The ‘Windows 7’ Archives
Posted October 28, 2011 by

Windows 7: Disable Sleep mode

By default, Windows 7 puts your computer to sleep mode after a period of inactive time. Although it is a very useful feature, there may be times that you need to keep your computer awake to do tasks like downloading big files. This tutorial will show you how to disable the sleep mode.

Category Windows 7

Posted October 27, 2011 by

Windows 7: Show or hide the Language bar

The Language Bar provides a quick way to switch between language inputs or keyboard layouts in Windows 7. Usually, it will appear automatically when you add text services. However, if this is not the case, you can manually show it after following this tutorial. This also includes ways to hide the Language Bar if you […]

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Posted October 25, 2011 by

Skype: Remove the Skype icon from the Taskbar in Windows 7

By default, when you close the Skype window in Windows 7, its icon will still appear in your Taskbar. If you find this unnecessary, you can follow this tutorial to remove it, and keep your Taskbar clean.

Category Internet, Windows 7

Posted October 22, 2011 by

Microsoft Security Essentials: Limit CPU usage

Usually, when your computer does heavy tasks with Microsoft Security Essentials scanning for viruses in the background, it may face performance issues. This is because, be default, MSE uses up to 50% of your CPU usage. If you need more resources for heavier tasks, you can change the CPU usage of MSE to a smaller […]

Category Windows 7

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Windows 7: Hide Control Panel items

The Windows 7 control panel contains many items that allow you to tweak most of the system’s settings. However, most of the users may not use all of these items. To use the control panel effectively, it is a good idea to hide the items that you do not use to reduce clutter.

Category Windows 7

Posted October 19, 2011 by

Windows 7: How to Map Box.net Folders as Mapped Drives

With Box.net giving iOS users 50GB of space, their service is definitely worth checking out. If you want to use it, mapping drives to your Box.net folders will make transferring files much simpler.

Category Windows 7

Posted October 18, 2011 by

Windows 7: Restore a Power Plan to default settings

When tweaking the Power plan in Windows 7 to suit the working condition, many users may end up with unexpected behaviors by the computer. When you are facing strange problems that you think may relate to the Power plan settings, it is a good idea to reset the plan and start reconfiguring it.

Category Windows 7

Posted October 7, 2011 by

Windows 7: Prevent the Sound Scheme from being changed

The Sound Scheme in Windows 7 contains several audio files that will be played when certain events occur on your computer. It can help you recognize the events easily by just hearing the sound. This setting can be changed easily so problem may arise when other users on the computer change the scheme. To avoid […]

Category Windows 7

Posted October 2, 2011 by

Ctrl+Alt+Del Secure Login Windows 7

Add an extra layer of security on your Windows 7 login to make sure your not entering your precious password for a malicious program.

Category Windows 7

Posted September 12, 2011 by

Enable Multiple Cores on Windows 7

Many games and other processor-heavy applications really require the CPU power of multiple cores. However, even if you have a dual, quad, six-core processor, you are not guaranteed that all of them are always turned on. By default, Windows will run all your cores. However, in some circumstances windows will set your active cores lower […]

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Posted August 25, 2011 by

Windows 7: Remove Pre-Installed Games

Windows 7 comes with many pre-installed games. This article shows how to remove them.

Category Windows, Windows 7

Posted July 16, 2011 by

Windows 7: Automatically Login to Account at Startup

This tech-recipe will explain how to setup Windows 7 to automatically login a user account.  This is handy for computers that you use as HTPC machines or even for a ‘guest’ computer that you want to login automatically to a restricted account.

Category Windows, Windows 7