Posts under Windows category

Fix: Aero Peek not working in Windows 7/8/10

If you find that the Desktop Aero Peek feature is not working in your Windows 10/8/7 even after you have enabled it through the Control Panel, or through the Taskbar & Start Menu Properties box, it is quite possible that […]

Get the Show desktop icon back in Windows 7 taskbar

While you have Show desktop transparent vertical bar at the right side end of the taskbar which also adds the functionality of Desktop Peek, it appears that there are some who miss the old Show desktop icon which appeared on […]

Cool Windows 7 on 7 features

Here’s a one-stop shopping spot for the 7 on 7 blog series from the past week.  Hopefully, it’s given you great ideas on how to start leveraging the new Windows 7 features in your own applications. Here’s a one-stop shopping […]

Should you hibernate or shutdown Windows PC at night

A question most energy conscious folks have! Should I hibernate or shut down my Windows PC at night? Which is better? In this article we explore both options and then you can decide for yourself. Hibernate or Shutdown If you’re […]

List of Windows 7 Drivers

When you install a new Plug & Play compatible device, Windows 7 checks the driver store first to see if an appropriate driver is available. If yes, installation proceeds immediately & automatically. If Microsoft Update detects that you are using […]

Touch Gestures in Windows 7

Touch Gestures are the basic actions you use to interact with Windows or an application using touch. If you have a touch-enabled monitor and Windows 7 installed, then virtually any program that works with Windows responds to your touch.

How to open an elevated command prompt using a CMD

How do you normally open an elevated command prompt windows. In Windows 10/8/7 you right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In Windows 10/8, you use the Win+X menu and select Command Prompt (Admin). But did you know […]

Make Control Panel list all options instantly

Now this one’s a real simple tip. You are basically making Windows 7 Search work for you. You open your Control Panel and you see it as you have set it, viz by Category view or by Icons (Large/Small) view.

Disable Homegroup & Libraries in Windows 7

If you do not like or use the two new features of Windows 7 viz Homegroups & Libraries, and would like to disable them, here is how you can do so easily as follows: How to disable Homegroups Open Windows […]

How to disable Windows 7 Sidebar & Gadgets

The Windows Sidebar, introduced as a gadget presentation and development platform in Windows Vista, ships in Windows 7 as the Windows Gadget Platform, and is the new framework for creating and hosting the mini-applications called Gadgets on the Windows 7 […]

The New Ringtone Editor in Windows 7

These days, if you want a truly attention-grabbing ring-tone you can’t rely on your favorite pop songs. You need to craft your own new & original ring tone. You can now do this easily in Windows 7.

The new Volume Mixer and Control in Windows 7/8/10

Windows 7 has a new Volume Mixer feature & Volume Control options. The key improvements to this feature are better graphic displays & the ability to control the sound levels of all the applications which call for audio support from […]

Network & Internet connection problems in Windows 10/8/7

If you find that your internet connection, in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, has suddenly stopped working or that you are facing certain Network and Internet connectivity problems, here are a few troubleshooting steps you may […]

Windows Services Optimization Guide

Tweak enthusiasts are always looking for ways to make their OS run faster, and disabling services which are not required, is a favorite. Windows Services Optimization Guide There may be many guides to tweaking the Windows 10/8/7 services, but the […]

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Shutdown or Restart Windows 7 using keyboard keys only

An interesting way to shutdown or restart your Windows 7 computer without using the mouse cursor; but by using keyboard keys only. Make sure you have saved all your work before you try it. Press the Windows Key (WinKey). Release […]