How to make Windows Vista log on automatically?

For security reasons, Windows Vista disables auto logon by default. If it happens that you are the only one who uses the computer, you might want to get rid of the annoying logon screen and have your machine log on automatically. You can easily accomplish it. Here’s how:

1. Press “Windows Key” + “R” to bring out the RUN dialog box, and then type “netplwiz“.

2. Uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer“, then click on “Apply“.
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Microsoft acknowledges Windows Vista OEM hack

(NEWS) (April 13, 2007) Microsoft has confirmed the Vista OEM hack, which has circulated the web in recent months. The story covering Windows Vista Activation crack was first reported by the Inquirer on March 1, 2007, then many Vista users-in-waiting rushed out of the gate and test out the OEM crack, which of course makes Microsoft worried, and that’s how we got the recent confirmation by Microsoft Senior Product Manager Alex Kochis on Windows Genuine Advantage developers’ blog. According to the blog, Microsoft will not take immediate actions against what they called “mad scientists”, and instead, they will focus on protecting their “customers, partners and products.” Does this sound familiar?

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP / Vista

(TIPS) Here’re some of the most frequently-used keyboard shortcuts for Windows:

Windows + R                                     Open “Run” dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + ESC                              Open Task Manager
Ctrl + ESC                                          Open Start Menu
Windows + M                                     Minimize all active Windows
Windows + F
                                     Open “Search”
Windows + E                                      Open “My Computer”
Shift + Delete                                     Delete files permanently
Shift + while insert CD                       Prevents CD from running autoplay

How to launch the Task Manager instantly in Windows XP or Vista?

(TIPS) Just in case you didn’t already know. You can launch the Task Manager instantly if you press Ctrl + Shift + ESC simultaneously. This is much easier than accessing it from Ctrl + Alt + Delete or the taskbar. It works for both Windows XP or Windows Vista.

This would save you a lot of time if you need to access Task Manager very often. If you don’t, it doesn’t hurt to know so you can show it to your co-workers to impress them.