Removing items from the ‘Run’ window history

I have quite a few annoying habits, and some of them have to do with how I work with computers. One of these little annoying habits is accessing specific locations and applications on a system from the ‘Run’ window. Some of you may say that it’s so eighties since we have the search box in Vista and 7 but I still like it. It’s a simple and quick process: Press Star+R write the location and you are there.Better yet,if it’s an item you already used it’s stored in history so you don’t have to re-type the full path or name-and … Continue reading Removing items from the ‘Run’ window history

BitLocker To Go Reader

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the BitLocker-protected drives by using a password or a recovery password (also known as a recovery key) and gain read-only access to … Continue reading BitLocker To Go Reader

Windows 7 XP Mode RTM

Quietly,without much fanfare Windows XP Mode (XPM) has RTMed.   What can XPM do for you? Microsoft wants you to move to Windows 7. An obstacle for moving to Windows 7 is an application that is a necessity for a business or home that might not run under Windows 7 (or Vista). Such legacy applications might not be supported under the current compatibility settings and to make things worse, the company that has developed the application is no longer in business or will not develop an application that is supported by Windows 7. To resolve this problem XPM was … Continue reading Windows 7 XP Mode RTM

Windows 7 Product Guide

The Windows 7 product guide is a straightforward document that everyone can use to understand how windows 7 can improve their productivity. This guide is at the user level so it will be tangible by the majority of people. Personally I found several tips in it, one of them is that by using the following combo you can run an application in Admin mode: Ctrl+Shit+Double left Click on a taskbar item. Windows 7 Product Guide Download

Excitement over Windows 7

It’s been a long time since I had last posted. A lot of things changed, both in my personal life and in general. One of the things that changed is that people are really excited (in a positive way) about the upcoming release of Microsoft’s new OS. I believe that this new wave of positive excitement was incited by Microsoft’s hard work on correctly marketing Windows 7. One such move is opening a Cafe in Paris to create additional buzz around the release.

Windows 7 And Live Messenger

One thing that I have found to be a nuisance in Win7 is the way it handles Messenger. In the past messenger used to hide on the icon tray, and you could open it by double clicking on it. Windows 7 has changed this and Messenger occupies a slot on your taskbar. Personally, I find this uncomfortable. The solution, is to run Messenger in Vista compatibility mode. Find the Messenger icon, right click it, and choose properties. Choose the compatibility tab and select Windows Vista from the drop down box. At this stage restart Messenger,and it will go back into … Continue reading Windows 7 And Live Messenger

10 Things I like about Windows 7

There are hundreds(exaggerating here?) of such lists floating around the Net and the printed media, so why should I add one more? Well first of all because I want to, and because, it’s a bit odd to see that the tables have turned-when Vista was released all you could find was posts and lists of 10 reasons to hate Vista,today the world is different. In general the current mood of the media seems to be favorable towards Microsoft in general and Windows 7 specifically. I have started using Windows 7 since build 7000 (released to the general public) and have … Continue reading 10 Things I like about Windows 7

Windows 7 Hotkeys

I always loved hotkeys in Windows,they make the user experience a more pleasant and comfortable one. The standard hotkeys found in Windows Vista can be found here and Brandon Paddock posted the hotkeys that are new to Win7 here.

Windows 7 Remote Server Admin Tools Beta released

You really can’t avoid Windows 7. Doesn’t really matter where you look you simply can’t avoid it. Considering Vista and Windows 7 it looks like that the hype Windows 7 is creating is very positive. Since literally “everyone” has installed it, you might be interested in knowing that a version of Remotes Server Administration Tools (aka RSAT) has been released for it. Click Here, for the download page. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles … Continue reading Windows 7 Remote Server Admin Tools Beta released