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Change Default Programs in Windows 7

You can change the default programs used to open files on your computer in Windows 7. Typically, you will never need to change default programs, but there will be times when a program overtakes the default application, or if you …

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Windows 7 Resource Monitor

The Windows 7 Resource Monitor is a graphical representation of what is going on with the major components of your computer, such as the CPU, memory, hard drive and network. This tool is especially useful in tracking down programs and …

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Reset Windows 7 Password

You can reset your Windows 7 password using the password reset disk. A password reset disk is a utility that allows a user with an Administrator’s account to create a reset option using removable media such as a flash drive …

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Re-size and Pin Icons in Windows 7

Desktop icons can either be a blessing or a curse to computer users. If your desktop is a kaleidoscope of coloful shotcuts, you certainly have issues controlling your icons. Remember, you are the boss of icons, not the other way …

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View System Information in Windows 7

You can easily view system information in Windows 7, such as Hardware Resources, Components and Software Environment. This is particularly valuable for technicians to track down conflicts or other valuable information about your PC. You can access this area in …

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How To Set Default Programs in Windows 7 Using File Association

You can change the default programs in any Operating System. This is also called File Association. If you have a .mpg file, for instance, it can be opened by a number of programs including Windows Media Player and Quicktime. Invariably, …

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Run Windows XP in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

What do you do when you install your new copy of Windows 7 and realize your CPU isn’t capable of running the new XP Mode virtual machine? You run Sun’s VirtualBox, or course. VirtualBox is probably the simplest way to …

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How To Make A Windows 7 Recovery Boot Disk

Do you need to make a Windows 7 recovery boot disk? Yes. It is essential for techs and end-users to have access to Windows 7 recovery options if it fails to boot. While most techs will have a full install …

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Clean Install using Windows 7 Upgrade Disk

Many people prefer to do a clean install of an Operating System. To do this on a new PC, you would have to buy the full version of Windows 7. However, if you already have an up-gradable version of Windows …

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Windows 7 Upgrade Issues

Windows 7 is here and millions are rushing to upgrade their PCs either because they have been running Windows XP for the past several years or they have not been happy with Windows Vista. Some simply want to experience the …

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Before Upgrading Your OS Run The Windows 7 Compatibility Checker

On October 22, 2009 Microsoft will be releasing their latest version of the Windows Operating System. Windows 7 promises to be everything Vista was supposed to and is also touted as being extremely optimized and able to run as quickly …

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