If you need to take control of your Windows 7 start menu, you're going to want to watch this. Step-by-step instructions on how to personalize your start menu with a nifty little program called, Handy Start Menu. Then, you can see the programs you want, and hide the programs yo ...more
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If you've recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, the first change you may have discovered is the start menu. It looks totally different, and if it's just too much change for you, there's an easy way to convert that new start menu in Vista to the classic style from ...more
Learn how to organize and declutter an overloaded start menu in Windows. But be careful if you have multiple users with different preferences because this will make the same start menu for each user.
The desktop Start menu is finally back! After receiving a lot of negative user feedback, Microsoft ditched the touchscreen-first approach of Windows 8 and went with a more traditional setup for mouse-and-keyboard users in Windows 10. Don't Miss: How Anyone (Even Pirates) Can ...more
In this clip, you'll learn a simple registry hack to speed up the Microsoft Windows Start Menu. With a little bit of know-how, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video guide can offer a complete overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more information, in ...more
Need a little help figuring out how to customize your Microsoft Windows 7 Start Menu? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free home computing how-to can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just a minute's time. For specifics, and to get starte ...more
The Start menu has definitely seen many changes over the years—from the traditional menu that was present from Windows XP to 7, to the Start screen in Windows 8, to the hybrid of the two in Windows 10. And while the return of the Start "menu" has received near-universal praise ...more
Watch this quick screencast, to learn how to easily set your system to revert to the Classic Start Menu in Windows XP.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to speed up the Windows XP Start menu. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select the Run program. Then type in "regedit" and click on OK. Now select H KEY_CURRENT_USER, go to Control Panel and click on Desktop. On the right side o ...more
The instructor from ClearTechInfo shows how to clean up and organize the Windows Vista start menu. He shows how the start menu consists of links to programs and not the program itself. He shows how to manage those links by removing those links, add new ones or rename existing ...more
If you have a billion or gazillion files on your PC, then searching for one of them may take a while, especially if you're using the start menu search feature in Windows Vista. This video will show you how to speed up your searches in Vista's start menu by customizing the sear ...more
Certain aspects of Windows User Interface are not customizable like the text of the start button in Windows XP. However you can use certain tools and follow a procedure to change the default text of the start button. To do this you have to use a tool called Resource Hacker. No ...more
One of the cool things in Windows 7 is the new start menu. It is now possible to add an internet search area to your Start Menu. Instead of searching your computer, you can select a separate option called Search the Internet. This video shows you how to enable and operate thi ...more
The Start menu is finally back in Windows 10, but a lot has changed since we last saw it in Windows 7. From a visual standpoint, the first difference you'll notice is the addition of live tiles, which occupy the right half of the Start menu and provide quick information from y ...more
Windows 8 may have introduced a new, intuitive touch-based interface, but plenty of Microsoft loyalists were unhappy with the absence of the classic start menu that they were so accustomed to. Although you'll have to wait until Windows 10 to get this feature back, you can hav ...more
Windows 7 has an interesting new feature by which you can pin your programs to the task bar and this video shows you how to do it. In Windows 7 if you have any frequently used program you can improve its ease of access by pinning it to the task bar. Now to do this first open t ...more
If you love computer pranks, this is one of the easiest ones to pull. This video will show you how to remove the Shut Down button from the start menu in Windows XP. Actually, it does't remove the shutdown button, it just disables it, giving the user a restriction message, stat ...more
Interesting in adding custom shortcuts that appear when you right click on the XP Start Menu button? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, ...more
The "Run" command in Windows XP was a super handy tool for those above-average PC users, those who know all the shortcuts to navigating the system. But Windows Vista automatically removed the "Run" option from the start menu, and replace by "Search" instead. But don't worry, i ...more
The start menu in Windows 7 is highly customizable- you can pin items to it, change it's appearance, and more. This video guide will walk you through the process of changing your Windows 7 start menu to your heart's desire.
Microsoft's most anticipated OS has finally arrived, and there's no doubt that all of you out there who snagged a copy of Windows 8 are excited to see what's new. But while Windows 8 has received plenty of rave reviews, some users are upset about one controversial change—the m ...more
Do you have too many applications on your start menu? Then this tutorial will help you better manage applications shown in the start menu. This Windows 8 tutorial will show you how to Unpin and Pin start menu applications to give your metro start menu interface a much more cl ...more
Windows 95, which introduced the Start menu to the world, recently celebrated its 20th birthday! The feature was an instant hit, becoming a core component of Windows operating systems. Well, it was removed in the mistake that was Windows 8, but you should know by now that the ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to organize web browser bookmarks à la the Windows Start menu. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including detailed, ...more
In the Windows Vista start menu there's a power button, and right now your power button may be set up to shut down, hibernate or put your PC to sleep, but if you want to change that behavior, this video will show you how easy it is. This example changes the start menu power bu ...more
Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft's flagship software has introduced the new Metro UI screen as a replacement to the classic Start menu. If you want to get rid of the Metro UI, or you want to get the Start menu back, follow the directions detailed in this video When ...more
This tutorial is for those who are new to Windows 8. A few months ago I was frustrated with learning my way around the new operating system. In fact, for the first time in my life I wanted to throw my computer away. The interesting factor is that I have been using computers a ...more
Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, will hit stores everywhere on October 26th, and they hope this new version will shift the way we think about computers and their interfaces. In an effort to get as many early adopters as possible, Microsoft is even making their O ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove a program from your startup menu in Windows XP. First, hold down the start key on your keyboard, then hit 'r'. After this, type in 'msconfig' into the box that appears. Click 'ok' and then go to the start up tab. Find the applications t ...more
Windows 8 the biggest update to Windows yet. The new gesture-friendly version replaces the aging start menu with a dynamic new Start Screen, complete with live tiles that give you a glimpse into your apps before you launch them, not unlike the new Windows phones. With such a r ...more
Whether you're a Mac user or a Windows 7 user who has just installed Pro Tools on your machine, you can still find this tutorial useful. Take a tour of the Quick Start Menu and learn about all the different tools at your disposal when editing music in Pro Tools.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to start a Microsoft Windows computer in safe mode. Begin by turning on your computer. As your computer starts up, press F8 before Windows launches. Tap the F8 key slowly (about 1 second apart) as soon as the computer starts up. Keep t ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to change your start menu text. You will need resource hacker and regedit in order to perform this. First, open resource hacker. Click file and open. Go to 37, and click on 1033. Change 578 to whatever you want the text on the start men ...more
Last week, we showed you how to bring the classic start menu to Windows 8. Now, we're going to show you how to bring the new Metro start menu to older Windows versions! WinMetro Thanks to IObit's new WinMetro application, you can now bring the Metro UI to older versions of Wi ...more
Tired of being limited with your right-click options in Microsoft Windows? There's a program that could help you out, and it's called Right-Click Extender. Insert many different additional items to the right-click context menu. Right-Click Extender is an intuitive application ...more
In this video, we learn how to change The Windows 7 Start Orb. First, you will need to download Universal Theme Patcher to your computer, which you can find at: Freeware Geeks. Once you download this, install it to your computer and make sure you choose the right type to downl ...more
Bored and feel like customizing your Windows XP? Check out this tutorial and learn how to hack Windows and change the text on your "Start" menu button. With this video, you will learn how to change this icon, step by step. You can then turn the menu button into anything you'd ...more
PowerShell Empire is a post-exploitation framework for computers and servers running Microsoft Windows, Windows Server operating systems, or both. In these tutorials, we will be exploring everything from how to install Powershell Empire to how to snoop around a target's comput ...more
How To : Get the Windows 8 Desktop and Start Screen (Or Taskbar and Start Screen) on the Same Display
I've been using Windows 8 for a few months now, and it's definitely not as terrible as some people say, but it definitely isn't as revolutionary as the big wigs at Microsoft had hoped for. The new Metro interface is great to look at, but having to switch back and forth betwee ...more
In this first part of my series on getting started with Windows Holographic, we are going to cover everything you need to get set up for developing HoloLens apps. There are many pieces coming together to make one single application, but once you get used to them all, you won't ...more
The release of Windows 10 marked a big visual overhaul for the world's most popular desktop operating system, but Microsoft isn't done tweaking the interface just yet. Don't Miss: How to Use the Revamped Snapping Feature The operating system sports new and improved context m ...more
Programs that run automatically every time you start your computer can slow down your boot time—or just be plain annoying. Many of these programs are rarely used and don't even need to be running for your computer to function properly. So, if you want to disable these auto-run ...more
Slowly but surely, Microsoft is pushing more and more options out of the Control Panel and into a new menu simply called Settings. This new Settings menu debuted with Windows 8 and mainly focused on touchscreen-related options, but starting with Windows 10, you'll find quite a ...more
The power button in Vista's start menu doesn't do what you think it should. So why not change it so it does! Find out how in this video from Tekzilla.
Tired of the old start button on your Windows XP computer? This video shows you a way to change the text on it.
Interested in extending the Windows 7 context menu? With Window Menu Plus, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just under two minutes. For more information, including step-by- ...more
If you've forgotten the password to one or more of the Windows XP accounts on your computer, take heart: This video tutorial will show you how to bypass, and then change, a Windows XP start-up password. For a detailed run through of this simple Windows log-in hack, watch this ...more
Whenever you right click a file in Windows it opens up the context menu, which gives you options of what to do with the file. Learn how you can add your own custom options to the context menu by editing the Windows registry.
The "Send To" shortcut in the right-click context menu in Windows is a great tool for efficiency. But, it's picks the programs and folders for you to choose from when you want to send a file somewhere. You can customize this "Send To" context menu to include whatever you want. ...more
On your keyboard, press WinButton + R to open the Run window Once opened, type Regedit.exe into the textbox and click OK A new window will open, click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT Now Search for the path: Directory/Background/shell Now with shell selected, right-click on the shell ...more
Like most new things, the Start Screen in Windows 8 has its adorers and detractors, but either way you slice it—it's here to stay. I'm still getting used to the Start Screen, so I'm not sure if it's a love or hate feeling yet, but I do know one thing—I want my own background! ...more
Speed—not only is it a great movie, it's something we need from our computers; launching, downloading, uploading, etc. Fast speeds is one of the most important things for any computer process. But that's not all. We also want to get to our favorite sites faster, and in Windows ...more
Watch this video to learn how to download newStart Orbs and replace the one you have on your Windows 7 PC right now. This video covers downloading, extracting, and installing the new start orbs, using Windows 7 Start Orb changer.
Isn't it annoying how long it takes Windows to start up sometimes? Well, if you are having this issue, check out this tutorial for tips and advice on how to speed up the start up of Windows Vista. With this video, you will learn how to improve the speed and performance of your ...more
Interested in adding a shortcut to the command prompt to the right-click Explorer menu in Microsoft Windows XP? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just under five minutes. For ...more
No more do you have to buy additional equipment just to send a quick fax out. And no more going to the local copy store to pay for faxes. Windows 7 has a great feature built right in called Windows Fax and Scan. See how it works. Windows Fax and Scan turns your PC into a fax ...more
If you like shortcuts, then this shortcut for Windows XP should peak your interest. In this video, you'll learn the exact steps to adding a command prompt shortcut option to the Windows Explorer right-click menu. This allows you to access hidden functionality by adding a right ...more
In this clip, we learn how to pin things to the Start screen on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone as well as how to change the theme color. Whether you're the proud owner of a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well serv ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to expand the context window a Windows PC. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, including step-b ...more
This Windows 8 tutorial will show you how to enable or disable applications from starting up when you boot up your computer. It is sometimes important to disable applications to ensure a smooth start, especially if you computer doesn't have very powerful hardware. Also, you w ...more