Windows 7

How to have Windows 7 remember a password for a Domain

About eighteen months ago, I wrote a post covering how to clear saved passwords in Windows XP. This week at work I was reminded how useful it is to not only deleted saved passwords, but to also setup wildcard credentials using this same interface. The scenario that I run into as consultant working at a client site, is that my laptop is not a member of the Windows Domain that my client uses to secure their network. So, when I need to access file shares, shared printers, or even the clients internal ......

Plugged in, not charging–Windows 7

Just a quick post on something I ran into lately with my Dell Precision M4500 laptop (monster laptop!). I noticed the little icon in the system tray for the power options was stating that it was “plugged in, not charging”. I don’t know why it was stating this, but I quickly found a fix for it on the net. I found the fix in this forum on CNET. Here’s the fix: In order to correct problems with the battery's power management software, follow the steps below. 1. Click Start and type device in the search ......

How to organize your desktop and keep it that way

I’ve been using a utility for the last couple of years that organizes my desktop – Stardock Fences – and I was going to write up a review saying how cool and useful it is. However, others have already done that here and here (and many more via Google). So instead of rehashing those reviews, I’ll just say this: I find that the hiding icons feature and the screen resize features are great when I’m using my laptop for presentations. I’ve used this utility on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows ......

How to move an off screen window back to main screen on Windows 7

Ever had the fun of trying to see a window that is open, but off your screen? I ran into this again this week. I have a second monitor hooked up to my laptop most of the time, but when I undock my laptop, I’ll inadvertently leave windows open on the second monitor. It’ll also happen when I open an application and it launches on the second window (because that’s where it was last open). The fix for this is to get the window to move back to the main screen. In Windows XP, you’d simply right click on ......