Choices, choices, choices. We have given you more than one option to customize your Windows 7 logon screen. Previously:
And now, Windows 7 logon Screen editor. Take the hint :-), customize your Windows 7 logon screen to see your own photo. Since it is Christmas coming up, may we entice you with some high quality Christmas wallpapers for your background? We might as well throw in some really awesome Christmas themes for Windows 7.
Quite sometime back we had told you on how you can find the XP Product CD key on your installation disk. If you are planning to re-install your system or format it, here is a nice freeware which will allow you to find your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 CD Key.
Though the product says that it only extracts CD keys from XP, we successfully ran this on Windows Vista and Windows 7 too.
Download XP CD-Key Finder
Most of the times any Windows update you apply to your computer requires you to restart your PC. I definitely get quite fed up with the frequent nags to restart the PC. Previously I had written a tip on how to disable restarts after Windows update.
However, if you want to do it the easy way, Postpone Restart is a handy utility, which can postpone restarts after a Windows update has finished. Postpone restart is a small tool but can be useful for those nagging times.
Postpone restarts works with Windows Vista and Windows 7, there is no support for Windows XP yet.
Download Postpone Restart
Recently a reader started using Windows Live Writer after she read our Ultimate Lists of tips and tricks for Windows Live Writer. However, she got stuck with an error which said XML-RPC services are disabled by default.
Jasmine, the above error is because the Remote publishing is disabled by default in WordPress, we have written a post on how to enable remote publishing on WordPress platform to help you out. Have fun blogging.
Have a question? Ask it in our Forums or feel free to contact us about it.
Just came across another Christmas Theme pack for Windows 7 which many users would love. This theme pack consists of 18 HD wallpapers, a Christmas icon pack, and a Christmas Fireplace Screensaver.
The Christmas icons definitely add some cuteness to this theme. In addition to that, you also get 3 sounds which are related to Christmas and a Fireplace Screensaver.
Download Christmas Theme Pack
Whenever you start or restart your PC, you have to key in your username and password for the actual startup process to commence. So, if you restarted your PC and went to get a cup of coffee, you will still have to wait a good 30-40 seconds before you can start working on.
Auto Login and Lock is a handy software which could save you some time here. It will automatically login to Windows on startup and then lock Windows so that a password is still required to login. However, since the startup process is already underway, you can just login and start working when you return with your cup of coffee.
It is a pretty useful freeware utility. We definitely recommend it to users.
Download Auto Login and Lock
I just did a hands-on review of WordPress 2.9 on Weblog Tools Collection. I tried to cover as many new and interesting features in it. The new features I covered include:
- New Image Editor for WordPress 2.9
- Trash Post Feature in WordPress 2.9
- New oEmbed introduction in WordPress 2.9
- Automatic Database Repairing in WordPress 2.9
- Duplicate Content Tackling with rel=canonical
- New features for plugin and theme developers
So head over to WLTC and read the Hands-on review of WordPress 2.9.
We have told you about loads of PDF tools in two separate articles:
PDF Exploiter is another multi-purpose PDF utility which will allow you to split, merge, encrypt, decrypt and watermark PDF Files for free. PDF Exploiter is an opensource software.
Download PDF Exploiter
Thunderbird 3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is out for downloads. You can check out the entire list of features in Thunderbird 3 or download Thunderbird 3 RC 2 for testing purposes.
Don’t use it on a production environment yet as there may still be bugs to iron out.
Download Thunderbird 3 RC 2
Want to install a generic Bluetooth driver provided by Microsoft instead of the one created by the vendor? A handy freeware called Bluetooth Driver Installer will allow you to install and use the generic drivers provided by Microsoft.
Why do this? Sometimes vendor drivers do not work properly on Windows, installing the generic driver usually fixes the problem.
Download Bluetooth Driver Installer