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This section has been setup specifically to list Windows 7 utilities.


See Below  WINDOWS 7 TOOLS  See Below


Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser




Windows XP or Later

Windows 7

Upgrade Adviser

  Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC's system, programs and devices to check if it's able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on your upgrade options to
Windows 7.


Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Toolkit




Windows 2000 or Later

Windows 7

Compatibility Toolkit

  The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing.


Microsoft Windows 7 Virtual PC (Beta)




Windows 7 Professional & Ultimate Only

Windows 7

Virtual PC

  Windows Virtual PC provides the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop.

Windows Virtual PC requires a CPU with the Intel™ Virtualization Technology or AMD-V® feature turned on. This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.

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Microsoft Windows 7 XP Mode (Beta)


Windows 7 Professional & Ultimate Only

Windows 7

XP Mode

  Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC. It utilizes virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows XP environment for Windows 7.

Windows XP Mode provides a 32-bit Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) environment pre-loaded on a virtual hard disk. Client virtualization software, like Windows Virtual PC is a pre-requisite to use Windows XP Mode.

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Logon Studio




Windows 7


Windows 7 Tweaks

  LogonStudio is a free program that allows users to change their Windows 7 (Vista and XP) logon screens. It comes with several logon screens to choose from, along with thousands that are available online from Web sites such as

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Logon Background Changer




Windows 7

Logon Background Changer

Windows 7 Tweaks

  Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as "welcome screen" or "login screen").

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EnhanceMySe7en Free






Windows 7


Windows 7 Maintenance

  Everything needed for maintaining Windows 7 in perfect condition. This program offers tools that take care of the registry, disk space and its defragmentation, installed software, HDD temperature and all sorts of things related to system health. There are many other options to help boost your system's performance.

With a clean and simple interface it brings you an all-in-one set of powerful and neatly classified tools, settings and tweaks.

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Microsoft DreamScene Activator










Windows 7


Video Enabled Desktop

  This utility allows you to set a video as a desktop wallpaper. DreamScene Activator works for both 32 & 64 bit versions of Windows 7.

You can use either MPG or WMV files as a desktop wallpaper.

This utility must be run with Administrator rights, so right-click on the application icon and select 'Run as administrator' to start.


Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool










Windows 7

New ApplicationMicrosoft
Windows 7

ISO Install from USB Stick

  This utility allows you to take a Windows 7 installation ISO and create a bootable USB memory stick from it.

Bootable media allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer's BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or DVD when you turn on your computer.

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