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Missing your Win7 Gadgets in Win8...Don't Worry :)


You all have used Microsoft Desktop gadgets in your daily computing.


WIndows 8 Gadgets

Desktop gadgets are  small specialized applications that are generally designed to do simple tasks, such as clocks, calendars, RSS notifiers or search tools. They can also be used to control external applications such as Windows Media Center. These makes your daily computing easier.

But this feature is longer there in the latest windows(Windows 8). But we are providing you a way so that you can have your Favorate Windows 7 or Vista gadgets on your Windows 8.

WHAT TO DO :

There is no official way to install desktop gadget on Windows 8 by Microsoft, but you can get them back by installing a free utility called "8Gadgetpack", available on http://8gadgetpack.bplaced.net.


WIndows 8 Gadgets



After installing this Utility it will add a Gadget Sidebar to which you can add any of the gadgets you had previously installed on Windows 7 or Vista. You can keep the gadgets without Sidebar also, if you want.

In addition, it ships with about 20 different popular gadgets that you can install right away on the system without having to go gadget hunting on the web first.

Note : Microsoft has officially removed it's Gadget Download page(as they say "we want to focus on the exciting possibilities of the newest version of Windows, the Windows website no longer hosts the gadget gallery.") so carefully download a gadget from internet (3rd Party) and only select the gadgets that you have trusted before.

For more new tips n Trick and Latest techno News keep Visiting technodew.com !!
Do comment for any query or suggestion :)

How To: Customize Windows 7 Boot Screen with Windows 7 Boot Updater

Hi Guys, Today i am going to share about how to customize windows 7's boot screen with  Windows 7 Boot Updater. With Boot Screen Updater you can customize the resume screen in windows and you can customize the background images, fonts and color using this tool.

This is very good tool for windows customization, it is simple to use but use it at your own risk because it edits five windows files those are very important for loading and resuming windows.
Windows 7 Boot Updater
Windows 7 Boot Updater
So if you change the boot screen with this tool and you want to revert it back then you can go to backup option of this tool and can restore it back to original settings.


Features:

  1. Modifies the boot animation, colors, text, and background
  2. Modifies the resume from hibernation screen as well
  3. Will create the animation from 105 BMP, PNG, GIF, or TIFF images or use a single (non-animated) image
  4. Does not require any other applications.
  5. Designed to be idiot-proof by having numerous checks
  6. Automatically backs-up the modified files
  7. Does not require test-signing or no-integrity-checks to be enabled
  8. Works for all versions of Windows 7: any language, any edition, 32-bit or 64-bit, RTM or SP1
  9. Available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Hebrew, and Vietnamese.
  10. Works even if your setup has the hidden "System Reserved" partition
  11. Can be run as a GUI, command-line program, or installer/uninstaller.
Download This Software ---> Here

Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer


What is Virtual Memory?

Virtual memory combines your computer’s RAM with temporary space on your hard disk. When RAM runs low, virtual memory moves data from RAM to a space called a paging file. Moving data to and from the paging file frees up RAM to complete its work.
The more RAM your computer has, the faster your programs will generally run. If a lack of RAM is slowing your computer, you might be tempted to increase virtual memory to compensate. However, your computer can read data from RAM much more quickly than from a hard disk, so adding RAM is a better solution.
If your computer lacks the random access memory (RAM) needed to run a program or operation, Windows uses virtual memory to compensate.

Virtual memory and error messages


If you receive error messages that warn of low virtual memory, you need to either add more RAM or increase the size of your paging file so that you can run the programs on your computer. Windows usually manages the size automatically, but you can manually change the size of virtual memory if the default size is not enough for your needs.

Change the size of virtual memory


If you receive warnings that your virtual memory is low, you'll need to increase the minimum size of your paging file. Windows sets the initial minimum size of the paging file at the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer plus 300 megabytes (MB), and the maximum size at 3 times the amount of RAM installed on your computer. If you see warnings at these recommended levels, then increase the minimum and maximum sizes.

To optimize the virtul memory follow these steps:

1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.

2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.   If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.

5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

6. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

7. Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

8. Increases in size usually don't require a restart, but if you decrease the size, you'll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. We recommend that you don't disable or delete the paging file.
For More info Check the below image:
Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer
Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer

How to create System Recovery Disk from a USB Key

How to create System Recovery Device from a USB Key
In our daily life sometime situation occurs when we decide to just wipe everything from our computer and do a clean installation and just start it over.


Using the computer makes your computer slow if you don't optimize your computer frequently. We use web browsers to browse websites and we use several programes for our office or home uses, they all store some temp data and this data keeps growing with time and makes your computer slow. So to overcome this problem you need to optimize your computer. I will write a post describing about how to optimize the computer.


Sometime you keep getting a blue screen whenever you turn on your computer and it does not allow you to do anything on your computer, so on these cases you want to do a clean installation or recover the computer from a restore point or do a factory restore by recovery partition or recovery disk.


A reader asked me about how to create a recovery media from a USB drive. So here is a solution. Dell provides a option to create your own recovery key. All the computer that comes with Dell Datasafe or Alienware Respawn have a feature/ability to make their own recovery media. You will get an option to create a recovery disk on both DVD or USB key. The USB or DVD will format your hard drive, creare appropriate partition, and restore the computer to its out of the box factory state.

The following video will help you in understanding the process better.