Setup Mouse for left handed Windows user

By default, mouse in Windows 8, 7 and XP computer is configured for a right handed user. Left clicking on mouse is done by first finger, while right clicking is done by second finger. Not all Windows users (infact people) are right handed. Use of a right handed configured mouse by a left

View, enable & disable ActiveX components on Windows

Active X components are required for executing various tasks on Windows computer. At any given point of time, there are thousands of active X components on Windows PC. Ideally, we can get all active X component information from registry editor from this HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID registry

Disable & remove Ctrl + Alt + Del options on Windows

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together brings up screen with lot of options including: Lock this computer, Switch User, Log Off, Change Password and Start Task Manager. If you want to perform either of routine while working on Windows PC, just press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys to get that

Increase free space on C drive without format: Windows 7

Are you running out of free space on C drive partition that has Windows installation files? Over a period of time, we install more programs and store files - due to which free space on default C drive decreases. One not so comfortable option is to format C drive and clean install Windows 7

Enable & install Telnet client in Windows 7

Is Microsoft Telenet Client missing on your Windows 7 computer? By default, Telenet client is not available on Windows 7 powered computers. There are number of free telnet software for use on Windows 7. However, if you are fan of traditional Microsoft Telenet client - you need to manually

Create Power consumption report of Windows 7 PC

How much power my Windows 7 computer is consuming? Is power / energy consumption done in efficient manner? Are there noticeable errors related to power using functions on computer with Windows 7 OS? You can get possible answers to such questions through Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

Set computer Sleep time on Windows 7

Windows can put computer in sleep mode after certain period of inactivity. You can easily configure and set this time, as per requirement. Once you set specific time, say 30 minutes - computer will go to sleep mode if there is inactivity for 30 minutes. You can modify sleep time settings

Disable search feature in Windows 7

Windows 7 operating system has an integrated Search feature. It allows you to search for files and folders on your Windows 7 computer. To use search feature on Windows 7, you can use search box in the start menu or at top right part of explorer window(s). Majority of users do not use

Always open & run programs as Administrator on Windows 7

By default, when you double click application program icon - it is opened and executed in non-admin mode without administrator rights. This works fine while using majority of application programs on your Windows 7 computer. However, problem may arise for programs requiring strict

Open programs from Task Manager when PC hangs

Windows task manager can be used to rescue computer when it hangs (and specific program does not respond). You can kill or close any unresponsive application program / task from the task manager window. Further, to fully recover from unresponsive build up you need to restart the computer.

Rename desktop icons on Windows 7, Vista, XP

Bored of usual names assigned to different icons on Windows desktop screen? You can easily spice up icon names / labels by renaming them to any desired name on Windows 7, Vista or XP computer. With renaming you can customize icon text as per requirement that allow easier and faster access

Protect PC from ‘Windows Shortcut link’ exploit

'Windows Shortcut Exploit' (also called CPLINK) is a vulnerability in all Windows versions that causes shortcut link on Windows to run malicious DLL file causing further harm to the system. Microsoft is working on fix for this issue, in the meantime you can check on this exploit using