How to Lock Down Windows 7 Start Menu

The guide below will help you to know the process to lock down Start menu on Windows 7, this guide implementation will completely prevent other users from adding, removing or changing any item/program from the Start menu in Windows 7. Step-1 Type "gpedit.msc" in Start menu and click on gpedit.msc Step-2 From the left panel [...]

Restrict User to Change Personalization Settings on Windows 7

Windows 7 allows to restrict changing personalization settings, which is quite useful feature. Suppose your personal computer is also in use of other family members and you want to restrict them from doing changes to background, theme, sounds, desktop, computer configurations etc then guide below will help you, to do that exactly. See also: Disable [...]

How to Disable Startup Sound in Windows 7

Folks who feel uncomfortable with startup sound of Windows 7 computer, can follow instructions below to disable it quickly. Disable Startup Sound in Windows 7 Step-1 Click "Start" button > "Control Panel" Step-2 Click "Hardware and Sound" Step-3 Under "Sound", click "Change system sounds" Step-4 Uncheck box with "Play Window Startup sound" option and that's [...]

How to Extract DMG File in Windows

DMG is a disk image format used on Mac OS X and it is difficult to open on Windows computer. So, the guide below will let you people give a way to open DMG files on Windows through a free utility name HFSExplorer. Continue reading after the break to read the complete process to do [...]

How to View/Change HomeGroup Password in Windows 7

If you have forgotten your HomeGroup password on Windows 7 then there is no need to worry as Windows 7 gives an option to view HomeGroup password. To get into the way to view or change HomeGroup password on Windows 7 continue reading after the break. Click on "Start" button and type HomeGroup in search [...]

Speed up your Windows 7 Computer with ReadyBoost

Windows 7 has a new feature called ReadyBoost that allows to extend system's memory by using Flash memory or SD Card. This method is quite useful for the Windows 7 Netbook users to increase memory, and definitely it increases system performance. Note: ReadyBoost will work effectively to speed up your computer when you have 1GB [...]

How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu

In Windows OS Start Menu is a place which provides direct access to Programs, Utilities, Documents etc. You can customize Start menu according to your requirement and especially Windows 7 users are more free to tweak with Start menu settings. So, in following we just have a look on Start menu customization settings to introduce [...]

Change AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7 for CD, DVD and other Devices

If you want to stop AutoPlay some devices or media then follow the guide below to change autoplay settings for different media and devices. Change AutoPlay Settings Windows 7 Click on "Start" button, then click "Default Programs" button Click on "Change AutoPlay settings" option to stop autoplay cd, dvd, and other devices. To stop autoplay [...]

How to Install Third Party Themes on Windows 7

Do you want to install custom or third party themes on Windows 7 system? Then follow the instructions written below to learn the complete process to do that. Before proceeding further you must know that Microsoft does not permit to install custom themes on Windows systems. So, here is a utility called Universal Theme Patcher [...]

Customize Context Menu in Windows 7

When you right click, the Context menu in Windows Explorer just provides a limited list of actions, but if you want to include any action of your choice to Context menu then here is a free utility File Menu Tools which can do that very easily and also gives many other options to customize context [...]

How to Add MAC OS X Dock In Windows 7, Vista or XP

Dock in Mac OS X is really awesome. If you are a PC user and want to get Mac like Dock in Windows then just follow the method written below to add Mac Dock in Windows using free application RocketDock. i have tested this in Windows 7 but it will also work in Windows Vista [...]

How to Disable USB Ports to Block USB Storage Devices in Windows 7

USB storage devices are so common these days almost everyone owns USB storage device in shape of small flash drives, external hard disks, mobile phones, cameras, and lots of other portable devices. So if you want to secure your computer from stealing data, viruses or any other risks then simply disable the USB ports for [...]

Turn Off Network Discovery, File/Printer Sharing and Public Folder Sharing In Windows 7

If some sharing options are enabled on your computer like File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing or Network Discovery then definitely there is a security risk involved. Although, your installed firewall provides protection but still there are precautionary measures exist which may protect your system against unseen security threats. So, in following we are just writing [...]

Speed Up Shut Down Time Windows 7

If some programs are running in Windows 7 and you Shut Down it then Windows 7 will spend some time to save data and close running programs before shutting it down. By default this time is 12 seconds in Windows 7 but you can reduce this time to speed up the shut down time. Its [...]

How to Automatically Shutdown Laptop if Unplugged Power

Today i received an email from user that how can i shutdown my laptop if unplugged and installed Windows 7. Microsoft Windows 7 comes with lot of power management features and you can customize it according to your requirements. So here is the method to shutdown your laptop if you lose the AC power and [...]

How to Find Wireless MAC Address on Windows 7

Every network capable device must have unique MAC address assigned by the manufacturer. Media Access Control (MAC) address is hexadecimal code separated with colon ":" or hyphen "-" and MAC address is unique even two devices of same type. Most common use of MAC addresses by the network administrators is to allow a specific list [...]

What is winlogon.exe? Complete winlogon.exe Process Information

Winlogon.exe Windows Logon is an important Windows system process, and if you want to know further about winlogon.exe process in Windows 7, Vista and XP then you should read the details in below. What is winlogon.exe? Winlogon.exe Location? Winlogon.exe a Virus? The winlogon.exe process works to manage the user’s login and logout activity on system. [...]

How To Erase Rewritable CD/DVD in Windows 7

To erase data from a rewritable disc, obviously you need CD/DVD burning software installed on your system but Windows 7 give you a built-in option to erase rewritable CD or DVD which allows users to perform that task easily without the help of any third party application. How to erase rewritable Cd / DVD in [...]

Find Process Location that is Running in Task Manager

Windows operating system contains several processes and services running in Task Manager and some of those are necessarily important for the smooth running of OS. In Task Manager you may observe mostly the critical Windows processes and services with some other processes related to the running applications. To access the Task Manager simply right click [...]

What is wuauclt.exe? Complete wuauclt.exe Process Information

Wauclt.exe (Windows Update AutoUpdate Client) is a Windows process and we will see what is wuauclt.exe? File location of wuauclt.exe process, is it a virus, spyware...? and more. What is wuauclt.exe? wuauclt.exe location? Is wuauclt.exe virus, spyware...? wuauclt.exe removal Disable Windows updates The wuauclt.exe refers to Windows Update AutoUpdate Client. This is an active process [...]

How to Turn Off Windows 7 Automatic Updates

If you want to disable Windows 7 updates and want to update it manually then here is the method to turn off Windows 7 automatic updates. Type "System and Security" in Start menu search Navigate to "Windows Update" > "Turn automatic updating on or off" Select "Never check for updates" from drop down under "Important [...]

How to Turn On/Off Updates Notifications in Windows 7

In Windows 7, Action Center is the place which keeps necessary messages about security updates and Windows maintenance updates and user must consider to run the OS properly by installing new available updates according to their preferences. In Windows 7 Notification area /system tray you can observe Notification icon as following When you click on [...]

What is svchost.exe, Complete svchost.exe Process Information

Today we are writing about a critical Windows ( Windows 7, Vista and XP ) process called svchost.exe and we will see that what is svchost.exe process, svchost.exe location, is svchost.exe a virus, removing svchost.exe and more. You can read the complete information about svchost.exe process as follow. What is svchost.exe? Svchost.exe location? Svchost.exe a [...]

What is explorer.exe, Complete explorer.exe Process Information

Explorer.exe a core file/process of Windows OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP). In this post you will see: what is explorer.exe process, its original location, is it a virus and can we remove it. Explorer.exe Process Information What is explorer.exe Explorer.exe location Is explorer.exe a virus Can we remove explorer.exe Explorer.exe process provides a GUI shell [...]

What is ipodservice.exe Process, Complete ipodservice Information

Today, we share some important information regarding ipodservice.exe process with Windows system users, The ipodservice.exe is an application process by Apple integrated with iTunes version for Microsoft Windows operating system, so let's see what is the role of this process in Windows environment? The ipodservice is the part of Apple iTunes media suite and when [...]