Friday, July 16, 2010

Windows vista problems

I occasionally use a laptop that has Windows Vista on it and find problems. I usually can find solutions to the problems via the internet. After fixing the problems I recently found on the laptop I decided to create this post in which to list the problem and the solution mostly for my own reference in case I encounter the same problem again (quicker to find here then search the net for the answer again and easier to find on the blog then in a text document on the computer).

1. Can not delete a folder on the desktop. Receive the error Could not find this item.
  • Open up Command Prompt (CMD)
  • type in cd then the location of the file ( c:\users\jeremiah\desktop)
  • type in dir /x
  • next to the file I want to delete it will say the files 8.3 name [ex. (SUPER~1]
  • type RD then [(SUPER~1] - could try DEL then the file name but that didn't work for this folder
2. Programs list is reset to defaults during logon.
  • Open Regedit
  • Find: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced
  • In the right-pane, create a new DWORD value named StartMenuInit
  • Double-click StartMenuInit and set 3 as its data

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