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How to Create a Custom Toolbar on the Windows 7 Taskbar

Windows 7 makes it easy for you to personalize your computer by offering a variety of options for customizing the new taskbar. One of the ways you can make your Windows workspace truly unique is by creating [more…]

Advanced Searching in Windows 7

Most of the searches you'll need to perform in Windows 7 will be simple and straightforward. However, when you need to really drill down into the index to find a long lost file, consider using search filters [more…]

How to Set Default Programs in Windows 7

Microsoft assumes that you're going to use their basic programs on your Windows 7 computer, and usually they're right. But if you prefer to use another program for specific tasks, you need to tell Windows [more…]

How to Send and Receive a Fax in Windows 7

The Windows Fax and Scan utility enables you to send or receive faxes in Windows 7. You can use Windows Fax and Scan to send text entered into a fax form, documents created in other applications, and even [more…]

How to Scan a Document in Windows 7

The Windows Fax and Scan utility enables you to scan documents and pictures. Before you can scan documents and pictures, you must have a scanner installed on your computer. Your scanner must be listed [more…]

How to View Photos Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface is its big attraction. It’s sleek, blue design doesn’t look anything like other [more…]

How to Play DVDs Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface is Windows 7’s entertainment hub. Windows Media Center is the perfect place to [more…]

How to Play Music Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to listening to your favorite music. Although Windows Media Player is the first thing most people think of when they think of playing [more…]

How to Record a TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

The Windows Media Center is the primary entertainment component of Windows 7. You can use the Media Center’s sleek interface to watch and record your favorite TV shows right on your PC, either when you [more…]

How to Set Up Windows 7’s Windows Media Center to View Live TV

Who needs a separate TV when you can set up the Windows 7 Media Center to view live TV right on your computer’s lovely flat-panel display? You can watch downloaded Internet programs or stream snippets [more…]

How to Watch an Internet TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface offers you the ability to watch Internet TV downloads or to stream snippets from [more…]

How to Add Locations to the Windows 7 Search Index

At the heart of Windows 7’s vastly improved search feature sits the index. The Windows 7 index stores references to the contents of the computer. You can greatly speed the search process by adding all [more…]

How to Watch a Live TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center offers you the ability to watch live TV, record TV shows, and watch Internet TV, all in [more…]

How to Limit Folder Access on a Windows 7 HomeGroup

So you have a HomeGroup established and you want to block a folder so that no one in your Windows 7 HomeGroup can view it. With HomeGroup, you don’t have to worry about all the complicated permissions [more…]

Launching Internet Explorer 8 for the First Time

Windows 7 includes Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), which enables you to browse Web pages anywhere on the Internet. Windows 7 makes it a snap to launch Internet Explorer 8. However, when you launch Internet [more…]

How to Move a File or Folder from a Library to the Public Folder in Windows 7

Any file or folder that you move to the \Public folder can be viewed, changed, or deleted by anybody who’s using your computer or network. Moving a file or folder to the [more…]

How to Connect to a VPN in Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it easy to connect to a VPN so that you can share files, programs, and peripheral devices, such as printers and scanners. Many VPNs are setup using the traditional wired Ethernet connection [more…]

How to Customize the Notification Area of the Windows 7 Taskbar

Windows 7 finally gives you the opportunity to customize the contents of the notification area of the taskbar. The notification area is the glob of icons down near the clock that used to be known as the [more…]

Windows 7 Parental Controls Setup

Setting up the Parental Controls feature in Windows 7 is a bit different than it was in Windows Vista, in part because the new parental controls interface is nowhere near as comprehensive as it used to [more…]

How to Create and Send E-Mail Messages in Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail (available as a free download from the Windows Live download page) allows you to quickly create e-mail messages from any computer that’s connected to the Internet. E-mail is the cornerstone [more…]

How to Format Text in Windows Live Mail E-Mail Messages

Even if you’ve created messages in Windows Mail before, you might not realize that Windows Live Mail now has a whole set of formatting tools that you can use to format your e-mail messages. Formatting [more…]

How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

You can adjust the screen resolution in Windows 7 to control how sharp and detailed the images, words, and icons on your screen appear. At higher resolutions, things are crystal clear, but they're also [more…]

How to Enable the Windows 7 Firewall

One of the security features that Microsoft provides to keep your information private is the Windows Firewall. By enabling the Windows Firewall and keeping Windows 7 up to date, you can keep your computer [more…]

How to E-Mail a Photo in Windows 7

E-mailing a photo in Windows 7 is a great way to share your photos with your friends and family. Most people today have access to a digital camera (even if only on their cell phones) and have started swapping [more…]

How to Schedule Maintenance Tasks in Windows 7

Every computer requires regular maintenance, just like every car does. The best way to ensure that everything gets done when it should is to schedule maintenance tasks ahead of time so that Windows 7 can [more…]

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