Showing posts with label Windows XP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows XP. Show all posts

From Windows 1.0 to Windows 7 : Chronological Evolution !

Have you anytime wondered that how Windows acquired to such a beauty?
How was windows back it was aboriginal alien and how it all improved? The Windows 7, Latest masterpiece by Microsoft offers a affluent acquaintance to users with its eye-candy animations and solid programming.

To accept a aiguilles at the change of Windows with time, apprehend more.

Windows 1.0
Windows 1.0 was alien in November 1985. It was a huge advance at that time as it offered a Graphical User Interface (GUI) instead of black command screens acclimated by antecedent operating systems.
Windows 1.0 did not acquiesce overlapping of altered windows as it was a affection acclimated and copyrighted by Mac operating system. So instead of that window 1.0 acclimated tiled arrangement for the adjustment of windows.



Windows 2.0
Windows 2.0 was alien in November 1987. It offered a cogent advance over Windows 1.0. It alien several appearance like overlapping of Windows, new Keyboard shortcuts and bigger GUI. It additionally featured abounding new applications.

After some time windows 2.1 was alien which could multi-task several applications and had bigger anamnesis administration schemes. Visually it was identical to windows 2.0.

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Windows 3.0 & 3.1
Windows 3.0 and 3.1 brought a advance in claimed computer industry. They were broadly adopted by several pc manufacturers. Apple’s Mac OS about was alone accustomed to be installed on Apple computers.
Windows 3.0 brought abounding new appearance into the windows realm. It accurate bigger multi-tasking and it had admission to added anamnesis modules than any added antecedent versions. As best of the coding was done in accumulation language, This Windows was faster and added reliable.

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Microsoft Bob

Microsoft bob was a GUI experiment by Microsoft that was innovative but it failed. It presented a cartoon view of an office, where users can access their programs easily. Microsoft Bob is usually mentioned as one of the worst products Microsoft created


Windows 95

Windows 95 was the base of the future Windows versions introduced. Windows 95 was more stable and reliable as compared to previous versions of Windows. It supported 32-bit applications.

Windows 95 became a highly successful and acclaimed OS.



Windows NT versions

First windows NT version was released on July, 1993 and after came a series on NT labeled Windows Versions. NT 3.0, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 are prominent in those versions. NT stands for “New Technology”, which means NT was a full windows version that was an upgrade from 8/16 bit windows to 32 bit windows.




Windows 98

Microsoft introduced Windows 98 in year 1998. It had several stability and memory fixes over windows 95.

This OS was very widely opted by PC manufacturers in the World.


Windows ME

Shortly after windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition was launched. It didn't performed very well in the market because it had several stability flaws. It is known in technological circles as “Windows Mistake Edition”.


Windows 2000

Windows 2000 was one of the operating system offered by Microsoft which was built on NT platform. This OS was widely installed on many Servers of the World. Overall it was a success.


Windows XP

Windows XP is regarded as the most successful creation by Microsoft Corporation. Windows XP has entirely revamped User Interface with several new features and stability fixes. XP was most stable operating system as it did not crash when one of the applications malfunctioned. Windows XP was widely installed and people upgraded from previous versions of Windows to XP.


Windows Vista

Windows Vista was released worldwide on January 27, 2007. Windows Vista featured advanced GUI and security features. The Animations and Alpha shading effects of Windows Vista came at a shear expense of system resources.

Huge system resources were required to run Vista smoothly. Minimum RAM requirement was 2 GB. These problems hindered wide adoption of Vista by masses. So Vista is not regarded as a successful operating system compared to previous versions of Windows.


Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 7 was released to worldwide OEM’s on July 22, 2009 and to users on October 21, 2009. Windows 7 promised to offer fast and rich user experience. The system requirements for Windows 7 were reduced and it was made lighter and more agile. It had the largest pre-order in the history, performing many times better than Vista in the first week of sales.

Windows 7 has entirely revamped UI and engine. The Taskbar makeover in the builds is shown below, the last Taskbar is the final version used in Windows 7.






How to Make your Windows Start-up Faster

Does your Windows computer take really long to start-up?

Well, you are not alone with this problem but fortunately, with some minor tweaks, you can get your sluggish Windows to start much faster without re-installing Windows or adding any new hardware.

The logic is fairly simple. Your computer loads quite a few software programs and services during start-up (look at all the icons in your Windows System tray). If you can trim this list, your computer’s boot time will decrease.

I have been testing a free utility called Soluto and it helped reduce the start-up time of my Windows computer from 3.15 minutes to around 1.25 minutes. All this with a few easy clicks and without confusing the user with any technical jargon.



After you install Soluto, it sorts your start-up programs list into three categories:

  • No-brainer – remove these programs from start-up with giving a second thought.
  • Potentially removable – another list of start-up programs that may also be removed provided you know what these programs do.
  • Required – Certain programs and services are required to run Windows properly and therefore should not be removed.

Depending upon the software app, you may then either choose “Pause” to completely remove that app from the start-up queue or choose “Delay” when you want the app to run automatically but not immediately at start-up. Soluto will launch the “delayed” app once the boot up is over and your system is idle.

You can also hover the mouse over any program name and Soluto will display the number of seconds that the app adds to the start-up time. And don’t bother about making mistakes because Soluto has a useful “Undo all” feature that will restore the start-up list to the original state with a click.


Once you are done classifying your start-up programs list, reboot the computer and you should notice a difference between the start-up time.

Where to download Soluto?

The official site for Soluto is but in order to download the program, you should head over to

Alternatives to Soluto

If you are tech-savvy, you can also use a utility like Sysinternals Autoruns to manually prevent all the non-essential Windows processes and programs from running at start-up.

Just uncheck all the Autorun entries and Services that you don’t wish to load at startup and reboot your system. You’ll however need a separate program to get the “delay” feature which is so handy in Solute.


Transform Windows 7 into XP with XP Skin Pack

How many of you wants XP look for Windows 7, nobody wants to use old and outdated technology of course we’re only changing the look here, specially Windows 8 Beta release round the corner which may release in February. XP Skin Pack  released by Hamed transforms Windows 7 into XP. You should know after this skin pack installation logon screen, cursor, desktop, explorer, dialog boxes, visual style of Windows 7 transforms into XP.

Download the program zip file, extract its contents to a folder and run the skin pack executable. Choose Custom installation during the setup and uncheck for all three options under it some IncrediBar crap nobody wants. Click Next to complete the installation, you need to reboot after that.image

After reboot you’re on Windows XP kind of like that.  Make sure to create restore point and backup necessary files before installing this skin pack helpful incase to get back to previous state. Do uninstall any skin packs if any installed on your Computer.

Uninstalling XP Skin Pack

During the uninstall, you can select Files, Extras and remove Uninstaller and Backup files a quick restart brings back Windows 7. Everything went fine on your system we installed and uninstalled successfully.


XP Skin packs supports Windows 7 and 7 SP1.

Download XP Skin Pack

How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive / Flash Disk / Thumb Drive / Pen Drive

Install Windows 7 from USB Flash drive / Flash disk /Thumb drive /Pen drive


step 1: Insert your Windows 7 DVD and plug in your USB flash drive.
Download newest version of WinToFlash from this link :
then open WinToFlash.exe
step 2: This program will transfer Windows setup from optical to USB drive Recommended to switch on Wizard mode for users have no experience of Windows setup fine tuning
click on green symbol.....


step 3: This program will help you to install Windows from a USB drive
click Next button...


step 4: Specify the location of windows setup files and USB drive...
be careful, don't make any mistake...
in my computer, Windows file path: G:\ and USB drive: H:\
it might be different with yours...
then click Next...


step 5: Select: "I Accepted th terms of the license agreement
and click continue...


step 6: Warning! Formatting will erase ALL DATA on target disk. To format press OK, to quit press Cancel.
click OK....


step 7: please wait while WinToFlash transferring Windows setup to USB drive...


step 8: Click Next....


step 9: done....
click Exit
now you can install Windows 7 on any computer from USB Flash drive...
How? please read step 10....


step 10: Plug in your USB flash drive....
then turn on your computer (laptop)
and press F2 key rapidly during the post to get the BIOS menu...
then change Boot priority order: USB flash drive as first boot option
press F10 key to save the configuration and exit....
your computer will reboot...


step 11: then install Windows 7 as usual :)


on first "restart"
you must go to BIOS again and change boot priority order:

HDD as first boot option
then press F10 key to save the configurations and exit....


and Windows 7 Installation from USB Flash drive finished.....

How to Install Windows XP - Part 2 - Step-by-Step Guide

Please read the part 1 first (Install Windows XP Part 1)
15: Press ENTER
then select "Select the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)"
then press ENTER




16:Setup is formatting....
Please wait....


17:Setup is copying files...
Please wait...

image 18:Your computer will reboot in ** seconds....
Please wait or press ENTER

image 19:Do not press any key....


20:Please wait....

image21:Regional and Language Options allow you to change the way numbers, dates, currencies and the time displayed. You can also add support for additional languages, and chnage your location setting. The Standard and Formats setting is set to English (United States), and the locations is set to United States.
To change these settings, click Customize
Text Input Languages allow you to enter many text in many different languages, using a variety of input methods and devices. Your default text input language and method is : US keyboard layout
To view or change your current configurations, click Details.
then click Next

image22:Type your full name and the name of your company or organization.
then click Next

23:The 25-character Product Key appears on the yellow sticker on the back of your CD folder.
Type the product key...
then click Next


24:Setup has suggested a name for your computer. If your computer is on a network, your network administrator can tell you what name to use.
type name for your computer...
on Administrator password, just leave it blank...
click Next


25:Choose whether to use typical or custom settings: Typical settings Creates network connections using Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Print Sharing for Microsoft, QoS Packet Scheduler, and the TCP/IP transport protocol with automatic addressing. Custom settings Allows you to manually configure networking components.
Now select "Typical settings"
then click Next

image 26:Do you want this computer to be a member of a domain? (You may need to obtain this information from your network administrator.)
for now select "No, this computer is not on a network, or is on a network without a domain. Make this computer a member of the following workgroup: "
type workgroup name then click Next


27: please wait.... You do not need to do anything.
computer will reboot...
spend a few minutes setting up your computer.....


and DONE