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Thursday, August 09, 2007

De-Crappify part 2

As a follow-up to my last post, here are a couple utilities to aid in cleaning out the crap from XP:

My Dad told me about this one: Startup Inspector - user friendly alternative to msconfig. There is a "consult" button that goes out and pulls back info from a knowledgebase about known startup items, whether they are good, bad or ugly.

And a co-worker told me about this: Crap Cleaner - Cleans out the crap from your registry, temp files, cookies, etc. Knows about different browsers, etc.

So, with a little bit of regular housekeeping using these utilities as well as spyware scanning (ie. Adaware, etc.), virus protection and Windows updates you can keep your XP machine very happy and running lean and mean.

Friday, August 03, 2007

De-Crappify Your Windows XP PC

Video tutorial on turning off non-essential background programs, cleaning up spyware, cleaning your registry, etc. Most of this I knew already (I am usually pretty anal about what I install to begin with) but was a good refresher and is motivating me to doing this stuff again as my PC's seem to be getting a little doggy lately. Anyway, just ran across this and thought some of my non-Vista friends and colleagues might get some use from this. Enjoy!

Click here to view the screencast