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Hibernation in Vista and Windows 7

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

How to Enable or Disable the Hibernation Option in Windows 7



You may already know that Windows has a useful “Hibernate” option along with Shutdown, Restart and the Sleep mode. The Hibernate feature is especially useful when you want to save the current state of your operating system and do not want to restart, or shut down the computer.

For example… Continue reading

Regular PC Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Juan, from Albuquerque NM asks:

I like to perform monthly maintenance on my PCs and I’d like some advice from you regarding getting this task done? I’m using windows Vista and 7. I already clear temp files, cookies, and other basic items.



Juan, maintaining your computer is like maintaining a car. The more you look after it, the better it will run… Continue reading

Using Windows Snipping Tool with Word

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In Windows 7, when using the Snipping tool, (one of the greatest features of Win 7), I can copy the snippet OK and place it in MS Word, but I cannot place the object right or center nor can I text wrap around the object. Any ideas?



Back in the days before the introduction of Windows 7 and Vista, if you wanted to take a picture… Continue reading

Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics Utility

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


If you suspect that your computer has a memory issue, but it’s not being detected automatically, it’s best to make use of the Windows Memory Diagnostics utility that’s built-in to Windows 7.

Here’s how to access it:

Click Start, and in the Search Box type mdsched.exe. You can then either hit the Enter key or click the mdsched icon that appears… Continue reading

Finding Hidden Folders

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This tip describes how to hide, locate, and secure folders in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

Navigating the Registry

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Thomas from Santa Clara, California writes:

There is something I have to do by going into the registry and it makes me nervous. I have never done anything with the registry before and all I hear is to stay out of it. Plus, I don’t know how to “navigate to a key” and I don’t even know what a key is. Can you help me with

Imagine this – you have multiple users in your family sharing the same computer and operating system. You don’t want other users of the shared computer to run each and every program that’s installed in Windows 7. Some of the programs which you have installed require knowledge, and you don’t want your kids and other shared members to tinker with the application settings or change the configurations.… Continue reading

Create and Move Folders in Windows Explorer

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Libraries is a place in Windows 7, located on your taskbar that contains Music, Videos, Documents, Pictures and other files. It’s a quick and easy way to keep track of all your files, without having to hunt all over the place. Continue reading

Here’s a quick tip on how to create a system repair disk in Windows 7. It’s handy! Continue reading

Quick Folder Options

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

If you’re constantly switching between hiding your files and not, then taking a step out of the process should be welcome. Learn how to get to your folder options in Windows Vista, fast! Continue reading

Windows Experience Index

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Do you Vista and 7 users out there wonder what the Windows Experience Index is? Well, search no further, folks! This tip outlines what it is, and what it means to you! Continue reading

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