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Disable Windows’ “Use the Web Service” Prompt on Unknown Files

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Disable windows use the web service prompt on unknown files

When you try to open an unknown file type in windows, you’ll be prompted to Use the Web Service to find the correct program or Select a program from a list of installed programs. This can become annoying if you never use it; in this guide you will learn how to disable this feature.

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Remove Entries from the Add/Remove Programs List

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Remove Entries from the Add remove programs list

There may be several reasons for removing certain programs from the add/remove programs list in Windows XP/Vista. One reason may be that you have no intention of removing some programs and they are cluttering the list - or you may want to remove that net monitoring program so your kids can’t remove it. In this guide you will learn how to remove these programs.

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Essential Freeware Programs for Your Every Day Needs

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Essential freeware - these programs don’t fit a particular category - but are essential for every day needs.

Check out more freeware on www.mintywhite.com.

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Still See Ugly Old Icons in Vista? Say Hello to Vize

Freeware, Icons, Vista 1 Comment »

Vize is a GUI enhancer for Windows Vista

Vize is a GUI enhancer for Windows Vista. It replaces most of the non-Vista icons, animations and bitmaps that Microsoft is still overlooking.

Vize automates the process of replacing resources in system files, applying the real fit and finish to Windows Vista.

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Nokia Text Messenger for Windows Vista (and Sidebar)

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Nokia Text Messenger for Windows Vista

This application fetches you the latest text messages from your connected Nokia device. Naturally, the latest messages are displayed first.

A gadget for Windows Vista, Nokia Text Messenger comes in two different sizes. If you want to place the application in your Windows Sidebar, you can opt for Nokia Text Messenger in a smaller size. The sidebar gadget lets you view three text messages at a time.

If you want Nokia Text Messenger in a slightly larger size, you can have it floating freely on your desktop. In this case, text messages can be browsed in groups of five.

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Vista RTM Activation Error Fiesta Ahead of SP1

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Vista RTM Activation Error Fiesta Ahead of SP1

Microsoft’s latest Windows client brought to the table in November 2006 (for businesses) and in January 2007 (for the general consumers) a revamped activation architecture. But most importantly, Windows Vista features an intimate connection with Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy mechanism, as well as the Reduced Functionality Mode kill-switch designed to cut access to products detected as non-genuine or that failed to activate properly. But despite the fact that Microsoft was applauding a more flexible, accurate and secure activation process in comparison to Windows XP, the fact of the matter is that the latest Windows client did manage to produce its fair share of frustration to end users.

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