Windows Vista Tips

In the post Why Windows Users Hate Windows I told my readers that I had a tough time in downgrading from vista to XP at my laptop. Well this is easy if you configure the right settings in Setup Options of System.

When PC starts press F2 to go into ‘Setup’ Options.
Go to ‘System Configuration’
Select ‘SATA Opreation’ which configures the operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controllers.

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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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I had been thinking about to post something related to Vista Master and Vista Visual Master after using these tools. People complain a lot about Vista performance. In TechMynd’s opinion people just did not accept Vista as they accepted Windows XP. If you optimize Windows Vista for best performance, shutdown unnecessary services and tweak a little bit, then it is an amazing operating system which is graphically rich also. Now because the interface changed a lot for Windows Vista. Users remained unable to optimize its different aspects as they used to do it for Windows XP. You should not complain about its heavy file size of installation package because Hard Disks Drives have been expanding a lot. I want to share two softwares with you which can optimize almost every aspect of Windows Vista in a breeze. You do not have to go to registry or tweak any file manually. Developers experienced a lot about users, as they explored and tweaked Windows XP. Now these two softwares will tweak every essential aspect of Vista from disabling unnecessary services to changing logon screens and from optimizing PC for best Windows Vista experience to improving internet speed for Windows Vista.

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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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by on March 16th, 2009

Microsoft DOS is a command line user interface first introduced in 1981 for IBM computers and was last updated in 1994 when MS-DOS 6.22 was released. Although MS-DOS is not commonly used today, the command shell used through Microsoft Windows is. This page contains some most used and wanted windows Dos Commands.

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You can test IP connection using ping in many ways:

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If the hiberfil.sys file on the system partition is removed, the option to hibernate is not available. A common reason for the hiberfil.sys to be deleted is from running the Disk Cleanup Tool, as explained in the Microsoft article “The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool” (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897/en-us ).

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