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Windows 7 Hack – How to Make Your External Hard Drive Faster with Write Cache!

The other day, I literally “doubled/tripled” my external USB hard drive’s transfer speeds from just around 30Mb/s to near 100Mb/s.

By default, write caching is turned off on external hard drives (for USB), if you turn it on, you will be able to take advantage of write cache that allows you to make faster writes.

Of course, don’t forget, you will need to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon when you remove your external hard drive.

2-3 times faster performance is definitely worth doing this.

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Install Windows 7 with USB Flash Drive!

For those of you who despise carrying a Windows 7 installation DVD with you everywhere or your laptop/netbook doesn’t have a DVD drive, you might want to learn how to install Windows 7 without an optical drive but with a USB flash drive.

1. Make sure you have Windows 7 discs.  If you have an ISO version, you can use MagicISO (freeware that will let you attach your ISO as a virtual DVD drive). (Download MagicISO here)

2. Format your USB flash drive using diskpart. *Make sure you use at least a 4G

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Find the Right Drivers for your Windows 7!

The other day I was installing Windows 7 on two of my friend’s older laptops.  I got Windows 7 installed fine but was having trouble finding the right display and audio drivers.

I found that manufacturers such as HP like to make their audio drivers almost impossible to find by re-naming their audio drivers to HP’s proprietary names.   These can make it harder when HP’s support site only provide drivers for Windows XP.

Of course, don’t forget that most Windows Vista drivers will work with Windows 7 in my experience.  So before following this g

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Get rid of Windows 7 Shadows!

Windows 7 comes with Windows 7 Aero theme, which is nice btw.  But some of you may not like the extra shadows that protrude into the background.  For those of you who want to turn that shadow function off, there is a way to do it, follow the directions over at GroovyPost.com here.

As a tech writer however, at times I need to remove some features of Aero for various articles which is when I discovered how-to remove the Aero Window Shadow.

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Turn on/off the Magnifier!

Couple months back I bought my mom a brand new Dell computer on a deal for Christmas.  Well, after installing a brand new version of Windows 7, my mom has been slowly transitioning from an old Windows XP computer that she had since like 2002.

Anyways, my mom had the problem of the magnifier keep popping up whenever she was browsing the web.  So, here’s how to fix it, rather simple actually:

Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access. Then click on “Ease of Access Center”, then click on “Make the Computer Easier to S

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Turn off Auto-Play for USB Flash Drives!

For most of us who use USB flash drives, we probably don’t need auto-play nor pop-ups which Windows 7 brings along with other goodies.  My friend Greg over at GetUSB.info has a great tutorial on that, please head over here for full instructions.

Windows 7 is much like XP in accessing the feature to turn off the USB auto play function. We don’t have a Window’s 7 machine, but I did find a great tutorial from DemoGeek. Here is the info you need to turn off USB Auto Play in Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Speed up Your Windows 7

Guys over at Windows 7 Forums just alerted me on their new article on how to speed up your Windows 7, read it to speed up your Windows 7!  Most of it are basics but then, basics are everything so…

Btw, you should really be using 64-bit Windows 7, I think it’s just better unless you are on a limited netbook.

What I learned from the article, SSDs can make your Win 7 run faster:

Using a Solid State Drive is going to provide a performance boost in almost all Windows 7 applications, especially when it comes to boot times. SSD’s have no moving parts and

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Run Windows 7 in “God” Mode!

Apparently, Microsoft developers have decided to put a “god” mode in Windows 7.  (and also works on Windows Vista)

It basically gives you full control over everything under one folder, might be fun to try it:

To enter “GodMode,” one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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Windows 7 Hack – Windows 7 Activation Hacked!

This is sorta old news already but I guess Windows 7 activation was hacked within days of Windows 7 official release:

According to Windows enthusiast site Neowin, one of the first to report the crack, a Lenovo disk image of Windows 7 leaked to a Chinese Web site, then moved to English-language domains. Pirates proceeded to retrieve the master OEM key and the OEM activation certificate from the .iso file. Microsoft lets major computer makers like Lenovo, Dell and Hewlett

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