Windows XP

To show hidden files, hidden folders, and all filename extensions in Windows Explorer.

Create a Taskbar shortcut

Create a desktop icon or shortcut

Install current Windows service packs and other updates.

Start Windows in diagnostic mode

Install a printer that uses a PostScript printer driver.

Change color depth and resolution

Disable graphics hardware acceleration

Verify that other device drivers are compatible with Windows XP.

Clear the system log

See Clear the system log (Windows XP) (kb404866) for details.

Reduce the number of active fonts

Check for SCSI problems

See Check for SCSI problems (Windows XP) (kb404868) for details.

Remove a codec

See Remove a codec (Windows XP) (kb404869) for details.

Temporarily disable a codec

See Temporarily disable a codec (Windows XP) (kb404870) for details.

Delete temporary files using the Disk Cleanup utility

Set the virtual memory paging file to the default size

Create a paging file with a maximum size of three times your amount of installed RAM.

Repair and defragment hard disks.

Disable Start up items and services.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Show hidden files, hidden folders, and all filename extensions in Windows Explorer.

Create a Taskbar shortcut

Create a desktop icon or shortcut

Create a local administrator account

Restart Windows in a modified mode

Install a printer that uses a PostScript printer driver).

Change color depth and resolution

Disable graphics hardware acceleration

Verify that device drivers are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Reduce the number of active fonts

View the system log to identify software conflicts

Clear the system log

See Clear the system log (Windows Vista) (kb404891) for details.

Check for SCSI problems

See Check for SCSI problems (Windows Vista) (kb404916) for details.

Temporarily disable a codec

Delete temporary files using the Disk Cleanup utility

Disable Windows Aero

See Disable Windows Aero (Windows 7 and Vista) (kb404886) for details.

Disable User Access Control (UAC)

Run a program as an administrator

Log in using the built-in Administrator account

Add Programs to the Windows Vista Firewall

See Add Programs to the Windows Vista Firewall (kb404923) for details.

Set the virtual memory paging file to the default size

Create a paging file with a maximum size of three times your amount of installed RAM

Install current Windows service packs and other updates.

Mac OS X

Delete previously installed application files

Log in as a user with administrator privileges

Install or run the Adobe application from within a new user account

Repair disk permissions by running Disk Utility

Defragment the hard disk and check for errors

Scan for viruses

See Scan for viruses (Mac OS X) (kb404930) for details.

Set up a default printer in the Print Center

Troubleshoot ICC profiles

See Troubleshoot ICC profiles (Mac OS X) (kb404932) for details.

Use the Activity Monitor to identify and quit processes that are using large amounts of system resources

Change the Universal Access preferences setting

Update the International preferences

Start the system in Safe Boot mode

Reinstall the system software

See Reinstall the system software (Mac OS X) (kb404937) for details.

Install Mac OS updates

See Install Mac OS updates (cpsid_87159) for details.

 

 

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