In Windows Server 2008, Outlook 2007 tells me that I need to enable Windows Search Service to be able to search thru email instantly. I could not figure out how to enable the same. Please help.
- Suzanne

The Windows Search Service can be installed by enabling it under the File Services Role.

These are the steps to add and enable the Windows Search Service in Windows Server 2008:

  1. Start Server Manager
  2. Click on Roles in the left navigation pane
  3. Select Add Role in the Roles Summary pane to the right
  4. Select the File Services role and click Next
  5. Select the Windows Search role service

Finish the wizard and now you should have the Windows Search service up and running.

Answer Source: Olav Tollefsen.

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Hi, I’ve HP Compaq nx6125 notebook running Windows Vista. It has a broadcom bluetooth device. I keep getting “Bluetooth Peripheral Device” driver installation notice. I have not any driver CD for my Bluetooth device. What to do?
- Mandarik

You can get latest drivers for your model of laptop from HP’s site:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=471756&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=471753&taskId=135

Also, you may try drivers from the Broadcom’s website: http://www.broadcom.com/products/Bluetooth/Bluetooth-RF-Silicon-and-Software-Solutions

I need a command to stop and start print spooler on Windows Vista.
- Anthony

Command to stop ‘Print Spooler’:
    net stop "print spooler"

Command to start ‘Print Spooler’:
    net start "print spooler"

Command to restart ‘Print Spooler’:
    net stop "print spooler" & net start "print spooler"

  1. Open your favorite web browser.
  2. Go to the website that you want to add to the Start menu.
  3. In the address bar click and hold the favicon (the small icon just to the left of the URL).
  4. Drag the icon to your Start button and it will start showing up in your Start menu.
  1. Right-click the main (parent) folder that you want to create the folder in.
  2. Click “New Folder…” from the menu that appears.
  3. Enter the name you want to call the folder (in the “Name” text box).
  4. From the “Folder contains” drop-down menu, select what you want to put in the new folder.
  5. Click the OK button.
  1. Open the tree view of your folders in Outlook.
  2. Collapse all folders so that you only see the top level folders.
  3. Right click on the top level folder and click Properties.
  4. Now click the Advanced button.
  5. In the field called Filename you have the full path to your PST.

NOTE: In recent versions of Outlook you can actually backup your data using the tool provided by Microsoft.

  1. Start Word, and then open your document.
  2. Select the list items to which you want to add numbering.
  3. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Numbering tab.
  4. Click the numbering list format that you want, and then click OK.

The numbering format is added to the list items.

I want to add a bulleted list in Microsoft Word. Could you please guide me how I can do the same?

- April

  1. Start Word, and then open your document.
  2. Select the list items to which you want to add bullets or numbering.
  3. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Bulleted tab.
  4. Click the bulleted list format that you want, and then click OK.

The bulleted format is added to the list items.