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How-To Geek on Lifehacker: How to Make Windows Vista Less Annoying

In case you haven’t already seen it, my first guest post over on Lifehacker went live today:

How to Make Windows Vista Less Annoying

Whether it’s the nagging prompts or the irritating notifications, Windows Vista’s default settings can grate on your nerves… which doesn’t help you be the productive person you want to be. A few simple tweaks can cut down on the irritation—and drastically alter your views on Vista. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to tame the Vista beast and make it a less naggy operating system to work on. [Read More...]

I’m very thankful that Gina (who I admire greatly) gave me the opportunity to write an article for one of my favorite sites…

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/17/08

Comments (11)

  1. Joel Thomas

    WOW. Thats a huge list of tips there. I have already done some before. The best of all is about UAC as I really did not want to fully disable it.

  2. Keith Dsouza

    Already checked it out, great posts and congrats on guest posting at Lifehacker

  3. Barron

    Congrats! You’ve clearly contributed quite a lot to LH over the years, but I imagine it was cool to do something “official.”

  4. Brent

    Congratulations man!

  5. Shankar Ganesh

    Congratulations, I might give Vista a try soon so your guest post is probably going to help me. Thanks a ton, I bookmarked it too.

  6. windwolf

    I know how to make vista less annoying, go back to xp LOL

  7. Chris

    Thank you so much. I love the tip about the elevator.

  8. Barry Cronin

    Wow…I can’t tell you how much of a lifesaver you have been and continue to be! I am a moderately savvy computer user, but you have hit on just the things that frustrate me in Vista. Many thanks, you have made my workday easier. (I work from home)

  9. Mrinal

    Congrats on the gig with Lifehacker – two top resources on enhacing productivity together now!!

  10. The Geek

    Thanks for all the support… we have great readers =)

  11. Scott Bumgarner

    My Windows Defender does not work for whatever reason. Hasn’t in a long time.

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