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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 […]

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Security Enhancements in Windows 7

Windows 7 builds upon the strong security lineage of Windows Vista and retains and builds upon the development processes and technologies that have made Windows Vista the most secure version of the Windows client to date. 

How to Run as different user in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

In Windows Vista, you had the ability to Run a program as an Administrator. But to run programs as a different / another user, you had to use the command line. Run as different user In Windows 10 / 8 […]

Libraries & HomeGroup feature in Windows 7/8/10

In Windows Vista you had, Documents, Downloads, Photos, Videos, and Music. Whereas in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 you see, Personal Documents, Personal Downloads, Personal Photos, Personal Videos, and Personal Music. You will also see a change in […]

Choice Guard feature in Windows Live Wave 3

Choice Guard does a simple task of writing a value into the Windows 7 registry and protecting your default settings.  During installations, if opted for,  it is responsible for setting the users homepage and search defaults.