Computer Shutdown is slow on your PC? Computer Shutdown Problem or your Computer won’t shutdown?

Most of us came across such situations before where we end up waiting forever waiting for our Computer to shutdown running Windows. Your computer is running so many applications and tasks at one time that for Windows to shut down, it needs to kill all the current processes and tasks running on your computer. The problem is that Windows has a default timer or a buffer time before forcefully ending these tasks. Sometimes you might come across a warning message asking you if you wish to shut down an application on your computer. Now use this cool tip to greatly increase the speed of your computer shutdown and make the days of slow computer shutdown a thing of the past.

Dealing with slow PC shutdown times? Increase the speed of your Computer Shutdown

Using this tip, we are going to tell Windows to automatically shut down and kill all running programs or tasks running on your computer without warning you and reducing the buffer time I talked about earlier.

Step # 1: Open the run command by pressing <Windows Key> + R

Step # 2: In there, type in regedit to launch your Registry Editor

Step # 3: Navigate your Registry until you reach

If you are trying out Windows Vista RC2 or any other Beta version of Windows Vista, you have 30 days to Activate the Vista Operating System on your before. Failure to activate within 30 days will result in your computer going into a Reduced Functionality Mode(RFM). Use the method outlined below which you can use upto 3 times to delay Windows Vista Activation and reset Vista’s Activation Clock. In other words you get to try Windows Vista for upto 120 days (30 days original + 3 time delay) without the need to activate your license for Windows Vista

Note: This is not an illegal crack for Windows Vista.

Open Command prompt in Windows Vista by pressing <Windows key> + R and type in cmd.exe

At the command prompt type in the following command

cd\ <enter>

c:\> cd windows\system32

c:\windows\system32> sysprep /generalize

If you find yourself switching back and forth between your Windows Explorer and Command Prompt shell, especially for a power user of Windows who needs to run tasks and operations that require the use of the Command Prompt window.

The quick and easy way is running cmd.exe from the Run Command but this goes to the default folder and you may have to change folders to say your Visual Studio folder where you wish to complile code using your command prompt.

Here is a tip that will enable you to open a command prompt window to a specific location using Windows Vista

Step # 1: Open Windows Explorer and browse to the required folder .. say your Visual Studio folder

Step # 2: If you right click on the folder to see the context menu, you can see that there is no option for opening command prompt

Windows Vista right click context menu

Redfaced about making a spelling misteake in an important email you sent to your Professor or your Manager? Ever clicked send on an Email and forgot to send that attachment, wishing you can bring back that Email. So, how can you undo your error? How do you recall the originial email message and send it back with the all important missing attachment. In this article we will learn how to correct them by learning how to Recall an email message using Outlook.

Why Outlook, because this method works only in Outlook. For example you send an Email to say your buddy with a Gmail account, it would not work. This method only works with someone also using Outlook as their Email client and not to any other PoP3 email account.

How to Recall an Email Message

If the recipient has not read the message, you may be able to recall it. The message will be deleted from the recipient’s mailbox before it is ever read.

Step # 1: In Outlook, go to the Navigation Pane and click on Sent Items

Step # 2: Open the message you want to replace.

Step # 3: In the Actions menu, click Recall This Message

Step # 4: Click Delete unread copies of this message

recall an email message

While the User Account Control in Windows Vista enhances security on your computer, it is highly annoying and people comfortable with it should turn it off. There are a number of ways you can disable the highly annoying User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista. You can do it through the Registry, through an advanced system option called MSCONFIG, but here we will tell you how to disable the User Account Control in Windows Vista using the easiest of the methods … through your Control Panel. Two clicks and you are all set.

Disable User Account Control in Windows Vista

Step # 1: Open Control Panel

Step # 2: In the search on top right in control panel, type in User Account. Double Click on user accounts

open user accounts in windows vista

What is User Account Control?

User Account Control (UAC) is a major security component in Windows Vista. Windows Vista is the most secure version of Windows that Microsoft has ever developed and UAC is a major part of it.  Unlike previous versions of Windows like Windows XP , Windows 2000 and beyond, when an administrator logs on to a computer running Windows Vista, he logs on as a regular user without admin rights. The Admin rights are only invoked when a user needs to perform a task that requires administrator privileges, such as when you wish to install and application or running setup files.

While UAC is an important enhancement for Windows Vista, protecting users from malware which might get installed silently, it is highly annoying as almost every other task you do invokes administrator rights. For home users, it is a lot fo additional clicks everytime. Also, if you are giving a presentation in front of a class or in front of a meeting, you might want to disable UAC otherwise you will see something like the image below.

disable User Account Control in Windows Vista

How to turn off User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista

Method # 1: Use MSCONFIG to disable UAC

Step # 1: Open Run command either by pressing <Windows Key> + R or through Start and type in command in the search

Step # 2: Type in msconfig (you should see the UAC pop up asking whether you wish to continue)

Step # 3: Click the Tools tab. Scroll down till your see Disable UAC. Click on it and press the launch button below.

disable UAC in windows vista through msconfig