Tag Archives: Vista

Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool – Yes, someone is still using Vista

Vista’s SP1 uses a ton of space after its initial install.  The Vista Service Pack removal tool (Hey, I didn’t hear about it either) removes archived files returning a ton of space.  Remember, you cannot uninstall SP1 after this.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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Vista, 7 and 8 Networking Woes – Fixed

These tips work on Snap Servers and NAS devices that say they are NOT Vista, 7 and 8 capable and XP workstations that will not connect. Option 1 When connecting Vista, 7  or 8 to XP, if you have problems, … Continue reading

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Password Protect a Folder

Need to password protect a folder?  Here’s a freeware program that will do just that.  My Lockbox Pro

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Slow Network – Windows Vista or Windows 7

Estimated time to transfer files 6hrs …. yep 6hrs and I think it might just take that long… OK, this can’t be right.  I installed Vista at home on a 2GHZ 768mb RAM computer and it is great!  Now at … Continue reading

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Network Scanner

Need to scan your network and scan the ports on your network to check your LANS security? Loaded with the Features below, LanSpy 2.0 helps you to audit your network.  (See my test network below) Ping Domain name NetBios names … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Tweak Utility AutoMz Ultimate

Need to tweak Windows 7 for max performance?  You can use AutoMz Ultimate. Link

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outSSIDer WiFi Scanner

outSSIDer scans for open WiFi networks and automatically tries to connect to the access points.  Link inSSIDer with GPS (unrelated to the above author)

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Best Wireless Tool – Free

Xirrus offers an excellent sidebar widget.  The radar type image presents wireless netwoks in range.  Detailed information can be found by clicking on the radar. From their website: The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor is useful for both IT managers and end … Continue reading

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Slow Right Click in XP, Vista or 7

The slow right click problem with Windows computers often happens when the context menu (Right Click Menu) goes bad.  What is bad?  If you right click and get a super slow speed or no response at all (PC appears to … Continue reading

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Run the Command Prompt as an Administrator in Vista

Other than creating a short cut to cmd.exe on the desktop and right clicking (Run as Administrator in Vista) – You can also use just a few keystrokes.   MSDN blog Ben

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Memory Usage Monitor

This Usage Monitor application allows you to monitor the memory limits on selected processes (programs).  This allows you to give a visual or audible alarm if the application uses too much memory.  Link

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How to Install a Program that is an ISO

There are several programs available to make a virtual cd on your computer.  When would you do this?  I have a series coming up on Windows Server 2008 and SQL 2008.   SQL 2008 is in an ISO format.  Now you … Continue reading

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Vista Blues – News

John Carney the City Editor for the Times-Gazette asked me to write a technical article for the local paper.  John is a great techie with a lot of Web 2.0 skills.  Article

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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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Change Windows XP into Windows 7

Maybe it’s not changing Windows XP, but the visual theme is virtually the same as Windows 7.  Amazingly with a the visual effects and Windows XP’s native stability and security, it is your choice to upgrade later.  Cool look though.  … Continue reading

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Windows Losing Focus -Update!

Several people have complained about their windows losing focus and they have to ‘reclick’ the window to get control of the open window! Go to Start -> Run and enter regsvr32 shgina.dll Reboot Ta-Da!  Well not always Ta-Da!   Rick says … 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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Optimize Windows Vista Services

This software optimizes your Windows Vista to improve performance (free).  By disabling unneeded services, your computer will speed up!  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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Add/Remove Programs with Safarp or Revo

I really like Revo uninstaller and Safarp is a good program also.  Give ’em both a try.  Windows and the programmers of third party software leave too many ‘guts’ behind.  These files and registry entries slow your computer down. Revo … Continue reading

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