Windows 7 Ultimate Competition Winner

Posted by Rich On September - 20 - 2009

windows 7 ultimate box artOn Thursday, I launched a competition, which would last 77 hours. The prize is Windows 7 Ultimate and the 77 hours have elapsed.

And the Winner is…

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Free Collection of Wallpapers +4 mintywhite Wallpapers

Posted by Rich On September - 19 - 2009

Free Windows Wallpaper

A collection of desktop wallpapers, chosen by Stu, for Windows, OS X, and Linux. If you have wallpapers you’ve made yourself or if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments or contact me.

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Rotate and Change Your Windows 7 Login Screen

Posted by Stu On September - 18 - 2009

The default backgrounds in Windows 7 are very pleasing to look at.  However, many of you like to change the login screen.  There are plenty of programs out there that do the job well.  This one is in a league of it’s own.  Logon Screen Rotator ( is a tiny freeware program that can not only change your login screen, it can use multliple images or folders of images to do it and rotate them.  An innovative touch to this program is it’s ability to change at a user specified time.

No installation is required for this to work.  Just extract the application and run it.

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Task Switch Powertoy is an XP Alt-tab Replacement

Posted by Rich On September - 18 - 2009

The TaskSwitch Powertoy replaces the standard Alt-tab view in Windows XP. See below for screenshots.

Alt-tab in XP Before

TaskSwitch Powertoy - Before

Alt-tab in XP After

TaskSwitch Powertoy - After

Download TaskSwitch Powertoy

Win a Copy of Vipre Antivirus

Posted by Rich On September - 17 - 2009

Windows Talk is giving away two copies of Vipre Antivirus.

Winners will be chosen on Wednesday September 23rd at approximately 8:00 PM Atlantic Standard Time (GMT –3).

Find out more here: Vipre Antivirus Giveaway.

Customise Windows 7 Media Center (Part 4)

Posted by Stu On September - 17 - 2009

10.  Speed Up Media Browser Using USB Flash Drive

I have quite a large movie collection, and find that MB can take a while to load all of the DVD covers & backdrops for the entire library.

Using a USB Flash Drive should eliminate this problem as they’re generally a lot quicker than your hard drive, anything that’s good enough for ‘ReadyBoost’ should suffice for this.  You should see a big improvement immediately.

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