List of How to Windows 7

This  section contains the best hacks, tips and tricks for your Windows 7 operating system. All the information available here has been divided to different categories to let you identify what are you looking for in a very easy and intuitive way. As you see, majority of the articles shown below have been laid down as How to Windows 7 tutorials which clearly explain to you  the  step-by-step procedure  to follow to achieve the results you want. Thanks to these Windows 7 tricks nothing will be impossible to you anymore. You will be able to customize and personalize every and each aspect and feature of your Windows 7. You will amaze your friends by enabling hidden tools only expert technicians know and are able to turn on. You will make the operating system more performing and responsive by tweaking unknown “registry keys”  which will let Windows 7 use the resource of your computer’s hardware in a better and more efficient way.  At the beginning some of the commands, shortcuts and steps used in the tutorials will seems a little tricky and difficult to you, but don’t worry. The methods, the “patterns” the schemes used here are purposefully and intentionally repeated over and over again, so that after a little practice you will be able to identify where to “work” at a first glance!  And now, a little warning. Nothing to worry about! 99% of these guides are safe to use and do not create any kind of damage to your computer. However, some of the hacks reported, if not executed literally and carefully might cause data loss. The best advice I can give you is that if you are unsure about something, just don’t do it! If you feel “odd” about a procedure or a step, contact me without further delay by filling out the form available on this page.

Look and Feel

  1. How to Increase/Reduce the Font Size Text in Windows 7
  2. How to Turn Off/On Shadows in Windows 7
  3. How to Change the Default Folder Icon in Windows 7
  4. How to Delete/Hide Unread Mail Messages (emails) from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP/Vista/7
  5. Fast Trick to Hide Your Desktop Icons in Windows 7
  6. How to Prevent Users from Changing Themes in Windows 7
  7. How to Restore Default Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7
  8. How to Lock Your Windows 7 Theme (Prevent Users from Changing Theme)
  9. How to Turn On Animation Effect Slow Down in Windows 7
  10. How to Turn Off and Remove the Notification Area from Windows 7
  11. How to Customize Windows 7 Starter Edition
  12. How to Turn Off and Disable the Highlight Newly Installed Program Feature in Windows 7
  13. How to Remove and Hide the Digital Clock From the Taskbar in Windows 7
  14. How to Change the Default Sounds in Windows 7 Aero Theme
  15. How to Clean Out Windows 7 Notification Area
  16. How to Delete and Erase a Library in Windows 7
  17. Quick Trick: How to use Aero Shake in Windows 7
  18. How to Turn On Windows 7 Aero Peek Theme Without Rebooting
  19. How to Turn Off Aero Shake
  20. Change the Color of DOS the Prompt Window
  21. How to Turn Off Windows 7 Sidebar
  22. How to Remove and Install Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7
  23. How to Custom Align the Taskbar Icons in Windows 7
  24. How to Increase/Decrease the Font Size in Windows 7
  25. Windows 7 Sticky Notes Shortcuts
  26. How to Remove the Shortcut Text from Shortcut Files
  27. How to Turn On Aero Glass Theme on Windows Virtual PC
  28. How to Turn Off and Disable the Left Navigation Pane in Windows 7 Explorer
  29. How to Remove Arrow From Shortcut Icon in Windows 7
  30. Quick Trick: How to Create Sticky Notes in Windows 7
  31. How to Change Windows 7 Library Icon
  32. How to Easily Restore Default Settings in Windows 7 Startup Menu
  33. How to customize the taskbar in Windows 7
  34. How to force Windows 7 taskbar to behave like Vista taskbar
  35. How to prevent the selected theme from changing desktop icons
  36. How to disable Taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows 7
  37. How to turn off Aero Snap in Windows 7
  38. How to make windows frame transparent in Windows 7
  39. How to create a custom theme in Windows 7
  40. How to customize the date on the system tray in Windows 7
  41. How to delete and get rid of libraries in Windows
  42. How to customize Windows 7 logon background
  43. How to change the icon associated with a file in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  44. How to show text next to taskbar icons in Windows 7
  45. How to force Windows to show hidden files and floders
  46. How to add items to Favorites Windows 7 Explorer folder
  47. How to change the registered owner in all Windows version
  48. How to show/hide libraries in the navigation pane in Windows 7
  49. Discover and unlock new themes
  50. How to enable or disable desktop preview
  51. How to turn off Action Center Notifications
  52. How to quickly show the desktop in Windows 7
  53. How to quickly show the desktop in Windows 7
  54. How to set Windows 7 Superbar taskbar to show icons and text
  55. How to enable the quick launch bar
  56. How to remove the send feedback link from the toolbar in Windows 7
  57. How to show or hide notification area icons on the taskbar in Windows 7
  58. How to turn on Windows 7 Aero Theme
  59. Windows 7 taskbar with jumplist

System, Memory and Hard Disk

  1. How to Force Windows 7 to Use All Available RAM
  2. How to Open and Extract .MSU Windows Update Files
  3. How to Stop Hard Disk Clicking Noise on your Computer
  4. How to Turn Off Windows Error Recovery Loop
  5. Alternative Way to Make Hard Disk Invisible
  6. Fix Check Disk For Consistency Runs Every Time Windows 7/Vista/XP Starts
  7. Two Easy Steps to Fix “Consider Replacing Your Battery” Message on Windows 7 SP1
  8. How to Flush and Clear ARP Cache in Windows 7
  9. How to Schedule and Automate defragmentation in Windows 7
  10. How to Fix Windows 7 SP1 Won’t Show and Download in Windows Update
  11. How to Reboot Windows 7
  12. How to Download Explorer.exe for Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP
  13. How to Backup Windows 7 Theme Folder
  14. How to Configure Windows 7 for a Wifi Network or Access Point
  15. Windows Restart Command in Windows 7/Vista/XP
  16. Reinstall Windows Update in Windows 7. The Easy Way
  17. How to Create Empty Files in Windows Operating Systems
  18. How to Set Disk Cleanup to Run Automatically in Windows 7
  19. How to Turn Off AutoPlay Feature in Windows 7
  20. How to Fix MBR in Windows 7 (Operating System not found)
  21. How to Open DOS Command Prompt in Full Screen in Windows 7 XP Mode
  22. How to Run and Launch Windows XP Mode in Full Screen in Windows 7
  23. How to Turn Off Search Feature in Windows 7
  24. How to Reset Game Statistics in Windows 7
  25. How to Uninstall and Remove a Software in Safe Mode in Windows Operating Systems
  26. Turn On and Enable Secret Troubleshooting Tool “Problem Steps Recorder” in Windows 7
  27. How to Remove Programs from the “Open With” Option in Windows 7 Menu
  28. Another Way to make Windows 7 Faster and More Responsive
  29. Simple Trick on How to Make Windows 7 Startup Faster
  30. How to Print a List of Items Contained in a Windows 7 Folder
  31. How to Delete the Temp Folder and Make your Computer Faster
  32. How to Delete Rewritable CD/DVD in Windows 7
  33. How to Set Windows 7 as your Default Operating System in Dual-Boot Systems
  34. How to Erase and Delete the Default Power Plan in Windows 7
  35. How to See Where a Process Comes From in Windows 7
  36. How to Increase Computer Speed by Deleteing DLL Files from Windows
  37. Math Input Panel in Windows 7
  38. How to Create and Burn a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
  39. How to Turn Off and Disable the Computer Beep or Chime in Windows 7
  40. How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows
  41. How to Turn Off and Disable a User Account in Windows 7
  42. How to Safely Downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista in 10 Easy Steps
  43. How to Full Install Windows 7 after Formatting Hard Drive (Product Key not Valid Issue)
  44. How to Turn Off/Disable and Delete Search History in Windows 7 Explorer
  45. How to Delete and Remove System Restore Files Quickly
  46. How to Turn Off Windows SlideShow in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  47. How to Speed Up Windows 7 by Deleting Calibrated Display Profile in Windows 7
  48. How to Address More Computer Resources to your Favorite Software in Windows 7
  49. How to Calculate Car Fuel Economy in Windows 7
  50. How to Increase or Decrease the BootManager Time
  51. How to Disable Media Player Network Sharing Service (wmpnetwk.exe) in Windows 7
  52. How to Fix “Open with…” Dialog When You Try to Open a Hard Disk Drive on Your Computer
  53. How to Remove Indexed Locations in Windows 7
  54. How to Prevent Your Mouse From Waking Up Your Computer From Sleep Mode
  55. How to Delete Indeletable Files in Windows 7
  56. How to Repair Windows 7 Boot
  57. How To Change Windows 7 Startup (add more apps)
  58. Trick to Downgrade from Windows 7 High Editions to Basic Editions
  59. How to restore the recycle bin icon in Windows 7
  60. How to know if your computer can run Windows XP mode in Windows 7
  61. How to make a bootable Windows 7 ISO file from Setup1.box and Setup2.box files
  62. How to make a bootable DVD or USB drive to install Windows 7
  63. How to get a faster Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7
  64. Another way to speed up Windows startup time
  65. How to check for RAM issues in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  66. How to speed up Windows 7 startup (boot)
  67. How to turn off, disable and remove HomeGroup service from Windows 7
  68. How to disable the burning and the auto tray ejection features in Windows 7
  69. How to remove and uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7
  70. Windows Virtual PC BIOS utility
  71. How to install Windows XP Mode in Windows 7
  72. How to change language in Windows 7
  73. How to check Energy Efficency in Windows 7
  74. How to speed up Windows Vista and Windows 7 Bootup
  75. How to restore Windows 7 boot
  76. How to get more space by deleting System Restore points
  77. How to log-on in Windows 7 automatically
  78. How to speed up Windows 7 taskbar (Superbar)
  79. How to force Window Explorer to open a folder of your choice in Windows 7
  80. How to use Burn Disk Image in Windows 7
  81. How to change the default boot after installing Windows 7 in dual boot
  82. How to create a new library in Windows 7
  83. How to share the same virtual memory pagefilesys on a hard disk with multiple operating systems
  84. How to change your partition volume label in DOS
  85. Extend grace period to 120 days in Windows 7

Shortcuts and Commands

  1. Create a Shortcut to Shutdown and Restart Windows 7
  2. How to Run Control Panel Tools from DOS Command Prompt
  3. How to Force Kill a Process in Windows 7/Vista/XP
  4. How to Force Kill a Process in Windows 7/Vista/XP
  5. How to Retrieve and Show Files Hidden by Virus Thanks to a Simple Trick
  6. How to Preview Documents and Files Without Opening in Windows 7
  7. How to Backup Sticky Notes in Windows 7
  8. How to Open Applications as Administrator from the Search Box
  9. How to Rename Multiple Files and Folders at Once in Windows 7
  10. How to Find “My Network Places” in Windows 7
  11. How to Easily Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 from DOS
  12. How to Fix the File System in Windows 7
  13. How to Shut Down Your Computer Automatically Without Using any Software
  14. How to Destroy a Hard Disk Drive in less than 30 Seconds with DOS Commands
  15. How to Fix the MBR in Windows 7
  16. Secret Shortcuts to Turn Off Windows Operating Systems
  17. Hidden Utilities and Shortcuts in Windows
  18. Secret Windows 7 Media Center Commands
  19. Become a Windows God! How to Enable GodMode on Windows 7
  20. How to Make a Shutdown and Reboot shortcut on your Windows Desktop
  21. How to Recover and Retrieve WiFi Passwords in Windows 7
  22. How to Disable Windows 7 Hibernation
  23. How to Save Windows Registry in Windows 7
  24. How to make a list of drivers installed in your Windows 7
  25. How to reset the thumbnail cache in Windows 7
  26. How to customize sticky notes in Windows 7
  27. How to activate a window by hovering over it in Windows
  28. How to add website shortcuts to desktop context menu
  29. How to add “Encrypt” feature on right-click context menu
  30. How to open a file quickly using your favorite applications
  31. Keyboard shortcuts

Enhancements

  1. How to Show Your Downloads on Windows 7 Start Menu
  2. Know Everything About your Windows 7 in One Click!
  3. How to Make your Windows 7 Computer Talk at Start Up
  4. How to Add Delete Button in Windows Explorer in Windows 7
  5. How to Uninstall Games in Windows 7
  6. How to Change the User Name in Windows 7
  7. How to Change Power Button Settings in Windows 7
  8. How to Turn Off and Disable “This Device Can Perform Faster…” Message in Windows 7
  9. How to Change Windows Explorer Folder Destination in Windows 7
  10. How to Improve the Battery Life of Your Laptop
  11. How to Create a StartUp Custom Message in Windows 7
  12. How to Auto Login in Windows 7 and Vista
  13. How to Run Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Basic and Premium
  14. How to Change the Delay of the Taskbar Preview Thumbnail in Windows 7
  15. How to Move Default Location of Folders in Windows 7
  16. How to Disable and Turn Off Useless Icons and Utilities from the Taskbar
  17. How to Install Windows Calendar in Windows 7
  18. How to Open Files and Folders with a Single Click
  19. How to make your own Windows 7 theme
  20. How to change Windows 7 taskbar live preview delay
  21. How to change Windows 7 Aero Peek delay time
  22. How to shuffle wallpapers in Windows 7 automatically
  23. How to make Aero theme faster in Windows 7
  24. How to increase or decrease the number of recent items to display in the Jump Lists
  25. How to add Control Panel on the taskbar in Windows 7
  26. How to add the Recycle Bin on the taskbar in Windows 7
  27. How to add a website to the Desktop Context Menu
  28. How to customize items in the “Send to” right-click menu

Security

  1. How to Remove your Computer from a Homegroup in Windows 7
  2. How to Delete Wifi History in Windows 7
  3. How to Stop Programs From Accessing the Internet on Windows 7
  4. How to Remove Incompatible, Third-Party Software from your Computer
  5. How to Remove Username from the Start Menu in Windows 7
  6. How to Set a Program to Automatically Run with Administrator Privileges in Windows 7
  7. How to Hack Administrator Account in a Ridiculously Easy Way in Windows
  8. How to Block and Stop Programs from Opening in Windows 7
  9. How to Turn On and Restore the Command Prompt
  10. How to Time Limit Users in Windows 7
  11. An Easy Way to Lock Your Windows Desktop
  12. How to Know When a Twitter Follower Stops Following You
  13. How to Enable USB Ports
  14. How to Prevent and Forbid Access to Control Panel in Windows 7
  15. How to Auto Disconnect Internet Connection in Windows 7
  16. How to Hide the Map Network Drive in Windows 7
  17. How to Turn Off the Control Panel in Windows 7
  18. How to Create and Delete a Undeletable Folder in Windows Operating Systems
  19. How to Get Full Administrator Rights in Windows 7
  20. How to Turn On Super Administrator Account in Windows 7
  21. How to Turn Off and Disable “Do You Want to Run This File?” Warning in Windows 7 and Vista
  22. How to Really Make your Internet Surfing Anonymous and Private
  23. How to Lock the Desktop in One Click in Windows 7
  24. How to Protect User Accounts. How to Turn on Ctrl+Alt+Del in Windows 7 and Vista
  25. How to Hide User Accounts from the Welcome Screen in Windows 7 and Vista
  26. How to Delete Private Information from Files (.Docx) in Windows 7
  27. Download Windows 7 Application Compatibility List
  28. How to Hide and Conceal Pictures and Images Using DOS
  29. Turn a Folder to a Safe in One Click With a Hidden Windows Command!
  30. How to Hide and Conceal Hard Disk Drives
  31. How to Enable/Disable the Last Access Timestamp in Windows Opearting Systems
  32. How to Block Website Access in Windows Operating Systems
  33. How to enable Telnet in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  34. How to stop Windows 7 reboot loop
  35. How to lock and encrypt any drive in Windows 7
  36. How to enable and turn on the Hidden Administrator account in Windows 7
  37. How to disable UAC in Windows 7

Updating…(most recent articles are located at beginning of the list)

Windows 7 errors (This list contains the most known and dreaded errors in Windows 7. If what you are looking for is not posted here, drop me a few lines and ask me whatever you want. I will write an article about your request.)

  1. Fix Desktop Gadgets Have Stopped Working in Windows 7
  2. Fix “Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed” Error in Windows 7
  3. How to Fix Microsoft AppLocale Won’t Install on Windows 7
  4. How to Fix Error Code 0xC004C008 in Windows 7
  5. How to Fix Windows 7 hangs on Welcome Login Screen
  6. How to Fix No Erase CD/DVD/Disc Option Available in Windows 7
  7. How to Fix “Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer” Error in Windows
  8. How to Fix “The Windows Logon Process Has Unexpectedly Terminated” Error in Windows
  9. How to Fix “Please Insert a Disk into Drive” Error
  10. How to Fix Windows 7 Jumplists Without Recent Items
  11. How to Fix “Installation Was Not Successful” Error During Windows 7 SP1 Installation
  12. How to Fix Windows Stops at Logon Screen After Installing VMWare (Virtual Machine)
  13. How to Fix Taskbar Reset to the Default Settings When You Use the “Automatically Log On” in Windows 7
  14. How to Fix “Windows Installer Could not be Accessed” in Windows 7
  15. How to Fix “0xA or IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop Error” (BSOD) in Windows 7
  16. How to Fix “0×24 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM Stop Error” (BSOD) in Windows 7
  17. How to Fix Desktop Shortcuts Missing in Windows 7
  18. How to Fix Computer Freezing while Copying Files to USB Flash Drive in Windows 7
  19. How to Fix Start Menu Search Not Showing Correct Results
  20. Microsoft Complete list of Errors in Windows Operating Systems
  21. How to fix system’s firmware did not preserve the system memory map across the hibernation transition error in Windows 7
  22. How to Fix uTorrent not Working on Windows 7
  23. How to Fix Update KB974431 Won’t Install on Windows 7 (Error C004F050)
  24. How to Fix Windows Activation Status Not Available in Windows 7
  25. Solve Windows 7 Upgrade Problem. Product key is not Valid (Error 0xC004F061)
  26. How to fix Windows 7 does not start after you force computer shut down
  27. How to fix hibernation error (STOP 0×000000A0 INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR) in Windows 7
  28. How to fix the Start Menu behind taskbar issue in Windows 7
  29. How to fix screen flash in Windows 7
  30. How to fix blank desktop shortcut icons
  31. Download hotfix (KB962921) for Windows 7 to fix Internet Explorer 8 compatibility issue
  32. How to fix Windows Vista partition not seen from Windows 7
  33. How to fix “Windows Explorer has stopped working” in Windows 7
  34. How to fix “Host process for Windows Services has stopped working”
  35. How to fix Windows Vista partition not seen from Windows 7
  36. How to remove pinned icons from Start Menu in Windows 7

Updating…(most recent articles are located at beginning of the list)

As you see the lists available on this page are constantly updated, almost on a daily basis. All the procedures contained in these How to Windows 7 tutorials have been tested and tried before being published.  Also, before applying a trick for example, don’t forget to give a look at the comments other users have written at the end of each post. In this way if something doesn’t work or a workaround have been found to your issue, you will know that beforehand. This will save you from a lot of work. If  a tutorial doesn’t work, if you can not find a registry key or if the results obtained don’t reflect your expectation, keep in mind that Windows 7 operating system, as all Microsoft operating systems is a  dynamic system. Hotfixes, updates, service packs (SP) constantly change the inner “works” of your Windows without you noticing it at all! If instead you can not find a piece of information, you can contact me by filling out the form available on this page. I will do my best to provide you with the tutorial you have been looking for. As a final note, I am not responsible for damages or data loss these articles may cause to your computer. Everything here is provided without warranty or guarantee.


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