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17 Tips For Windows 7 (and some fun)

Windows 7 has many features that can speed up your work. Some are obvious, but others are more like ‘hidden jewels’. Tony Bradley’s article over on ComputerWorld is a great place for you to find out about 7 of these new efficiency-boosters and learn good advice for best using them.

Here is the direct link: Windows 7 efficiency tips Master these features to boost your productivity in Windows 7.

And, 10 ways to speed up Windows 7

With Windows 7, Microsoft did a really good job making the system perform well. However, over time, Windows 7 systems can slow down and need some care and feeding to regain their former glory. Further, some Windows 7 features can be leveraged to improve overall system performance. In this article, I will outline 10 steps you can take to boost the performance of your Windows 7 systems.Read more..

Related: And for those of you who aren’t interested in these – because you are still using Windows XP – see, It is time to face facts and finally dump Windows XP

I have been saying this for a while now; but, sometimes people want to know what other professionals are saying..

Unrelated: (But hopefully fun):

* I have been meaning to mention this for some time now, but I have been hearing from many, many places that it has been hot and humid and insufferable. Quite different from here, where we have had days that did not break 70° and I thought I was going to get jobbed out of summer…

* Tech skills: The problem’s not the staff, it’s the bozos in charge

Evidence is mounting that technologically illiterate managers are causing more damage to corporate productivity than a shortage of IT skills among staff.Read more..

(“Evidence is mounting“??? I call that “stating the obvious”.. [I guess the author never heard of Dilbert?])

* The 12 O’clock Flasher (aka “Funny tech support”) (To me, this isn’t funny.. it’s far too accurate.)

Today’s free download: IObit Toolbox is a free, portable software that system administrators and computer geeks will take along to solve PC problems anytime and anywhere. With more than 20 dedicated tools, IObit Toolbox allows you to display/diagnose PC information, enhance PC security, optimize PC performance and repairing PC problems. In a word, it offers an easy way for PC admins to monitor and manage computers.

Today’s quote:The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!”  ~ Unknown

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July 18, 2012 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, PC, performance, software, tech, tweaks | , | Leave a comment