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How to use Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder in Windows Seven

How to use Microsoft's problem steps recorder in Windows SevenWindows Seven has another new feature called Microsoft' problem steps recorder. This application lets you capture your interaction with the operating system and the applications you are using, it takes detailed screen captures and literally spells out every step you took while getting to the problem. The result is all contained in one single .mht file which can be opened in Internet Explorer and it can tell your IT support technician of exactly what you were trying to do when the problem happened. If you have ever worked in IT support or a HelpDesk environment, you would quickly come to appreciate this application as it replicates and captures all the information for the support staff. In this article we will show you, step by step, how to use Microsoft Problem Steps Recorder application.

How to change Firewall Rules using command line in Windows Seven

How to change Firewall Rules using command line in Windows SevenIn this article we will show you how you can change the Advanced Windows Firewall rules using the command line in Windows Seven. Some of you might have already tried this and might ask, why do it using command line when you can use the GUI. That's true, you can do it using the GUI, however, with command line, you can put this functionality in a batch file and if you are in a corporate environment and need to deploy this to multiple computers at the same time, then a batch file can be pushed to the machines as a startup policy via active directory, making your task much easier than visiting each computer individually. In Windows Seven, the Windows Firewall has evolved a lot as compared to earlier versions of Windows. The new Firewall in Windows Seven has an advance interface and much much granular rules. The manipulation commands are also different in Windows Firewall and have depreciated the old syntax

How to use Credentials Manager in Windows Seven

Credentials Manager in Windows SevenWindows Seven has a cool new feature called Credentials Manager. Credentials Manager safeguards all your Windows and other passwords that you provide to them and even auto fills them when needed. You often map network drives, go to secure websites etc that need a login and a password, credentials manager can store these for you. Whats really cool is that you can backup and restore your Credentials Manager Vault or copy it to another computer. When you copy the vault to another computer, you do not have to remember and provide credentials for resources, network drives or web pages that are already stored in the Credentials Manager. Its a completely secure way of storing your credentials. In the step by step articles we will show you how to access, use, backup, restore and move Windows Credentials Manager vault.

Convert your files online from any format to other

Convert your files online from one format to anotherHave you ever been on a corporate computer where you do not find access to adequate software due to licensing and corporate policies ? Have you ever wanted to do a file conversion desperately, such as convert an avi file to mpg file or a dvd vob file, convert a cd song to an mp3 file etc but have been so wary to ask IT to install software on your machine because you do not have the required business case or because the delay will be too much ? No problems, today we will show you how you can convert a majority of file formats to other formats for free and without installing any software on your machine

How to find your lost phone

How to find your lost phoneYou just finished watching a movie at home and you are sleepy, you are expecting an important phone call early morning but suddenly you realize that you have lost your phone at home, you don't know where is your cellphone or handset! In the past we have showed you some cool phone phreaking tricks, such as how to spoofyour caller id when you call someone. In another cool trick and part of our Friday fun, we introduce you to another cool and helpful trick, which helps you locate your phone using the internet. This one can definitely come in handy one day.