Windows 7 Build 6801: Tips, tricks guide tutorial

The purpose of this guide is to offer insight into some of the cool new features in Windows 7 build 6801 and also to provide workarounds for some of the minor issues we encountered while using this build. Open a folder in a new process:By default, Windows Explorer opens all folders within one process. You […]

The purpose of this guide is to offer insight into some of the cool new features in Windows 7 build 6801 and also to provide workarounds for some of the minor issues we encountered while using this build.

Open a folder in a new process:By default, Windows Explorer opens all folders within one process. You can change this through the Folder Options dialog, however this will cause all folders to open within new processes. With Windows Explorer in Windows 7, you can selectively open folders in a new process by using the context menu.

  1. Right click on the folder you wish to open while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard.
  2. Select “Open in New Process”

Run as another user: In Windows Vista, while you were given the ability to run a program as an Administrator, you had to use the command line to run programs as another user (or otherwise specify that you wished to do so using the properties dialog for that shortcut/program). In Windows 7, you can now perform both actions: Run as an Administrator, or Run as another user.

  1. Right click on the shortcut or executable you wish to run while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard.
  2. Select “Run as another user”.

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