Posts under Windows category

What is a Windows Security Identifier & how to resolve an SID

A Security Identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. […]

Robocopy in Windows & Microsoft Robocopy GUI

Robocopy in Windows 10/8/7 is a robust, flexible, configurable tool, with over 80 switches. It can handle any batch or synchronous copy you have in mind. Robocopy is designed for reliable mirroring of directories or directory trees. It has features […]

Change Windows Aero Peek Desktop Preview times

Aero Peek is a new feature in Windows 7. If you have many windows open on your desktop, it is quite easy to lose track of them. If you wish to change the Aero Peek Desktop Preview times to make […]

How to install Windows 7 on a PC having less RAM

If you wish to install Windows 7, 32-bit, on a PC with say less than 512 MB RAM, you can try to install it with 512 MB RAM and then once installed, remove some memory leaving only say, 256 MB […]

Hidden Switches to start Windows Media Center in Windows 7

Microsoft has included several hidden switches in Windows 7, to start up the Windows Media Center (MCE). You may simply create a desktop shortcut using them. Changing the way ehshell.exe launches can allow you to disable it upon startup. Switches […]

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Chart

Microsoft appears to have sent an “Official Windows 7 Upgrade chart” to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal. The chart to many  tells a rather confusing story: Upgrading to Windows 7 will be hideously complex. Windows 7 Upgrade Chart […]

Fix Windows Stop Errors or Blue Screen of Death

This guide will help you analyze, fix Windows Blue Screen of Death, Stop Errors, Error Codes, Bug Check errors, system crash errors, system fault, kernel error crashes in Windows 10/8/7. Starting with Windows Vista, the incidence of Blue Screens or Stop […]

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10 common Windows Blue Screens or Stop Errors & workarounds

You may have read our earlier article 15 Most Commom Stop Errors in Windows, along with relevant Microsoft KB articles. The article applies to Windows 10/8/7 too. I have compiled below, from various sources, a few more Common Windows Blue […]

Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

Complete list of Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

When Microsoft Windows encounters a condition that compromises safe system operation, the system halts. This condition is called a bug check. It is also commonly referred to as a system crash, a kernel error, or a Stop Error or a […]

New Fonts in Windows 7

Microsoft ships an extensive collection of fonts with Windows to support users around the world in almost any language. Basic, clean and legible fonts are used by Windows to display menus, dialogs, labels, etc. These are commonly referred to as […]

Disk defragmenter will not run or start in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows is automatically scheduled to run at 1.00 am, by default, which means that you don’t really need to run it manually. But if you find that you are unable to manually run the Windows 10/8/7 in-built defragmenter […]

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How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

If you have skipped Windows Vista and are now planning to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, then this read may help you. The upgrade option of upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, is not available in Windows […]

Reduce software installation time with MSIFASTINSTAL

Windows Installer 5.0 that has a new installation property called MSIFASTINSTALL. Using the MSIFASTINSTALL property can help reduce the time required to install a windows installer package. MSIFASTINSTAL The trick behind MSIFASTINSTALL is quite simple, it just skips things that […]

Defrag Options & Command line switches in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10/8/7 offers some additional options compared to that in Windows Vista. Its command line version has some additional switches. Open an elevated command prompt windows. Defrag Command line switches Type Defrag /? and hit Enter. This will […]