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Enable, Restore, Create Briefcase in Windows 7/8

Windows 8 / 7 and Vista for that matter, does not activate the Briefcase feature by default. The Briefcase was a utility to let users sync files between two computers. But it is not much used since Vista. Create Briefcase in […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows

Microsoft has, in Windows 7/8/10, improved how people can play and manage their digital media content, like music and videos, through Windows Media Player. Not only did Microsoft give Windows Media Player a face lift, it now also takes advantage […]

How to tweak your Windows 7 logon text & button set

Microsoft has added the ability to change the active “button set” to a couple of alternatives, in Windows 7 logon UI. This setting can be used to improve text readability with lighter or darker backgrounds, as the case may be. […]

How to enable all Recording Devices in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows 10/8/7 the lesser used devices including the WaveOutMix, MonoMix, StereoMix are disabled by default. If your sound driver supports this feature, you can enable it. This post shows how to to enable all Recording Devices and make Windows show even […]

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How to activate Windows 7/8

In this post, we will see how to activate Windows 8 or Windows 7. Activation is the initial process by which a Windows running on a PC is determined to be properly licensed and genuine, and it’s really quick and […]

How to Download Bing home page Wallpapers

Bing Search displays great images as its background. If you like the Bing images and would like to download  them, including some of the old one’s, here is how you can do it. Download Bing home page Wallpapers Open Bing.com. […]

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Delay Automatic Logon process, up to 4 months in Windows

Where there are multiple versions of windows installed, the Boot Menu is displayed for 30 seconds, giving time to the user to choose the OS, after which the computer boots into the default OS. You can also customize the time-out […]

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Add Paste and Go to Internet Explorer

One feature many want in Internet Explorer is the Paste and Go functionality, which you get to see in Maxthon, Opera, Chrome and even Firefox!. With this feature you need to simply copy the URL from anywhere, including a notepad, right […]

How To Create Windows 7 Federated Search Connectors

Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer. Remote data sources make themselves searchable with a simple web front end that exposes their search capabilities. In fact, some data sources may already support the minimum […]

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Ctrl+F does not work or bring up Find On This Page

Pressing Ctrl+F together brings up the Search or Find Bar in most Windows applications. But if when you press Ctrl+F together, with a view to doing an in-line search in Internet Explorer, the Find Bar does not appear, here is […]

How to disable Aero Shake in Windows 7/8

If you shake any open window application fast, in Windows 8 or Windows 7, it minimizes all other windows, leaving this one open. Shake the window again, and all the closed windows will open up again. This is Aero Shake. But […]

How to pin User files or folders to Windows Taskbar

If you try to drag-and-drop the user folders to the Windows taskbar, you will find that you cannot or that they may merge with the explorer icon and do not maintain their identity. If you access your User Files folder very […]

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Fix: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 installation cannot continue

If when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack2, you get an error message : Service Pack installation cannot continue. One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing, then this article may help you. Service […]

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5 things to know before you install Windows 7

Windows 7 RC will soon be available as a download for all, and as such there are a few things you may want to know before you decide to go ahead and install it on your PC. Things to know […]

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System Requirements for Windows 7

Most people are looking forward to upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft is  providing guidance on the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, showing that Windows 7 will work on a broader array of hardware than any other release of Windows […]

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Cannot delete icons, files or folders on Windows desktop

If you are for some reason, unable to delete your desktop icons, files or folders in Windows 10/8/7, and receive error messages like Item Not Found, Could not find this item, Location is not available, then you may try one […]