In Vista and Windows 7 you will notice that your PC can sometimes go automatically into hibernation/sleep mode.
The hibernation will save the current state of your computer in your RAM and shut down the PC to save energy.
However, some people might want to turn it off. Some people even report that it is buggy, although I’m pretty sure than Microsoft fixed all issues.
Is your CPU working a lot even if you don’t do anything on your computer at all? Windows 7 has an integrated “file indexer” that will allow you to search for files quickly.
You can compare it with a search engine crawler that is crawling website. The Windows 7 indexer is crawling your files .. constantly.
Here’s a very important fix. If you want to upgrade the windows media player security component it might happen that the “upgrade” button is inactive. You will need this update to play protected songs, films or other digitally protected software. Responsible for that is the so called “Digital rights management” of Windows, DRM. The DRM has a cache. In order to install the security component update you will have to delete/clear the DRM cache.
Everything worked? Great! No? Let’s roll ..
Note: This is for educational purposes only, because people experienced licensing problems on Vista before.
Activating Windows 7 can cause a lot of trouble. First of all, you should create a restore point before you do anything. An excellent tutorial can be found at:
- You can’t turn on system protection for your HDD in safe mode!!!
- Slmgr.vbs cannot be started in safemode
Files that should be in place if you want to activate Windows 7:
slui.exe (rename .bak to slui.exe)
slui.exe.mui (in subfolder “en-US”)
Is your Windows 7 copy licensed?
Enter “winver” into search field and this should show up:
As I reported yesterday, Mozilla released the latest Firefox 3.5. Which is even faster now. Read more about it here.
Mostly overclockers are worried about their CPU temperature. However, on hot summer days it can happen that your CPU temperature is reaching it’s limit even if you don’t overclock at all. Overclockers usually use big 125×125 fans, a small wind tunnel or a water cooling system to lower the temperature of their CPU. I suppose, you don’t have all that stuff, that’s why it would be wise to install a CPU temperature monitoring tool.
Here are two of the best CPU temperature monitoring solutions for Windows 7.
1. RealTemp (Intel only)
2. Coretemp (supports AMD + Intel)
Alternatively, you can always look up your CPU temperature in your BIOS.
.. on your PC?
Well, you have probably turned off (like every smart user) the UAC completely.
There is a bug (could be fixed in RC1) that your sidebar stops working as soon as you do that.
In order to fix the sidebar you will have to do this…
1. Hit Start
2. Enter “SystemPropertiesPerformance” into the search field, hit enter
3. Select “Adjust for best Performance” or at least uncheck the first two entries
This will give you a quick little performance boost.
Well, I wanted to check if that’s working in Windows 7.
After downloading and installing do the following:
Goto “Start” -> “Devices and Printers” ->Right-click on “Adobe PDF”
Select “Printing Preferences” and on the following windows uncheck “Do not send fonts to Adobe PDF” (can be slightly different).
That’s it, start converting through Word2PDF!
Well, do you already know about those fancy animated background wallpaper? Vista Ultimate had a feature called “DreamScenes” that would allow you to select a video as your desktop wallpaper.
For all of you who missed this nice little Windos Vista feature I suggest you read this article and enjoy 120+ animated background wallpapers!
Unfortunately Microsoft disabled this feature in the Windows 7 beta.
Browse through over 400 Windows 7 tutorials. We have a lot of useful tutorials that will help you to fully customize Windows 7. Also, you will find tons of Windows 7 registry tweaks on our site, which will be very handy to effectively manage your PC. You may request tutorials at any time.