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Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips
Windows 7 77 Windows 7 Tips Edited by Keith Ward At a Glance: Make Windows 7 faster Get more done with Windows 7 The best Windows 7 shortcuts Securing Windows 7 Windows 7 may be Microsoft’s most anticipated product ever. And whether or not you're upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you'll need to know how to make the most of it in your environment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Figure 1 The Problem Steps Recorder dramatically speeds up troubleshooting. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Figure 2 The Reliability Monitor has been broken out separately from Performance Monitor. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Figure 3 User Account Control, the bane of administrators, has been revamped and improved. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Figure 4 The Credential Manager provides a handy, secure place to store passwords. 39. 40. 41. 42. Figure 5 Windows 7 unbinds many applications from the OS, making it easy to add and remove them. 43. 44. 45. 46. Related:  WINDOWS

Killing a Windows Service that seems to hang on "Stopping" Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:13 AM bart It sometimes happens (and it's not a good sign most of the time): you'd like to stop a Windows Service, and when you issue the stop command through the SCM (Service Control Manager) or by using the ServiceProcess classes in the .NET Framework or by other means (net stop, Win32 API), the service remains in the state of "stopping" and never reaches the stopped phase. It's pretty simple to simulate this behavior by creating a Windows Service in C# (or any .NET language whatsoever) and adding an infinite loop in the Stop method. The only way to stop the service is by killing the process then. However, sometimes it's not clear what the process name or ID is (e.g. when you're running a service hosting application that can cope with multiple instances such as SQL Server Notification Services). The way to do it is as follows: For real freaks (don't do this on a production machine!) C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>sc queryex rpcss

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. Hair and Nails While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. Internal Organs Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. Bodily Functions Senses

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista Taking ownership of system files or folders in Windows is not a simple task. Whether you use the GUI or the command line, it takes far too many steps. This method works in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, and it maybe works in XP, though you won’t need it there. Thankfully somebody created a registry hack that will give you a menu item for “Take Ownership” that will handle all the steps for you. Here’s what the new right-click menu will look like after installing this registry hack. Installing the Take Ownership Menu Download and unzip the files contained in the zipfile. Uninstall Double-click the RemoveTakeOwnership.reg file and click through the prompts. Download Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis.

Eric Allen Bell's Blog Meditations on Ego and Enlightenment - by Eric Allen Bell Over a long enough period of time, the survival rate for your body is zero. Contained within the body is the brain and one of the functions of the brain is the ego. The ego is the self concept of the brain-body organism and it does not like what was just said one bit.… Continue Added by Eric Allen Bell on December 27, 2013 at 11:47pm — 33 Comments What is the True Meaning of Yoga? With each passing day, as I look inward and as I take in what is going on with the world outside, my heart opens. Continue Added by Eric Allen Bell on December 27, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments The Maturation of the Soul - by Eric Allen Bell The nature of consciousness is that it evolves. Continue Added by Eric Allen Bell on December 27, 2013 at 11:46pm — 24 Comments Here, there and everywhere Continue Added by Eric Allen Bell on December 27, 2013 at 11:45pm — 1 Comment Nothing is Lost When a Candle Burns The human brain is an organ in the body. Continue Who Am I?

Cygwin Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on! Tips and Tricks Part 2 is up and running- check it out here!!

Choosing Secure Passwords Ever since I wrote about the 34,000 MySpace passwords I analyzed, people have been asking how to choose secure passwords. My piece aside, there's been a lot written on this topic over the years -- both serious and humorous -- but most of it seems to be based on anecdotal suggestions rather than actual analytic evidence. What follows is some serious advice. The attack I'm evaluating against is an offline password-guessing attack. This attack assumes that the attacker either has a copy of your encrypted document, or a server's encrypted password file, and can try passwords as fast as he can. Offline password guessers have gotten both fast and smart. So the security of your password depends on two things: any details of the software that slow down password guessing, and in what order programs like PRTK guess different passwords. Some software includes routines deliberately designed to slow down password guessing. The results are all over the map. How good is all of this?

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 *Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. Enjoy! Free Password Manager Reviews 64 Things Every Geek Should Know If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. USB – Universal Serial BusGPU – Graphics Processing UnitCPU – Central Processing UnitSATA – Serial ATAHTML – Hyper-text Markup LanguageHTTP – Hypertext Transfer ProtocolFTP – File Transfer ProtocolP2P – Peer-to-peer sharing (See 2. 1. 3. Here’s what one looks like: 4. 5.

The truth about Windows 10 spying on almost everything you do The truth about Windows 10 spying on almost everything you do In Security Knowledge by Carla on September 2, 2015 | Français, English, Deutsch You have probably heard the news by now: Microsoft has updated a controversial service agreement that lays out in scary detail how your personal data is being used and abused – at least, that’s what the major tech blogs are saying. Horacio Gutierrez, Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs, wrote about the company’s commitment to transparency on the Microsoft blog in early June. As he put it, “We are simplifying the services agreement and privacy statement because we believe that real transparency starts with straightforward terms and policies that people can clearly understand. How Windows 10 is spying on you The reality is, we can’t know what Microsoft is doing with your private data, but the release of the updated privacy policy and service agreement can give us some great insight. An advertisers greatest dream Cortana

Why is my Windows PC running out of memory? | Technology I have a four-year-old Windows desktop that frequently runs really slowly with Task Manager showing that 80-90% of the physical memory is being used even when I’m not running any applications. Svchost.exe seems to be the culprit, and sometimes RapportService.exe *32. I did a software spring clean as your column suggested but it didn’t help. My PC is an HP CQ5307UK desktop, with a 2.90GHz AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor and 3GB of memory running Microsoft Windows 7 and Norton Internet Security. Modern versions of Windows – the ones that followed Windows XP – are designed to use all your PC’s physical memory: that’s what it’s there for. Windows could be running slowly because a program or device driver is leaking memory, because you don’t have enough disk space, because a rogue process is running your processor at close to 100%, because your PC is overheating, or because of a virus or other malware. Since you’ve asked about memory use, I’ll concentrate on that. Free memory Memory by the page