Posts Tagged ‘Tips and Tricks’
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.
So, you think you know Windows 7 inside and out? Think again! In this week’s blog post, I am going to show you five little known Windows 7 features you may have never even heard of. #1 Power efficiency report Here at TuneUp, we love power efficiency which is why this Windows feature is one [...]
Destroying sensitive information is easier said than done. If you’re about to retire an old hard disk or PC, or if you just want to get rid of files you no longer need (but which contain critical personal or business-data), then a simple format or file delete won’t help you at all. This blog post [...]
Keeping your software up-to-date is an annoyance. Can you even imagine how many times you’ve clicked “Next”, “Next”, “Next” and “Finish”? If you install a ton of applications and want an easier way of keeping them up-to-date, Ninite is probably one of the best tools for you. In this blog post, I’ll share my experiences [...]
Does it take an eternity for your PC to boot up? Have you trolled the web for some tips on improving it? There’s some good advice out there; unfortunately, there’s also some really bad advice as I discussed last week. In this blog post, I’m going to finish off my extensive boot optimization analysis and [...]
Boot optimization isn’t rocket science, however, there is a lot of false information out there. One reason for this is that many boot optimization tips come from the era of Windows 3.x or Windows 98, and no one really checks their validity anymore. In this blog post, we’re going to look at common Windows boot optimization myths and show you that most don’t effectively decrease boot time and that some are even dangerous.
Microsoft noticeably improved its taskbar with Windows 7! Instead of displaying every window and program in the taskbar, the operating system groups similar windows under one icon. The free app, 7Stacks takes this concept and kicks it up a notch by letting you combine many program and Explorer shortcuts into a single icon. Your desktop [...]
How would you like to have a taste of the future today? In this week’s blog post, we’ll show you a very unique way to transform your entire Windows desktop into the more modern and intuitive Metro interface, which is already being used with Windows Phone 7 and will likely be a part of 2012′s [...]
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 [...]