In Windows XP, when I right-click a file or folder, sometimes my CPU goes up to 100%. Why? MS KB Article 819101 has more info: In Windows Explorer, when you right-click a file or folder, you may experience any of the following behavior: Any file copy operation that is occurring at that time may appear [...]
As mentioned earlier in my "Working with Vista's new Event Viewer" and "Working with Filtering and Custom Views in the Vista Event Viewer" articles, the new Event Viewer in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been totally re-designed and now offers a much wider administrative capabilities. One of the features of the new Event [...]
What are the editions of Windows Vista? Microsoft, learning from their experience in Windows XP, have created different versions of Windows Vista for different lifestyles. Within the editions of Windows Vista, Microsoft have separated them into two sets: “Home” and “Business”. Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista. [...]
Windows Vista shipped without including a number of DLL files for legacy graphics engines like Direct3D. When attempting to use games or 3D applications that require these DLLs, users can get a range of "required DLL missing" error messages. Additionally, we've noticed that there are quite a few searches on the internal Petri search engines [...]
How do I deploy SP1? Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes installation files that you can extract from the XPsp1.exe file. This file contains all of the service pack binary files that have been updated for SP1; it also contains the Update.exe program file. XPsp1.exe is a self-extracting compressed file. You can extract all of the [...]
This page contains a collection of tweaking tips & tricks, articles and how-to guides, all related to Windows operating systems. Further Reading: Other articles might fit into the Tweaking, Installation and Security sections, so make sure you look there too.
This page contains a collection of tweaking tips & tricks, articles and how-to guides, all related to Windows Vista. Recommended Reading: Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista Although UAC clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front [...]
I decided to write this article after I bought myself a brand new, state of the art, laptop from Dell. I'm talking about 2.33 GHz Core Duo, 4 GB of fast RAM, a 7200 RPM SATA hard disk, and all the other necessary hardware. And yet, when I booted up the pre-installed Windows Vista Ultimate [...]