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Windows Vista A to Z

Reviews, how-tos and opinions about Microsoft's Windows Vista OS

November 8, 2006 12:00 PM ET

How-Tos and Advice

Top 10 Vista hacks
Itching to make Windows Vista behave the way you want it to, not the way Microsoft does? Try these fun and useful tweaks.

12 unnecessary Vista features you can disable right now
Tired of Vista's bloat? Reclaim your PC's performance by turning off a dozen wasteful features.

Giving up on Vista? Here's how to downgrade to XP
For some PC users, what's old is new. They've tried Windows Vista, don't want or need it, and they're ready to turn back the OS clock and reinstall XP. Here's how to do it.

Top 10 free Windows tools for IT pros
No Windows geek or PC support pro should be without these must-have utilities -- and they're all free.

The ultimate tweaker's guide to Windows
Our tips, tricks and hacks will let you customize Windows XP and Vista in a multitude of ways.

Must-have Windows utilities for 20 essential tasks
From file management to encryption to system-maintenance tools, these handy applications will help you do your job and keep your PC humming.

Teach XP and Vista to play nice on networks
Vista has some nice networking features, but it takes some manual tweaking to get a mixed Vista/XP network to work properly. Here's how.

Five ways to bend Windows Vista to your will
Got Vista? Make it your own with these five easy customization tweaks.

Reviews

Microsoft Vista SP2 beta: Nothing obviously new
Microsoft's new beta of its Vista SP2 operating system offers a group of fixes and updates, but nothing radical or visible, according to reviewer Preston Gralla.

OS Smackdown: Linux vs. Mac OS X vs. Windows Vista vs. Windows XP
Forget market share -- which desktop operating system is truly the best? Four experts defend their OS of choice in an opinionated free-for-all.

A hard look at Windows Vista
Five years in the making, Windows Vista has reached its final form at last. It's an ambitious release, from an ambitious company.


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