Get the missing ‘UP’ button in VISTA Windows Explorer

Every PC user switching from XP to Vista, fondly remembers the ‘UP’ button in Windows Explorer, which allows you to quickly jump to one level up in the folder hierarchies. Most XP users are so accustomed to using this highly useful button, that it is very frustrating in the beginning, when you switch to Vista.

Mavis Applications, which are known for their innovative software developments, provide a small piece of download, which restores a shiny, bold UP button, just what you have been missing long. It is super easy to install and is light-weight, only 30 kb of RAM space !

But it is not free, you will have to pay a small sum of $5 for it, but you can download and use it free for the first five days.

There is yet another alternative, QTTabbar, which lets you get the UP button, along with the tabbed browsing functionality to Windows Explorer. I found a nice step-by-step guide for its installation here at How To Geek. and the best part is that it is FREE. But the installation of this tool is not that simple.

And here comes the best tool, in case you are just not knowing it. You know best is always revealed at last.

Simply use ALT + Up Arrow Key.

Its simple and its FREE.

I wonder, who will pay Mavis now.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to be released tomorrow

Amazon has begun offering users a chance to download Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) starting tomorrow. Microsoft had earlier announced plans to release the service pack by mid of March and seem to be on schedule.

Much of the patches and security upgrades bundled into the service pack 1 has already been made available to users via the Windows update service.

The service pack 1 will be available for download starting from tomorrow through the Windows update site and will eventually be delivered to users using the Windows Automatic Upgrade by mid of April.

Many testers have reported a slight performance improvement after using the service pack while copying files over a network and playing games that were originally not designed for Windows Vista.

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Witty – A Twitter client for Windows Vista

This is a guest post written by Madhur Kapoor. He blogs at Whoismadhur.com where he writes about Technology, Blogging, Tutorials and Gaming. If you want to receive regular updates, then subscribe to his blog. He is also the author of a Soccer blog called TheSoccerPitch.com

If you are a fan of twitter and want to use twitter some way other than web based, then there are several options available. However, if you are looking for something which is similar to Yahoo Messenger for Vista, then Witty is the right client for you.

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How to find if your computer is compatible with Vista

Want to get your PC installed with Windows Vista, but not sure of whether your computer is compatible with it? Vista requires some decent hardware configuration to run on. So how do you check if your computer hardware is compatible with Vista? Can your computer run Vista or not?

There’s a way to find out if you’re on XP.

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Download Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista

You can now download a cool new version of Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista. Today, Yahoo Messenger Preview has been released for download for Windows Vista users. Yahoo Messenger for Vista integrates with Vista very well, and has some specific and unique features only available for Windows Vista.

Download Yahoo Messenger for Vista, and get the following features:

Yahoo Messenger for Vista

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Transform Your Windows XP with Vista Transformation Pack 8

I had earlier written about how you can transform your Windows XP to look like Windows Vista and how to get Windows Vista sounds for Windows XP. Though both those tricks would make your Windows XP look and sound like Windows Vista you would still manually have to install each and every software.

Vista Transformation Pack is a software bundle that makes the task easier for you. You simply have to download and install the software and it will automatically transform your Windows XP to look and sound like Windows Vista.

Vista Transformation Pack is pretty safe and is widely used by a number of users who do not want to make the switch to the expensive Windows Vista platform.

 

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