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Windows 7

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Windows 7 from the Javelin technical team

How To Find Your Computer Name

How to Find Your Computer Name in Windows

Did you know that your computer has a name? If you were unaware of this detail, now is the time…

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New Windows User Account

SOLIDWORKS System Problem? Try creating a new Windows User Account

You are likely reading this blog article because of inexplicable problems with SOLIDWORKS performance or stability.  Nothing else you have…

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Showing the Descriptions of SOLIDWORKS files in Windows Explorer [VIDEO]

If you are using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, one very nice feature is that the vault view can be customized to display…

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Windows Aero Themes and SolidWorks Performance

Starting with the release of Windows Vista and continuing with Windows 7, Microsoft has included Aero themes with the several…

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Windows Start Short Cut key

One of my favorite features in Windows 7 is the ability to find files, launch programs and access Windows tools from…

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Restoring SOLIDWORKS File Associations in Windows

When you double-click SOLIDWORKS files within Windows Explorer do they open up in a new, separate instance of SOLIDWORKS? If they do,…

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SolidWorks and Windows 7 x64

You may have noticed that Windows 7 x64 is now the recommended operating system for SolidWorks 2010 and 2011 (http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html). …

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A Note of Caution: SolidWorks and Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1 was recently released by Microsoft. If you consider upgrading your machine in the next couple of months,…

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Step it up a notch – Use the Resource Monitor in Windows 7

Typical computer power users, including us gaming geeks, CAD engineers/designers, and the like, need to know what is happening when…

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