As an avid user of the Sleep function on my laptop, I’ve been more than irritated with Windows 7 or Vista’s habit of changing the Sleep/Shutdown button into an “Install Updates and Shut Down” button whenever there are updates from Windows Update.
Virtualization Technology (VT) is a set of enhancements to newer processors that improve performance for running a virtual machine by offloading some of the work to the new cpu extensions. Both AMD and Intel have processors that support this technology, but how do you tell if your system can handle it?
After reformatting your computer’s hard drive and doing clean install of Windows XP, using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard utility built into XP makes the process easy. Also, if you have purchased a new computer you can transfer your files and settings to the new machine. In Part 1 I will go through saving your files and settings from your old machine.
The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you’ve got Qalculate.
In prior versions of Windows before Vista, you could always open control panel items by passing control.exe the name of the *.cpl file that represented the item you were trying to open. For instance, if you wanted to open the display properties you could run the command “control.exe desk.cpl”.
The Scheduled Tasks feature of XP and Vista often seems to be overlooked. This is a great tool to use for Automating Maintenance tasks for the OS. There are a lot of things you can do with this handy utility. In the following shots I demonstrate scheduling a Disk Cleanup in Windows XP. Later this week I will feature the extra settings and features included in Task Scheduler in Vista.
I have barely given this application justice with this post. If you are a music connoisseur or looking for an easy way to convert your home recording files to mp3 you should download dBpoweramp! dBpoweramp works great on both XP and Vista. I look forward to hearing your experiences!