Microsoft Windows

Traveling with MS Windows, tips, and tweaks

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Add Accented International Keyboard Keys

How to use a custom keyboard layout to add or enable accented characters and European characters in Windows:

Vista Home Premium Lockout Threshold and Lockout Duration

Modifying the Lockout Threshold and Lockout Duration in Vista Home Premium is a chore, as the Group Policy manager is not included with this edition of the operating system. This is quite an oversight, as setting a lockout threshold allows you to keep folks from repeatedly entering guesses into a login screen—an important setting when traveling with a laptop.

Vista Laptop Black Screen Flicker

Whenever I logged on to Windows, came back from sleep, or unlocked my computer (running Vista Home Premium), the screen on my laptop would refresh (flicker, flash) on and off a few times—sometimes several seconds after I'd already been using it.