Sunday, December 21, 2008

How to make Vistas Shutdown button actually shut down the computer

This is a real pain in Vista, when I click the shutdown button it just  makes the computer go to sleep. (From a design point of view the least MS could have done is has a different button for shutdown and sleep!!)


Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings

Now look for Power Buttons and Lid > Start menu Power Button and change the setting for both On attery and Plugged in to Shutdown

 There that wasn't so hard !!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

HP /Compaq - Restore your system without disks

I need to put this somewhere!!


this will completely erase your computer and it will be in the same condition as when you bought it from the shop new. All your programs/photos, etc will be removed. 


Many HP/Compaq computers have a recovery partition installed (most often you will see it as drive D: (e.g. PRESEARIO (D:) )


1. If you need to repair/restore from the hard drive, restart the computer and press f11 when prompted.

2. It may also be possible to run from the start menu

Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager
> Advanced options > System Recovery

-- To burn your own set of recovery disks --

Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager > Advanced Options > Recovery Disk Creation

** warning - I think this can only be done once - so use good quality CD/DVDs (and make sure you have enough)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Test you color IQ

Something else from JJ

If a map shows, click on the country name at the bottom

(I managed a 4)