Some 20 days ahead of the public Internet Explorer 9 beta, a first confirmed screenshot of the new user interface has appeared on the Web. Get an insight into what’s new.
The new Windows is pretty stable. Once installed, it usually works like a charm. However, even the most stable operating system can run into problems, for example if important system files get corrupted due to hard disk failures. The good thing: Windows 7 ships with a repair feature.
You are using installing updates for Windows 7, and Windows always asks you to reboot your computer afterward? Normally you can only delay the prompt by four hours or shorter. However, you can turn off the repeated reboot prompt.
Long awaited, now available for free download: Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta. This beta is available in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.
Windows Vista offers you the option to “Search the Internet”, directly above the search box in your start menu. The new Windows 7 does not contain this shortcut anymore, Microsoft has removed it from the start menu. If you like to, you can re-integrate it.
Advanced Windows users like to turn off the mouse shadow. This is how it works.
Soon, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista RTM (without Service Pack). It is recommended to upgrade corresponding systems.
Windows adds a small rounded arrow to shortcuts, so they look different from normal files. You can hide them with this trick.
In difficult times, the annual computer trade fair CeBIT (2–6 March 2010) has successfully accomplished a turnaround and opened for new topics again, according to Achim Berg, Microsoft Germany CEO and Vice President of BITKOM.
Some DOS commands take a while for running through. If you don’t want to wait until the command has finished running, you can cancel it.