Category Archives: Windows 7

Put MSN back into the system tray

How to bring Messenger back to the System Tray

Many people don’t link that Microsoft has moved the Messenger (MSN) icon away from the system tray in Windows 7. That is actually something you can easily change back yourself. I prefer my MSN icon in the tray area where it always has been. If you have it the same way like me here is a little simple guide to make it appear back in the tray area.

wmic scripts

Played around with the wmic command-line tool today

With the WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line) command line tool you can access a lot of information about your computer. The command-line tool has been built into Windows since Windows XP. Below you can see a couple of command you can check out to get started with WMIC.
C:\>wmic cpu get name
Returns eg. : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         930  @ 2.80GHz

C:\>wmic BIOS get name
Returns eg. : BIOS Date: 03/23/10 15:17:30 Ver: 08.00.15

C:\>wmic cpu get description, maxclockspeed, extclock, manufacturer, revision /format:table > info.txt
Returns a text file named info.txt with CPU information about the PC.

All the above commands have been tested on Windows 7 64 bit

For more information about WMIC see: