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Lost – Windows 7 DVD? Download the ISO from Microsoft with your key.

Have your key but not your DVD?   Download it from Microsoft Software Recovery. Create a Windows 7 DVD for installation on a new hard drive Create a backup Windows 7 DVD Create a bootable USB drive with a copy … Continue reading

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Stream Music or Movies with Windows 7

Watching the Microsoft commercial most people don’t realize that the actor is streaming a movie and music. So how do you stream music to another device in your home? Turn on streaming To turn on media streaming  in Windows Media Player: Click … Continue reading

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Change the taskbar in Windows 7

Want to change the taskbar in Windows 7?  Normally the taskbar is set to Always combine and hide labels. If you would like to see the labels, set the taskbar to Combine when taskbar is full. Right click on the … Continue reading

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Always show menu in Windows 7

A question I always get about Windows 7 is how to always show the menu when navigating using Windows Explorer. Open My Computer Hit the Alt key and click on Tools, Folder Options, Click on View, Select always show menu, … Continue reading

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Hide files on your computer

There are multiple ways to hide files on your computer but they can be discovered. So why not just encrypt them.  Folder Protector locks your files or folders and encrypts them using some of the highest levels of encryption.  Being … Continue reading

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Test Drive Windows 7 Online

Microsoft offers an online test drive of Windows 7.  If you have broadband and have not upgraded, Microsoft’s Virtual Windows 7 online allows you to see how Windows 7 works.

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Super Administrator Mode in Windows 7

Windows 7 has the capabilities to make a folder and use dozens of features at a single click.  This great shortcut gives you dozens of resources in one area.   Excellent Tweak. Create a new folder anywhere on your computer’s C: … Continue reading

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Slow Network – Windows Vista or Windows 7

Estimated time to transfer files 6hrs …. yep 6hrs and I think it might just take that long… OK, this can’t be right.  I installed Vista at home on a 2GHZ 768mb RAM computer and it is great!  Now at … Continue reading

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Windows 7’s System Restore Adds Index Reader

Windows 7’s System Restore adds a new index reader that lets you see exactly what will be changed based on specific restore points. In the search box, type system restore, and press Enter. Select a restore point and click  Scan for affected programs. A … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Tweak Utility AutoMz Ultimate

Need to tweak Windows 7 for max performance?  You can use AutoMz Ultimate. Link

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Explorer Not Responding

Rarely Windows Explorer in Windows 7 will stop responding.  Several sources on the web say to delete or rename the MachineThrottling key.   While this is questionable, I have found that it is normally bad RAM.  While this is my opinion,  … Continue reading

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Add Telnet to Windows 7

Windows 7 has telnet.   Although not installed by default, you can follow these steps to install telnet. Click On the Windows Logo. Go to the  Control Panel. Go to Programs and Features. Click Turn Windows features on or off. In … Continue reading

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Create a Power Report in Windows 7

Want to create a power report to see how to create a power scheme for your laptop? Create a folder called power under the c: drive. Open a command prompt as the administrator 1. Click on Windows 7 Start Button … Continue reading

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How to Make a DVD from the Student Download of Windows 7

Great post from Lifehacker and Download Squad.

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Upgrading to Windows 7 – Instructions

Upgrading to Windows 7 is really easy.  I like clean installs and I would recommend backing up your data before doing so. Here’s Microsoft’s solution.   Link for Windows XP Print the tutorial.  PDF  Link for Windows Vista Print the tutorial … Continue reading

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QuickLaunch Toolbar for Windows 7

Want the QuickLaunch Toolbar for Windows 7? Get Quick Launch toolbar back Right-click the taskbar – choose Toolbars / New Toolbar Enter the following string and hit OK: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch Turn off the “lock the taskbar” setting, and right-click … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Secret Recorder

Well it may not be such a secret but PSR.exe is a tool that can be used to show steps or to troubleshoot your computer.  At the search or run line, type psr.exe.  A small recorder will appear.   Click the … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Shortcuts and Tips

Clicking the transparent rectangle in the lower right shows the desktop.  If you hover your mouse on it without clicking, the desktop shows semi transparent Holding the top bar of a windows and bumping the left side of the screen … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility List

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx Check out this link for hardware compatible with Windows 7.  We have had virtually zero problems with drivers.

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Enhance and Tweak Windows 7

I usually don’t like automatic ‘tweaking’ tools…however, EnhanceMySe7en is a cool little program that is loaded with features.  It’s free now.

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