Enable, Restore, Create Briefcase in Windows 7 / 8

Windows 8 / 7 and Vista for that matter, does not activate the Briefcase feature by default. The Briefcase was a utility to let users sync files between two computers. But it is not much used since Vista. Create Briefcase in […]

How to remove the Universal Focus Rectangle in Windows

The Universal Focus Rectangle in Windows lets you know where you were before you current click. It is as such, quite useful at times. But if you would like to remove this, try this: Remove the Universal Focus Rectangle Download […]

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Internet Explorer tabs freezing or open slowly

The performance of Internet Explorer has improved over the years especially in version 8 onwards. It now opens quickly, is secure, and renders webpages very well. But sometimes you may find that its new tabs freeze while opening or are […]

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ReadyBoost Feature in Windows 8 / 7 / Vista

Windows Vista introduces a new feature called ReadyBoost. In a way, actually Ready Boost for hard drives already exists in the form of Page files. Please note that this does not put the paging file onto a flash disk; the […]

Bloggers … be careful with your reviews now !

Many bloggers accept perks such as free laptops, trips to Europe, $500 gift cards or even thousands of dollars for a 200-word post. Bloggers vary in how they disclose such freebies, if they do so at all. The practice has […]

Fix Windows Live Messenger Errors with ZapMessenger

What do you do when you find that your Windows Live Messenger is giving out errors and you are at your wits end to resolve them. The simplest solution is to uninstall and re-install it. But if you still continue […]

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Security features in Windows 7 for the mobile worker

Windows 7 has expanded security offerings to provide the necessary security controls to help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive, wherever and whenever they need it. We’re really excited about Windows 7’s new security features. This […]

Download Bing wallpapers with BingDownloader easily.

Bing.com home page always displays some great images which you can use as a desktop wallpaper. While you can always download Bing wallpapers manually, this freeware tool called Bing Downloader will let you download it easily with a click. Bing […]

Whats new in DirectX 11 ?

DirectX 11 offers a dazzling array of new toys for game developers and  many people would like to know a bit about it. DirectX 11 new features & capabilities DirectX 11, in combination with new graphics hardware, and in some […]

Portable Browsers for Windows 10/8/7

I have compiled a list of portable editions of various web browsers for Windows 10/8/7, which you carry with you anywhere on your USB pen drive. You can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords, etc together with you, where […]

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Windows Volume Activation battlecard for Windows 7

Windows Volume Activation represents a set of activation methods available to customers who will be using either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 under the Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) Program or using VL media.  Use this reference document to […]

Nexus Dock – The Advanced Docking Software for Windows

Nexus Dock is a multi-level dock system that nicely complements NextSTART and WorkShelf. Nexus provides super fast access to your most frequently used applications, with flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen, providing a myriad of […]

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What is Microsoft Choice Guard and how to uninstall it

When you install certain Microsoft software like say Windows Live Essentials, a piece of code called Microsoft Choice Guard, a part of the Search Enhancement Pack, is also installed. It could even have been installed via Windows Update. Many users […]

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 […]