Vista Toolkit – Top 5 Tips & Tricks

I was off work for a week after getting my knee operation (ACL Reconstruction).

That finally gave me a chance to tune up my Dell XPS M1330 which is running on Vista Home Premium. My notebook is packed full of great hardware but I’ve struggled with Vista from the start, its not a great OS and will be very shortlived with Windows 7 around the corner. So I’ve put together my top 5 ways to improve Vista’s performance and make it a more acceptable OS to work with. Its actually working really well now for me.

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My new 23″ Samsung Display is a Snip

I bought a brand new 23″ Samsung 2333SW LCD display from last week and it only cost me €165 ex VAT (€200 incl). It runs at a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is full HD to the informed buyer and offers the basic DVI and VGA connections.

There was one big problem when I plugged in my “Pavillion dv9000t” laptop with “Nvidia Geforce 7600 Go” graphics card over a standard VGA cable…the bloody computer wouldn’t display the max resolution! All I could get was a distorted looking 1680 x 1050 resolution with everything looking stretched and faded.

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