Thursday, 22 December 2011

Windows 7: Enable Run command

Steps to Enable Run Command in Windows 7 Start menu

Windows 7 is really amazing as compared to Windows Vista and Windows XP. The main feature it missed out is the Run command shortcut in Windows 7 start menu. We all know the importance of RUN command in our daily computer usage but due to some mysterious reason it is not available in Windows 7 Start menu. Even if the start menu is doing a great job as a substitute, it’s hardly a substitute to the almighty run command.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Windows 7 VS Vista

Mind blowing things Windows 7 does that Vista doesn't

Shake them away

Ever had 10 Notepad, two Powerpoint and 50 Outlook windows open? Want to minimise all of them except the most important one? In Windows 7, you can grab the top of the window and shake it about to scare away all of the other open windows. Simple.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Tile Screens_Win 7 Tips

If you are a new Windows 7 user, you may have heard about the new auto-tile feature and wondered how it works. Although you can still right-click on the task bar to tile windows manually as in previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 has the ability to tile windows automatically, saving time and mouse clicks. Use the auto-tile feature in Windows 7 to view two windows or documents simultaneously on a large monitor.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Keyboard Shortcut for Volume Control

Digging through files, folders and programs to find your computer's volume control can be an annoying process. And while you do have a volume icon in your task bar, it only controls your master volume. In Windows XP, creating a keyboard shortcut will help you access volume control more quickly, as well as open other facets of volume control such as wave, synth, microphone and balance that are not immediately available in the task bar. See "tips" for notes regarding Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Monitor Shared Folders in Windows Vista

Quick Way to Monitor Shared Folders in Windows Vista


This article will show you how to monitor shared folders in Windows Vista.

Download XP Programs to Windows 7

On the Internet, you can find thousands of programs to download for your Windows 7 computer. However, many of these programs are old and were designed for Windows XP. Sometimes the developer has issued an updated version for the newer operating system that you can download. If the developer has not updated the program, you can still download the Windows XP version and operate it on your Windows 7 computer.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Get Rid of Parental Controls_Win 7 tips

Microsoft Windows 7 lets parents control the access their children have to the computer, including how much time they spend on it and the programs they can use. The aim of this feature is to help parents feel more comfortable with their kids using the computer so that they don't have to personally monitor them at all times. You can get rid of Parental Controls for a particular user by adjusting the user's settings in the Windows 7 Control Panel.

Connect Xbox 360_win7 Tips

This is going to walk you right through connecting your Xbox 360 to a Windows 7 PC. If you have an xbox and have not linked it up to your pc yet you are missing out. Your XBOX 360 when connected will be able to stream all of your music, and movies right from your PC to your TV.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Renew IP Address_Win 7 tips

The new Microsoft Operating System is set up differently than Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you purchase a new PC or Laptop, unless otherwise requested, you'll have Windows 7 as your operating system.

Reformat a Windows 7 Computer

Have you ever tried to reformat a hard drive on a computer with windows 7? For some it might seem hard, but I will teach you how to do it easily with a few simple steps. Keep in mind that reformating your hard drive will reset it to the factory setting, so you want to make sure that you backup everything that you want to save before we begin the process.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Check My PC for Windows 7 Compatibility

Microsoft's Windows 7 is focused on speed and stability, even on older hardware, and can run on systems with minimal specifications. Device support is improved compared with Windows Vista, and the driver library has been expanded so most hardware can be automatically installed without requiring a driver disk. Before purchasing Windows 7, use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to scan your PC and check that the hardware and software are Windows 7 compatible. If any problems are detected, the advisor will suggest ways to fix the compatibility issues.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Disable system Restore_win 7 tips

The System Restore feature in Windows 7 is essentially a backup created at specific points in time of all your computer's settings. It is not--as some might think--a complete backup of all the data on your computer, but rather of important settings such as drivers and hardware configurations. Occasionally, you may find a need to disable System Restore--either for bug-fixing purposes or perhaps because the restore points are taking up too much space on your hard drive. Fortunately, Microsoft has made it relatively simple to accomplish this task.

Install a Wireless Printer_win 7

As wireless connectivity technology has become more reliable and capable of carrying more traffic, printers have joined the list of wireless peripherals. This means that all of the computers on your network can share a single printer without a print server or USB cables. Windows 7 makes it simple to connect to a wireless printer by providing a wizard that guides you through the installation.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Add New Hardware_Win 7 tips

In the past, new hardware drivers could be installed by way of the Windows "Add Hardware Wizard" But user errors and miscues prompted Microsoft to delete this manual wizard for Windows 7. Instead, automatic Windows-operated downloads for device recognition and driver downloads are now the standard. Some hardware will still require user installation, but most other installs are handled by the Windows automated system of downloads and installations.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Remove old Windows Versions_win 7 tips

Remove Previous Windows Versions

If you upgrading to a new operating system or planning to perform a fresh installation of Windows on your PC, you should remove all previous versions of the Windows operating system. Deleting these previous versions of Windows will preserve as much space on your hard drive as possible.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

Win 7 Tips- Split Screen

Split Screen- Windows 7


This article will show you how to easily split your screen in Windows 7. This split screen feature is new with Windows 7 and lets you view 2 screens side by side. Both screens are active so you can just move your mouse from screen to screen to work. Being able to view two documents or web sites side by side is an excellent feature in Windows 7.

Change File Associations_win 7 tips

Have you ever tried to double-click on a file only to find it always opens in the wrong application? Sometimes when you install an application, it will covertly change the file association of one or more file types to use the new application. Or maybe you just prefer to use on program over another.

Disable Auto Update Restart_win 7 tips

Windows 7 automatic updates help to keep your computer secure and up to date with the latest bug fixes and security patches. It highly recommended that you have it enabled, but can be really annoying when it continuously nags you to reboot your computer. The good news it is very easy to disable the auto-restart using Local Group Policy Editor.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Windows 7 Tips- Disable Aero Snap

Disable Aero Snap (and Switch Among Open Windows More Quickly)

Sometimes, automatic actions that are meant to be helpful can turn out to be frustrating if they aren’t doing what you are really trying to do.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Windows 7 Tips - Vista Style Sidebar

Add the Vista Style Sidebar Back to Windows 7

This article will show you the way to get the Vista style side bar on your Windows 7 PC.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hide Drives - Windows 7 Tips

If you’ve got drives in My Computer that you never access, such as a USB Flash drive that you are using solely for ReadyBoost, a floppy drive, or a network drive only used for a particular piece of software, then you might want to simply hide the drive from your computer.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Delete Wireless Network Profile - Windows 7 Tips


This article will show you how to delete wireless network profiles on your Windows 7 computer

Connect to Wireless Network - Windows 7 Tips


This article will show you how to connect your Windows & machine to wireless network

Starting WLAN AutoConfig Service - Windows 7 Tips


WLAN AutoConfig service is built-in tool in Windows 7 that can be used to detect and connect to wireless network, of course you need to have wireless adapter installed on computer. This built-in wireless network connection tool is the same as what you use in Windows Vista, and is similar to wireless zero configuration tool in Windows XP.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Configure IP Address - Windows 7 Tips

Quick Way to Configure IP Address

You can configure IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS servers manually on computer, but you can also configure computer to obtain IP address and other network information from DHCP server (most of the time is configured on router).

Check network driver status - Windows 7 Tips

Checking Network or Wireless Adapter Driver Status in Windows 7


This article will show you how to check the status of the network adaptor status

Computer Name and Work group - Windows 7 Tips

Assigning Computer Name and Work group in Windows 7

Assigning computer name and work group in Windows 7 is highly recommended, because it allows other computers to access your computer to access shared file or printer easily by using computer name.

Access shared files or printers - Windows 7 Tips

Simple Methods to Access Shared Files or Printer in Windows 7

Here are few other simple methods to access shared files or printer of other computers on same network in Windows 7. I also assume you have enabled file sharing or other sharing correctly on other computers.

Access Shared Files or Printer - Windows 7 Tips


This article will show you how to access shared files and printers in Windows 7

Network Icon - Windows 7 Tips

Network Icon Explanation in Windows 7

This is simple network icon explanation in Windows 7 article, and this icon is useful to give you visual indication of network connection status of your computer that you use to connect to wireless network, wired Ethernet network, dial up or other network connections.

Disable IPv6 - Windows 7 Tips

This article will show you how to disable IPv6 in Windows 7, the feature which is enabled by default? Most of the Windows users might ask this question as this IPv6 feature is not popular yet and not in used by most of the users.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Network Discovery - Windows 7 Tips

Enabling or Disabling Network Discovery in Windows 7

Network discovery in Windows 7 is the similar feature you can find in Windows Vista, which allows your computer to find and discover other computers and display them in network map. If this feature is disabled, other computer will not be able to see your computer too.

Change Network location type - Windows 7 Tips

Changing the Network Location Type in Windows 7

You will be required to select network location type in Windows 7 when you first connects that computer to network, this will automatically set the appropriate firewall and security settings on computer.

File Sharing - Windows 7 Tips

Simple File Sharing in Windows 7

Simple file sharing in Windows 7 is pretty easy and common to be used to share file/folder with other users that use Windows XP, Vista or 7 in same workgroup. Due to other users are allowed to access the shared file/folder without doing authentication with username and password, and so we call it simple file sharing.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Disable File Sharing - Windows 7 Tips

How to Disable File Sharing in Windows 7

You have shared a few files on your Windows 7 system and now due to some reason you want to disable the share. This article will help you do exactly that.

Dial Up connection - Windows 7 Tips

Dial Up Internet Connection Setup in Windows 7

Although dial up Internet connection is not popular anymore due to slow speed (up to 56Kbps only) if you compare to cable, DSL or wireless Internet connection, but it’s still used in those rural areas that do not have much faster Internet connection. In some cases, it’s also used as back up connection if the primary Internet connection fails. 

Windows 7 Tips - Protected File Sharing

Password Protected File Sharing in Windows 7

If you are not aware, password protected file sharing in Windows 7 is useful to only allow limited users to access shared file/folder after having successful username and password authentication. This is recommended file sharing method to avoid unauthorized file access.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

PPPoE Dialer Setup - Windows 7 Tips

PPPoE Dialer Setup in Windows 7

PPPoE dialer setup is required in Windows 7 if your DSL modem is in bridge mode, so that you need to use this dialer with username and password information to manually connect to Internet. This dialer is also used for Cable Internet connection sometimes.

Windows 7 Tips - Exit Home group

Cannot Leave Home group in Windows 7! What to do Next?

In case you want to leave one of the home groups on your system and are unable to do so, you will most probably end up with the following prompt: "Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup". This tip focuses on helping you resolve this issue.

Delete or Leave Homegroup - Windows 7 Tips

This article will show you how to delete or leave homegroup in Windows 7, so that you could stop library, document, media file or other sharing with other users on homegroup. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Windows 7 Tips - Recover Home Group Password

Quick Way to View Home group Password in Windows 7

You might have forgotten your home group password if you created it some time ago. if this is the case, we might be able to help you with this.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Windows 7 Tips- Create System Image

How to Create a System Image in Windows 7

Most of us who like experimenting with newer softwares or tips and tricks more often then not end up screwing up our system and going through the whole process of installing OS and applications etc. But wait there is an easy way out, we could create an optimal system image and keep it handy for times like this so we can get back to the best possible config even after our experiments go wrong.