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Turn off Some Visual effects to make vista more faster and quick inoperations

Windows vista can be made more faster in general user operations by simply turning off some unessential visual effects.

Turn off these visual effects to speed up the graphics performance in vista.

  • Show preview and filters in folder.
  • Show shadows under mouse pointer.
  • Show thumbnails instead of icons.
  • Show window contents while dragging.
  • Smooth edges of screen fonts.
  • Use drop shadows for icon labels.
  • Use visual styles on windows and buttons.
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How to Change the Action for the Start Menu Power Button in windows vista

In case of windows vista we can change the action of the power button in the start menu to any of the actions like (Hibernate ,Sleep ,Power Off).

How To Change The Default Action with the power button in windows vista:

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How to install windows vista from orignal vista dvd with No Product Key

Yes you can install windows vista with no product key and still have 30 days to evaluate it before buying it.

Step by step procedure:

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Remove or hide the arrow on the shortcuts in windows vista

There is very simple registry trick behind removing the arrow from the shortcuts in windows vista.

By following the procedure below you will be able to hide or remove the arrow displayed with the shortcuts in windows vista.

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How to make file copy faster with Robocopy in windows vista

What is Robocopy ?

It is an advanced copy utility with has the feature to automatically resume file transfer on error or network disruption, or recover from terminated file copying, with selective copying based on new or updated criteria.Beside,It can preserve all of the file properties and information, including date and time stamps, security access control lists (ACLs) and more while replicating the file.

By default Robocopy came built-in with windows vista as a command line but as a command line interface only but microsoft has also released a GUI (graphical user interface) application comprising robocopy command completely.

See the snapshot below for more details.


all of these features comes with with traditional Robocopy command line functionality, but for most of us , having these options integrated in a graphical interface really make it more useful.

Download Robocopy for Windows Vista

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Increase your Windows Experience Index or system rating in windows vista artificially

Well it is very easy to artificially raise your WEI(windows experience index) score by modifying the configuration file.

How to Rate Your system in windows vista:

First check your current score. In order to check your WEI score, go to Start >> Computer >> System Properties >> Performance.

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Hidden Shortcut to run Command prompt or any application with elevated admin rights in vista

In case windows vista the default account with some restrictions already imposed is provided to a normal user.

Vista automatically lower the administrative rights of users that belong to local administrators group, and forces them to run applications and commands like they were normal users like guest with no admin rights.

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Different ways to Disable UAC(user account control) in windows vista

There are about four different ways through which UAC can be disabled in windows vista.

1. Through Regedit

  • Open Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

  • Set the value of “EnableLUA” to 0

2. Through “msconfig”.