Category Archives: windows vista

How to make Windows XP, Vista, 7 Bootable Installers Flash Drives

WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a bootable replacement for the optical drive. It can alsow do this with your LiveCD.

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You don’t have to worry about scratches on the disc or misplacing your original media discs once you transfer their contents to the flash drive. The optical drive is quickly becoming a thing of the past, especially in office environments, as media is shifted to the cloud.

Not only does WinToFlash make the process about as easy as it can get, but it can also create Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 installers.

WinToFlash is a free download and is totally portable. It’s an excellent tool to add to your USB-related utilities.

How to disable UAC from Windows Vista

Most of the time you have faced a problem that your progress slowed right down when the User Account Control security prompt pops up, but it happens a lot of the time.

You can disable that feature using few simple steps.

Follow the below steps to stop UAC from coming in your way, but it is recommended that you should turn this feature off in your personal computer only.

Open the Control Panel

Click User Accounts and Family SafetyTurn User Account Control on or off

In the window that opens, clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer box and click OK.

That’s all, you’re done.

Tweet from your Desktop with blu

What is blu?

blu the vista twitter client It’s a Windows platform application which allows you to update your Twitter remotely from your desktop. Experience Twitter in a whole new way. It’s just similar to Windows Live but not worth it.

With blu you can view unlimited tweets. Just keep scrolling and more tweets will be loaded and displayed automatically.

Some of the Features of blu from their Home.

New tweets and inline replies

Click the update icon from the bottom menu and a new text entry field will appear.

Tweets can only be a fixed number of characters per message. blu displays how many characters you have left using large numbers behind your tweet so you know when you’re about to run out of space.

And replying to a tweet couldn’t be easier: just click the reply icon and the tweet you’re replying to will flip, revealing a entry field. Direct messages and re-tweets work the same way.

See the full conversation

Here’s another great feature in blu. You get a tweet, but it’s a reply to something you said earlier and you can’t quite remember what it was you said.

Usually, there isn’t a good way to see the first part of your conversation, but with blu, simply click on the arrow before the username and voila! Your tweet will flip in-place revealing the first part of your conversation.

Tiny url integration

That’s right. We’ve added tiny url support. Simply type or paste a link into the update bubble and blu will convert it for you. No extra buttons, no extra box.

Want to expand your link? Just click the ‘plus’ icon and bluwill roll-back to the full url.

Blu requires Windows XP, Vista/Win7 & .NET 3.5. You can download blu from here: http://www.thirteen23.com/experiences/desktop/blu/

Improve your Multitask Work at Windows with Desktop v1.0

Desktops is a Windows application by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, which allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. You can read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.

This application is useful for those who performs multiple task.

Here is a screen shot of the screen which allows you to setup hot keys.

After you download Desktops and run it you will see a new icon in the system tray that looks like 4 blocks. If you click on the icon you will see a preview of what you have open on each desktop.

You can download Desktop v1.0 from here.