Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Advanced Support Tools For Windows Vista

To improve the functionality and usability of the Vista operating system, certain tools were developed by the IT support team of Microsoft. You can use such tools to find and resolve the various computer issues. On top of that, you can use such tools to improve the security of the programs and access network components. Please be advised that some of the above mentioned tools are preinstalled with the operating system. However, there are other advanced tools that need to be downloaded from the internet. Let’s see them in detail.

Program Compatibility Wizard

When you upgrade from a relatively smaller version of Windows to Vista, some of the older programs may not work properly. This is usually because of the compatibility issues. You can use the program compatibility wizard to make the program run on the Vista operating system.  After installing the problem, you can access the same from the Start menu. Locate the menu labeled Run and click on the same. When the Run box is displayed, enter the path “hcp://system/compatctr/compatmode.htm” in the required field. To fix the issues, you need to follow the onscreen instructions provided by the wizard. From the wizard, the users can manipulate a variety of settings. This includes all the administrator rights and display settings. If the person is not the administrator, the user may experience an issue running the wizard.

Network and Sharing Center

Another miracle from the IT support team is the Network and Sharing center. You can use this tool to establish access to the Windows operating system networking components. In addition, you can use the same to diagnose and manipulate the settings regarding the standard network access. To view the summary of all the information on the networks, simply open the tool and select the “Option” for the same.

Computer Management

To access this menu, navigate to the option labeled “Start”. This will display a list of options. Now select this tool from the “system tools” section. You can use this tool to view event logs and other important system information. You can also manage the disk volumes on remote networks as well as on the local ones. To consolidate space and free up memory, users can even run the defragmentation tool.  Another important tool is the BitLocker Drive Encryption which is used primarily to secure the sensitive data.

Theses are the various tools that can be used to enhance the performance of Windows Vista. Thanks for visiting this webpage.

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