Recover your files quickly with File-Saver

File-Saver is the world's smartest undelete tool. It can instantly restore hundreds of deleted files from your PC. It doesn't matter if you've emptied the Recycle Bin, or a computer virus deleted the files.If it's been deleted, it can be UNDELETED. Important documents, precious photos, work presentations. File-Saver enables you to get your files back.

It enables you to recover and undelete lost files, documents and photos, even months after you deleted them.

Customers of File-Saver include the U.S. Army, Microsoft, AT&T, IBM, FedEx, British Telecom, UPS, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Network Solutions, Sun, Deloitte & Touche, Dow Jones, Merrill Lynch, the Discovery Channel, Time Warner, Nationwide Insurance, Xerox, and many more.

File-Saver works on any Windows computer, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 2003 and Windows XP.

File-Saver Recovery Features:

INTUITIVE Windows Explorer mode enables you to view your deleted files as though they were still available on your computer!
INSTANT Image Preview - Is that the right photo? Check instantly without recovering, with image preview
ENHANCED Recovery Algorithms - New, exclusive data recovery algorithms mean File-Saver now recovers more files than any other undelete tool
PREDICTIVE Recovery - File-Saver provides you with full details on the files, including likelihood of recovery
RESTORE with folder structure feature enables you to restore entire folders, intact!
FULL SUPPORT for any drive - including all FAT and NTFS drives, floppy disks, and digital camera cards!

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Disable useless Vista Features

Lose What You Don't Need
If you installed Vista yourself and have experience installing previous Windows OSes, you surely noticed that Vista hardly asks any questions about your computer—and what you plan to do with it—than did prior OSes. Windows Vista makes all kinds of assumptions about your computing habits and the features you may or may not need, and it inevitably installs some overhead that you simply don't need. You can get rid of it. Windows XP had the Add/Remove Windows Features button in the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs applet, and Vista has something like it.

  1. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a Program to launch Vista's Uninstall or Change a Program Window. In the Tasks pane on the left, click Turn Windows Features On or Off.
  2. Check the list of features. Each feature is preceded by a checkbox which, if filled, indicates the feature is installed. If you hover the mouse over a feature, a help tooltip appears to tell you what it is.
    Win Features
    Do you really need Windows Meeting Space or Tablet PC components?
  3. Uncheck any feature you don't need. Some of the features are headings with a sub-list below them; just click the little + sign to expand.

For my gaming system, I've purged everything except:

  • Some of the games
  • XPS Viewer (under .NET Framework 3.0)
  • Remote Differential Compression (a network optimizer)
  • Windows Ultimate Extras
Note that when you uncheck features, you're not removing these features from your system; you're simply turning them off so they don't sit in the background eating up resources. You can turn any of them back on by invoking this window and filling the checkboxes.