Feeds

The Register Windows Me tweaks and tips roundup

The Web rides to the rescue...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Tweaks, tips and go-faster for Windows Me have been coming out of the woodwork since launch. Here's a selection of what's happening.

Bob at Shellcity.net wrote in to tell us that he found a program that'll make a Windows Me boot disk, since you cannot make one in the operating system. You can find that here.

TweakTown has had a Windows Me System Tweaking Guide available since July. You'll find ways to make your system durable, what files you don't need, how to make your boot time even faster, and much more.

The Techno Zone has some useful tech tips for Windows Me.

Windows Me sometimes decides to turn off the sleep power management feature, but there's a fix: apparently, the system gives you two attempts to resuscitate a machine that's gone into deep sleep, which is a thriftier version of the normal Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) sleep mode. If the machine can't come back from this type of sleep after two resuscitation attempts, the system simply disables sleep. All of this is found in the registry, as is just about every other little problem. This feature was also present in Windows 98 SE.

Tweak3D.net has posted a four page Windows Me Tweak Guide. You'll fine almost the same tweaks as other tweak guides, but you'll also find some sound and game tweaks you might find interesting.

3D Spotlight also has a tweak guide, which is combined with a Windows 98 tweak guide. You will see several new tweaks here concerning VXDs, system restore, and much more.

Oh, and by the way... the acronym for "Millennium Edition" is Me, not ME. We almost got our heads bit off by Microsoft because of that, kind of like a vulture. =) [Register house style is WinME, and that's that. But we'll make an exception for Luis provided MS keeps talking to him - Ed]

Got something for me? Send it in! ®

Related Stories

Windows bugs Me - but a little less? - where it's at with drivers and fixes
Windows Me after a month - was it worth it?
Windows bugs ME - should you upgrade to MS' latest?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.