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Tutorials, how-to guides, and blog posts about using Windows. How to use laptops, tablets, PCs, and other gadgets with Windows.

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...
Windows 7 Network Settings

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

  • 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...
Windows Media Player

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

  • 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...

How to Work with Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.01.2010
Desktop Gadgets are not something new to the Windows world. They were first introduced in Windows Vista, where they were fitted on the Windows Sidebar. Even if the idea itself was good, it didn't have the success it might have deserved. With Windows 7, Microsoft...
Action Center

How to Work with the Action Center in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.01.2010
Windows 7 comes with a convenient way to help you review the state of your system and find solutions to security and maintenance issues. The feature which facilitates this is called Action Center and it is built upon the foundation set by the Windows Security...
Network locations

How to Map Network Drives, Websites and FTP Locations in Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 07.01.2010
Drive mapping is the procedure through which you can associate a local drive letter (A to Z, as the ones used by your partitions) with an area on another network computer (like a shared folder) or internet location (e.g. FTP site). Using drive mappings can...

How to Customize Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

  • misc
  • Florina Muntenescu
  • 31.12.2009
We will continue our series on customizing the appearance of Windows 7 with an article about logon screens. Even though now you can customize lots of visual elements directly from the Control Panel, you still cannot change the logon screen. As with previous versions of...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....

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...
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...
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...