An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, which contains all of the contents of the optical disc it represents. ISO files are useful because you can archive a bootable disc (see examples below) and distribute it to users to burn and use locally.
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Have you ever forgotten your Windows password? Ever had a friend ask you if you know how to retrieve their password? Ever needed a password for other reasons? In this guide you’ll learn how to retrieve your Windows password using a tool named ophcrack.
If you want access to your Windows account (and not just access to your files), you can reset your password quite easily. Learn, in this guide, how to burn a password reset disc and how to boot from it and reset your Windows account password.
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) has been around for some time and has proved to be a popular, free anti-virus program. In this guide, I’ll show you how to configure MSE, what all the options mean, and some advanced tips to make the program run optimally for you.
Windows 7 is certainly the best operating system from Microsoft so far, but sometimes you still stumble upon some features in other operating systems (e.g., Linux or Mac) that Windows 7 lacks. For example, all the popular flavors of Linux have a virtual desktop feature which is not present in Windows 7. Luckily, it is easy to integrate virtual desktop feature in Windows 7 using freeware application called mDesktop.
mDesktop is an open source application for Windows and supports Windows XP, Vista and 7. It is available both as an installer and as a portable app. You can download and install it in Windows and it would install a notification area icon. By default, four virtual desktops are available. To switch to a virtual desktop, you can right-click on this notification area icon and choose a virtual desktop from the context-menu. You can also switch to desktops using hotkeys Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3 and so on.
Just like your smartphone, Windows 7 also checks the internet for the correct date and time and keeps your system updated with the correct time. Windows 7 periodically connects to online time servers to check for the correct time and updates yours system’s time accordingly. While this all works great, the only glitch is that Microsoft supplied time servers are overloaded (owing to the fact that millions of users worldwide use Microsoft Windows) and sometimes do not respond. What you can do is that you can set Windows to use some publicly available better time servers that respond quickly and provide the correct time.
To change the time servers in Windows 7, you will have to open the Date and Time settings. You can open them by right-clicking on the date and time being shown in the bottom-right corner of your screen and selecting Adjust date/time from the context menu. In the Date and Time settings window, select Internet Time tab and then click on the Change Settings button.