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February 28, 2011  4:51 PM

Automate Your Windows Updates



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Automatic Updates, Control Panel, patches, updates, Windows 7, Windows Update

Unless you have a dedicated IT administrator--or preferably a dedicated information security administrator--who performs the role of testing and analyzing new patches and updates prior to implementation, your patches and updates should be automated. Large organizations have different needs, but...

February 28, 2011  3:51 PM

Customize Your Windows 7 User Account Picture



Posted by: Tony Bradley
avatar, Control Panel, picture, user account, Windows 7

When you set up a user account in Windows 7, it is automatically associated with an image. That image, which--by default--is selected from a pool of eclectic and diverse images that come with the operating system, is displayed in a little square as the avatar for the designated user account. You...


February 27, 2011  11:42 AM

Make Windows 7 Control Panel More Functional



Posted by: Tony Bradley
change view, Control Panel, list, user friendly, Windows 7

I am sure you don't have any problem, and that it is only me who finds the default Control Panel layout in Windows 7 dysfunctional. For whatever reason, though, I am not  afan of the "user-friendly" grouping of Control Panel tools by function. By default, there are eight categories of tools...


January 31, 2010  10:56 PM

The Many “GodModes” of Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration settings, Control Panel, god mode, GodMode, Windows 7

I wrote earlier about an Easter Egg in Windows 7 that grants access to a vast array of configuration settings by simply entering a secret string of text at the end of a folder name when...


January 31, 2010  8:21 AM

Playing “God” in Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration, Control Panel, GodMode, settings, Windows 7

It won't get you legions of followers willing to part with their hard-earned cash, or grant you the ability to throw lightning bolts, or turn lead to gold or anything, but there is an Easter Egg that has been uncovered in...

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