This one comes to you thanks to my fellow blogger Brown Baron over at Brown Thoughts. Vista4Experts is a utility that allows you to tweak some Vista annoyances, making it just a little nicer to work with.
From the Vista4Experts website:
"Vista4Experts is kind of a treat for computer experts who don't want security center notifications, User Account Control dialogs, automatic Windows Defender scannings, automatic update installations (which cause you to reboot your system if you don't react quickly enough). People who want MSDN (or google) set as default search engine in the Internet Explorer search bar, who want the start menu power button to shut down the system instead of hibernating it, etc. These and many more fixes are included in Vista4Experts. All of these changes can be discarded, enabled or reversed. Vista4Experts is the first expert utility of its kind and works on every platform."I've been wanting something like this. I run a Media Center PC and I don't care about the various Security pop-ups on it...I just want the thing to boot and go directly into Media Center with no interruptions. Now I can - Kudos on the find, Baron!