Windows 7 and Gigabyte P35 Motherboards

Windows 7 and Gigabyte P35 Motherboards

Sep 24, 2009

Here at the Gadget Grill we have a computer or two. Or three or four or … yes, a more than ample sufficiency, truth be told. And of course, we felt a need to upgrade at least a couple of these to the all new, bright and shiny Windows 7, and so this has now been accomplished… but not without a little bit of pain. Both of the systems that we wanted to...

Lost Treeview in Windows Explorer for Windows 7 Found

Lost Treeview in Windows Explorer for Windows 7 Found

Mar 19, 2009

For those of us who have avoided Vista there will be a large number of changes as we move into and learn Windows 7. Amongst those changes, you will find that Windows Explorer’s look and feel has totally changed. Much of that is supposed to be good, but of course any such goodness is probably for each of us to decide. One thing that I found frustrating was...

64 Studio – A Linux Desktop Recording Solution

64 Studio – A Linux Desktop Recording Solution

Mar 2, 2009

While researching home studio recording options, I happened across a suite of tools that comes all neatly packaged in a custom Linux distribution: 64 Studio. While I am of the belief that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, 64 Studio provides a very comprehensive suite of home studio tools that should be more than adequate for most purposes...

Windows 7 Beta and .docx

Windows 7 Beta and .docx

Jan 26, 2009

I’d heard that, as a default feature, the public beta release of Windows 7 supported the loading and editing of files saved in the docx format, so I thought I would give that a go. In order to perform this evaluation, I took a couple of existing Word documents that I had, and I let Microsoft Word save them as docx, and then loaded them into Windows 7. In...

Windows 7 Beta – Snipping Tool

Windows 7 Beta – Snipping Tool

Jan 13, 2009

One of the newer but lesser known features in Windows Vista was the Snipping Tool. This tool is continued in Windows 7, and it provides you with a simple means of capturing an image of a portion of your system’s screen, which might be needed for you to include in a document you’re preparing, for support of an application that you’re using, or...

Windows 7 Beta – Auto Login

Windows 7 Beta – Auto Login

Jan 12, 2009

One way to secure your system against intrusion is to provide it with a user ID along with a password that is secure. In Windows 7, this is enforced as a part of the setup process. As a result of this, every time that you start up your computer, it asks you to enter your password using your keyboard. However, if you’re the only person who uses your PC, and...