Windows 7

Setup Surround Sound in Windows 7

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Buying speakers and a good sound card is the first step to getting surround sound from your Windows 7 PC. However, even after you place your speakers and install the drivers, you still need to setup your surround sound system. Learn how to setup a surround sound system in Windows 7. Surround Sound and Windows […]

Disable the Internal Speaker System Beep in Windows 7

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In the days before sound cards and desktop speakers, computers were only capable of emitting tinny sound thanks to a built-in speaker buried in the PC’s case. Today, most desktop and laptop computers still ship with speakers inside to help troubleshooters and technicians diagnose boot, startup, memory, and various hardware errors.  If your computer’s internal […]

Run Old Programs in 64-bit Windows with Compatibility Mode Options

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The switch from 32-bit versions of Windows to 64-bit versions has been a slow transition. Although Windows XP, Vista, and 7 all have 64-bit versions available, many companies still opt for the 32-bit versions. The biggest reason for this is compatibility issues with older programs, hardware, and drivers. Microsoft recognizes that wanting to use older programs […]

Turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows 7

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If you own a tablet PC, you have available to you a set of interface applications and features not available to regular PC users. Some of these features include handwriting recognition and Windows Journal. Learn how to turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows 7. What are Table PC Components? Tablet PCs are notebook […]

5 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Slow Windows 7 Computer

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In terms of optimizing your computer, Help Desk Geek’s 99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast is tough to top; but if you don’t have the time to initiate all of those helpful fixes in one session, there are some quick and easy steps that you can take to rejuvenate a slow computer, all […]

Change How Windows Prompts for Admin Approval Mode

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Windows 7, 8 and 10 user accounts that have administrative privileges operate differently than admin accounts in previous versions Windows. Rather than giving administrative accounts complete and unbridled access to everything on the PC, these accounts operate as normal user accounts until an action requiring admin privileges pops up. At this point, the account enters Admin […]

Print the Contents of Any Windows 7 Folder

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Since Windows 95, there has been a missing feature in the operating system that frustrates many users. Microsoft has never given us an easy way to print the contents of a folder. There are several workarounds to this problem but some solutions are easier than others are. Why Print Folder Contents? Any folder in Windows […]

Create a “Switch Between Windows” Shortcut in Windows 7

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The Aero Desktop introduced in Windows Vista and now part of Windows 7 made amazing visual enhancements to an otherwise static desktop found in previous versions of the operating system. One useful feature is the ability to cycle through open windows and programs using a three-dimensional interface. Unfortunately, Microsoft made access to this feature a […]

Create a Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7

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Although a minor component in Windows XP, the Show Desktop icon was one of those features that many users took for granted. Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft offers an alternative to the Show Desktop icon that isn’t quite as convenient as the original. Luckily, you can manually create a Show Desktop icon in Windows 7. […]

How to Change Computer Name in Windows 7

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A computer running Windows 7 must have a unique name so that other computers and networks know where to find the computer and the files that are stored on it. What some users of Window 7 don’t know is that you can change the name of your computer to just about anything you want. Learn […]