There’s no doubt about it—Windows 7 is the most beautiful-looking, Microsoft operating system yet. There are endless possibilities—including icons and backgrounds—for styling Windows 7. Let’s start off with a simple ‘how to’ guide for changing the entire user interface of the operating system. There are easy ways to make Windows 7 even better, sleeker, and [...]
Changing your desktop wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to customize your desktop. Windows 7 comes with a great new feature that lets you rotate your wallpapers in a slideshow. In this blog post, you will learn how to create a slideshow with your favorite desktop wallpapers in Windows 7.
Does your PC seem to run slowly right after you start it? Did you follow all of the optimization tips we’ve covered on the TuneUp Blog so far? If so, your computer may be bogged down by a renegade process that continuously uses nearly all of your processor (or CPU) resources. In this post, I’ll show you just how much of an effect this has on your PC, what may be the cause and what you can do to prevent this from happening.
Remember the disaster that occurred after we installed 200 programs on a notebook? Our PC became so slow and was essentially unusable. The TuneUp Blog team then uninstalled all of the programs and compared the machine’s current performance to its original state. The results? Performance significantly improved, however, it was still not at the optimum [...]
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 [...]
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!