Thursday, 9 June 2011

Windows Seven:Top 10 Hidden Features And Services

1. God Mode

For you it may be hyperbolically named, but Windows 7's God Mode is indeed omnipresent :)
It conveniently puts hundreds of settings from all around the operating system all in one place.

To turn on God Mode in windows 7, create a new folder on your desktop -- or anywhere you'd like -- and name it: "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}". The resulting folder will contain 270 items, representing virtually every configurable option in Windows 7





















2. Enhanced New Calculator

Windows' built-in calculator hasn't really changed much over the years, but Windows 7's calculator has a few extra tricks and services up its sleeve, which you'll find under the View menu of the calculator. It can do myriad kinds of unit conversion (temperature, weight, area, and eight many others), interesting date calculations, and even has worksheets to calculate a mortgage payment or a car's fuel mileage. It maintains a history of your previous calculations as long as the program is open for use. 
























3. New WordPad's File Support

The built-in WordPad word processor in Vista is of limited usefulness because it only supports RTF (Rich Text Format) and plain text (TXT) files. In Windows 7, on the other hand, WordPad isn't quite as restricted.

Although Windows 7's WordPad still doesn't work with .doc files from Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier versions, it can open and save ODT (OpenDocument Text) files used by the free OpenOffice.org word processor as well as .docx files created in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010. Although WordPad can't understand all the complex formatting (it will warn you of this upon opening or saving a file), it will still let you read the documents without having the native programs installed.


























4. Reliability Monitor

When your system's acting flaky and you're trying to figure out what's going on, the Reliability Monitor may help. Search for "reliability" from the Start menu, and run View reliability history. You'll get a graph of your system's "stability index" over a period of days and weeks (rated on a scale of 1 to 10). It displays which programs, Windows components, or miscellaneous items crashed on a given day, helping you identify problem items


















5. Magical Problem Steps Recorder

When you need outside PC help, it's much better to let them see for themselves what's happening on your system. But if remote access isn't an option, the Problem Steps Recorder may be the next best thing.

Search for and run "psr" from the Start menu.  Click Start Record, & the utility will record your activities through a series of screen shots, automatically including captions that show exactly where you clicked.


You can also use the Add Comment button to highlight specific areas of the screen and insert custom annotations. When you stop recording, everything will be stitched together and saved as a Web browser-compatible MHTML (MIME HTML) file, conveniently pre-ZIPped and ready for e-mailing to your geek of choice.


6. Power Efficiency Report System

If your Windows 7 laptop isn't getting the battery life you expect—or it experiences power-related issues, such as the inability to go into standby or hibernate mode—the problem usually lies with incorrectly configured power management settings.

Windows 7's Power Efficiency Report can help you sniff out potential problems. Type search for CMD from the Start menu, run it as an administrator (right-click cmd.exe on the menu and choose Run as administrator). From the command prompt, type "powercfg -energy"  (include the space) to scan your system, and after about a minute, you'll find a file called energy-report.html in your \windows\system32 folder.



Now Copy the report(do not use TeraCopy to copy this file) to another location and open it (you'll get a file not found error if you try to open it from the system32 folder) for detailed information about what system devices or settings are throwing a monkey wrench into your power management. Get more details on the PowerCfg utility.

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7. Eye Soothing Aero Themes

 

8. Wipe Free Disk Space

It's no secret (or at least, it shouldn't be) that when you delete files or folders in Windows, they're not actually erased—the space they took up is simply marked as "available for use," which allows the files to be recoverable (with the right software) until they're overwritten with new data.

There is a utility built-into Windows (even XP Pro and Vista) that will overwrite all the free space on a hard drive, insuring any files you've deleted stay dead. Launch a command prompt and type cipher /w:X where X is the letter of the drive or partition you want to wipe. Be patient—the process can take a long time if you have a lot of free space. 







9. "Virtual" Wi-Fi transmission

If you check out the network connections of most Wi-Fi-equipped Windows 7 systems (except those with Starter Edition), you'll notice an adapter called Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter. This virtual adapter can act as a software-based access point; it takes a wired or wireless network connection and makes it available a separate wireless network.

This lets you create your own hotspot from whatever network you're connected to, which can be handy in many different scenarios, including when you want to connect multiple devices to a Wi-Fi network that charges for access
.I have already told about it in my Earlier Post
(Note: to take advantage of this feature, you'll need a copy of the free Connectify software.)





10.Winflip
 Just press the "Window logo + tab" and see the magic
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