Sep 28 2007

Sorry for the lack of posts this week

I went on vacation this week and hoped to find reliable Internet access to upload my posts but that just wasn’t the case, I’ll be back to my regular schedule this Monday. Kevin.. Please visit our new site at The3List Why Do Bad Things Happen In 3″s.

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Sep 22 2007

Running Vista’s Compatibility Mode

Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all. If an older program doesn’t run correctly, use the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows. What is program compatibility? Program compatibility is a mode in […]

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Sep 21 2007

Changing Windows Default Boot Order

If you are dual booting Windows XP and Vista you know that Vista is the default operating system, however you can easily change that so XP will always start first. Here’s how. Click the Start Orb and start typing system in the search box. Select System from the results under Programs. Click Advanced system settings. […]

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Sep 20 2007

Disable Vista’s Hibernation

Windows hibernation is a feature that lets you store your computers memory to the hard disk then enter a sleep state to conserve power. But it uses a lot of hard disk space in the process up to your amount of ram, if you have 2 gigs of ram your Hibernation file can grow up […]

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Sep 19 2007

Shave Seconds Off Vista’s Boot Time

Vista waits for 30 seconds at startup before loading the operating system, but you can adjust that down to 5 seconds to get working faster. Here’s how. Click the Windows Start Orb. Right click Computer. Click Properties. Approve the UAC if prompted Click Advanced System settings. In the Advanced Tab, Start and Recovery, click Settings. […]

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Sep 16 2007

Remote Differential Compression And Your Vista Network

There’s been a lot of talk on the net lately about Vista and Remote Differential Compression slowing down file transfers. So I decided to give it a test. Remote Differential Compression (RDC) allows data to be synchronized with a remote source using compression techniques to minimize the amount of data sent across the network. (From […]

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Sep 15 2007

Speed up Vista By Adjusting Its Visual Effects

Windows Vista sure looks pretty with all its Eye Candy turned on. But unless you have a powerful system you will notice a marked improvement in speed if you turn off some or all of the visual effects. Here’s how to adjust the Visual Settings. Click the Start Orb. Type sysdm.cpl in the search box. […]

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