A collection of Windows XP and Windows Vista releases offered by Microsoft was refreshed earlier this week, allowing customers to download and run the two operating systems free of charge.

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image downloads were updated, with the previous version closing in on the expiration deadline.

The latest versions of the Windows Virtual PC VHDs continue to be time-bombed, but users have a good few months of usage before they expire.

According to the software giant, the new XP and Vista virtual images are set to expire on 05/18/2011.

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Images are offered by Microsoft for free to help web developers that need to test their websites on different versions of IE, as well as on older Windows operating systems. More »

I am here again with a nice tip and a free EXE to help you in tuning your system. You must have struggled a lot with ‘regedit’ to tune up your system as it really helps you to set your system settings as per your convenience and this also help your system to be faster. In this post I will be helping you to use a small installable EXE file which will help you to use the system registry files smartly and quickly, let us see that how you can use this tool for your ease.

You can see the snapshot of the System registry folder icon in your browser. This seems to be quite new to you but we have a tool which can be retrieved by clicking the download link mentioned below. Initially the only method to run ‘regedit’ on your system was to go to the RUN window and then type this keyword in the text field after your press you must have observed a separate window in which all the registry files are present in the folders and then if you want to change anything then it can be done in that same browser. More »

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Users running Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows could, in certain scenarios, run into various issues, none of them will get resolved by themselves.

Earlier this December, Microsoft posted or updated no less than 9 Knowledge Base articles designed to help customers resolve Photo Gallery problems.

According to the Redmond company, some of the glitches that users came across impact Photo Gallery when used in conjunction with Windows 7, while others are limited to older releases of Windows, such as Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Obviously, in this regard, the software giant is not referring solely to Windows Live Gallery 2011, but also its predecessor.

Below you will be able to find a list with the Photo Galley KB articles published in December 2010. Make sure to navigate to them in order to access additional information and automated fixes or manual fixes, when available. More »

A new Internet Explorer extension is designed to help users keep track of the ever evolving web.

Modern dynamic websites are updated and refreshed extremely often, and customers can turn to Diff-IE Add-on for Internet Explorer in order to have the modifications highlighted to them.

The add-on has been developed my Microsoft Research and is available for download free of charge.

According to the Redmond company, the Diff-IE Add-on for Internet Explorer is set up to play nice with the most recent versions of IE, including the Beta development milestone of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).

“Diff-IE is a prototype Internet Explorer Add-on that: highlights the changes to a page since the last time you visited it [and]allows you to view – and compare – previously cached versions of a page,” Microsoft explained. More »