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Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Home & Pro

Recently, we published a tutorial on how to install and change to a new display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate & Enterprise. However, Windows 7 Ultimate is not widely used when it comes to home users. At that time, we promised to show in an upcoming tutorial how to install and...

Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate

If you buy a laptop from a different country and Windows 7 comes pre-installed, most probably you will want to change the display language to the one used in your country. The same when, for example, you want to give a computer as a gift to someone else, who might not be keen on...

Command Prompt - The Most Powerful & Least Used Windows Tool

At the beginning of 2010, we started a series on system recovery tools for Windows 7. Little did we know that the series would expand tremendously and, in the end, we would cover quite extensively a very old and misunderstood tool: the Command Prompt. While working with it,...

Installing a Shared Network Printer in Windows Vista

We will continue our series on home networking topics with an article about how to install a network printer shared by a computer with almost any operating system on a Windows Vista computer. Before going to the installation process, make sure you check the recommended...

Play Any Video Format in Windows Media Player 12

In terms of file compatibility, Windows Media Player 12 is by far the most ecumenical to date. Where Microsoft once tacitly shunned third-party file types - such as Apple's Quicktime (.MOV) and DivX - it now supports an impressive number of file types out of the box. Still, avid...

Windows Backup - How to Restore your Files and Folders

In the past we've shown how to use Windows Backup to backup your system and your files. Now it is time to show how to use the same tool to restore files or folders from a previously created backup.

How to Restore Files and Folders from a...

Restore Your Windows 7 System Using a System Image

We will continue the series of articles about Backup and Restore features and show how to restore your system by using a previously created system image with Windows Backup.

How to Restore your System when Windows 7 still Boots

When your computer stops working, you can...

Windows Backup - How it Works and How to Create a System Image

We will continue the System Recovery series with an article about an utility called Windows Backup, part of the Backup and Restore features. This tool allows you to make copies of your data and also create a system image which includes system settings,...

Book Review - Windows 7 Inside Out

You might have noticed our Windows 7 Inside Out give-away. Before we give the book as prizes, we've thought it would be good to also review it, so that our readers know more about what they will get. Therefore, this article will look in detail at Windows 7 Inside Out,...

How To Use the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter

In Windows 7, Microsoft modified the inner-workings of the defragmentation process and redesigned the graphical interface of the Disk Defragmenter tool. This version provides great control over the process and, like previous versions, allows the scheduling of run times. To...

How to Fix Windows 7 using Startup Repair

Windows 7 offers by default some interesting tools designed to help you fix certain system problems. I will continue the mini-series on the subject of recovery tools and show how to use the Startup Repair tool to scan and fix Windows 7 boot...

How to Play Videos and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 plays video clips and DVDs as well as it does audio files. Video clips in your library will automatically be organized for you and can be played easily with a click of a button. In this tutorial, I'll show how to play imported and downloaded video clips...

How to Customize File Types, AutoPlay & Default Programs Settings

One of the things that became obvious after publishing our series on how to set default programs, associate file types and set up AutoPlay settings, is that Windows 7 has limited capabilities for setting all these things. Fortunately for us, there are third party programs, such...

Shop Online & Use the Windows Media Guide with Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 has an answer to the iTunes store via its online store browsing capabilities. You can browse Microsoft's own Windows Media Guide to check out free trailers, music videos and singles from top artists directly in Windows Media Player 12. Or you can visit...

Top 7 Windows Media Player 12 Skins in 2010

In our earlier post, we showed you how to download, install and apply Windows Media Player 12 skins. So, why not give your new found knowledge a whirl by checking out some of the top 7 Windows Media Player 12 skins that are worth a download? These aren't being by any means the...

How to Download, Install and Apply Skins in Windows Media Player 12

Skins have long been a staple of media players ever since Winamp 2.x busted onto the scene in 1998 (over a decade ago!). Windows Media Player 7 was the first Microsoft media player software to support skinning and now the floodgates have been opened. Because Windows Media Player...