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Download Windows vista training tools, tips & tricks official site by microsoft

Microsoft has made available the windows Vista Tips & tricks Website. Through it, the Company enables Vista users to access downloadable guides containing helpful tips&tricks on Microsoft’s upcoming operating system.

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How to Fix or Repair “COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working Error” in Windows Vista

Why this COM Surrogate Error Occur ?

This problem is basically caused due to incompatible codecs and other COM components installed by various softwares that aren’t fully comtable with Windows Vista, like some versions of DivX or Nero.

Possible Solution to Fix COM Surrogate ?

  • If you are using DivX, you should be upgraded to the very latest version (6.5+)
  • If you are using Nero, you can try upgrading to the latest version (
  • You can also disable thumbnail views in windows vista.
  • One another type of possible solution illustrated below of turning off DEP for dllhost, which might not work for everybody.
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Tweak & Speed Up Windows Vista to make it run as faster as Windows Xp part2

Tweak and make vista faster as windows xp continued…

  1. Open Run Prompt, type OptionalFeatures and press Enter.

Disable Features Like..


  • XPS Viewer (under .NET Framework 3.0)
  • Remote Differential Compression (a network optimizer)
  • Windows Ultimate Extras
  • n some other features according to you.
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    Tweak & Speed Up Windows Vista to make it run as faster as Windows Xp part1

    Windows vista has lot more to offer when it comes to new features with enhanced user friendliness and other accessibility features being talked about in comparison with other previous versions of windows like windows 2000 and windows xp.Unlike previous Microsoft operating systems, Windows Vista is streamlined specifically according the needs of various types of users.

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    Repair the error “access denied on files and folders” in windows vista or xp

    I have been getting some problems in windows vista these days by some users who are unable to open a file or folder in windows vista.

    As whenever they want to open a file they get a error message prompt saying… “Access Denied”

    Why this type of Problem Occur ?

    This type of problem generally occur when a particular user rights in the NTFS partition are altered by some one or some program.

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    Turn off Some Visual effects to make vista more faster and quick inoperations

    Windows vista can be made more faster in general user operations by simply turning off some unessential visual effects.

    Turn off these visual effects to speed up the graphics performance in vista.

    • Show preview and filters in folder.
    • Show shadows under mouse pointer.
    • Show thumbnails instead of icons.
    • Show window contents while dragging.
    • Smooth edges of screen fonts.
    • Use drop shadows for icon labels.
    • Use visual styles on windows and buttons.
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    How to Change the Action for the Start Menu Power Button in windows vista

    In case of windows vista we can change the action of the power button in the start menu to any of the actions like (Hibernate ,Sleep ,Power Off).

    How To Change The Default Action with the power button in windows vista:

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    How to install windows vista from orignal vista dvd with No Product Key

    Yes you can install windows vista with no product key and still have 30 days to evaluate it before buying it.

    Step by step procedure: