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This site is huge... 200+ pages with 1000+ tricks and counting.
Therefore you need to take a break from whatever you were doing, brew a fresh coffee pot, fill up your XL mug [but don't spill it on your keyboard], kick back, relax, and only after that, dig in, 1 tip at a time.
All steps must be performed in this exact order for maximum comfort. ;)
The main goal of these pages is to transform your PC into the ultimate, extremely tweaked machine you have always dreamed of by "squeezing" the last atom of performance it is capable of, to make it soar at MAX Speed.
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News + Updates
MDGx Tweaked File Manager (FM) MDGx Tweaked File Manager (FM) for Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2016 ReadMe Guide + Files2018-01-30
MDGx Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links MDGx Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links WINDOWS7.TXT2019-03-10
MDGx Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links MDGx Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links WINDOWS8.TXT2019-03-10
MDGx 10_BLOCK Tools MDGx 10_BLOCK Tools stop forced Win10 upgrade + block spyware ReadMe Guide2016-12-28
exFAT Use exFAT everywhere...2016-03-03
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Sci-Fi, Science + Space Sci-Fi, Science, Astronomy + Space Exploration2018-05-05
Electronics Gear: PC, Laptop, Audio + Photography2019-03-03
BDs + DVDs Blu-ray Discs (BDs) + DVDs Collection2019-01-20
Places 2 Visit Places 2 Visitoften
Free(ware) Software
FM Microsoft: Original Microsoft File Manager (FM) (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
Chromium Google: Chrom(ium) stable, ßeta, Developer + Canary test Web Browsers 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
Firefox Mozilla: Firefox stable, ßeta + αlpha 1 test Web Browsers 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
7-Zip Igor: 7-Zip 32-bit + 64-bit2018-04-30
K-Lite Codec Pack Codec Guide: K-Lite Codec Pack Mega (+ MPC-HC) 32-bit + 64-bit2018-05-30
fooBar2000 Peter: fooBar2000 32-bit2017-07-10
JPEGView DKleiner: JPEGView 32-bit + 64-bit portable2016-04-04
Standards + Security
IPv6 IPv6: Are you ready for IPv6?
Web Browser WWW: Are you using a modern web browser? HTML5, WebGL, CSS 3D
Anti-Virus Threat Awareness: Virus Alerts + FREEware Anti-Virus Tools2018-05-05
Anti-Spyware Protect Your Computer: FREEware Firewalls + Anti-Spyware2018-05-05
Internet Security Know Your Foe: Internet Security + Traffic Resources2018-05-05
ßUG Watch Watch Your Back: ßUG Watch2018-05-05
Tricks + Secrets Files
W95-11D © Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 + DOS 7.xx/8.00: W95-11D.EXE or W95-11D.ZIP2018-11-11
W31-11D © Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6.xx: W31-11D.ZIP2018-11-11
Tricks + Secrets Updates
Chromium Google Chrome Easter Eggs2011-06-28
98SE2ME 98SE2ME: Killer Replacements: ME 98 SE2013-01-06
98MP10 98MP10: Killer Replacements: XP SP3 WMP9/WMP10 for 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME2010-08-18
Registry 95/98/ME/IE5/IE6 Advanced Options Galore2007-04-12
Registry 9x/NTx/IE System Restrictions (Registry policies)1998-10-27
Registry Registry Inconsistencies, Curiosities + Oddities2006-07-03
HOSTS HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools (work in progress... ;))2018-05-05
Windows XP XP SP3 Guide + Downloads2008-07-01
Windows XP XP/2003 Firewall Guide2004-08-16
OS + Software Updates
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.7.22018-07-10
 Oracle (Sun): Java 8.0 32-bit + 64-bit and 10.0 64-bit2018-07-28
 Uwe: DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/95/98/ME UMBPCI.SYS 3.872016-10-18
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.5.22014-05-06
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 11.0 Web Browser2013-11-09
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10.0 Web Browser2013-02-25
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer Root Certificates Update (RCU)2014-06-06
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer (IE) 5/6/7/8/9 Cumulative Fix2012-02-14
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Time Zone DST Cumulative Updates December 20112012-01-09
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.0.2 Update2011-10-24
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9.0 Web Browser2011-03-14
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Rich Text (RTF) Edit Fixes2010-12-01
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.72010-09-30
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 5/6/7/8/9 ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) Fix2010-07-23
 Microsoft: 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 DirectX Redist2010-06-07
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.62010-04-23
 XQ|DC: X-Setup Pro 9.2.1002009-06-02
 Microsoft + Unofficial: XML 3/4/6 Fixes2009-03-19
 Microsoft + Unofficial: HTML Help 1.412009-01-31
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 2.0 SP22009-01-17
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 3.5 SP12009-01-05
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 5/6/7 VML VGX.DLL Fix2008-09-23
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Outlook Express (OE) 5/6 + Vista/2008 Mail Cumulative Fix2008-09-23
 Microsoft: XP SP3 + Fixes2008-07-01
 Microsoft: XP/2003/Vista/2008 MSI 4.52008-05-21
 Microsoft + Unofficial: OLE Updates2008-03-31
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 4/5/6/7 TriEdit + DHTML Edit Fixes2007-09-26
 Microsoft + Unofficial: 98/2000/ME/XP WMP 9.02007-09-03
 Microsoft: XP 64-bit/2003 SP22007-03-14
 Microsoft: XP WMP 11.02007-01-15
 Microsoft: 2000 UR1 2.02005-09-13
 Microsoft: 98/2000/ME/XP/2003 WMP 10.0 DRM + Codecs2005-08-15
 Microsoft: 2000 SP42003-06-26
 Essential: System Components + Add-ons2019-03-03
 Essential: DirectX Updates + Tools2017-07-07
 Essential: Internet Explorer Updates2018-11-11
 Essential: Windows Media Player Updates2018-05-05
 NTx Tools: NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016 Extras2017-07-07
 ßeta: ßeta Software2018-05-05
Tricks, Secrets, ßUGs + FIXes
 Complete List: WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets2011-06-28
 REGistry: 200+ Ways To Hack Your 9x/NTx Registry2007-04-12
 XP: Windows XP Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 98: Windows 98/98 SE + DOS 7.10 Tricks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 ME: Windows ME + DOS 8.00 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 2000: Windows 2000 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 NT4: Windows NT4 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 OSR2: Windows 95B/95C OSR2.x + DOS 7.10 Tricks + Fixes2010-05-05
 Portables: Ojatex's Original Laptop Tips + Hints2000-10-18
 3.1: Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6.xx Tricks + Secrets2006-12-30
 DOS: MS-DOS 5.00 - 8.00 Hidden Secrets2010-05-05
 UNique: My Original WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets2010-05-05
 Funny: 40+ WinDOwS + Apps/Games Easter Eggs2011-06-28
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Updates + Patches
 MDGx: Windows 98 + ME •still• alive Campaign
 MSFN: Important/"Stickified"/Pinned Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Topicsfrequently
 MSFN: 98 FE, 98 SE + ME Updates, Patches + (Hot)Fixes2017-07-19
 MSFN: Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Forumsdaily
 MSFN: Windows 9x Member Projects Forumsdaily
 Free Help: Windows 95/98/ME Help Forumsfrequently
Windows 2003
 Fixes: 2003 Updates2018-05-05
Windows XP
 Tricks: XP Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: XP Updates2018-05-05
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE + DOS 7
 Tricks: 98/98 SE + DOS7 Tricks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: 98 + 98 SP1 + 98 SE Updates2018-05-05
Windows ME + DOS 8
 Tricks: ME + DOS8 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: ME Updates2018-05-05
Windows 2000
 Tricks: 2000 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: 2000 Updates2018-05-05
Windows 95B/95C OSR2 + DOS 7
 Tricks: OSR2 + DOS7 Tricks + Fixes2010-05-05
 Fixes: OSR2 Updates2009-05-16
Windows 95/95a OSR1 + DOS 7
 Tricks: 9x + DOS7 Tricks + Secrets2010-05-05
 Fixes: 95 + OSR1 Updates2009-02-13
Windows NT 4.0
 Tricks: NT4 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: NT4 Updates2018-05-05
Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6
 Tricks: 3.1x + DOS6 Tricks + Secrets2006-12-30
 Fixes: 3.1x Updates2018-05-05
Free OSes
 Linux: UNIX alternativefrequently
 Remix OS: Windows alternativefrequently
 ReactOS: Windows alternativefrequently
 Haiku: BeOS alternativefrequently
 MenuetOS: Windows alternativefrequently
 FreeDOS: DOS/MS-DOS alternativefrequently
 OS within OS: Virtualize + Emulatefrequently
Let The Fun Begin
 Get... Free(ware) WinDOwS Games2018-05-05
 News... PC Games2018-05-05
 Humor... U No U R...maybe...
 Have... More Funwhenever
 Google... Interactive +/- Moving Doodlesoften
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