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

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 unintentional changes to system files and settings? When you install or uninstall most programs on your computer, some Windows system files and settings get … Read more

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

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 a few quick and efficient desktop search programs for Windows 7. The native Windows Search utility is quite useful in finding folders, documents and … Read more

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 save them locally or even export the themes for sharing with your friends and blog readers! So, do you want … Read more

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Show Hide Recent Items Recent Programs

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 or wish to prevent others from tracing your computer usage habits, you can either manually delete the recent items and recent programs, you can … Read more

Windows 7 Tip: Enable or Disable Windows Firewall Defender Updates

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 compromises it, their computers might be infected with viruses, spyware, malware etc. downloaded from an external source. A single infection can spread through an … Read more

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 names might also come in handy when computers change hands. After that we shall also learn how to change the … Read more

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

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 within the same folder which contains supporting files like images, scripts etc. Most people find no use for the folders and just need to … Read more

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

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 startup significantly. Even if you use a wireless modem/dongle to connect to the internet, or if you have the, you can safely disable the … Read more

Windows 7 Tips: Select Show Hide Desktop Icons

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 time, sometimes I feel like removing all the icons and gadgets temporarily just to watch the images. Whatever be the reason, if you wish … Read more

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

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 can be made several times faster just by reducing the number of non-essential programs that are included in the start-up list. Some typical programs … Read more

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

  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 the computer. We shall also learn how to easily change the boot OS selection menu timeout from within Windows 7.   How to Change … Read more