Windows 7 – ConfigOS http://www.configos.com Configure operating system Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:13:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 74305278 Npackd http://www.configos.com/npackd/ http://www.configos.com/npackd/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:10:48 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=258 Npackd Npackd is an installer/application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary. The process of installing and uninstalling applications is completely automated (silent or unattended installation and un-installation). Find and install software in minutes The default repository ...

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Npackd

Npackd is an installer/application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary. The process of installing and uninstalling applications is completely automated (silent or unattended installation and un-installation).

Npackd

Find and install software in minutes

The default repository contains over 900 packages free for personal use. You can also easily host your own repository.

For more information go to http://npackd.appspot.com/

Download for 32-bit OS and 64-bit OS

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How to make Windows 8 or 8.1 look like Windows 7 http://www.configos.com/how-to-make-windows-8-or-8-1-look-like-windows-7/ http://www.configos.com/how-to-make-windows-8-or-8-1-look-like-windows-7/#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:50:10 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=237 Many users complained about the missing Start button in Windows 8 or 8.1 but there is an easy solution… Classic Start 8 is a free application which adds a traditional-style start button to the Windows 8 desktop taskbar. With full functionality just like in Windows 7, Classic Start 8 brings back all the familiar features of ...

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Many users complained about the missing Start button in Windows 8 or 8.1 but there is an easy solution…

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Classic Start 8 is a free application which adds a traditional-style start button to the Windows 8 desktop taskbar. With full functionality just like in Windows 7, Classic Start 8 brings back all the familiar features of a traditional start menu into Windows® 8, including quick access to the search box, control panel, documents, all programs and more!

To get your Classic Start 8 follow these steps:
1. Download application from www.ninite.com
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. Run it.

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BitDefender Internet Security 2015 free 6 months license key http://www.configos.com/bitdefender-internet-security-2015-free-6-months-license-key/ http://www.configos.com/bitdefender-internet-security-2015-free-6-months-license-key/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:09:31 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=223 Bitdefender Security Suite 2015 edition, is a full security suite that keeps you safe online. It includes antivirus, anti-spam, antispyware, one-click security, parental control, cloud antispam, two-way firewall, and many other useful features. For more information , read this review BitDefender Internet Security 2015 free 6 months license key To get your free licence code follow these ...

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Bitdefender Security Suite 2015 edition, is a full security suite that keeps you safe online. It includes antivirus, anti-spam, antispyware, one-click security, parental control, cloud antispam, two-way firewall, and many other useful features. For more information , read this review


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BitDefender Internet Security 2015 free 6 months license key

To get your free licence code follow these steps:

  1. Go to their website
  2. Fill in your email and mark “I’m not a robot” on the right side of the page and press “GET FREE LICENCE”  button.
  3. You will get an email in your Inbox with the license code with 6 months validity and a download link to the security suite.

You can also download Bitdefender Internet Security Suite 2015 from the following direct download links:

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (32 bit)
http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/i_security/2015/en-us/bitdefender_is_18_32b.exe
Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (64 bit)
http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/desktop/i_security/2015/en-us/bitdefender_is_18_64b.exe

System requirements
You may install Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 only on computers running the following operating systems:
● Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
● Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
● Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
● Windows 8
● Windows 8.1

Minimum system requirements
● 1 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
● 1.6 GHz processor
● 1 GB of memo

Recommended system requirements
● 2 GB available free hard disk space (at least 800 MB on the system drive)
● Intel CORE Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
● Memory (RAM):
● 1 GB for Windows XP
● 1.5 GB for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Windows 7 installation guide step by step http://www.configos.com/windows-7-installation-guide-step-by-step/ http://www.configos.com/windows-7-installation-guide-step-by-step/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:59:55 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=38 This “Windows 7 installation tutorial – step by step” will show you how to install Windows 7 and get your system updated. 1. Turn your computer on then press Del or F2 or F12 (depend on your computer’s mainboard) to enter the system BIOS and chose BOOT FROM CD/DVD, save the configuration and exit BIOS. ...

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This “Windows 7 installation tutorial – step by step” will show you how to install Windows 7 and get your system updated.


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1. Turn your computer on then press Del or F2 or F12 (depend on your computer’s mainboard) to enter the system BIOS and chose BOOT FROM CD/DVD, save the configuration and exit BIOS.

2. Insert Windows 7 DVD into your DVD drive then start up your computer, Windows 7 will be loading files.

   3. Select these parts: Language to Install,Time and currency format, Keyboard or input method. Then click Next.

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4. Choose Install Now if you want to install Windows 7.

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5. Click ‘I accept the license terms’ in ‘Please read the license’ then click Next.

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6. Choose ‘Upgrade’ in ‘Which type of installation do you want’ if you want to upgrade from an older Windows version to Windows 7, ‘Custom (advance)’ if you want to install a new version of Windows. In this tutorial I chose Custom installation.

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7. Create several partitions by clicking the New button and entering a size for each partition.When you’re finished select the partition you want to install Windows to and click the Next button. Windows will install to that partition. The space on the other partition will be available as its own separate drive letter in Windows. In this tutorial I chose to use entire hard disk without other partition’s but my recommendation is to create two partition’s:
– Windows partition (c:) size: 70 – 100 GB.
– Back up partition (D:) size:  depending upon the free space of your hard disk that left.

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8. Select the partition you want to install Windows to and click the Next button.

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9. Wait for Installing Windows to progress. Your computer might be restarted during the process.
Depending on your hardware, this can take some time (15 – 40 min).

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10. Type you’re a user account and computer name. After click Next.

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11. Type a password for your account, you can also type a password hint to help in case of forgetting the password in the future, and click Next.

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12. Type in activation code or key for your license in Product key box if you have any. Click Next.

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13. Choose how to protect your Windows. Here we choose Use recommended settings.

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14.  Set up your Time zone and click Next.

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15.  Choose an option from 3 choices: Public Network, Work Network, Home Network. Choose Home Network for using Internet at home.

     16. You should already have a CD/DVD’s with driver’s that came with the computer/laptop, or with the mainboard/graphic card and other hardware in your PC so insert it in DVD drive and run all driver installation’s.

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17. Now we are going to update OS. Click “Start” button in left corner + All programs

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18. Click Windows Update

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19. Click Check for updates

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20.  Click Install updates

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21. And that’s it 🙂 After all updates been installed you need to restart pc and Windows installation is finished.

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Windows 7 driver installation tutorial http://www.configos.com/windows-7-driver-installation-tutorial/ http://www.configos.com/windows-7-driver-installation-tutorial/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:09:26 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=11 Press “Start” + right click on “Computer” + click “Properties”. Click on “Device manager”. Right click on unrecognized device + Click on “Update Driver Software”. Click on “Browse my computer for drivers software”. Click on “Browse” and locate your driver.  Once it’s done simply click Next and Windows 7 will start installing the driver.

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Press “Start” + right click on “Computer” + click “Properties”.

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Click on “Device manager”.

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Right click on unrecognized device + Click on “Update Driver Software”.

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Click on “Browse my computer for drivers software”.

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Click on “Browse”

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and locate your driver.

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 Once it’s done simply click Next and Windows 7 will start installing the driver.

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Windows 7/8 speed up and tune up http://www.configos.com/windows-78-speed-up-and-tune-up/ http://www.configos.com/windows-78-speed-up-and-tune-up/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:08:19 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=9 Services are a computer program or process that runs in the background and provides support to other programs in Windows 7/8. By disabling unnecessary services, the performance can be improved significantly, especially on computers with low system resources. – Open the Start Menu + right click on “Computer” + left click “Manage” or open the ...

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Services are a computer program or process that runs in the background and provides support to other programs in Windows 7/8. By disabling unnecessary services, the performance can be improved significantly, especially on computers with low system resources.


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– Open the Start Menu + right click on “Computer” + left click “Manage”
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open the Start Menu and type “SERVICES.MSC” and press enter.

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-expand “Services and Applications” and select “Services”

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– Double click icon on the service you want to disable or start + click on the Stop button + Startup type, click on the drop down menu and select Disable.

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-Click on the Apply button + OK button.
– Restart PC.

Services safe to disable:

Tablet PC Input Service  / Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service (Windows 8): you can safely disable this service, unless you use Tablet PC.

Secondary logon: if you are the only user of your computer, it can be disabled. But only if you don’t plan to use more than one user account.

Fax: unless you use your computer to send or receive faxes using fax resources available on your system  you can disable it.

Print Spooler: if you don’t have a printer attached to your computer and you don’t use virtual printers (PDF creator, Microsoft XPS Document Writer, , etc) you can disable it.

Offline Files: unless you use the Offline Files functionality from Windows, you can disable it.

Routing and Remote Access Service: This service offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area networks. It allows computers to dial in to the local computer in order for it to get access to the local network. On a home computer you won’t need such features.

Bluetooth Support Service: unless you use Bluetooth devices such as keyboards, mice, printers or phones, you can disable this service.

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service: unless you use Microsoft’s Encryption Software you can disable this service. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a feature that allows users to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes.

Encrypting File System:EFS provides file encryption technology for storing encrypted files on NTFS file systems. If you don’t need to encrypt data on your hard drives, it is OK to disable it.

Certificate Propagation: if you don’t use SmartCards, it is safe to disable this service.

Netlogon: this service is not needed in a home computer. It maintains a secure channel between the local computer and the domain controller for authenticating users. Unless you are connecting to a network domain, this service will never be used.

Parental Controls (in Windows 7) / Family Safety (in Windows 8): unless you have children using your computer and you want to monitor and control their activities, this service is not required.

Remote Desktop Configuration: Remote Desktop Protocol is a protocol developed by Microsoft which provides Windows users with a graphical interface to another computer.  If you don’t need to connect remotely to another computer or allow incoming remote connections to yours, then it is safe to disable this service.

Remote Desktop Services: same as above.

Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector: same as above.

Smart Card: Smart Cards are generally used for safety reasons in large organizations or corporations.

Smart Card Removal Policy: same as above.

Windows Firewall: This service should be disabled only if you are using a third-party security solution that provides firewall protection.

Windows Defender: if you use a third-party security solution (antivirus and antispyware), then disabling this service is a safe choice.

Windows Search: Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.

CCleaner – protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure!

CCleaner removes cookies, temporary files and various other unused data that clogs up your operating system. This frees up valuable hard disk space allowing your system to run faster. The built in Registry Cleaner fixes errors and broken settings to make your computer more stable.

cclenaer1Download CCleaner and run installation.

cclenaer3Select your language and press Next.

cclenaer4Select any additional options and press Next.

cclenaer5Choose if you want to install Chrome and Google Toolbar and press Install.

cclenaer6Run CCleaner.

cclenaer7To remove cookies, temporary files and various other unused data  click Analyse and after that Run Cleaner.

cclenaer8To fixes errors and broken settings in registry click Registry button in the left panel
– click Scan for Issues
-select all problems
– run Fix selected issues…

Disk Defragmenter
-rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently.

defragOpen Start menu, type “disk defragmenter” and press enter.

defrag2Choose disk drive and press Defragment disk button.

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Windows recommended apps http://www.configos.com/windows-recommended-apps/ http://www.configos.com/windows-recommended-apps/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:07:25 +0000 http://www.configos.com/?p=7 Ninite is a service that lets users automatically install popular applications for their Windows operating system. It allows users to make a selection from a list of applications and bundles the selection into a single installer package. It is free for personal use. A paid version, Ninite Pro, is available for professional use. www.ninite.com 1. Click all ...

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Ninite is a service that lets users automatically install popular applications for their Windows operating system. It allows users to make a selection from a list of applications and bundles the selection into a single installer package. It is free for personal use. A paid version, Ninite Pro, is available for professional use.

ninite
www.ninite.com

1. Click all the apps you want

For home user I recommend : Chrome, Firefox, Skype, VLC, Winamp, GOM, Silverlight, Picasa, GIMP, OpenOffice, Reader, CutePDF, Avast, Malwarebytes, qBittorrent, TeamViewer, CDBurnerXP, WinRAR, Adobe Flash Player; Advanced SystemCare

You can learn more about a program by hovering over it.

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2. Click Get Installer and run it

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Ninite installs apps for you automatically in the background without any toolbars.

3. Run it again later Your installer will update apps to the latest versions. If something is up-to-date it will skip it.

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