Category: Windows 7

Changing Logon Screen For Windows 7

With Windows 8 now officially on the store shelves and a plethora of articles, walkthroughs, and reviews have hit the Internet by storm, I’m going to backtrack just a bit for those of us who haven’t made the leap.  There is a TON of things that …

Show Computer Icon On Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 7 is a fast and clean Operating System–too clean some power users might say. You may want to show the Computer icon on your Windows 7 Desktop as it was in previous version of Windows. Showing the Computer icon on the desktop allows you quicker …

Perform A Windows 7 Repair Install

Most people do not even think that this is possible in Windows 7 and went out the door with XP.  While this is not the entire truth, not all situations will allow for a Repair Install on a Windows 7 machine.  Although, if you just want …

How To Find And Stop A Memory Leak In Windows

Does your computer run fast in the morning and then gradually slow to a crawl in the afternoon? If so, your computer might be suffering from a memory leak. A memory leak is caused when a program uses memory temporarily reserved for it and repeatedly fails …

View Your Windows 7 Reliability Report

If you’ve ever wondered about the reliability of your computer, you can get a visual report of how things are going under the hood by using the Reliability Monitor. This tool is a great resource for advanced users to track down any critical events or information …

Change Virtual Memory Size in Windows 7

Windows 7 is an efficient Operating System and requires very little tweaking to make it run faster out of the box. One tweak, however, might help speed up your system during normal operation. Windows uses allocated space on your hard drive called virtual memory as if …

What To Do When Windows 7 Is Slow

Windows 7 is slow. Not initially, but just like all versions of Windows, your computer will eventually experience performance issues. Windows 7 seems to handle slow-downs much better than previous versions, but they do occur. Fortunately, Windows has a way of helping users determine what is …

Windows 7 Is Stuck In Safe Mode

There can be several reasons why you boot your computer and Windows 7 is stuck in Safe Mode. The majority of the time the cause will be something such as a faulty driver or a corrupt file. Running the start-up repair option from a full install …

Create A System Image In Windows 7

You can create a system image in Windows 7 to quickly restore your PC to the condition it was when you created the image. Those that have a computer from a major brand such as Dell, HP or Acer are accustomed to using a disk image …