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Making XP resemble Vista/Windows 8

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Making your XP to resemble Vista or even the upcoming Windows 8 is just a free download away. Check it out! Continue reading

How to Defragment the Pagefile in Windows 7

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Today, we are going to see how to defragment the pagefile in Windows 7. A fragmented pagefile can slow down your computer and reduce performance. Continue reading

Did you ever want to know how secure your Windows password really is? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

Virtual Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 7

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Make use of a virtualization feature of WLAN cards to create an additional software layer which converts your laptop into a wireless access point akin to a wireless router by making use of Virtual Wi-Fi in Windows 7. Continue reading

Some viruses hide your files, and sometimes this remains in effect even after the virus has been removed. You can restore those hidden files using this nifty command prompt trick, though. Check it out! Continue reading

In The News 10-21-2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Here’s you tech news for the week of 10-21-2011! Apple, RIM and Windows 7′s ever-increasing market share are the focus! Continue reading

Windows 7 Hard Drive Icon Info

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Learn how you can display your hard drive information right next to the hard drive icon! It’s a one-two click tip! Continue reading

Want to add a folder, application, or even a thumb drive to your send to menu in Windows 7? Read on to find out how! Continue reading

Did you know that you can change the color of the Windows 7 taskbar and windows? You sure can! Here’s how! Continue reading

Curious about Cookies? Learn how to delete cookies in Internet Explorer and Firefox with this article! Continue reading

The C drive hosts out entire operating system, but some other files are also created on the C drive, which eat up additional space. One of them is the pagefile. Here is how you can move the pagefile to a new location. Continue reading

Windows 7 Power Efficiency Report

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Do you have a laptop and want to maximize your battery life? Are you wondering if your battery is still good enough to last a few more months or whether it time to replace it? Make use of Windows 7’s built-in tool to examine the laptop’s energy usage and obtain recommendations to improve performance! Continue reading

No Peeking!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Familiar with the “Show desktop” button? Does it aggravate you? Check this tip out for an option! Continue reading

Part 1 of our two part series on shut down screens in Windows 7. Learn what to do when you get a “Force Shutdown Screen”. Continue reading

Yes, Delete That

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Sick of Windows 7 asking you if you’re “Sure you want to send this item to the Recycle Bin…”? Learn how to turn off delete confirmation with this tip! Continue reading

This article will help you add or remove programs to the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7. Continue reading

While disabling error reporting isn’t recommended, it’s possible, and here’s how it’s done in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

I use Windows 7, with Windows Live Mail. Can you tell me how to reset the default font size?

Resetting default font sizes for composing e-mails:

We recently covered resetting fonts to default settings for reading e-mails within Windows Live Mail (see earlier tip here). Unfortunately, performing

Malcolm asks:

I have just migrated from Win 2k to Win 7 and really miss being able to use the keyboard shortcut (Win+U) to do a shutdown of my system. However, I don’t see any way to do this in Win 7. I know I can click Start and then click Shut Down

I use Windows 7, with Windows Live Mail. Can you tell me how to reset the default font size?

Resetting default font sizes for reading e-mails:

We recently covered resetting fonts to default settings for composing e-mails within Windows Live

Changing Folder Icons in Windows 7

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Lis asks:

I can’t change my folder icons in Windows 7, like I used to in earlier versions of Windows. When I right click on the folder and select Properties, the only tabs showing are, General, Sharing, Security, and Previous Version. There’s no Customize tab.

Lis

Windows 7 has taken the Aero interface to the next level and has pushed the hardware industry to deliver a certain standard, so that they can handle this new Windowing system from Microsoft. Aero was quite notorious in the days of Windows XP, and I remember many of my friends spoiling their computers in an attempt to try out the Aero interface with the Longhorn Transformation

Sheryll asks:

Windows Explorer now opens to My Documents instead of Libraries. Please tell me how to put it back to open to the Libraries again.

Sheryll, if you’re clicking on the folder icon on the taskbar to open My Documents, you should right click on the icon and select Unpin this program from

Search Date Range in Windows 7 Explorer

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Want to learn how to search a specific date range in Windows Explorer? Here’s the tip! Continue reading

Complete Guide to Windows Libraries

Friday, February 18th, 2011

With the advent of Windows 7, we got introduced to new feature called Libraries which in easy English can be termed as an improved version of Windows Explorer.

What is a Windows Library?

Library in Windows 7 is a set of folders within your computer to categorize things in a better way, with more control to

Dealing with Buffer Overflow Errors

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Receiving a buffer overflow (also known as a buffer overrun) error may not seem that dangerous, but it’s a serious security risk. A direct result of bad programming, buffer overflow errors occur when too much data is stored in a space designed for less.

Think of it this way. If you pour a large jug of water into a small glass, the excess water will spill… Continue reading

Minimize Open Windows in Windows 7

Friday, January 21st, 2011

When working on a PC, it’s easy to wind up with lots of open windows. They clutter up your PC and affect your work flow. Sometimes it’s better to minimize the windows you’re not using and work on one at a time. Windows 7 provides many shortcuts to accomplish that goal.

To explain these techniques, I divided them in two categories. The first is to minimize all the windows except… Continue reading

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