Files, Folders & Applications in Windows 7

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How to View Incoming E-Mail Messages Online in Windows Live Mail

Although you’ve probably sent e-mail before, you might not be familiar with the ins and outs of using Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail allows you to receive your e-mail messages from any computer that’s [more…]

How to Import Images from a Camera Using Windows 7

Not only has Windows 7 changed its photo viewing and organizing features, it has also changed the way you import images from a camera. Now when you transfer images from your camera, Windows asks you to [more…]

How to Adjust Photos Using Windows Live Photo Gallery

You can automatically adjust photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery with Windows 7. Windows 7’s free Windows Live Photo Gallery feature allows you to fix such common mistakes as tilted horizons, red eyes [more…]

How to Create Digital Movies in Windows 7 Using Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows 7 dumped the handy movie-editing program that came with Windows XP and Windows Vista; however, you can still create digital movies using the Windows Live Essentials pack. [more…]

Getting to Know the Windows 7 Start Menu

As with Windows Vista and Windows XP, the blue Start button in the bottom-left corner can lead you to just about anywhere on a PC. Although the Windows 7 Start Menu is similar to previous versions, there [more…]

Running Automatic Malware Scans in Windows 7 with Windows Defender

In Windows 7, one of the best tools for avoiding and removing spyware and viruses from your PC is Windows Defender. However, Microsoft made the Windows Defender program a bit harder to find in Windows [more…]

How to Add a Tag to a Digital Image in the Windows 7 Photo Viewer

Trying to find one specific image can be a long and daunting task when faced with the thousands of photos in your Pictures Library. Tags are Microsoft’s tool for helping you keep track of what’s in your [more…]

How to Change Windows 7's Speech Recognition Settings

Windows 7 incorporates a lot of changes and improvements to the Speech Recognition feature. To get the most out of Speech Recognition in Windows 7, you’ll want to change its settings to suit your needs [more…]

How to Use the Games Explorer in Windows 7

Admit it; you like to play games on your computer just as much as the next guy. One of the easiest ways to access your favorite Windows games is to use the Games Explorer in Windows 7. The Windows 7 Games [more…]

How to Play Internet Backgammon in Windows 7

Most of the games included in Windows 7 are based on well-known card games or board games. One of the newest Microsoft games is Internet Backgammon. When you play Internet Backgammon in Windows 7, you’re [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…]

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…]

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…]

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