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    Using the utility discussed in this page, you can change how the drive-letters are shown in Computer.
    Windows XP had an option to configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer. As the option (File Types tab) is missing in Windows Vista, can anyone aid in a solution other than saving the file upon download?
    I just got a new computer with Windows Vista pre-installed. In XP, I used to be able to add custom .bmp pictures to the Default Pictures folder (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures) and then they would show in the choices when selecting a user account picture. Where are the picture files stored in Vista?
    The sort order that is used by Windows XP/2003 Server/Windows Vista for files and folders whose names contain numerals is different from the sort order that is used by Windows 2000. This article describes how to configure Windows Vista to use the sort order as in Windows 2000.
    By default, Windows Live Hotmail is not registered with the Default Programs tool in Windows Vista. As a result, you may not be able to set Hotmail as the default mailer for your system. Utility discussed in this page helps you register Windows Live Hotmail with the Default Programs tool in Windows Vista.
    This article describes how to remove the "Shortcut" prefix that is added to new shortcuts in Windows Vista.
    I'm wondering how to create a shortcut for my Dial Up Internet Connection on the Desktop.
    This article describes how to add  the Print Directory option in the context menu of file system folders in Windows Vista. Adding this option helps you quickly send the directory listing to the printer or a file.
    The context menu which appears when you right-click the Network icon on the Vista desktop doesn't have a Rename item. Is there any way to rename this icon using any other methods, or must it stay as "Network"?
    This article explains how to clear the recently opened files listing in the Command Dialog boxes.
    This article describes how to clear the folder list MRU in the Windows Sidebar - Slide Show Gadget.
    In Windows Vista, the maximum timeout value accepted is 600 seconds (that is, 10 minutes). So, to configure the system to shutdown in 2 or 3 hours from the current time, you may need to use shutdown.exe in a script or a batch file.
    When you open the Windows Contacts folder from Windows Mail, or by typing shell:contacts in Start Orb, the list of Contacts show up with the trailing file extension. This article describes how to hide the file extension for Contact file type in Windows Vista.
    In article Hide drives from the Send To menu in Windows XP, we saw how to hide drive-letters from the Send To menu and in Explorer. This article describes how to accomplish the same under Windows Vista.
    This article describes different ways to open an elevated Command Prompt window.
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