The tweaks every Vista User should do.

It has come to my attention that there are a lot of things new users don’t like about Vista.  In this guide I will be going over the tweaks that every Vista user should do (and how to do them) to make their OS a little lot better. Please note that your screen may not look exactly that same as mine but all the things are in exactly the same places.

  • Change Control Panel view to “Classic”  [ ]
  • Disable UAC [ ]
  • Disable Security Center alerts [ ]
  • Change Power button in start menu from standby to shutdown [ ]

Change Control Panel view to “Classic”:

  1. Go into the start menu and click “Control Panel”
  2. Click the link at the top left that says “Classic view” [Screenshot]


Disable UAC:

Keep in mind you should be logged in as an administrator and you will have to click allow on  many UAC prompt windows during this process

  1. Go into the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on “User Accounts” [Screenshot]
  3. If you have more than one user account on your computer then you have to click on your user account
  4. On your user account Screen click “Turn User Account Control on or off” [Screenshot]
  5. Un-check the box that says “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer” [Screenshot]
  6. Reboot your computer


Disable Security Center alerts:

Disabling the Security Center alerts my not be recommended because Windows will no longer tell you if your security settings are what they should be, only disable if your sure you no longer want these alerts

  1. Right click on the taskbar and click “Task Manager” [Screenshot]
  2. In the task manager go to the “Services” tab and click the button “Services” in the lower right hand corner of the window [Screenshot]
  3. This will bring up the services window, In this windows scroll down until you fine the service called “Security Center” [Screenshot see below]
  4. Double click on it and smaller window comes up, Click the button that says “Stop”[Screenshot see below]
  5. Click on the dropdown menu where it says “Startup type” and select “Disabled” [Screenshot]


Change Power button in start menu from standby to shutdown:

  1. Go into the Start menu and click Control Panel
  2. In the Control Panel click on “Power Options” [Screenshot]
  3. Click “Change Plan Settings” for what ever power plan your using [Screenshot]
  4. Click on “Change advanced power settings” Click the plus sign next to where it says “Power buttons and Lid” [Screenshot below]
  5. Click the plus sign next to where it says “Start Menu power button” and select from the dropdown menu “Shutdown” [Screenshot]


Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any harm done to your computer while following this guide. -trm96

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Written by Brett Pierce - Visit Website

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