Categories Windows 7, Windows Vista

Configure media file sharing on Windows Vista or Seven


One of the new features of Windows Media Player 11 is to share its entire multimedia library over a private network. In fact, all network users will be able to read your content from their PC like a streaming server. Also, the system automatically detects when a new user authorises such sharing and you can then allow it or not. Interesting, this new feature is still unknown so follow the guide!

Categories Windows Vista

6 Alternatives to Windows Notepad


The Notepad or Notepad, in English, is THE text software par excellence. Present in all versions of Windows, this legendary tool celebrates in 2008 these 28 years — a record of longevity in the computer world! And besides, this one has never had a consistent update, it is the same from the beginning, faithful to its minimalist side. That is why it would be time for him to retire and replace him with one of the many alternatives available on the market. Review of details of key existing substitutes.

Categories Windows Vista

Remove files from Windows Vista SP1 installation


The installation of Vista’s Service Pack 1 occupies nearly 1 GB of disk space. These files are necessary in case you consider uninstalling it and thus restore the original version. However, if you have not encountered any problems during its installation, these backup files become completely useless, especially as they are subject to a high degree of fragmentation. So, want to gain 1 GB of disk space and optimise the performance of your PC? Follow the guide!

Categories Windows 7, Windows Vista

Exclude a folder from the indexing engine on Windows 7/Vista


Being one of the new features of Microsoft’s new OS, the indexing engine soon proved to be indispensable as it will simplify your life (fast launch of applications, search for your emails and other documents, etc.). However, it may be interesting not to index certain locations as they are able to undergo frequent changes (desktops, downloads, etc.).

Categories Windows Vista

Disable Windows pane


The Windows pane — or sidebar in English, allows you to display Windows gadgets (widgets by contraction). However, although useful and visually neat, this Vista novelty integrated with the Aero interface, still consumes RAM. Here is the solution to close it temporarily or permanently.

Categories Windows Vista

Disable Auto Run in Windows Vista


With each opening of CDs or DVDs, USB sticks, digital cameras, flash cards or any other removable media, Windows will automatically display a window based on the content present on the newly inserted media. Each type of content (films, images, games, etc.) is therefore associated with one or more specific actions between which you can choose which one to perform — unless an automatic action has been set by default. Useful at first glance, this feature can quickly seem invasive! More for long after reading this trick.

Categories Windows Vista

Delete Windows Live Messenger Share Folder


Sharing folders allow you to drop files of any kind to the attention of your MSN contacts. Accessible from Windows Live Messenger, this folder is also accessible from the Computer (Workstation) and via a shortcut in Documents. Rather intrusive, this option cannot be directly disabled via Messenger preferences. So follow this tip to definitely end this sharing folder!

Categories Windows Vista

Replace Windows Vista Disk Defragmentor with O & O Defrag


In the same way as for Disk Cleaning with Ccleaner, it is possible to replace the default Windows defragmentation program with the default defragmentation program of your choice. Although it is quite effective, the Disk Defragmenter has no graphical interface — unlike XP, or even any other option. Why not replace it with another much more complete software such as O & O Defrag or Diskeeper? Lead the register for a quick and safe modification.

Categories Windows Vista

Windows Password Reset


Have you lost your password blocking your login? Don't panic! There are 2 solutions to reset it. The only drawback is that you will lose your encrypted files, your passwords stored for websites and network resources. If you don't use this kind of solution then follow the guide!

Categories Windows Vista

Replace Windows Vista Disk Cleaning with Ccleaner


Windows Disk Cleanup feature cleans many unnecessary and bulky files for your system. Although it is quite effective in searching for files to be deleted, its summary interface offers few interesting options. Why not replace this cleaning tool with a more complete and efficient program such as Ccleaner? A simple manipulation in the register and the turn is played!

Categories Windows Vista

Enable/Disable User Account Control (UAC) under Vista


With Windows Vista, user account control was one of the most controversial new features of the new OS. And for the reason: for each action a little risky self on the part of the user, the system requires confirmation. And to darken the picture a little more, this pseudo protection freezes the entire screen and grey even the background forcing you to make a decision. Here’s a simple way to get rid of too intrusive security!

Categories Windows Vista

Use MSN Messenger via Web Messenger


Want to connect to Messenger? Lack of luck this is not installed on your PC or requires a reinstallation... that it only holds: Web Messenger is here to overcome these kinds of problems. In short, this is a web service that allows you to launch MSN Messenger from your Internet browser without the need to be installed on your PC beforehand.

Categories Windows Vista

Disable Security Center alerts on Vista


Introduced with the appearance of XP Service Pack 2, the Windows Security Center has experienced some improvements under Vista. But, if it’s one thing that hasn't changed, it’s the invasive tooltips alerting you that your PC is in serious danger. What to ruin the day there is only one step... so here’s a little tip telling you how to turn off these famous Windows security alerts.