Keeping Windows 7 and Windows Vista running under normal parameters takes much more work than is done in Redmond alone. Fact is that the ecosystems of software and hardware products designed to integrate with the Windows clients have to do this seamlessly, especially when dealing with solutions that hook into the core of the operating system. Driver update failures for example, can easily cripple Windows 7 and Windows Vista, causing the two platforms to no longer start.

“This problem may occur if any one of the following conditions is true: The new device or the driver causes conflicts with other drivers that are installed on the computer. A hardware-specific issue occurs. The driver that is installed is damaged,” Microsoft explained.

In case you performed a driver update for a device component of your computer and Windows 7 and Vista are acting up, then your best choice to resolve the matter is to roll back the changes. Reverting the driver update will cause the issues introduced by the refresh to go away. First you will need to boot into Windows.
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If you’re experiencing problems with IE8 being slow to load pages, especially when multiple tabs are involved, this might be worth a try. Because this tweak is simply registering a DLL that should have been registered as part of the IE8 installation, there is no harm that can come from trying this.

Here are the instructions.


1. Click Start, then click Run.

2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd and press Enter.

3. In the Command Prompt window, enter this text and press Enter:

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

4. Restart your computer.

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Windows Vista, just as previous Windows releases, ships with a range of pre-installed games. Users are undoubtedly familiar with such titles as Minesweeper, Solitaire, FreeCell, Spider Solitaire and Hearts. Windows Vista adds to these casual games such as Chess Titans and Mahjong Titans. However, even though these games ship as default components of the operating system, some users might notice that they
are in fact missing or inaccessible. Microsoft explained that this scenario implied that the Inbox Games were not in fact fully installed on the platform. It is a situation that users of the Vista Business edition, for example, are more likely to come across, although other SKUs are not excluded from this. Resolving it is a matter of turning on Inbox Games.

“Users need to navigate to Start Menu, Control Panel, “Programs,” and choose the “Turn Windows features on or off” option in the left hand side pane. “Turn off Games by clicking the box next to Games. This will remove the check from the box. Select “OK”. Select Restart to reboot your system. From the Start Menu select Control Panel. In the Control Panel select “Programs”. Next select “Turn Windows features on or off.” Turn on Games by clicking the box next to Games. This will add the check to the box. Select “OK”. Select “Restart” to reboot your system,” Microsoft explained. More »

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I have collected some Hidden list in Windows xp.

1. Application Secrets.

Secret – Hidden Command Line Switch
Instructions – Go to “Start”, “Run” and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information. Similar to what BootVis invokes.

Secret – Image Trails
Instructions – Open an image and hold down Shift then drag the image around to create an image trail.

Secret – 10 X zoom
Instructions – Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-click exactly on the line below the 8 X.

2. OS Secrets.

Secret – Hidden Uninstall Options
Instructions – Warning: Proceed at your own risk.
Browse to C:\Windows\inf\ and make a backup copy of sysoc.inf. Then open the original file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad. Go to “Edit” and select “Replace”. In “Find what” type, hide and in “Replace with:” type, then select “Replace All”, save and close the file. Go to the control panel, “Add/Remove”, select “Add/Remove Windows Components”. You will now see many more Windows components to uninstall. Do not remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully understand what it does. Doing so can break certain functionality in Windows. More »