Windows Upgrade Warnings vs. Upgrade Blocks

This article shows the difference between Upgrade Warnings & Upgrade Blocks and how you can fix them if you encounter them when upgrading to Windows 7/8/10.

Windows upgrade warnings to upgrade blocks

When upgrading to Windows, Setup performs compatibility checks. If it detects problems that could affect the smooth running of the upgrade process, they are noted in the Compatibility Report.

This file is saved under Windows Compatibility Report.htm on your desktop.

If the compatibility report identifies a problem that seriously affects the upgrade process and may even lead to an undesirable result, it issues an upgrade warning. read more

New Shell commands in Windows 7

Shell commands are used when you want to access relatively inaccessible places in Windows. They can also be used to create shortcuts on the desktop.

Windows 7 New shell commands

Windows 7 has new shell commands. Some of the most useful are:

shell:Device Metadata Storage
shell : PublicSuggestedLocations
shell:Users pinned
shell:VideosLibrary read more

What are Windows libraries – FAQ

In Windows 7 you can view personal documents, personal downloads, personal photos, personal videos and personal music. You will also see a name change in the public user profile: Public documents, public downloads, public photos, public videos and public music. These changes to the folder structure were made to accommodate a new Windows Explorer feature called Windows Libraries. Libraries and user groups are new in Windows 7 – and this feature has also been adopted in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about libraries. read more

Modify the preview times of Windows Aero Peek Desktop

Aero Peek is a new feature in Windows 7, so if you have a lot of open windows on your desktop, it’s easy to lose sight of them. If you want to change the preview times of Aero Peek Desktop to make them faster or slower, you can do so as follows.

in start search and hit enter to open Registry Editor.

Change Aero Peek desktop preview time

Navigate to the following key :


Right-click in the right pane > New > Select DWORD (32-bit) value.

Name this DWORD as DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime. read more

Customize & Enhance speaker sound under Windows 10/8/7

level, you can try to improve sound quality by changing your current speaker configuration.

Adjust and enhance speaker sounds in Windows

Right-click on the speaker icon on the right side of your Windows taskbar and select Sound Sound s.

Click the Playback tab , select Speakers and click Properties.

Here you can select or disable the extensions that should apply to your current speaker configuration.

Click the Settings tab (16) of each of these options to refine the sounds:

      1. Bass Boost amplifies the lowest frequencies
      2. Virtual Surround encodes surround audio for transmission as stereo output
      3. Room correction compensates for room and high-end characteristics Loudness Equalization uses understanding of human hearing to reduce perceived volume differences.

      By activating the Equal sound level option, the volume can be slightly increased. read more

Microsoft starts common system maintenance tasks for Windows 7 and Vista

Microsoft has launched System Maintenance Tasks as part of its Automated Troubleshooting Services for Windows 7, Vista and XP users only.

Troubleshooting system maintenance tasks

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services detects problems on your computer and automatically fixes all common problems.

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services analyzes your computer and identifies the causes of common problems, then automatically fixes the problems found and provides additional resources if the problem is not solved, according to Microsoft. read more

How to switch from Windows XP to Windows 7

If you skipped Windows Vista and are considering switching from Windows XP to Windows 7, this reading may help. The upgrade option from Windows XP to Windows 7 is not available in the Windows 7 configuration when Windows 7 is installed on a computer running Windows XP. However, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate files and settings from Windows XP to Windows 7 on the same computer.

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

To do this, you must first copy the files to a removable media, such as an external hard disk or UFD, or to a network share using Windows Easy Transfer. read more

Missing search in the Windows Start menu

If the Windows search in the Start menu is missing, you may be interested in this article. Windows Vista SP1 modifies the search function to allow users to select a standard search program from the Control Panel.

You may have noticed some minor changes in the user interface related to the search in the Start menu. The search button has been removed from the right side of the Start menu. A button labeled Search All has been replaced Show All Results .

Contextual research has also been removed. Windows Explorer also displays the Search anywhere option in the toolbar. read more

To reactivate the Windows Sticky Notes deletion confirmation prompt

Sticky notes on Windows 7 and Windows 8 allow you to attach your notes and reminders to your desktop. This is a very useful feature and there are many things you can do with it. Sometimes you want to delete an old sticky note. To do so, click on the’x’. If you now delete a sticky note in Windows 8/7, you will be prompted to confirm. You must click Yes and continue. If you check box Do not display this message again, you will not be asked to stop future prompts the next time you delete a sticky note. But what happens if you decide later that you prefer to be asked back? There is no chance that the Windows interface will make your job easier. read more