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User Account Control (UAC) is a new security component in Windows Vista. If you’ve used Windows Vista for more than 3 minutes, you know what UAC (User Account Control) is. Ever tried to install a software at Windows Vista but it prompts the following:

If you started this action, continue
or
User Account Control stops unauthorized changes to your computer, If you started this program then continue

You can disable annoying need your permission to continue prompts in windows vista. Seriously it has nothing to do with the security. Its just annoying. I mean there should be a prompt for any dangerous action of program but usually Windows Vista tend to alert before any installation of programs with these kind of messages. We can get rid of this message easily. There are number of way to do that including disabling via control panel, group policy editor, registry editor, msconfig and more…

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PC Fixer is a free robust dynamically growing platform for all of your computer support means. The system provides instant repairs to many of the common ailments that clog your PCs.

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I posted a trick for boosting internet speed using GPEdit for XP. Somebody asked me, what about Vista? I found that gpedit.msc (group policy editor) is not present for Vista home and premium edition. It does exist in Vista Pro (Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions). I proudly told him that Microsoft did not find it funny to bother Vista Home users to mess with Group Policy Editor, so they just eliminated the tool. But I gave him some tips related to how on this mortal world of windows we can desperately try to increase internet speed for Windows Vista by ‘other’ means. He was not convinced. Anyways now the good news is. We can populate, generate or create gpedit.msc thing in Windows Vista Home edition by using some Wizardry.

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I do not know why you will be needing this. If you have Windows Vista, you will have fast PC too. And your Windows Vista choice indicates your appreciation for cool visual effects. But still developers may want to reduce visual resources to maximize performance potential for Windows Vista. So here it is. Old school! You can choose to disable Windows Aero or Windows Vista Style appearance for windows and use classic look for all windows or applications (classic skin).

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by on April 12th, 2009

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Transform Windows Vista into Ubuntu. This transformation pack doesn’t change your windows vista fully to Ubuntu but somewhat creates a resembling atmosphere to that of Ubuntu.

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There are many ways to Transform Windows Vista Into MAC OS X. You can change different aspects of Vista into MAC manually or you can use safe choices e.g. some right installer.

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In my previous post I referred to Boost Your Internet Speed By GPEdit for Windows XP. I was asked about the same for Windows Vista. Well now, gpedit.msc (group policy editor) is not present for Vista home and premium edition. It does exist in Vista Pro (Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions). You have to manually edit the registry in order to change group policy settings. Microsoft has an Excel spreadsheet that lists all the group policy settings there. But that is very hard to go through all the entries. We can search through the list of course. But we will discuss some easier ways to boost internet speed for Windows Vista.

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You can change vista logon screen background by two ways. Using stardock’s LogonStudio and using ResHack(Resource Hacker). Lets see how:

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