Review of 123-reg eCommerce

Following is Paid Review:

123-reg ecommerce now offers great solutions for businesses that want to sell online but don’t have the technical know-how to do so. 123-reg ecommerce is an easy to use, yet powerful, online shop that comes in three sizes and includes a free domain name with the mid and top level shop.

123-reg ecommerce starts from as little as £8.99 per month for a shop of up to 150 products and gives users access to over 100 design templates, several marketing tools, as well as integration to eBay, Kelkoo and other shopping portals. 123-reg eCommerce also comes with trusted SSL encryption, Trusted Shop and Safebuy (UK) certification with the ability to take secure payments through the likes of PayPal, WorldPay and HSBC bank.

Thanks to 123-reg’s web hosting expertise, the new eCommerce merchant solution is pre-configured and fully hosted online in one of Europe’s leading data centres so no software is required to set up a shop or keep it running. With all the advanced features, such as a range of shipping options, stock control, languages and many more, users can customise their shop to suit almost any need.

Mark Beyer, sales and marketing director at, explains, “Whether you’re a business looking to start online, but lack web experience, or a webmaster wanting to expand with online ordering capabilities without investing in consultancy or unwieldy software, 123-reg eCommerce gives you the whole package. Our prices include the hosting, the marketing and back office tools, so you don’t have to buy anything extra to make your shop work for you.”
All 123-reg ecommerce packages are available on monthly contracts and start from £8.99 per month for the Plus version, £18.99 for the Pro version and £39.99 for Business Pro. The Pro and Business Pro versions include a free .com or .uk domain name

Review of Anglian Home Improvements

This is paid review:

For more than thirty six years Anglian has been renowned amongst UK homeowners as the place to go for high quality home improvements. They opened their first high street showroom in Ipswich in 1969 - at the time it was a revolutionary concept to encourage the public to view the products personally and discuss their needs.

They offer high quality, service-based approach has since reached all the corners of the UK, helping millions of satisfied customers to create their ideal home. With an annual turnover of £300 million, they ensure that we stay one step ahead of the competition with our continual programme of research and development, our 'state of the art' manufacturing plants, and their ever improving product range.

You can find out more about what they do, how they do it, and where they do it, by exploring the areas below.

About Anglian: More customers, most recommended

More customers, most recommendedMore customers, most recommended

Anglian is the most recommended home improvement company in the UK, and has more happy customers than any of its competitors.

About Anglian: The Perfect Fit

The Perfect FitThe Perfect Fit

The process of buying an Anglian product shouldn't be complicated - from the original quote, right through to the after sales service, we aim to be as professional and impressive as we can.

About Anglian: Bespoke Service

Bespoke ServiceBespoke Service

Each Anglian product is tailor made to fit your home exactly, so that you are 100% satisfied.

About Anglian: Our 10-Year Guarantee

Our 10-Year GuaranteeOur 10-Year Guarantee

Craftsmanship so good we guarantee it for a decade.

About Anglian: Anglian Commitment

Anglian CommitmentAnglian Commitment

Anglian are the experts in all areas of home improvements and we are committed to our customers in the service and the products we offer.

About Anglian: Our Service to You

Our Service to YouOur Service to You

Find out what we offer our customers, discover our working methods and practices, and see how we go about bringing you the very highest levels of service and quality.

About Anglian: Anglian in Your Area

Anglian in Your AreaAnglian in Your Area

We are a huge national company, but with our extensive local network you'll get accessible, knowledgeable local service, wherever you live. Find details of your nearest office - and arrange a quotation.

About Anglian: Careers with Anglian

Careers with AnglianCareers with Anglian

With a large and highly skilled workforce across the UK, we at Anglian are always on the lookout for new recruits. If you are interested in joining us, visit our careers site.

About Anglian: Setting the Standard

Setting the StandardSetting the Standard

Our aim is to continuously improve our products and services. Find out about the standards we are setting, achieving and maintaining within the industry, for your complete peace of mind.

To find out more about what we have to offer our customers, you can request the DVD, or browse the various different product areas below.

Our Products: Windows


We offer a window style to suit every home. We install replacement uPVC Casement, Sash and Tilt and Turn double glazing - with a huge choice of different finishes, glazing and security options.

Our Products: Doors


Whatever your needs, we have the right door for you. We manufacture and install many different styles of uPVC Front Doors, Patio Doors, French Doors and Sliding Doors - and offer you a choice of security, glazing and furniture options.

Our Products: Conservatories


As one of the UK's foremost conservatory suppliers we offer a complete design and installation service, as well as conservatory furniture. You can choose from a range of high quality uPVC conservatories to suit every home and garden - and budget.

Our Products: Heritage timber windows and doors

Heritage timber windows and doorsHeritage timber windows and doors

Anglian's new Heritage range of windows and doors are made from seasoned, treated timber and built to traditional designs. The range is built to a high-grade finish and provide all the performance you'd expect of a modern product.

Our Products: Rooftrim


The modern low maintenance replacement for softwood fascias, soffits, bargeboards and cladding - there's guttering and downpipes too

Our Products: Cleanaroof


With our Cleanaroof system, you can clean and restore your roof and gutters, ensuring that your roof looks great and works the way that it was designed to.

Our Products: Kitchens


We offer an extensive range of kitchens, with a huge choice of cupboards, sinks, worktops and accessories. With our complete bespoke service, we'll help you choose and design your fitted kitchen, and then we'll professionally install it for you.

Our Products: Garage Doors

Garage DoorsGarage Doors

A range of GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) doors - immensely strong and designed to keep their immaculate appearance indefinitely, without painting.

Our Products: Garage Conversions

Garage ConversionsGarage Conversions

Turn your garage into a warm habitable room with Anglian Garage Conversions. What will you convert your garage to?

Our Products: Driveways


We offer a great range of driveway designs, using only the highest quality of driveway products. A choice of concrete, block paving, detailing and security options.

For more info go to Anglian Home Improvements.

How to reduce disk space used by System Restore

While system restore is a God send it can have a tendency to consume large amounts of disk space. By default System restore is allocated a minimum of 15% of disk volume for restore points.

Decreasing system restore space is somewhat a trade off - reduce the allocated space and, although you gain extra free space, you also loose the earlier system restore points. If you are happy having a reduced number of system restore points available, then by all means reduce the allocated space.

However, before you can make an informed decision as to how much to reduce the space allocated to system restore, it is wise to find out just how much space system restore is actually consuming.

In Windows XP increasing or decreasing the available space to system restore was no more complex than opening the System window in Control panel, clicking the system restore tab, then clicking the settings button and adjusting a slider bar to increase or decrease the space.

In Windows Vista this option has now disappeared. the whole process of enlarging or reducing system restore space has become more complex. Instead of a simple slider bar all such alterations must now be done via command line option.

To see how much space system restore is actually taking up you need to use the Volume Shadow Copy Service Administration Tool (vssadmin, for short), which runs from an elevated command prompt as follows:

1/ Click Start

2/ From the Start menu Click All programs followed by Accessories

3/ On the Accessories menu Right Click on the Command Prompt option

4/ From the drop Down menu that appears, click the Run as administrator option

5/ When the Command Prompt window opens type: vssadmin list shadowstorage and Press Enter

6/ The results should read something like this:

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association

For volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{db8e056a-6294-11db-9f9f-806e6f6e6963}\

Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{db8e056a-6294-11db-9f9f-806e6f6e69


Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 197.766 MB

Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 400 MB

Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.092 GB

7/ In this example the C: drive is 19.5GB in size. The currently used storage space is 197.766MB and the Maximum space allocated for System restore is 2.092GB.

8/ The current stored system restore points are 2. this can be found out by using the vssadmin list shadows command.

9/ In my opinion the 2.092GB Maximum shadow copy storage space is quite acceptable for this size of partition. However, the larger the drive/partition the more space will, inevitably, be allocated for system restore points.

Reducing the Allocated Space

To reduce the allocated space we need to use the Resize option in the form of:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[here add the drive letter]: /For=[here add the drive letter]: /Maxsize=[here add the maximum size]

Let us assume that we wished to have a maximum size of 2GB from this particular partition/drive. The command line option would look something like this:

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=2GB

So to put this in to practice you proceed as follows:

1/ Click Start

2/ From the Start menu Click All programs followed by Accessories

3/ On the Accessories menu Right Click on the Command Prompt option

4/ From the drop Down menu that appears, click the Run as administrator option

5/ When the Command Prompt window opens type: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[here add the drive letter]: /For=[here add the drive letter]: /Maxsize=[here add the maximum size] and Press Enter

6/ if all goes well you should see a message saying 'Successfully resized the shadow copy storage association

7/ Your System Restore shadow storage has now been resized

Advanced Searches and Natural Language Search

Windows will usually search for whatever you enter in the Search box by looking in the file name, file contents, and file properties of all the files in the current view. Type "Summer," for example, and it will find files named "sunset in summer.jpg," files tagged with "summer," and files written by anyone named Summer.

Vista's Search engine uses the Windows Desktop Search query syntax. If you want to search more selectively, you can filter your search by specifying which file property to search. To filter by file property, separate the name of the property and the search term with a colon, as in these examples:

kind: music artist: Sting -> Find music files from the artist Sting.
Name: Sunset -> Find only files that have the word sunset in the file name.
Modified: 05/25/2006 -> Find only files that have been modified on that date.

You can filter by any property that appears in the file list headings. To see the complete list of properties that you can filter by, right-click the heading you want to see properties for, and then click More. Using Boolean filters is another way to perform a more precise search, you can combine them with other search filters:

tropical AND island -> Find files that contain both words "tropical" and "island".
tropical NOT island -> Find files that contain the word "tropical", but not "island".
tropical OR island -> Find files that contain either of the words "tropical" or "island".
"tropical island" -> Find files that contain the exact phrase "tropical island".
(tropical island) -> Find files that contain both words "tropical" and "island", in any order.
date: > 01/05/06 -> Find files that are more than or later than a certain value, such as after 01/05/06.
size: < 4 MB -> Find files that are less than or earlier than a certain value, such as less than 4 MB.
Note: When you type Boolean filters like AND or OR, you need to use all capital letters!

If you turn on Natural Language Search, you can perform searches in a simpler way, without using colons and without the need to enter AND and OR in capital letters. For example, compare these searches:
Without natural language: kind: music artist: (Beethoven OR Mozart)
With natural language: music Beethoven or Mozart
To turn on Natural Language Search: Open the Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, click Folder Options, click the Search tab, select the Use natural language search check box, click Apply and then click OK.

Enable support for 4GB of RAM (or more) in Vista 32-bit

On a computer that has 4 GB of RAM, the System Properties dialog box and the System Information dialog box may report less memory than you expect. This problem occurs because the address space is limited to 4 GB in a 32-bit hardware environment. Memory may be relocated to make room for addresses that the basic input/output system (BIOS) reserves for hardware. However, because of this limitation, Windows Vista cannot access memory that is relocated above the 4 GB boundary.

Solution: Open an elevated Command Prompt, type BCDEdit /set pae ForceEnable and press Enter.

The pae parameter enables Physical Address Extension (PAE). On 32-bit versions of Windows, PAE is disabled by default. PAE is an addressing strategy that uses a page-translation hierarchy to enable systems with 32-bit addressing to address more than 4 GB of physical memory. PAE also supports several advanced system and processor features, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP; "No execute"), Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA), and hot-add memory, so it is also used on computers with less than 4 GB of memory. PAE must be supported by the processor.

On a computer that supports hardware-enabled Data Execution Prevention (DEP), PAE is automatically enabled when DEP is enabled and automatically disabled when you disable DEP. To enable PAE when DEP is disabled, you must enable PAE explicitly: Open an elevated Command Prompt.
Type BCDEdit /set nx AlwaysOff & BCDEdit /set pae ForceEnable and press Enter.

Info & Sources:
Memory Limits for Windows Releases
Windows Vista may report less memory than you expect
Boot Parameters to Configure DEP and PAE
BCDEdit /set Parameters