Windows 7

Troubleshoot Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Installation

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The latest service pack for Windows 7 is SP1, which was released a while back. Service Pack 2 will be coming sometime next year, but in the meantime, you might run into some issues installing SP1 on your system. Personally, the first time I updated my Windows 7 machine to SP1, it worked just fine. […]

When is ReadyBoost Worth Using?

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With the introduction of Windows 7 came a cool sounding new feature called ReadyBoost. It was the talk for a while about how you could instantly speed up your computer by just plugging in a USB drive and BAM, you have additional RAM to work with! Not quite. Firstly, ReadyBoost is no replacement for actually […]

Optimize Windows 7 Startup and Boot Time

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I have found that Windows 7 runs fairly faster than Windows XP and Windows Vista right out of the box. The footprint has definitely been lessened and it doesn’t feel as bloated as Vista did. However, as with any operating system, you can tweak or change the software and hardware to truly maximize performance. With […]

Export, Clear, and Increase the Log Size for an Event Log in the Event Viewer in Windows 7

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The Event Viewer in Windows is a centralized log service utilized by applications and operating system components to report events that have taken place, such as a failure to complete an action or to start a component or program. There are several sections in the Event Viewer, such as Application and Security under Windows Logs […]

Dexpot – Simple But Powerful Virtual Desktops For Windows

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One feature that Linux users have, a feature lacking in both Windows and OS X (until very recently), is the idea of virtual desktops.  Virtual desktops (or multiple workspaces), are simply that: “virtual” desktops which in effect allow users to view certain windows on one desktop, while other programs are shown on another. This  effectively […]

Add and Remove Toolbar Buttons in Windows Explorer in Windows 7

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The context menu in Windows 7 can be a useful feature to quickly access often-used features. However, if you prefer clicking buttons, you may want to add buttons to the toolbar in Windows Explorer to perform tasks such as copying, pasting, and deleting files and folders. Windows XP allowed you to customize the toolbar in […]

Hide Sensitive Folders In Plain Sight With Disguise Folders

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Most of us have at least a few sensitive documents stored on our computers.  Sometimes these are financial documents (bank statements, credit card balances, investment portfolio information), while other times we simply have files and documents we wish to keep away from prying eyes of family and friends.  These files can be hidden by way […]

Enable and Disable Windows Features

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No matter which version of Windows you use, there is a lot of features that are installed with the system by default, many of which you probably will never use. Disabling Windows features you don’t use can optimize your system, making it faster and saving precious hard disk space. This article shows you how to […]

Add a System Utilities Gadget to the Sidebar in Windows 7 and Vista

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If you use a various Windows utilities often, such as the Registry Editor, the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and the Command Prompt, there is a sidebar gadget, called Control Panel (not to be confused with the Windows Control Panel), available for Windows 7 and Vista that makes accessing these utilities faster and easier. Download the […]

Easily Mount Windows Folders as Virtual Drives

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You may have several folders that you frequently access on your computer and they may be buried deep within various other folders. Folder Drives is a free tool that allows you to mount and unmount frequently used folders as virtual drives, making your files easily accessible from My Computer, Windows Explorer, and from within programs. […]