Files, Folders & Applications in Windows 7

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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 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 View Digital Images in the Windows 7 Photo Viewer

You can use the Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7 to view and organize each of the photos and digital images in your ever-growing image collection. Microsoft moved the Photo Gallery tool from Windows 7 [more…]

Game Cheats for Minesweeper in Windows 7

One of the simplest, most absorbing games ever created — and a longtime personal favorite of Bill Gates — Minesweeper has been around since the days of Windows 3.1. Yet, most people don’t know that there [more…]

How to Add Gadgets to the Windows 7 Desktop

You can now add gadgets directly to a Windows 7 desktop. Windows gadgets are little desktop programs that can interact with you, with Windows, with files and folders, with your network, and with other [more…]

View and Organize Images in Windows 7's Pictures Library

Your Pictures Library is easily the best place to store and view your digital images in Windows 7. When Windows 7 imports your digital camera’s photos, it automatically loads them into the Pictures Library [more…]

How to Copy Photos to a CD or DVD Using Windows 7's Pictures Library

Not only is the Pictures Library in Windows 7 the best place to view your photos. it's also a great starting point for copying photos to a CD or DVD. CDs and DVDs are great ways to share your memories [more…]

How to Manage Libraries in Windows Media Player 12

Take control of your Windows Media Player 12 experience by managing its library. Media Player 12 automatically sorts through your libraries’ stash of digital music, pictures, videos, and recorded TV shows [more…]

How to Resize and Crop a Photo in Windows 7's New Paint Application

Windows Paint, Windows 7's improved drawing program, lets you resize or crop photos. Resizing photos makes them small enough for e-mails or size-specific for inclusion in a document. Many photos can also [more…]

How to Set Up Media Player in Windows 7

Windows Media Player, the Windows 7 built-in boom box, sucks you in from the start. Once you set up Media Play in Windows 7, you can use it to play CDs, as well as play, organize, and generally enjoy almost [more…]

How to Sign Up for a Windows Live ID in Windows 7

Before you download Windows Live Essentials, you need a Windows Live ID — Windows Live Messenger doesn’t work without it (among others). If you don’t already have a Windows Live ID, you’ll need to sign [more…]

How to Crop Photos by Using Windows Live Photo Gallery

You can use Windows Live Photo Gallery to crop your photos. When you look through your photos you might find that there is something in the photo that distracts from the image or that the focal point simply [more…]

How to Use WordPad in Windows 7

Although it’s nowhere near as advanced as Word, you can use WordPad in Windows 7 to create polished, professional-looking documents. Windows 7 has made improvements to the options and features available [more…]

How to Change the Way the Start Menu Search Works in Windows 7

In Windows 7, you can also use the Start Menu to begin a search. When you type a keyword, the search engine will scour your computer looking for files. The Start Menu Search is effective on its own, but [more…]

How to Edit Word Documents in Windows 7 WordPad

Many people resort to using WordPad because they're having issues with Microsoft Word. And, if you really want and need formatting — and you don't have time to get Word straightened out — you can use WordPad [more…]

How to Customize Windows 7’s Search Settings

The Windows 7 search feature is a wonder compared to its predecessors. You can even customize Windows 7’s default search settings to fine-tune the results you get. These changes can speed up the process [more…]

How to Publish a Movie in Windows 7 Using Windows Live Movie Maker

You have four choices when publishing a movie in Windows 7 using Windows Live Movie Maker. These choices determine how the final product will be saved. If you want your friends to be able to view your [more…]

How to Move Quick Launch Toolbar Icons to Windows 7 Taskbar

If you installed an older Vista (or Windows XP) program and it told you that it was putting an icon on the Quick Launch toolbar, you can track down that program’s icon and move it to the new and improved [more…]

How to Pin a File or Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar

In Windows 7, you pin a file or folder to the taskbar to have them available at a moment’s notices — well, sort of. Unfortunately, you can’t turn individual documents or folders into icons on the toolbar [more…]

How to Customize the Windows Media Player 12 Jump List

When you right-click the Windows Media Player icon in the Windows 7 taskbar, you’ll see a jump list of the songs you listen to most frequently. You can customize the Windows 7 Windows Media Jump List so [more…]

How to Make Windows 7 Forget Your Windows Live Messenger Password

    Many Windows 7 users choose to have Windows Live Messenger remember their password when they're setting up Messenger. If you want to use Messenger with more than one user ID, you’ll need to go back [more…]

Game Cheats for Solitaire in Windows 7

Solitaire is the oldest of all the Windows games. This traditional game has captured the hearts and spare cranial cycles of millions. Yet, most people don’t know that there are game cheats they can employ [more…]

Windows 7 Multiplayer Game Basics

Windows XP shipped with several multiplayer games that allowed you to play opponents on the Internet. These disappeared with Windows Vista. In Windows 7, they’re back. You can once again play Windows multiplayer [more…]

Game Cheats for FreeCell in Windows 7

FreeCell, Microsoft’s first Solitaire variant, mimics the card game of the same name. Game play in FreeCell resembles “regular” Solitaire in many ways, as you use the cards to build suit stacks and sequential [more…]

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