Windows 7 was the most used version of the Windows operating system until recently when Windows 10 finally gained in popularity. Windows 7 was a great version of Windows and part of what made it so great were its hundreds of new features that were introduced and that weren’t apart from the Windows Vista version […]
The Windows series of operating systems are developed by Microsoft and are the most popular desktop operating systems in the world. While the versions of Windows have differed over the years to try to provide what was best with the current day technology, each one has come with a graphical user interface and a desktop so users can view files and folders.
Part of what makes these Windows operating systems so popular is the wide variety of each version. For example, with the latest Windows 10 operating system, you can buy a Home version, Pro version, Education version, and Enterprise version. The idea here is to offer something for people’s computers at home and the working professionals while coming in at different costs: naturally, the edition with the most features would be more expensive.
Windows operating systems are very popular to use for businesses and companies because of their “Group Policies” that allow administrators to manage lots of different users, the user’s permissions and the overall computer’s configuration.
One of the available features right across the board between Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 is the Startup Repair tool. It comes with the operating systems out of the box, so there’s nothing you need to install to get it working. Startup Repair can fix problems to do with a corrupted […]
The Windows operating system and the varying accounts it has on offer can be confusing. When you’ve sat down and learned what’s happening with them at least once you quite possibly might not have to do it ever again. All versions of the Windows operating system to date have had these same user accounts available, […]
You can create a bootable UEFI USB flash drive for installing Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 using the Rufus tool. Rufus is one of the easiest methods out there for getting Windows installed, but it’s also not suitable for everybody. Rufus is not designed for system administrators or to be power user-friendly. That […]
Microsoft offers a version of the Windows 7 operating system that comes with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. There are several advantages to using the UEFI such as better interoperability, better compatibility with operating systems that support only BIOS, gives you the chance to boot from large disks, has CPU-independent architecture, has CPU-independent drivers, a […]
One of the ways you can install Windows 7 is by creating a bootable USB flash key drive, and then you load the operating system from that drive. It’ll then override whatever version of Windows you were using before, and have your computer up and running on the Windows 7 version instead. It’s not quite as […]
Windows 7 lets you choose between having the Windows firewall turn on or off, as well as a few additional features if you do decide to have it turned on. They are as follows: Block all incoming connections, including those in the list of allowed programs. If you enable this setting, it blocks all attempts […]
If you want to browse the Web anonymously in Windows 7, you can do that from InPrivate browsing mode in Internet Explorer. InPrivate Browsing is a unique mode to Internet Explorer. If you are using a different web browser, the way to browse privately will be different. For instance, Google Chrome comes with an Incognito […]
Windows 7 offers different fonts, pre-bundled with the font name, font size, and other characteristics such as whether it is bold or not. You can select one of these pre-bundled fonts as the font you want to use around the Windows 7 operating system. You can also preview the font you have chosen before making […]
The Windows 7 operating system comes with a selection of accelerators that can help you use maps on Google Maps or Windows Live Maps, get definitions from Wikipedia, view your Hotmail email inbox, share content with LinkedIn, use Gmail, and more. The following tutorial demonstrates how to set one of your accelerators as a default […]
The Windows 7 operating system comes with a selection of accelerators that can help you use maps on Google Maps or Windows Live Maps, get definitions from Wikipedia, view your Hotmail email inbox, share content with LinkedIn, use Gmail, and more. The following tutorial demonstrates how to install and uninstall an Internet Explorer accelerator add-on […]
The following tutorial demonstrates how to use the “Find on this Page” to find the next page when you are using a version of the Internet Explorer web browser. How to Open the Find Bar and Use “Find on this Page” in Internet Explorer You can open the Find bar and use the “Find on […]
All versions of the Windows 7 operating system come equipped with the Reliability Monitor, a tool that allows you to check on system stability history details. The Reliability Monitor shows a system stability chart, where your computer is given an index rating for the day. The chart shows from number 1 (least stable) to 10 […]
svchost.exe, short for Service Host process, is a process you will see many times if you frequent Task Manager in Windows 7. Service Host processes became relevant when Microsoft decided to no longer rely on standard executable files (.exe) and that they would use DLL files instead. Microsoft may have preferred switching to DLL files […]
The Windows 7 operating system allows you to run programs as a different user when you’re still logged into the same user account. If you have multiple user accounts running a program, you can use this tutorial to find out which user account it is that the current program is running. The following tutorial demonstrates […]
Libraries in Windows 7 are designed to help make sorting through Windows Explorer easier by allowing you to get access to categories across drives. For instance, if you had music on an external drive, as well as on your computer’s hard drive, you could get access to both from within the Music library. Over time […]
The following tutorial demonstrates how to turn the Windows 7 automatic backup files schedule on or off for backup configurations. You can use this guide for both old and new backup configurations. How to Turn the Windows 7 Backup Files Schedule On or Off for Existing Backup Configuration You can turn on a schedule for […]