Is Your Vista PC Running Slow

Friday, January 23, 2009
Speed of any computer has always been an concern with regular PC users and same with the new launched Windows Vista operating systems. Do you know that most of the time Windows vista when not scanned through registry cleaner promptly and used through out are prone to run slow. This is mainly because performance of the hard disk is affected when there is more software opened at one time. And in turn it affects the speed of the computer. However it's not even possible to avoid such situation so what possibly could be a solution then - A Windows Vista Registry Cleaner!!!

As technology is getting enhanced and better there are more things one can do with a Windows Vista PC, listen to music, chat, upload pictures and endless other things. Obviously, it needs more resources to carry out such tasks at same time and as the more resources are used, the speed of the computer is reduced. However, another major known reason why PC runs slow is due to Spyware. Spyware is a hidden process program that gulps down all your resources and it often can destroy your privacy.

All the Spyware programs are installed in the registry, as most people are not much aware of the registry usage and in many case don't even know there is something like that. At this point, a compatible Windows Vista registry cleaner can help you!
How Can A Windows Vista Registry Cleaner Help You?
As we all know that the spyware can be very risky as it can collect a lot of confidential details and other surfing information of the owner and pass on to the person who had installed it in the owner's computer and also cause a windows vista computer to run slow. From the genuine windows vista's registry cleaner, the best vista registry cleaning tool would make sure that your registry of windows vista help is free from all such hidden spies.
The Registry cleaner for windows vista operating system is generally equipped with more than 15 variants of cleaning tools to search & fix the registry problems associated with Windows vista 64-bit. Search & repair stuck or damaged key, invalid key, obsolete key and other key. A Registry cleaner compatible or specially designed for Windows vista can help to repair the registry files, which is unable to reload.

To find out any trustworthy or genuine registry cleaner for windows vista, search for the websites that is offering dedicated windows vista registry cleaner. If you browse Internet you will easily find out many websites providing such windows vista registry cleaning programs for free of charge. Remember, to choose the one, which is capable of cleaning all Spyware programs and prevents any future invasion. As Spyware is the most common phenomenon now days that can even hang or shut down any PC apparently.

Difference Between Windows 7 And Windows Vista

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Prior to Microsoft releasing Windows 7 beta to the public, it had already found its ways to inundation sites. I later found out most of what was on the torrent sites where junk and not worth downloading. Microsoft later released the beta to the public on the 12th of January. To create suspense among the public, Microsoft said the download will only be available to the first 2.5 million people. The quest for the new operating system was so great that thousands if not millions flocked to Microsoft website for the download causing their servers to crush. I wasn't left out; I was there for the download too but couldn't get my hands on it.
I finally got hold of it two days later. Installation was unproblematic and I was not scared of losing data since I installed it on a virtual machine. According to Microsoft, the minimum system requirements were 1GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 16GB of hard drive space. I, however, installed it on 512MB and 8GB hard drive and it worked seamlessly. My first impressions were this is exactly Vista with another name. Microsoft did a good job in reconstructing the Windows vista kernel so it doesn't use as much resources as Vista.
Until the advent of Vista, there was no need for computers running with extravagant amounts of memory. Windows 7 runs pretty well on my 512MB of memory and all my previous drivers from Windows XP installed without a glitch. Microsoft's intention for Windows 7 is for it to be an incremental upgrade with the goal of being fully compatible with existing device drivers, applications, and hardware. Windows 7 is doing exactly that and even more. Even though, the interface looks like Vista, Windows 7 proves to be way better. With new cool features such as Device Stage and Home Group, Windows 7 is definitely the future.
Windows 7 is a Vista clone in exterior but not in performance. You may have read other reviews but don't end your experience there. Go ahead and download Windows 7 and try it out for yourself. Hope you will not be disappointed.

Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Features

Friday, January 16, 2009
Windows Ultimate is unique in that it not only features all the features of the other Windows editions, but also includes downloadable Windows Ultimate Extras. accessible through Windows Update, they are slated to include some pretty incredible software. Microsoft bills them as cutting edge utilities and applications.
Flip Three D is a cool way to breeze through the open applications on the Windows desktop. Now, however, you can also use the Windows key with Tab to present a Three D view of your open applications. The applications also show what's going on inside them. This Aero feature is both nifty and handy.
Windows Vista Support Ultimate is the first operating system to live up to its name. It truly is the ultimate in desktop operating systems. This book guides you through the new features with a strong focus on multimedia and gaming, as well as shows you how to install Windows Vista fresh or upgrade your legacy Windows installation; how to network multiple computers in a home environment;
how to get the most out of your movies, photographs and music; and how to leverage the new gaming features to your advantage; and that's just the beginning.
Windows Vista Ultimate is designed for multimedia and gaming, and it boast a host of new features to make audio, video, and interactive experiences better than ever before. Besides the Games folder, mentioned earlier, it incorporates a bunch of other nifty upgrades.

iYogi Partners with GlobalLogic for Software Product Development to Create "Generation V" Technical Support Platform

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
New York, NY - January 13, 2009 –iYogi ( today announced a software product development partnership with GlobalLogic Inc. to create a "Generation V" services platform for iYogi's proprietary technical support application framework, iMantra. The fastest growing direct-to-consumer and small business support brand from India, iYogi has more than 50,000 subscribers worldwide.

GlobalLogic, the leader in global software product development, will assist in the enhancement of iYogi's service delivery framework using best-of-breed Web 2.0 tools and applications. Some of the innovative features to be introduced through this software product development tie-up include an application that resides on the customer's desktop and provides integration with iMantra ("Support Dock") and a global MPLS-based IP transport platform that provides customers with the instant deployment of remote access and voice-based support with a single click. This advanced implementation allows for integration with POS payment systems to facilitate real-time processing at the point of sale.

Uday Challu, co-founder and CEO of iYogi, said, "The partnership with GlobalLogic for software product development reiterates iYogi's commitment to offer affordable access to the highest quality technical support for home users and small businesses with disruptive applications and tools to manage their everyday technology needs. GlobalLogic's expertise will help us further enhance iYogi's widely acclaimed iMantra support platform with a new breed of applications and services, bringing us even closer to our customers".

iYogi provides live computer support for home and small business users globally for the technologies they use every day. iYogi's live 24/7 support extends to multiple brands of computers, software and peripherals. iYogi services also include virus removal, spyware removal, optimizing slow computer, setup, configuration and troubleshooting your computer and peripheral devices, issues or errors with software applications. Currently available to customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Singapore, iYogi is on an aggressive expansion spree, extending services to several new geographies in 2009. iYogi's Customer Satisfaction Rate of 93% and Resolution Rate of 84% ranks it as the highest bench marked company in the computer support industry.

Peter Harrison, CEO of GlobalLogic Inc., said, "We are excited about this partnership, which will enable us to bring our specialized skills across the full software product development life cycle to iYogi. Already a proven leader in delivering innovative product engineering services to Web 2.0 companies, GlobalLogic will help iYogi continue to deliver the effective solutions for which it has come to be known". In contrast to many firms that focus on IT services, GlobalLogic specializes in software product R&D for emerging and established technology companies. Its services include everything from market analysis and product conceptualization to product engineering, migration, testing and support. The company has received widespread recognition for innovation in software product R&D, including its InfoWorld award-winning platform for distributed Agile development (GlobalLogic Velocity) and GlobalLogic Version 1.0SM, an offering for both early and late-stage companies that has helped GlobalLogic clients launch innovative and disruptive technologies at major conferences such as Demofall-2008.

About iYogi

iYogi is the first direct-to-consumer and server support service from India. Providing an Annual Unlimited subscription to technical support for $139.99 per year, iYogi now boasts of more than 50,000 customers. The company employs 600 professionals servicing customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Backed by Canaan Partners, Silicon Valley Bank and SAP Ventures, the company has been featured in MSNBC, ZDnet, Yahoo Finance and eWeek. It has also been declared a winner of the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in Asia. For further information please visit (

About GlobalLogic

The leading specialist in global software product development services, GlobalLogic Inc. partners with emerging and established technology companies to help them bring great software products to market in less time and at less cost. GlobalLogic has developed a unique joint-venture model of partnering with technology companies to create a dedicated global delivery center in the US, India, China, Ukraine and Israel to serve as a virtual extension of a client's local development team. In other cases where the client does not have any internal engineering staff, GlobalLogic provides a "fab less" partnership from the start, with GlobalLogic taking ownership of the product engineering, platform and architecture. This approach allows companies to focus on the other aspects of a successful product launch, such as strategy, marketing, customer acquisition, go-to-market challenges and the demands of ever-changing markets. By leveraging GlobalLogic's global facilities, world-class engineers and state-of-the-art tools and processes, companies can increase the quality of their software products while dramatically reducing timeliness and operating costs - often by 30 percent or more.

iYogi Contact

Vishal Dhar
President Marketing
iYogi Inc.
Phone: 1-212-229-0901

Why Switch to Windows Vista

Friday, January 9, 2009
In addition to hype there are some solid reasons to upgrade and or switch over to Windows Vista. I can recount only some of them. Start from the appearance. Windows Vista help looks different; window, desktop, start button, start menu, taskbar, everything has a new look. Window in Windows Vista looks somewhat similar to that of in Mac OSX. Minimize, maximize and the close buttons seem new. The windows can be made to appear in lucent ,if the new Aero is applied. The start button has been modified to give a new look and the word "start" is gone. Instead new Windows vista logo appears in start button. Start menu and wallpapers are also new. The desktop contains a side bar, which shows a clock, and some of the widgets.
Windows Vista provides high level of security measures. Windows Vista that comes with Internet Explorer which provides a higher degree of security to the system, as well as, the operating system environment. It includes phasing filter to provide higher security while surfing the net. Protection against spamming is also provided. The other security measures include tools such as Windows defender, advanced firewall, Encryption/Decryption of data, support partitions, auto backup. The Windows Defender is a program which blocks suspicious programs which tries to do some illegal activity in the computer system. Also users can control kids by using parental controls in Windows Vista. Parents can now deny access to certain programs especially, the games. At the same time the Windows Media Player 11 enhances video, audio quality when playing sound, music, videos.
One of my favorite thing in Windows Vista is search results. Users can have a new and improved search experience in Vista; they can manage images more efficiently with inbuilt Photo Gallery and a lot more.

Windows Vista Boot Process Overview

Friday, January 2, 2009
The Microsoft Windows Vista" boot process differs from Windows® XP in the way the operating system is located and initialized. Start-up begins with the BIOS loading the Master Boot Record (MBR) on the bootable disk. The MBR in turn loads the Partition Boot Record (PBR) on the active partition. So far, Windows Vista remains relatively unchanged.
Windows Vista help is different from XP starting by the fact the PBR code written by Windows Vista no longer looks for Ntldr. The new boot loader in Windows Vista is Bootmgr. This component loads the Boot Configuration Database (BCD), which in turn loads an OS loader boot application (Winload.exe, in the case of Windows Vista). Finally, the OS loader application is responsible for initializing the kernel. This process is illustrated below.
You can think of this change in two elements:
1. The two key actions performed by Ntldr in previous Windows versions have been divided between two components:
2. Bootmgr reads the boot configuration, including device and path locations.
WindowsSystem32Winload.exe initializes the kernel.
The boot configuration stored by Boot.ini in previous Windows versions is now stored in an extensible database, BootBCD, the Boot Configuration Database (BCD).
These changes are significant because of the impact they have:
The boot process can be extended to support other applications, such as other operating systems or other versions of the OS.
Only nonversion-specific components are stored in the root of the active partition. This means that theoretically Windows Vista could be installed on a machine running some future Windows version with the same boot structure, and it would not break the boot process for that future version. With legacy Windows, installing an older Windows version last causes the newer version to fail on start-up. This is due to version-specific code improvements in Ntldr.
Tool-oriented boot entries can be supported to offer maintenance options on boot when a previous start-up failed. In the past, Windows supported an menu provided by a target operating system. This new structure can make tools available earlier during the boot process, meaning that they are available even if all OS-specific boot entries are damaged. The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool is provided in the boot menu in this way.
BCD Store
The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is started in Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. These parameters were previously in the Boot.ini file in BIOS-based operating systems or in the nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) entries in Extensible Firmware Interface-based operating systems. You can use the Bcdedit.exe command line tool to affect the Windows code which runs in the pre-operating system environment by adding, deleting, editing, and appending entries in the BCD store. Bcdedit.exe is located in the WindowsSystem32 directory of the Windows Vista partition.
The BCD is a database used by Bootmgr. It contains the functions of Boot.ini and is located in the {ActivePartition}boot folder
You can use Bcdedit.exe to modify the Windows code which runs in the pre-operating system environment by adding, deleting, editing, and appending entries in the BCD store. Bcdedit.exe is located in the WindowsSystem32 directory of the Windows Vista partition.
Boot.ini Compared to BCD
BCD eliminates the need for Boot.ini in Windows Vista, although Boot.ini is still present on dual-boot systems for backwards compatibility. Because the BCD boots to the boot environment first instead of Ntldr, the location of Ntldr is not verified unless a legacy operating system is chosen.
Configuration Tools
The BCD store can be modified or repaired using several tools:
System Properties in Control Panel
Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) Startup Repair
Most of these tools enable you to perform simple tasks, such as setting a boot menu timeout, setting a default operating system, or configuring boot options such as /SOS and /SAFEBOOT. Others are repair-oriented tools; Startup Repair and Bootrec.exe, in particular, provide automated mechanisms for fixing problems in the BCD.
Bcdedit.exe is the main tool for detailed BCD store modifications. You can use Bcdedit to change Bootmgr options; add boot, delete, and edit boot entries; import and export the BCD store; and create a new store if it becomes significantly damaged. Bcdedit.exe is located in the WindowsSystem32 directory of the Windows Vista partition and is also available in WinRE.
BCD Store Location
The BCD store is a registry hive, stored as BootBCD on the active partition. This hive is loaded but hidden from view in Regedit.exe within Windows Vista. The store is loaded to the following registry location: HKLMBCD00000000.
You can also view the store manually in WinRE by loading the hive from the Boot folder. To obtain a copy of the hive on a running system, use the Bcdedit /export filename command to export a hive file for offline examination. This command exports the BCD store to a file called filename in the current directory.
Related Components
Msconfig is the preferred PSS UI tool for managing boot settings. The tool supports BCD and allows the user to enumerate all BCD objects in the system store. It allows certain elements to be altered for each OS object, including debug settings, safe mode settings, and other popular PSS options. It cannot be used with the WinRE console; Bcdedit needs to be used in these cases.
Bcdedit.exe is a command line tool that can be used to manage BCD settings. In summary, Bcdedit.exe is a replacement for Bootcfg.exe. However, it is enhanced for better scripting and to expose some of the more powerful features of BCD that bootcfg.exe did not expose for manipulating Boot.ini. Bcdedit.exe is designed to work on previous operating systems and in recovery environments.