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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.

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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could add search plugins for any search form to the Firefox Search Bar, instead of having to create the plugin yourself or wait for the site owner to stop being lazy and make one?

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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.

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If you don’t use the built-in Windows Calendar or use it to display your Google calendar, you might be interested in removing the application from Windows Vista.

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If you frequently download files from suspicious sites, it’s probably worth it to check for viruses Before you download, instead of waiting to see if your regular anti-virus software will catch it after you download.

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A reader on the forum asked yesterday why his password kept expiring on his Windows Vista installation, so here’s the answer for everybody: Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate all have a built-in feature to allow user accounts to have a password expiration.

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As you know I am a huge fan of Spybot Search and Destroy as I mentioned in a previous post.  However, like everything there is always annoyances involved.  The biggest annoyance to me is when running Spybot and getting results back saying Windows firewall, security center, etc.

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If you’ve declined to use a service like FeedBurner to handle your RSS feeds, you might wonder how many subscribers you actually have. This also works well for finding subscriber counts to specific categories or comment posts on your site, which you typically wouldn’t run through FeedBurner.

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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.

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My favorite application to burn ISO images is ISO Recorder V2.  I have been using this application for a couple of years and like it because it is so simple and free (although donations are gladly accepted). 

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