Windows 7 news and how-tos


Windows 7 Family Pack Returns For Windows 7 1-Year Anniversary

The Windows 7 Family Pack was a limited offer by Microsoft that offered three Windows 7 Home Premium licenses for the price of one basically. It had a few limitations, but was […]

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Configure User Accounts In Windows 7 For Optimal Security

Did you know that more than one user accounts is created during the installation of the Windows 7 operating system? This actually is something that Microsoft did in previous operating systems as […]

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Two Windows 7 Taskbar Speed Up Tips

The Windows 7 Taskbar is one area of the Windows 7 operating system that Microsoft put lots of improvements in. Two of the features that have been introduced and revamped are Jumplists […]


Operating System Market Share, Windows 7 Climb Continues

Windows 7, for the first time, has surpassed Windows Vista in operating system market share according to three popular companies that track OS market share over time. StatCounter, the W3Schools OS platform […]

Fix Windows 7 Mobile Connectivity Issues

Windows 7 and Windows Vista based mobile PCs may have connectivity issues when connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. Among the issues that may be experienced are poor network performance and the dropping of […]

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How To Add Folders To Windows Explorer Favorites In Windows 7

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 contains a left sidebar that displays links to favorites, drives and libraries. This section can be expanded (by right-clicking a blank spot in the sidebar and selecting […]

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Disable Windows Aero In Windows 7

Windows Aero is the graphical user interface of Windows 7. The default theme of the operating system is making use of Windows Aero if the computer hardware and edition of the OS […]

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Pin Folders And Files To The Windows 7 Start Menu

The Windows 7 Start Menu is made up of two parts; The first screen shows recent items or selected programs depending on the customization of the user, the second a list of […]

Wipe your drives securely with a hidden Windows 7 tool

It's always a worry when you get rid of a PC or hard drive that all sorts of personal data could be sitting on it waiting to be stolen.  This is even […]

Get the Recovery Console back in Windows 7

One of the most useful operating system recovery tools in Windows XP was the recovery console.  Here you could perform very useful tasks like repairing the Master Boot Record and the Boot […]

Windows 7 64-bit And Windows Server 2008 R2 Vulnerability Emerges

The Microsoft Security Response team published a security advisory yesterday. The team is investigating a publicly reported vulnerability that is affecting 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as […]


Taskhost.exe Process Explained

The Windows Task Manager lists the processes that are currently running on the computer system. Security conscious users monitor the processes regularly to make sure that no new or rogue processes are […]

Windows 7 Student Edition Key Not Valid Error

Dante just notified me about a problem that he encountered while trying to reinstall a Windows 7 Professional student version from Digital Rivers. The clean install went well until the product key […]

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Display Recycle Bin In Windows Explorer

We have shown you recently how to bring back the my computer icon and recycle bin icon on the computer desktop. The recycle bin is however missing from the left sidebar in […]

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Use Windows 7 Libraries To Quickly Load And Save Files

Libraries are a new feature of the Windows 7 operating system. They are basically an advanced version of the documents and settings folder hierarchy as they allow the user to display contents […]

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Windows 7 And Google Chrome Market Share On The Rise

Statistics provided by Internet metrics company Net Applications confirm several trends in web browser and operating system usage. The Windows 7 operating system is still gaining market share mostly at the expense […]

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Install Windows 7 Language Packs In All Editions

The option to install different language packs in Windows 7 is only available if you run the top of the line Windows 7 editions Ultimate or Enterprise. That's a bummer if you […]

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59 Hertz Refresh Rate and Windows

My HP w2408w computer monitor was displaying a refresh rate of 59 Hertz ever since it was connected to a computer system running Windows 7. The 60 Hertz option was available in […]