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Free Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10 tutorials.

How to customize AutoPlay

AutoPlay is a useful feature of Windows Vista which helps you choose which programs to use for different types of digital media, such as audio CDs, movie DVDs or pictures from your digital camera. In this tutorial we will show you how to configure AutoPlay to suit your needs and preferences. As you will see for yourself, working with AutoPlay is very easy and it doesn't require too much effort. With just a few clicks you will configure it to behave in the way you want.

How to add and remove Windows Vista features

One of the most common problems reported lately by our readers is not knowing how to add or remove certain features of Windows Vista. To answer their questions and help them customize the Windows Vista features the way they want to, we have decided to write this article. Even though the procedure is generally similar to Windows XP, in Windows Vista there is a key difference.

In Windows XP and earlier versions, to turn a feature off you had to uninstall it completely from your computer. In Windows Vista the features remain stored on your hard disk, so you can turn them back on if you want to. This can be a good thing as you don't have to insert the Windows Vista DVD each time your want to turn on a features. Also, this is not so great because you won't be able to save any disk space by removing the features you don't need. It seems that, in this case, Microsoft traded ease of use for additional hard disk space.

How to uninstall Windows Vista updates

In our previous article about Windows Update we have shown you how to update your system and how to configure the automatic updates of your system. In this short tutorial we will show you how to uninstall updates installed via Windows Update.

How to turn on or off the Windows Vista Firewall

There are cases when, for different reasons, you might need to disable or enable the Windows Vista's firewall. In this short tutorial we will show you how this can be done. Just follow the steps described below and you will be done in no time.

How to setup an e-mail account in Outlook 2007

One of the most important challenges for new computer users is to learn how to check their e-mail directly from their preferred e-mail client. Questions regarding this topic have been asked numerous times by our readers via e-mail, our forum and our comments system. For Windows Mail we have published a guide on how to configure your mail account a few months ago. In this article we will cover Microsoft Outlook 2007 and try to give you as many details as possible.

How to create e-mail contact groups in Windows Vista

Some of our readers asked us how e-mail contact groups can be created in Windows Vista. To answer their question we have created this tutorial in which we will show you how to do it.
In Windows Vista, contacts can be managed by using the Windows Contacts application which replaces the old Address Book from Windows XP. In April 2007 we published a quick overview of the new Windows Contacts application. Before reading this tutorial you might want to check out our previous article to get yourself familiarized with the new application.

Checking the time for multiple time zones from the Windows Sidebar

In our previous article we have shown you how to check the time for multiple time zones directly from your taskbar. Now I will show you how to do the same thing from your Windows Sidebar.



Checking the time for multiple time zones directly from your taskbar

If you work in a corporation and you need to schedule meetings with people from all over the world, it's quite a challenge to convert your time to two or three different time zones. If, for example, you are based in Europe and you need to schedule a conference call with people from USA and India or Philippines, it's quite difficult to find an hour when everybody is at work.

One of the small but useful changes in Windows Vista, allows you to have three clocks in the taskbar, each clock showing the time for a different time zone. This can be of great help when scheduling this kind of meetings. You can quickly see the hour in the other time zones and make the correct arrangements.

How to backup your data

Many people lose data everyday due to various reasons: virus infections, accidental deletion, hardware & software failures, power failures and so on. To protect yourself from data losses, you can create a backup so that you will easily restore it when needed. Using Windows Vista’s Backup and Restore center, you can easily backup your personal files or the entire system. You can create a manual backup or schedule automated backups which will add the new files or the modified files into your original snapshot.

In this tutorial we will show you how to backup your data. In the following weeks we will also publish a tutorial about restoring your data.

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