Relocate Library Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

The library folders where your documents, music, videos, contacts, etc are stored in are located in the users' folders by default. This is fine as long as you have everything on your computer on just one partition, but it may be helpful to relocate those libraries if you want to split your operating system from ... Read more

Change default installation path in Windows 7

By default Windows installs all programs into the C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) directories. If the hard drive you have the operating system installed on is running out of space though, or you just want to have the OS on a separate SSD, you might want to consider changing these default installation paths. Be ... Read more

Switch between multiple desktops on Windows with Sysinternals

Surely you have witnessed this feature on a Linux system before: with a simple key combination the user is able to switch between multiple instances of the same desktop to reduce the clutter that you get when you open everything on just one desktop. That way, you can have your mail client open on one ... Read more

PowerShell script for toggling network configuration between dynamic and static on Windows 7

Changing network configuration can be a real pain if you use your computer, a notebook for example, in more than one different network where you need a static configuration instead of a dynamic. Although Windows offers one alternate configuration it is quite circumstantial to access. The following PowerShell script will change network configurations with only ... Read more

Instantly hide and show taskbar in Windows 7 on auto-hide

By ticking the Auto-hide the taskbar checkbox in the taskbar properties you can make the taskbar hide itself if you don't hover your mouse over it's position - this gives you a bit of extra space, especially for wide screens. One problem you might have though is that the slide animation is quite slow and ... Read more

Windows Experience Index scale changes on Windows 8

The Windows Experience Index is a tool found on the system properties window that determines the performance of your computer's hardware by running tests on them. The values are set on a scale with a maximum of 7.9 on Windows 7. The base score is determined by the system's bottleneck score. Since Windows 8, the ... Read more