It’s nearly Windows XP’s tenth birthday—and time for a facelift! In a short blog post series, we will show you how to give the aging operating system a refreshed appearance, with a new boot screen, changed visual style and beautiful logon screen. You will be able to give your standard Windows XP desktop design a [...]
Archive for March, 2010
The TuneUp Blog team previously proved that several common Windows myths, such as disabling the Dr. Watson program and tweaking Windows’ prefetch folder, are, in fact, wrong. In this blog post, we’ll explore yet another fallacy that has been a hot topic of discussion in the Windows community for a long time—a “secret” CPU setting [...]
Do you have a … DVD player? TV tuner? Blu-ray player? This is the second part of our series on building the perfect media center. Today, we’ll dive into what Windows Media Center (WMC) is really capable of and show you how to customize it to your liking. (Don’t forget to read the first part [...]
It’s no secret that the more programs you install on your PC, the slower it will eventually become. However, with all of the advances in computers and operating systems, like Windows 7, the TuneUp Blog team wanted to test this theory out to see if it’s actually still true. This podcast discusses how and why [...]
On Tuesday, March 16, the TuneUp Blog about Windows will be down for scheduled maintenance from 3:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (EST) The blog will be up and running as usual after 8:00 a.m. (EST) so be sure to check back after that for more PC tuning tips and tricks.
TuneUp recently announced a contest in which respondents to a TuneUp Utilities 2010 survey would be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards. Well, guess what? The results of that survey—and the winners—are in!
This just in! The TuneUp Blog team has a very special update regarding our “200 programs” blog post series. Over the last couple of weeks, we have discussed the fact that installing too many programs will destroy the performance of your computer. Check out our two original blog posts and see for yourself: In Part [...]
Let’s start this one off with a little, practical exercise. Are you with us? Good! Right-click on your taskbar, and select “Task Manager”. Now, take a good look at the numbers you see under the “Performance” tab. Let them sink in a bit.