Category: Windows Vista

10 reasons why people hate Windows Vista »

By now it’s obvious that Microsoft’s latest and current operating system, Windows Vista, has been a big failure. The numbers do not lie, most people still prefer Windows XP over Windows Vista (see the numbers in my previous post). Some people do like Windows Vista, but based on what I read from people’s experiences, I think most would rather go back […]

Windows Error Codes »

Have you ever seen Windows error messages that display 3, 4 or 5 digit error codes, such as error #1056, or error #690 and so on? Do you know what they mean? Usually the error message comes with a “More Information” link, which leads you to a Help page explaining why the error occurred. Once you […]

5 Ways to Speed up a Slow PC »

Is your computer unbelievably slow? Does it take several minutes to load Windows and start programs? Is it using up all the RAM (physical memory)? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it’s time to do something about it. There are many reasons why a computer slows down. Maybe it is simply old and the processor […]

COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working Error »

Just the other day one of my friends had trouble viewing videos in Windows Vista. When she clicked on a video file, she saw the following error message: COM surrogate has stopped working. This happened with every other video file. She asked me for help. I did some research on the Internet and found out that […]

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts »

Here are some very useful keyboard shortcuts, to help you perform your tasks quicker and easier. For a complete list of all shortcuts, please visit this Microsoft Web page. Happy testing! ALT+TAB = switch between running programs (windows in taskbar) ALT+F4 = close running program or window ALT+down arrow = open drop down list box ALT+ENTER = […]