Microsoft : Windows 7

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Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers.

Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.

Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 changes the Vista user interface; most notably, a new taskbar, called the "Superbar," is similar to the Dock in the Mac.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Windows 7 Tips


Enable / Disable Toggle Navigating Menus in Start Menu via Mouse Hover


SUMMARY: Toggle whether or not just hovering the mouse pointer over a menu in Windows 7's Start Menu opens its submenu.

By default in Windows 7, when you hover your mouse pointer over the "All Programs" menu or other defined menus in the Start Menu, after a brief moment Windows automatically opens the sub menu. This assumes that whenever you hover your mouse pointer over a menu, you mean to expand it.

Windows 7 Tips


Prevent the System from Automatically Restarting after a Failure



SUMMARY: If Windows 7 fails with a Blue Screen, prevent the system from automatically restarting so you can view debug information.

If Windows 7 fails and displays a Blue Screen (possibly due to a driver error), this includes some debug information. More detail in a kernel memory dump is written to the system hard drive, and then the machine reboots.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts



Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

In Windows 7, we’ve uncovered several new sets of essential time-saving shortcuts that will make your mouse jealous with neglect.

Alt + P



In Windows Explorer, activate an additional file preview pane to the right side of the window with this new shortcut. This panel is great for previewing images in your photos directory.

Windows 7 Tips

Toggle Translucent Selection Rectangle on the Desktop


SUMMARY: When creating selection rectangles on the Windows 7 Desktop, configure whether to show a dotted or translucent selection rectangle.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Snappier Taskbar Thumbnail Previews by Disabling Animations



SUMMARY: Prevent Windows 7 from animating the taskbar thumbnail previews. This will also disable other Start Menu and Taskbar animations.

Tune Up Windows 7

Change Process Priorities to Tune Your System


SUMMARY: Determine which processes should get the most attention in your Windows 7 system.

 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Launch a Folder or All Folders as a Separate Process


SUMMARY: To prevent a crash in one Explorer folder from taking down other folders and the Desktop, open folders in a separate process in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Tips

Display Downloads on Start Menu



SUMMARY: Easily access website downloads from the Windows 7 Start Menu.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Windows 7 Tips - Administrative Tools

Add Administrative Tools to Start Menu



SUMMARY: Make Windows 7 Administrative Tools such as the Event Viewer, Services, and Task Scheduler easier to access from Windows 7's Start Menu.

Windows 7 Tips

Calculate Fuel Economy


SUMMARY: Calculate fuel economy, distance, and fuel used in gallons or liters in Windows 7.

Managing Action center : Windows 7


                    In Windows 7 it can get annoying seeing the Action Center icon pop up notifications every time you turn on your computer.  Today we will look at changing the messages that it displays and even completely disabling it.

Windows 7 Tips

Stop Highlighting Newly Installed Programs


SUMMARY: The Windows 7 Start Menu highlights programs recently installed - learn how to disable this behavior.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Features of Windows 7

Mortgage Calculations


SUMMARY: Calculate the monthly payment, down payment, purchase price, or years of a mortgage with Windows 7.

Address Toolbar in Taskbar

Access Web Sites or Folders via Taskbar with an Address Toolbar


SUMMARY: Visit a web site or navigate to a folder via the Windows 7 Taskbar by adding a Toolbar.


In Windows 7, you can click the Start button and type in the name of a web address or folder to open up your web browser or Explorer. However, if you perform these tasks often you may want another way to do so.
 

Media center Live TV setup: Windows 7



If you’re moving from Windows XP to Windows 7, one of the new features you might be interested in is Media Center. In this article we’ll walk through the process of setting up Live TV 

Preview Files Via Preview Pane

Preview Files from Explorer via the Preview Pane


SUMMARY: Open the Preview Pane in Explorer windows to show the contents of graphics, text files, and more.

When opening Explorer folders in Windows 7, you might find it convenient to display the contents of text files, XML files, graphics, and other selected files without having to open them in an external editor or viewer. Thus, Explorer comes with a Preview Pane that can appear on the right side of windows.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Creating VHD using Diskpart

Creating and Attaching VHD using Diskpart utility





Open the Elevated Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges and type the following commands:



DISKPART
CREATE VDISK FILE="c:\win7\win7.vhd" MAXIMUM=20000
SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\win7\win7.vhd"
ATTACH VDISK
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
ASSIGN LETTER=X
FORMAT QUICK LABEL=Windows7
EXIT

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1



How to Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 to Create a Installation DVD or ISO File

Information
This article will show you how to slipstream Windows 7 SP1 with your retail copy of Windows 7 without SP1 to create a Windows 7 with SP1 installation "DVD" or a bootable Windows 7 with SP1 "ISO file".
You could also use the ISO file to create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB flash drive with. For how, see part 2 here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool





Windows 7 Shell Commands




How to See and Use a List of All Windows 7 Shell Commands

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This article will show you a list of Windows 7 Shell commands that can be used to open certain special folders directly from the Start menu or Run dialog window.



Friday, February 18, 2011

Media center sleep timer: Windows 7


  
                     Do you make it a habit of falling asleep at night while watching Windows Media Center? we are going to take a look at the Media center 7 Sleep Timer for Windows 7 Media Center. This simple little plugin allows you to schedule an automatic shutdown time in Media Center.

Conhost.exe In windows 7

What is conhost.exe and Why Is It Running?

You might be wondering what is this process and why is it running in windows 7?

Well, we have an answer.



What Is It?



The conhost.exe process fixes a fundamental problem in the way previous versions of Windows handled console windows, which broke drag & drop in Vista.

It’s a completely legitimate executable as long as it’s running from the system32 folder, and is signed by Microsoft. Scanning your computer for viruses is never a bad idea, though. 

Why Do I Need It?

There was a problem with the way the console process works on previous versions of Windows—they are all hosted under the csrss.exe (Client Server Runtime Process) service. This process runs as a system privileged account.

Checking out in Process Explorer under Windows 7 shows that the conhost.exe process is running underneath the csrss.exe process.

The conhost.exe process sitting in the middle between CSRSS and cmd.exe allows Windows 7 to fix both of the problems in previous versions of Windows not only do the scrollbars draw correctly, but you can actually drag and drop a file from Explorer straight into the command prompt



If you really want to be sure, check out the file properties for the conhost.exe executable, and you’ll see that the description says Console Window Host



If you look at the details of the process from within Process Explorer, you’ll notice that the ComSpec is set to cmd.exe, a clear indication that it’s hosting the command prompt. 



Network (WORKGROUP) Shortcut -Windows 7




How to Create a "Network (WORKGROUP)" Folder Shortcut in Windows 7

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This article will show you how to create or download a Network (WORKGROUP) folder shortcut in Windows 7.

You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.

This article is made for Windows 7 only and may or may not work for Windows XP


Windows 7 - DISKPART at PC Startup




Windows 7 - DISKPART at PC Startup

This is an out-line of the methods to boot (start) the PC to open DISKPART so you can manipulate the Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) partitions before you start an installation or for any other reason.



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cascade Multiple Windows in Windows 7


                       If you’ve got loads of windows open, and would like to tile or cascade just a couple of those windows, it’s a pain to minimize them, then unminimize the windows you want to tile, and then choose Tile from the taskbar context menu… but there’s a better way!

Expanded start menu view: Windows 7


             Rather than opening Control Panel or other locations from the Start Menu and hunting for what you need in Windows 7, you might find it easier to access them in expanded view from the Start Menu like Windows XP. Here we’ll show you a quick tip to get it done.

Windows 7-Multiple Home Pages for Pinned Sites




How to Have Multiple Home Pages for Pinned Sites in IE9

Information
This tutorial will show you how to have multiple home pages for any pinned site in IE9



Windows 7-Add/Remove Sites in IE Security Zones




How to Add or Remove Sites in Internet Explorer Security Zones

Information
Zone security is a system that enables you to divide online content into categories, or zones. You can add or remove websites from the zones, depending on your level of trust in a website.




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Enable or Disable Write-Caching- Windows 7




How to Enable or Disable Write-Caching for a Storage Device in Windows 7

Information
Write caching in a connected storage device refers to the use of high-speed volatile memory to collect write commands sent to data storage devices and cache them until the slower storage media (either physical hard disks or low cost flash memory) can accommodate them. Most devices that use write caching require that power be supplied continuously.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Windows 7: Quick Network connections list



                     One of the annoyances in Windows 7 or Vista is that you can’t immediately open the Network Connections list to see the list of adapters like you could in Windows XP.

Fix Gadgets not Displaying - Windows 7




How to Fix Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7

Information
If you have gadgets that are displaying on your Windows 7 desktop improperly as black, white, blank, or just messed up, then this will show you how to fix them.


Change Modes in Windows 7 Calculator




How to Change Modes in Windows 7 Calculator

Information:

In Windows 7, the good old Calculator accessory gets a makeover. You can use Calculator to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The Calculator now even offers the advanced capabilities of scientific and statistical calculators.



Enable Remote Desktop Connection- Windows 7




Enabling Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7

Information
Windows Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer via the Internet or a network. When you’re connected via the Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer’s desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of the computer. 

This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Windows 7: Assign a Static IP Address




                   When organizing your home network it’s easier to assign each computer it’s own IP address than using DHCP. We can assign static IP address in any operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Windows 7: Hide or Show Desktop Items




How to Hide or Show Desktop Icons and Gadgets in Windows 7

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This article will show you how to easily hide or show all of the icons and Gadgets on your desktop in Windows 7. By default, all desktop icons and gadgets are set to show in Windows 7.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Managing power plans in Windows 7






                In windows XP you probably know how to manage the power settings for your system on a laptop or desktop. Now we take you through how to manage power settings and create custom plans in Windows 7.

Extend Windows 7 Trail Period



Did you know that you can install Windows 7 without any license key and use it for 30 days? What you might not know is that you can also extend that trial mode to 120 days, without requiring a key.

The basic way this works is that at the end of the 30 days, you’ll need to run a small command and reboot your computer, at which point you’ll have 30 more days, up to a maximum of 120 days. This trick should work regardless of where you got your copy of Windows 7 from.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Positioning Dual monitors : Windows 7


 
            If you have a dual monitor setup and each monitor is a different size or height, it can be annoying trying to move the mouse pointer between them. Here is a quick tip that will help make the process easier.

Windows 7: Changing computer name


                    If you’ve ever bought a new computer with the operating system already installed, you might be annoyed by the default name of the computer when you start trying to connect different computers together. I like to use more descriptive names than HP382811UX… for example, I called my desktop SUPERFAST.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Windows 7: Page File Encryption




How to Enable or Disable Page File Encryption in Vista and Windows 7

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This article will show you how to enable or disable encrypting the virtual memory page file in Vista and Windows 7.



Sharing and Permissions-Windows 7



 

Sharing and Permissions-Windows 7

Information

If you want to share files between other computers on your network and you are having issues accessing those files. You most likely are having a permissions issue.



Configure Multi Router Network-Windows 7




How to Set Up a Network Using 2 (or more) Routers

Note
Before attempting this tutorial, please be familiar with the following terms:
DCHP, LAN, NAT, Switch, Gateway.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Adding folder to Favorites: Windows 7


                  When you open Explorer in Windows 7 you’ll see a list of Favorites in the Navigation Pane. Microsoft has already put some there, but today we show you how to remove them and add your own favorite folders including Search Connectors.

Wireless Network Profile - Backup




How to Backup and Restore Wireless Network Profiles in Windows

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This will show you how to backup a wireless network with all of it's settings in Windows 7 to then be able to restore (import) and use on any one or more XP, Vista, and Windows 7 computer as well.



Forgotten Password Wizard Shortcut




How to Create a "Forgotten Password Wizard" Shortcut in Windows 7

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This article will show you how to create a Forgotten Password Wizard shortcut that can be used to create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 7 and Vista.



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Add "Copy to Clipboard" to Context Menu




How to Add "Copy to Clipboard" to the Context Menu in Windows 7

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This will show you how to add or remove Copy to Clipboard from the right click context menu of BAT, CMD, LOG, REG, RTF, TXT, and VBS files.

If added, this makes it a lot easier to copy the entire contents of a file with one of these file extensions to the clipboard, then paste the contents where you like.


Turn Off Sound while clicking- windows 7




How to Change or Turn Off the Clicking Sound while Browsing Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer

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This will show you how to either change or turn off the clicking sound you hear when clicking on links while browsing the internet in Internet Explorer, and when clicking on folders while browsing in Windows Explorer.


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