Saturday, 30 March 2013

About Windows 7

Today I've decided to share some thing that I know About Windows 7 Ultimate..., I will not make you feel bored as this may work out for you...
  Now I'm assuming that you have ready to run Win7 and I prefer Ultimate.

1 Personalization of Desktop Slide Show:
 Here let me tell you how to create your own alternate wallpapers set
 Step 1: Download the Wallpapers of your choice with the resolution matching your Monitor.
 Step 2: Go to  c:\windows\web\wallpapers  create a folder and name as you wish.
 Step 3: Now copy and paste all the wallpapers that you have downloaded or that you already have   into this folder and make one of them as your desktop wallpaper.
 Step 4: Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization or just Right Click on the left most empty space on your desk top and click on Personalization
               
Personalization Screen

                              Personalization Window

 Step 5: Right Click on Unsaved Theme and click on Save Theme and give a name.
 Step 6: Click on Desk Top Background and select the wallpapers for the slide show, make changes in alert sounds as you wish and can change window color according to your Wallpaper background colors...!!!
* The collection called Abstract in the above image is been created in the same way...

2 Personalization of  Registry:

Its the time to look at the Registry Modification to remove the limit reserved bandwidth and optimize the performance of Windows...

 3 Personalization of  Navigational Panel:

Here let me talk about the customization of  the navigation's that makes the Desk Top or Lap Top handy and makes the files to access readily...

I. To customize Folder Options:

Go to My Computer press Alt if menubar is hidden click Tools and click on Folder Options

a. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the General tab, and then do one or both of the following
To show all the folders on your computer in the navigation pane, including your personal folder,         select the Show all folders check box, click Apply to see the change, and then click OK.
b. In an open folder or library window, click Organize, and then click Folder and search options.

c. To automatically expand the navigation pane to the folder that's selected in the folder window, select the Automatically expand to current folder check box, and then click OK.
d. Modifying the Search Options too...

Folder Options
Folder Options

II. Pin a program or items to the Windows 7 Taskbar:

You know what would make a great taskbar? One where you could pin your favorite applications or files so that you could open them quickly from any window at any time. Guess what? You can.
In Windows 7, you can also pin shortcuts for favorite or frequently used files, folders, and websites to the Jump Lists for each of those programs to the taskbar.
Pin a program to the taskbar
To pin a program shortcut to the taskbar, do one of the following:
  • If the program is already running, right-click the program's button on the taskbar (or drag the button toward the desktop) to open the program’s Jump List, and then click Pin this program to taskbar.
  • Or if the program isn't running, click Start, find the program’s icon, right-click the icon, and then click Pin to Taskbar.
  • You can also pin a program by dragging the program's shortcut from the desktop or Start menu to the taskbar.

Drag to Pin
Drag Drop to Pin to Taskbar

4 Troubleshoot is easiest in Windows 7:

 I. Problem Steps Recorder

As the local TECHIE most of my friends and family ask for help with their computer problems, yet having no idea how to clearly describe what's going on. It's frustrating, but Microsoft feels the pain, and Windows 7 will include an excellent new solution in the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
When any app starts misbehaving under Windows 7 then all your friends need do is click Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record. If they then work through whatever they're doing then the Problem Steps Recorder will record every click and keypress, take screen grabs, and package everything up into a single zipped MHTML file when they're finished, ready for emailing to you. It's quick, easy and effective, and will save you hours of troubleshooting time...

II. New Troubleshoot package

If some part of Windows 7 is behaving strangely, and you don't know why, then click Control Panel > Find and fix problems (or 'Troubleshooting') to access the new troubleshooting packs. These are simple wizards that will resolve common problems, check your settings, clean up your system and more.

III. Fault-Tolerant Help

Windows 7 includes a new feature called the Fault Tolerant Help (FTH), a clever technology that looks out for unstable processes, detects those that may be crashing due to memory issues, and applies several real-time fixes to try and help. If these work, that's fine - if not, the fixes will be undone and they won't be applied to that process again.
While this is very good in theory, it can leave you confused as some applications crash, then start working (sometimes) for no apparent reason. So if you'd like to check if the FTH is running on your PC must go to Registry Settings, launch REGEDIT, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\FTH - any program currently being protected by the FTH will be listed in the State key.
Experienced users may also try tweaking the FTH settings to catch more problems, and perhaps improve system stability. A post on Microsoft's Ask The Performance Team blog explains what the various FTH Registry keys mean...

5 Other Personalization s :

 I. Use Sticky Notes

The Sticky Notes app is both simpler and more useful in Windows 7. Launch StikyNot.exe and you can type notes at the keyboard; right-click a note to change its colour; click the + sign on the note title bar to add another note; and click a note and press Alt + 4 to close the note windows (your notes are automatically saved).

II. Restore your gadgets

Windows 7 has tightened up its security by refusing to run gadgets if UAC has been turned off, so limiting the damage malicious unsigned gadgets can do to your system. If you've disabled UAC, miss your gadgets and are happy to accept the security risk, though, there's an easy Registry way to get everything back to normal. go to Registry Settings Run REGEDIT, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings, create a new DWORD value called AllowElevatedProcess and set it to 1. Your gadgets should start working again right away.

III. Protect your data

USB flash drives are convenient, portable, and very easy to lose. Which is a problem, especially if they're carrying sensitive data. Fortunately Windows 7 has the solution: encrypt your documents with an extension of Microsoft's BitLocker technology, and only someone with the password will be able to access it. Right-click your USB flash drive or any Disk Drive, select Turn on BitLocker and follow the instructions to protect your private files.

Microsoft's Bit Locker
Microsoft's BitLocker

 IV. Run As

Hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter any program shortcut, and you'll see an option to run the program as a different user, handy if you're logged in to the kids' limited account and need to run something with higher privileges. This isn't really a new feature - Windows XP had a Run As option that did the same thing - but Microsoft stripped it out of Vista, so it's good to see it's had a change of heart.

V. Keyboard shortcuts

Windows 7 supports several useful new keyboard shortcuts:-
Alt+P : Display/ hide the Explorer preview pane
Windows Logo+G : Display gadgets in front of other windows
Windows Logo++ (plus key) : Zoom in, where appropriate
Windows Logo-- (minus key) : Zoom out, where appropriate
Windows Logo+Up : Maximize the current window
Windows Logo+Down : Minimize the current window
Windows Logo+Left : Snap to the left hand side of the screen
Windows Logo+Right : Snap to the right hand side of the screen
Windows Logo+Home : Minimize/ restore everything except the current window

VI. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

You can create keyboard shortcuts for any program in Windows 7. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.
Shortcut
Assign Shortcuts
Gadget are the most attractive components of Windows7 I personally uses the Network Meter gadget that dynamically updates the network IP of mine and keeps in track of the usage of Bandwidth and the network speed it also keep in track of total Downloads and reminds the billing date too.., awesome right...???  You can download many more gadgets from Microsoft's website(Just click the Gadget Link) and from other websites too...

Useful Links:

a. Windows 7 gadgetshttp://addgadgets.com/  

b. Windows 7 Themeshttp://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows/themes  

2 comments:

  1. Bit Locker of Win7 is superb...,
    but how to remove that...???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Control Panel is used 2 control every thing right...???

      Delete

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