Posts under Windows category

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 […]

Guide: How to create an all-in-one Windows 7 DVD

If you would like to merge all the editions of Windows 7 in a single DVD, here is a simple step by step guide. This guide will show you how to create Windows 7 All In One DVD, which will […]

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Windows 7 FAQ & Tips for Beginners

If you have registered for the Windows 7 Meetup, you may have downloaded the excellent Windows 7 FAQ & Tips Word document from Microsoft. If you haven’t, you can always download it from the link mentioned at the end of […]

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Restore Zune 4.0’s missing features

Microsoft has already announced the availablity of Zune HD & Zune 4.0, but some of the features are not available for users outside US and Canada. With the help of this registry hack, non-US/CA users will be able to enable […]

Enable, disable the Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 10/8/7

The Shutdown Event Tracker is a workstation or server feature, which can also be accessed in Windows 10/8/7, to consistently track the reason for system shutdowns. You can then use this information to analyze shutdowns and to develop a more […]