Category: Windows Vista

Overview of Scheduled Tasks

I like the tree view for scheduled task as you can categorize the tasks, but the GUI offers no way of an overview of all tasks. The command line helps again: Schtasks.exe Are you thinking:”I have no scheduled tasks defined, so this post is not for me”, I suggest to try it anyway. Microsoft added […]

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Fix: Recycle Bin is corrupted in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it.  The Recycle Bin may not show the files that you may have been deleted from your File Explorer, or you may be unable to delete the files in it – or even empty the Recycle Bin completely. At times you may even […]

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Net Commands – Network Security Management

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – Server or workstation) NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log […]

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Shutdown Windows PC faster

Does your Windows computer take way to long to shutdown?  If so, I have a simple fix that will allow you to shutdown your Windows OS computer in a matter of seconds. Click the Start button and then click “Run”, type “regedit” to open the registry editor and click the “OK” button.   Navigate to: […]

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How Can I Start and Shut Down My Computer Automatically on a Schedule?

On Windows To automatically start your computer up at a specific time of day, you’ll actually need to edit your BIOS settings. To do this: Boot up your computer and enter your BIOS setup. Usually this involves pressing the Delete key as your computer boots (your computer should say Press DEL to Enter Setup or […]

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Understanding Windows Logon Options

Introduction There seems to be some confusion as to how Windows logons work. I can understand the issues, as the overall concepts are a bit confusing. Although the logon process, options, and features have been relatively the same for over 20 years, there still seems to be questions around them. So, I am going to […]

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How to Disable the Restart Reminder for Windows Update

Disable Windows Update restart nag Windows installed another round of updates and now it’s asking you to restart. Again. One simple command line entry can disable this obnoxious reminder. To stop this service, open [Command Prompt] (Start>Run>cmd>Enter) and type the following command sc stop wuauserv. This will not prevent Automatic Updates from starting at the […]

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How to Troubleshoot SVCHOST.EXE 100% CPU Usage Problems

If you have noticed that your Windows XP, Vista, or 7 PC is running slowly and that SVCHOST.EXE is taking 100% of your single core CPU system (or 50% of your dual core CPU system), this is the article for you! SVCHOST.EXE is a generic “host” or holder of services which run from .DLL’s.  Basically […]

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