Windows 7: How to be More Productive

Windows 7 has numerous features which makes it a great improvement over prior systems. However, like most things, if you are unaware of all these features you could be missing out.

By mastering a few simple tricks, you can get the most out of Windows 7.

  • If you want to move images to outside disks, you can now achieve this quickly with Windows 7. The operating system allows you to burn ISO images onto CDs or DVDs. To do this, you simply have to double-click on the ISO image, tell Windows 7 the drive that holds your blank disc, and click on the “burn” option. Windows 7 will do the rest.
  • Discovering issues and repairing them is also simple with Windows 7. To do this select the “Control Panel” and choose the “troubleshooting” option. This will give you access to a number of wizards that look for and fix common OS issues. For example cleaning up adware and removing clutter.
  • Installing too much cumbersome software will slow your system down. You can prevent this by using the AppLocker feature. This enables you to pre-approve specific programs for installation. Which inhibits any non-preapproved software from being downloaded.
  • Another great feature is its power efficiency service. This allows you to monitor just how much power your laptop is using. This is often helpful if you’re working remotely and have no access to a power source.