Free Analog Desktop Clock for Windows

Starting Windows Vista, users have got the analog clock on their desktop which is easy to view and also looks cool on the wallpaper behind. Moreover there are some options to choose from in Windows 7 but what if you use Windows XP?

Windows XP don’t have such clock, so in case you are still using Windows XP and want such cool looking Windows Vista analog clock then you can surely download one from here. Not only the clock looks great, displays time but can also be used to set alarm for any event that you don’t want to forget. Continue reading “Free Analog Desktop Clock for Windows”

Solution to the “Folder View Settings getting reset” Problem

This was the problem of one of our readers that whenever he saves the folders inside another folder as name-wise the settings get reset to date-wise. This is a common problem that can happen mostly in case if Windows XP as the View Settings of the folder gets reset.

If you are also facing some similar issue then here are details and solution to the problem.

Cause of the problem:

Windows XP stores the view settings of 400 folders by default and with time, this limit is easily reached so it starts forgetting the settings when you store more than 400 folders or subfolders. Continue reading “Solution to the “Folder View Settings getting reset” Problem”

Install Default Windows XP Theme on Windows 7

Windows 7 is no doubt better than its earlier previous versions of the OS with the improved features of the GUI but there are people who like Windows XP so much that they do not wish to upgrade to the Win 7 OS only because of this.

If you also like the XP more than Windows 7 but also wanted to try and test the features of the Win 7 then you can install the Windows XP theme on the Continue reading “Install Default Windows XP Theme on Windows 7”

Disable Take Tour of Windows XP Option

Windows XP had this good feature of introducing the OS features by providing a tour of the OS after you install the Windows but this feature irritates a lot if you don’t want to take the tour or keep on formatting and reinstalling the Windows.

If same is the condition with you then here is how to disable this feature in Windows XP. Following are the steps to disable the “Take Tour of Windows XP” Option: Continue reading “Disable Take Tour of Windows XP Option”

VistaSwitcher: Alt – Tab Replacement for Windows

While Windows Vista and 7 have this special feature of Alt + Tab that is seeing a preview of the Windows while switching, Windows XP lacks it. With the help of a tool mentioned here, users can get even better preview for not only XP but also for Vista and Win 7.

The tool is called VistaSwitcher which is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview snapshots, and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. Continue reading “VistaSwitcher: Alt – Tab Replacement for Windows”

Use Windows 7 Shortcuts in Windows XP and Vista

Windows 7 is a great OS released by Microsoft and have lots of new and improved functionalities. One of such functions is the advancement of the Keyboard shortcuts in the Windows 7 OS.

Windows 7 have the following new and helpful keyboard shortcuts that solve our many problems.

The shortcuts that are added are:

Win+Left/Right arrows: Align the window to each side of the monitor

Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window

Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized

Win+Space: All windows are made transparent so you can see the desktop

Win+Home: Minimize all windows but the current window Continue reading “Use Windows 7 Shortcuts in Windows XP and Vista”

Deactivate Windows XP with XP Deactivator

If you are unhappy with the license information of your Windows XP and wanted to change it without reinstallation then post would surely help you.

The tool is called XP Deactivator as it can easily deactivate your current Windows XP key and remove it from the memory. XP Deactivator removes your XP license information. This way you can change your XP product key. The tool is free to use and is fairly simple as well. Continue reading “Deactivate Windows XP with XP Deactivator”

Free Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer

I have been using Windows XP for a long time now but the day I started using Windows 7, it interested me more than XP. It has several better features and one such is the Taskbar thumbnail view of the different applications installed in the system.

This tool called Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer will allow you to resize & tweak the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails left & right, in & out. The tool is capable of doing many things like changing Continue reading “Free Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer”

How to Recover and Reset Password in windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2K/NT

We tend to forget our Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:

Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press Ctrl +Alt +Del keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows. Continue reading “How to Recover and Reset Password in windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2K/NT”