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How To Disable Windows Aero Transparency In Windows 7

My main reason for not using Windows Aero under Windows 7 iss the transparency effect that was automatically applied to all open windows. That did not only make some menu items harder […]

Windows 7 32-bit vs 64-bit

Computer users who want to buy Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7 have two choices to make. First they need to decide on the edition of the operating system. At least three […]

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How To Enable Quick Launch In Windows 7

The Quick Launch feature has been disabled by default in Windows 7 by Microsoft. Some users like Quick Launch as a way to quickly start programs from the Windows taskbar. The reasoning […]

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How To Add Program Links To Windows Explorer Favorites

Several elements in the Windows operating system have been restricted by Microsoft. It is for instance not possible to pin folders to the Windows 7 taskbar, or to add programs to the […]

Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidates Officially Available

Microsoft is now offering official downloads for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 release candidates, after both release candidates leaked to the Internet earlier on this week. […]

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Windows Product Scout

Update: Please note that Microsoft has removed the product scout website again. It is no longer available. The Windows Product Scout is a new addition to Microsoft's Windows homepage. The free service […]

How To Center Windows 7 Taskbar Items

Many of you are aware that Microsoft changed the taskbar in Windows 7 quite a bit in comparison to Vista and Windows XP. The taskbar is by no means a perfect solution, […]

Hotfix For Poor Printing Performance In Windows 7

Microsoft recently provided customers with a hotfix to fix poor printing performance issues in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft confirmed that "on a computer that is running Windows 7 […]

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Fix Pinned Items Opening As New Icons On Windows Taskbar

Windows 7 users can pin programs, files and folders to the taskbar for an easier way to interact with the items. Pinned items are always shown in the taskbar, regardless whether they […]

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How To Configure A New Hard Drive In Windows 7

A friend of mine just called me the other day, telling me about a problem that he had with his Windows 7 system. He bought a new hard drive and connected it […]

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Disable Windows 7 Homegroup Feature

Computers running Windows 7 are automatically making use of the Homegroup feature for easier networking between different PCs of a computer network. Single computer users, and users who do not make use […]

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 […]

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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 […]