Essentials Things in Windows® 7
For many users, there are few things about Windows 7 that they should know. After a successful Windows 7 installation, it demands very little configuring, but here are 3 things about Windows 7 that you can do get even more out of your new Windows.
If you have just installed Windows 7 you will require to run this by going to Control Panel – System and Security – System and also ensure you have the suitable drivers for your graphics card installed.
Sometimes you may not enjoy the Aero effects. Probably because Windows may not think your computer is powerful enough to run these effects without affecting performance.
If this is the case and you don’t mind a possible slight slow down on performance, you can forcibly enable them by following these easy steps:
STEP 1. Go to Control Panel – System and Security – System
STEP 2. Click on advanced system settings on the left and then performance settings.
STEP 3. Under the visual effects tab you should see that the option Let windows choose what’s best for my computer is by default checked.
STEP 4. Below this you should see a list of visual effects, some of which will be unchecked if you are not experiencing the full range of Aero features.
STEP 5. Select the custom option and then select all the effects from the list below it. Click apply and OK and you should have all the Aero effects enabled.
Set UP Home Group:
Windows 7 offers a new and exciting tool called Homegroup. This feature allows users a unique way to connect other computers running Windows 7 in a home or workplace situation.
Under Windows 7 you can forget about setting up a conventional network system as Windows 7 Homegroup is simpler and easier to set up. This new feature works with all systems running Windows 7.
Among the several new and enhanced features that Windows 7 boasts, Libraries are one of the most convenient improvement this time around. Although not a completely new idea, Libraries offer the Windows 7 user the ability to access most file types from one location.
One particular use that we found for Libraries is when we need to store all of my pictures in one area. The issue is that we have different hard drives and the pictures are stored in multiple locations on those hard drives. You can also add shared folders from other PCs or LAN drives/home servers to your Windows 7 libraries.
With Windows 7 Libraries, we can keep the picture files in their respective places. We only need to point a Library folder to the multiple folder locations and double clicking one Library folder gives us all of our pictures without moving a single file or folder around.