Posts under Windows category

Why has my color scheme been changed to Windows 7 Basic ?

If while working on your Windows 7 you suddenly receive an error message: The color scheme has been changed to Windows 7 Basic or maybe some aero visual element such as window frame transparency has been turned off, then the […]

Enable Games in Windows 7 Professional Edition

Just as Microsoft had disabled Games by default in the Business and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista, bowing down to pressure from Employers and the Corporates, games have been disabled in Windows 7 Professional Edition too! Apparently Minesweeper and games […]

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Manage the OS images effectively with DISM in Windows 10/8

Deployment Image Servicing & Management (DISM) is a new command-line tool which was introduced in Windows 7 for deployment.  DISM can be used to service a Window image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image. DISM also […]

How to make Windows 10/8/7 Cursor blink faster

Maybe you think your mouse cursor blinks too slow for your liking or maybe you just want it to blink faster. Should you feel the need, you can make your Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8 cursor blink faster. Make […]

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How to block the Browser Choice Screen in Windows 7/8

By editing the registry, you can if you wish block the Browser Choice Update  Screen, which is offered in the European version of Windows 7. The technique is designed for system administrators responsible for managed environments under a Volume Licensing […]

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows 10/8/7

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows can be difficult. But here are a few tips from Microsoft’s Group Policy team. Follow the tree and check the suggestions in the blue box, as shown in the diagram. Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows […]

Temporarily disable Startup applications in Windows easily

If for some reasons, you need to only temporarily disable startup programs from starting up during boot time, you can do so easily. This worked in Windows XP – but does not work in later versions! Temporarily disable Startup applications in Windows […]

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Send email using Windows Task Scheduler

Windows Vista, introduced a new Task Scheduler service that provides controlled, unattended management of task execution, launched either on schedule or in response to events or system state changes. The ability to perform actions based on an event occurrence enabled proactive, […]

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How to create & manage a Striped Volume in Windows 7/8/10

In Windows, a Striped Volume is a volume, which uses the free space from more than one physical hard disk to create a bigger volume. Unlike the regular spanned volume, a striped volume writes across all other volumes in in […]