Remember the days when Windows and a lot of third-party applications used to bombard you with annoying balloon messages in the taskbar? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to control these annoying messages in Windows 7.
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Google Chrome is garnering some momentum these days with global market-share hovering at around 24% and an expected takeover of Firefox. Personally, Chrome has become one of my favorite browsers largely due its relatively low resource usage and the overall “snappy” look and feel. Many users also favor this browser because it has a very [...]
Eighteen months ago, I wrote a blog post in which I debunked the myth that SuperFetch is merely a memory hog and that it should be disabled. I even included some benchmarks that showed the potential performance loss after disabling the feature. The reaction to this blog post was overwhelming! Many of you reported experiencing [...]
You just unpacked your spanking new laptop, netbook, tablet, or desktop PC. What a happy moment! But remember, it’s the first impression you get after it’s actually booted up that really counts… Well, the first impression you get of your new PC might be one that’s been overloaded with pre-installed crapware like trial versions of [...]
Earlier this year, we shared a neat trick for getting rid of those annoying message balloons in Windows 7, like the one below: However, this shortcut only worked on Windows 7. But today, I’ll show you a trick to disable pop-up messages that works in Windows XP, Vista, as well as Windows 7. The best [...]
After a great first day at TechEd 2010, we’re on to day 2. Today’s all about attending sessions and talking to Microsoft staff. In this article we sum up the session “Keeping Windows running efficiently and smoothly”.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Too many programs will slow down your computer to an absolute crawl. The TuneUp Blog team proved this theory, with a PC performance check that involved installing 200 new programs. The end result: The computer was basically unusable following the test. The experiment also left the TuneUp Blog team and our readers with more questions. [...]
Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 7, there’s been a lot of talk about what the best way is to install the new operating system. This podcast discusses the differences between a clean install and an upgrade of Windows 7 and the best ways to go about migrating to the new operating system. The podcast also [...]