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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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IE9 Creator, Generate Internet Explorer 9 Specific Web Content

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 introduces several new features, among them an option to pin websites to the Windows 7 Taskbar. Webmasters can customize the feature by adding meta information to their website's […]

How to Create an Integrated x86/x64 Windows 7 Install DVD

One of the biggest problems with Windows, every version in fact is that there is a different installation DVD for each version. Whether that's Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate […]

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Fix Context Menu Items Missing In Windows Explorer

Microsoft has decided to remove several context menu entries from Windows 7's Windows Explorer context menu if more than 15 items are selected at once. The open, print and edit links are […]

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Troubleshooting If Windows 7 Update Fails

What can you do if the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Update fails? The answer depends largely on the error code that you get directly on the screen or in the Windows […]

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How To Uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1

There have not been many complaints yet from users who have installed the service pack update on their Windows PCs. Still, there are always some cases where users want to uninstall the […]

Remove Windows 7 SP1 Backups To Free Up Disk Space

The first service pack for the Windows 7 operating system has been released yesterday (see Windows 7 Service Pack Update Downloads Live) and it seems as if most Windows 7 users did […]

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Windows 7 Navigation Pane Customizer

The default file browser Windows Explorer under Windows 7 displays several sidebar items by default which link to libraries, user favorites, the Homegroup and connected hard drives and optical drives. While those […]