Outlook 2003 not listed in Default Programs

When you click Start – Default Programs – Set Your Default Programs, Outlook 2003 entry may be missing from the Programs list even though it is installed in the system. As a result, you may be unable to set Outlook 2003 as the default e-mail client.Read more

Cannot change the desktop wallpaper – Fix

Q: My desktop has a black background. Whenever i go to Desktop Properties, it won’t let me change any of my backgrounds. I’m able to select the images, but the background never changed. I rather just have it back to the Vista background.Read more

Add OEM Information and Logo in System Properties and Settings Page in Windows

OEM information

Computer manufacturers usually include their OEM brand info and logo in System Properties applet when preinstalling Windows. This article tells you how to add or modify the custom OEM information strings in the System Properties window in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10. In Windows 10, the custom strings are shown in the modern Settings app (About your PC page) as well.Read more

How to Restore the Missing Server Service in Windows XP

When you open Services MMC applet in a Windows XP computer, the Server service may be missing. Also, you may be unable to share your files and printers across the network. This problem happens if the File and Printer Sharing service is not installed in your computer. Follow these steps to reinstate the Server service … Read more

Fix Recycle Bin Icon Does Not Refresh Automatically in Windows Vista

I came across a case where Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista not changing to show whether or not it is full or empty. It would either stuck on the empty icon or the full icon, but the Recycle Bin icon updates correctly when you press the F5 button on the keyboard to refresh the Desktop manually. I have observed that this problem occurs if you use the Restore Default button in the Desktop Icon Settings dialog to reset the Recycle Bin icon, and this appears to be a minor bug in Windows Vista. Use one of the following methods to correct this problem:

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Adding and removing ShellNew entries in Windows Vista using TweakUI

The Templates section of TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP helps you create or delete document templates (shown under the New menu.) This article tells you how to manage document templates using TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP, in Windows Vista. Running TweakUI.exe in Windows Vista IMPORTANT    The Program Compability Assistant will issue a warning that the … Read more

“Open With” window appears when opening Command Prompt

A question which I came across recently…

I go to Start, Run and type in "cmd", I get an Open With prompt window that asks me to Choose the program you want to use to open this file: File: cmd I’ve used the "Browse" button to locate the Windows Command Processor, but I have to select it from the list of "Program." The "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" check box is grayed out. I don’t even know why Windows has decided cmd is a file to be opened by an external application. This problem happens if there is a file named CMD in your profile folder, and Windows tries to execute it when you type CMD (without the .exe suffix, the file extension) in Start, Run dialog. Read more

Error 0x80070032 when creating a System Restore point in Windows Vista

When you try to create a System Restore point in Windows Vista, the following error may occur: Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: The request is not supported. (0x80070032) This happens if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled. Follow these steps to fix the problem. 1. … Read more