The disk defrag utility included in XP is painfully slow and the one in Vista is atrocious. Sure sure they will do the job, but why wait around and deal with Windows’ clunky utility when you can download Auslogics Disk Defrag for free.
The same programmer that created yesterday’s Tabbed Explorer plugin also has another add-in that will give you Vista-style breadcrumbs in Windows XP. This application should be really helpful for those of you that aren’t ready to switch to Windows Vista yet, but want to get some of the new features.
A popular feature in previous versions of Windows was the ability to dock a toolbar to the side of the desktop. Most people used this for an auto-hiding quick launch or address toolbar, or both.
One of my immediate thoughts when I used a Mac for the first time was: How do I add icons to the top menu? After doing some digging, I found a great application that lets you not only add icons to the menu bar, but also assign hotkeys and even run scripts.
Most of us already know to update Windows OS’s on a regular basis, either manually or by turning on Automatic Updates. One of the more overlooked Microsoft updates however is Office. One way to do this easily from an Office 2007 Word document is to click on the Office Button Word Options.
I’ve been hoping for a Tabbed explorer add-on to Windows Vista ever since I made the switch, but what most of you have been talking about is the lack of an Up button like XP used to have. Reader Shawn wrote in with a solution for both of our problems: QTTabBar, an add-on for Explorer that gives you a ton of functionality for either Vista or XP.
One of the most popular topics among our readers is installing Windows XP on your new Windows Vista computer – sometimes for compatibility reasons, but also because a lot of people just don’t like Vista very much.
In part one of this tutorial we stored our files and settings on a network drive. Now let me show you how to transfer them to your new computer.