Is your taskbar cluttered with application icons that you do not use often enough to be helpful? The clock, volume, network, power, and action center icons can all be hidden through this method.
Sometimes Internet service providers equip you with a Wifi password so difficult that you may have trouble remembering it. If that is the case, then follow these steps to retrieve your wireless password directly from your Windows computer.
When a user shares a file publicly on the Internet, he should remove any personal information from the file to protect his privacy. This task can be done using a built-in function in Windows without any third-party tools.
If Windows Media Player (WMP) no longer plays your music or video files, you have lost the correct file associations. These directions should fix the issue in Windows 7 and Windows 8 installations.
Parental controls on Windows 7 help to limit your child’s computer activity. Through the following directions you can prevent your kids from playing games that are rated for adults.
The Favorites folder found in Windows 7 and Windows 8 provides the user an easy way to organize and launch the folders that they use often.
Microsoft has made an apparently “final” extension to the end of support date for Windows XP. In their latest update they have announced that April 2014 will be end of support for Windows XP meaning no more service patches for XP machines, something that leaves the doors open to hackers and intruders.
Corporations plan to migrate from XP to Windows 7 in order to avoid security risks with unsupported XP. Also upgrading to a modern 64 bits, well prized Windows 7 has been lucrative for many IT managers to reduce, among other things, their deployment and software management costs. All seems in right direction although one backdoor will still remain open even after migration to Windows 7. That will be the infamous, much appreciated XP-Mode that has been offered by Microsoft as a free download feature for Windows 7 professional and up.
By ending support for XP, the virtual machine that XP-Mode installs on your PC will also remain unsupported. Users may be able to add this feature to their workstations in order to be able to run their older XP only applications while their workstations have been upgraded to Windows 7.
This scenario sounds like a nightmare for system administrators with thousands of workstations to manage. I have searched the net to find a way to disable this feature for most users but leave it available for some. However I could not find any practical, well explained advice. In this article I share the results of my experiment with AppLocker which is a feature available in Windows 7 Ultimate.