In Windows 7 or Windows 8 by default Time is displayed in 24 hours format. I personally don’t prefer this and I get confused sometimes. So, I just thought of sharing the info.
How to change Clock format in Windows 7 / Windows 8 to 12 hours
1. Click on Clock > Change date and time settings.
2. Click on Change Date and Time.
3. Click on Change Calendar settings and navigate to Time tab.
4. Under Time formats, Select hh:mm tt or h:mm tt. Here ‘h’ (small h) means 12 hour whereas ‘H’ (capital H) is for 24 hours and ‘tt’ stands for AM/PM.
5. Select your desired Time format and click OK.
You can also change the Clock format by using this alternative method:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Region and Language.
2. In the Formats window, Under Date and time formats Select Your short time and long time formats same as above (hh:mm tt or h:mm tt)
3. Click OK.
This is a tiny tip article which explains you how to show hidden folders and files in Windows XP. Windows keeps important files and folders in hidden state to avoid them from being deleted. So if you are a newbie you might want to know about these things.
How to show Hidden Folders and Files in Windows XP and Windows 7
The process is same for Windows XP and Windows 7, but Appearance and Themes are named as Appearance and Personalization in Windows 7.
#1. Click on START > Control Panel.
#2. In Control Panel click on Appearance and Themes.
#3. In Appearance and Themes window, Click on View tab.
#4. Under View Tab scroll to Hidden Files and Folders.
#5. Click on Show hidden folders and files.
#6. You are done.
Additional Tip: You can also view Protected Operating System files by unchecking Hide protected operating system files and by clicking Yes, but it is recommended to hide those files.
This is a tiny tip, which describes how to open any program in Windows 7 with Administrator Privileges. In Windows 7 you need Administrator Privileges to execute or run some programs.
For Instance, take DiskPart. You need to Run Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges in order to execute Diskpart command. So the common method to do this is to:
1. Click on Start > Type Command or CMD.
2. Right click on it and “Run as Administrator”.
You can do this with a Keyboard shortcut, That is:
1. Click on Start > Type Command or CMD.
2. Instead of right clicking with the mouse, Press the combination of Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Program with Administrator Privileges.
3. Alternatively by holding Ctrl + Shift you can also click on the Program to open it with Administrator Privileges.
In our previous post we dealt with Reasons for Computer Slowing Down Over Time and in this post we are going to check out how to speed-up our computer slowing down by using a simple Prefetch trick. Generally Computer Slowing Down is a common problem that many computer geeks face. The performance of the computer or any electronic device degrades as time passes and also accordingly their latest updates hit the market. People run around these updated elements and try to get new one of upgrade the existing piece. What might be the reason, regardless with the latest technology or other elements every one will experience the computer slowing down over time.
Is your Computer Slowing down?
There are many reasons for computer slowing down, which might be because of Malware attack or improper uninstalled files, presence of duplicate files, Heating up, and many more. Some times, the computer slowing down might occur because of presence of Temporary files which can be deleted with our simple prefetch technique. The trick we are discussing here is very handy in Windows XP. So, What is Prefetch? When you have used a program, that program will be stored in memory, If you use that program again It will start more quickly.
How to Speed up your Computer Slowing Down?
#1. Click on Start > Run.
#2. Type: “prefetch“. Ofcourse without the quotes.
#3. Prefetch folder will open now.
#4. Then Press CTRL + A and Delete them.
#5. You are done. Do this frequently..
If you have any queries, Please post them in the comments section below. Thus in this way we can speed up the computer slowing down by using the simple Prefetch Techniques.
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There are many reasons to clear browser history. Some of those are: If you accidentally clicked Remember my password, to see Changes made to a website as there will be a cached copy etc. The reasons may vary for Clearing the Browser history. Please note that: If the Browser history is once deleted, It cannot be retrieved again.
If you have accidentally clicked Remember my password or Stay Signed in you don’t need to clear the entire browsing history. Just follow these steps:
#1. Open Internet Explorer.
#2. Click on Safety located on the Menu bar.
#3. You can see Delete Browsing History option in it.
#4. Just put a check mark to Form Data, Passwords and Cookies and Click Delete.
#5. Passwords and Active sessions on the Browser will be deleted.
In the above process, we have deleted Form Data because to clear the Usernames and other information you have typed into the forms. We have deleted Passwords to clear all the Passwords data. The Cookies are deleted for a security measure because, in Gmail, Yahoo or Facebook there is an option to Stay Signed in, clearing the Browser Cookies solves this.
For others, You need to Completely Clear the Browser History. Here is the process. The first three Steps are same as above. We’ll go from the 4th Step.
#4. Check all the options and Click Delete.
#5. This will completely delete the Browser history of Internet Explorer.