Windows 10 Review & Features

Currently Windows 10 is under development and it's builds have been available for quite a time now and have added multiple new features with each new release. That being said, I've got my hands on the latest Windows 10 build (Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 10074) and I'd like to share my experience with it so far. Read on to know about the major new features in Windows 10.

Creating Windows Live Mail Signature in Windows 8

Windows 8 Live Mail comes with a default signature that is pretty generic and says something like –Sent from Windows Live like Apple does with "Sent from iPhone".  It took me a few minutes how to configure a Windows Live mail signature but it was better than leaving the default signature message by far. Most [...]

2012-10-26T16:51:35-07:00October 31st, 2012|Categories: Demonstrations, Windows8|Tags: , |

Master List of Software Programs for New Windows Installations

Have you ever had to re-install Windows on your PC? Did you wait until you needed them to download supporting programs like drivers, antivirus applications, document readers and media players? Waiting too long without an antivirus program might severely endanger your PC, and not having other programs might inconvenience you a lot. How about I [...]

2018-03-11T20:16:00-07:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Software|Tags: , , , |

Windows 8 Series: Metro UI and 8 Windows 8 Tablets in Focus

Are you still calling the Windows 8 UI the Metro UI? After a lot of name juggling for the revolutionary Windows 8 user interface, rumor has it that Microsoft has finally come up with an un-original and un-inspired winner - the Windows 8 Interface. Following much hue and cry over trademark issues with Metro Group, [...]

Windows 8 Series: Windows 8 Changes Revolutionary or Scary?

Microsoft Windows 8, the latest installment of the most popular OS worldwide, brings about highly revolutionary changes in personal computing. Some changes, like securing low-level processes and cloud integration, have been lauded while others, like offering identical interfaces for tablets and desktop/notebook PCs and highly controlled app marketing through Windows Store have been vehemently denounced. [...]

Windows 7 Tip: Create System Restore Point and Use System Restore

Windows 7 Modern computers are extremely sensitive to changes in the files and settings that run them, commonly known as the Operating System (for example Windows 7). Even a tiny bug can cause your entire system to crash. Using Anti-virus, Anti-malware and Anti-spyware programs can help you avoid most threats, but what about [...]

2018-03-11T20:16:05-07:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Windows7|Tags: , , , , , |

Windows 8 Series: Windows 8 Editions, Requirements and Upgrade Compatibility

Microsoft has announced four different editions of Windows 8, targeting new and basic PC users, professionals and advanced PC users, mobile and tablet PC users and IT business-specific users at the same time. These 4 versions of Windows 8 are based on differences in OS features. In addition, Microsoft has announced the availability of region-specific [...]

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Turn Windows Search Function On or Off

Windows 7 Do you find the inbuilt search functionality of Windows 7 to be too slow and ineffective? Do you want to turn off Windows Search and Indexing on Windows 7? In this post we shall learn how to quickly turn off or turn on Windows Search function, in addition to looking at [...]

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Modify Save Export Theme

Windows 7 comes along with some amazing Aero themes built into it. However, if you wish to personalize any of the themes all you need to do is follow some simple steps to add desktop backgrounds, screensavers, transition between images, window opacity etc. Windows 7 also enables you to easily save the customized themes and [...]

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Show Hide Recent Items Recent Programs

Windows 7 Do you use the same programs on Windows 7 regularly? Do you regularly access the same files like songs, images and Ebooks? If you do, the recently used programs and recent files must be very useful in saving time and effort. If however you don't access the files and programs regularly [...]

Windows 7 Tip: Enable or Disable Windows Firewall Defender Updates

Windows 7 Windows 7 comes with several inbuilt security features like Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. While these are good for a computer used in a secure network, typically we do sometimes use unsecured public networks at places like cafes, airports, libraries, schools, colleges etc. Even if no one in the network intentionally [...]

Windows 7 Tip: Change Computer Name User Account Name

Have you been wanting to change your User Account name of Windows 7? How about changing your Computer's name to something more trendy than UserName-PC? On Windows 7, you can change the Computer Name and User Name for all accounts very easily even months or years after you install it. Knowing how to change these [...]

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Hide and Show Hidden Files and Folders

Windows 7 Is your Windows 7 computer regularly used by other people? In that case you might want to learn how you can quickly and easily hide specific files and folders and how to show the hidden files and folders on Windows 7. Typically, when you download a webpage a folder is created [...]

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Enable or Disable Wi-Fi and LAN Adapters

Windows 7 On a Windows 7 computer with LAN and WiFi capabilities, Windows automatically searches for networks available for connection as soon as it boots up. In case you don’t use WiFi, LAN or either type of network regularly, it would be better to disable the adapters completely. This would speed up Windows [...]

Windows 8 Series – Minimum Basic PC Hardware Configuration for Windows 8

Have you been wondering: Do I need to upgrade my PC hardware to install and use Windows 8? The answer is NO, if you are currently using Windows Vista or Windows 7. According to Microsoft, Windows 8 can run on any PC that is using Windows 7 currently. And for Windows 7, the computers running [...]

Windows 7 Tips: Select Show Hide Desktop Icons

Windows 7 Did you know that you can show/hide the desktop icons and gadgets directly from the right-click menu on desktop? How do you select the system icons like Computer, Control Panel, Recycle Bin and Network displayed on the desktop? Since I generally use my own photographs as desktop backgrounds most of the [...]

Windows 7 Tip: Select Start Up Programs Using MSConfig.exe

Windows 7 Do you frequently install and uninstall programs on your Windows 7 installed computer? How many of those programs slow down your system start-up by getting executed as soon as you log on to Windows? How many of those programs do you actually use on a daily basis? Starting up Windows 7 [...]

Windows 7 Tips: Select Default Boot OS and Boot Menu Timeout

  Windows 7 Do you have multiple installations of Windows 7 on your computer? Do you have to select the old installation most of the time before timeout? In this post we shall learn how to quickly change the default Windows 7 Operating System installation to boot when there are multiple instances on [...]

Windows 8 Series: Effect of Windows 8 Promotion on Windows 7 Sales

Quite contrary to the situation with Windows Vista and Windows 7 in 2008, Microsoft faces the challenge of promoting Windows 8 for its fast approaching commercial release while not affecting the rising sales of Windows 7, its most successful OS till date in terms of sheer volume. While it was tough enough getting people to [...]

Windows 8 Series: Is Windows 8 another Vista?

Microsoft has been ruling the global computer OS (Operating System) market for the past couple of decades. Whatever be their business strategy, people have grown to like and depend on various Windows OS computers. Even after the release of Windows Vista and Windows 7, there are probably millions of computers still running on Windows XP! [...]

Windows Mobility Center Shortcut – Windows 7 Tips

Windows+X is a relatively unknown though quite useful shortcut for Windows 7 users with Laptops and Netbooks. It's a single combination shortcut to the Windows Mobility Center. You get direct access to the Screen Display Brightness Control, Audio/Volume Control, Battery Status and Power Plan Selection, External Display Selection, Windows Sync Center Settings and Presention Mode [...]

2012-03-15T14:52:44-07:00March 18th, 2012|Categories: Windows7|Tags: , , |
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