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Old 28th February 2007, 07:35   #1
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Get the top 10 tips for Microsoft Windows Vista you need to accomplish your favorite things and be more productive right away. Here you can find how to change power button default action, hide desktop icon text, enable Aurora the hidden BootScreen, fix for COM Surrogate error and many more cool tips and tricks.
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Old 28th February 2007, 10:05   #2
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"Note that the Recycle Bin icon won’t work this way."

of course, the one icon that would be easy to identify

Back in the old days, there were a lot of places an application could hook itself to run at startup. You had to check the registry in more than one place, as well as your start menu. With Windows Vista, there’s a built-in panel that handles all that for you. To quickly get to this panel, you can open Control Panel, and then type “startup” into the search box. The link for “Stop a program from running at startup” shows up immediately. You could have also opened Windows Defender and fooled around with the menus until you find the right spot, but this seems quicker to me. Now you can see the Windows Defender screen that lets you manage the startup programs. You can choose to Remove or just Disable any startup item using this panel, as well as lots of other useful information so that you can see what each item is.

Spybot S&D does that for me too

"Windows Vista Disk Cleanup wizard is really not all that bad, but I did find a small problem with it… It doesn’t fully empty your temp folder. It only allows you to delete temporary files that haven’t been modified in a week. If you’ve recently done a lot of editing or something that generates large temporary files, you may want to manually clean up. Just type in %TEMP% into the start menu search box, and hit enter. You’ll immediate be taken to the temporary files folder, where you can delete whatever you feel like."

Crap Cleaner, nuff said

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Old 1st March 2007, 06:57   #3
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Not any different than putting %TEMP% into your RUN box under XP either.

"The Windows Vista BootScreen is pointless, but Microsoft decided to hide a more visually appealing boot screen that can easily be enabled with very little trouble. I’m not sure why they didn’t make the boot screen better."

Um, because MS stated it was proven to boot significantly faster without it?

"But don’t worry, System Restore won’t remove Windows Vista."
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