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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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Mandatory Integrity Control in Windows 10/8/7

Windows Vista introduced a new security construct called Mandatory Integrity Controls (MIC), which is similar to integrity functionality long available in the Linux and Unix worlds. In Windows Vista and later versions like Windows 7 and Windows 10/8, all security principals (users, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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 […]

The Default Location Control Panel applet in Windows 7

Windows 7 Control Panel has an applet called as the Default location. This Default Location, stores your Geo Location, ie your Zip code, Country, Latitude &  Longitude. Default Location Control Panel applet You can enter a default location that programs […]

Windows Credential Manager & Windows Vault

Windows 7 includes a feature called as the Credential Manager. This is not exactly a new feature and is similar totechnology in past versions of Windows like Vista or XP, in the sense that it stores your passwords, which you […]

Windows 7 Action Center

The Windows 7 Action Center can be considered as a place where you can find all the messages relating to your PC, on which you need to take action.It contains messages about the running of your PC which help you […]

Power Management Improvements in Windows 7

Microsoft has designed Windows 7 with a strong focus on reducing the overall power consumption by investing in key areas of the platform including performance optimizations, idle resource utilization, device power management, and key end-user scenarios. Power Management Improvements Windows […]

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User State Migration Toolkit Features for Windows 7

Microsoft Windows User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) is used to migrate user data and application configurations for a user’s current client computer to a new client computer. The Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) recommends migrating user data and […]

Control which software should run, with AppLocker in Windows 7

Windows 7 re-energizes application control policies with AppLocker, which is a flexible, easy-to-administer mechanism that allows IT to specify exactly what is allowed to run in the desktop infrastructure and gives users the ability to run applications, installation programs, and […]

Encrypt USB Flash Drives with BitLocker To Go in Windows 7

Microsoft has extended BitLocker functionality in Windows 7. BitLocker To Go extends BitLocker data protection to USB storage devices, enabling them to be restricted with a passphrase. In addition to having control over passphrase length and complexity, IT administrators can […]

How to create a System Image Backup in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a System Image Backup Tool, with which you can now backup or clone an image of your disk. You no longer need to use a 3rd party software to do it. Create a System Image Backup in […]