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How to download a free trial version of Windows Seven

How to Download a free trial and evaluation version of Windows SevenIn this article we will show you step by step, how to download a trial (evaluation) version of Windows Seven Enterprise. You can download a 90 day free trial version of Windows Seven Enterprise from Microsoft's Technet site, if you are an IT professional and want to try out Windows Seven. The minimum system requirements for Windows Seven Enterprise are no different than Windows Seven Professional or Ultimate. After 90 days of use, you are expected to buy a working version of Windows (see my note towards the end of this article for some caveats). This download is available only for a limited period till March 31st, 2010 so hurry up and download if you are willing to try out Windows Seven

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  This icon does not appear in the system tray anymore starting with Windows 7, it has been replaced by another icon which takes you to your "Network and Sharing Center" which does not have the stats for the amount of sent and received bytes or the uptime.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 split large files into smaller chunks

Free File Splitter splits large files into smaller chunks and then rejoins themIn this article we will show you how you can split large files into smaller chunks and then rejoin them using a free utility called Free File Splitter. Free File Splitter is a freeware program that lets you split and join large files. You might want to split and rejoin large files due to many reasons, sometimes you just want to fit them on a CD or DVD or sometimes you just want to transfer them through the internet using FTP or other format in smaller chunks so that if your connection dies, you don't have to re transmit the whole big file, you just transmit the last chunk.