Archive for the 'Tweaks' Category

How to enable/disable Aero Glass in Vista?

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Is there a way to disable/enable the Aero Glass interface in Windows Vista or am I stuck with it all the time?  I'd like to be able to turn it off if I need to.  Thanks! Yes.  It's pretty easy to switch between Aero Glass and Aero Basic (or any of the other themes): Right-click […]

Cool case mod tutorial

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

MNP Tech have a cool case modding tutorial on their website.  It involves cutting metal, cutting plastic, playing with fiberglass, spray painting, and fitting custom fans.  It does look like a lot of fun though and the end result looks fantastic! If you like that one, there's a lot more modding info here.

Automated registry fix for the MS06-015 / KB908531 issue

Friday, April 21st, 2006

A number of people have asked me (and seem to be asking for) to make a patch file that automatically applies the Windows registry fix for the recent [tag]MS06-015[/tag] / [tag]KB908531[/tag] issue. Rumors are that Microsoft have a patch that they send to some of thse affected but I can't find it on their site. […]

Help keep your PC clean and malware free with Windows Live Safety Center

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

The [tag]Windows Live Safety Center[/tag] beta has now launched and is ready for use. [tag]Windows[/tag] Live Safety Center is a new free service form [tag]Microsoft[/tag] designed to help you keep your PC healthy by carrying out the following operations. Check for and remove viruses Learn about threats Improve your PC's performance Get rid of junk […]

Running a cut-down Windows

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Here's a great article by Mark Russinovich (of on how to run Windows without services running. Very in-depth but also lots of fun and very informative. Going through the steps outlined can help give you a good picture of how key services fit into the Windows OS.HonorTagJournalist HonorTagProfessionalPC DoctorPC DoctorMicrosoft WindowsComputersMicrosoft Windows XP