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How to View Incoming E-Mail Messages Online in Windows Live Mail

Although you’ve probably sent e-mail before, you might not be familiar with the ins and outs of using Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail allows you to receive your e-mail messages from any computer that’s [more…]

How to Adjust Photos Using Windows Live Photo Gallery

You can automatically adjust photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery with Windows 7. Windows 7’s free Windows Live Photo Gallery feature allows you to fix such common mistakes as tilted horizons, red eyes [more…]

How to Create Digital Movies in Windows 7 Using Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows 7 dumped the handy movie-editing program that came with Windows XP and Windows Vista; however, you can still create digital movies using the Windows Live Essentials pack. [more…]

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 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…]

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 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 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…]

Launching Windows Live Messenger for the First Time in Windows 7

Once you've downloaded and installed Windows Live Messenger for Windows 7, you'll need to take a few minutes to set it up to suit you. If you take the time to do this when you first start Messenger, you [more…]

How to Add Sound to a Movie Using Windows Live Movie Maker

In Windows 7, you can add sound to a movie using Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM). You can control WLMM so that it uses the sound that is already in each clip or superimpose a music file over the top of [more…]

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