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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 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 7/8/10

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. 

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.

Jump List feature in Windows 7

Windows 7 has introduced a new UI feature called as the Jump List. Jump Lists is a list of recent documents for that program. You also see a list of features unique to that application. For example in Windows Live Messenger’s […]

Tweak Windows 10/8/7 through Local Group Policy Editor

Windows lets you use the Group Policy to define user and computer configurations for groups of users and computers. With the Group Policy snap-in you can specify policy settings for the following: Registry-based policies, Security options, Software installation and maintenance […]

Desktop Preview feature In Windows 7

In Windows 7, in the extreme right side of the taskbar, you will see a vertical rectangular portion. Moving your cursor to this area will make the open windows transparent and let you preview your desktop. Clicking on it will […]

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter in Windows 10/8/7

Most programs which ran in Windows Vista, will run in Windows 10 or Windows 8/7. However if you find that the program still does not run properly, you should check run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter in Windows 10/8/7. Program Compatibility Troubleshooter […]

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New Shell Commands in Windows 7

Shell commands are used when you want to access relatively inaccessible locations in Windows. They can also be used to create desktop shortcuts. Windows 7 New Shell Commands Windows 7 has a few new shell commands. Some of the useful […]