Enabled Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) in Windows 7 [How To]


Ever heard of  AHCI ? No? In short, AHCI is a new hardware communication standard from INTEL that can speed up hard drive operations and enable more efficient multitasking. Since the release of Vista, Windows has natively supported what is known as AHCI (Advanced Host controller Interface). In most cases Windows does not recognize the [...]

PRANKS: Lets have some fun


I Love pranks. How about you?  I’ve surfed the web for some pranks that I could share with you. Some are new, and some are updated “good old ones.” Feel free to share your own computer pranks in the comments. [Disclaimer] Neither Mintywhite Staff nor I shall be held responsible (or liable) for any consequences [...]

Use Custom Desktop Themes in Windows 7 [How To]


(Get the theme above.) Want to change the UI of your Windows 7 Completely? Want to give it an overhaul and make it look absolutely awesome? Then you’re in luck, because today I’m going to show you how to apply custom themes in Windows 7. Here’s How: 1. First you will need to download and [...]

Resize photos without loss of data or quality using DPI [How To]


Every now and then you need to resize a photo for different reasons. Being an eager hobby photographer I like to be able to print some of my photos. Sometimes I want to make smaller prints and sometimes I want to make large ones. Storing different copies of my images would not be a space [...]

Desktop Wallpaper: 800 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 2]


Over the last 16 weeks, we’ve released 16 wallpaper packs—each with up to 50 wallpapers*. In this post, we recap these collections and provide links to them all. Have fun finding a new desktop wallpaper! *One of the wallpaper sites we usually link to has changed its design and is now riddled with ads. Because of this, [...]

Word: Use Page Header as layout Layer [Quick Tip]


The other day I was asked by my boss to convert our product sheets to editable word documents for translation purposes. Now I am somewhat reluctant to let other people mess with my design. Especially if they have no idea about design or layout in general. My biggest concern is that they are going to [...]

Ballmer Says Windows 8 Will be Released in 2012


If the world ends, this will be our last iteration of Windows available to the public. Given that the world probably won’t end—and, by end, I of course infer “cease[s] to exist”—this will be a closer look into to the ever-changing future of “PC” technology. Long story short, Ballmer refers to the next version of [...]

What’s Your Next PC Upgrade/Gadget Purchase


I spend a good amount of time recommending PC parts and gadgets to friends. Do you? What’s your next purchase and why did you pick that item? My next purchase will probably be a cadence sensor for my commuter bike. Let us know in the comments. Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows Guides, 2011. [...]

Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 32]


We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments. Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows Guides, 2011. Rich Robinson | Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for [...]

[Update] Restore Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7 [How To]


Remember the quick launch bar in Windows Vista? The one with the Flip-3D, Show desktop, and IE shortcut? You can have it in Windows 7 too; in this guide, you’ll learn how to restore this toolbar. More Windows 7 Guides Updated 2011/05/15: Updated guide and screenshots after feedback in the comments. Thank you for providing [...]