99 Ways to Speed Up Windows XP

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

There's a handy guide over at PC Stats which outlines about 99 ways to speed up your Windows installation. While some of them are elementary, quite a few listed are adjustments that probably wouldn't come to the forefront for many out there. The guide covers the following areas: * Preparing Your System * ...

Tip: Delete index.dat

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

There are many, many programs for cleaning out temporary files and other junk that Windows lets build up on the hard drive. Sometimes though, you just want to do things like this yourself. It seems simple enough to open the temp folder and delete everything in it, until you actually ...

Why Windows is a Security Nightmare

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Security in all mainstream operating systems is non-existent; however, things are especially bad for Windows. Windows happens to be the favourite target of worm and virus writers. Conventional wisdom suggests that the huge installed base of Windows helps spread the worms and viruses, and also makes it a highly attractive ...

Ways to Speed Up Windows XP & Windows 2000

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

While surfing around the net tonight in an epic battle against what I considered excessive hard-drive accesses by Windows XP, I ran across quite a useful site that some of you might find useful. The site, BlackViper.com, contains very detailed descriptions of the services built into Windows XP and Windows 2000. ...

Microsoft to Revamp Windows Security

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Microsoft Corp. is preparing a series of major changes to the security capabilities in the Windows client and server platforms, and they will further lock down the company's flagship operating systems. In separate service packs due over the next six months, the Redmond, Wash., software developer plans to add several security ...