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Windows 7 Internet Games Error 0x80041004

Internet games that Microsoft distributed with its Windows 7 operating system throw the error code 0x80041004 right now when you try to play them. Microsoft distributed local and Internet games with the […]

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Fix Windows 7 BSOD 0x000000c4 after installing KB4056894

Microsoft published security updates for all supported versions of Windows recently that protect systems running Windows from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. The company released updates for Windows 10 via Windows Update. Cumulative […]

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Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrades still free

I had some time at hand recently to run a couple of tests regarding the purchase of Windows licenses on eBay, and upgrades of said licenses to Windows 10. As you may […]

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Why I won't upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 (but Windows 8)

The upgrade to Windows 10 of an existing Windows 7 system looks like a good deal on paper. You don't pay a dime for it if you upgrade in the first year […]

Windows 7 SP1 will be distributed via automatic update

The end of support for the original version of Windows 7 is near - it ends on April 9, 2013 - and Microsoft as a consequence decided to distribute the first service […]

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IE 10 for Windows 7 special Bing and MSN edition

Many of us in the tech world use Chrome or Firefox most of the time and we tend to forget that the vast majority of people still use Internet Explorer, largely because […]

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Internet Explorer 10 will come to Windows 7

Update. Internet Explorer 11 has also been released for Windows 7. Microsoft up until now was tight lipped about the upcoming version of Internet Explorer 10 in regards to Windows 7. While […]

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How To Install The Windows 7 Mac OS X Lion Theme

Windows 7 users have a lot of personalization options right at their hands, without having to modify system files to do so. These basic themes make a handful of modifications to the […]

Diagnosing and Repairing Difficult Problems in Windows 7 Free Webcast

Windows 7 is Microsoft's most stable and reliable version of their desktop operating system yet, but it's still such a complex piece of software that when something does go wrong it can […]

Setting up and Configuring a New PC, Free eBook

With Christmas only ten days away you might well be lucky enough to receive a new PC or laptop as a present, or you may be giving one as a gift.  New […]

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Add Dropbox As A Library To Windows 7

I have to admit that I'm not making full use of Windows 7's library feature. Libraries are used to consolidate, or virtually merge, directories. The operating system ships with libraries for photos, […]

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Hide, Delete or Customize Libraries in Windows 7

The Libraries feature in Windows 7 provides an easy interface to manage multiple file locations from a single location. Four default libraries are displayed in Windows Explorer: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video. […]

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The State of Windows 7 Two Years After Release

Back in October 2009 Microsoft released the long awaited and highly acclaimed Windows 7 operating system. Unlike Windows Vista, the operating system's immediate predecessor, Windows 7 managed to do what where Vista […]

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Tools to Tweak Windows 7 and Make it Like Windows 8

Windows 8 will be released soon, perhaps not soon enough. No big news there except that if you are a Windows fan, you probably want Windows 8 now. Windows 7 is fantastic […]

gHacks Editor's Videos go Live on

I'm really delighted to be able to announce that this morning five of my Windows 7 troubleshooting tutorial videos went live on the official Microsoft support website at The videos, which […]

The complete guide to Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

There's been a lot of talk recently about use use of shortcut keys in Windows 8, primarily because 90+% of the people who will be using that OS for the next few […]

"Save Sam" and win some Great Tech Prizes from Microsoft

Microsoft UK are running a new Windows 7 competition with some really great prizes through their TechNet newsletter between now and the middle of December.  The competition is intended to bolster Windows […]

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Microsoft Press release FREE Step by Step videos by gHacks Editor

A few months ago now I was commissioned by my publisher to make a series of video tutorial versions of some of their Step-by-Step books.  I made four, Windows 7, Word 2010, […]