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How to disable the dim desktop when UAC prompts in Windows

Group Policy Editor Secure Desktop

In Windows 7 and Vista when a program requires higher privilege to execute or when the Windows System finds it not safe, the user is given a prompt which dims the background and a pop up displays where you need to confirm to go ahead or cancel back. For many users specially in family this becomes little annoying so lets ...

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How to import Google Chrome Group Policy Settings in Windows

Google Group Policy Settings

Google Chrome is ready for business as declared in Google Enterprise latest  post and for that Group Policies are in the place to deploy.For Windows the policies come as templates in form of ADM or ADMX files which you need to install. Below are the steps : Download the Policy Templates from here Extract it. Here you will find two ...

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Pin files, folders & Web Pages to Windows 7 Taskbar

Windows 7 Taskbar by default allows only executable or programs to get pinned to Windows 7 Taskbar. But what if you want to pin a folder or a file which you often visit ? You might argue that I can drag and pin any folder to Windows 7 Taskbar but then it does not get listed as separate pinned item but within ...

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Download Your Country’s Theme of Windows 7

Windows 7 Country Themes

Windows 7 has unlimited number of themes that we have covered here but did you know there is an official theme collection for every country also ? Windows 7 Themes Places collection lists 35 country specific themes so you can enjoy and know more about that country without going there. If you don’t see your countries theme in your computer, get ...

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How to launch Windows Program with Administrator Privilege

Launch in Admin Mode

Control + Shift + Enter instead of enter. Thats the key. If you want to launch a program in Admin mode instead of doing right click and launch as administrator, Type its name in Windows Start Menu When you see it, navigate to the program using arrow keys and select it. Now hit Control + Shift + Enter. This will ...

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Download Free Winter Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 Sports Theme

Winter is here and its time to revamp your desktop to have some cool Windows 7 Themes just made for winter. Below I have listed few Free Windows 7 Themes for Winter which have snowboarding to Snow laden trees to roads in wallpapers. It also includes Christmas Theme including a cartoonist theme. Winter Sports Theme : These themes are from ...

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How to create custom Windows System Admin Control Panel

MyAdminConsole

Control Panel, specially the Administrative Tasks have too many items which is not only confusing but since we don’t use most of them it is waste of time for some of us. In this tutorial I will talk about a feature in Windows which lets you create a Administrative Control Panel which can be used to control your PC or ...

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Hybrid Sleep saves data for Desktop Computers when power fails

Hybrid Sleep Power Options

Talking about power plans when it comes to Desktop Computers is useless as there is no, obviously battery attached to keep your computer running but what today I will talk about a feature which comes along with Power Options and is specifically designed for Desktops, its data savior for many unless you have a Power Backup in Place. Sleep Mode ...

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How to increase Partition space by extending in Windows

Extend Shrink Restriction

It may so happen that you might need to increase your partition size of an existing drive. One option you might think of getting another hard disk but we would suggest you to go through your entire list of files and folder so see if you can actually manage to bring them in one place. For example you might have ...

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Use Printer Migration tool when switching to new Windows Machine

Print Management Print Servers

When switching to new Windows Machine or Deploying a new Windows Printer Server, Reinstalling Printer Drivers and adding all the existing printer on the network again is time-consuming. Good thing is Starting from Windows Vista and Now in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Print section comes with an inbuilt utility called as Print Management. This utility not only allows ...

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AppLocker : How to block specific software from running in Windows

AppLocker Export Rules

Users running and installing any software they want is a big challenge or any IT Administrator because it increases the load work at time system crash and it goes against the company’s policy many a time. Now since Windows 7 has started rolling out in corporates, IT Admin should now about an excellent feature in Windows 7 which helps them ...

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How to restrict users to change Network Locations in Windows 7

Network List Manager Policies

Windows 7 Network Location is pretty amazing feature not only because it remembers the default printer for each location but it also lets you run certain task based on it. For example when you connect to Office network you want backups to be done to local drive from office network drive to local and reverse when you connect to  home ...

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