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Install Windows 7 Beta from a USB Thumb Drive

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on February 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

As the form factor of the laptops (read NetBooks) reduces in size it comes with certain drawbacks. One of the most prominent is the lack of an optical drive, for example, CD or DVD Drive. Of course, you can plug-in an external optical drive but that’s certainly an inconvenience. Instead why not make use of the USB ports that comes with those slim-line notebooks (NetBooks) and install software using, let’s say, an USB Thumb Drive.

Read from this detailed article at DemoGeek.com to learn how to prepare a USB Thumb Drive to install Windows 7 Beta from an USB Thumb Drive. It’s a 10 step process but the steps are pretty simple and well explained.

Use Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids computer activities

In HowTo, Microsoft, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on January 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Windows Vista has implemented the Parental Controls the right way and it makes it so easy to configure parental controls to keep an eye on your kids’ computer activities. The list of things that you can keep track of ranges from the type of programs that your kids are allowed to run on a computer, the websites that your kids are allowed to visit and time limits so that your kid can only use the computer on certain times.

Read from this article at DemoGeek.com on how to make use of Windows Vista’s Parental Controls to keep track of your kids’ computer activities.

Completely turn off UAC in Windows Vista

In HowTo, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on January 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm

We all agree that UAC is good and bad. Good in terms of security and bad in terms of usability. If you are the only user of your computer and if you know what you are doing with your computer then you should read this article on how to turn off UAC in Windows Vista. It is a simple trick and well explained at DemoGeek.com.

Extend your Windows Vista laptop battery life with Vista Battery Saver

In HowTo, Tips N Tricks, Tools, Windows Vista on December 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Learn from this article on how to automatically turn off the power-consuming features of Windows Vista to conserve on your laptop’s battery power.

Fix your Windows Time issues with this simple fix

In HowTo, Tips N Tricks, Windows Vista on December 22, 2008 at 1:51 am

If your Windows Vista’s system time is not correct or having issues with adjusting your system time automatically to Daylight Savings Time (DST) then you should read this well explained article at DemoGeek.com on how to switch your Windows Time providers in Windows Vista to fix some of your Windows Time issues.