Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 with Vistalizator

In a previous article, we covered how to install and change to a new display Language in Windows 7 Home and Professional using the only method provided by Microsoft Even if that solution works without problems, it is limited because it supports a small number of display languages...

Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Home & Pro

Recently, we published a tutorial on how to install and change to a new display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate & Enterprise However, Windows 7 Ultimate is not widely used when it comes to home users At that time, we promised to show in an upcoming tutorial how to install and...

Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate

If you buy a laptop from a different country and Windows 7 comes pre-installed, most probably you will want to change the display language to the one used in your country The same when, for example, you want to give a computer as a gift to someone else, who might not be keen on...

Command Prompt – The Most Powerful & Least Used Windows Tool

At the beginning of 2010, we started a series on system recovery tools for Windows 7 Little did we know that the series would expand tremendously and, in the end, we would cover quite extensively a very old and misunderstood tool: the Command Prompt While working with it, we were...

Windows Backup – How to Restore your Files and Folders

In the past we've shown how to use Windows Backup to backup your system and your files Now it is time to show how to use the same tool to restore files or folders from a previously created backup How to Restore Files and Folders from a Backup Windows Backup allows you to restore...

Restore Your Windows 7 System Using a System Image

We will continue the series of articles about Backup and Restore features and show how to restore your system by using a previously created system image with Windows Backup How to Restore your System when Windows 7 still Boots When your computer stops working, you can use a...

Windows Backup – How it Works and How to Create a System Image

We will continue the System Recovery series with an article about an utility called Windows Backup, part of the Backup and Restore features This tool allows you to make copies of your data and also create a system image which includes system settings, programs and files In this...

Book Review – Windows 7 Inside Out

You might have noticed our Windows 7 Inside Out give-away Before we give the book as prizes, we've thought it would be good to also review it, so that our readers know more about what they will get Therefore, this article will look in detail at Windows 7 Inside Out, written by Ed...

How To Use the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter

In Windows 7, Microsoft modified the inner-workings of the defragmentation process and redesigned the graphical interface of the Disk Defragmenter tool This version provides great control over the process and, like previous versions, allows the scheduling of run times To learn more...

How to Fix Windows 7 using Startup Repair

Windows 7 offers by default some interesting tools designed to help you fix certain system problems I will continue the mini-series on the subject of recovery tools and show how to use the Startup Repair tool to scan and fix Windows 7 boot problems What does Startup Repair...

How to Customize File Types, AutoPlay & Default Programs Settings

One of the things that became obvious after publishing our series on how to set default programs, associate file types and set up AutoPlay settings, is that Windows 7 has limited capabilities for setting all these things Fortunately for us, there are third party programs, such as...

An Overview of System Recovery Options for Windows 7

Sooner or later, everyone has problems with their operating system, no matter the version When the going gets tough, some system recovery tools come in handy Windows 7 has a few tools available which can help you when the system no longer behaves as it is supposed to These tools can...

How to Work with Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7

Desktop Gadgets are not something new to the Windows world They were first introduced in Windows Vista, where they were fitted on the Windows Sidebar Even if the idea itself was good, it didn't have the success it might have deserved With Windows 7, Microsoft slightly redesigned...

The Complete Guide to the Windows 7 Start Menu

The Start Menu is one of the elements which remained unchanged for many versions of Windows Windows Vista was the first to introduce some major redesign choices, some more inspired than others Windows 7 marks another evolution but, this time, changes are more subtle There are a...

How to Burn DVD’s with Windows DVD Maker, in Windows 7

Windows DVD Maker has been introduced with Windows Vista and it continues to be present in Windows 7 Unlike with other tools in Windows 7, Windows DVD Maker doesn't have any new major features compared to its Windows Vista counterpart The differences are cosmetic at best and the...