Want to know what your Windows EULA looks like? Windows XP‘s EULA is stored in a file located here:
XP also has a help file associated with the EULA. The help file is located at:
In Vista and Windows 7, one version of the EULA is stored in the following location:
But Vista and Win7 also store other EULAs on the system. For example, Win7‘s license library for the US-English version of the software is at this location:
In fact, my test PC has 54 separate Win7 EULAs in that folder! More »
DirectX 9.0c is a very useful application for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements
Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based PCs an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full- color graphics, 3D animation, video and rich audio.
DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs. More »
Traditionally, you are required to have a previous installation of Windows before you can upgrade, e.g. have Windows XP on your system before using Windows Vista Upgrade DVDs.
What if you have ALREADY upgraded to Windows Vista but are having system issues that require formating and re-installing Windows? Paul Thurrot proposed this hack that lets you install a Windows Vista Upgrade, without needing to re-install Windows XP first: