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Posts Tagged ‘windows 7’



Caryl has limited mobility in her hands and wants suggestions on the best upgrade option for Windows XP. Continue reading

Part three of our Control Panel Tree looks at hardware and sound Continue reading

My Weather Widget Looks Terrible After Update

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

After a Windows update, Ray’s weather widgets look all wrong. We look at some possible fixes. Continue reading

Can I Replace Windows 8 On My New Computer?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Bill wants to part of Windows 8 and needs to know if he can replace it completely on a new computer. We look at his options. Continue reading

Help I Can’t Find My Contacts!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Judy can’t find her Outlook.com contacts in Windows 7 or Windows 8. We track down what’s causing the problem. Continue reading

Where Can I Get A Copy Of Windows 8?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Carrie wants to know where to get a licensed copy of Windows 8 and if she could use the Windows 7 that came with her laptop to upgrade her computer. Continue reading

Is there a limit to how many times you can use your Windows 7 disk to re-format your computer? Continue reading

Which Is Easier Windows 7 or 8?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Tango is upgrading from XP and wants to know if Windows 7 or Windows 8 is easier. We compare. Continue reading

Should I Upgrade From Vista?

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Randy wants to know if he needs to upgrade from Vista. Should he switch if he’s happy? Continue reading

Cheri wants to upgrade from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro, but first she needs an important question answered. Continue reading

Should I Switch From Windows 7?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Elaine got an offer to buy Windows 8 and she wants to know if she needs to switch from Windows 7. Continue reading

Catherine wants to know how to tell which version of Internet Explorer she’s running. We have the answer in a Quick Tip. Continue reading

Bill wants to know if XP Mode in Windows 7 will really let him run XP programs. We explain how it works. Continue reading

Mary wants to know shy it’s so hard to find a laptop with a CD/DVD drive. We explain and look at her options. Continue reading

How To Speed Up Windows: Part 3

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Part three of our series on Windows up to speed. Continue reading

How To Speed Up Windows: Part 2

Monday, August 26th, 2013

More tips for bringing Windows up to speed in part two of our series. Continue reading

Learn how to fix a “security center service cannot be started” message in Windows. Continue reading

Jeanne says the text on her tool bar is just too darn small and needs advice on how to make it larger. Continue reading

Jeanette wants to know how to change her mouse pointer in Windows 7. We go step-by-step. Continue reading

Use this tip to find out how to associate your PDF files with Adobe Reader. Continue reading

Ben has a watermark in Windows 7 after installing SP1, but wants get rid of it. We look at the cause and the solution. Continue reading

Thunderbird 17 Settings for Win 7

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Thunderbird 17 is the latest version and is faster, more flexible, and has greater security features than the older versions. It offers many advantages over other mail clients, such as archiving, storing sent emails and junk mail classification. Continue reading

Can My Laptop Support Windows 7?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Albert from Tx writes: I have a Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook, and now that XP is being dumped, I won\’t be able to get updates etc… What I need to know is there and upgrade that my laptop can support, its and awesome computer and I don\’t want to retire it yet.. Thanks Continue reading

Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes: I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatible. Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance. Continue reading

Windows Credential Manager is a handy feature that allows you to store passwords, certificates and other credential for automatic logon in Windows. Continue reading

Ezzie Bromwich from Rapid City, SD writes: I recently bought USB port Diskette Drive and tried to do my disks that I started with in 2004 Is there something I should do to play them? It does not seem to recognize the items on the disks. As a genealogist I have several items on them I would like to get at. Can you advise me on what to do? I have Windows 7 on my puter. Thank you. Continue reading

Always get irritated by touchpad while typing? Using TouchFreeze, Touchpad can be disabled while you are typing. Here is the step-by-step process to install TouchFreeze in Windows7. Continue reading

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