Just upgraded to Vista and annoyed with quirks that Microsoft considers as "features"? Follow these handy tips to make your transition from XP painless.
- Disable User Account Control
- Change preinstalled Vista features
- Save searches
- Improve program access with Quick Launch
- Use ready boost to improve system performance
Tip 2: Change preinstalled Vista features
Vista, like all versions of Windows, comes with a lot of preset features you may never need or want. If you don't think you'll use Remote Differential Compression, the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 XPS Viewer, or Windows Meeting Space -- or if you really need a simple telnet client -- it's easy to do.
- Click on the Start button, then click on Control Panel.
- Click on "Uninstall a program" under the Programs category.
- Click on "Turn Windows features on or off".
- Click on an empty checkbox to add a feature; conversely, uncheck the box to remove a feature.