Add File Hashes Tab in File Properties in Windows 7 [How To]

A file’s hash value is a signature for that file that uniquely identifies it. If a file’s contents change, its hash value will also change. You can use the hash value of a file to know whether it has been modified or altered. You can also cross-check the hashes of a suspicious file online to […]

Extend the Trial Period of Windows 7 to Four Months [How To]

If you’re currently evaluating Windows, you can keep an eye on the expiration date of the license to ensure functionality is not reduced when the trial period ends. Windows Forums member and Windows Guides writer, Stu, shares the following commands to check the license status of your copy of Windows: slmgr /dli Current license information […]

Change the behaviour of Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnails [Quick Tip]

We’ve previously told you about Taskbar Thumbnails and how to use the Taskbar more efficiently. Personally I love the stack functionality in the Windows 7 Taskbar. Stacking all the thumbnails is a great way to keep the taskbar tidy and compact. The only thing that irritates me is that it doesn’t (by default) keep track […]

View the Restart Sequence of Legacy Windows Versions

If you’ve used PCs for years or haven’t used some of the older versions of Windows, you might appreciate The Restart Page—a site that displays the restart sequence for many of the older operating systems including Windows 1.1, 2000, XP, NeXT, and Apple operating systems. Check out The Restart Page Which restart sequence is your […]

Use Multiple Home Pages in Internet Explorer [Quick Tip]

If you’re using Internet Explorer (IE) and you want to open more than one homepage when you start a web browsing session, this guide will help you get set up. Note: As you increase the number of tabs to open, the time it takes to launch Internet Explorer will increase. Add a Page to Your […]