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In order to install Windows 7 shell themes manually, you will have to replace the shell32.dll. You basically can follow our guide that explains how to replace the explorer.exe file, but I wanted to give some very precise instructions for replacing this particular file.
Have you downloaded the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 beta yet? It’s a beta, so if you run into problems, you might want to know how to uninstall the service pack.
You can bypass the Windows 7 password quite easily if you know how. However, it can take some time depending on the password strength or if you can access an administrator account on your machine.
How you access your BIOS does not depend on your operating system (e.g. Windows 7), but on your motherboard manufacturer (e.g. ASUS). Let’s see how we can access the BIOS quickly.
Many of you probably already know that there is no boot.ini in Windows 7 or Vista, but I wanted to explain it to the less advanced users and how they can modify their boot settings via a GUI.
The Windows 7 search is good but is quickly reaching its limits when you want to search for a word inside a file. If you want to know how to find any text in a file, read this.
If you have restored the show desktop icon, you might want to make a shortcut to the screensaver in Windows 7 as well. Of course, the screensaver will automatically start after a few minutes, nonetheless it might be handy to have a shortcut.
If you want to restore the show desktop icon, follow this short guide and see how it works: including a free download of the show desktop icon if you don’t want/can’t create it yourself.
So, you downloaded the Windows 7 iPad theme from us? Cool, but there’s more to it. You hopefully read the attached readme file! If you want to customize your iPad theme and you are not very tech savvy, then here are some tips how to customize the iPad theme!
Have you recently installed some drivers from a random website and you somehow feel that your system is corrupted and you even get some random blue screens from time to time? If so, you might want to verify your unsigned drivers using the built-in driver verifier!
Did you notice that there are some folders with a lock icon in Windows 7? The lock icon indicates that you are sharing the folder but the usergroup (e.g. everyone) does not have permissions to access it. The lock icon ALWAYS appears when you’re removing permissions from a usergroup.
Viruses, trojans and hard drive faults can cause data loss, then it’s good to have a full hard drive image backup! Thanks to Microsoft, Windows 7 has a built-in utility to quickly create a hard drive image.
Do you regularly clean your recycle bin to free disk space? If so, it might have happened to you that you deleted some important files that you still needed. Here’s a way how to restore files deleted from recycle bin or any other location.
You bought a 2TB hard drive and only a few weeks later your hard drive is already half-full? If that sounds like you, then you should check your hard drive for any large files that are no longer needed.
Ever noticed that you can’t preview all file formats in the Windows Explorer? If you want to preview more files, you can use a handy software called Explorer View, which allows you to preview many image formats, documents, zipped files, database files and even e-Mails.
Vista and Windows 7 have a lot of user icons. If you want to change the Windows 7 user icon, read this tutorial. If you are looking for new user icons and account pictures, you can download plenty of new pictures from here.
Many videos nowadays use a format called MKV, a very versatile container that can store videos, audio, pictures or subtitles in one file. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not come with many codecs pre-installed. So, you’ll either have to download codecs or a good media player.
A MAC is usually able to read your Windows drives (MAC’s can read FAT and NTFS), but if you want to use a MAC drive on a Windows 7 PC you will run into problems. Some handy apps will teach Windows 7 how to recognize MAC drives properly, so that you will no longer have any problems at all!
FelixJr, one of our readers wanted to know how to remove the recycle bin from his desktop in Windows 7. Windows 7 allows you to remove all system icons from your desktop and even add others that are disabled by default.
Everyone is using the stylish Windows 7 circle dock, except you? If you also want your very own circle dock, then find out how to enable the Windows 7 circle dock and experience a new way to access your programs and files.