Tag Archives: Windows Vista

Turn off Windows Vista startup sound

Start -> Control Panel -> Sound

Then select the “Sounds” Tab, and uncheck “Play Windows Startup sound”


Vista and personal firewalls

If you’d like to try another firewall than the build-in: a good, free one is ZoneAlarm. I installed version 7.1.248. Solid and no problems at all.

On the contrary Comodo Firewall Pro showed too much pop ups; it looked like they would never stop. Even removing the thing was a pain. The standard uninstall left a lot of crap. If you want to get rid of it, see here.