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How to Reduce/Change Desktop icon size in Windows 7

Learn how to reduce the size of your Windows desktop icons if the video resolution is already on the highest settings.

Click the blank space of the desktop, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll down using mouse wheel. Scale the desktop icons until they’re fix your size.

Ctrl + Mouse wheel scroll works to zoom in most of the applications (web browser, MS Office, Notepad, Windows Explorer etc.)

Another Method 1:-

Right click on the Windows 7 desktop -> View -> Select Small icons or Medium icons which size you want.

reduce desktop icon size in Windows 7

Also read : How to Rotate Screen in Windows 7 using Shortcut Key

Another Method 2:-
You can also change the windows 7 desktop icon size via registry settings.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"Shell Icon Size"="36"

36 is a default (medium size) value.

How to Rotate Screen in Windows 7 using Shortcut Key

Learn how to rotate Windows 7 screen using keyboard short cut. Rotate option appears in screen resolution dialog box. But this option only works  if it is supported by the installed hardware/drivers. You need to have a monitor that is capable of rotating.

Common shortcut key to rotate Windows 7 screen

Most of the monitors like nVidia, HP laptop uses Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys (up or down arrow) to rotate Windows 7.

  1. If you have ATI Radeon adapter,Install latest version of Catalyst Control Center;
    In the main screen windows click  “Preferences” button.
    Select the first option like “Hotkeys” or similar,
    Double click the items you’d like to activate & assign a hotkey  Ex: CTRL-ALT+Cursor key
    Press OK.

Create own hot key in HP laptops with ATI Radeon HD

Go to Control Panel -> Display -> Screen resolution -> Advanced settings -> AMD VISION Engine Control Center -> Desktops and displays desktop management -> Rotate desktop -> preferences -> hotkeys (manager) and create e ctrl+alt+(arrow key) hotkeys to rotate the Windows 7 display


Windows 10: How to Turn Off Start Menu Blur

Are you annoyed with the blur transparency that windows 10 provides? Sadly there is no customization available.but you can get 100% transparent.

Turn off Windows 10 start menu blur

  1. Click on Windows 10 Start Button
  2. Type “Regedit” and press Enter
  3. Find this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize
  4. Double click the “Enable Transparency”
  5. Change the value to 0 (zero)
  6. Example:-
  7. Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name EnableTransparency -Type DWord -Value 0
  8. Confirm your change.

Thats all.

Also Read : Windows 10 : Settings doesn’t launch, or launches the Store, fix


Windows 10: “GWXUX has stopped working”

When Windows 10 users turn on the Reservation program and try to click something it shows error message like “GWXUX has stopped working”.

Fix 1 : Remove the update

GWXUX.EXE program was installed via Windows Update KB3035583.

Do a System Restore to a time before this error message began appearing.   Then navigate to Control panel -> Uninstall programs and remove the particular update.

Fix 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.

  1. Press the Windows Key.
  2. Press  search bar.
  3. Type “Troubleshooting” without the quotes and Click on Troubleshooting.
  4. Press View All and then click on Windows Update.
  5. If the issue still persist, refer to the below method.

Fix 3: Temporary solution

  1. Right click the Task bar and navigate to Properties.
  2. Click the Customize button in the Taskbar.
  3. When you see windows 10 change it to : hide notifications and icon.

Windows 10 : Settings doesn’t launch, or launches the Store, fix

Fix the issue : Windows 10 does not launch setting or launches store instead.


  1. Download the troubleshooter from this link.
  2. After your click the link, when it prompted, click Run.
  3. If you get a security prompt, choose Yes.
  4. The troubleshooter should run.

From the Start menu, search for Settings and open Settings app.

Some Windows 10 users said “Troubleshooter says “troubleshooter can’t detect the issue””. But we still can’t find solution for this problem.

How to fix : Windows 10 “GWXUX.exe” Application Error

When users try to click “Get Windows 10” icon in the task bar or Right click -> “Check your update status”, they getting the following error

“GWXU.exe – Application error. The instruction at 0x8080771c referenced memory at 0x8080771c. The memory could not be written. Click on OK to terminate the program.”

GWXUX.exe - Application Error

Solution :-

When this error occur,reinstallation or repair installation is the best way to fix the issue.NBut try to repair file and check if this helps.

  1. Launch the start page and type “cmd”.
  2. Right click the command prompt and choose “Run as administrator”.
  3. Type the following commands and press Enter after each command.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

After you run these commands, restart computer and try the update again.

Also Read : Fixed : Windows 10 Failed to install Error Code 80240020

Fixed : Windows 10 Failed to install Error Code 80240020

After installing Windows 10 upgrade, control panel update history shows some files installation failed. What this error means? Is my Windows 10 installation process is unfinished or files corrupted?
Windows 10 failed to install error Code 80240020

Simple solution:- 

  1. Navigate to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete everything in that folder.
  2. windows 10 software distribution download
  3. Run Command prompt as an administrator and type “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“.
  4. Navigate to Control Panel -> Windows Update. Windows 10 should start re-downloading  files from scratch.

If this solution solve your “Windows 10 upgrade install Error Code 80240020”, inform us using comment form.

How to disable “Firewall stealth mode” on Windows Server 2008

Windows 2008 R2 uses firewall stealth mode by default. Stealth mode reject pings and hide your computer from other machines.

Find each of the following keys in registry.


Edit or add the following value: DisableStealthMode(DataType: REG_DWORD) &  set it to 0x00000001


How to Connect / Pair a Bluetooth Device with Windows PC

Learn how to connect your Bluetooth wireless phone with laptop, so that you can send and receive files.

How to connect bluetooth headset to pc (Windows 8/7)

  1. Set your Bluetooth headset into pairing mode.
  2. On your computer, go to Start -> Control panel -> Devices & Printers.
  3. Select Add a Device. Add a Device window will appears, search and find tour device.
  4. When headset appears, select it and click Next.
  5. if promotes enter passkey like 0000 and select Next.
  6. Click close.

How to pair a Bluetooth device with PC

Connecting your bluetooth wireless phone with windows laptop is called pairing. Here i am using blackberry curve to show how it works.

You can do this thing with any Bluetooth enabled headset, also the menu options slightly depend on mobiles.

Step 1: Ensure Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone. For Blackberry mobiles, select “Setup Bluetooth” app from the mail screen. Then select “Enable Bluetooth” after clicking menu button.

Step 2: I think you laptop comes with Build-in bluetooth adapter ( Or you can get the external Bluetooth adapter like this one, then plug into one computer USB port.

Step 3: Next setup Windows computer to allow Bluetooth connection. If your laptop comes wit Bluetooth, you can see a Bluetooth icon in Control Panel (Start button -> Control Panel).

Start -> Control Panel

Step 4: Double Click the Bluetooth icon. It will popup a Bluetooth dialog box. Select the option tab and make sure click the check boxes.

  • “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer”
  • “Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer”

Bluetooth devices

Step 5: Next select the Devices tab and press the “Add” button.  This will launch “Add Bluetooth Device wizard”. After verifying, your headset is setup and ready to found.

Add Bluetooth devices wizard

Step 6: Select your Bluetooth device and press Next to setup password.

Add your own custom password or allow Windows to select one for you.  Press Next and enter password in your mobile.

After you entered password in your mobile, Windows will finish the pairing process and your smartphone will be connected to PC.

If you want to send file from your computer to phone, right click the file and select “Send by Bluetooth to” option.  Then choose your phone as a recipient.