Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to allow users to Run only specified programs in Windows 7?

You can allow users to run only specified programs in Windows 7 operating systems. It is up to you if you want your shared computer to allow users to run only specified programs in Windows 7. A shared computer in an office, for example, can be set in the same way if the company does not want the employees to run all types of programs. You can allow the users to run only specified programs in Windows 7 by using the Local Group Policy. However, you cannot do this in the Home editions of Windows 7 as it does not provide the Local Group Policy Editor.
Click on the Start button.
Type “gpedit.msc” in the search box of the Start menu and press the Enter button on the keyboard.
Local Group Policy Editor will open. Scroll down to “User Configuration”, “Administrative Templates” and then “System” on the left hand side of the window pane.

On the right hand side of the window, under “Setting”, navigate and double-click on “Run only specified Windows applications”


Select Enabled from the window.
Click on “Show” under Options. 

The Show Contents window pane will appear. Here you can type the applications you want to let the users run.
 After you are done, click on the OK button.
Close the Local Group Policy Editor.


After this, if someone attempts to run an app which was not specified by you, he will get this error message:

This feature to allow users to run only specified programs in Windows 7 is the best at preventing the users from accessing applications you don’t want them to use on a particular computer.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How to Access Hidden Themes in Windows 7?

Windows 7 offers a good assortment of themes to customize the feel as well as the look of your computer. Windows 7 features particular themes which are based on the location and the language you select while you install the Windows 7. You can look for the location-specific theme in the Personalize menu. You just have to right-click at any place upon your computer desktop. You will be able to get the couple of themes according to your location.

Other than the location specific themes which you get by default, you can access hidden themes in Windows 7 which are offered to other regions. So the default themes which you get according to your region are not the only themes you can use. It is possible to access hidden themes in Windows 7 very easily in your system. This is what you have to do:
 Click Start.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Take files wherever you go

Easily transport data between home and office

Between the increasing demands of family, friends, work, community and life in a 21st-century world, today’s Windows user is always on the go. But just because balancing your schedule’s a juggling act doesn’t mean the process of transporting vital documents and files wherever you travel has to be a three-ring circus.

Monday, May 23, 2011

RAM: Add more memory to your computer

Your computer is a little like your physical work area. The hard drive is the filing cabinet where you store your documents, and memory—or RAM (random access memory)—is the desk where you work. And when your RAM—like a full desktop—isn’t big enough to hold all your work easily, your work slows down and becomes more difficult. A good solution is to expand the space—or install more RAM.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Protect and purge your personal files

Eliminate private documents permanently from your hard drive
man with a laptop in a hammock
When you stop and think about it, your home computer holds a lot of information about you— credit card numbers, bank account details, passwords, medical information, websites you've visited, and those deep, dark secrets you share with your best friend via email.