How to set the default web browser in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Programs (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: Set your default programs (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    c. Double-click: Default Programs (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
    d. Click: Set your default programs (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Select the web browser of your choice
  5. Click: Set this program as default
  6. Click: OK
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How to compact the Windows Mail database in Windows Vista

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click: Tools
  3. Click: Options
  4. Click: Advanced
  5. Click: Maintenance
  6. Change the number 100 runs to 1.
  7. Click: Close
  8. Click: OK
  9. Close Windows Mail.
  10. Click: OK
  11. Wait for the process to complete.
  12. Open Windows Mail.
  13. Click: Tools
  14. Click: Options
  15. Click: Advanced
  16. Click: Maintenance
  17. Change the number 1 runs back to 100.
  18. Click: Close
  19. Click: OK
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How to use Windows Mail with Gmail in Windows Vista

  1. Open Windows Mail
  2. Click: Tools
  3. Click: Accounts
  4. Click: Add
  5. Select: Email Account
  6. Click: Next
  7. Enter your name as you wanted it displayed in email.
  8. Click: Next
  9. Enter your Gmail address.
  10. Click: Next
  11. Click: POP3
  12. Click: IMAP
  13. Set incoming server to: imap.gmail.com
  14. Set outgoing server to: smtp.gmail.com
  15. Check: Outgoing server requires authentication
  16. Click: Next
  17. Enter your Gmail address your E-mail username.
  18. Enter your Gmail password.
  19. Click: Next
  20. Check: Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time
  21. Click: Finish
  22. Select the account you just created.
  23. Click: Properties
  24. Click: Advanced
  25. Check: This server requires a secure connection (SSL) (under: Outgoing mail (SMTP))
  26. Set Outgoing mail (SMTP) to: 587
  27. Check: This server requires a secure connection (SSL) (under: Incoming mail (IMAP))
  28. Set Incoming mail (IMAP) to: 993
  29. Click: OK
  30. Click: Close
  31. Click: Yes
  32. Wait for folders to download.
  33. Click: OK
  34. Uncheck: All messages (opposite the [Gmail] folder)
  35. Click: Inbox (under imap.gmail.com)
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How to install Microsoft Update in Windows Vista

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Check for updates (if Control Panel is set to Control Panel Home)
    b. Click: Windows Update (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Find out more
  5. Check: I agree to the Term of Use for Microsoft Update.
  6. Click: Next
  7. Select: Use recommended settings
  8. Click: Install
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