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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.

Getting Started with Windows 7’s Tablet Input Panel

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 15.05.2011
The Tablet Input Panel is a Windows 7 program that looks simple, but is actually quite sophisticated. Fortunately, as with most Windows 7 built-in software, even with its many options it's very easy to use. You'll find it in the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and...
File Explorer

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]...
Language

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...
Language

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...
Language

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...
Language

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...
Command Prompt (CMD)

Command Prompt - The Most Powerful & Least Used Windows Tool

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.12.2010
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...
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...
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]...

Top 7 Windows Media Player 12 Skins in 2010

  • misc
  • Jack Busch
  • 14.05.2010
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...

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...