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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.

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: Disable Windows Live Messenger

Even if you don’t use it for chatting with friends, Windows Live Messenger keeps starting up every time you start your computer. The solution: disable Messenger’s auto-start.