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The OpenSearch Standard used in Windows 7 Federated Search

Windows 7 introduced support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies that enable users to access and interact with their remote data from within Windows Explorer. OpenSearch Standard in Windows Federated Search “The OpenSearch v1.1 standard basically […]

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The Mystery of the 3 Music Files in Windows 7

When you open the C:\Windows\Media folder, you will notice that it includes Windows sounds & sound schemes. Among them you will find 3 MIDI sequence sound files: onestop.mid, flourish.mid & town.mid. I happened to be browsing this Media folder when […]

The Hidden Text Editor in Windows operating system

Windows 7, like its predecessors, Windows Vista & Windows XP, includes another text editor, apart from Notepad. It is called as the MS-DOS Editor.  To access it, simply type edit in Start Search and hit Enter. MS-DOS Editor Located in […]

Customize & Enhance Speaker Sounds in Windows 10/8/7

In case you find that your sound volume is not to your satisfaction or not as loud or clear as you would like it to be, even though both, the volume mixer and the application’s volume is set to the […]

Whats new in Windows 7, Windows Easy Transfer wizard.

Moving to a new PC or installing a new operating system on the one you have is a lot easier with Windows Easy Transfer. Windows Easy Transfer is a wizard that helps you transfer the data that is important to […]

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Features removed during an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

A Windows 7 Upgrade from Windows Vista will show you some missing features! When upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7, the following features will be removed after the Windows 7 upgrade installation: List of features removed Ultimate Extra Components: – […]

Physical Memory Limits for Windows 7

Limits on memory and address space vary by platform, operating system, and by whether the IMAGE_FILE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE value of the LOADED_IMAGE structure and 4-gigabyte tuning (4GT) are in use.

Turn On or Turn Off ReadyBoost in Windows 7/8

Windows 7 has improved the capabilities of ReadyBoost over Windows Vista. Using ReadyBoost can speed up your computer by using storage space on most USB flash drives and flash memory cards. Turn On or Turn Off ReadyBoost  To enable or […]

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 OS has a new Volume Mixer feature & Volume Control options. The key improvements to this feature are better graphics 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 […]