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Restart Manager in Windows 7 and Vista

Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft has introduced a new application called as the Restart Manager to eliminate or reduce the number of system restarts that are required to complete an installation or update. Restart Manager in Windows Lets say, if […]

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Delay Automatic Logon process, up to 4 months in Windows

Where there are multiple versions of windows installed, the Boot Menu is displayed for 30 seconds, giving time to the user to choose the OS, after which the computer boots into the default OS. You can also customize the time-out […]

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Activate Windows Vista Hidden Aurora Bootscreen

The Windows Vista boot-screen is plain and simple. But it also includes another boot screen. In this post we will see you can activate it. Windows Vista has a bootskin called Aurora which can be activated using the following setting. […]

How To Create Windows 7 Federated Search Connectors

Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer. Remote data sources make themselves searchable with a simple web front end that exposes their search capabilities. In fact, some data sources may already support the minimum […]

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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 […]