Hide Shutdown Option for Non Admin Users in Windows 7

Every user on a Windows computer can shut it down by simply going to the start menu. Well, Windows 8 is an exception because there is not start menu! However in other editions, if you have many users on a particular computer, you may want to disable certain users from shutting down the computer. This may be necessary in a college or school environment where students use the college computers. If one student shuts down the computer, the other student won’t be able to use the computer immediately as it will take time to start. For this purpose you may hide the shutdown option from non administrator accounts. Here’s how you do it:

Clear Stuck Printer Queue in Windows 7

Sometimes if you pass too many print jobs to the printer it may result in the print queue getting stuck. Even if you try to clear it in the list, you can’t. It’s simply frozen. If there is a huge list and you desperately want something to be printed out urgently, this may really drive you crazy. Well, don’t you worry, here are two ways how you can easily clear the printer queue in windows 7:

Redsnow Stuck at Uploading Ramdisk in Windows 7 Fix

Without jailbreaking I believe an Apple device is incomplete. Well, that’s just my opinion and may differ from yours. There are different jailbreak tools depending upon the version of firmware and the operating system. Being a windows user I believe Redsnow is the best tool used for jailbreaking and unlocking as it is easy to use. However, like I said earlier you don’t really have a choice in choosing the tool. Ok, so let me stick to the topic. If you tried jailbreaking using redsn0w then you might have observed that in windows 7 it gets stuck at uploading ramdisk. When I was jailbreaking my iPhone 4 4.3.1 OS I used two simple tricks that help you get rid of this error. You can try anyone of them and it should work perfectly:

How to Disable mscorsvw.exe in Windows 7

Some of the users who recently installed Windows 7 SP1 on their computers had issues with a process known as mscorsvw.exe. It consumed a lot of CPU and made the computer really slow. So, what really is this mscorsvw.exe process? mscorsvw.exe is a process that precompiles .NET assemblies in the background. Once it does its job, it goes away and you won’t see mscorsvw.exe in the task manager.

How to Find the Cluster Size of Hard Disk

Cluster size is nothing but the allocation unit size used while formatting the hard disk. The default cluster size is usually 4096 bytes. You can find out the cluster size of a hard disk by doing the following:

How to Remove Unwanted Startup Programs in Windows 7

Startup programs play a vital role in the startup speed of your computer. Whenever you install a new program on your computer, it usually starts up when you start the computer. Well, I’m speaking about programs like web browsers, music players, burning softwares, etc. You don’t really need these programs to start up when you start your computer. These programs actually reduce the startup speed. Removing unwanted startup programs will help you to improve Windows 7 startup speed.

How to Change Mouse Double Click to Single Click

Today, I got an email from one of the readers asking how to change the mouse double click to single click in Windows 7.  The default Windows 7 behavior allows you to open a file or folder when double clicked. You can easily change this setting by following the below steps:

Go to My Computer and then Press the Alt key on your keyboard. This will bring up the File and Edit menu on the top area of your screen.

How to Fix Files or Folders changed to Shortcuts

My friend had a weird problem with his external hard disk. All the files and folders showed up as shortcuts and he wasn’t able to open any of them. I suggested a simple fix for the problem and he said that it worked. This fix also works for pen drives. Here’s how you do it:

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