Aug 5, 2009
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows 7 Usage Guides, How-To Hacks, Tips and Tricks (Complete List)

Windows 7 not only includes progressive changes to graphical user interface (GUI) to enhance visual effects, but it also adds a host of new features, making up an impressive arrays of Windows 7 features. Other than major features or functionality enhancements such as fully revamped Taskbar (Superbar), improved Start Menu, bigger live thumbnail preview, Jump Lists and etc, there are many useful usage operations, helpful hacks, amazing tips and easy-to-use tricks that may go unnoticed or out-of-focus if users just glance through the features list. Here’s a list of Windows 7 tips and tricks, how-tos, hacks, and usage guides that available.

  1. Adjust (Longer or Shorter) and Change Windows 7 Taskbar Preview Mouse Hover Delay
  2. How to Disable and Turn Off Aero Peek at Desktop in Windows 7
  3. How to Remove Pinned Programs From the Taskbar in Windows 7
  4. How to Enable or Disable (Turn On or Off) Desktop Preview (Aero Peek) in Windows 7
  5. Aero Shake
  6. Automatically Change and Rotate Desktop Background Wallpaper (Desktop Slideshow Feature) in Windows 7
  7. How to Turn On and Enable Aero in Windows 7
  8. Play QuickTime .mov, DivX .avi and XviD .avi Movie and Video Media Natively in Windows 7
  9. Free Burn Disc Images for ISO and IMG in Windows 7
  10. How to Enable Equalizer, SRS WOW, Play Speed, Dolby Digital and Other Enhancements in WMP 12
  11. How to Disable or Enable (Turn On or Off) Windows 7 Snap Automatically Maximize and Arrange Window
  12. Disable and Turn Off Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7 (Switch to List View)
  13. Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7
  14. How to Avoid 200MB (100 MB in Windows 7 RTM) Hidden System Partition From Been Created During Windows 7 Beta or RC Installation
  15. How to Restore or Reopen Last Closed Tabs in IE8
  16. How to Restore and Reopen Last Browsing Session Opened Tabs in IE8
  17. Improved Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 with Status Report and Free Space & Parallel Concurrent Defrag Support
  18. Trick to Quickly Task Switch Between Window Frames of Same Application in Windows 7 (Alt+Tab or Win+Tab Alternative)
  19. How to Change Windows 7 System Restore (System Protection) Disk Space Usage Size Limit
  20. How To Run As Different User When Executing Programs in Windows 7
  21. How to Create A New Library In Windows 7
  22. How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Explorer
  23. How to Remove and Hide “Libraries” Group from Navigation Pane of Windows 7 Explorer
  24. How to Hide or Show Libraries in the Navigation Pane of Windows 7 Explorer
  25. Adjust Volume Level When Place or Receive Telephone Calls in Windows 7
  26. Use TZUtil To Change Time Zone in Command Prompt in Windows 7
  27. Improve IE8 Start Up Speed By Identifying Add-Ons Load Time
  28. Workaround to Run Windows Vista Bar Style Sidebar in Windows 7
  29. Disable UAC in Windows 7 With Sidebar and Gadgets Working Properly
  30. How to Disable and Turn Off UAC in Windows 7
  31. Reveal All Hidden User Folders In “Send To” Right Click Menu in Windows 7
  32. Shift-Right Click to Reveal Classic Context Menu (Restore, Move, Maximize, Minimize) on Windows 7 Taskbar App
  33. How to Access and Run Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and Outlook Express (OE) of Virtual XP Mode (VXP) VM in Windows 7
  34. Evaluate System Energy Usage and Get Power Management Report with PowerCfg -Energy Switch in Windows 7
  35. How to Copy Files Multi-Threaded with Robocopy in Windows 7
  36. How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 7
  37. Hack to Install Any Edition or Version (SKU) of Windows 7 to Install From Single Edition DVD Disc Media or ISO
  38. Display and Show Classic Navigation Tree Pane in Windows 7 Explorer (for Users Folder, Control Panel, Recycle Bin and CD/DVD/BD Drives)
  39. Automatically Expand Navigation Pane Tree to Current Folder in Windows 7
  40. Where to Download Mail, Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7? Windows Live Essentials
  41. How to Check or Verify PC Motherboard BIOS SLIC Version is SLP OA 2.0 or 2.1 for OEM Activation
  42. Easy Way to Determine If CPU Supports Windows 7 Virtual PC (XP Mode)
  43. Windows 7 Task Bar (Superbar) Jump Lists for Application Icons
  44. Hack to Turn Off and Disable Windows 7 CD or DVD Writer Burning and Auto Tray Ejection Feature
  45. How to Disable, Remove or Hide IE8 Search Box
  46. Windows 7 Federated Search
  47. Disable and Turn Off HomeGroup Services to Hide or Remove Home Group from Windows 7 Explorer
  48. How to Rearm and Extend Free Usage (Activation Grace Period) of Windows 7 to 120 Days
  49. How to Change the Windows 7 Taskbar Button Length or Width Size
  50. How to Display Text on Taskbar Buttons in Windows 7 or How to Revert and Get Back Vista Style Taskbar (With Label) in Windows 7
  51. How to Make the Windows 7 SuperBar (Taskbar) Icons Smaller (Small Size)
  52. Pin Control Panel to Windows 7 TaskBar Hack
  53. Workaround to Pin My Computer, Documents, Recycle Bin or Any Folders to Windows 7 TaskBar (Pin to Windows Explorer Alternative)
  54. Never Combine Icons (Or Only Combine When Full) But Hide Labels in Windows 7 Taskbar
  55. Easy Way to Hide or Show Notification Area Icons on Taskbar in Windows 7
  56. How to Enable or Disable Quick Launch Bar Toolbar in Windows 7
  57. How to Show Desktop in Windows 7 (Quick Launch Alternative)
  58. How to Select Any Edition or Version (SKU) of Windows 7 to Install From Single Edition DVD Disc Media or ISO
  59. Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
  60. How to Set 64-Bit Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) As Default Player
  61. How to Create and Make Bootable Windows 7 ISO from EXE Plus Setup1.Box and Setup2.Box Files
  62. How to Enable Aero Glass in Windows 7 Virtual Machines on Windows Virtual PC
  63. Hack to Activate and Switch Window in Windows 7 By Mouse Over Hover Without Click
  64. Retrieve, View or Display Wireless (WEP or WPA WiFi) Network Security Key or Password in Windows 7
  65. Delete or Disable Recent Search Entries History in Windows 7 (Explorer) Search Box
  66. How to Disable or Deactivate User Account in Windows 7
  67. How to Save Frequent Searches in Windows 7
  68. How to Enable and Use ReadyBoost in Windows 7 and Vista
  69. Hack to Switch to Last Active Program Window On Taskbar Icon or Button Click (Skip Selection)
  70. How to Change the Default Setting for Power Button Action in Windows 7
  71. How to Remove Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 7
  72. Slide Open Windows 7 Jump Lists
  73. How to Center Align Task Bar Icons in Windows 7
  74. Change (Increase or Decrease) Number of Recent or Frequent Items Displayed in Windows 7 Taskbar Jump List
  75. How to Delete and Clear Recent Items in Windows 7 Jump Lists

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