Configure Task Manager to Display Full Path and Command Line of Running Processes

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Out of all the built-in troubleshooting tools in Windows, Task Manager is probably the most useful tool. Almost every end-user knows what to do when an application stalls. They just fire up Task Manager using Ctrl + Shift + Esc and end the non responsive task. Also, Task Manager can be a extremely valuable tool for advanced users who want to troubleshoot processes, monitor disk I/O rates or other system performance issues.Read more

Serious Disk Cleanup Problem in Windows caused by Broken Registration

Reader’s Query:   I have a 160GB Western Digital Hard Drive partitioned into a 40GB Operating System partition and the other 120GB for my files. However, when I run Disk Cleanup utility from within Vista Ultimate, it shows multiple 131GB options for me to clean up. After I clicked OK to cleanup the selected entries, it erased everything on the 40GB partition. I then had to reinstall Windows Vista, but the problem seems to be recurring.

(Information in this post applies to Windows Vista, 7, 8, & Windows 10 systems.)Read more

Searching multiple file types in Windows Vista

Q:  In Windows 2000 and Windows XP you could fill *.doc and *.cpp separated by a semi-colon (;) into the search field and both file types would be found. This does not seem to work in Windows Vista. It simply does not find anything when both types are applied. How do I search for multiple file types in Windows Vista?Read more

How to Delete a Service which is Leftover in Windows 10 and Earlier

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Have you come across a situation where uninstalling a software leaves its Service or driver entries in the registry, and Windows tries to load them at every boot, fails and logs the error to the System Event log at every startup? Here is how to delete a service which is leftover in Windows. Instructions apply to Windows XP through Windows 10.Read more

Print search results in Windows Vista

Although Windows Vista search is excellent, there is one option missing in the GUI, which is to export the search results to a file. In Windows XP, we used the SysExporter tool to grab the search results and transfer it a file.

No worries though… Read more

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

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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