Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

You can use the Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Snipping Tool comes with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool, or press the … Read moreUse Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

Unidentified Network – Local Only Access

Alternate title: Unable to Connect to the Internet OS: Windows Vista Business Router: Linksys BEFSR41, and Cisco Problem Description Upon connecting to a new network, “Access” in Network and Sharing Center indicates that the connection is “Local Only” instead of “Local and Internet.” Windows Vista firewall is enabled, but no recent changes were made System … Read moreUnidentified Network – Local Only Access

Show Extensions for Known Files Types

I like to see the file extensions. I want to know while file types I’m looking at, regardless of whether the thumbnail icon is correct or not. In Windows Explorer, choose Organize > Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab in the Folder Options dialog box. In Advanced Settings, deselect Hide Extensions For Known … Read moreShow Extensions for Known Files Types

HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows

OS Windows 7, Windows Vista According to Microsoft, “HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows.” Purpose of HyperTerminal HyperTerminal is a terminal emulation program that supports communications over TCP/IP networks, Modems, and serial COM ports. I use HyperTerminal to connect, via the serial port, to the console port on Cisco switches and routers. This lets … Read moreHyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows

Gadgets Not Loading or Missing from The Desktop

If Windows Gadgets are not loading or are missing from the Desktop, try the following: Use Task Manager to end the sidebar.exe process Right-click on the Desktop and select Gadgets from the Context Menu to restart sidebar.exe Microsoft recommends disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets because of security concerns. Microsoft Security Advisory (2719662): Vulnerabilities in … Read moreGadgets Not Loading or Missing from The Desktop

Add Telnet to Windows 7

With Windows Vista and Windows 7, Telnet is not installed by default. To enable Telnet, do the following: Go to: Start > Control Panel > Programs Under “Programs And Features” select “Turn Windows features on or off” Tick “Telnet Client” Click the OK button To start Telnet for with first time, open a Command Prompt … Read moreAdd Telnet to Windows 7