Fix: This Page Has an Unspecified Potential Security Risk

Another little annoyance i have with Vista, each time i right click on a zipped archive via windows explorer on a network shared drive i get a message informing me 'This Page Has an Unspecified Potential Security Risk' You put up with the warning for a while but it soon gets tedious, much like the Vista UAC … Continue reading Fix: This Page Has an Unspecified Potential Security Risk

Fix: An error is preventing the slide show from playing

If you use the Vista slide show screensaver and get the following error: An error is preventing the slide show from playingIt may be the database file is corrupt, in which case navigate to: C:Users<Your Username>AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows Photo GalleryPictures.pd4and delete 'Pictures.pd4'. It may also help to remove any video files from the target directory, although the … Continue reading Fix: An error is preventing the slide show from playing

How to: Remove shortcut arrow from icons

I find the Microsoft Vista shortcut arrows quite annoying, in my opinion they make your desktop look untidy. The following steps allow you to remove the shortcut arrow for good. 1. Launch Regedit: Start>Type 'Regedit' and press enter. 2. Navigate to: HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionexplorer 3. Create a new key and call it 'Shell Icons' 4. Within 'Shell … Continue reading How to: Remove shortcut arrow from icons

How to: Schedule a program to run on system start-up with admin privileges

The below steps enable administrators to allow applications to run on system startup with admin privileges and bypass the 'Windows has blocked some startup programs' message. Please note this does not work for standard accounts. 1. Click 'Start' 2. Type  'taskschd.msc' in the search box and press enter 3. Click 'Action' and 'Create Task' 4. Name the task … Continue reading How to: Schedule a program to run on system start-up with admin privileges