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Windows 7

Reliability Monitor of Windows 7

Do you know the “Reliability Monitor” function of Windows 7?

It is a very good tool to get a overview of problems of your Windows 7 installation.

The stability index assesses your system’s overall stability on a scale from 1 to 10.

By selecting a specific period in time, you may review the specific hardware and / or software problems that have impacted your Windows 7 system.

The Reliability Monitor is very easy to access, just click on the colorful start button and type in the “Search programs and files” field the word “reliability” and hit enter.

If you need help with your Windows 7 system, just contact the specialist’s from Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. or Phuket Hosting and we will give you a hand.

Useful Registry hacks for your Windows OS

Here a link to lifehacker, where they show how to tweak your Windows OS.

Many of this tweaks are helpful for your daily work with Windows 7 / Vista / XP

But before you use them, don’t forget to backup your registry!

Just click here to get to the “Top 10 Registry Tweaks that Power Up Windows” on the lifehacker web site.

If you need help to make your windows operating system more comfortable, do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting and we will give you a hand to get the things done professional.

How to customize and organize the Windows 7 Libraries

One of the most helpful features of Windows 7 are the libraries, but it is not that easy to organize them proper from the beginning on.

A very helpful How To to organize and customize your Win 7 libraries you can find here on that Geeks web site.

If you like to handle your folders all by yourself and don’t want to use the library functionality, you can simply disable the Windows 7 library function.

If you need professional help with your system or web site, please do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting or Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. to make an appointment with one of our professionals to assist you in all your computer, network, web site and hosting needs.

Get back your old “Show Desktop” button from Win XP into Win 7

To show or preview the desktop in Windows 7, you need to click or hover on the little bar on the right side of your task bar (that one beside the clock and date).

To get back your old fashion “Show Desktop” button, is not that magic….

Just follow the instructions of this Blog¬† and you have your old “Show Desktop’ button back.

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Need to recover or repair Windows 7 and you don’t have a Windows 7 DVD

Many of you out there bought a new Computer or Laptop with the Windows 7 operating system pre installed.

And usually you do not get any DVD for Windows 7 with it as it is pre-installed on your new machine.

What to do, if you have some , not unusual system problems, and you didn’t made a recovery CD / DVD or your manufacturer didn’t give you a recovery CD / DVD when you bought the machine.

The CD/DVD is the only way to recover a broken installation.

The Windows 7 DVD has a complete “recovery center” that provides you with the option of recovering your system via automated recovery (searches for problems and attempts to fix them automatically), rolling-back to a system restore point, recovering a full PC backup, or accessing a command-line recovery console for advanced recovery purposes.

Thankfully, Microsoft seems to have realized this problem, and have thankfully made a recovery disc for this purpose. It contains the contents of the Windows 7 DVD’s “recovery center,” as we’ve come to refer to it.

It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows 7, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC.

Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it’s damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows’ users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own. You can make your own copy from Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, but now you have an easier alternative.

The guys from neosmart.net are holding a copy of the Windows 7 recovery disc for download ( 32bit / 64bit )

We hope this gives you the help you were searching for.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting or Lemonsurf.

Windows 7, quick system analysis

Your computer will not work as intended and it is becoming unstable?

To get an overview on the current status of local hardware resources, processes and response times of the local system, just type the command “perfmon / report” into the search box in the Start Menu.

The tool analyzes the system and after about a minute you get a comprehensive overview of the system state.

How to start the Windows 7 Explorer in Computer View

If you start the Windows Explorer in Windows 7 over the icon in the task-bar / pin-bar , it will start by default in the library view.

If you want to see the usual computer view, you need to do a little modification in the properties of this shortcut.

Make a right mouse click on the Explorer icon, another right mouse click on “Windows Explorer” a left mouse click on “Properties” and the properties settings appear.

Now you just need to modify the “Target”, add to the %windir%\explorer.exe the additional string ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} or just copy this string over the old one %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} and then click OK.

Any more questions how to use your Windows 7 as efficient as possible, just contact Phuket Hosting.

Windows 7 GodMode or a simple trick to get a useful Windows 7 folder

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 (On the desktop, within a folder or where ever you prefer it) and renaming it with a special text string at the end, you are able to have a single folder to do everything in your Windows 7 installation.

The trick will also work in Windows Vista, but be warned, that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it will cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

To get to the “GodMode” you need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

You can use whatever name you want instead of “GodMode” you also could use “Widgets” or “Secret Tools” etc.

Once that is done, the folder’s icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. It is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.

It is even possible to create separate topic folders:

RegionSettings.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
Fingerprint.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
PowerSettings.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Tray.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
Credentials.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
NetworkInstall.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
DefaultPrograms.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
WindowsAssembly.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
ManageWirelessNetworks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
Network.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
RDP.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Nothing: {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
Performance.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

Windows 7 / Problem Steps Recorder

This feature is interesting for our clients, running Windows 7, with computer problems.

Problem Steps Recorder can record, step by step, what a user is trying to do. It then generates an HTML slideshow of a user’s actions with descriptions of what took place.

This file can then be sent directly to our help desk for viewing.

To try out Problem Steps Recorder, click on the Windows 7 Start button and type in “PSR” in the search field.