I’m the only one who use my computer and it’s in my room and I don’t really care about locking it or anything like that. I just find it annoying that I have to type a password everytime I boot it up or it comes back from sleep or screen saver mode.
I usually do this whenever I reinstall Windows. At least on my desktop computer. My laptops usually have password protection enabled. Anyways, I don’t reinstall that often so I always forget how to do it. Even though it’s very simple… Decided to share the procedure here, so I know where to find it 🙂
Continue reading Automatic login in Windows 7 for lazy single users
Do you love the taskbar thumbnails in Windows 7, but think they show up a bit too slow? I did, so I did some research and found a way to change the delay.
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Just a small registry script that makes status messages during startup and shutdown procedures in Windows 7 (and possibly Vista?) more interesting.
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As a simple way to keep my computer backed up I copy all that I care about onto external hard drives twice a day. I mostly do this in case my internal hard drives would die or something like that, so I haven’t cared too much about finding anything more fancy with incremental history and such. What I have is a simple batch file that I have set to run periodically using the Task Scheduler in Windows.
If you want an easier solution which supports incremental backups to external drives, other computers and the cloud, you should check out CrashPlan
. I personally pay for a CrashPlan+ Family Unlimited
license and use it to back up all my computers. Very handy and has already prevented me from losing all my stuff once 🙂
Continue reading How to backup a folder with Robocopy
This is just a little step-by-step guide for how you can open up an open an elevated Command Prompt under Windows 7 (and Windows Vista I think). That is, a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges which allows you to do more stuff than you usually can.
Continue reading How to open an elevated Command Prompt window