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Analyse Hard Drive Activity in Windows 7

Posted by Elon B. on May 30, 2012

Does your hard drive seem to be working flat out for no reason. Here’s how to find out What’s running ?

1. Press Ctrl/Shift/Esc to open Task Manager,
2. Click the “Performance” tab.
3. Click the “Resource Monitor…” button
4. In Resource Montior, click the “Disk” tab.
5. In the “Processes with Disk Activity” pane, click the “Total (B/sec)” column to sort by total disk activity.

…the process with the highest B/sec is probably the culprit.


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Useful Windows Short Cuts

Posted by Elon B. on May 13, 2012

Ctrl-Shift-Esc.        Brings up Task Manager


Alt+Enter               View properties for the selected item

Alt+Esc                   Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened

Alt+F4                    Close the active item or quit the active program

Alt+ Spacebar       Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Alt+Tab                 Switch between the open items

Shift+Delete           Delete the selected item permanently  without placing the item in the recycle bin

Shift+F10  (Same as RightClick)         Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Windows key                        Displays the start menu

Windows key + D                 Minimizes all windows and display Desktop

Windows key + D                 (again) Opens all windows up again

Windows key + E                  Opens a new Explorer window

Windows key + F                  Displays the Find all files box

Windows key + L                  Locks your computer

Windows key + R                 Displays the Run command box

Windows key + F1               Displays the Windows Help menu

Windows key + Pause         Displays the System Properties dialogue box

Windows key + Tab             Cycles through the buttons on the task bar

Windows key + M                        Minimize all (just like Win+D)
Shift + Windows Key +M         Undo Minimize all

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