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10 Features Of Windows 7 That 95% Users Don’t Know

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Windows 7

Windows 7 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft, a version of Windows NT. Development of Windows 7 occurred as early as 2006 under the codename “Blackcomb.” Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and became generally available on October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7’s server counterpart,Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time.

10. God Mode

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It sounds like a cheat code for a game, however, we assure you it is totally justified. Would you not feel like a God if you had control over all the configurable options in Windows at a single press of a button? Create a new folder anywhere and rename it to this:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

This folder will now have 270 items that are all concerned with every single configurable option in your Windows 7 (works for Windows 8.1 as well).

9. “Virtual” Wi-Fi

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Microsoft Windows 7 has a Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport adapter located in the network connections. You can use this for making your laptop work as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

8. Reliability Monitor

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If your system is behaving abnormally then it is time to figure out what’s going on in there. Search for ‘reliability’ in the Start menu and open the ‘View reliability history’. This feature will display a graph of the system’s stability index with the scale 1-10 for a certain period of days or weeks. This will allow you to identify which program or Windows component is messing up.

7. Enhanced Calculator

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Let’s take a look at the Windows 7 calculator, shall we? Hit the view menu and you will realize that this calculator comes with a number of strong built-in features; unit conversions, mortgage spreadsheets, date calculations, fuel mileage and what not. It will keep a history as long you have it opened too.

6. Problem Steps Recorder

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If you need someone’s help remotely but the remote access isn’t working then this is the trick for you. Simply search and run “psr” from the Start menu. Once you click on the “Start Record” option, the feature starts recording all the activities by an array of screenshots while adding automatic captions. Once you end recording, all the recorded data is combined and then saved as a web browser-compatible MHTML (MIME HTML) file that is pre-zipped and ready to be attached to an email.

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