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File & Registry Virtualization in Windows 7/8/10

Beginning with Windows Vista, Microsoft virtualized some files & the registry. Virtualization basically means that applications are prevented from writing to System Folders in Windows file system and ALSO to the ‘machine wide keys’ in the registry. File & Registry […]

How to disable Aero Shake in Windows 7 / 8

If you shake any open window application fast, in Windows 8 or Windows 7, it minimizes all other windows, leaving this one open. Shake the window again, and all the closed windows will open up again. This is Aero Shake. But […]

How to pin User files or folders to Windows Taskbar

If you try to drag-and-drop the user folders to the Windows taskbar, you will find that you cannot or that they may merge with the explorer icon and do not maintain their identity. If you access your User Files folder very […]

The XPS Viewer in Windows 7

An XPS document is a Microsoft document format that you can use to archive content in a standardized format or publish content in an easily viewable form. You can also use this format to ensure that no one is able […]

Make text larger or bigger in Windows 10/8/7

If you have difficulty reading the text on your screen, you can always use the Windows Magnifier to enlarge parts of the screen.  But if you are looking to make the change permanent, you can do that too. Make text […]

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Fix: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 installation cannot continue

If when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack2, you get an error message : Service Pack installation cannot continue. One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing, then this article may help you. Service […]

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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 […]