We recommend creating a standard account for each ...
2009-11-06, 4496👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What is a user group?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is a user group? A user group is a collection of user accounts that all have the same security rights. The two most common user groups are the standard user and the administrator, but there are others. If you have an administrator account, you can cr...
2009-10-19, 3718👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - Do I need to use a password on my account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Do I need to use a password on my account? No. However, we recommend that you use a strong password. Using a password is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your computer secure. When your computer is protected with a password, only s...
2009-10-19, 3928👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - Do I need a user account to use Windows?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Do I need a user account to use Windows? Yes. When you set up Windows, you'll be required to create a user account. This account will be an administrator account to allow you to set up your computer and install any programs that you would like to use. Onc...
2009-10-16, 4009👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - How can I switch to a different user account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - How can I switch to a different user account? The ability to switch to a different user account without logging off or closing programs and files is called Fast User Switching. To switch to a different user account, follow these steps: Click the Start b...
2009-10-16, 3876👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What types of user accounts are there?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What types of user accounts are there? There are three different types of accounts: Standard Administrator Guest Each account type gives the user a different level of control over the computer. The standard account is the account to use for everyda...
2009-10-15, 4388👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What is a user account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is a user account? A user account is a collection of information that tells Windows what files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer, and your personal preferences, such as your desktop background or color theme. User ...
2009-10-15, 3867👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online? Most online merchants use secure connections to provide an encrypted connection between Internet Explorer and the website. Encrypted connections make it difficult for a hacker to intercept your pe...
2009-10-14, 4548👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - What's should I know about privacy policies?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What's should I know about privacy policies? Many websites that collect personal information also publish privacy policies that describe how the site will use your information. Before entering any personal information into a website, you should re...
2009-10-14, 3800👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - What are cookies?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that some websites put on your computer to store information about you. Cookies can make browsing more convenient by letting you return to websites without having to log in again, or by remembering yo...
2009-10-13, 3937👍, 0💬

How to disable Vista Themes (Skins)?
How to disable Vista Themes (Skins)? Themes makes your Vista desktop look beautiful. But it takes too much CPU and memory resources of the computer to run it. So can I disable Vista Themes to make my computer run faster? Steps to disable Vista Themes: 1. Click the Windows shortcut key or Vista Orb b...
2009-08-18, 6131👍, 0💬

How to disable Problem Reports and Solutions?
How to disable Problem Reports and Solutions? Problem Reports and Solutions is a nice feature of Windows Vista system. But it keeps running in the background and taking CPU and memory resources of the computer. So can I disable Problem Reports and Solutions? Steps to disable or turn off Problem Repo...
2009-08-18, 8543👍, 0💬

What Is Problem Reports and Solutions?
What Is Problem Reports and Solutions? Problem Reports and Solutions is a Control Panel applet included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It keeps a record of all system and application issues and errors detailed by Windows Error Reporting, as well as presents a list of all existing possible...
2009-08-11, 4558👍, 0💬

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