Charles from MA. writes: My HD crashed and I lost win 7 replacement discs. Is there any generic version of Win7 I can use? Continue reading
Did you try to copy a large number of files and have and error halfway though which forced you to restart again? Was copying slower than you thought it should be? Did you forget if you’ve selected a file and don’t want to keep copying if you picked the wrong ones? Well, with traditional Windows copy dialog, you’re stuck if any of the above happen. Errors stop you dead in your tracks and it’s an all or nothing slow process. Continue reading
Have you ever watched a video where everything someone does on a computer screen is recorded so you can see step by step how something is done? Ever wonder how they do that? Ever want to make your own instructions or record someone showing you how to do something so you can replay it next time you need to? Continue reading
Are you getting one of these annoying popups telling you that you have low disk space? This message can be helpful if you don’t know you’re reaching the capacity limit, but sometimes you’re aware of what you’re doing and don’t need a reminder.
So, how do you stop these popups? Continue reading
Windows Explorer in XP had a line at the bottom of the display that (for the lack of the proper name) I will call the”information bar”. This area showed me how many files I had selected in a folder and the total combined size of the total number of files. Is there such information available… Continue reading
Let us take a quick look at Windows 8 Explorer and see what changes have been made from the previous versions. Here is a list of such 8 changes that are most significant. Continue reading
I did a search the other day in Windows Explorer in Vista. When the results came up, for some reason I had the preview pane on the right side. I don’t want it there and can’t find out how to get rid of it. Can you help me?
Tara, there is nothing
With the advent of Windows 7, we got introduced to new feature called Libraries which in easy English can be termed as an improved version of Windows Explorer.
What is a Windows Library?
Library in Windows 7 is a set of folders within your computer to categorize things in a better way, with more control to
Daniel from Kentucky asks:
For some reason, AutoPlay no longer works on my computer. Also, when I connect a thumb drive, the computer recognizes that it’s connected, but I can’t access it. Any idea what’s going on?
The simplest explanation for why AutoPlay no longer functions on your computer could be that this feature has been disabled. This could… Continue reading
I was looking through my files the other day and came across a variety of “mini” tips and I thought I’d share some of them with you. They include tips on operating systems, word processors, e-mail, browsers, and Windows Explorer. I hope you can get some use out of some (if not all!) of them.
Note: Even if a tip says it’s for “WinXP”, try it in… Continue reading
Earl from South Dakota writes:
When I go to open my programs, it seems to take a long time. Is there any way to make it go a little faster? I have Vista.
Hi, Earl! You couldn’t have asked a more empathetic person. I am incredibly impatient and when I click on something, I had better see it now! With that in mind, here is… Continue reading
Lamar, from Los Angeles asks:
When using the Windows Search Programs and Files tool (under the Start button) is there a way to return to the answer display without having to start the search all over again?
This is a good question Lamar, and one that’s confounded me in both Vista and Windows
We all know that a little plus sign in front of the folder indicates that there are other folders contained inside.
We also know that if we click the plus sign, the folder will expand to show us the subfolders it contains.
The plus sign becomes a minus sign and clicking that will collapse the view back to where we… Continue reading
Organizing files in folders is easier when you utilize the Sort by and Group by options in Windows 7. You can sort and group files by name, type and date, but there are a whole slew of other ways to organize your files too. Here’s how to do it.
1. Open a folder with files you want to arrange. Then right-click on
Stanley J. from Lewisville, TX asks:
I just returned from South Korea and I got a keyboard with the Korean characters on it and would like to use it to write my friend in Korea. I know Microsoft has a language pack for this, but I’m not sure which one and how to use it when I download it. I am using Windows XP. Thanks!