Windows 7

Customize Taskbar, Notification Area and Action Center in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, there is a new icon in the notification area of the taskbar called Action Center, which basically fixes the problems with notifications in Windows 8. Action Center stores all the notifications from the operating system and from your installed apps. It also has action buttons that allow you to perform certain tasks quickly […]

Does Your Windows Computer Display Turn Off Every 15 Minutes?

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A recent issue I’ve seen on a few Windows 7 machines has been the display turning off after only 15 minutes, even though I set the Turn off the Display option to Never. Weird! You’re probably reading this because you’ve tried changing the power plan settings to Never for everything and your monitor still turns […]

Guide to Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7, 8, 10

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The Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7, 8 and 10 is one of the more important and useful Control Panel apps that lets you see information about your network and lets you make changes that can affect how you access resources on the network. Unfortunately, most people never mess around with network settings because […]

What Happened to Aero Flip 3D in Windows 8 & 10?

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In Windows Vista, Microsoft released a new feature called Aero Flip 3D in order to show up the capabilities of hardware acceleration. In order to use it, you had to have the appropriate hardware and also be using an Aero theme. This feature stuck around in Windows 7 also and it can be activated by […]

Geekiest Windows Accessory: the Math Input Panel

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Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft has included a new tool called the Math Input Panel, which is by far the geekiest program included in Windows by default. The old champ used to be the Calculator with its Scientific, Programmer and Conversion modes. With the Math Input Panel, you can write well-formed mathematical expressions and then […]

Setup Different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 7

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If you’re still using Windows 7 because you hate Windows 8 and you use more than one monitor, you’ve probably run into the limitation of not being able to use a different wallpaper for each monitor. Windows 8 actually has quite a few awesome features for dual or more monitor setups, but until they fix […]

Fix Delay When Typing in Windows

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I recently ran into a very annoying problem while using Microsoft Word on my Windows machine. Firstly, it’s a fairly fast machine and so I kind of knew it was not a hardware issue when I saw there was a delay between typing characters on the keyboard and the characters showing up on the screen. Sometimes […]

Automatically Activate Windows 7 and Microsoft Office From a Clean Install

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The Windows activation process is usually quite simple… with the first Windows activation. Simply enter your product activation key, let Windows register the key, and you’re set to go. However, if you reinstall Windows several times… subsequent Windows activations can be a pain in the ***. In today’s post, we will review how you can […]

Configure Auto-Login for Windows 7 Domain or Workgroup PC

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Want to automatically log into your Windows 7 computer without typing a password? In earlier versions of Windows, you had to remove the password associated with your account in order to login without any prompts. In Windows 7, you can configure your user accounts so that you can login automatically even if your account has […]

Enable Integration Features for an XP Mode Virtual Machine

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Available in Windows 7 Professional, XP Mode allows you to integrate your physical computer’s resources with a Virtual Machine. Components you can share include drives, audio, printers, Clipboard, and smart cards. Learn how to enable and use the integration features of an XP Mode Virtual Machine. Why Enable XP Mode Integration? An XP Mode Virtual […]