Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’


We’ve seen several offerings for Mac-based AirPrint support for non-AirPrint blessed printers, but now it’s time for iOS Windows users to get in on the wireless printing action. AirPrint activator is a simple one-click solution, which installs a small AirPrint.exe utility enabling iOS 4.2.1 to print to any shared printer connected to your Windows PC. The free program supports both 32bit and 64bit systems, and all you have to do is make sure AirPrint.exe can get through your firewall, as long as you trust it of course.

Head on over Macerkopf.de for the full instructions (machine translation from German),
or download and get your Windows-based AirPrint.


With the powerful and free disk cleaning up software such as CCleaner, hardly anyone really uses the Windows Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files anymore. You can run Disk Cleaner by clicking the Start button, Go to All Programs, Accessories, System Tools and click the Disk Cleanup shortcut. By default it is able to clean Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Offline Webpages, Recycle Bin, Setup Log Files, Temporary Files, Thumbnails, Per user archived Windows Error Reporting File, Per user queued Windows Error Reporting Files and System queued Windows Error Reporting Files.

There is a trick on how you can add 10 more extra items to the disk cleanup making it a total of 20 items. The extra 10 items are Temporary Setup Files, Debug Dump Files, Old Chkdsk files, Previous Windows installation(s), System error memory dump files, System error minidump files, Temporary Windows installation files, Files discarded by Windows upgrade, System archived Windows Error Reporting Files and Windows upgrade log files.

You will need to run command prompt as Administrator, and then type the following command:

%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

Disk Cleanup Settings will then appear with 20 items in total for you to clean up. Just select the items that you would like Disk Cleanup to automatically clean up and click the OK button. This works with Windows XP as well but it only adds 3 more extra items making it a total of 15 items.


If your Windows 7 computer seems to shut down slowly or start up slowly, or if it doesn’t enter power-saving modes, it’s possible that a program or device driver is interfering with Windows power settings. You can use Performance Information and Tools to try to detect these programs or device drivers.
To check for performance issues, go to Control Panel and open Performance Information and Tools. Now, in the left pane, click Advanced tools.

In Advanced Tools, under Performance issues, click any issues that are listed. Read the information in the dialog box that appears to learn which programs or drivers are causing problems.

If a program or driver prevents your computer from turning on quickly. You can try the following tasks to fix the problem:

•Manage the programs that run at startup: Some programs start automatically when you start Windows. Too many of these programs opening at the same time can slow down your computer. To disable these programs from startup and improve performance, use Windows Defender or run MSCONFIG from start menu.
•Check with the manufacturer of the program or driver for an update. A newer version of the program might include a resolution to the problem.
If a program or driver prevents your computer from turning off quickly. You can try the following tasks to fix the problem:

•Close the program before shutting down: It’s possible that the problem occurs only if the program is running. Try closing the program before shutting down Windows, and then see if your computer turns off properly.
•Check with the manufacturer of the program or driver for an update. A newer version of the program might include a resolution to the problem.

If these options don’t solve the problem, then the program or driver might be incompatible with Windows. If you installed the program or device yourself and you no longer use it, consider removing the device, or uninstalling the program or driver.