RocketDock is a free OS X style launcher for Windows. It is highly customizable. [Read more…] about Using RocketDock
The usual Geek news sites today have featured a blog post entitled, “Why was Pinball removed from Windows Vista?”
The post is interesting but that ain’t why I’ve posted this.
Like many others I’ve been using the original XP pinball game in 64-bit Windows since Vista came out without a single issue. [Read more…] about Original XP Pinball Game
This article covers creating an all-in-one Windows recovery flash drive.
This is the one I use. I often carry it with me.
[Read more…] about Windows All-In-One Recovery Flash Drive
(last edited 19 October, 2013)
The following is a list of Windows tweaks that either do not work, do not work as advertised, or that are better left alone.
Many of these once worked in some version of Windows and virtually every tweak guide and program use or has used these tweaks. My guide also used to contain some of them. It has taken a considerable amount of research and testing to come to these conclusions. While others have incorporated these into other guides and tried to pass it on as their own work I’ve done the investigation and benchmarking (and AFAIK I was the first to publish these en masse on the web). I’ve Googled up one side of the net and down the other. Sometimes I think I’ve seen every page at Microsoft. I’ve hosed installs, applied and removed settings, and spent more time tracking the registry than I care to admit (far more than I would like my wife to know about!).
The original version of this guide was part of my XP Tweak Guide.
[Read more…] about Bad Tweaks
Lame title I know but what else was I going to call it?
Backup week has concluded. I’m a little burned out from testing, editing screen shots, making videos, and writing.
(Do I sound like a whiny Hollywood type or what?!)
Time for a PBR and maybe a nip of Jack.
I’ll leave you with the list of backup articles from this past week:
Backup Using Acronis True Image Home
Backup Using Windows 7 Backup And Restore
Using Windows 7 System Image
Windows 7 Backup Options
Freeware Data Backup – Cobian Backup 10
Backup Files Using SyncToy
Backing Up Mozilla Firefox
Backing Up Google Chrome
Backing Up Internet Explorer
All-In-One Free Email Backup- MailStore
Manually Backup Web Mail
Backing Up Mozilla Thunderbird
Backing Up Microsoft Outlook
PLEASE share this with your friends and family!
I’ve got a new article up: SSD Tweak Guide (sort of)
Please use that articles comment section.
I get a lot of questions on disk partitioning, or more specifically, how I partition my disks. This post is meant to clarify any questions on the matter.
[Read more…] about Disk Partitioning
I’ve spent the last few weeks updating the following guides in preparation for Windows 7 guides. There has been a lot of cleanup, clarifications, and several additions. As the name intimates the XP guide will not be revised again. The Vista guide may follow the same fate. I’ve never been shy about the fact that I did not like Vista. Those who are using Windows 7 know that it will probably leave Vista as just a bad memory. Once 7 comes out I will not have any Vista computers left (only 1 left now). At any rate, I hope you enjoy these guides and that they may be of some help to you.
As promised, the aforementioned Customizing Vista article is done.
Customize The Way Vista Looks
I would love to hear comments and feedback. What do you use to Customize Vista? Got a screenshot you want to share (links only please)?
*Updated March 09, 2009 for final version.