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A collection of various knowledgebase articles dealing with Microsoft Windows

Where is the startup folder located in Windows 7 for a user and all users profile

Have you ever wondered where is the startup folder for a user and all users profile in Windows Seven ? The startup folder can run programs on a user log on locally which can be very helpful in Windows systems administration tasks. Back in Windows XP days, this folder use to be located in C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and for all users profile the location of the Startup folder use to be C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. In Windows Seven however, access to the Documents and Settings folder is totally denied. So how can you run scripts and programs such as batch files on a user logon in Windows Seven ?

How to show sent and received bytes in Windows 7

Windows 7  Command Line Interface showing bytes sent and receivedHave you ever tried to find out the amount of bytes that have been sent and received on your Windows 7 system ? This could come in real handy in Windows systems administration or network administration too. Back in Windows Vista or Windows XP world, it use to be as easy as double clicking on the Network icon that showed up in your system tray next to the clock on the bottom right hand side. Double clicking on that icon will show you total number of bytes sent and received, as well as thesystem uptime.  This icon does not appear in the system tray anymore starting with Windows 7, it has been replaced by another icon which takes you to your "Network and Sharing Center" which does not have the stats for the amount of sent and received bytes or the uptime. In our quick tip today, we will show you how to find the sent and received bytes and system up time on a Windows 7 machine, as well as any other version of Windows!

Batch file to lock access to a folder on your desktop to everyone

Windwos 7 hacksIn this article we will demonstrate how you can lock and unlock access to a folder on your desktop or Windows machine using a batch file. When the folder is locked and if anyone tries to access it, they would not get any error message but will not be able to access it. This is not the same as locking a folder using the "Deny All" NTFS permission, which can be very dangerous and harmful at times. This trick comes in very handy if you share your computer desktop and logon with someone and want to keep them from snooping in to your private things. This is a very cool and almost harmless Windows 7 hacks, if you would like to see other cool Windows 7 hacks, you can check out the Windows 7 God Mode.

How to connect to Hotmail using Outlook 2007

How to connect to Hotmail using Outlook 2007In this article we will show you how to connect to your Hotmail account using Outlook 2007 so that you are able to send, receive and manage (including setting up rules, permanently delete email, manage your calendar and manage junk mail features) as if your were logged on to your Windows Live Hotmail site online. Previously, you could just go to the Tools -> Accounts menu in Outlook 2003 or 2007 and add your hotmail account just by specifying your email address and password and the client had the capability to auto configure the settings. This procedure however was changed when Hotmail migrated to the Windows Live Format

Best Easter Egg hack for Windows seven called the God Mode

Windows 7 splash screenIf you are new to Windows Seven like most of us, you would want to know cool tips and tricks too. Today we have brought a very cool Easter Egg (Easter Egg is hidden feature generally not publicly revealed) for the Windows Seven and Vista 32 bit operating systems. Usually in order to administer or run different features for the core operating system (Windows Seven) you have to go through several clicks from the Control Panel. This is not a prank, get all the power you need all in one place with this hack!