Category Archives: Windows 7

Enable Autologin on Windows 7 and lock the screen

I would like to share another cool tip with you.

If you like me often power up your computer and go away to do some other stuff (read: getting some coffee) while waiting for Windows to startup, you might find this tip handy. What this tip can do for you is to autologin your computer to startup background jobs, tray icons and whatever else that is auto starting on your computer.

Smart Defrag – Free and fast Defrag Tool from IObit

Recently I was asked if I would do a test and a review of one of IObit’s tools and after trying out the SmartDefrag 2 tool I agreed to write a little review of the product.
If you, like me don’t think that the built-in defrag in Windows 7 or Windows Vista is top of the class you might want to check this one out.

Windows Powershell for Newbies

Getting started with PowerShell

PowerShell is Microsoft’s next generation command-line shell that helps IT guys all over the world to automate administrative tasks. If you have been around the IT business as long as I have you have properly made a lot for .bat files and batch programming to simplify and automate IT tasks. You properly also know that in the year 2011 it is quiet limited what you can do with batch programming in Windows operating systems.

How to Integrate a Command Prompt into Windows Explorer

Command prompt

 

In this guide I will show you how you can integrate a command prompt into Windows Explorer

With this little tweak you can right click on a folder in Windows Explorer and start up a command prompt in that given path. If you often use batch scripts or start programs with command line parameters this can be very handy.

How to Change Windows Explorer default startup folder

Explorer

Explorer

Are you tired of that your Windows Explorer always opens up in Libraries?

In Windows 7 the Windows Explorer as default always startup showing you your libraries. If you don’t like that and you would like that you could change that I can help you.

What you need to do is to change your shortcut to your explorer. It can be a shortcut in the desktop, taskbar, start menu or wherever you usually start Explorer from. Let’s start out with the default values in case you need to revert back. Right click on your shortcut and select Properties and then the Shortcut tab.