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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 […]

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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How to Install XP Mode on Windows 7 without Virtualization

Update: Please note that Windows XP was retired as of April 8, 2014 and that support for the operating system -- including Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 -- has ended as […]

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Fix Random Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Freezes

A issue has been confirmed recently by Microsoft that is impacting users of the Windows 7 client operating system and users of the Windows Server 2008 R2 server operating systems even if […]

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Fix Windows 7 Network Connection Stuck In Public Mode

Microsoft has just released a fix for a networking issue that Windows 7 users may experience. Windows 7 users, under specific circumstances, may be unable to click on the location associated with […]

Using the System File Checker to Repair Windows 7

The other day Martin wrote that Microsoft have made available direct downloads for versions of Windows 7 that contain Service Pack 1 integrated into the ISO file. These downloads are more important […]

Windows 7 With Service Pack 1 Direct Downloads

If you have bought a computer with the Windows 7 operating system or a standalone version of the operating system in the past, you have probably by now upgraded your systems with […]

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Windows 8 To Be Unveiled In September

I'm pretty excited about Windows 8, Microsoft's next operating system. That does not mean that I'm perfectly happy with Windows 7, the company's current operating system. Windows 7 is a great operating […]

Will Windows run at 1GHz, gHacks find out!

There's been a lot of talk recently about the next version of Windows running on ARM processors at only 1GHz.  Many people have been skeptical, few more so than myself.  Rather than […]

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Getting The Most Out of Windows 7 – Using Jumplists

Jumplists are undoubtedly one of the most secret efficiency tools that Windows 7 possesses. As you may already know, with previous versions of Microsoft Windows, the Start Menu showed a list of […]

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Fixing Disappearing Jumplists Under Windows 7

I recently started to add custom jumplists to my sites. That's when I noticed that jumplists were not showing up under Windows 7 at all anymore. Even standard programs like Microsoft Office, […]

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New To Windows 7? Do This First!

The Windows 7 operating system is climbing in rapid pace on the market share graph. If you look at the Windows 7 market share for the first quarter of 2011, you notice […]

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How To Configure Account Time Limits Under Windows 7

Family computers should have independent user accounts for every family member. These user accounts can be configured by the system administrator, usually one of the parents, for specific requirements and regulations. Some […]