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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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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Prevent Changing Wallpaper Using a Registry Hack

Sometimes you might not want users to have the ability to change Wallpaper on Windows 7 workstations. Today we look at how to prevent them from changing.

Windows 7 Tips

Prevent Changing the Wallpaper in Windows 7

Sometimes you might not want users to have the ability to change Wallpaper on Windows 7 workstations. Today we look at how to prevent them from changing.

Windows 7 Tips

Disable Search History Display in Windows 7

The new search feature in Windows 7 has been enhanced greatly in this version of Windows, and by default it saves recent searches. If you’re annoyed by this and want to turn it off, we will show you how using Group Policy Editor.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Remove Programs from the Open With Menu in Explorer

Would you like to clean up the Open with menu in Windows Explorer?  Here’s how you can remove program entries you don’t want in this menu on any version of Windows.

Windows 7 Tips

Remove the Lock Icon from a Folder in Windows 7

If you’ve been playing around with folder sharing or security options, then you might have ended up with an unsightly lock icon on a folder. We’ll show you how to get rid of that icon without over-sharing it.

Windows 7 Tips

Restore Previous Versions of Files in Every Edition of Windows 7

Have you ever accidentally deleted a file, or removed a crucial part of a document only to realize it no longer makes sense?  Windows 7 is smart enough to protect you from yourself, and here we’ll see how you can restore files in any edition of Windows 7.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Windows 7 Features

Restrict Access to Programs with AppLocker in Windows 7

If you share a computer and don’t want other users accessing certain applications, there is a new feature in Windows 7 that allows you to block them. Today we take a quick look at restricting what programs other users can access using AppLocker.

Windows 7 Tips

Schedule Updates for Windows Media Center

If you use Windows Media Center in Vista or Windows 7, it can sometimes be annoying when it decides to download updates and waste bandwidth while you’re working on other things. Here we take a look at scheduling the updates for a specific time.

Windows 7 Tips

Set the Windows Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 7

When you open Windows Explorer from the Taskbar in Windows 7, it defaults to the Libraries view. Today we take a look at changing the target path to allow you to customize which location opens by default.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Show the Classic “All Programs” Menu in the Start Menu in Windows 7

There are a lot of new users to Windows 7 who are not happy with the new Start Menu and wish they could revert to the Classic menu. Here is how to at least get back the Classic “All Programs” Menu.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7 Volume Mixer Enables Quick Access to Sound Settings

Windows 7 does more than just add big, shiny new features—it also has loads of little tiny tweaks that just add a really nice touch to the overall usability of the operating system. Let’s take a quick look at one of those tweaks in the volume mixer.

Windows 7 Tips

Change the Length of Time When Users Need to Change their Login Password

If you’re the administrator of a shared computer or a few in the office, you probably want to have the users change their password periodically for enhanced security. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7

Windows 7 Tips

Using Local Users and Groups to Manage User Passwords in Windows 7

If you have multiple user on your local machine or manage workstations in an office, you might want to enable or disable their password protection for added security. Today we take a look at how to do it in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Tips

What Are the $INPLACE.~TR and $WINDOWS.~Q Folders?

So you’ve upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 and you’re wondering what those new hidden folders are doing in the root of your system drive, wasting 1+ GB of space. They are system protected, so should you really delete them?

Windows 7 Features

Setting Up Two New Drives as Mirrored

If you have two new equal-sized drives, you can format them to be mirrored copies of each other from the get-go.

Windows 7 Tips

Stop Your Mouse from Waking Up Your Windows 7 Computer

If you use Sleep Mode on your PC, have you ever noticed that moving your mouse will wake the computer from sleep mode? If you would prefer to only have the PC wake up when you hit a key instead, there’s a simple tweak.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Windows 7 Features

Use Drive Mirroring for Instant Backup in Windows 7

Even with the best backup solution, a hard drive crash means you’ll lose a few hours of work. By enabling drive mirroring in Windows 7, you’ll always have an up-to-date copy of your data.

Windows 7 Features

Troubleshoot Computer Problems with Reliability Monitor in Windows 7

Windows Vista introduced us to the Reliability and Performance Monitor utility to help keep track of hardware and software crashes. It’s now a stand alone utility in Windows 7 and we will take a look at how to access and use it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Using ClearType Tuner in Windows 7

Back in Windows XP there was an important Power toy created to enable ClearType for users of LCD screens. Now it’s standard in Windows 7, but you may not know about it. So let’s take a look.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Add Internet Search to Start Menu

The new Search feature in Windows 7 has greatly improved for navigating your PC. But how neat would it be to search the Internet from the Start Menu? Here we show you how to do it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

How To Pin an External Drive to the Windows 7 Taskbar

Adding Drive to Windows Explorer

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Create Administrator Mode Shortcuts Without UAC Prompts in Windows 7 or Vista

Create the Scheduled Task Item

Open up Task Scheduler through the start menu search box (usually you can just type task), and then on the right-hand side click the “Create Task” link:

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Using System Maintenance

There might be times when Windows 7 seems to not be working correctly and one way to help troubleshoot is use System Maintenance. Rather than going through several menus to access it, we’ll create a shortcut to it.

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Open Task Manager’s "All Users" View in Windows 7

Create the Task Manager Shortcut

Right-click on the desktop or elsewhere, and then choose New \ Shortcut from the menu.

Windows7 Tips

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Switch Power Plans

Have you ever wanted to be able to just hit a hotkey that tells Windows to switch from High Performance down to Power Saver? Sure, you can use the tray icon, but since we like to customize things there’s always another way.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Windows7 Tips

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Eject the CD/DVD Drive

Create a Shortcut to Eject the CD/DVD Drive

Right-click on the desktop or elsewhere and choose New \ Shortcut.

Windows7 Tips

Create Icons to Start the Screensaver on Windows 7

Create Screensaver Icon

Right-click on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut from the menu.

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut to Put Your Windows Computer into Hibernation

Putting your Windows computer into Hibernation Mode allows you to save power, and quickly access your desktop again when you need it. Here we show how to create a shortcut to put your PC in Hibernation Mode quickly.

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut To Group Policy Editor in Windows 7

If you’re a system administrator and find yourself making changes in Group Policy Editor, you might want to make a shortcut to it. Here we look at creating a shortcut, pinning it to the Taskbar, and adding it to Control Panel.

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Mute the System Volume in Windows

Have you ever had music playing loudly on your speakers when the phone rings and then you fumble for the speaker switch or the pause button on your music playing application while trying to answer the phone? Instead of bothering with that, I’ve always simply created a shortcut to mute the system volume instantly with the press of a key.

Monday, April 11, 2011

CityVille Guide - Experience (XP)

CityVille Guide – Experience (XP)

XP, which stands for Experience Points, is earned by completing all the various tasks, quests and activities in the game. As you earn more and more XP, you’ll advance in levels. Besides looking cool, you’ll unlock access to many new buildings and decorations in the game as you reach the higher levels.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Energy Resources in Cityville

Energy Resources in Cityville

As we promised we have put together the guide of  Energy for Cityville .Energy is the most essential and indispensable part of the game to build houses, to collect rent or to harvest crops. Without energy points, the player will be able only to seed plots or to dispatch goods to the business buildings.

Windows 7 Tips

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey for the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

If you often use removable USB devices like a flash drive, you are probably already familiar with the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon that sits in the system tray. The problem for many people is that the icon is tiny, and clicking it just right to bring up the menu is a pain. Can’t we just make a shortcut to bring up the dialog?

Windows 7 Tips

Remove "Shortcut" Text From New Shortcuts in Windows 7

A source of annoyance for many Windows users is the ” – Shortcut” text that is added to the name of newly created shortcuts, and every time you have to manually edit the shortcut and remove that text. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a registry hack for this?

Windows 7 Tips

Remove Gadgets and Screen Resolution on Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu

One of the first things you might notice in Windows 7 is the addition of the new Gadgets and Screen Resolution items to the context menu. The only problem is that you might not really want them there—so we’ll explain how to get rid of them.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Change Monitor Timeout From Command Line

It drives me crazy when my monitors turn off while I’m watching a movie. If you want to quickly change the monitor timeout using the command line, it’s actually pretty simple.

The powercfg utility can be used on the command line to change power configuration settings, including the monitor timeout, which is what we’ll use here.

The command syntax:

powercfg -Change -monitor-timeout-ac 120

This will change the monitor setting to stay on for 120 minutes while on AC power. You can use -dc at the end to change the setting for when you are on battery power.

Windows 7 Tips

Allow Only Certain Items or Hide them All

The method below works well for removing certain items from the Control Panel. But if you only want to show a few items, you don’t want to type them all in. So instead select Show only specified Control Panel items.

Windows 7 Tips

Turn Off Games in Windows 7

If you’re happy with the features in Windows 7, but find no use for the games included by default, they can be turned off. In this quick tip we show you how it’s done.

Windows 7 Tips

Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

If you’ve configured Windows to automatically log you in rather than having to enter a password, you might find it annoying that you still need to enter a password when your PC comes out of sleep mode. Here’s the quick fix.

Windows 7 Tips

Hide Items in Control Panel Using the Registry

For some items you won’t be able to easily delete the CPL file if it’s a Windows system file or in use. You could use a program like Unlocker, but we can tweak the Registry to hide items in Control Panel.

Windows 7 Tips

Hide Control Panel Items Through Group Policy

Sometimes you might want to hide an item in the Control Panel permanently or for a short period of time. Here we take a look at hiding them through Local Group Policy Editor.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Remove Unwanted Items From the Control Panel in Windows 7

Have you ever opened the Control Panel in Windows 7 and thought there is no reason to have some of the icons listed? Today we take a look at how to remove unwanted or unneeded items from Control Panel in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Tips

Remove Shutdown and Restart Buttons In Windows 7

Sometimes you might have a shared computer where you don’t want the users to be able to do a Shutdown or Restart. Today we take a look at using Local Group Policy Editor to remove those buttons from the Start Menu in Windows 7.

Note: This process uses Local Group Policy Editor which is not available in Starter or Home versions of Windows 7.

Disable Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Buttons

To open Local Group Policy Editor, click on Start and type in gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

In Local Group Policy Editor navigate to User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar and double click on Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands.

Now you want to enable this setting and click Apply and OK. You can leave a note to yourself in the comment box, which I find comes in handy when changing a lot of settings in Group Policy.

Now when you look at the Power options in the Start Menu, the only options available are Log off, Switch user, and Lock.

The setting goes into effect right away for all users of the machine. The button to turn off the computer if the user hits Ctrl+Alt+Del will be gone as well.

Windows 7 Tips

Manage the Delete Confirmation Dialog box in Windows 7

The confirmation dialog box that pops up when you want to delete a file or folder is meant to prevent accidental deletion of data. It can be a great thing in some situations, and very annoying in others. Let’s take a look at managing the messages and how to prevent users from turning it off.

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