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.


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.


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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  • The interest shown in Windows 7 must be gratifying for Microsoft, as Vista is a well-documented flop! I am myself quite surprised by the buzz being generated by the Beta release of Windows 7 , and the amount of information available already. Maybe this will prove to be the heir proper to XP! Time will tell!

    • Wes

      Buddy, XP was good, Vista was sick nuts (SP2) and 7 is like XP + vista + awesomeness.

  • I was considering downloading and trying Windows 7, but the screenshots are enough. I don’t really want to mess up my current computer configuration.

    • FrankOMundO

      I felt the same way, but i regret not installing 7 earlier, i was running xp so i had to do a clean install. It was well worth it, it even found all my drivers. I did'nt have to do a thing but run it. It run so well and lookz good too. I hope this helps. if u want to keep your setup upgrade to vista then 7.

  • Wow, damn good list….

    Stumbled :-)

  • Honestly, I still love Windows XP and I am so happy with the speed and feature. Windows Vista and 7 are just all about the new design.

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  • Great list. Hopefully, it’s a lot better than Vista.

    No way it’s on Leopard’s level.

  • Good to know as I will be jumping on board the Windows 7 ship. Yea don’t try it on your main computer. I will be on a “back up” computer.

  • Wow :) This is really nice list…. I like Windows XP and am so happy with the speed and feature. i thnk its very good compare 2 others…

  • The 10 tips before installing was really helpful

  • I just installed Vista, but regret it all ready.I liked XP a lot more.In Vista, everything is in the wrong places and it uses lots of memory as well.

  • Amazing list! good work!

  • I still love and use Windows XP, so I wont be changing anytime soon.
    Still, its a great compilation of tips

  • good collection of links

  • Wii

    I have just installed Windows 7 after reading the 10 things to do before installation. It went very smoothly and although I have only had a quick look at Windows 7 I really quite like it.

    Great Post. Thanks

  • Thank you for the lists. There’s quite a great hype over Windows 7 considering the disappointment of Vista from Microsoft. Hmmm, very interesting.

  • Why use Windows if you can use MAC OS? Using Windows deliveres grey hair…

  • Great round up of articles about the new Windows 7 – I still haven’t downloaded it and installed it. I am running Vista and I am not sure how most programs will act on it. I’d rather just keep Vista at the moment.

    You mention alot of compelling articles that make me want to upgrade though! I think I might, it does look really cool!

  • Wii

    This is a fantastic list. I have just started using Windows 7 Beta and I think it is amazing. It is everything that Vista was billed to be only better.

    I will definitely be upgrading my XP to Windows 7 when it is fully released.

  • Nice tips, thanks for your post

  • After trying Vista i returned to Xp … i don’t want to try windows 7 to … go bacward to Xp XD

    • Big mistake , the biggest reason alot of people returned back to xp from vista is because of the bugs and backward compatabilty.
      Windows 7 has no major bugs from which I can tell , and it is fully backwards compatible.

  • WOW, nice list..But I have to say Windows 7 is far more better than Vista…

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  • rocker22dallas

    i just upgraded my main laptop from vista x64 to windows 7 x64… best thing i have done with this computer… definately recommend