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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
You can, if you wish to, display your favorite file or its shortcuts directly in the (My) Computer folder of Windows 7/Vista – or the This PC folder on Windows 10/8. Display any file, folder, program in This PC folder To […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you find that your internet connection, in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, has suddenly stopped working or that you are facing certain Network and Internet connectivity problems, here are a few troubleshooting steps you may […]
Tweak enthusiasts are always looking for ways to make their Windows 7 OS run faster, and disabling services which are not required, is a favorite. Windows 7 Services Optimization Guide There may be many guides to tweaking the Windows 7 […]
An interesting way to shut down or restart your Windows 7 computer without using the mouse cursor; but by using keyboard keys only. Make sure you have saved all your work before you try it. While you can use the […]
If you have registered for the Windows 7 Meetup, you may have downloaded the excellent Windows 7 FAQ & Tips Word document from Microsoft. If you haven’t, you can always download it from the link mentioned at the end of […]
Using the Run command in Windows, you can use certain pre-defined commands to open up applications. In fact in Windows 10/8/7/ Vista, its Start Menu Search box itself acts as a Run box. If you type the name of an […]
Microsoft has already announced the availablity of Zune HD & Zune 4.0, but some of the features are not available for users outside US and Canada. With the help of this registry hack, non-US/CA users will be able to enable […]