To test what sleep modes are enabled on your system, do the following:

In Win7, click Start, All Programs, and Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type powercfg -a and press the Return key.

There are six power modes, S0 (fully on) through S5 (fully off). Labels such as standby and sleep are used interchangeably by different vendors, so are not a precise guide to identifying the mode you’re using. To save power, you might use any of the following:

step 1: is closest to fully up and running — the PC simply powers down the hard drive and monitor. Hit a key, and the system is instantly ready for work. More »

Windows allows you to use scaling to increase the size of text and other items on the screen. When you use scaling in this way, Windows magnifies the size of text and UI elements to the scale you choose. Each account on a computer has a separate setting for scaling.

You can specify the scaling to use for text and UI elements by following these steps:

1. In Control Panel, click Appearance And Personalization.

2.Under the Display heading, click Make Text And Other Items Larger Or Smaller.

3.The default scaling options allow you to choose a 100-percent scale (the default), a 125-percent scale, or a 150-percent scale. To use one of these scaling options, make a selection, and then click Apply. More »

We just got a question from one of our reader who is getting annoyed by windows 7 aero snap feature, he don’t like the aero snap feature or automatic windows arrangement, so he wants to know how to turn off the feature.

In order to turn off aero snap in windows, you can follow the procedure given below.

1. Open Start Menu >> Control Panel

2. Look For Ease of Access Center or simply search for it under control panel if you cant find it.

3. Open Ease of Access Center and then locate the option at the end which says Make it easier to focus on tasks and click to open it.

4. Now scroll down to locate the option which says Make it easier to manage opened windows as shown in the image below.

Check the check box which says Prevent Windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen to disable aero snap and uncheck this option to enable aero snap in windows 7. We hope you like this trick, you may like to read more windows 7 tips on this blog we have written before.

Since data can be lost or corrupt by various means viruses, power failures, inexperienced users, etc. it is very important, for even home users, to back up their files. By performing a simple backup, a home user can easily restore their files should they become corrupt or mysteriously disappear.

Windows 7 makes it easy for you to create a backup of your files through the Windows Backup program that lets you make copies of your files or create a system image. Although it is not an elaborate program, it has all the necessary features for home users to back up their important files.

To create a backup in Windows 7:

1. Click Start and click Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security.

3. Click Backup and Restore Centre.

4. Click the Set up backup button.

5. Select where you want to save your backup and click Next.

6. Windows prompts you to select what you want to back up. You can let Windows choose or you select the files to include in the backup. Most people likely want to choose their own files so click the Let me choose option. Click Next.
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