When you boot your PC, there are several things that startup automatically, these startup items include programs that you have chosen to startup automatically when your PC boots up and several services, which you may or may not even know about.
In the past we had told you about several startup managers which allowed users to control what should run on PC startup, however many of those tools do not have a option to control the startup services.
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Microsoft periodically releases new patches for bugs and vulnerabilities every Tuesday, however they also release something called as Service packs which offer a cumulative update for your computer.
If you are a Windows Vista user, you can download the latest service pack, Windows Vista SP2 which is now publicly available to users.
The new build is a release candidate which should make the update more stable, however you will have to have Windows Vista SP1 (Service Pack 1) installed before you can install the SP2 on your computer.
Sometime back we had told you about a animated Christmas tree you could use on your desktop, however if you are a Santa Claus fan you could download and add a animated Santa Claus to your desktop.
The Santa Claus gadget is available for Windows Vista users only.
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Windows Vista has lots of features which are really unwanted for a normal user, however there are no really good tools like Tweak UI powertoy available officially for Windows XP. Though the wait to get a tool has been long enough, the Windows Vista club has released a tool called Ultimate Windows Tweaker which will help you tweak apply 130 tweaks without having to edit the registry.
The freeware utility has a simple easy-to-use user interface, with the tweaks being classified in separate heads based of their functionality. Most tweaks are hidden inside Vista, and what this tweaker does is to try and put the useful one’s in one place. It has over 130 tweaks, but is yet, just a 370 KB .exe file, which does not require an install.
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If you install beta software regularly or install software that make changes to system files, in such cases there is a possibility that something may go wrong and your system may crash due to some malfunctioning software. This is a definite cause of worry, however you can take some precaution in the form of creating a restore point before installing softwares that may not be fully tested or change the system files.
Here are some simple tips that will show you how to create a restore point in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
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Windows Vista Transformation pack is a software that will help you to convert Windows XP to look and work like Windows Vista, in the past the developers have released several versions but Vista Transformation Pack 9.0 is definitely one of the most exciting updates they have released.
The Vista Transformation Pack 9.0 consists of several new tools including:
- ViSplore Vista Glass explorer simulator
- Vista Drive Icon – Adds free space percentage in your drive icon like Vista.
- Vista Rainbar – Lightweight Vista sidebar based on Rainmeter that even consume less resources than real Vista Sidebar.
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Quite frankly we are very much disappointed with the default Windows Explorer in XP and use xPlorer2 Lite one of the several Explorer alternatives we had told you about earlier, but the explorer in Windows Vista is definitely much better than the one available in Windows XP and we have been loving to use it.
Quite sometime back we had told you about some useful tools that would allow you to change the Windows XP Explorer to work like the one in Windows Vista, but if you are not comfortable with installing multiple tools, we came across a tool that will allow you to experience Windows Vista explorer in XP.
Continue reading Windows Vista Explorer For Windows XP [ViSplore]
The default welcome center in Windows Vista is useful, since it provides you a easy access to several applications from a single place, but like always Microsoft default products are good but not the best. Vista Utilities on the other hand is a perfect solution to access several useful features, services and applications from Windows Vista in a single place.
Continue reading Vista Utilities: Vista Welcome Center On Steroids
Windows 7 the next-gen operating system is finally getting ready and it should hit the markets in mid 2009, many of you may wonder what the new operating system looks like, well most of the looks are borrowed from Windows Vista itself, but there are several new things people would definitely like.
Hopefully Microsoft should be able to deliver on time, the Vista debacle is still strongly talked about as a failure point for the lack of popularity the latest OS got.
Also Read: Customize Windows Vista With Windows 7 Customization pack.
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The Windows Vista start menu has definitely become quite useful, with the ability to search. Start++ pimps up the start menu and adds in some cool new features, which makes the start menu a one-stop place for finding weather updates, displaying your Google calendar agenda, viewing top stories in Digg and also the ability to send a tweet to twitter right from the start menu.
In addition to the features above you can also search the web directly by starting searches using keywords such as g for Google, y for Yahoo, l for Live search, w for Wikipedia and so on.
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