Windows vista resources

Windows vista resource

Here is the collection of important blogs and sites about windows vista tips and troubleshooting. And also few good blog related to electronics and technology which help the visitors. Interest of this resource page is to provide valuable and interesting stuff to the visitors.

IE7 Short Keys tricks

IE7 Short Keys and tricks


To launch an item in quick launch hit "Win+Item Number" e.g. if Internet Explorer is the third item in quick launch hit "Win+3" to launch it.

To open a new tab in IE7 use "Ctrl+N"

To switch beetween tabs in IE7 use "Ctrl+Tab"

To close an active tab in IE7 use "Ctrl+W"

To open a hyperlink in new tab press and hold "Ctrl" while clicking on the hyperlink. OR Use the Middle mouse button.

To Zoom in a page use "Ctrl + (plus)"

To Zoom out a page use "Ctrl - (minus)"

To view IE7 window in FullScreen mode use "F11"

The menu bar is not displayed in IE7 by default to view the menu bar press "Alt". To permenantly display the menubar right click on the empty space beetween tabs and toolbar and then select "Menu Bar."

Windows Live search is the Default search engine for IE7 to add additional search engines and to change the default search engine, click the dropdown type arrow in the search bok and select "Find More Providers" or "Change Search Defaults

Windows Vista tips Troubleshooting

windows vista vs XP

windows vista vs XP
There are plenty of reasons to leave Windows XP and install Windows Vista,and below are my top 15 favorites reasons to switch to windows vista.

1. It’s the Interface, Stupid
Perhaps the best thing about Windows Vista is the most obvious: its new interface.

2. Flip Over Windows Flip 3D
Switching between open windows using Alt-Tab in previous versions of Windows was always a shot in the dark, as you never quite knew to which window you’d switch, or even which ones were open.

3. Live Thumbnails
Do you run a lot of programs and visit a lot of Web sites simultaneously? If so, you’ll appreciate Live Thumbnails. Hover your mouse over any window on the Taskbar, and a thumbnail of the window pops up, with the program and document name, or the Web site name, just above it.

Now this one is really awesome point to be considered….

4. Boost Performance
With ReadyBoostWindows Vista includes a quick way to enhance system performance: ReadyBoost. It preloads files and programs you often use into RAM so that they’re there when you want them, and you don’t have to wait for them to load from the hard disk. You can buy an inexpensive USB flash drive and use up to 4GB of cheap RAM to boost your system performance.

5. Cool Performance Tools
If you’re the kind of person who tends to peek under the hood and tinker, you’ll find a lot to like in Windows Vista, which contains plenty of applets and utilities.

6. Better Security
At every level of Windows Vista, you’ll find improved security. The firewall is now two-way, including inbound as well as outbound protection.

7. Find Anything Fast With Search
Can’t remember where you put an important file? It’s no longer a problem. Windows Vista integrates a new search technology throughout the operating system–on the Start menu, within Windows Explorer, and just about everywhere else you look.

8. Nifty Software Gadgets
If you’re a software gadget fan, you’ll love Windows Vista.

9. Better Wireless Networking
Anyone who uses a wireless network at home, at work, or on the road will appreciate the way Windows Vista handles wireless networking.

10. Map Your Network
Want to see every single computer and device connected to your network–and get instant information about each, such as their IP addresses?
11. Better Graphics With Windows Photo Gallery
12. Become a Director With Windows Movie Maker
Windows Vista comes with a new version of the much-maligned moviemaking tool Windows Movie Maker, and it’s a big surprise–you’ll actually want to use it.

13. Better Notebook Support
In previous versions of Windows, the mobile-computing features seemed bolted on after the fact.
14. File Sharing and Syncing
With Windows XP it was possible to share files among PCs on your network–possible but often impossibly hard, it seemed.
15. Protect Your Kids With Parental Controls
Worried that your children may be exposed to inappropriate content online? Want to make sure they’re not playing violent games? Parental Controls put you in the driver seat. Not only can you determine the kinds of sites they visit and games they play, but you can also enforce rules about when they’ll be able to use the computer at all.

Windows Vista tips Troubleshooting

Clean Install Windows vista

Clean Install Windows Vista With Upgrade DVDs


Clean Install Windows Vista With Upgrade DVDsTraditionally, you are required to have a previous installation of Windows before you can upgrade, e.g. have Windows XP on your system before using Windows Vista Upgrade DVDs. What if you have ALREADY upgraded to Windows Vista but are having system issues that require formating and re-installing Windows? Paul Thurrot proposed this hack that lets you install a Windows Vista Upgrade, without needing to re-install Windows XP first:


Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD and begin the setup program.

When prompted to enter your product key, DO NOT enter it. Click "Next" and proceed with setup - this will install Windows Vista as a 30-day trial.

When prompted, select the edition of Windows Vista which you have purchased and continue with the setup.

Once setup has been completed and you have been brought to the desktop for the first time, run the install program from within Windows Vista.

This time, type in your product key when prompted.

When asked whether to perform an Upgrade or Custom (advanced) install, choose Custom (advanced) to perform a clean install of Windows Vista.(Yes! This means that you will have to install Windows Vista for a second time) .

Once setup has completed for the second time, you should be able to activate Windows Vista normally. You can also delete the Windows.old directory which contains information from the first Windows Vista installation.


This means that all Windows Vista upgrade DVDs can be used as full retail DVDs. However, this is an illegal approach and you are going against Windows Vista's Eula should you install an upgrade without owning a previous version of Windows as specified by Microsoft.

Windows Vista tips Troubleshooting

Improve SATA Disk Performance in Vista

Increase SATA Disk Drive Performance in Microsoft Vista.
sata is equipped with dell and microsoft windows vista system.

You can squeeze a more performance out of your SATA hard disk drive by enabling write caching. The price though, is an increased risk for data loss/corruption should you experienced a power loss - this risk is less in a laptop because of its battery.
1. Click on the Start Button.
2. Type "Device Manager" and hit Enter.
3. Expand Disk Drives.
4. Right-click on your hard disk drive and select Properties.
5. On the Policies tab, check Enable Advanced Performance.
6. Click OK and close Device Manager.

Windows Vista reviews effect windows XP.

Microsoft windows vista effect on windows XP.


Tools works with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Great tutorial to give ur Xp ..the VISTA look

http://www.visualtasktips.com/downloadzip.php

Tool to give 3D filp show in XP.

http://rapidshare.com/files/14980298/Madotate_2.02.02.zip.html

Visual Tooltip makes it possible to show a thumbnail of a window by putting the mouse cursor over a button of the taskbar

http://chsalmon.club.fr/fichiers/V2/VisualTooltip21.zip


Vista Start Menu ,SE Desktop Sidebar ,Folder Marker ,Copernic Desktop Search, JetStart Free ,Visual Task Tips ,FastFolder, LaunchBar Commander ,Google Desktop, WindowBlinds;

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/collid,1433-c,downloads/files.html

vista glass look to ur XP

http://www.chime.tv/products/glass2k.shtml


animations in desktop.................................
disadv: slow down the computer.......

http://www.winxp-manager.com/yfd/index.html

Windows Vista tips Troubleshooting