Enable or Disable the Default games in Windows 7

In windows 7 and vista there are cool games. When I first installed windows 7 the games were disabled somehow. But later I figured out how to enable or disable those default games preinstalled in windows 7. I am going to share how you can disable or enable all the default games(Chess, FreeCell, Hearts, Minesweeper etc). Disabling the games can help if someone is always playing those games on your pc and you don?t want them to play it and you can always enable them later.

Here is what you need to do.

Step 1

Open the control panel.

Go to start>control panel

Step 2

If the control panel items are in category view then click the Programs and then Programs and Features.

If the control panel items are in large icons view or small icons view then click the Programs and Features.

programs and features icon

Step 3

In the programs and features window click Turn Windows features on or off.


Step 4

In the windows features window check mark on the Games. If you expand the games by clicking the small plus sign at the left you can enable or disable individual games.

windows features

Hiding system reserved disk partition in windows 7

When you install windows 7 in freshly formatted disk drive the windows by default creates the extra partition named system reserved partition for the better performance. By default the partition is hidden and does not show in my computer window. But in case if you have that partition showing in your my computer windows you can hide it anyways using disk management.

Here is what you do to hide the system reserved partition in windows 7.

  1. Type diskmgmt.msc
  2. Right click system reserved partition
  3. Click change drive letters and paths..
  4. Remove the drive letter
  5. Ignore the warning and Accept

This should help you to get rid of the system reserved partition that has been bothering you.Smile

Best programs for Creating mounting or burning iso files in windows 7

In windows 7 the older version of nero does not work. I was very fond of nero cause it was all in one package when I had XP installed. But since I switched to windows 7 I had problem. I didn?t have the newer release of nero so that when I realized that I should get another program that was free and helped.

I would like to share some of the programs that I use in windows 7 .

1. For Data burning


Nero is the best tool for data burning on cd and dvd. Nero has been generous enough to provide the free version of it since the version 9. It has very less features to that of the full paid version but should be handy burning or copying cd. It is also able to create the image file but it only gives the freedom of creating the .nrg extension image.

2. Creating ISO images

Free DVD ISO Maker 1.2

This is simple easy to easy software from minidvdsoft that I used to create iso images and best of all it is free. There are other cool software’s that are provided which are handy. I haven?t got to use all of them because I didn?t needed it. Here are the list of other free software from minidvdsoft.

  • 3. Mounting Image files

    Virtual Clone Drive

    The last thing I needed was a program to mount the image files. I came of with virtual clone drive when the alcohol didn?t work in windows 7. This to is a small simple program that allows you to create multiple virtual cd/dvd drive. I also found that it was able to mount the other format image files like .nrg. Though its doesn?t show at the mount options you can select show all files and can even mount the .nrg files.

    And there you have it all the necessary software to mount, burn, rip or create images files. And all are free Smile.