Windows Vista Tips

Configure Search Indexing Options for Windows Vista and 7

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If you want to improve your searches, the best place to start is with the indexing feature itself. In Control Panel, open the Indexing Options window to show the folders in which Windows currently looks for files. Here, you can choose each folder to include in the index; you can index an entire drive index […]

Restore Show Desktop icon in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

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By default in older versions of Windows, the Quick Launch toolbar comes with a Show Desktop button, which allows you to quickly hide all open windows and access stuff on your desktop, and then quickly bring them all back when you’re done. But what if your Quick Launch toolbar doesn’t have one? If your Show […]

What is hiberfil.sys?

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To avoid some of the drawbacks of Vista’s Sleep power-saving mode, you can hibernate your PC. Hibernate saves a copy of everything in your PC’s memory (RAM) onto your hard disk before it shuts down. Windows uses the file hiberfil.sys, stored in the root folder of your hard disk, to hold your hibernation data. Because […]

Fix “Bootmgr is missing” in Windows Vista

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Recently, I installed a fresh copy of Windows Vista on a new PC at our office and everything went fine. I had no errors or problems during the install. So I pulled out the CD and restarted the computer, only to be shown this error message: Bootmgr is missing. Press ctrl-alt-del to restart. Fabulous! A […]

Sound or Volume Tray Icon Missing in Windows Vista?

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Is your sound icon suddenly missing from your Windows Vista system tray!? It was there just a little while ago, but now it’s gone! For some strange reason, many Vista users have to deal with missing volume and network icons on a regular basis! Even after I upgraded to Windows Vista SP1, my volume and […]