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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 […]

Force Windows Live Messenger 2009 Hotmail button to use IE

In the earlier versions of Windows Live Messenger, when you clicked on the Mail icon or button, Internet Explorer would automatically open up and log you into Hotmail, irrespective of your default browser. However, beginning with Windows Live Messenger 2009, […]

PowerTools Lite: Freeware Registry Cleaner & Computer Immunizer

Macercraft has released PowerTools Lite, a freeware version of jv16 PowerTools. PowerTools Lite is a Registry Cleaner & Computer Immunizer and uses the same engine as jv16 PowerTools to give you the best results. Macecraft jv16 PowerTools Lite Once you […]

Download Windows 7 Logon Screen Rotator

Want to see a changed or different Windows 7 logon UI every time you log on to your Windows computer? Windows 7 Logon Screen Rotator will let you chose up to 10 images to rotate through on your Windows 7 logon screen. […]

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 7 / 8

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 […]

Get Twitter style custom personal URL for Facebook

Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer.  You’ll also see a notice on your home page […]

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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 […]

Tweak Windows 7 taskbar with Taskbar Overlord

Taskbar Overlord is a free download for Windows 7 only, with the AutoHotkey source code available and separate downloads in case you want one feature but not the other. It allows Windows 7 taskbar to work more efficiently by enabling […]