15 Things To Do After Installing Windows 7

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Most of you have already downloaded and installed Windows 7 RC build which was released to public yesterday. If you have not downloaded it yet, then grab your copy now and start enjoying it.

Here we would like to mention a few things which you should do after installing Windows 7 RC build:

1. Learn About New Features of Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with many new features and changes. We advise you to go through our exclusive Windows 7 section to read many interesting and useful articles about Windows 7. These articles will help you in learning about new features of Windows 7 and using Windows 7 like a pro:

Windows 7 Articles

2. Make Windows 7 Faster

Although Windows 7 is already very fast but we can make it a bit more fast by disabling unnecessary services, startup items and animations. You should take a look at following tutorial:

Master Tutorial to Make Your Windows 7 Super Fast

3. Customize Windows 7 Login Screen

Windows 7 allows you to easily change the Login Screen (or Welcome Screen) using Windows registry. You even don't need any 3rd party software for it. So change the login screen background with your favorite picture:

Windows 7 Supports Login Screen Customization Without 3rd Party Software

4. Remove Unwanted Windows Components

You can completely remove Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Search and many other Windows components in Windows 7 which was not possible in previous Windows versions:

Windows 7 Allows to Remove IE, WMP and Many Other Windows Components

5. Organize Taskbar Buttons

Did you know you can move Taskbar buttons to change their positions? Windows 7 allows you to re-arrange taskbar buttons:

Did You Know You can Move Taskbar Buttons in Windows 7?

6. Link your Windows User Account with your Windows Live ID

If you have a Windows Live ID, you can link your Windows 7 user account with your Windows Live ID to start communication between various computers:

How to Link Your Windows 7 User Account with Windows Live ID

7. Show Titlebar Text in Windows 7 Explorer

Windows 7 doesn't show Titlebar text in Explorer. If you want to enable it, you can use small utilities mentioned in following articles:

Classic Shell: Get "Up" Button and Titlebar Text Back in Windows Vista and 7 Explorer

AeroBar: Show Titlebar Text in Windows Vista and 7 Explorer

8. Change Start Menu Power Button Action

By default, Windows 7 Start Menu power button is set to "Hibernate". If you want to change it to Shutdown or anything else, you can follow this tutorial:

How to Customize Power Button Action in Windows 7 Start Menu?

9. Become Familiar with Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn all useful keyboard shortcuts which can make your Windows 7 experience better and easier:

Some Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7

10. Customize System Tray Clock

Windows 7 shows both date and time in system tray clock. You can customize it to show Day and Month names as well.

How to Show Day and Month Names in System Tray Date in Windows 7

How to Show AM / PM Symbols in System Tray Clock in Windows 7

11. Get Classic Thin Taskbar Back

If you don't like the new Superbar, you can get the classic thin Taskbar back:

How to Get the Old Thin Taskbar Buttons with Text in Windows 7?

12. Get Windows Media Player Taskbar Toolbar Back

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 doesn't contain the mini Taskbar toolbar. If you are missing it, you can get it back using following tutorial:

How to Get Windows Media Player (WMP) Taskbar Toolbar Back in Windows 7?

13. Get Classic Wordpad Back

Windows 7 contains new redesigned Wordpad which provides Ribbon interface. If you are not used to this new interface, you can get classic Wordpad back using following tutorial:

How to Get the Good Old Wordpad (without Ribbons) Working in Windows 7?

14. Get Classic Paint Back

Windows 7 contains new redesigned Paint which provides Ribbon interface. If you are not used to this new interface, you can get classic Paint back using following tutorial:

How to Get the Good Old MS Paint (without Ribbons) Working in Windows 7?

15. Get "Quick Launch" Toolbar and "Show Desktop" button Back

Microsoft has removed the "Quick Launch" toolbar from Taskbar. That's why you can't even access the "Show Desktop" button. You can get both things back using following tutorial:

How to Get the Good Old "Quick Launch" Toolbar and "Show Desktop" Shortcut Back in Windows 7?





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