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Tag: Windows

Closing chat windows with MPOP

8 March 2011
The other day I received a question from a Messenger user. They asked: “When I sign out on one endpoint or close a chat window there, it gets closed on all other endpoints as well. Is there a switch (registry or so?) to disable this behavior?”

How-to: Reduce hard disk access in Windows 7

3 February 2011
Once per minute, Windows 7 writes a timestamp to disk. This enables diagnostic tools to check whether and when Windows has been shut down unexpectedly. For home usage, you can safely disable the timestamp. This reduces write access to your hard disk.

How-to: Increase your Internet Speed

3 February 2011
In this tutorial I’m going to show you a quick way to eliminate bandwidth restrictions. Windows OS come to us with a lot of unknown restrictions and limitations.

Rumor: Windows 8 to release in January 2013

23 January 2011
Microsoft is perhaps going to release the Windows 7 successor later than expected. This is what rumors about Microsoft’s possible development roadmap might reveal.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is done

15 January 2011
Microsoft has finished the development of the first major update to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Service Pack 1 does not have any visible changes to the system, but bundles all previously published security and stability updates for Windows 7.

How-to: Disable Windows Live Messenger

11 January 2011
Even if you don’t use it for chatting with friends, Windows Live Messenger keeps starting up every time you start your computer. The solution: disable Messenger’s auto-start.

The 2010 Summary: Conclusion

2 January 2011
At the end of 2010, we’re looking back to the last twelve months and ask ourselves: How has Windows Live developed in this year?

The 2010 Summary: Part II

1 January 2011
A year in review: 2010 has been both interesting and surprising for me. In this recap of July to December, you will get to know why.

You should start moving your Windows Live Space

16 December 2010
Like already noted in September, the free blogging service Windows Live Spaces is closing on March 16, 2011. Please remember that after January 4, 2011, you will no longer be able to add new contents to your Space, as it will become read-only.