Updating Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Microsoft released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 in these days, probably in March 18th, 2008. You can update Windows Vista from Windows Updates program.

First click View available updates.

Windows Update available Vista SP1

And checked Windows Service Pack 1. And click install.

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Hidden administrator account in Vista

If you want to login as administrator account in Windows Vista, you can use the following steps.

1. Run the command prompt as an administrator.

Run Command Prompt As Administrator in Vista

2. Type the following command in command prompt.

command prompt in Vista

net users administrator /active:yes

3. Then log off or switch user and you’ll see the administrator account in Vista Login.

Windows Vista Logon Screen

If you want to hide the administrator account back, just type following command

net users administrator /active:no

Note : You can also use the same technique for other account name too. Use ” ” for the name contains white spaces.

Missing files-names and folder-names in Vista

I was faced a problem in Vista today. The problem is that all of the folder-names and file-names were missing in large folder view under my drive in Vista. But I can see under sub folders. Strange ? huh. Take a look at the following snapshot.

Missing Folders names in Vista

That is always happened when we hold the SHIFT key while we’re opening the drive or folder in Vista. To solve this problem, follow the steps.

1. Switch to detail view.

Switch to detail view

2. Hold down SHIFT key and change to “Medium Icons”.

SHIFT key Medium Icons

3. Close the Explorer and re-open it again. There you’ll get your folder names and file names back.

Larget FOlder views Vista

[via this thread]

update: It is also happened in XP.