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.
By default, your Windows system gathers all information on your connections automatically so that it works out of the box when you plug in your LAN wire or put on your router or hotspot. The subnet and gateway are detected
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
If you try to install a Windows 7 system in a Virtualbox you will notice that there is no 3D support there - no feature of Aero works and the Desktop is shown in the Aero fallback mode without transparency.
Windows operating systems have the habit of installing their own bootloader on every installation - this wouldn't be a problem, if they would recognize all present operating systems. But unfortunately, they only recognize other Windows systems. Apart from installing EasyBCD
The system properties Window in Windows 7 has space for two Windows logos - one is the Windows logo that is shown by default on most systems and one is for manufacturers (computers by Dell and others will have their
Windows 7 has a troubleshooter taking care of power usage for notebooks as well as for desktop computers, it is quite hard to find however since you won't find it in your Control Panel's Power Options section. To access it,
The ones of you who ever tried a Linux distribution will have noticed the scrolling behavior on the system. While in Windows you can only scroll the active Window, even if your cursor is nowhere near it, in Linux you
One of the basic things one does while configuring a Windows system is to enable viewing hidden files. So basically it is impossible to hide files by making them "hidden". What helps against most nosy people though is to make
Apart from installing third party software to replicate the Start button, the menu you get when pressing Windows key + X is the closest you may get to open things on Windows 8 the old way - but to come