Computers: How to make a boot disc for Windows 7

If you use the computers constantly sooner or later you will realize the importance of have a boot disk for any operating system when it crashes in order to repair it. Usually the new operating systems, including Windows, come with such recovery disc, but it you don’t have you can create it using the following steps:

  • click on Start button
  • go to Control Panel
  • go to System and Maintenance
  • go to Backup and Restore
  • click on Create a system repair disc
  • insert a blank CD into your disc drive for burning
  • burn the disc, label it and store it somewhere safe

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Computers: How to create a custom theme in Windows 7

As you already know from the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 theme is only a collection of images (wallpapers) and screensaver, visual styles and some windows settings which gives a unique feel to your desktop. It’s a little more complex the the Windows XP theme or Windows Vista, for example, byt you still can change settings of some visual elements like Window border color, different windows sounds and create a new environment.

Before starting creating a Windows7 themepack, you should know that there are the typical elements of a Windows 7 themepack which you need to know. the following items in the list: Desktop icons, Desktop wallpapers, Windows Sounds, Windows screensaver, Mouse pointers, Theme color, Slideshow.

Windows 7 supports some new features including the Desktop Background Slide Show. A new file format, .themepack, has also been introduced with Windows 7 to help users share themes. Themes can be selected in the Personalization Control Panel only in Windows 7 Home Premium or higher or only on Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Desktop component is installed.

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Computers: Guide to the power options in Windows 7

You can consider that you don’t need to know about power management in Windows 7, but the next time you’ll use a laptop, notebook or another device that uses Microsoft Windows 7 you will find this very useful. It is said that Windows 7 is designed to help your battery last longer by running fewer background activities and the processor does not work as hard as previous versions of Windows and it draws less power.

Windows 7 power plan

The basic power plan managements screen shows you which plan (Balanced, Power saver, High performance) you are running. It also shows a warning if you are not currently using the most efficient setting. This popup appears when you click on the Windows battery icon, along with the information presented when the mouse is hovered over the battery icon. Using this screen you can Select a power plan between these 2 options: balanced tries to find the best way to combine performace and power, the Power saver gives you the most battery life. As you can easily understand, High performance is running your computer with about no power saver at all: Windows 7 will turn of your monitor after 15 minutes of no moving the mouse or hitting any keys, but your computer will never go into sleep mode or standby.

Remember it’s not an automatic select, you have to do it yourself every time you plug in and unplug your laptop if you want maximum efficiency.

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Computers: How to manually add a printer to Windows 7

Depending of the location of the printer there are 2 methods to manually add a printer in to Window 7. There can be attached at least one printer to each computer and there can be created an entire network of computer using Window 7, so you can add a local printer or a network printer (attached to another computer or network device).

How to install local printer to Window 7

Click on the Start > Control Panel > (double click) Devices and Printers

Click on Add a Printer button in the menu

Select Add a local printer from the menu

Choose an existing LPT port and click on Next button.

Select the correct driver from the driver list menu for your printer (depending of its manufacturer and type). If there is no appropriate driver available click on the Windows Update button – that will trigger Windows 7 Update instalation. After it finishes search again for the driver.

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Microsoft Windows 7 si alegerea navigatorului web

După cum probabil ştiţi deja, Comisia Europeană a obligat firma Microsoft să adauge o fereastră prin care utilizatorii să-şi poate alege navigatorul web (adică browser-ul) în locul singurei opţiuni iniţiale care venea odată cu sistemul de operare (adică Internet Explorer, deşi pentru mulţi nici aia nu era o opţiune, navigatorul respectiv fiind doar unealta prin care îşi descarcă şi instalează un alt navigator).

Lista navigatoarelor care pot fi descărcate după instalarea Windows-ului conţine 12 elemente, dar în fereastra iniţială apar acum numai 5 navigatoare care sînt printre cele mai cunoscute, şi anume Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Safari şi Google Chrome. 6 companii care au creat navigatoarele mai puţin cunoscute (Avant Browser, Flock, Green Browser, Maxthon, Slim Browser şi Sleipnir) au făcut o plîngere Comisiei Europene din această cauză, ele doresc adăugarea unor simple elemente de design sau text care să indice utilizatorului faptul că în afară celor cinci navigatoare vizibile la inceput mai există şi alte şapte.

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Din punctul meu de vedere motivul acestei reclamaţii este simplu: creatorii de navigatoare ştiu că mulţi utilizatori sînt proşti sau foarte comozi (leneşi) şi trebuie să li se bage informaţia sub nas ca să observe lucruri care în mod normal sînt evidente. Adică dacă navigatorul lor nu există pe prima pagină, la vedere, el nu există pentru foarte mulţi dintre utilizatori.

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