Windows 7 has a very annoying, yet useless feature: pinning programs to taskbar. If fact, the right-click menu on the taskbar items is so tight that you often click Pin this program to taskbar just accidentally. There’s no obvious way to disable the feature, though.
Our journey to speed up your PC by not installing software continues. Let’s uninstall Adobe Flash and still be able to use it. This tutorial doesn’t require administrative privileges to get Adobe Flash running, which may be important if you’re not an administrator user of the computer (at work or at school).
If you already grasped the benefits of not installing programs, like Firefox, why not go further and stop bloating your PC with environment utilities like Java?
Portable software is great solution not only for those on the go. If you prefer to keep your software on a encrypted volume, if you like to just copy and paste programmes from one Windows installation to another without tedious setup and configuration tweaks, or you just need multiple installations of the same software – …
Autoplay is a serious risk to your Windows security. In fact, most malware comes that way. So it’s better to disable it completely.
Each Windows 7 installation contains all 4 Windows flavours (Basic, Starter, Home, Premium). To enable user selection of what type to install, delete \sources\ei.cfg file from your installation media. If you’re using a DVD, first delete the file in the .iso, then burn the image to disk. During installation, you will be prompted to select …
You have a DTS/DD receiver hooked to your computer via spdif, but VLC doesn’t have the option A/52 over S/PDIF? Check your Playback devices in Windows 7 Volume control. Make sure Digital Audio (S/PDIF) is set as Default Device and open its properties. In the Supported Formats tab, select all the Encoded formats and all …
Assigning keyboard hotkeys to desktop shortcuts makes life easy and allows to spend less time on routine computer operations. However, sometimes these hotkeys stop working in Windows 7.
Windows creates thumbs.db files in each folder containing pictures. Caching thumbnails is completely pointless: it just pollutes your drives. Unzip and run this to disable thumbnail cache.
There is a bug in Windows 7 with icon cache. If you have some icons on your desktop that point to a drive not mounted on boot, the icons are gone.Only default ugly icons are displayed.