You may have heard it on the news: the world officially runs out of IPv4 addresses this month. Fear not, Internet will still be there, and it will work as usual. The problem is worse for the manufacturer of IP-dependent products than it will be for you. The problem has been forseen many years ago and the solution is to implement the next generasion IP-Adresses, called IPv6. More and more companies are implementing IPv6 on their system, and operating systems like Windows 7 all have the protocol installed by default. However, Windows XP has not. But of course where there’s an illness, there’s usually a cure.
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Windows 7’s search function is “beefed” up a little. This guide will help you use the Windows 7 function but only scratches the surface. If you have other tips, please let us know in the comments.
Specifically, this guide covers the following:
- Search from:
- The Start menu
- The Search Box
- Search Filters
To make things easier (for the common user) Microsoft decided to Categorize the Control Panel view. I never could get used to the new categories view, thinking that some of the panel applets were in the wrong category. Instead, I always immediately switch back to the “Classic” Control Panel view.
I recently learned that you can re-arrange the category arrangement, making it appear just as YOU think it should. It does involve editing the registry, but I’m sure that won’t scare you … much.
This tweak is generally for PRO and ULTIMATE users, but you may still be able to tweak some of the Control Panel Applets on lower versions.
One of the first things to do on a machine running IE 8 is turn off the Suggested Sites feature.
This feature looks at the sites you visit and then attempts to guess what other sites you might like and suggest them to you.
Awe, the thought is nice, but … no thanks.
Here’s how to turn it off
New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide
In this guide, we’ll show you some commands you can use on the Windows Command prompt. These commands can save you time if you learn how to use them and rely on them to help you manage your PC.
Not sure how to get to the command prompt? How to open the command prompt in Windows.
Want to customize the command prompt? Customize the appearance of the command prompt.
Want to get more comfortable using the command prompt? Become a Command Prompt Super User