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Windows Media Player 12 - What's New & How it Works?

  • tutorial
  • Jack Busch
  • 10.12.2009
Windows 7 ships with the new Windows Media Player 12, which looks and feels very similar to Windows Media Player 11, but with a few new tweaks and additions. The interface has been somewhat pared down and that tabbed navigation of Windows Media Player 11 has been replaced with a...
Windows 7

How to Unveil Hidden Regional Themes in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Florina Muntenescu
  • 25.11.2009
At the installation of Windows 7 you are prompted for your country and language. Based on your selection, a group of themes will be installed. Apart from that, Windows 7 will copy on your hard disk some additional hidden themes that you aren't aware of. There are a few hidden...
Windows 7 Network Settings

How to Customize Network Sharing Settings in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.11.2009
I will continue our series on Windows 7 networking with an article about how to set your network sharing settings. Compared to older versions of Windows, Windows 7 makes it is easier to set such settings. In this article, I will cover the following: where to find the network sharing...
Wi-Fi

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.08.2009
I will continue our Windows 7 Networking series with a guide on how to connect to hidden wireless networks. Hidden wireless networks are those networks which do not broadcast their Network ID (SSID). While not that many people use such networks, some have the feeling of a bit more security...
Windows 7

Will Austin About His Trip to the Desktop of Millions

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.08.2009
One of the great things about Windows 7 is the fact that it has a very strong visual personality. It includes a very diverse set of wallpapers from a long list of visual artists. The funny thing is, the wallpapers which our team likes best are all created by one...
Wi-Fi

How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.08.2009
A growing number of people use laptops, notebooks, and netbooks instead of desktop computers. As a result of this trend plus the growing number of devices such as smartphones, lots of wireless networks appear every day and more people use them on a regular basis. Windows 7 offers all you...

The Complete Guide to the Windows 7 Start Menu

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 18.08.2009
The Start Menu is one of the elements which remained unchanged for many versions of Windows. Windows Vista was the first to introduce some major redesign choices, some more inspired than others. Windows 7 marks another evolution but, this time, changes are more subtle. There are a small number of...
User Account Control (UAC)

Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.08.2009
One of the most hated features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control, or UAC in short. Many people found it annoying and chose to disable it right away, even if this meant exposing their system to additional security threats. In Windows 7, Microsoft has seriously changed this feature....
DVD

How to Burn DVD's with Windows DVD Maker, in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.07.2009
Windows DVD Maker has been introduced with Windows Vista and it continues to be present in Windows 7. Unlike with other tools in Windows 7, Windows DVD Maker doesn't have any new major features compared to its Windows Vista counterpart. The differences are cosmetic at best and the tool works...