Category Archives: Windows 7

How to retrieve your Windows Product Key from Registry

Sometimes it can be convenient to be able to retrieve the Windows Product key from an active Windows installation e.g. if you have lost your Windows COA Sticker or if you can’t read the sticker anymore because it has been damage. I have developed a little tool in Visual Basic that can help you to retrieve your Windows Product key from the registry on an active Windows installation. With this tool you can find your Product Key before you reinstall your system to be sure that you are able to reactivate your Windows license. No installation is required and there is no catch like in form of toolbars or hidden ads. It is just a single .exe file that you can put on a USB stick and bring with you wherever you go.

How to change the default port for Remote Desktop

If you like me is a big fan of the Windows feature Remote Desktop, you might find this post interesting. I will tell you how you can change the default port for Remote Desktop making it harder for hackers to attack your computer.

Toggle the Windows Key On and Off with this Tool

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Back in October 2012 I wrote a post about How to disable the Windows Key in Windows for the people that feel the key is more trouble than good. The solution to the issue includes making changes to the Windows registry and creating a long binary sequence to make the tweak works. I got some comments to the post asking for an easier way to make this work. I decided to develop a small utility that make it easier to tweak this little changes to Windows for users without technical experiences.

Search for large files with Windows Explorer Search

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One of the things that I love about Windows 7 is the fast integrated search option built into Windows Explorer. In Windows XP you can Download Windows Desktop Search 4.0. It is working pretty much the same way as in Windows 7, but it is slow and takes up a lot of system resources. The built-in version in Windows 7 is working much better and faster. One of the reasons why the Search function are working very fast in Windows 7 is that it is indexing all your files as a background service called “Windows Search”. You can configure what folders you want to include in the Pre-indexed cache by selecting “Indexing Options” in the Control Panel.

How to analyze Windows BlueScreen of Death (BSOD)

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In this post I will introduce you to a great little free tool called WhoCrached. WhoCrashed is a great tool I recently came across looking for a solution to a problem I had. What this program can do is to analyze the dump files created by Windows when it crash making a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and tells you where to look in order to fix the issue so it don’t happens again.