The last day of this year’s TechEd 2010 was a busy one! In the coming weeks, you will see a couple of blog posts on some of the best sessions I attended. Unfortunately, there was just too much presentation content to quickly put together some blog posts on all the great things from the show [...]
Posts Tagged ‘PC’
Windows guru Mark Russinovich and his trusty companion, Bryce Cogswell, have done it again: They’ve released a new tool called RAMMap 1.0 as part of Windows Sysinternals. In this post, we’ll show you what the new tool is for and how useful it’s been to us.
There is no shortage of myths circulating that falsely claim to improve PC performance. From allegations of a “secret” CPU setting, Dr. Watson misunderstandings, to Prefetch misconceptions – the PC world is rife with myths that need to be busted — and explained. This podcast does just that, tackling the myths about PC performance that [...]
If you’re even just the slightest bit into home theater, this blog post is for you. I’ll show you how to experience your Blu-rays, videos, pictures, music, games, and live TV from your PC, with a beautiful, sleek interface. What do you need? Windows Media Center (WMC) and a couple of plug-ins—we’ve got some very [...]
Microsoft introduced an entirely new design with Windows Vista—to refresh the aging look of Windows XP. Now, the TuneUp Blog team will show you how to transform the entire user interface of the former operating system to suit your taste. The step-by-step guides will go beyond replacing the wallpaper or changing some colors and breathe [...]
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.
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 [...]
Recently, a bug was discovered in Windows 7-based PC—it had been causing a 30-second delay when users tried to log on to their computers. We’ve got the scoop, and will show you how to get rid of this nasty bug in this blog post. The root of the bug: Solid-Colored backgrounds! Both Windows 7 and [...]