5 Useful Tips for Windows 7

5 Useful Tips for Windows 7

I would love to share some useful tips regarding Windows 7.
Access Control Panel from Start Menu

In Windows 7 you can access to unique Control Panel items directly from the Start menu. you can configure it by right-clicking the Start button in the taskbar and clicking Properties. In the Taskbar and Start Menu

Properties window click the Start Menu tab, then the Customize button. Under the subcategory named Control Panel on the screen select ‘Display as a menu’. Once this is done you will notice the ability to click ‘Control

Panel’ in the start menu and also a sub-menu with all the Control Panel options.
Hide your hard disks or partitions.

1.Go to Run type”diskmgmt.msc”
2.R1ight click on any drive
3 click “change drive letter and path”
4 click remove then “yes”
well your partition is no longer visible.

you can get back by following the same steps
Go to Run type”diskmgmt.msc” again follow the above steps upto step 3
click add select without name drive right click on that “add” then finish
Restrict Programs a User can run

Windows 7 has a feature called AppLocker that that will make sure users can only run applications you specify. Configure AppLocker by typing GPEDIT.MSC in the Start menu search box and going to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker. Here you will be able to setup application policies you want your users to follow.
Problem Steps Recorder

In Windows 7 when an application starts having problems all the user needs to do is use the Problem Steps Recorder to record what they were doing so that you can have all the details. To do this have them click Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record. They can then work through what they were doing and have the Problem Steps Recorder record every click and key-press, take screen shots, and zip everything up into a single file that can be emailed to you. This tip will save you a great deal of time if you help others with computer problems.
Defrag Multiple Drives at a Time

The Windows 7 defrag utility has some interesting features in the command line version.
/c – Perform the function on all volumes
/r – Defrag multiple drives in parallel
/h – Defrag at a higher than normal priority
/u – Provide progress reports so you can see exactly what’s going on.
To use these switches type ‘CMD’ into the Start menu search box and type:
defrag /c /h /u /r
Enter defrag /? to view all the options.

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