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How To Add Or Remove Windows Vista Components

Windows Components are those extra programs and utilities found on the Windows Vista DVD that may or may not install during installation. For instance, the Internet Information Services is not installed by default. In earlier versions of Windows, to turn a feature off you had to uninstall it completely. In Windows Vista, the features remain stored on your hard disk, so you can turn them back on if you want to. Turning off a feature does not uninstall the program feature and does not reduce hard disk space. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to correctly Turn On or Turn Off these extra Windows Vista components.

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Turning On Or Turning Off Windows Vista Components

  1. Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
  2. Then click on Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, click on Programs.
  4. Now click on Turn Windows features on or off to show all the features.
  5. To turn a Windows Vista feature on, select the check box next to the feature.
  6. To turn a Windows Vista feature off, clear the check box next to the feature.
  7. Now click on the OK button to have Windows Vista save and apply your changes.
  8. Then close any open Control Panel windows to return back to your Windows session.
  9. Depending on what features you have turned on or off, Windows may prompt you to reboot.

You Can Also Add / Remove Windows Programs By Reading: How To Correctly Uninstall Programs

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