Imagine you starting your computer one day to open a website—but it just won’t work. There is no network connection. Drivers? Cable? Internet provider? Might be the culprits, but here’s another possibility to check.
Since 1985, Windows has a deep impact on our view of a computer.
How-to: Open file or folder properties without context menu
Normally you would access the properties of a file or folder by right-clicking it, then selecting Properties from the appearing context menu. Did you know that you can open these properties without using your mouse?
How-to: Add Control Panel to the Windows 7 jumplist
Like any program, the Control Panel has a jumplist. On right-clicking the Control Panel icon in the taskbar, its jumplist shows the last used Control Panel components. Would you like to add additional elements to the jumplist and pin them permanently?
How-to: Create invisible folders in Windows 7
When multiple people work with your computer, they don’t have to see what you’re working on immediately. You could protect the corresponding folder with a password—but that would only make your co-workers nosey. It is more simple and effective to make the folder invisible.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 released
The first major update for Microsoft’s successful Windows 7 has been released. Besides new features, it contains all previous updates and hotfixes published for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
How-to: Reduce hard disk access in Windows 7
Once per minute, Windows 7 writes a timestamp to disk. This enables diagnostic tools to check whether and when Windows has been shut down unexpectedly. For home usage, you can safely disable the timestamp. This reduces write access to your hard disk.
How-to: Increase your Internet Speed
In this tutorial I’m going to show you a quick way to eliminate bandwidth restrictions. Windows OS come to us with a lot of unknown restrictions and limitations.
Rumor: Windows 8 to release in January 2013
Microsoft is perhaps going to release the Windows 7 successor later than expected. This is what rumors about Microsoft’s possible development roadmap might reveal.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is done
Microsoft has finished the development of the first major update to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Service Pack 1 does not have any visible changes to the system, but bundles all previously published security and stability updates for Windows 7.
How-to: Enable the telnet command in Windows 7
Using the telnet command, tech-savvy ones can remote control other computers or check HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and more plain-text connections over the web, by using the
telnet command. Though, apparently this command has been removed in Windows 7. It has not.