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Virtual Desktops In Windows 7 & 8.1

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Desktop Enhancement, Free Downloads

One of the cool things about Windows 10 is that you can use virtual desktops. Virtual desktops are great for clearing up clutter or organizing projects. You can reserve a desktop for work and another for games. It allows you leave multiple windows open as you work on a project without programs getting lost behind each other.


Now you can have virtual desktops in Windows 7 and 8.1 thanks to a free program called Dexpot. Click here to go to the download page.

Dexpot is free for individuals to use at home. Businesses will need to get a license, but they do get a free 30-day trial. To download, just click the download button.

A window will open asking you to approve the download. Click the Save button.

Find Dexpot in your downloads folder, double-click and then give the okay to run.

The installation wizard will launch. You’ll get to pick a language and agree to the terms of use. Make sure you check the box next to personal use.

Once Dexpot is installed, switching between desktops is easy, You can hover over the program and select from four desktops.

Or right-click the icon on your taskbar for a menu that allows you to switch between desktops. This menu is also where you can customize those desktops to suit your needs.

In our next article on Dexpot, I’ll show you some tricks for setting up your desktops.

~ Cynthia

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