Setting the Photos Screensaver As Logon Screensaver in Windows Vista and Windows 7

The Photos screensaver that comes in-built in Windows Vista and higher, can be used as the logon screensaver as well. The logon screensaver kicks off after the specified wait time in the logon screen when no user is logged on. There are instructions all over the web on how to apply the screensaver settings to the logon desktop in Windows 2000 and XP systems. The steps meant for Windows XP don’t work in the latest Operating Systems, and if you apply those steps for Windows Vista/7 and higher, all you get is a blank screen in the logon desktop after the wait time.

For Windows Vista and higher, implementation of the logon screensaver setting is slightly different. This post guides you through the process.Read more

How to Show a Warning Message When Users Try to Modify LNK File Association in Windows 7 and Vista

I’m not sure why people try to associate shortcuts (.lnk files) with different programs using the Default Programs applet in Windows 7/Vista. Doing so would break the functionality of Shortcuts, and you need to edit the registry manually or apply the .lnk file association fix (Windows 7 / Vista) to straighten things up. And why in the first place does Default Programs allow users to change the setting for .lnk and other system file types? .lnk, .exe, .com …etc. are system file types should not be associated with any application. Windows knows how to handle them.Read more

Fix “Open File Location” File Association Error in Windows 7/Vista

When you right-click a shortcut and click "Open File Location", the following error message may popup: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel. To fix the problem, download the … Read more

How to Reset the Folder View Settings in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

Folder view settings include column preferences, view mode, grouping and sorting order, window size etc. If Windows forgets your folder view settings, you may want to reset the views sometimes to clear out corrupt settings and start afresh. Here is the information on how to completely clear the folder view customizations in Windows Vista, 7, … Read more