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5 things to know before you install Windows 7

Windows 7 RC will soon be available as a download for all, and as such there are a few things you may want to know before you decide to go ahead and install it on your PC. Things to know […]

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New Advancements in Windows 7

Today Microsoft reached a significant milestone with the Release Candidate of the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system, now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader public availability is on the Microsoft Download Center. Windows 7 New Advancements […]

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System Requirements for Windows 7

Most people are looking forward to upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft is  providing guidance on the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, showing that Windows 7 will work on a broader array of hardware than any other release of Windows […]

Add Search the Internet link to Windows 7 Start Menu

In Windows Vista, you could search the internet through the Start Menu. However this ability has been removed from the Windows 7 Start Menu. In this post we will see how you can add Search the Internet link to Windows […]

The Default Location Control Panel applet in Windows 7

Windows 7 Control Panel has an applet called as the Default location. This Default Location, stores your Geo Location, ie your Zip code, Country, Latitude &  Longitude. Default Location Control Panel applet You can enter a default location that programs […]

Windows Credential Manager & Windows Vault

Windows 7 includes a feature called as the Credential Manager. This is not exactly a new feature and is similar totechnology in past versions of Windows like Vista or XP, in the sense that it stores your passwords, which you […]

Windows 7 Action Center

The Windows 7 Action Center can be considered as a place where you can find all the messages relating to your PC, on which you need to take action.It contains messages about the running of your PC which help you […]

Power Management Improvements in Windows 7

Microsoft has designed Windows 7 with a strong focus on reducing the overall power consumption by investing in key areas of the platform including performance optimizations, idle resource utilization, device power management, and key end-user scenarios. Power Management Improvements Windows […]

How to unpin or remove programs from Windows 7 start menu

The Windows 7 Start Menu has some programs pinned to it by default. Some get pinned when the program is installed. You can easily remove program shortcuts which may have pinned to the start menu by right clicking them and […]

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Play QuickTime, DivX, XviD files in Windows 7

In the earlier versions of Windows, to play some media files, one had to download and install codec files or use alternative media player such as QuickTime, VLC, etc. Play DivX, XviD & .mov files without installing codecs or alternate […]

Keep track of your Mouse Pointer in Windows 10/8/7

To some, the mouse cursor in Windows appears to be thin for their liking. Sure you can always make the blinking mouse thicker in Windows 8 or bigger in Windows 7, there may still come a time when you may […]

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User State Migration Toolkit Features for Windows 7

Microsoft Windows User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) is used to migrate user data and application configurations for a user’s current client computer to a new client computer. The Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) recommends migrating user data and […]

Control which software should run, with AppLocker in Windows 7

Windows 7 re-energizes application control policies with AppLocker, which is a flexible, easy-to-administer mechanism that allows IT to specify exactly what is allowed to run in the desktop infrastructure and gives users the ability to run applications, installation programs, and […]

Encrypt USB Flash Drives with BitLocker To Go in Windows 7

Microsoft has extended BitLocker functionality in Windows 7. BitLocker To Go extends BitLocker data protection to USB storage devices, enabling them to be restricted with a passphrase. In addition to having control over passphrase length and complexity, IT administrators can […]

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How to make a Windows 7 Theme Pack

Windows 7 supports new features including easy Theming & Desktop Background Slideshow.  You no longer need to patch system files or use 3rd party software to create and install themes in Windows 7. Create Windows 7 Theme Pack A new […]