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What is the Windows Live Essentials Pack for Windows 7?

The Windows Live Essentials Pack is a group of applications that Microsoft created to go with Windows 7. The Windows Live Essentials Pack is available as a free download and includes four major applications [more…]

Windows Live Movie Maker: Create, Edit, and View Movies

To create, edit, and view digital movies in Windows 7, you must download Windows Live Movie Maker. Windows Live Movie Maker — a stripped-down version of the movie-editing program that came with XP and [more…]

How to Use the New WordPad in Windows 7

With the new version of WordPad that works with Windows 7, you can now create a formatted document without having to use a full-blown word processor like Word. Microsoft beefed up the capabilities of the [more…]

How to Use Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 8

The Internet can be a dangerous place — particularly for minors. You can use the Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 8 to protect kids (or anyone else) from inadvertently stumbling across something you [more…]

How to View RSS Feeds in Internet Explorer 8

RSS Feeds is an Internet Explorer 8 feature you can use to view the latest news updates to sites you monitor. Many kinds of Web sites are updated daily weekly, and news sites update headlines as soon as [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…]

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…]

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…]

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 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 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 Install a Program in Windows 7 Using Windows XP Mode

Installing an older program in Windows 7 using Windows XP Mode is not that different from installing it in Windows XP itself; you just need to install the program from within the Windows XP Mode window [more…]

How to Install iTunes on a Windows PC

Although it's designed by Apple, iTunes runs just fine on a Windows PC. To install iTunes on a PC, start at the download page for the free iTunes for Windows software at the [more…]

For Seniors: Start a Windows 7 Program Automatically

If you use a Windows 7 program often, you can have it launch automatically every time you start your computer. Having Windows automatically start your favorite programs for you whenever you startup your [more…]

For Seniors: Access an Online Program Through Your Laptop

Online programs are complete applications that you can access with your laptop, from anywhere you have Internet access. The benefits of online programs are obvious — you save hard drive space on your laptop [more…]

For Seniors: Perform Calculations in a Microsoft Works Spreadsheet

Microsoft Works includes a spreadsheet program you can use to organize data and perform calculations. MS Works Spreadsheet can perform simple or complex calculations on the numbers you enter into a spreadsheet [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Microsoft Works for Your Laptop

Microsoft Works is a suite of multiple programs that often comes installed on Windows-based laptops. If your laptop includes MS Works, then you have a simple word processor, spreadsheet, database, and [more…]

For Seniors: Create a Microsoft Works Document

Microsoft Works includes a word processor for creating reports, letters, and such. The word processor in MS Works is simple to use; just create a new document and type some text. [more…]

For Seniors: Open an Existing Microsoft Works Document

After you create a Microsoft Works document and save it, you can open the file to add to or edit its contents, or to print it. With the Microsoft Works word processor, you can create anything from simple [more…]

For Seniors: Format Text in a Microsoft Works Document

You can format text in a Microsoft Works document in order to change how it looks. Format text to change its size, apply effects such as bold or italic, or change its font [more…]

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