Is My System Capable Of Running Windows 7 XP Mode?

Windows 7 XP Mode provides you with the option to run some of Windows XP's productivity applications on your Windows 7 computer. These are the same applications that worked on Windows XP but did not work on Windows Vista. SecurAble is a free portable tool that answers one of the most frequently asked question,"Is my system capable of running Windows 7 XP mode?". It analyzes the processor to determine the presence of all the required modules to run the XP Mode. Read More

How To Use Windows 7 Aero Peek Feature

Aero Peek is one of the most promising features of Windows 7 and it lets you peek at the different application you've started. It is also used to view the desktop without minimizing all the open windows or applications. You will definitely find it useful when you just want to have a quick look at the desktop and you don't want to  minimize all the open  windows. If you have experience of using Microsoft's Windows Vista, then you might have noticed that when you move the mouse over a tab of a window in the task bar, a thumbnail is displayed to show you the contents. This feature has been enhanced in  Windows 7, it not only shows the thumbnails larger but every thumbnail also includes close button, you can directly close any application or window from here. Read More

How To Access Hidden Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 offers very eye-candy themes by default, you can view the list of available themes by right clicking the Windows 7 desktop and choosing the Personalize option. You can also download many attractive themes, but there are some hidden themes in Windows 7 as well. Basically these hidden themes are  provided for regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa. Lets see how we can enable it. Read More

Windows 7 Tweaker

Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a free utility which offers a very user-friendly interface to tweak your Windows 7. It basically works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It automatically detects that whether you are running Windows Vista or Windows7 and offers tweak options accordingly. It lets you easily tweak various settings related to System Performance,  User Accounts & UAC, System Security, Network Security, Internet Explorer, etc. Read More

Deskcretary – Clean Up Your Windows 7 Desktop

So many people have the habit to place their files on their computer's desktop, also many of us usually save their downloads on their desktop. If you continue this old practice, your desktop becomes a real  mess and you are even unable to find any files from it. Worst of all it also it becomes very time consuming for you to clean up your desktop manually. Don't fret yet, Deskcretary will help you out. Read More

Quickly Send VoiceMail Using JDVoiceMail In Windows 7

Do you find it boring to type long emails, just like me? Now give JDVoiceMail a try. It is a free tool which lets you send voice messages to anyone's email addresses. It records your voice message in the compressed .wav or.mp3 format and send as an attachment in the email. It is a very light-weight and easy-to-use tool, and best of all there is no special software needed on the end of receiver to listen to your message, he/she can simply listen to it in Window Media Player or any other audio player. Read More

Add Mac Look To Your Windows 7/Vista Desktop With Nexus Dock

Nexus Dock is a free dock application that gives fast access to your most frequently used applications. It provides you features like multi-dock system, live icon reflections, magnification, document thumbnails, and keyboard navigation, along with complete customization. When installed, it looks more like a Mac dock. Read More

Customizing Ribbon In Microsoft Office 2010

The Ribbon is basically a panel that houses the command buttons and icons and it also organizes commands as a set of tabs. The ribbon consolidates the functionality previously found in menu, toolbar, and many task panes into one area, and thus as a result,  it  increases both productivity and usability. It is not a new concept, Microsoft introduced it in Office 2007, but Office 2010 has implemented it with some enhanced features and it also lets you customize the Ribbon. One of the important things is that now it is not just limited to MS Word and MS Excel, Outlook also implements this feature. Read More

Exploring Windows 7 PowerShell

PowerShell is a command line tool and scripting interface which is very handy for system administrators and developers. It is also supported on Microsoft's Windows XP and Windows Vista, but you need to install it as a separate tool. Microsoft has realized it's importance and now  it comes by default with Windows 7 , not only this, but it has also been enhanced with many new features. It helps IT professionals  to control and automate the administration of their Windows OS and of applications that run on it. Now, its very easy to manage your system, write scripts to automate tasks, and create new tools. Lets explore it a bit more. Read More

Windows 7 ClearType Text Tuner Makes Text Appear More Sharp And Clear

ClearType Text Tuner tool lets you ensure that the text on your computer screen is crisp and sharp. With ClearType Text Turner, the words on your computer's screen appears as sharp and clear as those printed on the paper. It is aimed to increase the readability of words on the computer screen. Lets explore how we can achieve text tuning in Windows 7. Read More

An Introduction To Office Backstage In Microsoft Office 2010

There are a lots of enhanced features that have been added to Microsoft's Office 2010 which make its interface more user-friendly. Office Button is a nice addition and provides features that you will definitely need to use while editing your documents. It not only provides a very fancy menu, but also helps you manage your open documents, presentations, or spreadsheets at a much greater level. Read More

How To Configure GMail Account With Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Outlook is the most powerful and intuitive e-mail client software. Microsoft's Outlook 2010 provides  a very rich set of e-mail management tools to help you better manage your emails with a cool user interface. If you have a GMail account, then configuring the account with Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a piece-of-cake. Read More

How To Backup And Restore Important Files/Folder In Windows 7

In the world of computers, always prepare for the worst. Almost all versions of Microsoft Windows provide some data backup utility but these are limited to some basic features only. Now, Windows 7 provides you with an enhanced utility to backup and restore your important data in a very easy way. Windows 7's Backup & Restore utility can back up files on the basis of the schedule you set. It can back up files to another drive, over network, to a DVD, etc. Read More

Exploring Windows 7 Parental Controls

What Is Parental Controls

Parental Controls let parents restrict which games their children can play, which programs they can use, and which websites they can visit ,etc. This feature was originally introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista but was limited to website-filtering capabilities and some other basic features, but the upcoming Windows 7 has added many enhanced features to it. Now, you can easily control and monitor applications, games, emails and instant messaging,  etc. Lets explore how we can use it in Windows 7. Read More

What Is Windows 7 Libraries And How To Use It

What Is Windows 7 Libraries

The upcoming windows 7 has introduced the concept of Libraries which lets you organize your data in a more professional way. Libraries are actually the collection of folders on the computer system. As you know that many users do not save their documents, images and other files in one place and mostly you will find them scattered all over the hard disk, so the Windows 7 Libraries concept has provided an easy way to access all the files in one place. In other words, a library organizes all your files together in one place regardless of where it is stored. Read More

Remove Image Background in MS Office 2010 With Background Removal Tool

If you need to include an image without its background in Word document or Powerpoint presentation and are not familiar with Photoshop or any other image processing tool, then there is no need to fret. Background Removal Tool in Microsoft Office 2010 can do it for you. Among the long list of enhanced features in Microsoft Office 2010, there is Background Removal Tool. Removing the background of any image is now only a couple of clicks away. Read More

Use Resource Monitor To Check System Performance In Windows 7

If you are really conscious about your system's performance then it is necessary that you should monitor it regularly. All versions of Microsoft Windows has Task Manager utility which let you identify the processes and applications which are consuming the most system resources. Windows Vista offered Resource View which became very famous because it added some more functionality to Task Manager utility. Now what's new in upcoming Windows 7?  It's Resource Monitor. You can say that Vista's Resource View is a cut down version of Windows 7's Resource Monitor.  Resource Monitor lets you keep an eye on CPU, Memory, Network status and Disks status of your system. Read More

Understanding And Customizing System Restore In Windows 7

As you all know that System Restore is one of the important components of Microsoft Windows, it allows you to roll back(restore) system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc to a previous state in case of any disaster. Although Windows Vista provides the enhanced System Restore functionality, the upcoming Window 7 is aimed to improve it more. Now, get ready to experience the System Restore features of Windows 7. Read More

What Is Action Center In Windows 7 And How To Use It

If you have used Microsoft's Windows Vista, then you will be definitely familiar with Security Center where you can find useful security information, this feature has been enhanced in Windows 7 and named as Action Center. It is one place to provide you useful information regarding system maintenance, security and troubleshooting. It provides you different types of notifications, reports you about any issues in your system, and lets you troubleshoot any problem. It is being considered as one of the perks of upcoming Windows 7.  Lets explore more about it. Read More

Batch Resize, Rename, Convert, Or Watermark Your Images With Image Tuner

Suppose you want to upload your images to Facebook or any other website, we all know that it takes a lot of bandwidth to upload images and most ISPs have put some limits on it. After all sites like Facebook, MySpace, etc never keep the original image, they always resize and compress the images. So instead of uploading your original photo, wouldn’t it be better if you can resize and compress the images on your computer and then upload them, thus saving the bandwidth? Suppose another situation where you went to a  photography tour and came back with hundreds of photos, how would you add your personal watermark to all of them or rename them or convert them to another format? Read More