Hello every one.
Merawindows team is back with this months Newsletter with lots of articles, information, and updates.
It’s been a long time for sure. But fret not, we are back! We thought that this is the right time to come back considering that this is the month for festivals and what can be bigger than the Windows 7 launch taking place.
To celebrate the launch of Windows 7, MeraWindows has planned Community Launch Parties all across India. If you are a Windows enthusiast or want to see the "shiny" new Windows 7, you will want to attend the Community Launch Party. To attend, register at: http://launch.merawindows.com
And yes, the parties are FREE to attend.
Expect to see MeraWindows deck up for the best version of Windows yet!
Microsoft India is hosting a series of online webcasts to celebrate the launch of Windows 7. They are giving away a Microsoft Arc mouse every day of the webcast. More details on the series available here.
Ankur Mittal, one of our oldest and active members, has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP. Congratulations to him!
MeraWindows has crossed the 7000 members mark. 7 is a special number these days, right!
Before I sign off, I would like too wish all of you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
October 23, 2009 | 1400 - 1630
Play To: Windows 7
The Windows 7 Online Community Launch
[Abhishek Kant, and others]
October 26, 2009 | 1600 - 1730
Performance: New dimensions
Windows 7 gives you all you need, built with support to the upcoming & latest technologies. In this webcast we will be discussing about Action Center, full 64 bit support, several performance improvements, better power management, System Restore, Windows Anytime Upgrade, Windows Easy Transfer, improved & extended Windows Experience Index, the new Windows Touch & Windows update.
October 27, 2009 | 1600 - 1730
Networking: Internet and Home Networking
Windows 7 includes the new Internet Explorer 8. In this webcast, we’ll talk about the new features on how it is easier to browse, safety features, accelerators, web slices, compatibility mode to look at the older web sites and also the various security features.
Also, Windows 7 has got lots of new features and improvements over Windows Vista in home networking. In the webcast we’ll also talk about HomeGroup, Network and Sharing Center (Media sharing and Network profiles) and other similar concepts and features
[Allen B Tuladhar and Ramesh Kumar]
October 28, 2009 | 1600 - 1730
Localization: Setting up Windows 7 to work in Hindi
Setting up Windows 7 to work in Hindi - quick and easy way - including installing setting up various popular, alternative Hindi keyboards.
October 29, 2009 | 1600 - 1730
Entertainment: Windows Media Centre
Windows Media Center in Windows 7 is far advanced than Vista Media Center. It includes plenty of new features and visual enhancements, making it very stable and user-friendly. Enjoy Live TV, record your favorite TV shows, listen to your tunes , listen to your favorite FM channels, and slideshow your memorable pictures. And all this from the comfort of your living room. In this webcast we’ll try to explain you all these features including configuring Windows Media Center.
October 30, 2009 | 1600 - 1730
Essentials: Windows Live
Windows 7 & Windows Live Essentials provide a much needed flexibility to the user & Microsoft. A quick look at some of the user centric features in Windows 7 along with Windows Live Essentials and how to enhance your computing experience delving on security, tools & some tips on Windows.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 7 Latest Updates
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB975467)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB974571)
Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 (KB974455)
Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 7 (KB973525)
Update for Windows 7 (KB974332)
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB973874)
Windows Vista Latest Updates
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB975467)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB971486)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB974571)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB975517)
Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB974306)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista (KB974455)
Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows Vista (KB973525)
Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 11 for Windows Vista (KB954155)
Download of the Month
Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files - unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds.
Download Defraggler for free
Tip of the Month
Windows 7 tip: Recycle Bin on your Windows 7 Taskbar
I'm not exactly sure when it became cool to abandon the use of your operating system's desktop, but a growing number of people these days prefer the "clean" look. Recent releases of Microsoft Windows seem to encourage this. By default, Windows Vista and 7 strip the desktop of all icons but the Recycle Bin.
Try as you may, ignoring this lone icon is impossible. Sure, you can hide it in just a few seconds, but at the cost of losing quick access to deleted files. You could also drag the Recycle Bin icon to the taskbar, but then it will appear pinned under Windows Explorer -- requiring an extra click to open and offering half the functionality.
In this tip, we will show you one method of bringing a fully functional Recycle Bin to your Windows 7 Taskbar, so you can clear off your desktop once and for all with little to no compromise.
Place a Fully Functional Recycle Bin on your Windows 7 Taskbar
MeraWindows Forums Roundup
Thread of the Month
Soumya's official Windows 7 thread!
Buzzing topics at the forum
[SevenVG RTM] Download Windows 7 RTM Theme for Windows XP
Discussion: MeraWindows 7 Xperience!!
How to Download and Install Offline Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Live Hotmail Keyboard Shortcuts with Yahoo and Gmail too
77 Windows 7 Tips
Bing Laptop skins for Microsoft employees
Community Tech Days at Jaipur. Got Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 DVD!
More interesting topics here...
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