Whether to Make Windows Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown

When we press the shutdown button on Microsoft Windows, we are presented with at least four choices – shutdown, sleep, hibernate or restart. This feature has left hundreds of Windows users confused. To enlighten us confused users on the subject, let us consult a reliable authority on things that are Windowish – the user manual or online help.

In today’s world where energy efficiency and and green computing is becoming more important, computers adopt what is called a power management system. For most people, power management is defining how a computer behaves when it is not being used for a while. A while may mean a lot of things – like what do we want to happen to our computer when we are out for lunch ( an hour at most), when we are on a plane (a few hours maybe), or when its time for us to get some sleep (at least six to eight hours).

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A Fix for iPhones Unable to Sync with Windows 7

Apple iPhone users have recently complained about a bug where they are unable to sync their smartphone with Windows 7 computers. The bug is somewhat random because it only happens mostly to a combination of computers with Intel P55 chipsets that run the 64 bit version of the operating system. As early as September 12, 2009, users began posting on an Apple forum reporting the bug. A lot of suggestions where posted on the forum, some said to tweak the power management settings, others said to downgrade to a lower iTunes version. Pretty soon, it was established that most of the users experiencing the syncing problem were using the same hardware – a Gigabyte motherboard with Intel P55 chipset. On November 6, 2009, the motherboard manufacturer issued a BIOS update version F4v where it fixed among other things an Apple iPhone sync issue.

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Guiding to Windows 7 security

Windows has produced many versions of its operating system, but out of all of those windows vista is the most secure one. Windows 7 takes the base of what vista is lacking and then improves upon that to provide a secure environment. To ensure that the security features of windows vista are good, the people at Microsoft provided with a facility of user feedback to boost up their experience. Some of the security improvements which windows 7 have made in context to windows vista are as follows:

Core System Security

Security development life cycle (SDL) is used to develop windows 7 which were also used in the making of vista. The new operating system has all those security features which were used to protect vista such as Kernel Patch Protection, Data Execution Prevention (DEP), and Mandatory Integrity Levels. These features help to protect windows 7 and also fight against malicious software and other virus attacks.

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How to optimize the windows 7

After windows vista, Microsoft has launched windows 7 that offer improved performance than its predecessor. If you also want to get the best out of it, then you need to remove all the resource hogging programs and need to carry out certain tweaks. Below are given some tips that would help you to boost the PC performance without upgrading the hardware.

You may get many suggestions for upgrading your system’s speed form internet but most of them cannot be trusted and some of them do not work. They sometimes cause harm to the system instead of doing good to it. If you want to make any kind of the changes to your system then make sure you know about all the myths related to the windows 7 performance. The tips that are given below will surely help you to make out some extra space and improve the speed of your system after the installation of the windows 7.

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Hello Windows 7, Goodbye Vista

With the release of Windows 7, everyone is anticipating a much better product that will far out shadow all the things we loved to hate about past Microsoft products, the Vista operating system making the top of the list.

Although some Vista users got used to the product and virtually adjusted to the malfunctions of the operating system, those that hate Vista far outnumber the few (very few) fans. It was just a great relief to see Microsoft mend its ways by releasing a much better product in Windows 7 to help people forget the terrible mistake they made when they introduced Vista about three years ago. With Vista now gone, here are some things that can be enumerated about Vista that many loved to hate, and are glad they never have to go back to anymore:

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October 2009’s Record Breaking Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month when Microsoft releases updates or fixes to its software. It has been recorded that the name Patch Tuesday was already in use since the last quarter of 2004. The reason why updates are lumped together to be released once a month and not right after they are packaged is to allow system administrators to mark a day in the month to prepare all computers for the patch, and this work involves backing up files, disabling network connections and other stuff required to make sure that computers will not malfunction after the fixes are installed. This may seem pretty trivial to most of us who own one or two computers, but remember, there are companies with hundreds, if not thousands of computers and updating each one of them will be really major work.

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Top Ten Issues With Microsoft 7

Nobody’s perfect, not even Microsoft 7. Presented here is a laundry list of ten areas in which the operating system should be fixed.

1. Simple consistency: As Microsoft products go, Windows 7 is actually pretty well put together. But in the ‘little things’ there are still more than a few unfinished edges. For example, while most of Windows’ tools put its menus on the left of the screen, the help system and Internet Explorer 8 place them needlessly on the right of the screen. The HomeGroup feature for media sharing is inconsistent in whether it has zero, one, or two capital letters. Paint and WordPad are the only applications where Office 2007’s Ribbon interface shows up. The list goes on.

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The Long-Awaited Arrival Of Touch For Windows 7

Third parties are under the gun to develop products that will effectively help Windows 7 optimize its potential. Specifically, they are working to connect with the touch capabilities of Windows 7.

Microsoft is finally catching up to the public demand for touchscreen support in its Windows 7. Prior to the software’s release, touchscreen support was in no way a part of the Windows concept or operating system. To compensate, PC sellers used bridges and stopgaps. The TouchSmart software suite released by HP is one of the most streamlined of these, and less elegant are the bare-knuckle touchscreen applications from Asus and MSI.

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