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The Best Alt Tab Switcher for Windows

Switching between windows is always required and Alt Tab key had been used for this from starting version of Windows. Though Windows 7 made switching and previewing between windows a lot easier now but looks like the Vista Switcher has still got more balls that any other Tab Switcher we had seen here.  Here are some screenshots : impressed ? ...

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How to use Bit Locker to encrypt and password protect data on USB drives

BitLocker is a drive encryption technique which is used to secure your data with password and data is encrypted using a strong encryption algorithm.  It is possible to encrypt almost any device like your hard disk partitions or a USB  or thumb drives. Also to unlock the USB device on any other machine you would need Bit Locker to be ...

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Windows 7 Calculator got Mortgage, Vehicle lease and Fuel Economy Worksheets

I am using Windows 7 right from its beta version but never knew, rather never bothered to explore Windows 7 Calculator that has 4 amazing Worksheets : Mortgage Calculator :  Down payment, Monthly payment, Purchase price, term Vehicle Lease calculator : You can calculate lease value, lease period, periodic payment and residual value. Fuel Economy Calculator ( MPG or L/100km ...

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How to Change Windows 7 Login background image

7Logon# is a small application which allows you to change the background image which si displayed in the login screen. Though Windows 7 themes do not have any option to change it when you change the theme but this software does that trick pretty neatly. All you need is an Image with meets these criteria : Image Resolution should match ...

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How to setup Parental Control in Windows 7

Parental control is a necessary step required to limit your kid within safe boundaries and usage of Windows and internet.  Windows 7 comes with a parental control which is an effective way to keep your kid off the trouble. First start by creating an account for your kid. Parental settings are applied on per account basis. Once you are done ...

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Windows 7 Performance and Information tools

I had used Windows 7 right from the beta version and it’s definitely has improved performance. In fact I had tried on a 3-year-old machine with 512 MB ram and it worked fine for regular home users. However we should also remember that keeping your computer running smooth like it was first installed is only in our hands.  Though the ...

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Create Virtual Hard disk from Live physical disk for Virtual PC

Microsoft has rolled a brand new application which allows you to create a Virtual hard Disk from your current partition which can be further used in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine without taking it offline. Like you can see it gives you complete detail on how much space is required for the VHD to be created and ...

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Everything : Search faster with fastest indexing solution

In Windows indexing files and folders result in huge index size because not only the file names get indexed but also the content inside it. This is useful when you are searching within document but it also slows down the search. Everything is small indexer application which limits itself by indexing only File names and folders resulting in faster search ...

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Change the way DVD / CD / Blue Ray Disc Auto Play behave in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a centralized place (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay) where you can configure how DVD / CD / Blue Ray Disc would behave when inserted i.e. Auto Play. Auto Play has a biased preference. Some of us really hate when everything just starts playing by itself and some of us feel like it should.   Depending on what you ...

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How to hide Fonts in Windows 7

While exploring more features in Windows 7, I came across a feature which you might need sometimes to hide any exclusive fonts which you have from others. All you need to do is Go to your Fonts Directory Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts Select the font which you want to hide Right click and select HIDE. This way the fonts ...

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How to re run the assessment of Windows 7 Computer Performance

Windows 7 comes with a feature which helps you in finding how your computer performance is depending on your hardware configuration i.e. Processor, RAM, graphics, gaming graphics, hard disk etc. Once done even if you upgrade your hardware it wont change automatically. So in order to re run the Assessment again go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and ...

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Windows 7 Printer management looks good

After getting my WiFi printer recently, I had played around with the Windows 7 Printer management tool which you can find in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools. I never got a chance to see it in Windows Vista but it looks super awesome when it comes to manage all your printers from one place. Like you can see in ...

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