Posts under Windows category

Windows XP SP3 vs Windows Vista SP1 vs Windows 7

Microsoft has recently released a Windows Client Comparison Chart. It compares the features of its three recent Windows releases viz Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows 7. This chart compares features of interest to […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows

Microsoft has, in Windows 7/8/10, improved how people can play and manage their digital media content, like music and videos, through Windows Media Player. Not only did Microsoft give Windows Media Player a face lift, it now also takes advantage […]

How to tweak your Windows 7 logon text & button set

Microsoft has added the ability to change the active “button set” to a couple of alternatives, in Windows 7 logon UI. This setting can be used to improve text readability with lighter or darker backgrounds, as the case may be. […]

How to enable all Recording Devices in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows 10/8/7 the lesser used devices including the WaveOutMix, MonoMix, StereoMix are disabled by default. If your sound driver supports this feature, you can enable it. This post shows how to to enable all Recording Devices and make Windows show even […]

How to pin Control Panel to Taskbar in Windows 10/8/7

If you want to add Control Panel to the Windows taskbar, you would probably, right click on the Control Panel icon in the start menu and want to click on Pin to Taskbar. But you wont see the option there. […]

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How to activate Windows 7/8

In this post, we will see how to activate Windows 8 or Windows 7. Activation is the initial process by which a Windows running on a PC is determined to be properly licensed and genuine, and it’s really quick and […]

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Windows Search Indexer is not working

If Windows Search or Search Indexer is not working properly or will not start in Windows 8 / 7, then this troubleshooting post may help you fix the problem. You may try the suggestions in any order you wish, but […]

How to Download Bing home page Wallpapers

Bing Search displays great images as its background. If you like the Bing images and would like to download  them, including some of the old one’s, here is how you can do it. Download Bing home page Wallpapers Open Bing.com. […]

Change Time Zone with tzutil.exe in Windows 10/8/7

I had already posted about the Point-n-Click Time Zone Gadget for Windows in our Forums. But for those who’d like to know more about tzutil.exe, here’s a little more. Windows includes tzutil.exe, a Command Line Utility. This Windows Time Zone […]

Reasons to buy Windows 7

In case you have missed, Microsoft has already put up a Windows 7 page at the Microsoft Store. Apart from confirming the Windows 7 box designs and the System Requirements, it also enumerated several reasons to buy Windows 7. Reasons […]

Features & Limitations of Windows 7 Starter Edition

Microsoft has clarified on, what features and limitations Windows 7 Starter Edition will have. The  Starter Edition of Windows is designed for entry level PCs and available only in certain regions. Windows 7 Starter Edition limitations Windows 7 Starter edition […]

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Exclusive Hardware features for Windows 7 launched

Microsoft Hardware has recently announced that its current line of award-winning mice, keyboards, LifeCams, gaming devices and notebook accessories will be fully compatible with Windows 7 once the operating system is launched to retail customers on Oct. 22, 2009. Making […]

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Windows Vista System Restore Customization Options

In this post we will talk about the registry values in Windows Vista that deal with System Restore and how you can customize the Disk Space allocation, Restore Point creation frequency how long it the Restore Point stays. Normally Windows uses up […]

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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. […]