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45 Windows Tricks, Free Wallpaper, More!

Today is Saturday and I have decided I am going to let others do the heavy lifting for me. Below are some collections of tweaks, tricks, tips, and fun customizations for your computer.

First up: Essential Windows Tricks
Whether you run Windows 7, Vista, or XP, these 25 tricks will make your PC faster, safer, and even more fun to work with.”

* The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft’s best operating system yet. For those of you who have a Win7 machine: 20 Windows 7 quick tips and tricks for IT admins
Make working in Windows 7 even easier with these easy-to-miss tricks.”

(It’s okay you’re not an “IT admin”, just skip over tips #17, 18, and 19.)

* And spruce up your PC’s appearance with wallpaper: FREE High Resolution Wallpapers
Today, I want to tell you about a wallpaper site that I use that is not only safe, but provides a great collection of high resolution wallpapers.

* Is a Web mail (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!) your primary e-mail? Want to fix your “mailto:”? Default to Web Mail
Patrick wants a Web-based mail service to be his default email.”

So have some fun with your computer. Read these, and then try some “tweaks” and customizations yourself. Make your PC (Personal Computer) more “personal”.

Have a great weekend, folks!

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June 19, 2010 - Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, PC, performance, tech, tweaks, Vista, Windows, Windows 7, XP | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. great tips man!


    Comment by patrick | June 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. nice site. thank you. good stuff here.


    Comment by Adi | June 20, 2010 | Reply

  3. Some nice stuffs today.. Thanks Paul.
    Btw, Paul, if you don’t mind me asking, may i ask a question? Do you tend to use software more or manual way for tweaking purposes?


    Comment by Ranjan | June 20, 2010 | Reply

  4. Ranjan,
    With the advent of Vista Service Pack 1, and even more so on Windows 7, I found I had almost no need for/interest in “tweaking”. Microsoft has finally “woken up”, and taken care of all the things I used to tweak (or replace/enhance with 3rd-party utilities and apps)… such as virtual memory management, the firewall, and scheduled defrags.

    I still do “personalization”, (such as setting a Desktop background, and making Firefox my default browser) but that is all done through the Control Panel or right-click context menus.

    (I just thought of an exception: I don’t understand why Microsoft still does not show “known file extensions” by default.)


    Comment by techpaul | June 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. They need to be reminded about the “show file extentions by default”..
    Btw, “They’ve waken up”– may be or may be not. For them, it’s still dawn and not the morning, I guess…


    Comment by Ranjan | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  6. Ranjan,
    I have been using computers a long time.. used Windows since v3.11. So, yes – I can “slam” and find fault with Microsoft. (Without trying very hard.)
    But, also yes, I join many in the industry in acknowledging that Microsoft is now doing some things right (and in some areas, even leading).


    Comment by techpaul | June 21, 2010 | Reply

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