How To Take A Screenshot Of Your Log On Screen

It is the handy little program Win 7_Login_Screen_Camera. Only 473 KB in size.

I wasn’t looking for this program –per-say- searching a long list of freeware products on the
, when it appeared in the list, I was immediately attracted to it and knew I had to give it a try.

mylogonscreen Click screenshot for larger view.

Taking a screenshot of my log on screen wasn’t something I had to do or die. I thought it would be fun,
and a way to show off my genuine customized log on tweak.

So I downloaded the portable version

HowToSnapLogOn of Win 7_Login_Camera_Installer.exe

How It Works:

It replaces the Utilman.exe that resides in the
%/Windows/system32 folder. Fear not, as you can see in the
screenshot you can remove the modification at any time
with the remove button.

So anyway, once the modification is complete, reboot your computer and when at the log on screen,
click on the “Ease of Access” button at the lower left corner, the Win 7_Login_Screen_Camera
will pop up and ask you to take the screenshot. After doing so, you will be given the option to
save the .bmp to anywhere you like.

Win 7_Login_Screen_Camera worked on my system (Windows 7 Pro 32bit) without any trouble and when I removed the modification, Utilman.exe reverted back to its original state.

If you want to take a screenshot of your log on screen, head over to here to the program.
Or you can try this direct download link .

Have Fun!

NOTE: Win 7_Login_Camera_Installer.exe isn’t malware and is free from any other unwanted content.

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Wintrol Update


It has been known for some time now, Wintrol didn’t work
with Windows 7 as well as it does with Windows XP.

Hold on to your hat’s.
Wintrol is being updated.

All of Wintrol’s execution buttons are expected to
work on Windows 7.

However, as much as it is desired, Wintrol
will not work with Windows 8 entirely.
The underlying issue here is due to the fact there is no
Windows 8 “OS” available here, so as to build Wintrol.

Stayed Tuned.

Wintrol is being updated for Windows 7.

Wintrol | Computer Utility | Windows Control Panel


The Truth about WinMetro by IOBit

Bring Windows 8 Metro UI to Your Desktop

WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced
Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
It offers an easy solution for old versions of Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs, it turns your desktop into an informative and productive work station.
It also offers the option to boot to Metro Start Screen directly.

WinMetro V1.0 | / 7.38 MB
Supports Windows XP/Vista/7

I asked myself, why would I want this metro user interface (UI) to run on my Windows seven operating system (OS). With all the trash talk about Windows eight being UN-user friendly,
is this free software worth my time and how can it benefit me.
As long as it doesn’t harm my system, I said, what the heck at least I’ll give it try.
Since it is a product of IOBit.com, I trusted the program and installed it on my computer.
WinMetro didn’t harm my system.

Immediately after running WinMetro, I thought, “this is cool”, I’m getting a small experience of the real Windows 8 “OS”. I began to rummage through its settings -easy enough to understand- and then I began clicking tabs. My first tab I clicked on was the weather tab, the loading indicator began to rotate, I waiting for 10 minutes, I got nothing. I cancelled the effort to set my weather location.
Next, I click the twitter tab, a new full screen window revealed itself with the log-on interface to twitter. I usually copy and paste all of my user information and password in all text fields,
I couldn’t do that here. So, I manually input my information, logged on
and twitter opened my account. What I could do there was extremely limited,
I knew immediately this wasn’t a browser, so I wouldn’t be able to do
the things you can do what a browser has to offer.

Clicking the Facebook tab did nothing, a complete blank screen.
The SkyDrive, Bing, and the maps tab resulted in limited activity.
The Internet Explorer tab opened my default browser, in this case, Firefox.
The calendar, market place, news feed, sports, photo’s and desktop tab worked flawlessly.

The program’s tab loaded all of my installed software program’s and executing them,
worked just as they were intended.

After completing the review of the tabs, I began to think of what I would like WinMetro to have that it doesn’t possess. I noticed the big word START, I thought, “I want to get rid of it”.
I went searching for any .ini file that I might be able to edit manually.
I found none. The only .ini file is for settings and the weather tab (app).
Having the ability to cut, and or replace the word start would be a welcomed feature for this free product. And being able to add tabs and or remove tabs.

WinMetro does display the user name and the option to access the current user account, as well as being able to shutdown, restart, etc. your computer. And if you are running a low screen resolution, WinMetro will advise you to run a higher resolution for better results.

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Another feature I like about WinMetro is you can search your computer for stored files, photo’s, video, etc.,… (see screenshot)

All in all if you want to have a Windows 8 like experience
on your Windows 7 machine without this little piece of software
burying it self deep into your “OS”,
then WinMetro is what you want.

Provided is a direct download link or you can visit IOBit
web site for more information.

Please feel free to comment and let me know if you have a different experience with this application.

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WinMetro | Metro UI | Metro Store


How to change your Windows 7 theme.

I’m not one who chooses to brag -but- when it comes to my computer I’ll make an exception. Over the years I have found pleasure in changing the way my “OS” looks. Going through many themes and styles, I just couldn’t find one that I liked -until- now.
I thought I would be satisfied with a “Star Trek” style and others, I thought Rainmeter would help, I just couldn’t settle. The screenshot below are of what my style looks like. I know I showed previous looks before -but- this time this style is for keeps.

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How did I make it possible to change the way “Microsoft” intended its operating systems
(“OS”) to look like? One word, “Freeware”.
Lets not forget the freeware developer’s that produced the software to make it possible to alter the windows style and or theme. Without their ingenuity and hard work, we -the public- wouldn’t have this technology at our finger tips. Yes there is a risk downloading and installing freeware onto your computer, this is why its necessary to research the product before you do so.
Have an active anti-virus program running -not to mention- learn all you can about the software
before you download.

If you haven’t done so already you’ll need the “Universal Theme Patcher”. All links to web sites and freeware are at the end of this article!

Now you’ll want to get the same visual style I am using I downloaded from 7themes.su -or another- I found the web site through deviantART.
(be careful at deviantART they are known to have malware from some sources) there is only one drawback with 7themes.su, the language is Russian -not to say Russian is bad-. You may ().
And if that site doesn’t suit you, there are other web sites too download a new visual style. Not knowing how to read or speak Russian, I managed to find the download link for the style I now have.
7themes.su is a pretty good web site -but- downloading from there is a bit ridiculous.
The visual style (Jarvis) download comes as a .rar file, if you don’t want it, then you can download my .zip file (Jarvis Style). Link below.

The self extracting Jarvis.exe file is the first one you’ll want to execute. After doing so, select all fonts that are in the font folder, right click and choose install, now go to “Personalize”, right click any where on desktop, choose personalize, scroll down to “Installed Themes”, click with mouse,
-wait- the style should be visible now. Your start orb may not have been changed however. If you want to change it to the Jarvis style or any other you’ll have to get the freeware program Windows 7 Start Button Changer. This small but effective program can be found at doors2windows web site. Link below.
Once Start Orb Changer.exe is running, follow directions, its that easy. You can always restore.

Ever wanted to change the blur effect in “Aero” then Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker is what you want. See below for link.
http://www.doors2windows has a wide variety of free programs and “How to’s”
you might find handy for your “OS”.

Maybe you want the Rainmeter skin I created that fits the windows style, its available. Link below.
Wallpaper included.

Blue World 3rd Rock Screenshot

Ever been watching a movie or TV show and noticed when they show a computer system and it doesn’t look like the traditional “OS”?
This article may explain why!

All Links:

UXTheme Patcher learn more here. Use this to download direct.


If this link doesn’t work, type in 7themes.su in the address bar and continue.

My Download Link for

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After changing my start orb AVG anti-virus warned me that a file named expstart.exe
(general detection exception) needed to be removed from the folder C:/Windows,
I allowed it to remain. I ran a check on the AVG web site and it yielded no results.
You may have better success with Identifying the file.


After further study and review I have to warn you, doors2windows has broken software programs
and they can cause harm to your computer. Please use at your own risk.
You’ve been warned.


Rainmeter Skin:

Blue World 3rd Rock Screenshot

If you would like to browse other Rainmeter Skins try this site.

Why did I provide this article, because I can.

Please feel free to comment and correct me if you find any thing I may have left out and or I’m mistaken.
And please share this article on your facebook page. I’m working hard to get more followers, thank you.

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My GodMode

 Having trouble working with the operating system (“OS”) Windows 7?GodMode

Your God Mode just maybe the fix? Kidding aside, no its My GodMode.

To enter “GodMode,” one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following: GodMode. {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Once that is done, the folder’s icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I’m not sure it’s my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.

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Or you can install,

MyGodMode 1.2
Free system management utility
Unlock all Windows’ customization tweaks
Access all 260+ Windows’ system management functions from a single, convenient place.

To learn more about GodMode go here.

This software package contains automatic installer/uninstaller showing optional third party sponsored offers; if you prefer, MyGodMode free system management utility is also available with no third party bundle: MyGodMode (plain)

The application is Open Source (LGPLv3) free system management utility, fully compatible with all Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1 systems (32 and 64 bit).