Using the ReadyBoost Feature on Windows Vista/7

ReadyBoost is a Windows feature that uses USB sticks or other flash drives such as SD cards to "speed up your computer". However the concrete use is not to add the device's memory to your RAM but to use fast accessible devices as cache storage. Because of this fact, there are certain conditions that have ... Read more

Infinite Windows 7 Desktop with WindowSlider

WindowSlider is a useful application especially with older non wide-screen monitors since it allows horizontal scrolling of the desktop, as if there were multiple virtual desktops stuck together giving you an infinite work space (the wallpaper and taskbar are static, only the windows move). It runs as a tray-icon in your taskbar and hast customizable ... Read more

Customize Your Windows 7 Installation Disk with 7Customizer

7Customizer is a tool that, with the help of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), provides a nice graphical user interface for customizing your Windows 7 installation disk. To start, insert your disk into the disk drive and copy all of its contents to a folder on your hard drive (this should not contain any ... Read more

Disable Autoreboot after Updates on Windows 7

After critical Updates, Windows often needs to restart the computer to apply all changes, which however might not be in the interest of the user. To prevent Windows from auto-restarting (may it be to reduce annoyance or to prevent Windows from stopping unattended running applications), you can use a simple but effective registry entry. To ... Read more

Edit Time For a Thumbnail to Expand From Taskbar in Windows 7

As you can edit the time for the thumbnail preview to be shown from the taskbar, you can also edit the time for it to expand from hovering the cursor over it with the Windows 7 registry editor. To accomplish that enter regedit into a Run... prompt and browse for the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced key on the ... Read more

Automated Windows 7 Installation with an Autounattend.xml File

There is a possibility to create a Windows 7 installation DVD that runs fully automated without any user interaction - this is done by placing a file called autounattend.xml into the image's root directory. In this file you specify all the keywords that will be read into the fields of the installation process. To create ... Read more