Tricks for Windows 7

Windows 7 As A Wi-Fi Router

A free Program called Connectify works with Windows 7 to turn it into a Wi-Fi router,so that other nearby devices can connect and use the PC’s internet connection.This virtual Wi-Fi feature is only available in Windows 7 and it becomes possible to use the wireless adapter as a wireless hotspot.Another open-source software that does the same thing is Virtual Router Manager.

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows + Home key minimizes everything except the current window,
Windows + G displays the desktop gadgets in front of other windows,
Win + +(Plus key) activates the magnifier and enlarges the area of the screen you are looking at,
Shift + Left click any window on the taskbar to open an other instance of it.

Ready Boost

Ready Boost is a windows feature that uses a USB flash drive to provide an instant speed boost to your system.The feature uses the additional space on a USB drive as RAM and therefore the USB drive has to meet speed requirements to be used as a Ready Boost drive.To check a USB flash drive for Ready Bost compatibility or to enable Ready Boost,simply plug a drive into an available port, open ‘My Computer’, right click on the drive’s icon and click ‘Properties’.Here, you will see a tab for Ready Boost.Note that you can either set a portion of the drive or the entire available space to be used for anything else.

Ready Boost in Win 7

God Mode

GodMode Folder

One of the best tweaks in Windows 7 is the GodMode.It works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and is officially a hidden feature;something you won’t find in the user manual.God mode gives you all possible settings,control panel items,all possible configuration options in one place.To enable God Mode,make a new folder anywhere on the PC and name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.The folder icon will instantly change to one that looks like a control panel and inside the folder you will get one-click access to all the settings on your computer.The name is actually inconsequential,but rather clever way of propagating the idea.So,if you use any other name like Tweaking.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C},it still works.


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