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Enable Vista Aero GUI in Windows Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista is a powerful operating system available in today’s software market but many people know and love Vista only because of the awesome Aero GUI. Unfortunately, this Aero GUI is not present in the Windows Vista Home Basic Edition. However here […]

Enable, Restore, Create Briefcase in Windows 7 / 8

Windows 8 / 7 and Vista for that matter, does not activate the Briefcase feature by default. The Briefcase was a utility to let users sync files between two computers. But it is not much used since Vista. Create Briefcase in […]

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ReadyBoost Feature in Windows 8 / 7 / Vista

Windows Vista introduces a new feature called ReadyBoost. In a way, actually Ready Boost for hard drives already exists in the form of Page files. Please note that this does not put the paging file onto a flash disk; the […]

Whats new in DirectX 11 ?

DirectX 11 offers a dazzling array of new toys for game developers and  many people would like to know a bit about it. DirectX 11 new features & capabilities DirectX 11, in combination with new graphics hardware, and in some […]

Windows XP SP3 vs Windows Vista SP1 vs Windows 7

Microsoft has recently released a Windows Client Comparison Chart. It compares the features of its three recent Windows releases viz Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows 7. This chart compares features of interest to […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows

Microsoft has, in Windows 7/8/10, improved how people can play and manage their digital media content, like music and videos, through Windows Media Player. Not only did Microsoft give Windows Media Player a face lift, it now also takes advantage […]

How to tweak your Windows 7 logon text & button set

Microsoft has added the ability to change the active “button set” to a couple of alternatives, in Windows 7 logon UI. This setting can be used to improve text readability with lighter or darker backgrounds, as the case may be. […]

How to enable all Recording Devices in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows 10/8/7 the lesser used devices including the WaveOutMix, MonoMix, StereoMix are disabled by default. If your sound driver supports this feature, you can enable it. This post shows how to to enable all Recording Devices and make Windows show even […]

How to pin Control Panel to Taskbar in Windows 7 / 8

If you want to add Control Panel to the Windows taskbar, you would probably, right click on the Control Panel icon in the start menu and want to click on Pin to Taskbar. But you wont see the option there. […]

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How to activate Windows 7 / 8

In this post we will see how to activate Windows 8 or Windows 7. Activation is the initial process by which a Windows running on a PC is determined to be properly licensed and genuine, and it’s really quick and […]

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Windows Search Indexer is not working

If Windows Search or Search Indexer is not working properly or will not start in Windows 8 / 7, then this troubleshooting post may help you fix the problem. You may try the suggestions in any order you wish, but […]

How to Download Bing home page Wallpapers

Bing Search displays great images as its background. If you like the Bing images and would like to download  them, including some of the old one’s, here is how you can do it. Download Bing home page Wallpapers Open Bing.com. […]

Change Time Zone with tzutil.exe in Windows 10/8/7

I had already posted about the Point-n-Click Time Zone Gadget for Windows in our Forums. But for those who’d like to know more about tzutil.exe, here’s a little more. Windows includes tzutil.exe, a Command Line Utility. This Windows Time Zone […]

Reasons to buy Windows 7

In case you have missed, Microsoft has already put up a Windows 7 page at the Microsoft Store. Apart from confirming the Windows 7 box designs and the System Requirements, it also enumerated several reasons to buy Windows 7. Reasons […]