NicolTIP#001: edit easily your machine's HOST file

Edit the HOST file in Vista is difficult than ever, thanks to UAC. If you’re a geek that changes HOST file daily this can be a bit frustrating. I circumnavigated the difficulty with a shortcut. Right click on the folder you want to place the hyperlink (i.e. desktop) and select “new->Shortcut” As location of the…


Polipo Matico

PolipoMatico is a Windows Vista sidebar gadget that allows to retrieve and show italia traffic infos from octotelematics web site ( Why Because traffic in Italy is a serious topic, and because we like to be at home, at the end of the day, with less stress as possible:-) Usage Just install the gadget, and…


How to access Hyper-V (RC0) machine (workgroup) from Vista SP1 joined to a domain

Step 1: Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer running the Hyper-V RC0 role Step 2: If the server is either a member of WORKGROUP or is in a different domain that is untrusted by the client, then the connection from the server to the client used to return…


Oh damn... where is my "Hibernation Button"?

On Vista, even if is extremely easy to disable hibernation, re-activate or activate it for the first time, is an activity that you can do only via command line. While if you search on Live || Google you can find many answers to this question, my personal suggestion is to use information provided by Microsoft…


"Window Vista SP1 File Removal Tool" AKA "how to recover disk space after Vista SP1 installation"

as described below you can use vsp1cln.exe to remove SP1 uninstallation information and recover up to 1Gb of disk space… Windows Vista SP1 File Removal tool (Vsp1cln.exe). Vsp1cln.exe is an optional tool that you can run after you install SP1. This tool removes older versions of components that have been updated in SP1, which are…


Vista with SP1 hangs with CPU usage at 100% (99% of kernel time)

UPDATE: I think that information below are not correct because in days after this post, I continued to have this problem in other scenarios too. At the end of the story I just re-installed the machine with a “Vista&SP1 integrated” and now, after one month, everything is working fine. At this time the only hypothesis I have is…


Automatic Wallpaper Changer for Vista

I just found this free cardware Wallpaper Changer. It looks interesting and compatible with Vista. Have a look when you have time. Don’t you know what cardware software mean? Here there is a cardware definition from wikipedia:-)