The ‘Windows 7’ Archives
Posted February 24, 2012 by

Create a System Restore Point In Windows 7

Windows 7 uses System Restore to revert system and configuration files back to a previous time. Prior versions of Windows have used restore points, but with WIndows 7 the creation of restore points has become incredibly simple. We often recommend creating restore points before tweaking configurations. If you frequently work under the hood of your […]

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Posted February 23, 2012 by

Disable Autorun for DVD Drive in Windows 7 without gpedit.msc

AutoRun is a pretty great feature in Windows for your average computer user. It saves the less tech-savvy users from having to manually open DVDs. There are, however, those times when you just wish AutoRun would not popup. Here is how to disable autorun for your drive in systems without the gpedit.msc feature.

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Posted February 22, 2012 by

How to run commands after Windows 7 deployment using SetupComplete.cmd

This guide will explain how to utilize a SetupComplete.cmd batch file in a Windows 7 image.  The SetupComplete.cmd batch file can basically runs commands after an image has been deployed or restored.  This can be very handy for desktop imaging and image deployment when you need to run commands after the fact (ie cleanup unattend files or other setting files, install drivers, etc).

Posted February 10, 2012 by

Windows 7: Scroll faster or slower when rolling the scroll wheel

When you roll the scroll wheel one notch under the default settings, a webpage or a program interface will be scrolled up or down three lines. For many users, three lines per notch may be a bit slow. Fortunately, you can easily tweak the mouse settings to scroll faster, or even slower, if you wish.

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Posted January 31, 2012 by

Windows 7: How to pin a folder to the taskbar

In Windows 7, when you pin your frequently used folder to the taskbar, the folder will be pinned the Explorer’s jump list instead. This tutorial will show you how to bypass the Explorer’s jump list and actually pin your folder directly to the taskbar.

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Posted January 9, 2012 by

Windows 7: Prevent themes from changing icons and mouse cursors

By default, Windows 7 allows themes to change desktop icons and mouse cursors. Although changing these icons will let you fully enjoy the beauty of the theme, it may also drive you crazy as you have to get used to the new icons and cursors as well. If you think this is unnecessary, you can […]

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Posted November 14, 2011 by

Firefox: Show tabs preview in Windows 7 taskbar

By default, when you hover your mouse over the Firefox icon in the Windows 7 taskbar, it will only display a thumbnail of the current tab regardless how many tabs you have open at the time. This tutorial will show you how to display all tab previews in the taskbar. By doing this, you can […]

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Posted November 8, 2011 by

Windows 7: Hide recent search terms in Explorer’s search box

In Windows 7, when you start typing in Explorer’s search box, a small suggestion box which contains recent search term will appear. Although this feature can help you quickly access what you have searched for in the past, it can also cause embarrassing situations when other users on the computer access  the search terms. To […]

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Posted November 7, 2011 by

Windows 7: Pin items in Control Panel to the taskbar

If you frequently have to access some items in the Control Panel, it would be convenient to have them pinned at the taskbar. Unfortunately, pinning Control Panel items to the taskbar is not as easy as pinning normal applications. This tutorial will show you how to truly pin Control Panel items to the taskbar.

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Posted November 5, 2011 by

Windows Live Family Safety: Add or remove a member

If you have added an account to the Windows Live Family Safety control list, and then later change your mind or the account is no longer in use, you can follow this guide to remove it from the list. Doing this will not only make the list less cluttered but also help you manage other […]

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Posted November 1, 2011 by

Windows 7: Never show file thumbnails

By default, Windows 7 can display thumbnails for supported files to help you find your files quicker. Although this feature is helpful, it can also display your sensitive files to others. If you do not wish that to be the case, you can follow this tutorial to completely disable file thumbnails, and make all files […]

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Posted October 28, 2011 by

Windows 7: Show Only Specific File Extensions

In Windows 7, there is only an option to hide or unhide file extensions. In this tutorial, I will show you how to always show the file extension of your choice regardless of the configured setting in the system. This can be really helpful when you want to quickly spot a file type in a […]

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