Disable Windows Balloon Tips

Disable Enable Windows vista Balloon Tips

Most of us facing problem about balloon tips in windows vista this is the irritating thing in windows vista and also windows xp.Everyone want windows vista tips to disable balloon tips.As vista balloon tips does not have any useful information. I disable that tips from the first day when I was using windows xp and now in windows vista I also disable it. Here is a tips how to disable balloon tips in windows vista.

Click start and go to run. Type gpedit.msc (this is used to open group policy) and press enter. Now open User configuration, then Administrative template after that start Manu and finally Taskbar.

Now choose remove balloon tips, right click with mouse and open properties.

Now in option enable it and click ok. Close the gpedit and reboot the system.

Congratulation you have disable your awful balloon tips in windows vista.

Gpedit.msc is not available in windows vista home and premium edition’s not to worry we can do the same from registry in windows vista home and premium edition.

Again go to run (windows key + R) and type regedit and press enter.

Expand registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER >> SOFTWARE > Microsoft>> Windows > Current Version>> Explorer > Advanced.
Right click and create new Dword value and give name as EnableBalloonTips.
Give value as 0(zero)
Reboot your Windows Vista. And your work done.
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Vista guide for file sharing

Microsoft windows vista guide for file sharing
Microsoft windows vista is mostly used in network. so sharing of file and foler is vary important here is vista guide for file sharing.

File sharing with Vista is handled differently too. It stops users accessing a shared folder unless there are accounts established for each user.

To share files from windows vista on a network your computer need to be connected with. Now click the Network button and open the Sharing Centre.
Turn On Sharing and now you are able to use Public folder to share. You can also set permission for other user to allow access for modify or change the files. One more option is available to turn of f password protection for public folder.

One more problem for networking between windows vista and windows xp is -
Windows Vista uses a new protocol named Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) to display computers in a network, but this protocol is not in windows xp or other windows operating system like windows 98.But for this Microsoft has release software for windows xp which must be installed on windows xp to show up vista machine on network. You can download this software for Microsoft download.

how to network windows vista and xp

now windows vista on his way and windows xp network is already established. so few vista network problems like vista not recognizing xp on home network. Or may be you installed new microsoft vista and want to add microsoft vista to xp network or looking for help how to connect vista on network with xp.

how to connect or network windows vista and windows xp

In windows vista network setting menu is in the start bar by default and easily available for simple user and easy to configure.

In the start bar find Network option.
Then select “Networking and Sharing Centre”
Here you can configure network, manage settings for network, add Computers to Your Network and Repair Connections. This is simple compare to windows xp.

Networking between XP and Vista

Many time windows vista and windows xp in a same network but both machine are not able to see each other. Main reason is windows vista automatically takes name of network as “workgroup” and in windows xp default name is “mshome”. If you make sure that both computer have same network name.
You can change the network name in windows xp by right click on my computer
Choose property
Then select computer name option
Then at the bottom workgroup name give the name what ever you like and
Apply and then ok
You need to restart your windows xp system to apply changes.

To change network name in windows vista
Right click on my computer and then property
Systems many, select change setting
It will pop up computer name, change the workgroup name.
And apply and ok

windows vista tips

Windows vista tip for network troubleshooting

Unidentified Network
Windows Vista can sometimes cause network adapters to show up as connected to an "Unidentified Network", sometimes limiting the network to local access only.

There are many reasons that can cause this problem, but some suggested solutions to try are:
• Reset your Router using the web control panel.
• Update your network adapter drivers.
• Temporary disable any Anti-Virus/Firewall package to see if the problem is resolved.
• Try assigning a static IP address to the network card.
• Disable IPv6 on old network cards / routers.

These suggestions may help you narrow down the cause of the "unidentified network" problem.
troubleshooting computer network is among the most important job descriptions of the network administrators, system administrators, network technicians and the IT consultants. A computer network can have different kinds of problems such as it can be infected with virus and spyware, attacked by hackers, accessed by unauthorized users and may face connectivity failure issues due to the faulty network devices or configurations. Following is a list of the basic network troubleshooting commands that are built-in the Windows based operating systems and UNIX etc. The right use of these troubleshooting commands can helps a lot in diagnosing and resolving the issues with your computer network. few more windows vista tips.
Ping is the most important troubleshooting command and it checks the connectivity with the other computers. For example your system’s IP address is and your network servers’ IP address is and you can check the connectivity with the server by using the Ping command in following format.
At DOS prompt type Ping and press enter
If you get the reply from the server then the connectivity is ok and if you get the error message like this “Request time out” this means the there is some problem in the connectivity with the server.
IPconfig is another important command in Windows. It shows the IP address of the computer and also it shows the DNS, DHCP, Gateway addresses of the network and subnet mask.
At DOS prompt type ipconfig and press enter to see the IP address of your computer.
At DOS prompt type inconfig/all and press enter to see the detailed information.
NSLOOKUP is a TCP/IP based command and it checks domain name aliases, DNS records, operating system information by sending query to the Internet Domain Name Servers. You can resolve the errors with the DNS of your network server
Hostname command shows you the computer name.
At DOS prompt type Hostname and press enter
NETSTAT utility shows the protocols statistics and the current established TCP/IP connections in the computer.
NBTSTAT helps to troubleshoot the NETBIOS name resolutions problems.
ARP displays and modifies IP to Physical address translation table that is used by the ARP protocols.
Finger command is used to retrieve the information about a user on a network.
Tracert command is used to determine the path of the remote system. This tool also provides the number of hops and the IP address of each hop. For example if you want to see that how many hops (routers) are involved to reach any URL and what’s the IP address of each hop then use the following command.
At command prompt type tracert www.yahoo.com you will see a list of all the hops and their IP addresses.
Traceroute is a very useful network debugging command and it is used in locating the server that is slowing down the transmission on the internet and it also shows the route between the two systems
Route command allows you to make manual entries in the routing table.
Hopefully the above mentioned commands will help you to diagnose the troubleshooting your computer networking problems.

Vista guide for Disk utility

Vista guide how to use disk utility

In windows vista there is a disk utility which checks your hard disk for error, bad sectors and recover information. You can troubleshoot your hard disk in windows vista. this is useful vista guide to check your hard disk.

In order to check a disk in Windows Vista, go to my computer and select the drive you want to check right-click on the disk and choose Properties as shown in below snap.

On the Properties page, click the Tools tab and click Check Now.

Select the options automatically fix file system error and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors checkboxes and click Start.

You cannot check the disk while it is in use. Windows vista perform disk check when in restart by choosing Schedule disk check.

Upon restart, you will see following screen which indicate that disk is checked for errors and repaired if needed.

Windows Vista Guide

Windows vista guide to create shutdown and restart button

Here is vista guide for creating shortcut for shutdown and restart your windows vista. In windows vista you need few click to restart or turn of computer. Here is vista guide to create shortcuts.

Right click on desktop and select short cut as shown in photo.

Now type in "shutdown -r -t 0" at shortcut path and click NEXT:

Give the icon name “vista Shutdown icon” and click Finish:

Now you have vista shutdown icon on your desktop.

to create shortcut for windows vista restart type, type this "shutdown -s -t 0" for short cut.
hope you understand this vista guide for creating shortcuts for restart and vista shutdown.

Windows Vista Tips for Printer Sharing

Vista tips for Printer Sharing

There may be only one pc for group of computer. And you would like to share printer for entire office or may be you want to give temporary printer access for some Windows Vista user. For this you have to do windows vista printer sharing. This Vista tips will guide you steps for printer sharing for windows vista workgroup.
To share a printer within a workgroup, enable printer sharing on the host PC (where printer cable connected). After enabling printer sharing it allow other network pc to see the shared printer. Open the windows vista Control Panel by clicking on the Start Menu > Control Panel:

Then, click View Network Status and Tasks:

If printer sharing is disabled, click the button next to Printer Sharing, then Turn on Printer Sharing and click Apply:

Printer sharing is now enabled on the windows vista host computer, allowing access to the connected printers.

now go the pc where you want to share your printer, now go to network neighborhood and find the pc where printer is connected. Once you have found the shared printer you wish to use, right click on it and select Connect

Sometime it asks for username and password from host computer to allow access for other computer. Enter username and password for windows vista. Now vista install required driver and add access to the shared printer.
Windows Vista should now install the required drivers and add access to the shared printer, allowing you to print from any application.
This Windows vista tips for printer sharing work on workgroup base Network.