Windows 7 Tricks

Sunday, December 20, 2009 ·

windows 7
If you belive that you know everything about Windows 7 then think twice. Windows 7 is latest operating system there are still few things that you must know to enhance your knowledge.

Pin your folder to Windows 7 Taskbar: Most of the users want to access folders quickly on desktop. In Windows 7 users can add the computer menu as a folder on the taskbar for the quickest access to their folders.

● In order to add a folder to the taskbar, just right-click on the taskbar and choose the Toolbars menu, and then click on New Toolbar.

● Locate the folder that you want. Now you can see your folder right there on the taskbar.

How to Prevent Windows update from automatically restarting your Windows 7 computer?: As we all know that Windows always prompts to restart computer whenever it detects any changes. There's a couple of ways that we can this behavior. However, you'll still get the prompts, but it won't force you to shut down or restart.

● Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search box or run dialog, and navigate down to the following key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

● Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on. Delete the value to put things back to the way they were.

How to Log On Automatically in Windows 7?: If you are the only single person using your computer at home or office, then save your precious time while login. There is one way to make sure that Windows doesn't prompt you for a password when you log on.

● Type in netplwiz into the start menu search box, press Enter.

● On next screen uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer", and then hit Apply. You'll see a username and password box. Enter in the appropriate information here and click OK.

Turn on Remote Desktop on Windows 7 computer: This tool is not available with all editions of Windows 7. By default, you can access it if you have Windows 7 Ultimate, Pro, or Business editions.

STEP 1: You can either right-click the Computer icon and choose properties, or you can type in system into the start menu search box, and then find the entry for System.

STEP 2: Click the Remote Settings link and enable this option.

Add an additional clock: Windows 7 provides a new feature that allows you to set different time zones on a single computer. You can add one or two additional clocks to the Windows Taskbar. It would help you while contacting people, who stay in different cities or countries.

Steps to perform this task:

1. Click on the Taskbar clock and click “Change date and time settings”

2. On Next screen click the “Additional Clocks” tab.

3. Click “Show this clock” next to the first clock.

4. Next, click on the “Select time zone” pull-down to choose the desired time zone for the clock.

5. Next, “Enter display name”, give a name for your clock that will appear when you navigate your mouse over the Taskbar clock or click the Taskbar clock to show the larger clocks.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the second clock if you wish to add a second clock to the Windows 7 Taskbar.

7. Click “OK” to close the dialog box.