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Posts Tagged ‘windows 7’



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

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 RTM (the original version released to manufacturers without a service pack update) on April 9, 2013. The service pack for Windows 7 was released nearly two years ago and many, if not most, users will have already updated. To ensure as many people as possible get the service pack update before support ends, Microsoft has added Service Pack 1 to Windows Auto Update. Continue reading

How Do I Change Fonts In Windows 7?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Valerie from Baronett, WI writes: Please tell me how to permanently change the font and font size on my PC. I am using Windows 7. Continue reading

Making Windows 7 Easier To Read

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

If you’re finding it difficult to read things on your computer because they look too darn small on your screen, there’s a quick way to make things easier to see in Windows 7. Continue reading

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If you’re a Windows user, there’s a special day every month you should know about. The second Tuesday of every month is known as “Patch Tuesday,” the day that Microsoft releases the critical security updates for the month. Continue reading

How Do I Add A Password To Windows 7?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Carl from Henderson, Nevada asks: How do I ADD a password in W7 that is required when I turn on my computer? Answer: A password is always a good idea. Here’s how to set one up. Continue reading

Will My Windows XP Still Work?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Question: At the present time I have Windows XP. I read that I will no longer be able to use XP in 2014. Is this correct? Can I switch to Windows 7 at that time or will I have to go to Windows 7 before that time. If I have to switch how do I switch to Windows 7? Continue reading

Still happy with your old computer and Windows XP? You aren’t alone. People are holding on to computers and using older operating systems longer these days, here’s why… Continue reading

Help! Copy/Paste Isn’t Working

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Question: My copy/paste operation has failed. Is there a way to fix it ? HP Pavilion Windows 7 Home Premium. Answer: I’m not sure what type of copy/paste operation you’re trying to perform, but I can think of one possibility. Continue reading

Help! My Computer Won’t Stay In Sleep Mode

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Ken from Kimberley B.C. writes: I bought a store built desk top recently loaded with a new copy of 7, and right from new, it doesn’t want to stay in the sleep mode. I have gone through my power options and nothing seems to work. Even clicking on “sleep”, it only shuts off for a few seconds, then comes back on. Help! Continue reading

My Taskbar Moved – How Do I Get It Back?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Question: My taskbar has gone from the bottom of the screen and is now in the vertical position on the right-hand side of the screen. The icons are in a block near the bottom and the Windows, Chrome and Firefox icons are at the top. How do I get them back to the original place, please? Continue reading

Charles from Las Vegas, NV writes: OK, I buy a new machine, and it comes with Windows 8, and I want to go back to Windows 7. If I already own a full copy of Windows 7, why can’t I just reformat and install the copy I have and not have to worry [or pay] for any Pro copy of Windows 8? – Chuck B Answer:… Continue reading

Help! Programs Missing From Start Menu

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Question: When I bring up my start menu, I don’t see my list of programs, like my word processor. Everything is gone, how do I get my word processor on the list, as well as my other programs that I use frequently? Answer: It’s a pretty easy fix, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

My Computer Ate The Taskbar Time And Date

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

My ‘puter ate the time & date…LOL! How do I get it back in the taskbar. I have Windows 7. Lise – United States Answer:
I hate it when that happens, Lise. Here’s how to get your computer to cough it back up. Ready? Continue reading

Lost Windows 7 Disc – What To Do?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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

In The News 11-30-2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The numbers are in and it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 8, the newest version of the operating system family, is off to a solid start. The quick start may not come as a big surprise, considering that the release date of October 26 came just before the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

Do I Need To Upgrade To Windows 8?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The good news is that Windows 7 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Microsoft has traditionally offered long support cycles – for businesses especially, due to corporate customers needing guaranteed support for 3-5 years at a time. In other words, Windows 7 will continue to be supported by Microsoft with software patches, security updates and software. Continue reading

Learn about Windows 7 Starter Edition and the limitations associated with it. Continue reading

Want Windows 7 instead of Windows 8?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

If you are like me you’ve become quite attached to Windows 7. The interface is familiar but works well and does most of what I need it to do. Microsoft has decided to change a lot of how Windows works by removing the start button and switching to the Windows 8 style interface. So what do you do if you want to buy a new computer and it comes with Windows 8? The answer… Continue reading

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Do you have Windows starter or basic included with your computer and need to upgrade? Find out how with this article! Continue reading

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