Disable Remote Assistance in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has a useful feature called Remote Assistance which is used to receive help from a helping person (a friend or a professional troubleshooter). They connect to your computer and use it, as if it is their own computer to troubleshoot the problems. But this feature can be misused by hackers. So if you do not need any remote assistance, it is better that you disable it.

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Schedule disk defragmenting in Windows Vista

Over time data on your computer’s hard disk gets scattered all over the place and the hard disk has to spin extra to fetch it – resulting in sluggish response, heat generation and extra power consumption. You can avoid all these just by regularly defragmenting your hard disk once a week. You can set Windows to automatically defragment the hard disk(s) at a particular time.

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Disable scripting in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player version 12 which comes bundled with Windows 7, can play online content – either as stand alone player or when embedded inside a web page. Accessing online content using Windows Media Player can be risky – especially if the online content provider is unknown or not trustworthy, as this can lead to a malicious program infecting your computer. To save yourself from trouble, you can disable the scripting in Windows Media Player.

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Using Math Input Panel in Windows 7

If you have ever tried to help a mathematics student on the internet and tried to solve his/her mathematical problem, then you know how difficult it is to copy paste all those mathematical symbols. Math Input Panel which comes with Windows 7 makes your typing mathematical equations and expressions a breeze.

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