Tag Archives: Microsoft Vista

Make Vista Faster

Another way to make Vista or Windows 7 faster is to disable Windows Search.  Files are constantly indexed causing the CPU and Harddrive to be used.  If you are unorganized and search a lot, don’t disable it (a substitute is … Continue reading

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It’s a great feature isn’t it? I love using Aero Shake on my Vista PC. Check out Aero Snap too. I wrote a post about it here: http://timbrazer.com/2008/11/28/do-you-have-aero-shake-and-areo-snap-for-windows-vista-xp/

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You Can Have a Windows 7 Feature Now

Windows 7 will have an Aero Shake.  How does it work?  If you have more than one window open, all you have to do is right click on the window’s tab you want to keep open, hold the mouse and … Continue reading

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Unlocking Windows Vista

Cool Program – Link

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Windows Won’t Update – Use Dialafix

Try Dial-a-fix http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix if windows won’t update.

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Oh Mighty Firefox!

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Vista Battery Save Results

James was wondering about the Vista Battery Save program he asked me about.  Well, I used my laptop for three hours, accidently left it unplugged.  18 hours later, the results are below.  I think it’s good.

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Listen to Sounds of Harddrives Dying

We are just finishing A+.  This should be like med school.  Listen here to hear harddrives dying.  Link

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Vista Battery Saver

Vista Batter Saver was sent to me by (James).  Thanks for no virus.  Anyway, it appears very useful in the fact that it disables the sidebar and aero as necessary.  It uses virtually no CPU and has a good review.  … Continue reading

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Easeus Partition Manager

Pat and I use to look for partition software and now it is falling off the web onto our desktops.  You never know when you are going to have a computer with some oddball partition that you need to merge, … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Speed Test

Here’s a good little program to measure your hard drive speed.  Link This program will work with Vista if you… Install it.  Right Click on the desktop icon.  Select Compatability.  Check Windows XP SP2.  Click OK. To Run the program … Continue reading

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Antivirus Uninstallers

I really hate programs that leave ‘guts’ behind.  Many antivirus softwares leave pieces and parts behind.  Here is a list of uninstallers that will clean the antivirus from your computer: Trend Micro: http://esupport.trendmicro.com/support/viewxml.do?ContentID=EN-1033129 Avast: http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe AVG: http://free.avg.com/ww.faq.num-1248?srch=uninstall#faq_1248 BitDefender: http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB260-en–Additional-BitDefender-9-Internet-Security-uninstall-methods.html CA: … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Introduced by Microsoft

Read the NYTimes release here.

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Virtualization – Get With It

If you are not virtualizing, you should be.  Try VirtualBox when you are a beginner.  Your bios may require you to enable it (ask Matt or Bob – inside joke, outside readers).  Some one in class asked what other virtualization … Continue reading

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Windows Vista Boot Performance

There is a great article on Windows Vista Boot Performance.  The Event Viewer is now one of Microsoft’s most powerful resources given to an end user.  You can analysis more than ever.  Link When expanding these events, there will be a … Continue reading

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Laptop Power Icon Missing

Is your laptop power icon missing??? Saw a million articles on this and it seems to be happening more and more…To Fix it: Right Click on the Taskbar, go to the notification area and check power… or …. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fix-for-when-clock-volume-power-or-network-icons-are-missing-and-grayed-out-in-windows-vista/

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Registry Repair

Glarysoft.com offers a free registry repair.  I like Wise Clean and CCleaner.  Yet another freeware tool.

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Microsoft’s PDF on Vista Performance Improvement

Hey, I don’t have any problems with Vista. Check out their PDF… Good read.  Link

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3D Benchmarks in Vista

From a command prompt or the RUN command-you can type the following commands to benchmark Vista.  Make sure you have a good video card and memory. winsat d3d -objs C(20) -texshader -totalobj 50 or winsat d3d -totalobj 20 -objs C(20) … Continue reading

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Vista UAC Prompt – Disable

Click on the Start Button and key in secpol.msc and hit Enter. Navigate through Local Policies and Security Options. Scroll to the bottom and right click on “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation” and … Continue reading

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