Windows Vista help for changing Startup programs
When you start your computer running on Windows Vista operating system, you can notice that some of the programs automatically open up once the OS is loaded. These programs which automatically open up during system startup are called startup programs. While some of these programs are critical for loading Windows successfully, some are not at all necessary. You can see programs like Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk etc, opening up during system startup; this is because these programs are configured to do so at the time of their installation.
In course of time, you might find that your computer is taking more than usual time for starting up. The reason for this might be because of an increase in the list of startup programs. So you are required to change the list of programs that run during initial startup. You can make use of Windows Defender program for adding or removing programs from the Windows Vista start up list. The Windows Defender program is available for free in the Home edition of Windows Vista. Windows Defender also has the ability to protect your computer from spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses other than allowing you to alter the startup list. This article contains instructions for altering the startup list of your Windows Vista computer.
Windows Vista help instructions
For changing the startup programs in your Windows Vista operating system, all you have to do is to follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Kick off this procedure by clicking on the Windows “Start” button located on the bottom left hand corner of your desktop.
- Select the option which says “All Programs” from the start menu.
- Click on the option labeled “Windows Defender” from the all programs list. This will open up the Microsoft Windows Defender program using which you can set programs to startup automatically.
- Click on the button labeled “Tools” which you can see on the top of the Windows Defender application.
- Select the option which says “Software Explorer” from the box of categories.
- After that click on “Startup Programs” from the list of categories.
- Choose the programs that you wish to prevent from running during Windows Vista startup and click on “Disable”.
- Finally, confirm your choice by clicking “Yes” on the pop up window.
That’s all with the instructions for changing startup programs in Windows Vista. Have a great day!
Windows Vista help for searching by file type
It won’t take much longer for filling a computer’s hard drive with different types of files ranging from images, videos, documents and program files. One way to refine your search for a specific file from among hundreds and thousands of different files saved on your computer is to search it by its file type. This will reduce the time taken for locating a particular file.
The specific way through which information is encoded for storing in a computer file is called file format. Let it be any list of file formats, it will include both proprietary and open source. Most file formats, including the popular ones, will have published specification document which will exactly describe how the data should be encoded. This in turn can be used to find out whether a specific program treats a particular program or not.
Initiating a file type search on your computer running on Windows Vista, only those files with specified extensions, that is, the three or four digits after the period of a file name will be returned by the search. This article contains instructions for doing a search in Windows Vista by file type.
Windows Vista help instructions
Mentioned below are the instructions mentioned by Windows Vista help team for assisting you in the process of searching by file type.
- Start off by clicking on the “Start” button located on the bottom of your desktop task bar.
- Type in exact search term in the search box located at the bottom of the start menu. In order to search by file type, enter an asterisk, then a period and after that the file extension. Say for example, if you want to search all MP3 files on your computer, enter “*.mp3” in the search box.
- Hit the “Enter” key and the search results will be opened in a new window.
- Wait for the search process to complete which, depending upon the size of your computer hard drive and the amount of files stored on the computer can take few minutes. The results will be displayed on the main viewing pane of the search window.
That’s all with the information provided by Windows Vista help team for searching by file type. Thanks for reading.