Ultimate List Of Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

has just been released to the general public and there are several tips and tricks flying around on several blogs, just like our earlier where we collect and share some of the best tips and tricks for a product, here are some of the best tips and tricks for Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Features Walkthrough

Want to learn what is new in Windows 7? The How-To-Geek has put up a comprehensive screenshot tour, which walks you through the new features in Windows 7. Take a look at what you should expect from Windows 7 beta to learn more.

10 Things You Should Know Before Installing Windows 7

Windows 7 is in beta, and there are bound to be several things which will not work. The Windows 7 center has a list of 10 things you should know before you install Windows 7.

Dual Boot Windows 7 With Windows XP and Vista

Windows 7 is still in beta and it would be a tad bit early to get a brand new PC to just run Windows 7, so it makes more sense for users to stick to a current machine and dual boot Windows 7 with the current operating system. Adam Pash from Lifehacker has put up a nice tutorial using which you can dual boot Windows 7 with Windows XP and Vista.

What are Windows 7 System Requirements?

Windows 7 is not as resource hungry as , and you can run Windows 7 on a really low configuration. Learn more about the Windows 7 System Requirements.

How To Get Genuine Windows 7 Beta Product Key?

If you have downloaded Windows 7 Beta 32-bit or 64-bit, you will not be able to run it unless you use a valid product key, read our earlier guide to know, how you can get a Genuine Windows 7 Beta Product Key.

List of Compatible Anti-Virus for Windows 7

Windows is one of the most exploited operating system and you definitely cannot survive online threats without a good anti-virus and anti-spyware software. The How-To-Geek lists has compiled a list of Anti-virus softwares compatible with Windows 7.

5 Great Features in Windows 7

Martin from Ghacks talks about 5 Great Features you should know about in Windows 7, he promises that those features are not just run of the mill.

Extend Windows 7 Trail From 30 To 120 Days

The Windows 7 product keys are programmed to run for 30 days, however the How-To-Geek has a tutorial that will help you extend Windows 7 trial period from 30 to 120 days.

Shortcut Keys in Windows 7

definitely save users a lot of time, and Minty White has come up with a handy list of shortcut keys available in Windows 7, definite time saver.

Hidden Themes In Windows 7

The latest versions of Windows are more about looks, and Windows themes are definitely a craze, however Windows 7 does not allow users to use all the themes out of the box. Nirmal points out a neat trick that will allow you to use all the hidden themes in Windows 7.

How To Remove Send Feedbacklink from Windows 7 Title Bar?

Windows 7 is in beta mode and Microsoft is looking for feedback, fair enough, however many users are irked to see the Send Feedbacklink in the title bar of all the windows, Minty White talks about a registry hack that will allow users to remove the Send Feedbacklink from Windows 7 title bar.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder

Windows 7 comes with a useful tool Problem Steps Recorderthat will allow users to record screen activities just like a regular screen capture program albeit for debugging purpose. The I Started Something blog tells us more about the Problem Steps Recorder and how you can use it.

How To Enable Aero In Windows 7?

We all love eye candy, but with that comes the need of a higher configuration PC. BlogsDNA tells us how to Enable Aero in Windows 7 on a decent configured PC.

How To Set Taskbar Buttons to Show Text Instead of Icons Only?

Windows 7 has a icon only taskbar, however Tech Recipes shows users How to set the Taskbar Buttons to Show Text Instead of Icons-Only.

How To Enable Run Command In Windows 7?

The run command is hidden by default in Windows 7 and blame it on the improvised start menu, however this trick can help you enable and display the run command in Windows 7.

How to Enable Disable Taskbar Thumbnails Preview in Windows 7?

BlogsDNA has another interesting tutorial where they talk about the trick to enable or disable the taskbar thumbnails in Windows 7.

How to Enable – Disable Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7?

The Quick Launch bar has been disabled by default in Windows 7, BlogsDNA tells us How to Enable – Disable Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7

How to Show AM / PM Symbols in System Tray Clock in Windows 7?

Windows 7 uses a 24 hour clock to display the time, Tweaking with Vishal shows us change it back to show AM / PM Symbols in System Tray Clock in Windows 7.

Updates

We will use this section to link to new updates on handy Windows 7 tips and Tricks that will help you with using Windows 7

This is a non-exhaustive list and I will keep adding more content as and when I come across them, if you want to contribute or add your content to the list, feel free to contact us or drop a comment.

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How To Get Genuine Windows 7 Beta Product Keys?

was released last week, and Microsoft had to scale their infrastructure to take care of the unexpected traffic, they also delayed the released of the product keys that could be used to activate and use Windows 7.

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However the keys are not available for download and users need to follow the steps given below to download the beta keys.

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Download Windows 7 Calculator for Vista

For the past few weeks we have posted some Genuine Windows 7 screenshots, told you about the new Windows 7 notepad, posted some Windows Media Player 12 screenshots that will be included in Windows 7, found a Windows 7 theme for Windows XP among other things.

Among other new features, has a enhanced calculator which brings a much needed change to the plain old calculator Microsoft has been providing for years.

Related: SpeedCrunch – Best Calculator Replacement for Windows, Linux and Mac

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Windows Media Player 12 Screenshots

Windows Media Player 11 added some amazing eye candy, and the dark look definitely made it look much better, however Windows Media Player 12 which has not been released yet, sports a much lighter look, here are some screenshots Ars Technica posted of Windows Media Player 12.

WMP 12 is bundled into the Windows 7 operating system, if you are looking to get Windows 7, you can download the Windows 7 OS torrents.

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Confirmed Windows 7 Screenshots

Sometime back we had posted some leaked screenshots of Windows 7, but Microsoft has finally displayed the latest operating system offering at PDC and there are some confirmed Windows 7 screenshots that show you how the latest operating system will look like.

Here are some of the screenshots for Windows 7.

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Download Windows 7 Theme For Windows XP

Windows 7 has definitely been making lot of waves these days and hopefully Microsoft should not repeat fiascos it had with Vista for its release in June 2009. In the past, we had shared the screenshots of the Windows 7 M3 build and also told you about the Windows 7 customization pack for Windows Vista.

If you are Windows XP user we had told you about the Windows 7 transformation pack for XP, but if you are looking to just get a Windows 7 theme for Windows XP, you are in luck.

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Another Round of Leaked Windows 7 M3 Screenshots

Windows 7 the next-gen operating system is finally getting ready and it should hit the markets in mid 2009, many of you may wonder what the new operating system looks like, well most of the looks are borrowed from Windows Vista itself, but there are several new things people would definitely like.

Hopefully Microsoft should be able to deliver on time, the Vista debacle is still strongly talked about as a failure point for the lack of popularity the latest OS got.

Also Read: Customize Windows Vista With Windows 7 Customization pack.

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