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How to reduce size of the photos in emails

Windows has a in-built feature of providing option for reducing sizes of the photos before sending them in a email as a smaller version. This would reduce the recipients time taken to download those images if they have a low speed internet connection. You can do this by selecting the photos that needs to be […] Read More

How to enable telnet command on Windows 8 and Windows Vista

Are you receiving an error message when trying to execute telnet command on Windows 8 or Windows Vista? “Error message - ’telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file”. This is because the telnet client has not been installed on your Windows 8 PC. You can fix this […] Read More

How to quickly shutdown or restart Windows 8

One of the notable feature missing on Windows 8 is the start button. Previous windows users will find it difficult to quickly shutdown Windows 8 using the Start button. We had already covered the steps for shutting down Windows 8 using the PC Settings. Listed below are some of the easy ways to shutdown or […] Read More

How to create a folder shortcut in Windows Desktop

If you are regularly accessing a windows folder for your work then you can create folder shortcut and place it on the desktop. This would reduce the extra steps required to access the folder using the Windows Explorer. Go to your Windows Desktop and right click on the desktop. This would display the following menu […] Read More

How to change system time zone in Windows 7 / Windows 8

In this tutorial we are going to see how to change the system time zone on Windows 8 and Windows 7. Windows 8 users can either use the new option available as part of Windows 8 or the settings that was available in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Windows 8 Time zone Option In Windows […] Read More

How to change desktop icons on Windows

In this tutorial, we will see the steps for changing the desktop icons in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. You can use this feature to hide or unhide desktop icons in Windows. And in this demo, we will try to change the icon associated with Recycle bin. Step 1: Navigate to Windows 8 or Windows […] Read More

How to change user account name in Windows

Windows users can change their account display name using the option available as part of Control Panel. You can try this out to have attractive display name on home computer. Listed below are the steps to change the account display name in Window 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Windows users can access Control Panel […] Read More

How to change command window font in Windows

The default fonts available for Command Window in Windows Operating systems are Lucida Console and Raster Fonts. Listed below are steps for changing the command window default font in  Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. For this demo let us try to change the font to Consolas. Launch Registry Editor and add the following […] Read More

Make desktop Internet Explorer as default on Windows 8

In Windows 8 operating system, Internet Explorer can be launched from the Metro UI or from the desktop taskbar. Windows 8 Metro UI Windows 8 Desktop taskbar Clicking on any hyperlink (web URL) by default Windows 8 launches the Internet Explorer on Metro UI. Using Internet Explorer options this behavior can be changed to open […] Read More

How to view the System information in Windows

Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows 7 have utility called Msinfo32.exe and this provides detailed information about your system. The System summary includes Hardware Resources, Components and System Environment. To access this utility you need to type in msinfo32.exe in the run command and press enter. Using this utility the system information can be exported […] Read More

How to free disk space in Windows PC

Windows operating systems offers in-built tools for freeing up disk space. This tool can be accessed by navigating to Control Panel -> System Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Free up disk space. After selecting the drive and on clicking OK, the following dialog would be displayed and then the Disk Cleanup dialog box would be […] Read More

How to enable auto logon on Windows

This tutorial provides step by step instruction to enable auto logon on Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Auto logon feature can be enabled for Windows 7 by using User Accounts. The User Accounts window can be accessed either by opening control userpasswords2 using the run command or by typing netplwiz in search programs […] Read More

Remote Desktop Connection and audio option in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 7 and Windows 8 provides users with the option to play remote desktop audio on their local PC. The Remote Desktop Connection can be launched in Windows 8 & 7 by typing mstsc in Run dialog (Win key + R) or it can be accessed in Windows 7 via Start -> All Programs -> […] Read More

Password protection on wakeup in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Windows users can enable password protection on wakeup from sleep. This is useful when you are away from the computer and do not want any one to access your data without entering the correct password to unlock the computer. Enable password protection on wakeup in Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 users can turn on or off […] Read More

Customize notifications and icons on Taskbar in Windows

Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 displays different notifications and icons on Taskbar. These icons and notifications can be customized using the Customize icons on the taskbar options. For example you do not want to see notifications for any application in the Windows Taskbar then you can change the settings using Notification and Icons section. Listed below […] Read More

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