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11 Ways to Improve Performance in Windows Vista

Posted by Rich On May - 31 - 2010

Personally, I don’t see the point in upgrading your hardware if your computer does everything you need it to. However, sometimes it’s nice to improve what you already have. In this guide we will learn how to make the most out of the hardware you have and make Windows Vista run faster. (Here’s a similar list for Windows XP and for Windows 7.)

I highly recommend you create  a system restore point before you follow this guide.

Note: There is a lot of crossover with this guide and the guide to extend laptop battery life; some of the procedures, listed below, will help save power.

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So you spend a lot of time searching the net.  Most of us do and with Google Chrome, searching is a breeze  You just type your query into the address bar and your preferred search engine will do the rest.

But what if you search a specific site and do so frequently?  Instead of searching for “Mintywhite” and then clicking the images tab on google.com for example, we can assign Google Images its own keyword.

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Suggestion Box: First winner

Posted by Thomas On May - 30 - 2010

Last weekend we launched a new sticky topic in our Forum, called The Suggestion Box. Even though we try to make mintywhite a very great site, we can always improve, and “The Suggestion Box” is the place to comment on it. Not only site improvements, but also things you’d like us to feature.

To launch this new feature we got hold of 5 more licenses of WinXdvd Ripper of which we will give away ONE license each friday to the best suggestion of the week.

This weeks winner is:


Suggestion:A clear and concise explanation about RAM. A lot of my co-workers are clueless about what it is, what it does, and why upgrading is simple.

Answer: Look for the upcoming article.
The jurors, commented:
Bert has made a well thought out suggestion, which is exactly what we were looking for.

Congratulations Bert_H.

Do you want to win next Friday ?

Make a Suggestion

Play Hold ‘em in Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Stu On May - 30 - 2010

If you’ve moved from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate, you may have noticed some games have been cut from the mix.  Most notably, Hold ‘em.

Microsoft intends to release Hold ‘em through Games for Windows as it did for Tinker but for those of you who can’t wait, here’s a way to get Hold ‘em working on your Windows 7 system.

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WINNERS of the Foxit Competition

Posted by Thomas On May - 29 - 2010

Not too long ago we reviewed a PDF solution suite called Foxit Phantom PDF. The developers of Foxit later announced a competition, giving away 3 full licenses to the product. I have just received word from The people behind Foxit Phantom PDF suite. They have picked their winners. .

Foxit Phantom PDF suite

This program is the ultimate Acrobat Competitor.

So Who won ?

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Shutdown A Windows Computer Remotely Using Windows 7

Posted by Angel Luis On May - 28 - 2010

Windows 7 IconI don not know if many of you are used to shutting down computers remotely; if you want to do it on a different computer, you need to enter a username and a password.

You need a user with administrator rights to shut down a computer remotely.

This method works on Windows XP, but Windows 7 can remember the user and password even after a reboot of your computer.

First, press Winkey + R, type \\nameserver, and press Enter, Windows then will ask you for the credentials. Remember to change nameserver for the name of the PC you want to shut down.

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