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Understanding Windows Home Server for Windows 7

Windows Home Server (WHS) is a feature-packed addition to your Windows 7 world that has a great track record of not being buggy. To get the most out of WHS, it's important to understand what it can do [more…]

How to Add a Windows 7 Computer to a Windows Home Server Network

Adding a Windows 7 computer to an already established Windows Home Server network takes just a few minutes. Once you’ve connected the new PC to the server, the WHS will go straight to work collecting data [more…]

How to Add a Username to a Windows Home Server List

The Windows Home Server (WHS) allows you to have up to ten users at a time. Each user must use an approved logon name and password to access the files and to ensure that their files are protected. Adding [more…]

How to Straighten Photos Using Windows Live Photo Gallery

One of the best new photo-editing features in the Windows Live Photo Gallery is the Straighten Photo tool. You can use the Straighten Photo tool in Windows 7's Windows Live Photo Gallery to compensate [more…]

How to Import Videos into Windows Live Movie Maker

Before you can begin creating your digital movie spectacular, you need to import the video files from your video camera. And if you want to use the video files with Windows Live Movie Maker, for some reason [more…]

How to Use Windows 7's New Taskbar

The biggest change in the way you use Windows has got to be the new Windows 7 taskbar. Windows 7 has made big changes to the taskbar that runs along the bottom of the screen. Microsoft completely redesigned [more…]

How to Update and Correct Song Tags in Windows Media Player 12

Unlike Media Player 11, Windows Media Player 12 no longer offers an advanced editor to allow you to update and correct song tags. Instead, the player edits them for you automatically from an online database [more…]

How to Set Up Microsoft Update for Other Applications in Windows 7

By default, Windows 7 automatically looks for updates to the Windows 7 operating system without you having to do a thing. But you need to manually set up Microsoft Update if you want Windows 7 to look [more…]

How to Share an Internet Connection in Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it easy for you to get connected to the Internet and to share an Internet connection with other computers in your network. You can use the Windows Internet Connection Sharing feature to [more…]

How to Turn on InPrivate Browsing and Filtering in Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 has been loaded with new safety features to protect you and your privacy, such as InPrivate Browsing and Filtering. When you turn on InPrivate Browsing and Filtering, you’re telling [more…]

How to Map a Network Folder in Windows 7

If your computer is part of a LAN and you want to use files that are stored in folders on a networked computer, you'll want to map a drive letter to that network folder to make it easier to access. Mapping [more…]

Windows 7 Control Panel Features

The Control Panel in Windows 7 is the place to go when you need to make changes to various settings of your computer system. You can control most Windows commands and features using the various options [more…]

How to Change a HomeGroup Password in Windows 7

To connect to a HomeGroup, you need a password, so Microsoft creates a password every time you set up a new HomeGroup. Although Windows assigns an arbitrary password to you, you can change it at any time [more…]

How to Add Folders to a Windows 7 HomeGroup

If you have a HomeGroup established, you might want to share a new folder with the group. Windows 7 makes it easy to add folders to your HomeGroup. In fact, it’s much easier to add folders to a HomeGroup [more…]

How to Add Titles to a Movie in Windows 7 Using Windows Live Movie Maker

You can add titles to any movie in Windows 7 using Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM). In fact, superimposing text over your clips ranks as one of the simplest of WLMM tricks, and you can use any font known [more…]

How to Assemble a Movie in Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Live Movie Maker makes it easy for anyone to assemble a movie in Windows 7. Creating a movie in WLMM involves gathering together clips (movie, music or still pictures) and assembling them in the [more…]

How to Use the Resource Monitor in Windows 7

If you’re having trouble with a program taking over your computer, slowing things down, or even locking things up, you can use the Reliability Data available in the Windows 7 Resource Monitor to see what’s [more…]

How to Customize the Windows 7 Start Menu

Windows 7 lets you customize your Start Menu to make it work the way you want it to. You can make a number of changes to the Start menu, from adding or removing items, deciding whether to display recently [more…]

How to Complete a System Restore in Windows 7

You can often repair software problems by completing a System Restore in Windows 7. Windows 7 is much less buggy than Windows Vista, but sometimes bugs in software and driver updates will cause your system [more…]

How to Change the Number of Items in a Windows 7 Jump List

In Windows 7, Jump Lists, which appear when you right-click an icon in either the Taskbar or the Start menu, are intended to be your main jumping off point for accessing the files you’ve recently worked [more…]

How to View Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

One of the best ways to view photos in Windows 7 is by using the Windows Live Photo Gallery. Windows Live Photo Gallery brings a handful of sophisticated tools to the thorny problems of gathering, fixing [more…]

How to Use the Print Queue for a HomeGroup Printer in Windows 7

When you have more than one document scheduled to print, Windows keeps track of the scheduled print jobs in a print queue. In Windows 7, you can display the printer queue of a HomeGroup printer so that [more…]

How to Publish Photos to Flickr from Windows Live Photo Gallery

Microsoft has established a “special relationship” with Yahoo! and the Flickr Web site. One of the fortunate side effects of that relationship is that you can publish photos from the Windows Live Photo [more…]

How to Publish a Windows Live Movie Maker Movie to the Web

After you put together a movie in Windows Live Movie Maker, you can easily get it on the Web. In Windows 7, Windows Live Movie Maker comes preloaded with an option to publish your films directly to Microsoft [more…]

How to Scan Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

In Windows 7, you can scan photos (or anything else, for that matter) directly into Windows Live Photo Gallery. Although you can also scan photos and documents using Windows Fax and Scan, you’ll get a [more…]

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