Archive for the ‘Windows Tips’ Category

Visual Task Tips

May 21, 2006

Visual Task Tips is a very lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview images for each task in the Windows Taskbar, like in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista. It's simple to use, just download and install it. Best of all, it's completely free (for non-commercial use)

Click here to visit their home page: Visual Task Tips Home


Show/Hide Filenames in XP’s Thumbnail View

May 10, 2006

Did you know that if you hold down the SHIFT key when selecting Thumbnails View or opening a folder, the Filenames for the items will not be displayed?

I got this little tip from a brilliant blog that I read from a Microsoft guy – Omar Shahine. You can read the original article here: Show/Hide Filenames in XP Thumbnails View


XP’s Little-Known ‘Rebuild’ Command

April 30, 2006

Here's another handy tip that I found recently, there's a little-Known 'Rebuild' Command within Windows XP which can save you from errors like: "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," and several other fatal startup errors

Click here to read the article at InformationWeek

Removing unused device drivers from Windows XP machines

April 28, 2006

Did you know that unless you uninstall a device driver on a Windows XP machine that it still may be sucking up valuable system resources?

I came across a great article that shows you how to display hidden hardware in your device manager – devices that you are probably not using anymore – once you can see them, you can remove them and free up the resources.

Click here to read the article: Removing unused device drivers from Windows XP machines