Posts under Tips tag.

How to change DNS settings in Windows 10/8/7

Most are aware that Google Public DNS has been recently launched. If you wish, you can override the default DNS (Domain Name Server) settings on your computer so you can specify which DNS server is used, or which IP address […]

Windows 7 tips videos to help you work more productively

The Windows 7 for Business web site has recently put up some great 60 second videos about Windows 7 to help you work more quickly and more productively & efficiently. These 8 brief videos, providing hints and tips on getting […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to remove File Type associations in Windows 10/8/7

Windows 10/8/7/Vista do not provide a GUI to unassociate or dissociate file type extensions. But if you need to remove file associations, you can do so using this portable utility called Unassociate File Types. Remove File Type associations Download unassoc.zip from […]

Network & Internet connection problems in Windows 10/8/7

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 […]

Windows Services Optimization Guide

Tweak enthusiasts are always looking for ways to make their OS run faster, and disabling services which are not required, is a favorite. Windows Services Optimization Guide There may be many guides to tweaking the Windows 10/8/7 services, but the […]

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Shutdown or Restart Windows 7 using keyboard keys only

An interesting way to shutdown 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. Press the Windows Key (WinKey). Release […]

Guide: How to create an all-in-one Windows 7 DVD

If you would like to merge all the editions of Windows 7 in a single DVD, here is a simple step by step guide. This guide will show you how to create Windows 7 All In One DVD, which will […]

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Windows 7 FAQ & Tips for Beginners

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 […]