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By default, some applications will add themselves into the startup list which obviously increase the boot time. Soluto is a free and easy-to-use utility that can tell you all applications in the startup list as well as the time they will take. Since then, you can remove unnecessary ones to speed up the boot time.

Editor's comment: You can make the computer temporary stop by turning into Sleep Mode. However, just an incident mouse move can wake it up. This post tells you how to prevent it.

How To Prevent A Mouse From Waking Up Windows In Sleep Mode Among a host of power management options available in Windows 7, sleep mode is a convenient way to save power and reduce wear and tear on your computer’s hardware while it isn’t being used. Unfortunately, your mouse is set by default to wake up Windows 7 from sleep mode.

This can be a problem for some people with a sensitive mouse because one slight tap or vibration of the mouse and Windows 7 wakes up from sleep mode. Luckily, you can disable the mouse from waking Windows 7 up.

Editor's comment: Do you want to shutdown your PC just with a double-click on an icon on desktop, try the tricky tips in this post.

How To Create Desktop Icons To Shutdown And Restart Your PC Do you find it boring and time consuming to click start menu to able to shutdown, restart or hibernate computer? You can easily avoid start menu and perform similar routine using quick shortcut icons on Windows desktop. For this you need to create shortcut icons for shutdown, restart and hibernate. No need for manual trouble, you can do it automatically using PowerLink utility.

Editor's comment: There are many times the desktop icon layout is not what you want. it might be someone had changed it, or you reinstall the windows. this posts tell you how to resolve the issue.

How To Save And Restore Desktop Icon Layout In Windows The desktop is perhaps the most used and relied-upon location, we use it for temporarily storing documents, images, and so on, keeping track of things, fill it with soon-to-be-needed or frequently accessed data. Organization freaks like myself take advantage of the desktop by keeping icons in carefully mapped places. For example, I prefer to keep application  shortcuts aligned with the left border of my desktop, while documents and images go alongside the right end. Most frequently accessed apps are hanging close to the top.

Editor's comment: For the major purpose to make a really portable and lightweight device, netbooks come with minimum hardware configuration so that some will find it pretty slow on several tasks. This post tells you how to speed it up using a SD memory card and ReadyBoost.

How To Speed Up Your Netbook Looking for a way to increase the performance of your netbook?  Here’s how you can use a standard SD memory card or a USB flash drive to boost performance with ReadyBoost.

Most netbooks ship with 1Gb of Ram, and many older netbooks shipped with even less.  Even if you want to add more ram, often they can only be upgraded to a max of 2GB.  With ReadyBoost in Windows 7, it’s easy to boost your system’s performance with flash memory.  If your netbook has an SD card slot, you can insert a memory card into it and just leave it there to always boost your netbook’s memory; otherwise, you can use a standard USB flash drive the same way. Also, you can use ReadyBoost on any desktop or laptop; ones with limited memory will see the most performance increase from using it.

Download Missing Drivers On Your Computer Using DriverEasy DriverEasy is a straight-forward application that will help you detect and download your missing or outdated drivers. The software is easy to use and will perform a thorough scan of the computer drivers and devices. Driver Easy is a very comfortable software that can be used as a first step to update a computer system’s device drivers. The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Download Missing Drivers On Your Computer Using DriverEasy DriverEasy is a straight-forward application that will help you detect and download your missing or outdated drivers. The software is easy to use and will perform a thorough scan of the computer drivers and devices. Driver Easy is a very comfortable software that can be used as a first step to update a computer system’s device drivers. The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

If you have Windows 7, you are familiar with the annoying beep or chime which is triggered when you press an invalid or wrong key on your keyboard or when, for example, the system warns you about something. If you, like me, hate this buzzer, here is a simple trick which will turn it off for good!

Quickly Clean All Temporary Files On Your Computer Using CleanMe CleanMe is a new app which helps you to Cleans all temporary files on your PC with a single click. CleanMe is a free application that can clean up the system’s temporary files such as recycle bin, temporary system files, temporary internet files, temporary application data, application logs, system logs, history, cookies, recently opened, office temporary files and downloads.

Top 3 Tools To Speed Up Your Windows Startup Everyone wants a system that boots in as less time as possible. Some people do not shutdown their systems just because it takes a long time to start up again. Here I’ll discuss 3 utilities for analyzing the Windows startup. After analyzing, you will be able to see which file or program is actually taking how much time during Windows startup and you can disable the items that take longer during startup.

image 7plus is small program written in Autohotkey that adds a number of features to Windows Explorer and modifies Window file handling behavior.

7plus adds some really killer features to explorer. My favorites include the ability to browse the explorer tree without activating it, go one folder up by pressing the spacebar, set windows ‘always on top’, using Caps lock key to toggle between active windows and some others as well. The full list is given below.

7 Easier Things To Do In Ubuntu Than In Windows When the average computer user hears about Ubuntu or Linux, the word “difficult” comes to mind. This is understandable: learning a new operating system is never without its challenges, and in many ways Ubuntu is far from perfect. I’d like to say that using Ubuntu is actually easier and better than using Windows.

This doesn’t mean you’ll experience it that way if you’ve used Windows for a long time: at a certain your habits begin to feel like conventional wisdom, and any system that doesn’t match your current habits will seem difficult.

If you’re a MakeUseOf reader, however, you’re undoubtedly a fan of free software. Most of the very best free software is open source. If you’re a Windows user who primarily uses free software, Ubuntu’s going to feel more comfortable to you than Windows once you get used to it. And once you do get used to it, you’ll realize that in some ways Ubuntu is simply better than Windows in terms of ease of use.

Don’t believe me? Here are some examples.

How To Create Command Prompt Shortcuts With Admin Rights On Windows 7 When you run a command prompt in Windows 7, it runs in user mode by default and does not have any administrator rights. If you need to execute commands as administrator from your user account, then you need to run the command prompt with administrator privileges.

An easy way to have access to the command prompt as administrator is to create a shortcut to the command prompt, and set it to run as administrator.

Integrate Drivers Into Your Windows 7 Installation Disc Using VLite Some time back, we had told you about creating unattended Windows 7 installation setup disc. Users who often reinstall Windows 7 might also like to integrate all drivers in the installation disc to automatically install all drivers during installation.

Integrating hardware drivers in Windows 7 installation setup is very simple with vLite. Although vLite was designed for Windows 7’s predecessor Vista, you can also use it to tweak Windows 7 installation setup.

5 Tips To Make Your Computer Live Longer Yes, computers do die. An average computer can last anywhere between 2-6 years. After a specific period of time, your computer will wear up and will no longer support latest software or accessories with it. This will be the time when you will begin the dread and inevitable search of finding a replacement. Buying a new computer is no easy task to do. You have to go through different hassles to find the right one. Further, being economical is the need of the time and I am sure that you are cutting corners wherever possible. In such a case, the best thing is to make your computer last longer. ‘So is there a way I can really do this?’. Yes, of course you can do this. Here are 5 super tips that can delay your computer’s death.

Manage, Start, Stop Windows Services From A Browser Or Mobile Device Using PanelDaemon PanelDaemon is a free tool  that lets you manage, start and stop Windows services via your web browser or mobile device. It is written in ASP.NET and C # and works with IIS.

Then you install the Windows IIS web server to run it. Once installed and configured IIS, you can access the services of Windows by simply typing the URL from a web browser or mobile device.

We had some time back blogged about how to center your taskbar icons in Windows 7, manually. But I just came across this nice little app called TaskDock, which does something similar and pretty efficiently too!

TaskDock gives the Windows 7 Taskbar a bit more of a dock like feel. It will center and re-adjust the Tasks area of the taskbar, centering it, expanding and contracting with new apps and old apps, as they are created and terminated.

Center Your Taskbar Icons In Windows 7 Using TaskDock

No other topic on software is as interesting, complex and painful as keeping it updated. I have covered update-related tools and sites  more than once. I even made such site. :)

Anyway I am still looking. I was going to test and post about another app last week, but it turned out so awful it went into trash. This week I moved on to yet another software updates monitor – Software Informer.

Update Your Installed Software Using Software Informer

Turn Your Computer Keyboard Into A Piano Using Virtual Piano If you are one of those wanna be pianists that just can’t afford proper equipment yet, check out Virtual Piano. It is a free utility for Windows and Mac that turns your keyboard into a Piano. You can then play the piano through your mouse or your keyboard keys. Each key on the Piano is mapped to a button on your keyboard and the complete mapping is displayed once you click on the ?  button or the Piano Notes button.

The utility also displays keys for popular songs from bands like Linkin Park and Guns and Roses so you can try playing those on your own. You can scroll through the selection of these songs by clicking on the respective up or down arrow. If you are a mouse person, you can de-activate the keyboard functionality. There are also several loop functions and pre-recorded pieces of music to give you a good background beat. Just press the space bar key to turn off the music at any time.

3 Steps To Find Hidden Themes In Windows 7 Windows 7  has Pre-configured themes that can bring new brightness for your desktop. Although, we covered few themes in our past posts.

You will be surprised , there are few more themes that are not visible by default. These themes are available with different locations of the world. By default, you can see the themes for your country. For example, if you are in USA, you will see the USA theme. I think, these themes include in these countries United States, Australian, Canada, Great Britain, and South Africa. Find out the themes with the following steps