Windows 7

Windows 7 Tips and Windows 7 Tutorials to help improve your computing experience.

Changing Logon Screen For Windows 7

With Windows 8 now officially on the store shelves and a plethora of articles, walkthroughs, and reviews have hit the Internet by storm, I’m going to backtrack just a bit for those of us who haven’t made the leap.  There …

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Show Computer Icon On Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 7 is a fast and clean Operating System–too clean some power users might say. You may want to show the Computer icon on your Windows 7 Desktop as it was in previous version of Windows. Showing the Computer icon …

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Perform A Windows 7 Repair Install

Most people do not even think that this is possible in Windows 7 and went out the door with XP.  While this is not the entire truth, not all situations will allow for a Repair Install on a Windows 7 …

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Three Ways to Repair Windows Without Reinstalling

Having to deal with a computer that crashes is bad enough, but having to reinstall Windows is a hassle for most people. In a lot of cases, users may not even have an installation DVD or recovery disk to perform …

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How To Find And Stop A Memory Leak In Windows

Does your computer run fast in the morning and then gradually slow to a crawl in the afternoon? If so, your computer might be suffering from a memory leak. A memory leak is caused when a program uses memory temporarily …

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View Windows 7 Reliability Reports

View Your Windows 7 Reliability Report

If you’ve ever wondered about the reliability of your computer, you can get a visual report of how things are going under the hood by using the Reliability Monitor. This tool is a great resource for advanced users to track …

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Change Virtual Memory Size in Windows 7

Windows 7 is an efficient Operating System and requires very little tweaking to make it run faster out of the box. One tweak, however, might help speed up your system during normal operation. Windows uses allocated space on your hard …

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What To Do When Windows 7 Is Slow

Windows 7 is slow. Not initially, but just like all versions of Windows, your computer will eventually experience performance issues. Windows 7 seems to handle slow-downs much better than previous versions, but they do occur. Fortunately, Windows has a way …

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Windows 7 Is Stuck In Safe Mode

There can be several reasons why you boot your computer and Windows 7 is stuck in Safe Mode. The majority of the time the cause will be something such as a faulty driver or a corrupt file. Running the start-up …

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Create A System Image In Windows 7

You can create a system image in Windows 7 to quickly restore your PC to the condition it was when you created the image. Those that have a computer from a major brand such as Dell, HP or Acer are …

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Screen Display Is Upside Down Fix In Windows

If your screen display is upside down, you are either the recipient of a prank or have accidentally performed a keystroke that has rotated your display. Not all versions of Windows are capable of performing a screen rotation by default, …

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Windows 7 Performance Monitor

Windows 7 Performance Monitor

The Windows 7 Performance Monitor is a utility that provides a system health check for your PC. This report could reveal potential problems with your computer you didn’t know existed, and provides detailed information about the hardware and software resources …

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Schedule SyncToy in Windows 7 To Automatically Sync Folders

This tutorial will explain how to schedule Sync Toy in Windows 7. SyncToy 2.1 is the latest version of Microsoft’s file synchronization software. While some prefer to use RoboCopy, SyncToy has a simple and easy to configure interface that is perfect for home …

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Connect To Windows 7 Homegroup Troubleshooting Errors

Occasionally, you Can’t Connect To Windows 7 Homegroup and share files with other PCs. A Homegroup is a Windows 7 network scheme that helps users running the Windows 7 Operating System easily connect to each other and share pictures, videos, …

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How To Recover Deleted Files In Windows 7

You can easily recover deleted files in Windows 7 using the Previous Version tool. If you had been working on a document and deleted it by mistake, or if you had changed a document and accidentally saved over it, you …

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Dealing With PC Driver Problems

Computer errors can be divided into two categories: hardware errors and software errors. In most cases, software errors such as driver errors can be easily prevented by performing regular maintenance tasks. Performing driver maintenance tasks such as updating device drivers …

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How To Uninstall Windows Update Instructions

It may occasionally become necessary to uninstall Windows update. You should always download and install Windows Updates. In fact, we recommend automating the process so you never have to think about it ever again. If, however, an update has recently …

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No Sound On Computer

No sound on computer? This problem can be caused by a hardware malfunction, a software update or a simple misconfiguration. No sound on computer can be fixed by troubleshooting several things in Windows 7. You want to start with the …

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Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 has a lot of great options to make it your own. Theme packs are one of them. A theme pack is a collection of images that can remain static as your desktop background or function as a sideshow …

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Add Toolbars To Taskbar

Adding a toolbar to your taskbar is nothing new in Windows, but it is a simple tip that can save you time accessing important data on your computer. Why would you want a toolbar on your taskbar? If you access …

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Check Your Hard Drive For Errors

Windows scandisk and chkdisk utilities have been around for many years to help you check your hard drive for errors. The purpose of these Windows tools are to check your hard drive for file system errors, and they can also …

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Learn How To Change Or Turn Off UAC In Windows 7

UAC Turn Off Setting User Account Control Pop-Up In Windows

You can turn off UAC (user Account Control) pop-ups in a few simple steps in Windows. User Account Control (UAC) was one of most disrupting new security services added to Windows Vista. It annoyed people so much, most downgraded to …

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Schedule Disk Defragmenter

Disk Defragmenter is a vital part of normal PC maintenance. It is a utility that rearranges the bits of data strewn about your hard drive and reorganizes it so your hard drive doesn’t have to work as hard to get …

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Hide Files and Folders In Windows 7

You can hide files and folders in Windows 7 so they are not easily viewable by snoops or family and friends. This is a great way to conceal notes, passwords and other things you do not want out in the …

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32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows

Should I install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7? You probably already realized your Windows 7 DVD has both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows to choose from. In order to decide which you should install, we …

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Enter GodMode In Windows 7

GodMode is not a new discovery. It’s been a Windows 7 hack since the Operating System’s release. But we felt it was import to remind people it was available–especially technicians and power users who like to have all of Windows …

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Five Windows 7 Gadgets For Geeks

Desktop Gadgets have been around since the days of Windows Vista. Most people don’t even know what they are, and some that do probably find them annoying or a nuisance. There are several installed by default. But what a lot …

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Control Windows 7 With An iPad

You can control Windows 7 with an iPad using a Remote Desktop App you can download for free through the iTunes store. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) has been around for years and allows users to access a PC from …

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Setup Parental Controls In Windows 7

If you’re concerned about online safety for your child, you’ll want to take a moment and setup parental controls in Windows 7. The Internet has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, there is no regulation on …

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Disable Require Password After Waking

It’s possible to disable the requirement for a password after you wake your computer. Windows 7 will make you secure whether you want to be or not. But you can disable require a password after waking from sleep mode with …

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