Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
There are many differences between Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. There are many features of Windows 7 that are not enabled by default, unlike Windows Vista. This article attempts to address this issue and provide information to help users get the most out of Windows 7.
One Windows 7 feature that a user may miss if it is not turned on is the Aero Glass Transparency effect. This offers interface effects such as translucent glass design and other visual experiences. It can be enabled by following these steps:
First verify that the Windows Experience Index has been computed and calculated.
Next, type Aero in the Start Search box, then click find and fix the problem with transparency and other visual effects. If it doesn’t appear, try looking in the control panel for items related to Aero. Finally, click ‘next’ on the Aero Wizard dialog that will appear.
Another useful tip is knowing how to open Problem Steps Recorder. To do this, go to the troubleshooting area in control panel and run it or search for psr.exe in the start menu.
Another useful tip is to know that a user can dual-boot Windows 7, so you can either keep your Windows XP or Vista set up or you can use it by setting up a virtual version. It can be set up in about 20 minutes with VMware Workstation.
Here is a trick for users who want to change the size of desktop icons. This is done by pressing once on the icon and then holding down the Ctrl key, after which use the mouse scroll wheel to adjust the icon size, click on the desktop and refresh.
If you are having trouble starting because the Windows bootloader is damaged. Boot using the DVD you used to install the software, and then after viewing the License Agreement, choose the ‘repair’ option.
These are just a few of the useful nuggets of information that can help you adjust to a new software release. I hope you have found them useful.