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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  • Windows 7 is seriously a huge upgrade from Vista. I upgraded and noticed how much more productive I was once I didn’t have to worry about constantly moving files and programs around.

    One thing that would be helpful is a list of common drivers that will need to be installed. After I downloaded Windows 7, there were about 4 or 5 drivers I needed to download before I could perform a task, one was for setting up wireless. Windows still hasn’t found out a way to make upgrading as easy as it should be.

  • I installed windows7 but I think there are some problems about printer installation.

  • A few more additional points.. great compilation..tx 4 share

    • 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.

  • Remember, if you are a student you can get Windows 7 at a knock-down price or maybe even free through your University.

  • Gregorio

    How about if my windows 7 re-start itself.
    Do I have to buy a new licence or can I continuos to used it, but how i going to stop windows 7 to re-start itself?.

  • Kennedy

    Great Trips and Tricks Man. Really I am very frustating with windows 7 as i dont know about how to use windows 7.

  • A lot of people say Windows 7 is just about design. I find a couple small features helping me work more efficiently. I do a lot in Office and having the ability to highlight the program and visually see all the files is helpful. It also cleans up the toolbar when you have 1 million documents open.

  • Excellent list. I would like to say one thing Windows 7 is the best compare to vista.

  • These are very informative & nice collection of windows 7 tips. Thanks for sharing this.

  • if you are a student you can get Windows 7 at a knock-down price or maybe even free through your University.

  • RAFI

    really very very useful
    thank you


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  • lunargyro

    in my opinion, comparing what i’ve experienced using XP, vista and win 7, the last one is a kind of combination between the stability of XP and the ‘good looking’ of Vista…
    if you are a XP-lovers, all you have to do is just ‘get familiar’ with some different places in win 7. Have a good time.

  • My Camera ; Fuji S6500 is very good on XP.. I installed Win7. But i can’t the driver for this cam. Is there any people think about the problem.

  • Patricia

    I was wondering how easy it would be (or not) to just take OUT Windows 7 and replace it with Windows XP, or Windows98/ME?
    Please inform, for I have had to buy a new PC and now most ALL of my programs and/or plugins won’t work at all. I hate it.
    P. Houston

  • I’m using XP, but upgrading soon, thanks for the very useful tips.
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  • martin

    how do i add port (under exception) in windows 7

  • This list pretty much sums up everything, and is one of the most exhaustive and comprehensive list of tips.

  • Just like any other new OS, it’s strange the first day. After that, the old OS seems lacking and sluggish. XP Pro already looks like it was modeled after a Fisher Price toy, and I haven’t found any intolerable quirks in Windows 7 so far. The more noticeable challenge is getting some favorite software to run in 64 bit. Oh well, it just gives me an excuse to buy new versions of (literally) 15 year old programs!

  • Honestly based on any reviews unto the list I end up on windows 7 starter lol, I really need to get my ultimate edition soon.

  • dave

    well win-7 is the best O.S ever its the best cool new design which feels like u r working on a whole new O.S. i too thought that xp was better,but after i used it i felt like going back to win-xp(most bugged,flawed,featureless,unattractive,easily damaged by tiny viruses) thank god i never went back.it’s just that u have to get used to it you’ll feel that u have come out of hell after upgrading to win-7ultimate. its easy to use,it has a free anti-virus and even without it your pc won’t be damaged like xp(crap O.S).the only thing it lacks(compared to Xp) is bugs,poor performance,fuck-ugly graphics etc

  • Xp was ok
    Vista was just aweful
    7 is just so much better

    Wonder what microsoft will come up with next

  • Many people say Home windows 7 is nearly design. I’ve found a few small features helping me work more effectively. I perform a lot at work and getting a chance to highlight this program and aesthetically see all of the files is useful. Additionally, it cleans in the plugin if you have a million documents open.

  • You missed on Windows 7 hidden themes. They are all awesome. Just mention it here or in your next post. Those give a great look specially on startup and shutdown.

  • nice