Lets see how we can fix the slow shutdown in Windows XP. You need to optimise some registry keys values in order to speed up the shutdown process. 1. Open Start >> Run and type regedit and press enter 2. Now navigate to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\’ In this entry, you will see a registry key named …

You think you have a lot of memory (RAM) in your computer and still you are getting out of memory errors? This can indeed happen if you are running many applications or memory intensive applications under Windows XP. There are different reasons for this, one being the memory fragmentation in Windows XP. Like a hard …

While Outlook 2007 offers many new features that do indeed offer real benefits it can come at a price – performance. On my Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM Outlook 2007 originally took a good 20 seconds to fire up from a fully booted PC and appeared to be constantly sluggish. So what can …

In Vista, SystemRestore is set to delete restore points after roughly 136 years … yeah, let that sink… Normally Windows uses up to 15 percent of a drive’s available space to save restore points. In XP, the option to change this figure was configurable from the System Restore tab of the System Properties dialog box. …

I was talking to an old friend the other day and he confided that he was once a magician. Wow! And of course, I asked him to share some of the cool secrets of the trade. Although we’ve known each other for over a decade, he was not forthcoming. In fact quite the opposite. Apparently, …

Top 10 Windows Live features/mini-services that most people aren’t currently using but should be… Windows Live Mail desktop has a “View by Conversation” option that groups an email and its replies together, something which Gmail users love. You can try this out for yourself in the most recent Windows Live Mail desktop beta by selecting …

Everything else has not failed… Well, maybe the Wow… So, when on the remnants of the failed Wow, Microsoft is now bringing in the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 cavalry. With Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Technical Fellow in the Platform and Services division at the lead, the Redmond company offered the Springboard Live! Interactive Virtual Roundtable …

I don’t know about you but I think the default font of the command prompt is ugly and hard to read. This guide shows you how to change the default font from a Raster font to a Consolas font specially designed for developers. If your computer doesn’t have the Consolas font this guide shows you …

If you have an Internet connection, Windows XP can automatically synchronize your clock to keep it accurate. Here’s how: Right-click your clock, and then click Adjust Date/Time. Click the Internet Time tab. Click the Server down arrow, and then click time.nist.gov. Notice that Internet time synchronization is enabled by default. Click Update Now. Windows XP …

Security has always been one of the top concerns for us no matter if we’re talking about viruses, malware, Trojan horses, credit card fraud or hack attacks. They’re all dangerous and capable of causing important damages or financial losses, so it’s extremely important to apply the most powerful security measures as soon as possible. Christmas …