How to schedule automatic defragmentation in Windows Seven

How to schedule automatic defragmentation in Windows SevenDefragmenting your hard drive definitely improves performance, specially on drives that are smaller in capacity and does not have too much free space left. If you were a Windows XP user, there was no way to automate and schedule defragmentation of your hard drives without going to a third party software like Diskeeper. In Windows Seven however, there is a cool new feature by which you can automate and schedule defragmentation of your hard drives without buying any additional software. Scheduling the defragmentation is of particular importance because you can schedule them at a time when you are not doing anything actively on your computer and don't have to deal with disk thrashing or low resource problems. Secondly, scheduling disk defragmentation also helps in making sure the drives are not too fragmented to begin with and hence the defragmentation process does not take much longer. In this article we will show you how you can schedule a Defragmentation task in Windows Seven, so you can set it and forget it !

How to disable indexing in Windows 7

How to disable indexing in Windows 7Windows Seven inherited the indexing feature from Windows Vista, which lets you do quick searches for your files, folders, documents, pictures etc. While indexing is a great thing and is hardly noticeable on the faster new machines with lots of RAM and CPU, it can be a resource hog on older machines with less adequate hardware. It can produce a lot of disk thrashing and spike your CPU and Memory utilization when you need it for other purposes. In this article we will show you how you can tweak indexing in Windows Seven to index only the locations you need or to disable it completely. The defaults for Windows Search and Indexing options in Windows Seven catalogs each minute thing, from your Favorites to your downloads and temp files, if you do not keep adding ton of favorites everyday, there is no need to have them indexed every time.

How to add a new library in Windows 7

How to add a new library in Windows 7Windows Seven comes with a great new feature called libraries. Libraries provide you a grouping, you can use this feature to collect and organize files that are located in different physical locations on your hard drive or the network. An example would be the pictures library, which can combine many different folders on your machine or network that has pictures and present it to you as a single library which you can share with others. By default, Windows only include four libraries called Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. In this article we will show you how you can add another library to your existing set of libraries. In our example we will just use a local folder on the C: drive for this new library but you can just as easily add a network folder as long as the network folder is indexed.

Cool Sites - Process Library - Provides information about any process on your computer

Process Library lets you find information about any process running on your machineKeeping up with bringing you a cool website every Friday, today we present ProcessLibrary.com to you. How many times have you looked on to your Task Manager to troubleshoot your PC performance and found a process running on there that you had no clue about ? I think I have stumbled across such processes lots of time. Some of those processes are legit processes and killing the process via task manager can bring you unwanted results. However, sometimes those could be processes related spyware or malware or a hung application that might be eating away all the CPU and RAM on your machine. ProcessLibrary.com is an online database of 140,000 processes and 50,000 DLLs which you can search. To find out what a particular process on your computer is about, you can do this in three quick step as follows

How to disable EFS using Local Group Policy in Windows Seven

How to disable EFS using local group policy in Windows SevenEFS or Encrypted File System is used to encrypt (cipher) files on a hard drive or any other media. Windows Seven like its predecessors gives users the ability to encrypt files and folders. While on portable devices EFS can be very effective for your data getting in the wrong hands if your device gets stolen, it can also be very devastating and painful if used in appropriately. If you change your password incorrectly by resetting it or by not having a recovery agent set up, there is basically no way of getting the data back from an encrypted file or folder. If you don't think your device is going to be stolen (like desktop workstations) its best for system administrators or IT support personnel to disable EFS. In this article we will show you how to disable EFS on machines using local group policy and state some advantages of disabling it using the local group policy.