Features that make Vista a better experience that aren’t marketed much. Windows Vista has a lot going for it that most people don’t really hear about. It’s understandable because marketing some of these new features would essentially be tantamount to saying “Oops, XP had some problems”. Moreover, it is often easy to forget just how [...]
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Make sure your system meets all requirements to get all the 4GB, under Windows 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista. This is a quick guide and won’t involve much tech. detail. I’ll try to make it straightforward and foolproof, digging links in the article for technicality. (more after the jump)
A summary of Windows XP power schemes as they relate to Intel processor throttling. Old topic, but one still relevant as many business notebooks still use XP. In Windows XP, you can access the power profiles by going to Control Panel -> Power Options -> Power Schemes. There are a number of Windows XP built-in [...]
Install the Windows Server virtualization (WSv) role in Windows Server 2008 RC (Release Candidate) 0. If you want to give WSv(aka. Viridian) a whirl, you must have specific hardware capabilities. Your processor must be 64-bit, have XD/NX (eXecute Disable/No Execute) turned on, and support Intel VT or AMD-V. Further, the BIOS must support these features. [...]
Microsoft adds free Internet content and remote access to recorded TV shows, music and other Media Center features. If you already have a Media Center PC, it’s your lucky day, as Microsoft adds two features to the platform: Internet TV and Media Center’s own version of SlingBox called WebGuide.
Microsoft explained the [misleading] “back-door” of Windows Update service. It was widely reported last week that Microsoft had automatically updated systems that had Automatic Updates set to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them”. Nate Clinton, a Windows Update Program Manager at Microsoft posted a response on his blog [...]
Get SDHC work in your old card reader. SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity, SD 2.0), allows capacities in excess of 2 GB and is designed to meet the fast-growing demand of the high-volume storage market. It uses the same form factor as SD, but the SD 2.0 standard in SDHC uses a different memory addressing [...]
It works better for older system with less than 512MB ram than the newer ones. PC Stats has an interesting six page review regarding Microsoft Windows Vista’s ReadyBoost feature. ReadyBoost is supposed to allow the user to plug in a fast USB stick into their system to speed up work the OS needs to do [...]
Though much argued, I still prefer to adopt UAC in Windows Vista, so to launch an app in administrator mode, I have to right click and select “Run as administrator”. Being a command line fan, it would be convenient to have it done through some keystrokes. I searched and found some tool, works fine, but its [...]
Keyboard shortcut is well known and widely adopted to speed up working. And there are lots of hotkey utilities around to launch your favorite apps without a mouse move. However, you might not know that, Windows itself, can assign hotkey to an application, without any 3rd party software(thus no additional resource consumed).