Posts under Windows category

Kill a process in Windows

How to kill a Not Responding process in Windows 10/8/7

If a Program is not responding, it means that a problem has occurred in the program and it is, therefore, interacting more slowly than usual with Windows. You can choose to wait for it to start working automatically or you […]

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.

image not found

SkipRearm lets you use Windows without activating

SkipRearm is a registry entry which specifies whether to run the Windows Software Licensing Rearm program. Rearming a computer restores Windows Vista and later, to the original licensing state. All licensing and registry data related to activation is either removed or […]

image not found

Customize colors in Windows 7 and Vista Copying dialog box

This tutorial will show you how to change the attributes animation color of Windows Copying, Moving, Deleting, and Applying Dialog box. With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has developed a new method of animation in explorer instead of AVIs (Video […]

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 […]

Windows Pointers & Mouse Settings for left-handed people

Left-handed people are sometimes placed at a slight disadvantage by the prevalence of right-handed tools, since most of them are designed to be comfortably used with the right hand. This may apply in the case of Windows too! Pointers & […]

Fix: Aero Peek not working in Windows 7/8/10

If you find that the Desktop Aero Peek feature is not working in your Windows 10/8/7 even after you have enabled it through the Control Panel, or through the Taskbar & Start Menu Properties box, it is quite possible that […]

Get the Show desktop icon back in Windows 7 taskbar

While you have Show desktop transparent vertical bar at the right side end of the taskbar which also adds the functionality of Desktop Peek, it appears that there are some who miss the old Show desktop icon which appeared on […]

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 […]

Should you hibernate or shutdown Windows PC at night

A question most energy conscious folks have! Should I hibernate or shut down my Windows PC at night? Which is better? In this article we explore both options and then you can decide for yourself. Hibernate or Shutdown If you’re […]

List of Windows 7 Drivers

When you install a new Plug & Play compatible device, Windows 7 checks the driver store first to see if an appropriate driver is available. If yes, installation proceeds immediately & automatically. If Microsoft Update detects that you are using […]

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.

How to open an elevated command prompt using a CMD

How do you normally open an elevated command prompt windows. In Windows 10/8/7 you right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In Windows 10/8, you use the Win+X menu and select Command Prompt (Admin). But did you know […]

Make Control Panel list all options instantly

Now this one’s a real simple tip. You are basically making Windows 7 Search work for you. You open your Control Panel and you see it as you have set it, viz by Category view or by Icons (Large/Small) view.

Disable Homegroup & Libraries in Windows 7

If you do not like or use the two new features of Windows 7 viz Homegroups & Libraries, and would like to disable them, here is how you can do so easily as follows: How to disable Homegroups Open Windows […]

How to disable Windows 7 Sidebar & Gadgets

The Windows Sidebar, introduced as a gadget presentation and development platform in Windows Vista, ships in Windows 7 as the Windows Gadget Platform, and is the new framework for creating and hosting the mini-applications called Gadgets on the Windows 7 […]