Install Windows® Vista® Gadgets on Windows® XP®
Are you running your computer on Windows XP? Find out how you can install Windows Vista gadgets on your system.
Windows Vista is one of the newer generation Operating Systems. Windows Vista has many advanced features and compared to previous Operating Systems from Microsoft. Enhanced Graphical User Interface (GUI), better protection from malware (two-way firewall), side gadgets etc. are some of them. The Windows Vista gadgets are of great use to a normal user as it allows quick access to all necessary features on the system. Windows Vista side bar or commonly known as Vista gadgets have become very popular and many Windows XP users have adopted the same on their systems. There are many gadgets specifically designed for Windows Vista but some of them can even run on Windows XP. Windows Vista gadgets work well on Windows XP provided you update the Direct X to the latest available version. This updation must be done so as to provide better support for the Graphical User Interface which is utilized by the windows Vista gadgets on Windows XP.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding Windows Vista gadgets that can be installed on Windows XP:
- System monitor gadget
- Quick launch gadget
- Online services gadget
System monitor gadget
System monitor is a small customizable gadget that gives user all kinds of information about the internal readings of the system. This would be of great use to users as data regarding CPU usage, specification of the RAM, IP address in use, Wi-Fi status of the machine, time monitors is provided on the heads up display of the gadget and in case any of the readings are off normal values the problem can be quickly found out and rectified.
Quick launch gadget
Quick launch is a very useful gadget that can be used for a variety of functions. This gadget allows users to drop, drag and create shortcuts for files, folders, bookmarks and any similar applications. The Quick launch gadget would be very helpful for users who like to get things done on the system right from the desktop in a very fast and efficient manner without going through the normal procedure of browsing through system hard disk.
The online services gadget helps users keep track of live MSN RSS feeds with News, Beauty, Sports, Electronics, Autos etc. This gadget supports personalized profiles with which users can configure websites from which feeds are retrieved. Themes for the Online Services gadget can be customized to suit the taste of the user. Online Services gadget supports Hotmail, web messenger, Skydrive, Windows Live People etc.