Showing posts with label Windows7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows7. Show all posts

Aero on Windows 7/Vista Home Basic

Aero is acronym for 'Authentic', 'Energetic', 'Reflective', 'Open'. Aero theme GUI is a transparent theme for Windows 7 and Vista officially released by Microsoft. It is also available on Windows 2008 server. It is a successor of Luna theme. Aero theme in Windows 7 is a revised edition with several UI changes such as Aero Peek, Aero Shake, Aero Snap, Touch UI. Aero theme comes with many editions but deprived versions are Windows 7 Home Basic & Windows Vista Home Basic. Also, Aero theme can't be enabled on low end graphic cards or on PC's having no graphic card at all. Users using these versions can still have a realistic sense of Aero theme by Aero Enabler.

Aero Enabler lets to activate/deactivate Aero theme with single click. It also allows to disable Hardware Check if required graphic card is not available or Windows 7 Basic/Windows Home Basic is in use.

Microsoft VPC & XP Mode RTM [Official DDL]

Back in October Microsoft VPC RTM build 7600.16393 was leaked on internet. Microsoft has now Officially released Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode as final RTM versions.

With Windows VPC we can install one or more guest operating systems on top of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate. It also enables one click install of Windows XP Mode. Whereas Windows XP mode containing pre-installed copy of Windows XP SP3 allows us to install software's which are directly not executable in Windows 7.

Since Windows VPC and Windows XP Mode requires Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV) CPU feature. Its better to Download HAV and have a compatibility check.

7 Transformation Pack 4.0 for Windows Vista

Finally the wait is over for Windows Vista users. Now they can enjoy the Windows 7 transformation just like the Windows XP users did via XPto7 Transformation Pack. It provides support for Windows 7 Visual style. 7 Transformation Pack 4.0 for Windows Vista will replace many of the resources such as

1. Boot screen
2. Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
3. New msstyles files (visual styles)
4. New desktop and file icons
5. New toolbar icons
6. Progress Dialogs
7. Sounds scheme
8. System Tray icons
9. New Wallpapers
10. Some Windows 7's popular features

Here is a transformation screenshot

Free ZoneAlarm Products for Windows 7

ZoneAlarm launched its free products for Windows 7 users. These products include ZoneAlarm Firewall, Zone Alarm Extreme Security Final, Zone Alarm Pro Final, ZoneAlarm with AntiVirus Final, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite Final. Some of the prominent features include

1. Spy site detection
2. Signature and heuristic phishing detection
3. Website safety check and rating
4. Privacy mode for shared computers
5. Instant messaging security
6. Browser security toolbar

Be sure to uninstall the previous version of ZoneAlarm and Turn Off Windows Firewall for maximum security.

WiFi Hotspot with Virtual Router

Connectify is the one application which allows us to convert Laptop/PC running Windows 7 into a WiFi HotSpot. However there are some limitations with Connectify. Firstly its beta version is free and final version won't be. Secondly it supports a limited number of Wireless Cards.

If your plans are long term, choose Virtual Router. For now its in beta and unlike Connectify, Virtual Router final version will be free. Apart from Windows 7 it also supports Windows Server 2008 R2. It uses WPA2 encryption and this application is purely written in C#.

Free Download Accelerator for Linux/Windows

SKDownloader is a freeware download accelerator for Linux and Windows Platform. It is java based and have special installers. It includes

1. Downloading same file in parts to maximize speed.
2. Pause/Resume Support.
3. Redirection support.
4. HTTP/ FTP support.
5. Proxy support.
6. Schedule event support.
7. IE/Firefox integration.
8. Auto update.
9. GUI/CLI interface.

Requirements: Java 6.0

Download SKDownloader

Download Windows 7 RDC 7.0 for XP & Vista

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 enables to use new Remote Desktop Features. These features introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are available for computers running Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1/SP2. RDC 7.0 allows to take advantage of rich advanced features like Media Player Redirection, True Multi-Moinitor support etc while connecting to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 via Windows XP or Vista.

Update for Windows XP
Update for Windows Vista
Update for Windows Vista x64

Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7

Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7 helps to work in a pre defined way. Assign your tasks to individual Virtual Desktops to avoid any messy work. An icon is placed on the task bar and allows to switch desktops just like Ubuntu by right click. Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows features include

1. Panel integration
2. 64 bit support
3. Desktop switching keyboard shorcuts
4. Individual Desktop 'Mini Window' overview
5. Support for Flashing Windows
6. Drag n Drop
7. No Administrator rights
8. No installation required

Download Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7

Facebook Explorer

Facebook Explorer is a mini Facebook gadget for Windows 7. It lets you track incoming messages as well as enable you to change your status from the sidebar. Some of its features are

1. Easy to use interface
2. Stores login information
3. Set or Clear status
4. View summary lists of friends activities

Download Facebook Explorer

How to Find any Windows Key

If you're planning to re-install Winodws 7, Vista, XP, 2000 or any other Desktop Software and you can't find the Product key or serial number, Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder can help you.

Key Features

>No installation required
>Product keys are found immediately
>Multiple options for saving the key

Download Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

c2i GMail Notifier for Win7

c2i GMail Notifier is a simple Desktop App which notifies you when you receive new Emails on GMail account. It is fully compatible with only Microsoft Windows 7.

Features include
1. Shows Unread Emails
2. Refresh Emails
3. Send, receive, View Emails

Download c2i GMail Notifier v (1.5MB)

Install all softwares using one Installer

You might be really tired with Windows crash due to malwares, spywares or even viruses and the final decision will be to re-install the Windows. And after waiting for the installation to complete the real headache comes for the software installation. These software's which some of you might have as a backup and some don't are very tiresome to install. However if you have a Ninite installer you wont have a need to run the software's by clicking the '.exe' files again and again.

Ninite is a single installer file embedded with multiple software's of your choice. It installs all the related softwares with just one click and default settings. There is no registration required and is very simple to make a installer .exe file. Simply go to Ninite page select the software's which you want to install on your system and download the Ninite Installer file. Run the installer and it will install all of your selected software and you don't even have to click 'next-next'. You can also keep Ninite installer file as a backup on USB/CD/DVD/HD for future installation.

The biggest achievement is its support for Windows 7, skips toolbar and adware related installation.

It supports updated software like

1. AntiVirus: Microsoft Essentials, Avast, AVG
2. Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
3. Messaging: Windows Live Messenger, Digsby, GTalk, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Skype
4. Media: VLC, iTunes etc
5. Imaging Picasa, GIMP etc
6. Documents: Office, Adobe reader etc
7. Runtimes: Java, .Net, Flash
8. Compression WinRAR, 7-zip
9. Utilities: RealVNC, CCleaner, CDBurnerXP

Goto Ninite Page

How to run non-compatible soft in Win7

With Windows 7 in your hands and willing to install it but not actually doing it, Reason? Non Compatibility issue of some software's with Windows 7. If you are facing same kind of issues than you don't have to actually worry about it. Microsoft has released a 'Windows XP Mode' (Microsoft Virtual PC) software which allows you to install non-compatible Windows 7 software. As Windows XP is the most used OS world wide and almost every software supports XP platform. Software's which are executable in Windows XP can now be run in Windows 7 also.

First you'll have to check whether your PC hardware work with Windows XP Mode by downloading and running Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV) detection tool.

Download Virtual PC and XP Mode

How to install Windows 7 via USB/DVD

Here's how you can install Windows 7 via USB/DVD

1. Download UltraISO to make Windows 7 iso file (If you already have then skip to step 5)
3. Add Windows 7 folder
4. Click FILE>SAVE AS and give it any name
5. Download Windows 7 USB/DVD tool installation file and install
7. Click BROWSE>OPEN and give path of Windows 7 iso file
8. Select USB/DVD to create a Copy/Burn
9. Change BIOS First Boot device to USB/DVD
10. Reboot your system

Note: USB should be of 4GB min

Download Microsoft Windows 7 Themes

With Windows 7 launch around the corner, brand new themes for Microsoft Windows 7 is available for free download. These themes include variety of International, regional, and branded themes. They range from movies, cars, videos and even refreshment beverages. There is also a site only dedicated for Windows 7 themes to enjoy with.

Download Microsoft Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 Theme for Ubuntu

If you are tired of Ubuntu interface or want to check out how exactly Windows7 looks like on Ubuntu, there's a theme for that. This theme includes

1. GDM theme
2. Icons Theme
3. GTK Theme
4. Wallpapers
5. Sounds
6. Gnomenu theme
7. Panel Backgrounds
8. Cursor theme
9. DockBar

Here are couple of screen shots

Download Windows7 Theme for Ubuntu

Check Windows7 compatibility

Official launch date for Windows 7 is few days away. If you are planning to install Windows7 don't forget to check its compatibility with your System hardware. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor allows you to do so. It scans your PC's system, programs and devices to check if it's able to run Windows 7 or not. A comprehensive report will let you know if your PC meets the minimum system requirements. It also shows if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices.

System Requirements: Windows, .Net 2.0 or higher

Download Windows7 Upgrade Advisor

Windows 7 Free E-Book

Windows 7 is officially going to be released on 22nd October, 2009 and Microsoft is giving a free copy of E-book to every one. This E-book is a comprehensive guide to Windows 7 developed by Microsoft TechNet team. It contains topics namely

1. Deployment Platform
2. Planning Deployment
3. Testing Application Capability
4. Developing Disk Images
5. Migrating User state Data
6. Deploying Applications
7. Preparing Windows PE
8. Configuring Windows Deployment Services
9. Using Volume Activation
10. Deploying with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

If you are planning to migrate to Windows 7 whether its deployment is on a single PC or on large scale, this E-book is necessary to start with. It covers everything from windows 7 system requirements to its development. Graphical interpretation for hardware configuration setup with Windows 7 is explained thoroughly with exclusive features.

Download Windows 7 Free E-Book

Windows7 icons for Windows XP

Windows Transformation Pack 3.0 transforms Windows XP to new Windows7 UI. If you only want to change the icons, Free Icons transformation will be helpful. This is a freeware application built with Icon Tweaker. This pack includes all Windows7 shell icons for Start Menu, Folders, Network Connections, drives, files and Desktop. It also include cool Transparent Windows 7 cursors.

Here is detailed explanation how to customize Windows XP icons using Icon Tweaker.

Download Windows7 Icon Pack (4.03MB)

Download Win7 Transformation Pack 3.0

With Windows 7 Official release due on 22nd October, however its RTM version is still available on internet. You can download the 90 day Trial version or Crack your own Windows7. But for users who hesitate to install the new version due to software compatibility or hardware configuration issues can still have a toast of Windows. Windows 7 theme Pack for Windows XP is available for download. Previously i discussed 3 T-Pack now i would like to introduce a new Transformation pack 3.0. It is the much stabled version and includes lot of new features including user interface improvements. Some are listed below

  1. Deffered 3rd Party Applications Startup
  2. Systems Mobile Modification Support for Windows Vista
  3. 3rd Party Application tweaks and optimization
  4. Windows 7 resources update
  5. Boot screen
  6. Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
  7. New msstyles files (visual styles)
  8. New desktop and file icons
  9. New toolbar icons
  10. Progress Dialogs
  11. Sounds scheme
  12. System Tray icons
  13. New Wallpapers
  14. Some Windows 7's popular features
  15. And much more

Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack 3.0