don’t forget to back them up in case
you decide to restore from one of
Now for the clincher. Many times,
the order in which the drivers are
installed is important. This is why I told
you so many times to do a backup.
This gives you a point to fall back on if
you can’t get a particular driver to
work. As a rule of thumb, I install the
chipset drivers first, then the display
drivers. Next, I install the wireless so I
can get the network up and running.
Sound drivers are next, then I just start
working through the rest of the bunch.
Also, if you get a device that does
not work, go back and take a closer look
at the System Devices form. Often, you
will find a driver that has to be reloaded
manually. This happens frequently with
the high definition audio drivers.
Reset Hidden Files
You may want to reset your
hidden file types so that certain files
are not displayed, as these can
show up on your desktop. Just
reverse the process I showed you
back in Step 5.
Before I end this article, I must
ask that you don’t contact me with
questions on Vista or XP. I am by no
means a Vista or XP guru. The things
I showed you here I found by trial
and error and by searching the web.
If you run into problems, restore
your backup and try again. (If you
did not create a backup, all I can
say is, I TOLD YOU SO!) Hopefully,
you will be as successful and
satisfied as I have been with a dual
boot system. NV
Hopefully, this information will get
you well on your way to creating a
dual boot configuration on your
current Vista machine. Let me close
with a few comments.
Turn Vista Hibernation On
If you removed your hibernation file
back when we were trying to gain
space, you may want to turn the
hibernation feature back on. First, you
need to open up a command window
by typing CMD in the search field at
the bottom of the Start Menu as shown
in Figure 26. Once your command
window is open, type in the following
command at the prompt and hit enter:
Powercfg /hibernate on
You need to do this with the UAC
The Standard for checking
Good enough to be the
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Locate shorted or leaky
components or conditions
to the exact spot in-circuit
Still cutting up the pcb,
and unsoldering every
part trying to guess at
where the short is?
Change Default Boot OS
Use Vista Boot Pro to change the
default operating system or the time-out
period. It’s pretty simple.
In the Manage BCD OS Entries tab,
click on the OS you want to become
the default and select the Default
checkbox and click the Apply button.
You can also change the order that the
OS appear by using up and down
arrow buttons on the side of the form.
Your DVM shows the same shorted reading all
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