Tweaking Windows 7 has been updated.
It’s been over 3 years since the first version of this particular guide.
I figured it was time I got off my lazy ass and update it.
I hope you enjoy it!
***Important Note – If you’ve purchased the Tweak Guide in the past, please contact me for your free update. Please include the Name /email info you order it with.
FYI – Up next is a complete revision of all the freeware guides and a Windows 8 edition of same.
All you folks that haven’t upgraded Internet Explorer 6-8 have a Security Update for Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-008 – Critical
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows servers. Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are not affected.
Today, we are providing Advance Notification to customers that at approximately 10 a.m. PST on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will release an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220
Updates for all supported Microsoft operating systems and some Office products.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2013
The usual Geek news sites today have featured a blog post entitled, “Why was Pinball removed from Windows Vista?”
The post is interesting but that ain’t why I’ve posted this.
Like many others I’ve been using the original XP pinball game in 64-bit Windows since Vista came out without a single issue.
“Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.”
Download & Info
Microsoft has made a big to-do about the ability to pin sites in Windows 7 and Windows 8 using Internet Explorer.
I’m going to cover a little about it and how to fix a few problems.
Updates available for XP, 2K3, Vista, 2K8, Seven, Eight, 2K12, Windows RT, Office 2k3-2K10, Office Compatibility Packs, Word Viewer.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2012
Updates available for XP, 2K3, Vista, 2K8, Seven, Eight, 2K12, Visual Studio.
Most of these are Compatibility Updates:
A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.
This article covers creating an all-in-one Windows recovery flash drive.
This is the one I use. I often carry it with me.
-XP, 2K3, Vista, 2K8, Seven, Eight, 2K12
– Microsoft Office 2003-2010, Excel Viewer, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
For the beta-testing types out there, Microsoft has an Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7.
Updates available for XP, 2K3, Vista, 2K8, and 7.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2012