NBR Vista Tips and Tweaks Guide

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows XP and Vista' started by Les, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Calling Microsoft in free in Europe as far as I am aware... just on a side note.
    (Germany & UK anyway)
     
  2. Falesi

    Falesi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, thx. I asked because V3locity has a link to it from his "The HP Laptop Out-Of-The-Box Guide 2.0 for Windows 7" Thread. Didn't read through all the posts in this thread though, so sorry for re-asking the question.

    -Falesi
     
  3. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You could have looked at Les' sig though ;)
    My Computer and Windows 7 Optimization Guide

    He wrote something up for Win7. I still wouldn't bother... but if you must.
     
  4. Falesi

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    Saw that, thanks.
     
  5. indup

    indup Notebook Geek

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    how long does a defrag take as i had mine running for 10 hours yesterday and the laptop was getting really hot so i cancelled the defrag and turned off the laptop?
     
  6. Commissioner Anthony

    Commissioner Anthony Notebook Consultant

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    What's also good about shutting off system restore is that there is one less place for malware and spyware to be stored. Since system restore saves your last working settings, it also serves as a repository for malware and spyware to save on an infected machine. This is why it is so important to shut off system restore when debuging an infected machine.
     
  7. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    With that "logic", we should just turn off all backup tasks and apps. Those too are "a repository for malware and spyware to save on an infected machine", no?

    Sorry, I don't think that is a reason to turn off system restore. Now it DOES make perfect sense to turn it off during a debugging session on an infected machine. But only temporarily.

    Gary
     
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    thundernet Notebook Deity

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    Actually it's Free all over Europe.And i suspect there is a toll-free line in every country almost worldwide.
     
  9. goke313

    goke313 Notebook Evangelist

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    is there a windows 7 version of this thread?
     
  10. Les

    Les Not associated with NotebookReview in any way

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    Yes there is...
     
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