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Common Software Problems in Windows Vista
When Windows 7 or
Windows Vista programs won’t run right, there are some things you can do
to get them working. Programs that won’t load quickly, don’t function
correctly, freeze, won’t show up on your desktop or don’t install
properly can all be fixed. Here are some tips on how to troubleshoot
Windows software problems.
1.Obviously, first make sure the program you have
installed is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista or whatever version
you are running.
2.Second, make sure your computer meets the software’s
minimum system requirements. You will need to upgrade your equipment to
run software that exceeds your system’s capacity. Computers that barely
comply with minimum requirements may perform unreliably or slowly when
their capacity is being maxed out.
3.Some software works better when few other programs
are running, so close windows and programs you aren’t using. Try the
program in question again after you close everything else.
4.Make sure at least 5 to 10 percent of your total
hard drive space is free to get the best performance from your Windows 7
or Windows Vista machine. This makes programs run faster and prevents
annoying crashes. Use a disk cleanup utility to free some space if you’re
5.Visit your software maker’s website for updates and
notes about frequent issues. If it’s a Microsoft program, run Windows
Update and let it load all patches. Once you’ve installed all available
updates for your system, restart the computer before you try your
6.Improve your system’s overall performance by
deleting or uninstalling any unwanted programs. Windows 7 and Windows
Vista work best when they’re not cluttered, so this may improve your
7.Check your Startup folder and disable any Windows 7
or Windows Vista programs that load automatically when you start the
computer. Once again, restart after making these changes.
8.Next, further improve the performance of your
machine by running its defragmenting utility to optimize your hard drive.
9.If your new software still isn’t working correctly,
scan for spyware and viruses. Both Windows 7 and Windows Vista can use
Windows Defender, which can help eliminate threats and reduce pop-ups
that claim system resources.
When everything else fails, you have two more
1.After uninstalling the software and rebooting the
computer, try loading the program again. Something may have gone wrong
the first time.
2.Finally, go for help from either Microsoft or the
software company’s technical support, but be aware that these services
may charge a fee. They may also be able to help you finally solve your
Following these steps should get any piece of
software up and running. Software can be finicky, and so can many
computer systems. Every problem, however, has a solution.
As more people begin using laptops, the number of laptop thefts are increasing. If your laptop
computer is stolen, or if someone gains access to your files, your
company, personal and financial data can be exposed.
1.Don't use computer bags.
Computer bags only make it more obvious that you're carrying a laptop.
The use of padded briefcases or suitcases is recommended.
2.Use passwords that are strong, and not
kept in the computer bag.
Strong passwords make it more difficult to break into your computer
deterring individuals from trying to access your files.
With the Windows Operating System, you can choose to encrypt files and
folders. Which causes individuals to not be able to
read data and see your information.
4.Keep an eye on your laptop. Don't
lose sight of your bag, such as when going through airport security.
5.Buy a laptop security device.
If you need to leave your laptop in a room or at your desk, use a laptop
security cable to securely attach it to a heavy chair, table, or desk.
The cable makes it more difficult for someone to take your laptop. There
are also programs and devices that will report the location of a stolen
6.Do not leave your laptop in a hotel
If you must leave your laptop in the hotel room, place the do not disturb
sign on the door.
7.Put your name and contact info on the
In addition to putting your name on the laptop, it is also recommended
that you include a, "Reward with no questions asked if
returned." tag line as well. Both of these increase the chance of
your laptop being returned, no matter what the circumstance.
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