God Mode In Windows 7

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The same Windows God Mode that was available in Windows Vista, which has been know for the past year and a half, has been proven to work in Windows 7. You may have noticed all the Diggs and news stories out there today posting the news, so I thought I’d put up an update. We weren’t the first to know about this, and credit goes to some Microsoft engineer that brought the tweak to light.

Windows Vista, as well as Windows 7, has included a “Master Control Panel”. Problem is that it’s not enabled by default. Here is how to gain access to all your Control Panel items, and their child options, and put the icon on your desktop or your Start Menu.

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Windows 7 Still Has Issues

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While some of these are pure opinion as to if they are actually “issues” that need fixed, some of them are pretty valid issues that need to be resolved. eWeek has posted what they feel are 10 issues that Microsoft still has to resolve with Windows 7 or the next edition of Windows.

Windows 7 is a vast improvement over Windows Vista. Some might even say Windows 7 is what Vista should have been from the beginning. It has an improved task bar. It features a host of new security features that have helped reduce exploits. And Windows XP Mode has helped address some of the compatibility issues that arose when Vista first hit store shelves.


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Forums Live

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I’ve got a few things done today. The forums are live, with a few various topics available. I will be adding more as time goes on. If you have any suggestions for any, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I also fixed the registration problem. You can now register an account here and get it activated through email. Once you log in, you will be logged in site wide, including the forums. If you have any problems, or encounter an errors, please let me know.

I also have a few contests planned in the coming weeks for forum members. A lot of freebies coming, and some of the more premium items will have a minimum post count requirement, or you get more entries for more posts. I haven’t quite worked out the details as of yet, but I am working on it!

Have fun, enjoy your stay, and thank you for your support!

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A Decade Of Windows Mobile

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While I am a big fan of Windows Mobile (but, I also use an iPod Touch and enjoy it’s interface; I have also played with a Google Android OS and enjoy it as well), it’s interface and general usability really hasn’t changed in the past decade. I’m using an older Dell Axim x50V and love it (I also have a MotoQ 9c and hate it! No touch screen…). It does everything I need it to do, it’s fast (faster than some brand new smartphones running the same OS), reliable, and just an awesome little PocketPC with Windows Mobile 6.1. It had Windows Mobile 2003 on it, and then 2005, then 6.0 and finally 6.1. With all the upgrades, I got small improvements, but nothing spectacular. Let’s hope that 2010-2011 brings Windows Mobile 7.0 with some major changes to the interface. I love the Windows look, but I haven’t gained anything really….

10 years ago, you could buy the HP Jornada 548 with a color screen, which let you listen to MP3s, surf the web, check your email, and keep a calendar. It had a touchscreen. It ran Windows. It was awesome.

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Laymans Guide To Upgrading To Windows 7

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I saw this page on Hubpages, and thought it was a very interesting topic. I’ve had people ask me questions regarding this same situation many times. Upgrading to Windows 7 can have a few caveats. Going to 64 bit from a 32 bit OS can be pretty rough at times, and your options are limited. This is a good read before you go venturing on your upgrade.

The questions on most peoples minds are: Will I lose all my files if I install Windows 7? Will I be able to install Windows 7 on my current machine? Will I be able to use all my old Programs on Windows 7? The answer to all those questions depends on many factors and it can be daunting for the average computer user

. The most important two things are for you to take a look at the capabilities of your computer and the type of operating system you are currently running before you attempt to do anything. Once you know those two things, you are ready to begin.

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Happy New Year!

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Well, the time is upon us where we call it the end of the year, and in this case, the end of a decade. I wish all our readers a great and prosperous 2010.

What are your new year resolutions? Mine is to add more resources to this site: more videos, more FAQ’s, new forums, and more frequent updates on the front page. That, and to finish my CCNP (Cisco certification) as well as my MCITP in Windows Server 2008.

Happy New Year everyone! Be safe, and watch out on those roads, some people don’t drive that well on holidays!

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Free O&O Defrag Software

Saw this over on Slickdeals, and thought I’d throw it on here for you guys. O&O Software is giving away their excellent defrag program, O&O Defrag 10 Professional. Enter in your information and get a key in your email. Simple. I’ve used O&O Defrag in the past, and it’s been excellent. It used to be the best out there, and it still is if it’s free. A good alternative is Defraggler, from the same guys that brought you CCleaner. Grab it while its still available!

O&O Defrag 10 Professional Edition for Windows-based workstations unlocks your computer’s hidden performance. By securely repacking your hard disk’s fragmented data back together, the operation of your hard disks can be streamlined to run with lightning efficiency. O&O Defrag 10 Professional Edition offers an extremely simple user interface with a multitude of important functions you won

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Greatest Windows Tips Of All Time

ComputerWorld has posted the Greatest Windows Tips OF ALL TIME! CONGRATULATIONS, guys! That’s just awesome, the best of all time! 😉 Some of these are old hat, others are fairly new, but I’d have to question the whole “of all time” part of that. And as far as the greatest…. Not so sure. I’ve seen better!

Whether you’re a grizzled Windows vet or a relative newcomer, you can always use a trick or two for making things go faster. We’ve compiled our 26 favorite time-saving tips for Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Print out this story and keep it on your desk, under your pillow, or anywhere else.

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XBMC: Camelot Released

For those looking for an alternative to Windows Media Center, look no further. XBMC, which was originally available for only the XBox, has released version 9.11 for Windows, MacOSX and Linux. I have installed it on my PC and can only say that this is amazing. It also has a lot of other scripts, plugins and skins that add functionality and looks. Although, the default skin is also extremely beautiful. Grab it and give it a try if you use Media Center.

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10 Things You Must Do With Your New Windows 7 PC

I know that a lot of people have joined in and either upgraded to Windows 7 or bought a new PC with Windows 7. Well, Gizmodo has a few things that you should do to get started and customize your new install.

1. Take a Spin Around the New Interface: Still glassy, glossy and damn near glittery, the Windows 7 interface is actually a major progression for Microsoft: It’s not just easy to use, it’s a whole new paradigm with the revamped taskbar and Aero Peek making multitasking with multiple windows more natural than ever.

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