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Mount Windows 7 Shared Partitions & Folders in Ubuntu

Mount Windows 7 Shared Partitions & Folders in Ubuntu

In previous tutorials we have covered how to share files between Ubuntu and Windows 7 computers on your home network. This tutorial will complement previous ones and show how to make Ubuntu auto-mount a partition or folder from Windows 7 so that you can always have access to it from the second you log in to Ubuntu. The procedure has some complexity but once you
How to Access A Windows Shared Printer from Ubuntu

How to Access A Windows Shared Printer from Ubuntu

Anyone who utilizes multiple computers in a network with a single printer knows the importance of being able to share resources. In a previous tutorial, we explained How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu. However, the sharing doesn't stop there. This tutorial will show how to access from Ubuntu printers that are shared from another Windows computer. NOTE: Article updated to work on
Book Review - Network Your Computers & Devices, Step By Step

Book Review - Network Your Computers & Devices, Step By Step

There's an old joke that goes: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. For many people, setting up a home network is truly the elephant in the room. It's nowhere near as difficult as it used to be, when you had to buy extra software and hardware and learn a lot of arcane new commands before you could attempt it at
How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu

How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu

A common goal of setting up computers on a local network is being able to share files and folders. In order for file sharing to work, the computers must exist on the same network and Workgroup. Then, the computer sharing files must have a folder configured with the proper permissions to allow other computers in the network to access it. This tutorial will show how
How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7

How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7

In a previous tutorial I have shown how to enable the sharing service in Ubuntu and change the Workgroup so that it is the same with all the other computers in your network, thus making networking between Ubuntu and Windows 7 easier. In this tutorial I will show how to share folders in Ubuntu and how to access them from Windows 7 computers. NOTE:
How to Uninstall a Windows 7 Display Language with Vistalizator

How to Uninstall a Windows 7 Display Language with Vistalizator

It is time to continue our series on working with display languages by showing how to remove a display language installed using the Vistalizator tool. As you will see in this tutorial, the procedure is not very complicated. To learn all the required steps, click to read more. Step 1: Switch to a Display Language You Want to Keep Using Before removing a display
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 with Vistalizator

Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 with Vistalizator

In a previous article, we covered how to install and change to a new display Language in Windows 7 Home and Professional using the only method provided by Microsoft. Even if that solution works without problems, it is limited because it supports a small number of display languages and it is also a bit complicated to get things done. Fortunately there is an alternative which
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Home & Pro

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 change to a new display language when using Windows Home and Professional editions. It
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate

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 using Windows 7 in English and they prefer their local language.
How To Use the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter

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 learn more about what defragmentation is and how to use the Disk Defragmenter click on Read more. How Disk Defragmenter Works and Where To
How to Fix Windows 7 using Startup Repair

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 problems. What does Startup Repair do? Startup Repair is one of the recovery tools in the System Recovery Options menu. It
How to Play Videos and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

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 and DVDs. Playing Videos from Your Library Playing videos from your Windows Media
How to Customize File Types, AutoPlay & Default Programs Settings

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 as the Default Programs Editor that allow you to do all this plus customize context menus. In this tutorial
Importing Pictures from a Camera or Mobile Device into Windows 7

Importing Pictures from a Camera or Mobile Device into Windows 7

Windows 7 makes keeping track of your pictures incredibly easy, thanks to the Libraries feature. But if you want to add pictures from a digital camera or mobile device to your Windows 7 Pictures Library, you'll have to import them. Luckily, this is incredibly easy to do and we're going to show you how. Connecting Your Device and Setting up AutoPlay Options Begin by
The Network Map - Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

The Network Map - Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

One of the less known features of Windows 7 is the network map. This feature does what its name implies: it shows you a complete map of all the computers connected to your network at a specific point in time. It was first introduced in Windows Vista and it was kept pretty much unchanged in Windows 7. In this guide I will show you how
An Overview of System Recovery Options for Windows 7

An Overview of System Recovery Options for Windows 7

Sooner or later, everyone has problems with their operating system, no matter the version. When the going gets tough, some system recovery tools come in handy. Windows 7 has a few tools available which can help you when the system no longer behaves as it is supposed to. These tools can be used in the following scenarios: boot errors, upgrade failures or reboot loops. In
How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 allows computers with built-in CD and/or DVD burners to quickly and easily create audio CDs, data CDs and Data DVDs. This functionality makes creating mix CDs and copying audio CDs for playback in car stereos and other CD players incredibly simple. Alternately, Windows Media Player 12 can burn data CDs for playback in devices that support.mp3 and.wma playback. Windows Media Player
How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

Building on our article about how to edit user accounts, I will try to complete this subject with a tutorial about creating and deleting user accounts and how to turn on or off the guest account in Windows 7. I'll also explain what is the difference between the available account types and help you understand the usage scenarios and limitations for all available options.