Windows Vista

 Ultimate Windows Tweaker -Tweak Utility For Windows Vista

One of the MVP named Ramesh Kumar has developed a simple but very powerful tweak UI for Windows Vista users. Its named ‘Ultimate Windows Tweaker‘  and its released by WinVistaClub It is basically a free ware Tweak UI Utility designed for tweaking and optimizing Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit.

It doesn’t require you to install the software as it portable.The upgrade version of it is released too.Now its also works in Windows 7 Beta.But some features like Personalisation and User accounts in UAC need to taken care and not yet stable.

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It can transform your system to be faster, more stable, and secure with just a few mouse clicks.This tweaker detects which version of IE is installed  and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only. It has over 130 tweaks in a small 450 kb file.Do create system restore before applying tweaks.All tweaks are working fine for me.If in case you want to go back to defaults go back to Restore defaults.

Minimum system configuration :

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • 800×600 screen resolution with 256 colors
  • 5 MB free disk space
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher

You can read the tweaks here.Download Ultimate Windows Tweaker here.Hats off to Ramesh Kumar.Must have if you ar a Tweak addict like me


Download You tube videos with softwares under Windows Vista

Ibring you some new info on how to download You tube videos.My friend just asked me yesterday how to  download movies from You tube and some video sites. I gave some suggestions on this.So i thought i would just blog and help others who have the same issue.You can do this in many ways,just listing out few of them.

  • Simplest method of all is buffer the video or play it then go to ‘My computer’ select your C drive or the OS drive then disk clean up and go to Temp Internet files.Now click View files.Make sure u have checked ’show hidden folders and system files’.There will be file of large size,copy that to different drive and save it as .flv format and Play in VLC Player .

If your are using Opera as your browser instead of Firefox,then go my computer->documents and settings->Local settings->Application data->opera->opera->your profile->cache.You get the file with size more than some MB’s.Copy that to different drive and save it as .flv format and Play in VLC Player .

P.S :  Do not close the browser after the video is buffered.This works for Windows XP and Vista .

Microsoft releases Windows Vista Tuning Guide


This is to all those users who are still using Vista OS or just hesitating to shift to Windows7. We have noticed that Windows 7 is comparatively faster as compared to Windows Vista.Microsoft has recently released Vista Tuning guide which gurantees performance boost.This is available in PDF or XPS formats and is 1.1MB in size.The guide focuses on

  • Application response time enhancement.
  • Vista boot time to make it low and boot faster.
  • Finding the root of application which makes Vista slow.
  • Identifying new hardware to get rid of Slow Performance.

Download Vista tuning performance guide. 


 Add  »Move to » or  »Copy to » to Windows Vista context menu






Sometimes, while working  in Windows Vista, you may wish to move or copy one of your files to another folder of your choice. Let’s learn how to do it, without needing to open another Windows Explorer or leave the current directory. Here is the simple hack to apply.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search bar type regedit and hit Enter.
  3. Locate the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\ shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
  4. Right click on the right pane and create a new D-Key. Name the key: Move to and give it the following value: {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
  5. This will simple add a Move to Folder… option to your Context Menu.
  6. Right click on the right pane and create a new D-Key. Name the key: Copy to and give it the following value: {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
  7. This will simply add a Copy to Folder… option to your Context Menu.


 Deactivate Windows Sidebar = More speed !!!

One of the new most evident features in Windows Vista is, without any doubt, the new eye-candy sidebar you can see on the desktop once you turn the PC on. You can play with it by adding many Widgets doing a variety of things. As a matter of fact with them you can: check the weather, watch pictures, read news, monitor your computer memory, etc. The bad-side is that this Vista wonder sucks between 12- 20MB of RAM with just the three default gadgets. No need to say that you have to remove it if you want a faster computer.

  1. Right click on a part of the Sidebar with no widget. A menu will appear.
  2. Click Properties
  3. Uncheck Start Sidebar when Windows starts
  4. Click Ok

Turn off Windows Hibernation= More speed !!

  • Press Start on the Desktop
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Open Command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press enter


Useless services for everyday people that can be deactivated without a problem !! gain more speed !!

Windows Vista comes with a lot of so-called services already activated once you run it for the first times. These services stay on all the time plus Vista doesn’t warn you about them in a clear way nor ask you what you prefer to do with all of them. Useless to say that all these services take a lot of resources away from your PC resulting in a reduced computer performance. Let’s take the situation in our hands and decide what to run and what we don’t need.

Default Control Panel:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click System and Maintenance
  4. Click Administrative Tools
  5. Click Services
  6. Click twice on a service
  7. You should already be on the General tab, and you should see the Startup type section. Here you can decide if disable a service or not.

These are the services you can safely disable:

  • Application Experience
  • Application Management
  • Certificate Propagation
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client
  • Fax
  • NetLogon
  • Offline Files
  • Portable Device Enumerator
  • ReadyBoost
  • Remote Registry
  • Smart Card
  • Smart Card Removal Policy
  • SNMP Trap
  • Tablet PC Input Service
  • Terminal Services UserMode Port Redirector
  • WebClient
  • Windows Remote Management – WS Management
  • WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

When you double-click on a service, on the left of the main window a brief auto-explanatory description appears. You can learn in this way if you need it or not.


Télécharger les menus Vista plus rapidement

To shorten the time it takes for the menu to appear, do the following:

  1. Démarrer l’éditeur de registre (Start > Run > “regedit”)
  2. Dans le panneau de gauche, allez à  HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop
  3. Double cliquez sur  MenuShowDelay
  4. Changer la donnée de 400 à 200

 Pour prendre effet, vous devrez redémarrer votre ordinateur.

Gérer les applications au démarrage

Ceci démarre l’élément Explorateur de logiciel  Windows Defender, le programme d’anti- spyware de Microsoft. Ici vous pouvez désactiver  des programmes qui commencent automatiquement avec Windows (surtout ceux-là qui  ne servent a rien).

Ajuster les effets visuels de Windows Vista

Comme dans les versions précédentes de Windows, vous pouvez désactiver certains effets visuels pour une plus prompte exécution. L’outil :‹ Ajuste pour la meilleure exécution › donne un coup de pied aux effets visuels gourmands de  Aero . Expérimentez  les diverses options pour obtenir le meilleur équilibre entre la beauté et la performance.

Ajuster les options d’indexation

L’ indexation est utilisée par le moteur de recherche interne , et cette recherche est partout dans Windows, ce serait une honte de tourner  ce puissant outil a ‘’off’’. Les moniteurs d’indexation classent des noms, les contenus de dossier (où possible) et metadata (où disponible). Il rend le  succès d’exécution impressionant et vaut la peine d’être laissé en mode activé.

Ajuster les options d’alimentation

Ceci vous donne trois arrangements configurables de consommation. Ils sont beaucoup plus pertinents aux utilisateurs de portable qu’aux propriétaires de bureau, mais ils sont toujours utiles pour régler différentes options comme mettre votre PC en mode sommeil après une période spécifiée d’inactivité.

Le nettoyage de disque

Cet outil familier,le Nettoyage de Disque se fait une beautée et demeure aussi performant. Comme avant, il cherche des dossiers temporaires inutiles, les vieux dossiers d’installation et autres détritus avec une vue à dégager d’espace de disque.

Outils avancés

Ceci ouvre une fenêtre a onglets dévouée à l’exécution. Il y a quelque onglets avec le menu mais aussi des options pour Defragmenteur de Disque et le Directeur de Tâche. En haut de la fenêtre, vous serez averti de problèmes connus. Ceci n’est pas tout à fait aussi serviable qu’il semble, bien que très utile. Il vous permettera de bien gérer votre mémoire virtuelle ainsi que d’autres aspects comme la connection à distance et autres.
Un autre lien vous invite ici à‹ Produire un rapport de santé du système ›. Il ouvre le moniteur de fiabilité et éxécution, qui produit un rapport diagnostique qui trouve les problèmes possible d’exécution et,  comment les résoudre. Comme jamais ,avec ce type d’outil, votre connaissance de problèmes présents et possibles s’élargit.



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