New to Windows 7? Tips to Make You More Productive

Windows 7 has many features which makes it a great improvement over earlier systems. However, like most things, if you are unaware of all these features you could be missing out.

By mastering a few simple tricks, you can get the most out of Windows 7.

  • If you wish to move images to outside disks, you can now achieve this effortlessly with Windows 7. The operating system permits you to burn ISO images onto CDs or DVDs. To accomplish this, you only have to double-click on the ISO image, tell Windows 7 the drive that holds your blank disc, and click on the “burn” option. Windows 7 will do the rest.
  • Finding issues and repairing them is also simple with Windows 7. To do this choose the “Control Panel” and select the “troubleshooting” option. This will give you access to a number of wizards that look for and fix common OS issues. For example cleaning up adware and removing clutter.
  • Do younger people in your household install cumbersome software that slows down your computer? This can be easily prevented using the Windows 7 AppLocker feature. This feature only allows your pc to run and install programs that have your pre-approval. You can tell AppLocker to only run programs from trustworthy companies, so if someone is trying to run a program from an unknown publisher AppLocker will block it.
  • Another great feature is its power efficiency service. This enables you to monitor how much power your laptop is using. This can be very helpful if you are working remotely and have no access to a power source.