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Vista start menu / all programs...

Half of the list of programs in my "all programs" is all windows stuff I never will use. Is it possible to hide them or turn them off? What's the best way to get them out of the way? ex. Windows calender, Windows dvd maker, Windows update, Windows Contacts, ect. ect. ect.

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  • 00vbutler Aug 11, 2008

    Thanks for the recomendation, but Ccleaner doesn't seem to get rid of Vistas many windows apps. in all programs because they are part of the operating system... not installed apps. I count 12 windows apps in all programs. They are so annoying because they're stuff you would use at most once in a blue moon.

    But thank you for recomending Ccleaner. Obviously it is a really great program.

  • 00vbutler Aug 11, 2008

    Simply deleting windows o.s. apps can get you into trouble. I tried that already though. It disabled my laptops ability to make sounds. I had to reinstall redo everything.

  • 00vbutler Aug 11, 2008

    I have already tried doing that. In fact, after doing that, My audio no longer worked. I had to redo everything, O.S., from beginning. Simply deleting windows o.s. files can be a bitter experience.


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Right click on the programs and choose delete or remove and remove them by right clicking on the start button and then go to properties

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Download and install ccleaner.
This is a great little utility that you use to clean up windows and internet temporary files, clean your registry and most of all in the Tools>Start Up section view and delete or disable programs that start with windows.
The good thing about working in the start up section of ccleaner is not getting the reboot now and msconfig utility nag screen on reboot.
CCleaner is free by the way.

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  • Richard Finch Aug 11, 2008

    I have used Black Viper to teach myself how to clean up XP but I have never used his recommendations for Vista.

    Please study the rcommendations carefully before implementing any of them, most of them involve switching off automatic services and the like.

    Just have a good read before switching anything off.


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Windows start bar has completely gone


You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.


  1. The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

  2. If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

  3. The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).


  1. Put the mouse pointer on the bottom border of your screen.

    • If the pointer turns into a double-arrow doublearrow.gif, click and drag upwards.
    • If your taskbar isn't hiding at the bottom of the screen, try moving the mouse to the right, left, and top edges, looking for the double-arrow.

  2. Press the Windows logo key and the P key on your keyboard to bring up the presentation display mode options.

    • Make sure "Computer Only" is selected.
    • Use the arrow keys to toggle between options and Enter to select the correct display mode.

  3. Press the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start Menu

    • Right-Click on the taskbar and select Properties.
    • Toggle the 'Auto-Hide the taskbar' checkbox and click Apply.
    • If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear.
    • Repeat step three to return to your original setting.

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How to change filetype associations in Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 98 fast and...

For Windows Vista There are two ways:Method #1 (on the fly):
  1. Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Properties.
  2. In the General tab, click the Change button.
  3. Choose a program from the list, or click Browse to select an .EXE file on your hard disk.
Method #2 (view a list of file types):
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel Home, click Programs, and then click Make a file type always open in a specific program.Or, in the Classic View, open Default Programs and then click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
  3. Highlight a file type in the list and click Change Program.

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP For Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Launch Windows Explorer (typically, you can launch this by choosing Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options...
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the HTM extension in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button. You may have to restore the file association before you see the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit within Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you are back at the File Types list.
  9. Select the HTML extension and repeat steps 5 to 8.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Restart your system.
  12. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  13. Select the Programs tab.
  14. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  15. Click OK.
For Windows 98 For Windows 98, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Windows Explorer (Start > Programs > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options or View > Folder Options (both will open the same window).
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the Microsoft HTML Document listing in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit with Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you have closed all windows.
  9. Restart your system.
  10. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  11. Select the Programs tab.
  12. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  13. Click OK.
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on Oct 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can not remove cyberlink webcam splitter from my system and it is interfering with my webcam

go to start menu/all programs/accessories/run and type regedit into the box and hit o.k.
Then go through the list and delete anything that has cyberlink in it's name...then close the window and restart the computer.
This will stop your computer from automatically starting any cyberlink programs that are hiding away.

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Difficulty uninstalling webroot off my computer

Right-click on the Webroot Spy Sweeper icon on your computer's taskbar. A menu for the program will appear. The taskbar is the bottom bar of your computer. The Webroot Spy Sweeper icon looks like a green bulls eye.Select "Exit" from the Webroot Spy Sweeper menu. Select "Yes" if asked if you wish to shut down the program.Click on the "Start" icon and select "Control Panel."Click on "Add / Remove Programs" if you are using Windows XP. Select "Programs and Features" if you are using Windows Vista or 7.Click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" program listing.Click on "Uninstall." A Webroot Spy Sweeper uninstall wizard will open.Select "Uninstall" in the wizard and hit "Next." Follow instructions on screen.Restart the computer if prompted.Click on "Start" and select "All Programs."Right-click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" folder and select "Delete."

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Webcam no working

1. Check if the webcam driver is installed. go to Device Manager, if your computr have Vista/7 you can type "Device Manager" in the start search box in the start menu and click on Device Manager in the results list at the top. If you have XP, right click on the "My Computer" icon then Properties, from the System Properties windows go to the "Hardware" tab then from there click on the Device Manager button.

2. Once Device Manager is open, look for "Imaging Devices" click on the small + sign to expand the view and check if your webcam is listed there, if it doesn't come up or if it does and have a red "X" on it, we will need to reinstall the driver to fix it.

3. Most HP/Compaq notebook computers have a "Recovery" partition. We can reinstall all bundled programs and drivers from there. For Vista/7, type "Recovery Manager" in the search box, for XP look for the Recovery Manager in the Programs Menu.

4. When the Recovery Manager program loads, select "Hardware/Driver Reinstallation". A list of all drivers will be listed, look for the webcam driver. Follow the on screen instructions for installation.

5. When installation finishes, the computer might restart automatically or if it doesn't restart the computer.

6. Test the webcam.

Hope this help.

Mar 21, 2011 | HP G62144DX Laptop

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Labtop running slow

Laptops do slow down over time as get cluttered with stuff.

I'd recommend using Ccleaner - it's free and it automatically scans for useless stuff and then lets you delete it.

Another thing you can do if you're more advanced is to go to Start > Run and type in "msconfig", without the quotes. If you don't have Run in your Start menu, try holding the windows button (between Ctrl and Alt on the left side) and then pressing R.

If you go to the Startup tab, you'll see a list of programs that start up when your PC starts - that's where most of the slow-down is from. Uncheck anything you don't use, but make sure you don't remove your anti-virus from the list.

Mar 05, 2011 | Samsung Computers & Internet

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I have a new Acer One D260 netbook. It was working OK for 2 weeks when all of a sudden the icons on my desktop changed to Windows Photo viewer. When I click on the icon to open , the info I receive is:...

Go to My computer in file Menu select Tools>folder option >view
Uncheck the Hide file extension for known format and Hide protected operating system files.

Now go to desktop you can see the file with the extension, change your file extension with your known format.

Ex: ss.jpg

if this a document file than change it to ss.doc
like that

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How to get back my web cam drivers for hp dv9000au windows 7.... i used quickplay till i had windows vista... but nw since i have installed windows 7... i cannot access my web camera.... so pls help me...

Hi, Quick play would not work in Windows 7. When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7, some media programs are no longer compatible and will not be found in your Start menu. HP provides replacement programs for QuickPlay and other media programs with Windows 7 MediaSmart software. Plz go to below link and you will get all appropriate software?s of HP Mediasmart. In this link you need to download the drivers used in HP mediasmart webcam and all other stuffs. If you find this helpful then Plz vote for me..Dreamkam

May 23, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Since new my laptop has told me I am low on disk space.. it is cridically low now.. I have deleated everything I can and it will let me deleat... I am not sure what to deleat without crashing my system......

First thing you can do is to try a disk defragmentation. Generally called defrag. Click on start. click on 'all programs'. Clcik on 'accessories'. Clcik on 'system tools'. There you will see disk defragmenter. Double click on it. It may take a while to get the process completed, especially since you do not seem to have much space left for the defragmenter to work efficiently. Even after this do not accept a great improvement on space. But it will help. Then remove all temporary files. This is how. Double click on My computer. Double click on C: (whichever name or partition windows is ) double click on Windows folder. Double click on Temp folder. You may see a long list of files and folders. Select all and delete. The empty the recycle bin. You may gain some space. Get hold of a USB pen drive. An 8 or 16GB one. Transfer all your personal data (if this is a possible option for you) to that drive. Next one is experimental. I have not tried it. But should be possible. Instead of installing programs to your program files, create a Program files folder in your new USB drive and install it there. You must know this. If any program is installed into the USB drive, that program will not work without that USB drive being connected. If this works, a 32 GB high speed USB drive would be an excellent investment (provided you do not have the tendency to loose stuff)

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Windows Vista starts up but then after I type in my password the screen goes blank

Although the sounds of this problem is more of a software issue than hardware, one of several things could be the cause ... faulty RAM (freezing issues), battery or mobo (power supply issues), corrupted Vista update installs (no surprise there), faulty startup programs, infections in the system ... I suggest trying these options: 1) run a detailed hardware scan to find any faulty hardware. 2) turn off laptop, take battery and AC adapter out, hold the power button for 10-30 sec then plug everything back in. 3) run a "chkdsk /r c:" on the command prompt using any Vista disc repair mode to find and fix possible corrupted O/S files then go to restore mode and load a time and date before the incident happened. 4) see if you can get into safe mode without the blank screen issue, go to run and type "msconfig", go to "startup" tab and turn off any programs that looks out of place, then go to "services", click on "hide all ms services" and disable services that looks out of place. 5) scan for infections. If you have Norton or McAfee, remove it ... and if you remove it ... be sure to use their removal tools located on there respective website. They usually leave residual files behind after removal using conventional means (ie Add/Remove programs) If none of these help ... backup your stuff and do a recovery!

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