Built-in Applications in Windows 7

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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 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 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 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 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…]

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 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 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 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 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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