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Cool Windows 7 on 7 features

Here’s a one-stop shopping spot for the 7 on 7 blog series from the past week.  Hopefully, it’s given you great ideas on how to start leveraging the new Windows 7 features in your own applications. Here’s a one-stop shopping […]

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.

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 […]

Whats new in Windows Mobile 6.5 ?

Windows Mobile 6.5 has made significant enhancements to business productivity, consumer messaging, and mobile Internet. It focuses on key areas to help partners target professionals and also target new consumer messaging positions for Windows phones.  

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 […]

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Copy files & settings with Windows Easy Transfer

Windows 7 comes with an inbuilt tool called as Windows Easy Transfer which enables you to automatically copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to your new Windows 7. Windows Easy Transfer Windows Easy Transfer makes it much […]

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What is the maximum memory (RAM) limit for 64-bit Windows 7/8 ?

Different Windows editions have had different upper maximum RAM limits. 64-bit Windows support different amounts of memory as a SKU differentiating feature, with the low end being 512MB for Windows XP Starter to 128GB for Vista Ultimate and 192GB for […]

How to use Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 10/8/7

The Problem Steps Recorder or PSR.exe in the Windows operating system is a feature that enables users to record their interactions with an application and provide a detailed screen-by-screen view with accompanying the information. Problem Steps Recorder or PSR.exe Solving […]

Windows 7 Calculator

In Windows 7, several new functions have been added. The calculator can be operated in 4 modes: Standard, Scientific, Programmer & Statistics. Windows 7 Calculator Its interface has been divided into three areas. These are: Calculation history Current calculation Special […]

What is a Windows Security Identifier & how to resolve an SID

A Security Identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. […]

Robocopy in Windows & Microsoft Robocopy GUI

Robocopy in Windows 10/8/7 is a robust, flexible, configurable tool, with over 80 switches. It can handle any batch or synchronous copy you have in mind. Robocopy is designed for reliable mirroring of directories or directory trees. It has features […]

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Chart

Microsoft appears to have sent an “Official Windows 7 Upgrade chart” to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal. The chart to many  tells a rather confusing story: Upgrading to Windows 7 will be hideously complex. Windows 7 Upgrade Chart […]

New Fonts in Windows 7

Microsoft ships an extensive collection of fonts with Windows to support users around the world in almost any language. Basic, clean and legible fonts are used by Windows to display menus, dialogs, labels, etc. These are commonly referred to as […]

Defrag Options & Command line switches in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10/8/7 offers some additional options compared to that in Windows Vista. Its command line version has some additional switches. Open an elevated command prompt windows. Defrag Command line switches Type Defrag /? and hit Enter. This will […]

What are Windows Libraries – FAQ

In Windows 7, you see, Personal Documents, Personal Downloads, Personal Photos, Personal Videos, and Personal Music. You will also see a change in naming in the Public User Profile: Public Documents, Public Downloads, Public Photos, Public Videos, and Public Music. […]

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Windows Vista Features removed in Windows 7

Windows 7 contains many new features. However certain programs & features that were a part of Windows Vista have been removed in Windows 7. The following is a short list of some important features that have been removed in Windows […]