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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Delete Problem Report History in Windows 7

How to delete Problem Report History in Windows 7:

Click the start buttotn --> the Control Panel (All Items View)--> the Action Center icon --> Click on Maintenance to expand that section --> the View system history link under the Check for solutions to problem reports section --> the View problem reports and responses link at the bottom of the Reliability Monitor --> At the bottom of the Problem History window, click on the Clear Problem History button --> Click on "Clear all" button.

Now all the windows 7 problem history is clear.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Use Windows 7 Mobility Center

The Windows 7 Mobility Center exe file is located at C:\Windows\System32\mblctr.exe. And it is only available on laptops and tablet PCs. Also it can be enabled on desktop computers.

How to open Windows 7 Mobility Center:

Click start button, select the Control Panel in All Items view. And click on the Windows Mobility Center icon. Double-click it to open Windows 7 Mobility Center and adjust the settings per tile to what you like.

What's Changes with Windows 7 PowerShell

What's Changes with Windows 7 PowerShell:

* Windows 7 PowerShell includes more than 100 new cmdlets.
* You can run commands on one computer or hundreds of computers with a single command.
* Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment.
* you can run commands asynchronously and "in the background"
* The Windows PowerShell debugger can help you debug functions and scripts.
* Windows PowerShell supports transactions in Windows 7 now.
* Scripts and functions can display messages and Help text to users in multiple languages.

Windows PowerShell system and feature requirements the Microsoft .NET Framework. And The Export-Counter cmdlet runs only on Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dr.Web Anti-virus supports Windows 7

The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web announced the release of updated Dr.Web products for Windows.

Dr.Web Anti-virus is compatibility with Windows 7 and adds several improvements to Dr.Web for Windows.

1.A new object access subsystem for the anti-rootkit module that doesn’t use features of an OS and can't be blocked by a rootkit;
2.The autorun scan now also can check and restore a modified HOSTS file;
3.Improved compatibility with virtual machines;
4.A fix of an error when the scanner froze while checking removable IDE/SCSI disks;
5.A fix of an error that made the scanner freeze when it was launched using the context menu;

Dr.Web for Windows 7 and subscribers to the Dr.Web anti-virus service to update their anti-viruses.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to disable Action Center in Windows 7

To disable Action Center icon in windows 7:

Click Start button --> Control Panel( All Control Panel Items) -- >System Icons --> in the drop-down menu next to Action Center, select OFF.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check For Memory Problem In Windows 7

How to Run the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 7:

1. Click the Start button in Windows 7 --> the Control Panel (All Items View) --> the Administrative Tools icon --> Memory Diagnostics Tool.
2. The "windows Memory Diagnostics Tool" window will pop up, select the Restart now and check for problems option.
3. The computer will now restart, and windows will start to check for memory problem. This might take several minutes. By default Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool will run the Standard test.
4. When the test is finished running, the computer will be automatically restarted.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Paint.NET Supports For Windows 7

It is a great news that Paint.net 3.5 beta 1 released. You can obtain it here: Download Paint.NET for free.

What's Paint.NET. It's free image and photo editing software for Microsoft Windows.

Paint.NET Minimum System:

* Windows 7 (recommended),
or Windows XP SP2,
or Windows Vista,
or Windows Server (2003 SP1 or newer)
* .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
* 512 MB of RAM
* 1024 x 768 screen resolution
* 200+ MB hard drive space
* 64-bit mode requires a 64-bit CPU and a 64-bit edition of Windows.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ZoneAlarm Antivirus with windows 7

I tried installing Zonealarm on Windows 7 and it did not work. It got me thinking, is it even needed anymore? Is the Windows 7 firewall good enough, along with a good anti-virus program?

I think you can try ZoneAlarm® Antivirus 9.0 Beta. It includes both Antivirus and the award-winning Firewall. It prevents and disables most recent and sophisticated viruses and PC attacks. ZoneAlarm Antivirus 9.0 Beta is the second public beta compatible with Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit). Also works on XP and Vista.

Download ZoneAlarm Antivirus 9.0 Beta for windows 7

Recommended minimum software, operating system, and hardware:

Microsoft® Windows® 7:
2 GHz 32-bit processor, 2 GB RAM
2 GHz 64-bit processor, 4 GB RAM

Microsoft Windows, XP SP2 or SP3, Home or Professional Edition:
1 GHz 32-bit processor, 1GB RAM
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or SP2 :
2 GHz 32-bit processor, 2 GB RAM
2 GHz 64-bit processor, 4 GB RAM
250MB of available hard-disk space.

ZoneAlarm may fail to install on Windows 7 in VMWare and on some Intel network cards.You may download the latest compatible Intel driver from here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to Add Run to Start Menu in Vista

How to Add Run to Windows Vista Start Menu:

Right-click the Start button --> Properties --> then "Customize" when the Properties window opens --> Click the check box next to "Run" on the Customize Start Menu window --> Click OK button

The operating system denied access to the specified file

I bought a piece of software. It required me to go to the companies website and download a "validation" file. Every time I open up the file to validate it, I get a strange error message in windows 7:

"The operating system denied access to the specified file"

How to solve the issue:

Check if the file is blocked. Right click --> properties --> look in the bottom right corner for it.