10 Tips for Improving Your Wireless Network

Windows ever notifies you about a weak signal, it probably means your
connection isn’t as fast or as reliable as it could be. Worse, you
might lose your connection entirely in some parts of your home. If
you’re looking to improve the signal for your wireless network, try
some of these tips for extending your wireless range and improving your
wireless network performance.

1. Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location

possible, place your wireless router in a central location in your
home. If your wireless router is against an outside wall of your home,
the signal will be weak on the other side of your home. Don’t worry if
you can’t move your wireless router, because there are many other ways
to improve your connection.

2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects (such as metal file cabinets)

walls, and floors will interfere with your router’s wireless signals.
The closer your router is to these obstructions, the more severe the
interference, and the weaker your connection will be.

3. Replace your router’s antenna

antennas supplied with your router are designed to be omni-directional,
meaning they broadcast in all directions around the router. If your
router is near an outside wall, half of the wireless signals will be
sent outside your home, and much of your router’s power will be wasted.
Most routers don’t allow you to increase the power output, but you can
make better use of the power. Upgrade to a hi-gain antenna that focuses
the wireless signals only one direction. You can aim the signal in the
direction you need it most.

4. Replace your computer’s wireless network adapter

network signals must be sent both to and from your computer. Sometimes,
your router can broadcast strongly enough to reach your computer, but
your computer can’t send signals back to your router. To improve this,
replace your laptop’s PC card-based wireless network adapter with a USB
network adapter that uses an external antenna. In particular, consider
the Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless USB network adapter, which adds an
external, hi-gain antenna to your computer and can significantly
improve your range.

Laptops with built-in wireless typically have excellent antennas and don’t need to have their network adapters upgraded.

5. Add a wireless repeater

repeaters extend your wireless network range without requiring you to
add any wiring. Just place the wireless repeater halfway between your
wireless access point and your computer, and you’ll get an instant
boost to your wireless signal strength. Check out the wireless
repeaters from ViewSonic, D-Link, Linksys, and Buffalo Technology.

6. Change your wireless channel

routers can broadcast on several different channels, similar to the way
radio stations use different channels. In the United States and Canada,
these channels are 1, 6, and 11. Just like you’ll sometimes hear
interference on one radio station while another is perfectly clear,
sometimes one wireless channel is clearer than others. Try changing
your wireless router’s channel through your router’s configuration page
to see if your signal strength improves. You don’t need to change your
computer’s configuration, because it’ll automatically detect the new

7. Reduce wireless interference

you have cordless phones or other wireless electronics in your home,
your computer might not be able to "hear" your router over the noise
from the other wireless devices. To quiet the noise, avoid wireless
electronics that use the 2.4GHz frequency. Instead, look for cordless
phones that use the 5.8GHz or 900MHz frequencies.

8. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver

manufacturers regularly make free improvements to their routers.
Sometimes, these improvements increase performance. To get the latest
firmware updates for your router, visit your router manufacturer’s

Similarly, network adapter vendors occasionally update
the software that Windows uses to communicate with your network
adapter, known as the driver. These updates typically improve
performance and reliability. To get the driver updates, do the

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Click Start menu, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.

  • In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows Vista looks for the latest updates for your computer.

  • Install any updates relating to your wireless network adapter.

Windows XP

  • Visit Microsoft Update, click Custom, and then wait while Windows XP looks for the latest updates for your computer.

  • Install any updates relating to your wireless adapter.

9. Pick equipment from a single vendor

a Linksys router will work with a D-Link network adapter, you often get
better performance if you pick a router and network adapter from the
same vendor. Some vendors offer a performance boost of up to twice the
performance when you choose their hardware: Linksys has the
SpeedBooster technology, and D-Link has the 108G enhancement.

10. Upgrade 802.11b devices to 802.11g

is the most common type of wireless network, but 802.11g is about five
times faster. 802.11g is backward-compatible with 802.11b, so you can
still use any 802.11b equipment that you have. If you’re using 802.11b
and you’re unhappy with the performance, consider replacing your router
and network adapters with 802.11g-compatible equipment. If you’re
buying new equipment, definitely choose 802.11g.

networks never reach the theoretical bandwidth limits. 802.11b networks
typically get 2-5Mbps. 802.11g is usually in the 13-23Mbps range.
Belkin’s Pre-N equipment has been measured at 37-42Mbps.


Boost Netbook Speed with an SD Card & ReadyBoost

Looking for a way to increase the performance of your netbook? 
Here’s how you can use a standard SD memory card or a USB flash drive to
boost performance with ReadyBoost.

Most netbooks ship with 1Gb of Ram, and many older netbooks shipped
with even less.  Even if you want to add more ram, often they can only
be upgraded to a max of 2GB.  With ReadyBoost in Windows 7, it’s easy to
boost your system’s performance with flash memory.  If your netbook has
an SD card slot, you can insert a memory card into it and just leave it
there to always boost your netbook’s memory; otherwise, you can use a
standard USB flash drive the same way. Also, you can use ReadyBoost on
any desktop or laptop; ones with limited memory will see the most
performance increase from using it.

Please Note:  ReadyBoost requires at least 256Mb of free space on
your flash drive, and also requires minimum read/write speeds.  Most
modern memory cards or flash drives meet these requirements, but be
aware that an old card may not work with it.

Using ReadyBoost

Insert an SD card into your card reader, or connect a USB flash drive
to a USB port on your computer.  Windows will automatically see if your
flash memory is ReadyBoost capable, and if so, you can directly choose
to speed up your computer with ReadyBoost.

The ReadyBoost settings dialog will open when you select this. 
Choose “Use this device” and choose how much space you want ReadyBoost
to use.

Click Ok, and Windows will setup ReadyBoost and start using it to
speed up your computer.  It will automatically use ReadyBoost whenever
the card is connected to the computer.

When you view your SD card or flash drive in Explorer, you will
notice a ReadyBoost file the size you chose before.  This will be
deleted when you eject your card or flash drive.

If you need to remove your drive to use elsewhere, simply eject as normal.

Windows will inform you that the drive is currently being used.  Make
sure you have closed any programs or files you had open from the drive,
and then press Continue to stop ReadyBoost and eject your drive.

If you remove the drive without ejecting it, the ReadyBoost file may
still remain on the drive.  You can delete this to save space on the
drive, and the cache will be recreated when you use ReadyBoost next


Although ReadyBoost may not make your netbook feel like a Core i7
laptop with 6GB of RAM, it will still help performance and make
multitasking even easier.  Also, if you have, say, a memory stick and a
flash drive, you can use both of them with ReadyBoost for the maximum
benefit.  We have even noticed better battery life when multitasking
with ReadyBoost, as it lets you use your hard drive less. 

SD cards and thumb drives are relatively cheap today, and many of us
have several already, so this is a great way to improve netbook
performance cheaply.

Evolution of Windows Operating System

Windows was the first commercially available GUI Operating System
from Microsoft founded by Bill Gates. In 1983 Microsoft announced the
development of Windows, a graphical user interface (GUI) for its own
operating system (MS-DOS), which had shipped for IBM PC and compatible
computers since 1981. After 4 years in 1985 Microsoft released Windows
1.0 Since then, Microsoft has shipped many versions of Windows, and the
product line has changed from a GUI product to a modern operating
system.the most successful operating system from the house of Microsoft
was Windows XP. The latest buzz is Windows 7 which is in Beta testing
now.lets take a look at Microsoft Windows from version 1.0 to windows
7. The information &
Pictures are collected from various sources like Wikipedia, Microsoft, Google etc.


was a 16-bit graphical operating environment that was released on
20 November 1985. Windows 1.0 was the first ever commercially available
GUI Operating System.Windows 1.0 was only available on floppy disks.
The user had to have DOS to
1.0 offers limited multitasking of existing MS-DOS programs and
concentrates.The system requirements for Windows 1.0 constituted
CGA/Hercules/EGA (listed as “Monochrome or color monitor”), MS-DOS 3.1,
384K RAM (512KB recommended), and 2 double-sided disk drives or a hard
drive.Windows 1.0 runs a shell program known as MS-DOS Executive. Other
supplied programs are
Calculator, Calendar, Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint,Reversi, Terminal, and Write.

Windows 2.0

2.0 was a 16-bit Microsoft Windows graphical user interface-based
operating environment that superseded Windows 1.0. Windows 2.0 was
supplemented by Windows/286 and Windows/386 in 1988.Windows 2.0 was
packaged with AT&T Computers as test software for many educational institutions. This variation of Windows 2.0 has “plug
‘n’ play” capabilities.Windows 2.0 allowed application windows to
overlap each other, unlike its predecessor Windows 1.0, which could only
display tiled windows. Windows 2.0 also introduced more sophisticated
keyboard-shortcuts and the terminology of “Minimize” and “Maximize”, as
opposed to “Iconize” and “Zoom” in Windows 1.0.

Windows 3.0

3.0 is the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and was released
on 22 May 1990. It became the first widely successful version of
Windows and a powerful rival to Apple
Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga on the GUI front. It was succeeded
by Windows 3.1.Windows 3.0 includes a Protected/Enhanced mode which
allows Windows applications to use more memory in a more painless
manner than their DOS counterparts could. It can run in any of Real,
Standard, or 386 Enhanced modes, and is compatible with any Intel
processor from the 8086/8088 up to 80286 and 80386.


series was the successor of windows 3.0, Windows 3.1 was released
in March 1992.Windows 3.1x contains a color scheme named Hotdog Stand.
This color scheme contains bright hues of red, yellow and black. The
color scheme was designed to help people with some degree of color
blindness see text/graphics on the screen easier.
Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (originally codenamed Winball and later Sparta),
released in October 1992, features native networking support. Windows
for Workgroups 3.1 is an extended version of Windows 3.1 which comes
with SMB file sharing support via the NetBIOS based NBF and/or IPX
network transport protocols.

Windows NT 3.1

NT 3.1 is the first release of Microsoft’s Windows NT line of server
and business desktop operating systems, and was released to
manufacturing on 27 July 1993. Two editions of NT 3.1 were made
available, Windows NT 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server.Windows NT
provided a 16-bit compatibility subsystem, called “Windows on Windows”
(aka WOW), which allowed most Windows 3.x applications to run unmodified
on NT. Applications which made direct access to hardware, or depended
on DOS-level drivers, were not supported.NT also introduced Win32, a
32-bit implementation of the Windows API. This permitted many 16-bit
Windows applications to be recompiled for the system with minimal
changes. Win32 also allowed the growing body of 16-bit Windows
programmers to leverage their skills on the new system

Windows 95

95 was released on August 24, 1995 by Microsoft.Windows 95 was
intended to integrate Microsoft’s formerly separate MS-DOS and Windows
products and includes an enhanced version of DOS, often referred to as
MS-DOS 7.0. It features significant improvements over its predecessor,
Windows 3.1, most visibly in the graphical user interface (GUI).The
basic elements of the interface introduced in Windows 95 — including
the taskbar, Start button and menu, and the Windows Explorer file
manager. Windows 95 included support for 255-character mixed-case long
filenames and preemptively multitasked pseudo-protected-mode 32-bit
applications. Whereas earlier versions of Windows are optional
“operating environments” requiring the MS-DOS operating system (usually
available separately)

Windows 98

98 (codenamed Memphis) was a graphical operating system released on 25
June 1998 by Microsoft and the successor toWindows 95.Windows 98
Second Edition (often shortened to SE) is an updated release of Windows
98, released on 5 May 1999.It includes fixes for many minor issues,
improved USB support, and the replacement of Internet Explorer 4.0 with
the significantly faster and lighter Internet Explorer 5.0.

release of Windows 98 was preceded by a notable press demonstration at
Comdex in April 1998. Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was highlighting the
operating system’s ease of use and enhanced support for Plug and Play
(PnP). However, when presentation assistant Chris Capossela plugged a
scanner in and attempted to install it, the operating system crashed,
displaying a Blue Screen of Death.

Windows 2000

Windows 2000 is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on business desktops, notebook computers, and servers.
Released on 17 February, 2000.Four editions of Windows 2000 were
released: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter
Server.Additionally, Microsoft sold Windows 2000 Advanced Server Limited
Edition and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Limited Edition, which were
released in 2001 and run on 64-bit Intel Itanium
microprocessors.Microsoft marketed Windows 2000 as the most secure
Windows version ever, but it became the target of a number of
high-profile virus attacks such as Code Red and Nimda. Almost nine years
after its release, it continues to receive patches for security vulnerabilities nearly every month.

Windows Millennium Edition

Millennium Edition, or Windows Me was a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical
operating system released on 14 September 2000 by Microsoft. ME stands
for Millennium.It included Internet Explorer 5.5, Windows Media Player 7, and the new Windows Movie Maker
software, which provided basic video editing and was designed to be
easy for home users. Microsoft also updated the graphical user
interface and the shell features and Windows Explorer in Windows Me
with some of those first introduced in Windows 2000.n 1997,
“Millennium” was the codename for a future version of Windows NT that
was expected to be released in 2000 or 2001. In 1998, Microsoft stated
that there would be no version of Windows 9x after Windows 98.

Windows XP

Windows XP
was first released on 25 October 2001, and over 400 million copies
were in use in January 2006, according to an estimate in that month by
an IDC analyst.Windows XP is a line of operating systems produced by
Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business
desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. The name “XP” is short
for “experience”.Windows XP is the successor to bothWindows 2000
Professional and Windows Me, and is the first consumer-oriented
operating system produced by Microsoft to be built on the Windows NT
kernel and architecture.The most common editions of the operating
system are Windows XP Home Edition, which is targeted at home users, and
Windows XP Professional, which offers additional features such as
support for Windows Server domains and two physical processors, and is
targeted at power users.

Windows Vista

Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on
personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops,
Tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22,
2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename “Longhorn.” Development
was completed on November 8, 2006. Windows Vista contains many changes
and new features, including an updated graphical user interface and
visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new
multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and redesigned
networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems.Windows Vista includes
version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, which aims to make it significantly
easier for software developers to write applications than with the
traditional Windows API.

Windows 7

7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the next release of
Microsoft Windows, an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on
personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops,
Tablet PCs, netbooks and media center PCs.Microsoft released beta
version of Windows 7 which gets a very heavy response.Unlike its
predecessor, Windows 7 is intended to be an incremental upgrade to
Vista, with the goal of being fully compatible with device drivers,
applications, and hardware which Windows Vista is already compatible
with.Presentations given by the company in 2008 have focused on
multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a
home networking system called HomeGroup,and performance improvements.
Some applications that have been included with prior releases of
Microsoft Windows, most notably Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo
Gallery, are no longer included with the operating system; they are
instead offered separately (free of charge) as part of the Windows Live
Essentials suite.

Get Full Control Over Copy & Move Operations With Copy Handler

Get Full Control Over Copy & Move Operations With Copy Handler

  • Copy Handler
    makes copy and move operations the way it should have been in Windows.
    Copying and moving multiple files/directories in one go is almost
    impossible in Windows, it is both time consuming and a headache. Suppose
    a situation where you want to copy some files and move the whole
    directory at the same time, and also want the computer to shutdown when
    the operation is complete? Windows cannot do this by default, but with
    Copy Handler it is possible.

benefit of using Copy Handler is that every operation takes place in
the background and can also be paused/resumed, thus not disturbing any
of your active work. When installed, it adds various options to the
right-click context menu by default and sits silently in the system
tray. Double-click the system tray icon to open the main window.

you accidently copied the files to the wrong location, don’t fret.
Click Pause/all button and then select Advanced > Change Location and
it will immediately copy/move the files to the new location.

Right-click the system tray icon and select Options.

you will find loads of settings that can be modified, such as, Thread
for Copy/Move operations, Shell options, Buffer size, and various other

bit of operation is customizable, from custom parameters to file
filtering. This is definitely not a new tool, but the latest beta
release adds some two long standing problems according to the developer –
problem with creating shortcuts with windows explorer and problem with
preserving directory times.

Download Copy Handler

It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS are supported. Enjoy!

Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with XP

So you got your shiny new pre-installed Windows 7 computer over the
holidays, but you want to have trusty XP standing by in a dual boot
setup. Today we’ll walk through creating a new partition in Windows 7
then installing XP on it.

In this process we are going to shrink some free space on the
Windows 7 hard drive to allocate toward a new partition. Make sure to
take a moment and decide how much space to use for the XP partition.
Make sure you have enough space on your hard drive for files you’ll be
adding to each.

Create a New Partition

The first thing we need to do is create a new partition on the
Windows 7 machine. Luckily we can do it without any 3rd party software.
To begin, click on Start and type either partition or disk management into the search box and at the top of the menu click on Create and format hard disk partitions.

The Disk Management window opens, and from here we need to free up
space on the (C:) drive Windows 7 is installed on. Right-click on the
drive and select Shrink Volume.  

A window pops up showing the drive is being queried for available space.


Now enter the amount of space you want to shrink the volume. You’re
shown the total size of the disk and the amount of size that is
available to shrink. In this example we’re freeing up 40GB of space.

After the process completes you’ll see the new Unallocated space. Right-click that and select New Simple Volume.

The New Simple Volume Wizard launches which is a straight forward
process. When you get to the Format Partition section, NTFS is selected
by default as the file system and you can leave that as is. You might
want to rename the Volume label something else like “XP Partition” so
it’s easier to identify when installing XP. Also you’ll probably want
to make sure to check Perform a Quick Format.

After the format is complete you will see the new volume as a healthy partition listed.

Now when you go into My Computer you’ll see the the new disk and
notice that space has been taken away from the (C:) drive Windows 7 is
installed on.

Install XP on the New Partition

Now that you know how to create a new partition on your Windows 7
machine, it’s time to install XP on it. Here we’re installing XP
Professional on the new partition. Boot from the XP installation disk
and start the install process.

When it comes to choosing a partition, make sure you select the one
you created using the steps above. In this example we made a 10GB
partition for the XP install.

If the partition you created was already formatted as NTFS you can
leave it, or you can choose the FAT file system if you want. 

Basically you continue through as if you were doing a clean install on any hard drive.

Create Boot Loader

Once installation of XP is successful you can now go through and
install the latest Microsoft Updates and drivers. You will undoubtedly
notice that the machine is booting directly into XP at this time. This
is due to XP writing it’s bootloader over Windows 7’s. To get both XP
and Windows 7 as an option at the boot screen you can use the free
utility EasyBCD 1.72 or their new 2.0 Beta.


VistaBootPRO 3.3 (free version) will still work too which you can download here. VistaBootPRO is now called DualBootPRO and is no longer free, it’s $9.95 for a single user license.

After getting the bootloader back you should see both XP and Windows 7 as options in the Windows Boot Manager.


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Install Windows 7/Vista From USB Drive [Detailed 100% Working Guide]

This guide works 100% for Vista & Windows 7 unlike most of the
guides out there. I have seen many sites/blogs that have “Install Vista
from USB guide” but either with incomplete steps or not working guide.
I have also seen some guides that don’t’ use proper commands in this
guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100% working

I just did this method on one of my friends machine and installed
the new Windows 7 BETA. The main advantage is that by using USB drive
you will be able to install Windows 7/Vista in just 15 minutes. You can
also use this bootable USB drive on friend’s computer who doesn’t have a DVD optical drive.

The method is very simple and you can use without any hassles.
Needless to say that your motherboard should support USB Boot feature
to make use of the bootable USB drive.


*USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB)

*Windows 7 or Vista installation files.

Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Vista USB drive using which you can install Windows 7/Vista easily.

1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.

2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.

*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.


*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:

First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.

4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.

So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:







(Format process may take few seconds)



Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Next insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the
optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this
guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive
letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it).

6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type  the following command now:

D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.

CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code.


Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message.

8. Copy your Windows 7/Vista DVD contents to the USB flash drive.

9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install
Windows 7/Vista. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the
BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s
just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot
option in the BIOS.

Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means
you haven’t set the BIOS priority to USB. If you got any problem in
following this guide feel free to ask questions by leaving comment.

Update: If you find this guide difficult to follow, please use the easy-to-use guide to create a bootable USB to install Windows 7 using official tool.