Clear Pagefile on System Shutdown - As an added security precaution it is possible to clear all data that has been written to the page file so it cannot be retrieved.
The downside to this tweak is that it may substantially increase shutdown time depending on the amount of data in the page file.
Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7. Moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP is a one-way street — you can’t return to your old version of Windows.
Don’t follow these instructions unless you’re sure you’re ready for Windows 7.
Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.Williams says that the hack, included just below, makes the system look like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which will continue to receive updated until April 9, 2019.To apply the hack, create a text file with a extension and the contents below: The screen capture is from our own tests, which appear to work.Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.Force New Internet Explorer Window for Launching Shortcuts - By default, when you click a web link in an internet aware program, and there is already an Internet Explorer window open, the web page appears in the open browser window instead of opening a new window.This tweak prevents the new link from being displayed in the existing IE window by forcing an additional IE browser instance to open.Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use our Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.By Andy Rathbone Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore.which finds the *ACTUAL* AHCI controller, and installs the same driver as what you chose in step 5. That was a *LOT* easier than what I thought it would.After reading many guides on how to do it with Intel chipsets with home-made registry entries and copying files around…