The Top Secrets of Windows 7

Unleash the full potential of your Windows 7 OS by using these ‘hidden’ features.

 

GOD MODE

• universalizes your computer settings from various active operating systems. To activate, simply create a new folder on your desktop, or anywhere you prefer and name it: “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54- 465E-825C-99712043E01C}” The folder contains 270 items, configurable options in Windows 7.

 

PINNING FOLDERS TO THE TASKBAR

• These will make your folders and applications more accessible. Right click any folder, drag it to an empty space on the Taskbar (or to the Windows Explorer button), and let go when Pin to Windows Explorer appears.

 

POWER EFFICIENCY REPORT

• If you’re Windows 7 laptop or PC is experiencing power-related problems, Windows 7’s Power Efficiency Report can be a hand solution. Log in as Administrator. Run the command prompt and type powercfg -ENERGY (include thespace) to scan your system, and after about a minute, you’ll find a file called energy-report.html in your \windows\system32 folder. Open it and get an insight on where the problem comes from.

 

VIRTUAL WI-FI

• This is probably the coolest hidden feature of Windows 7. This allows you to create your very own wi-fi hotspot from any network you’re connected to, free of charge, just download the free Connectify software.