Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Speed up your Windows system with Autoruns, a free utility

September 20th, 2019 No comments

Autoruns is a free utility to control startup programs on Windows systems. It shows all programs that are set to automatically start when Windows is booted up.

Very often programs in the list may not be used at all . We can speed up the boot-up process and free-up the RAM used by these processes by removing them from startup list. It is possible to edit the Start-up list in Windows Registry, but it is hard to do so.

A word of caution, don’t remove your Anti-virus software or any essential device driver software from the list.

  • Uncheck the box to disable an auto start entry.

Autoruns screenshot



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CCleaner : Prune your Windows registry and delete temporary files

June 19th, 2010 No comments

Thought of getting rid of Internet footprints?

Your search ends here, CCleaner


Those who are familiar with Redmond giant’s OS might know, in course of time Windows registry and temporary files make your hard disk bloated. It’s a pain to delete the files manually or to prune the registry. CC cleaner is a free utility to clean up the mess and optimize your PC. It takes care of Temporary files, history, cookies, Auto-complete form history, index.dat etc.

Download CCleaner

My FOSS friends, don’t be disappointed, my next post is about a power tool to optimize your Linux box.

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Windows Vista SP2 RC ready for Download

March 5th, 2009 No comments
windows vista

Microsoft released the release candidates for Windows Vista SP 2 and Windows Server 2008 through a single stand alone installer.

It is publicly available for download through  TechNet website. Users can directly download the installer without logging into the website.

Vista Service Pack brings  support for newer hardware and other emerging standards.

It brings:

  • Better Power Management – SP2 introduces better power management that is up to 10% more efficient than SP1 was. It also includes the ability to manage these settings via Group Policy.
  • the ability to record natively to Blu-Ray Media. Very useful for the home media center PC.
  • SP2 includes Windows Search 4.0 which was a separate download before.

Windows Vista SP 2 is available in five languages English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish in a stand alone installer.

Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 – five language SP2 standalone installer (KB948465):

Windows Server 2008 x86/x64/ia64 and Windows Vista x86/x64: ISO image

For Windows Server 2008 (x86) and Windows Vista (x86): 32-bit version

Windows Server 2008 (x64) and Windows Vista (x64): 64-bit version

Windows Server 2008 IA64: IA64 version

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