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12 Reasons why Windows Explorer in Windows 8 Rocks

12 Reasons why Windows Explorer in Windows 8 Rocks

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 07.10.2011
Windows Explorer has been a weak-spot of both Windows Vista and Windows 7. Many users complained about it being inferior to the version used in Windows XP and a lot more frustrating to work with. Luckily, with Windows 8 things are improving a lot. After...
Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.09.2011
Do you need to set priorities for Windows 7 about which wireless networks to connect to, automatically? Do you need to make it stop connecting each time it detects certain networks? Do you want to modify the connection settings for a wireless network? Answers to...
Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.09.2011
If you want to get rid of wires in your home, you will be tempted to use USB wireless network adapters on your desktop computers. If you want to do this, then you should know that installing such adapters can bring a bit of trouble...
Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.08.2011
Lots of people have issues with wireless network connections and they don't know how to fix them. If you have access to an Internet connection, at least you can Google things and find some help. But what do you do when the wireless connection you...
The Geeky Way of Personalizing Windows Themes

The Geeky Way of Personalizing Windows Themes

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.07.2011
Did you know that, beyond the basic personalisation of Windows themes, there's a slightly more hidden but more powerful way to customize visual settings? With the help of the Window Color and Appearance window, you can change the background color used by certain applications, you...
Fix Windows Explorer Annoyances in Windows 7 with Classic Shell

Fix Windows Explorer Annoyances in Windows 7 with Classic Shell

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.07.2011
Many of you complained about bugs being still active in Windows Explorer, even after a lot of time since the Windows 7 launch. We read your complaints and we tried to find fixes for them. Today, we are happy to present a free tool called...
Configure the Windows Explorer Viewing Templates for Libraries

Configure the Windows Explorer Viewing Templates for Libraries

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.05.2011
In previous articles, we've shown how to edit a viewing template and how to apply it to any folder and its sub-folders. To complete the picture, we will show how to edit and change the viewing template used for any library in Windows 7. [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK]...
How to Uninstall a Windows 7 Display Language with Vistalizator

How to Uninstall a Windows 7 Display Language with Vistalizator

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.01.2011
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...
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 with Vistalizator

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.01.2011
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...
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Home & Pro

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.12.2010
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...
Install & Change to a New Display Language in Windows 7 Ultimate

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.12.2010
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...
How To Use the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter

How To Use the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter

  • tutorial
  • Florina Muntenescu
  • 27.06.2010
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...
How to Fix Windows 7 using Startup Repair

How to Fix Windows 7 using Startup Repair

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.06.2010
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. [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK]...
Importing Pictures from a Camera or Mobile Device into Windows 7

Importing Pictures from a Camera or Mobile Device into Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Jack Busch
  • 22.03.2010
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...
The Network Map - Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.02.2010
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...
An Overview of System Recovery Options for Windows 7

An Overview of System Recovery Options for Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • George Grigoriţă
  • 02.02.2010
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...
How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

  • tutorial
  • Jack Busch
  • 28.01.2010
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....
How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Florina Muntenescu
  • 21.01.2010
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...