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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 […]

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ReadyBoost Feature in Windows 8/7/Vista

Windows Vista introduces a new feature called ReadyBoost. In a way, actually Ready Boost for hard drives already exists in the form of Page files. Please note that this does not put the paging file onto a flash disk; the […]

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Security features in Windows 7 for the mobile worker

Windows 7 has expanded security offerings to provide the necessary security controls to help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive, wherever and whenever they need it. We’re really excited about Windows 7’s new security features. This […]

Whats new in DirectX 11 ?

DirectX 11 offers a dazzling array of new toys for game developers and  many people would like to know a bit about it. DirectX 11 new features & capabilities DirectX 11, in combination with new graphics hardware, and in some […]

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 […]

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

Microsoft has been working on bringing natural user interface and it was first introduced multi-touch in Microsoft Surface. Since then, the Windows and Surface development teams have been collaborating closely on bringing multi-touch to Windows, and last year demoed a […]

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 […]