Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

How to Search by file types in Windows 7

Search is built into every aspect of Windows 7, and as we get more and more files, documents, photos, music and videos in our personal libraries it can become harder to find things, especially if we haven’t looked at them in a while. Search in Windows 7 works in a contextual way depending on what […]

Change the wallpaper for Windows 7 starter edition

Warning: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. See How to back up the registry Step by […]

Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7. Version Limit in 32-bit Windows Limit in 64-bit Windows Windows 7 Ultimate 4 GB 192 GB Windows 7 Enterprise 4 GB 192 GB Windows 7 Professional 4 GB 192 GB Windows 7 Home Premium 4 GB 16 GB Windows 7 Home Basic 4 GB 8 GB Windows 7 Starter 2 […]

Windows 7 sticky notes – Changing default font size

    There are workarounds. If you cut-and-paste text from another program, let’s say Word, to a Sticky Note, that note will take on the original fonts the text was in. To change size, luckily there are keyboard shortcuts… Ctrl + Shift + > makes the font bigger Ctrl + Shift + < makes the […]

How to Disable Clicking Sound from Internet Explorer in Vista and Windows 7?

Have you ever thought that the clicking sound is annoying when you click on the links in Internet Explorer (IE7 or IE8) or refresh the Window? Especially in the night when your friends or family members are sleeping and when you browse? Then disabling that clicking sound will be a good option. Unfortunately you can’t […]

Stupid Windows 7 trick: unlock the secret God Mode folder

  So, what exactly is God Mode in Windows 7? Well, for starters, it’s not really a mode. And it’s nothing you need to be a deity to pull off, either. Rather, it’s a folder packed with shortcuts to just about every settings change and administrative function in Windows 7. Everything you’ll find in the […]

Delete and Disable Recent Items from All Windows 7 Jumplists

Jumplists are among the most useful new features present in Windows 7. However, they can be a cause of concern for the privacy concious. The jumplist for most applications display recently opened files and/or frequently opened files. It is fairly easy to get an idea about what you have been up to, by just glancing […]

How to restore default .EXE file association?

When you use the Open With dialog to associate .exe files with another application, the settings are stored in the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FileExts \ .exe \ UserChoice There will be a value named Progid in the right pane. The Progid data will […]

How to Customize / Change Windows 7 Logon Background Wallpaper Screen

you can now officially change Windows 7 Build 7057 login UI background. Windows 7 now supports the ability to load images into the background of the login screen without the use of third-party software or manual hacks. Steps to Change Windows 7 Build 7057 Logon Background Image 1. press win+r key and Type Regedit at […]

How to Minimize Windows Live Messenger to System Tray in Windows 7

Windows 7 has one of the major changes in UI in the form of task bar which is called Super taskbar. Windows Live Messenger or any other IM clients generally minimizes to system tray in Windows Vista, but in Windows 7, even when minimized it stays in the task bar. If you feel the task […]