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Tue
01
Apr
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'K-Meleon', and 'Make Your Xp Logon Look Like Vista'

K-Meleon An extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser for the Win32 (Windows) platform based on the Gecko layout engine (the rendering engine of Mozilla). K-Meleon is free, open source software released under the GNU General Public ... License. http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/ Make Your Xp Logon Look Like Vista Change the default Windows XP logon screen and make it look like Windows Vista instead! From our friends at How To Geek! http://www.howtogeek.com/ (view more)

Tue
25
Mar
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'Speed Up Windows Vista', and 'Launch Apps Using The Scroll Wheel Button'

Speed Up Windows Vista If you're unhappy with the speed of Microsoft's newest and most controversial operating system, Vista, on a machine where Windows XP used to scream, these tips will help. http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Speed_Up_Windows_Vista ... Launch Apps Using the Scroll Wheel Button Registry Hack! Assign any applications to the scroll wheel button. http://unlockforus.com/2008/ (view more)

Thu
20
Mar
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Vista Service Pack 1 Released

The first major update for Windows Vista is now available for download. Service Pack 1 can be manually downloaded from Microsoft's web site, or through Vista's built-in update facility. The download is between 434MB and 726MB depending on the type ... of computer, so many users will prefer to download it overnight. Those who choose not to install Service Pack 1 now will likely receive it through an automatic update in mid-April. Amazon will be stocking boxed copies of Vista with Service Pack 1 already installed after this week, though it's not clear when retail stores will do the same. Microsoft ... (view more)

Tue
18
Mar
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Vista SP1 Shipping This Week

Reports are now suggesting that Microsoft's highly-anticipated series of updates for Windows Vista, called Service Pack 1 (SP1), will be available for download and shipping, today and tomorrow, respectively. The news keeps with previous estimates ... that the company would be releasing a series of fixes by the middle of March. First word of the release comes to us via Amazon.com, whose web site recently revealed that users can begin downloading the free SP1 upgrade Tuesday. By Wednesday, Amazon will begin shipping boxed copies of Windows SP1. Preorders can be made now. In a statement sent to the ... (view more)

Wed
12
Mar
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'Hidden 3d Benchmarks In Vista', and 'Wireless Key View'

Hidden 3d Benchmarks In Vista There's a utility built into Windows Vista used for benchmarking your system called the System Assessment Tool. What most people don't know is that you can call this utility from the command line and view some cool 3D ... benchmarks. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/view-hidden-3d-benchmarks-in-windows-vista/ Wireless Key View Recover lost WEP-WPA key stored by Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows. WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and ... (view more)

Tue
04
Mar
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Vista Price Slashed

Microsoft has announced surprise price cuts to its Windows Vista operating system, in some cases slashing the cost almost by half. In the United States, the price will drop from $399 to $319 for the hi-spec Ultimate edition. The standard Home ... edition price is falling from $259 to $219. The price cuts vary in other countries, and the new prices will take effect once Service Pack 1, the first major update to Vista, is released. For emerging markets such as Russia and India, Microsoft is dropping its upgrade option, by which existing Windows users can get Vista for a reduced price. They've found ... (view more)

Thu
28
Feb
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'Enable Vista Hidden Administrator', and 'Fine Recovery'

Enable Vista Hidden Administrator This back-up administrator account can come in handy if you encounter some problems logging into or otherwise using Vista. http://www.cnet.com/ Fine Recovery Fine Recovery is a data recovery tool that allows users ... to undelete files, recover a deleted hard drive, and restore folders. Fine Recovery is a free and powerful utility to restore deleted files from hard disk. The typical hard drive can be scanned for recoverable files within minutes. http://www.finerecovery.com/ (view more)

Tue
26
Feb
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First Vista Update Not Going Well

Plans for the first major update to Windows Vista are experiencing hiccups. A mini-update had to be withdrawn after causing PCs to endlessly reboot, while Microsoft has had to warn that several popular programs will no longer work once the major ... update is complete. Service Pack 1, the first major revision of the Vista system, is expected to be available to customers next month. It's an important step as many users, particularly those in businesses, wait for the first such update before upgrading to a new operating system (in this case, from Windows XP). The problem came with an automatic ... (view more)

Fri
25
Jan
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First Vista Update Already Imminent

Rumor has it the first service pack update for Windows Vista will be out on 15 February. A 'service pack' is a single download produced by Microsoft to fix many different problems and add general improvements to a version of its Windows operating ... system. Microsoft have so far only confirmed that the update will be out in the current quarter (by the end of March). It's thought Microsoft may be confident about releasing Service Pack 1 early because a test version, which users download at their discretion from the company website, has proven successful. The official service pack releases ... (view more)

Thu
17
Jan
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'Vista Start Menu', and 'Tidy Start Menu'

Vista Start Menu A convenient alternative to the Start menu for starting programs quickly (go to 'free software'). http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html Tidy Start Menu As time goes by, the list of programs in the Start Menu can become too long. ... As a result, each time you want to launch a program, it takes too much time to find it in the menu. The "Tidy Start Menu" program will help you to put the menu in order and make your work comfortable. For setting the menu in order, the program offers you to categorization features. For example, the Internet programs can be put into the " ... (view more)

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