2 ways to find Windows install date

by admin on July 7, 2013

When we install Windows on a computer, the installation time is recorded in the system. We have multiple ways to find the installation date. Using Systeminfo command Run the below command from Windows command prompt. systeminfo | findstr /C:”Install Date” C:\>systeminfo | findstr /C:”Install Date” Original Install Date: 2/16/2013, 2:57:47 PM As you can see […]


When you open a chm help file, you may see the error ‘Navigation to the webpage was cancelled’. This usually happens if you have downloaded the help file from web. The content in the help file gets blocked for security reasons.  I have faced this issue when I was trying to open windows commands reference […]


10 best ways to free up space on disk

by admin on May 19, 2012

What to do if your disk is filled up and you want to make some free space somehow? Well, this article explains different steps you can do to get more free space. 1. Run disk clean manager. This tool identifies certain categories of files which are least required. You can run your Windows without having […]


In Windows7, some times users see the following text  “Test Mode Windows 7 build 7600″ on the desktop screen at the right bottom. On my Windows 7 SP1 computer this looks like as below. In Windows 7 RTM(i.e without SP1 installed), it shows the build number as 7600. The question you might have is ‘Why […]


Windows update registry keys

by admin on April 4, 2012

In one of the previous articles Turn on/off Windows updates, we have explained how to enable/disable windows automatic updates and the impact of each setting. In this post we take you through the registry settings windows provides for configuring auto updates. Location of Windows updates registry keys The registry keys that control Windows update settings […]


How to install MySQL server in Windows 7

by admin on February 3, 2012

This post  explains how to install MySQL server on Windows 7 computer.(The steps apply to other Windows versions also like XP, Server 2003, Server 2008). Firstly, download the latest MySQL installer from the below link. http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Download the MSI Installer(32 or 64 bit based on your computer model. If you have 64-bit computer and OS, […]


Install FTP server in Windows 7

by admin on January 28, 2012

In Windows 7 we can setup FTP server by doing the below steps. Open ‘Windows features’ by running optionalfeatures command from Run. Expand the node ‘Internet Information Services‘ Select FTP Server node. Click OK. After completing the above steps, FTP service will be installed on your system. This service is named ‘Microsoft ftp service‘. If […]


Desktop items moved to right in Windows 7

by admin on January 26, 2012

I use dual monitors with my Windows 7 computer. Sometimes the items on the Desktop move to the right side automatically.  We can restore the items to the left of the desktop screen by doing the following simple steps. Right click on the desktop. Click on Sort by Select any of the options : name, […]


Compression is disabled for this volume

by admin on November 1, 2011

If you are getting the error ‘Compression is disabled for this volume‘ when you are trying to compress a file, then you can fix the problem by doing the steps mentioned in this article. These steps enable compression on the computer. You need to have administrator privileges to execute these steps. Open registry editor(Regedit) and […]


Set password for OneNote data

by admin on October 16, 2011

Office OneNote is a popular application for storing random notes.  Data in OneNote can be organized into notebooks, each notebook can have multiple sections and each section can have multiple pages. The data stored in OneNote can be protected by using a password. This can be done at section level. Some sections can be left […]