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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Change the Desktop Background in Windows 7

First you should know the default Windows 7 wallpaper images are located at C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper.

How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows 7:
1. On a empty space you right click on the desktop and select Personalize on the menu.

2. At the bottom of the new window, Click on the Desktop Background link.

3. Select a Picture Location --> Select a Desktop Background --> Select the Picture Position

4. Click OK button to apply. Then it will be done.

Turn Aero Peek Off in Windows 7

By default, Desktop is turned Aero Peek on in Windows 7.

Here is how to Turn Aero Peek Off in Windows 7:
1. Right click on the Start button and click on Properties.
2.on the Taskbar tab,Uncheck the Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop box and Click on OK.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Error 0x80070032 in Windows 7 Backup

My Windows 7 Backup Failure with Error message 0x80070032. What does it mean?

If the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled, this error will happen. Go to Check if these services are disabled or not in windows 7.
If they are in a disabled state, enable this two services. Then restart the windows and try to backup again.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Disable or Turn off Bing Home Page Image

How to Disable/Turn off Bing Home Page Image

You can type following link to access Bing without Image.

Or you can try:

1. Go to Bing.com and click on help link present at bottom right corner

2. Scroll down “Explore the rich homepage” and you will find following links

3. Click on “Give me the plain background” to access bing home page without image.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Disable IE 8 Welcome Screen for All Users

There the Method to disable Internet Explorer 8 Welcome Screen (Tour and RunOnce) for All Users:

1.Click the start menu,type Regedit.exe and press Enter.

2.navigate to the following branch in the Registry Editor:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main

3. Create a REG_DWORD value named DisableRun

3. Double-click DisableRun and set its value data to 1.

4. Exit the Registry Editor.

Now when you open Internet Explorer 8, it will noy automatically redirecting to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Website.

Error Invalid Update Control CTF File

When I was updating AVG Anti-Virus 8.0, i got a error "Invalid Update Control CTF File".
It is a easy way to resolve the error for AVG Anti-Virus.

1.Open the AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 and click the Tools menu --> Advanced Settings --> Manage option.

2.Then Click the " Delete temporary update files" button and confirm removal by clicking Yes button.

Now you can update AVG with any error.

Increase Aero Peek Desktop Preview Mouse Hover Delay

You can use the registry hack discussed to adjust Aero Peek Desktop Preview Mouse Hover Delay in Windows 7. It's also easily to do.

1 Click the Start menu, and type Regedit.exe in the run box and press ENTER.
2. Navigate to the location as:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced

3. Create a new DWORD 32bit value and name it as PreviewHoverTime
4. Then double-click PreviewHoverTime and click Decimal toedit the value. I type 3000 in the value data box. 3000 value means that you increase the hover delay to 3 seconds.
5.Close the Registry Editor and logoff.
6.After you login back, you can delay it further more to avoid accidental preview of the desktop in windows 7 now.

move user data folder to other partition

1.First you should enable administrator account in windows 7, Then login with administrator account
2.Now Start to move your user data folder to a non-system partition such as D:\userdata. You Relocate your user data to other non-system partion,for example from C:\users\w7 to D:\userdata.
3.Create a symbolic link by mklink command:
mklink /D C:\Users\J D:\users\J
4.Logoff and login your own accout. Now your physical user data is on drive D.

Windows 7 Sync Center sync errors

What's Windows 7 Sync Center? It allows you to check the results of your recent sync activity. If your computer has any sync errors or warnings in windows 7, Sync Center can tell you.

If you need sync with files in network locations, just open control panel. Then click sync center to lauch sync center, Sync Center will be designed to help you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

shut down svchost.exe netsvcs

My computer had installed windows 7 build 7100. I found that svchost.exe is always downloading something, but how to shut it down?

1.You should open a command prompt.
tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"
From there you are able to determine by the PID which service is the culprit.
3.Open up your taskmgr.
Under the services tab, you can find the corresponding PID and shut it down.

Change the Power Plan Settings in Windows 7

If you want your Windows 7 computer to manage power usage, try to Change the Power Plan Settings.
1. Click on the Start Menu.
2. In the search box you should type powercfg.cpl and press enter.
2. Click on the Change plan settings link to the right of the power plan that you want to change the settings for.

Disable Service in Windows 7

Services which support to other programs are running in the background and provides in Windows 7. Sometimes if you need to disable a Windows 7 service of your choice to speed windows 7 up, here is How to do:

1.Open the Control Panel. Click the Administrative Tools --> Services.
2.Right click on the service you want to disable and click on Properties.
3.Click on the Stop button to stop the service
4.select Disable in the Startup type and click on OK.

Gmail Notifier Plus for Windows 7

Gmail Notifier Plus can inform you of any new mails in your Gmail inbox in the taskbar.
Please getting Gmail Notifier Plus for Windows 7 from here

Monday, August 10, 2009

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0

When I want to get Microsoft Security Essentials via microsoft site, i get this message:

Not available in your country or region
The invitation you are using belongs to another registered account. If you believe you received this message in error, please try using another Windows Live ID/Passport account or contact mchelp@microsoft.com for additional assistance.

How can i get it now? Please help me.

Because Microsoft Security Essentials beta is available only in the United States, Israel (English only), People's Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese only).

You are in a country or region being unavailable.

sticky notes Application miss

If Sticky Note Application is missing in windows 7, Please try this:

1.Make sure that Tablet PC Components checked in Windows Features.

2.Where is Sticky Note Application? It should be located at C:\Windows\system32\StikyNot.exe by default.

Recheck the C:\Windows\System32 folder. You will see some of the sub-folders in this location. If you scroll further down, you will see StikyNot file in a long list of files.

Now you can make a new shortcut for Sticky Note on the dektop.

windows 7 RTM Upgrade from Vista fails

Today when i was upgrading from Vista SP1 to windows 7 RTM, the computer installed fails with the message "This version of Windows could not be installed, Your previous version of Windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it."

First, you cannot update to Windows 7 from vista sp1.But You can update to Windows 7 from vista sp2.
So you should update Vista to Sp2 and uninstall the programs it lists as incompatible. Then start to in-place Upgrade from vista

You had better do a clean install..

Windows 7 RTM Available to MSDN Subscribers

This is Good news for windows fans.
On August 6, Windows 7 is now available to download from TechNet and MSDN.
TechNet Link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx
MSDN Link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx
There is the full Windows 7 Client Retail version for download. It's going to be the full Windows 7 retail version and for sale.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Default Windows 7 File Extension Types list

Default File Extension Types list for Windows 7

AudioCD - Audio CD protocol associations.

avi - Audio Video Interleave files.

bat - Batch files.

bmp - Bitmap image files.

chm - Microsoft compiled HTML help files.

cmd - Windows command script files.

com - MS-DOS application files.

cur - Windows File Cursor animation files used for the Microsoft Windows mouse pointer image.

Directory - Directory protocol associations

dll - A Dynamic Link Library (dll) file is a support file used by one or more programs.

drive - Drive protocol associations.

exe - Executable application files.

folder - Folder protocol associations.

gif - Graphics Interchange Format image files.

htm - Hypertext Mark-up Language document files.

html - Hypertext Mark-up Language document files.

ico - Icon files.

inf - Setup information files.

jpe - Joint Photographic Experts Group image files.

jpeg - Joint Photographic Experts Group image files.

jpg - JPG (Joint Photographic Group) image files.

js - Java Script files.

lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files.

mp3 - MP3 sound format file.

mpa - MPEG audio file.

mpe - MPEG movie file.

mpeg - MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) video file.

mpg - MPEG video file.

msc - Mirosoft Common Console document files.

reg - Registry files.

rtf - Rich Text document files.

scr - Screen Saver files.

tif - Tagged Image files Format.

tiff - Tagged Image files Format.

txt - Text document files.

vbs - Visual Basic Script files.

wma - Windows Media Audio files.

wmv - Windows Media Audio/Video file.

wsf - Windows Script Files.

xml - Excel Macro files.

xps - XML Paper Specification document files.

zip - archival and data compression format used to compress one or more files

Create a elevated Task Manager shortcut

If you want to have a elevated Task Manager shortcut in windows 7, here is how to:

1.In the windows 7,Right click to create a New Shortcut on a empty space on the desktop.
2.Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe, and click Next.
3.Type in Task Manager or others as you like for a name, and click Finish.
4.Right click on the new Task Manager shortcut.
5.Then click on Properties -->Shortcut tab --> the Advanced button. Then check " the Run as administrator " box and click OK.

check Windows 7 License Information command

It's easily to check your Windows 7 licence information by the command prompt.

1.Pressing the Winkey+R Shortcuts to open a command prompt. Then type " cmd " and press enter.
2. In the command prompt type the following command, and A Windows Script Host will pop up informing you of an invalid combination of command parameters.

slmgr: display the basic information
slmgr /dli: display the current license information
slmgr /dlv : display detailed information on the current license
slmgr /xpr : display the expiration date for the current license
slmgr /rearm : rearm Windows and extend the grace period

free data recovery software

If you need to recover deleted files folders and partitions, Restore Drive file folder and Flash Media, try to use free data recovery software.

There is Top 10 FREE Data Recovery Software:
1. Recuva
2. PC INSPECTOR File Recovery
3. Panda Recovery
4. TOKIWA DataRecovery
5. SoftPerfect File Recovery
6. Undelete Plus
7. FreeUndelete
8. ADRC Data Recovery Software Tools
9. Glary Undelete
10. Avira UnErase Personal

But I am not sure that they can run in windows 7 to recovery data.

How to Install Eye Toy for Windows 7

If you don't know how to install Eye Toy in Windows 7, here is how to do.
let us install eye toy for Windows 7 for you computer, because the Eye Toy can then be used as a web cam.

1. Install eye toy driver for Windows 7
You can download the driver via the most updated drivers.
2.Open the device manager.
clicking on start menu --> control panel --> device manager. Then plug in your eye toy into any one USB port and Window will find a found new hardware.
3.Now right click on the eye toy and select update drivers to start the installation.
4.Finish installing eye toy for Windows 7. Enjoy yourself.

Update: Sorry. It doesn't work on Windows 7.

select cd-rom boot type issue

windows 7 ISO was burned to a DVD by me successfully. I Stucked at "Select CD-Rom Boot Type" Windows when I booted from the DVD on my MacBook Pro. Do you have the same problem and questions?

Here is how to solve the problem.

1.It should revert to BIOS emulation booting.
Macs only version 1.1 and Windows only works with version 2, so it should revert to BIOS emulation booting.
2.copy files from windows 7 DVD or ISO image to temporary folder.
3.use oscdimg.exe from Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) to create new .iso file.
4.Start to burning new install dvd and install windows 7.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kill All iexplore.exe Processes by Command Line

Open up a command prompt and type the following syntax

taskkill /F /IM /T

as the taskkill command and press Enter to kill All the iexplore.exe Processes at Once.

Multimedia Class Scheduler Service

Multimedia Class Scheduler service is required only for the fact that Windows Audio service lists. Its defaults startup type is Automatic (Started)
And its Default Path and Command Line Options is C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs.

Add Items on the Windows 7 Send To Menu

If you want to add some items on the send menu when you right-click on a file on windows 7, you can create shortcuts in the Send To folder.

1.Where is send to folder location on win7? You can try to type


into the location bar, and press enter.

The Send To folder is over there.

2.then drag shortcuts to your preferred folders into this folder.

Now you can find the shortcuts in the Send To menu.

Google Chrome OS may fail

Google Chrome OS is a lightweight OS,What do you think of Windows 7 vs. Google Chrome OS? But in my mind Google might fail miserably. Windows 7 Will won finally.

There are some reasons:
1.Google Chrome OS is not a real OS and require less software.Although you are using Google Docs, Office, Mail apps etc.

2.when Google releases their Chrome OS, What do people think of its crappy backwards-compatibility.Many things will not be compatible with it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Windows 8 Codename Midori

What Windows 8 Codename Midori is aimed to rebuild entirely Windows, it will be goodbye to NT kernel? This will not be programmed in C / C + + code but in mixed as C #, F #, etc
Therefore for the time being "Midori" will make reference to Windows 8 when used in many articles and of course rumors that should start appearing after Windows 7.
I think that windows 7 is the last of the x86 32 bit operatings.

no sound come out

My computer run windows 7 with a EP45-UD3L F3 motherboard. I had install the latest sound driver which works with Windows 7. But it is no sound in windows 7.Any help on this would be appreciated.

Today I fixed it. The set up got changed from what XP had. I didn't actually go through the set up every time I switched jacks.

install latest Itunes

I have installed Itunes on windows 7 x86. it was installed from the apple s'ware updater and it was running fine.
If it get various security issues, you should try right clicking on the installer, and choose properties --> compatibly with vista sp2.

cdburnerXP for windows 7 ultimate x86

Try to burn CDs and DVDs in windows 7 ultimate x86 bit, you need a good cd/dvd burning software -- cdburnerXP. Also it is a free application. or you can try Imgburn software. they all work perfect in windows 7.

Enable Hibernate Option In Windows 7

It is a very easy task enabling hibernate in windows xp, but it's different approach to do in windows 7.

If you want to see the new Hibernate entry in the Start menu, try it:

1.Type CMD in Start menu and then press Enter to open Command Prompt. Note that you should have the administrator rights.
2.type the command as below:

powercfg /hibernate on

and preess Enter
3. Type exit.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Install Windows 7 on dell mini 9

If you want to install Windows 7 on dell mini 9 netbooks, there is how to do:

1.Boot your dell Mini from a USB harddisk
2.Delete the existing partition
3.Mini be booted in Windows 7. It will begin the install!

Update: I vlite Window 7 Ultimate with both Build 6801 and 6596 on a 16GB SSD, Crash and Dump Support and did not do an automated setup.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

blank vista power options

My computer runs vista ultimate 32 bit. But when i go to 'power options' in the start menu, i have attached a screenie with a blank window. Can anyone help me to fix it?
I had runned 'sfc /scan now' command,but it does not.

I think that it's necessary to have a reinstall vista.

CCleaner works fine in Windows 7

CCleaner works without any problems in Windows 7. It is always recommended that you review the results found in any registry cleaner to make sure that they are safe to delete, but I have never had CCleaner find anything that wasn't safe yet though.

What's New about CCleaner:
Redesign of Cleaner results panel.
Added support for Opera 10 Beta.
Added support for Safari 4.0.
Added search to Uninstall tool.
Added search to Cookies screen.
Improved User assist cleaning in Windows 7.
Fixed bug in OpenOffice cleaning.
Fixed IE8 SuggestedSites.dat cleaning support.
Fixed UI bugs

Error 0x8007241 on instation

When I install windows 7,but it says error 0x8007241... What can i do now? And what does it mean ?

Best Answer:
This is an error on the installation disc. B
urn another disc for windows 7. At a slower speed I recommend 4x and it should be fine.