Windows 7 sometimes breaks FTP connections on Java 7 if firewall is enabled.
netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFTP disable
usually fixes the problem.
Windows 7: Emulate CD/DVD Media on your machine.
I have been happy with Virtual CloneDrive for quite a while now. Today I stumbled upon a .NRG image that it won't mount as a drive and I wanted to have that image in a more popular format.
After some hunting, I decided to go for Daemon Tools, as they offer a free-for-personal-no-comercial license for their lite version of the product.
Here’s what you do to enable automatic log on to your Windows 7 user account
Hit WindowsKey+R and execute
On the dialog that opens, click on the username that you wish to enable automatic log on and uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox.
When you click OK, Windows will ask the password for that user.
Type it twice to confirm and hit Ok.
From now on, the user account you selected will be automatically logged on when booting.