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Launch & Manage Applications in Windows 7

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How to Make an Older Program Run in Windows 7

Many programmers design their software to run on a specific version of Windows. When a new Windows version appears a few years later, some older programs aren't compatible and refuse to work. If an older [more…]

How to Use Flip and Flip 3D in Windows 7

When you have many windows open in Windows 7, you can use the Flip and Flip 3-D features to quickly organize your applications. Flip and Flip 3-D, like Aero Peek, allow you to view what is happening in [more…]

How to Use Windows 7 Logo Key Shortcuts

Most keyboards now have a special Windows logo key. Because these keyboards are so prevalent, Windows 7 has increased the number of keyboard shortcuts that use this key. You can use Windows logo key shortcuts [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…]

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 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 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…]

For Seniors: Close a Windows Program on Your Laptop

When you are through with a Windows program, close it to save computer resources. Closing a Windows program removes its window from the screen and the taskbar, and removes the program from memory. Before [more…]

For Seniors: Create Windows 7 Shortcuts on a Laptop

Shortcuts are icons you put on the Windows 7 desktop for quick access to programs or files you use frequently. On a laptop, shortcuts are especially useful for users who may have to get to what they need [more…]

For Seniors: Start a Windows Program on a Laptop

Before you can use a Windows program on your laptop, you have to start it (launch the program). Windows provides several ways to start programs; choose the method you like best. [more…]

How to Add and Remove Programs in Windows 7

Discover how to add or remove programs in Windows 7 to meet your needs. This video also shows how to change/repair Windows 7 programs, find "missing" programs that you've installed, and turn off unused [more…]

The Different Ways to Launch a Program in Windows 7

There's more than one way to start a program in Windows 7. This video shows you how to use the Start Menu, toolbar, and right-click menu to start a program and get to work. [more…]

How to Start Up a Program in Windows 7

There's more than one way to open an application or program in Windows 7, whether it's a program you use every day or only once a month. This video shows you how Windows 7 helps you find the program you [more…]
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