Tag Archives | Windows 7 User Guide

Windows 7 Remote Tools: Remote Desktop Connection

With computers as inexpensive as they are these days, it’s not uncommon for one person to have several of them – this is true in my case, at any rate.…

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Windows 7 ReadyBoost: What is it, How to use it and Does it work?

What is ReadyBoost? A feature first introduced in Windows Vista, ReadyBoost is a way to use most kinds of flash memory (USB drive, SD Card, Compact Flash) to help speed up your…

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Windows 7 Guides: Using ‘Play To’ in WMP 12

Back in September, I wrote an article entitled Windows 7 Guides: Windows Media Player 12 which covered the basics of the new interface and a few player options. This time around…

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1 day left to Win the Windows 7 Power Users Guide in Paperback

Windows7News is offering you an exclusive chance to win a free copy of the Windows 7 Power Users Guide in paperback.  This new book is a follow-on from the “Windows…

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Windows 7 Guides: Managing Windows 7 Themes (Part 2)

In the first installment of this article we showed how to customize and select Windows-installed themes, but aside from user-customized windows 7 themes and themes downloaded from the Microsoft website,…

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Windows 7 Guides: Windows Experience Index

One small, but surprisingly useful invention that made its debut in Windows Vista and is continuing to make its mark on Windows 7 is the Windows Experience Index (WEI). This…

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How To Create A Partition In Windows 7

Similarly to Windows Vista, Windows 7 has a built in utility to partition a hard drive. Many people like to partition their hard drive for multiple reasons. To boot from…

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Windows 7 Guides: Managing Windows 7 Themes (Part 1)

In previous versions of Windows, we were required to download all kinds of third party software to customize the way Windows looks. In Windows 7, we are introduced toWindows Themes.…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 3

In this part we’ll explain how to open another window of a running application, progress bars, thumbnail toolbars and arranging icons on the taskbar. If you’ve missed the previous parts of…

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Windows 7 Jump Lists for Improved Access

Access, Access! Whenever you open a program, Windows places its icon on the Taskbar. In Windows Vista access to programs was further improved by allowing the user to add a…

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Windows 7 Guides: Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer has been a longtime core component of the Windows OS. With Windows 7 comes the improved Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft proclaims IE8 to be a quicker and more stable browser than…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 2

In part 1, we discussed how to pin commonly-used applications to the Windows 7 taskbar and how to unpin those that have been already pinned. In this part, we’ll speak about window grouping and overlay icons and how…

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Windows 7 Guides: Windows 7 Libraries

Among the many new and improved features that Windows 7 boasts, Libraries are one of the most convenient improvements this time around. Although not a completely new idea, Libraries give the Windows 7…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 1

As we get closer to the Windows 7 launch (22nd of October), it’s worth considering the fact that users new to Windows 7 might to face some “learning curves”. Mike Halsey had…

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How-to : Search in Windows 7

I thought I’d write you some guides on how-to do X, Y and Z in Windows 7 and one of the first things that jumped out at me is search. …

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How to Attach/Detach VHDs in Windows 7

Again, yet another article (third one this time) concerning the VHD support in Windows 7. The question arises: what if you wanted access to the VHD from another Windows 7…

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How To Take Ownership Of A Folder/File In Windows 7

Take ownership of Windows 7 system files easily by installing the following registry change.

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How To Monitor CPU Temps With Windows 7

We recommend! Click Here to Turbo Charge your PC and internet Even if you have a a water-cooled system like me, you still need to monitor your CPU temps.  I…

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