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CrAsHnBuRnXp Mar 29, 2007, 06:55pm EDT Report Abuse


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CrAsHnBuRnXp Dec 19, 2007, 01:59pm EST Report Abuse
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~Vel May 06, 2008, 01:38am EDT Report Abuse
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Check and resize disk usage for system restore

Finding how much storage space is currently allocated.

1. Click the start menu
2. Click on All Programs, and then Accessories
3. From the accessories menu, right click on Command Prompt and select "run as administrator"
4. Type "vssadmin list shadowstorage" into the command prompt
5. The results should tell you the amount of storage used and the maximum amount alloted

Changing amount of space used.

1. Repeat steps 1-3 to get bring up the Command Prompt
2. Type "vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[your hard disk]: /On=[your hard disk]: /MaxSize=[how much space you want to allocate]"
3. For example: "vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=3GB"
4. You should get a message saying Successfully resized the shadow copy storage association, and you should have more free space on your hard drive.

Greg M Aug 12, 2008, 12:44pm EDT Report Abuse
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Quick tip:

To run any single command prompt command as an administrator, or to quickly bring up an administrator command prompt, simply type your command in the start search area (or CMD for the command prompt) and press ctrl+alt+enter.

I have found this is much more convenient than going through the menus.

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Jan 19, 2009, 07:33pm EST Report Abuse
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This thread died. :(

Here's one for the VMware users. You can remove the VMnet adapters from the Network/Sharing Center with the following PowerShell script:
http://www.nivot.org/2008/09/05/VMWareVMNETAdaptersTriggeringP...ewall.aspx :_)

Feb 23, 2009, 11:38am EST Report Abuse
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Here's one I didn't know about, but I like:
>> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/skip-the-annoying...am-dialog/

Takes you right to Select a program from a list of installed programs dialog for unknown filetypes.

CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 23, 2009, 04:27pm EST Report Abuse
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McFly said:
Here's one I didn't know about, but I like:
>> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/skip-the-annoying...am-dialog/

Takes you right to Select a program from a list of installed programs dialog for unknown filetypes.





Nice find. Ill definitely put that on all my computers in the house.

Mar 23, 2009, 03:47am EDT Report Abuse
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I don't know about you guys, but I f'ing hate these toolbars:
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9334/toolbarn.png

Everytime I drag a folder icon too close to the edge of the desktop, they get created. Drives me bonkers. To disable them altogether:
> gpedit.msc > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Policy: Prevent adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar's toolbars : Enabled

If your Vista version doesn't sport the Group Policy editor, you can just do a direct registry change:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/registrybooster/tweaklibra...aks/10012/

BoT Mar 23, 2009, 11:30am EDT Report Abuse
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this will change the boot screen to one similar to the one when you come back from standby or hibernate

start -> run -> typ: msconfig -> click on boot tab ->
in the center of the window are boxes, the top most should say" no GUI boot"
click it and done

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Mar 27, 2009, 12:28am EDT Report Abuse
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Photoshop thumbnails for x64! Finally! Works great on Vista, too. :D
http://mysticcoder.net/MysticThumbs/Default.aspx

Does Targa images, too. :)

May 15, 2009, 01:34pm EDT Report Abuse
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This isn't really a "Vista" tweak, but I figured I would post it here. I was getting tired of the Firefox icon, so I found this Tango (http://tango.freedesktop.org/) -based one here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Tango+Firefox,+Thun...tent=36589

Fixed it up and made it into an icon:
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7788/firefoxtango.png

Icon uploaded here:
http://www.2shared.com/file/5791997/910e3049/firefox_tango.html

Image sizes range from 16x16 to 256x256. 64x64 and up are PNG compressed. You can make Firefox use this icon for its windows by renaming it to main-window.ico and putting it in %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\icons\default\

May 22, 2009, 05:49pm EDT Report Abuse
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Throwing some more icons out there:
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6573/icons.png

Used the "generic docucment" Tango icon as a base, added purdy colorz. Perfect for the multitude of web-documents. Sized from 16x16 to 128x128. I'll upload to fileden tonight.

Jun 01, 2009, 07:08pm EDT Report Abuse
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I love the DMZ cursors:
http://jimmac.musichall.cz/themes.php?skin=7

And wanted them in Vista (with the animated Aero loading spinner), so I combined them:
http://i41.tinypic.com/4rc.png

The animation on the loading spinners does work. :)

Enjoy: http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/4/2/2388438/dmz_aero.zip



 

    
 
 

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