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How to Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Turning On Windows Live Messenger

When you install Windows Live Messenger on your Windows 7 system, Microsoft starts running it whenever you’re logged in to the computer, which can be very annoying. To stop Windows 7 from automatically [more…]

Using the Scenic Ribbon with Windows 7

In an effort to improve the functionality and speed of Windows, Microsoft added what they are calling Windows Scenic. You’ll primarily notice Windows Scenic most when you use the Scenic Ribbons in Windows [more…]

How to Use the Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a fabulous new feature that is sure to help anyone needing tech support — the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR). Once you know how to use the Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7, you’ll be [more…]

How to Trim a Video Clip in Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Live Movie Maker lets you trim individual clips — remove pieces at the beginning or end of the clip to make it shorter. Trimming a clip in Windows Live Movie Maker allows you to use just the best [more…]

How to Add Visual Effects to a Video Using Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Live Movie Maker makes it easy to create a simple movie. You can jazz up your movie in WLMM by adding visual effects and transitions between clips with WLMM's Visual Effects options. [more…]

How to Install the Windows Live Essentials Pack

Most people will want to install the Windows Live Essentials Pack. The Windows Live Essentials Pack is a group of applications that Microsoft offers as a free add-on to Windows 7. Windows Live Essentials [more…]

How to Create a Personal Information Card with Windows CardSpace

Windows 7 includes a new security feature called Windows CardSpace that lets you create a personal information card. CardSpace cards are like digital identity cards that contain personal logon information [more…]

How to Use Easy Transfer in Windows 7

You can use the Window7 Easy Transfer feature to send files from one computer to another or even to send files to an external hard drive. This feature makes changing to a new computer a breeze. [more…]

How to Navigate Windows 7 with Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is the main tool that you use to interact with Windows 7. You’ll need to use the Windows Explorer to view your libraries, files, and folders. You can access Windows Explorer by clicking [more…]

How to Customize Windows 7's Documents Library

Windows 7 brings a powerful new feature to the table: libraries. Libraries are a way to pull related bits of information together from many different folders. You can pull together the documents in ten [more…]

How to Create a Panoramic Photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Have you ever taken a series of shots, side by side, trying to convey the vastness of a scene? Why show a series of little shots when you can create one big one? You can use Windows 7 Live Photo Gallery [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 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 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 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 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…]

How to Set Up Windows Media Center in Windows 7

You can set up the Windows Media Center to enjoy your favorite photos, music, TV, and videos by using just your PC. Viewing stuff on your PC is pretty easy if you don't want to hassle with configuring [more…]

How to Burn a DVD in Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is one of the features in Windows 7 that you can use to burn DVDs. WMC uses the Windows DVD Maker engine to burn the DVDs and CDs, but does it from within the Media Center interface [more…]

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