Windows 7 Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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What the Windows Recovery Console Does

One of the most useful tools for fixing problems in Windows is the Recovery Console. Unlike Windows in its graphical glory, the Recovery Console is a text-mode operating system, similar to the old MS-DOS [more…]

How to Get to the Recovery Console in Windows

One of the most useful tools for fixing problems in Windows 7 and Windows Vista is the Recovery Console, as long as you know where it is and how to activate it. [more…]

How to Fix the Master Boot Record in Windows

One useful and often necessary thing you can do in the Windows Recovery Console is fix a corrupt or damaged master boot record (MBR). The MBR plays a role in starting your PC and what happens when it’s [more…]

How to Make a Recovery Disc in Windows

If you can’t find the Windows recovery disc that came with the program when you bought it, know that a secret command, available in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, lets you create a recovery disc. [more…]

How to Boot into a Recovery Partition in Windows

Knowing how to boot into a Recovery Partition will help you to rebuild, restore, re-create, or just troubleshoot Windows problems. PC manufacturers now often partition a computer’s primary hard drive into [more…]

How to Use a Recovery Disc in Windows

Most PCs sold today come with recovery discs, or sets of discs; these let you restore your computer to the same condition it was in when you bought it. This solution is [more…]

How to Scan and Repair Windows Using System File Checker

You can use the powerful System File Checker (SFC) tool in Windows 7 and Windows Vista to ensure the integrity of the Windows operating system, as well as to effectively restore broken parts of Windows [more…]

For Seniors: Set the Date and Time in Windows 7

Windows 7 normally keeps good track of the current date and time, but often with a new computer, you have to change the Windows time zone to match your location so it can maintain time accurately. [more…]

How to Create a User Account in Windows 7

Windows 7 lets you create and use three types of accounts: Administrator, Standard, and Guest. This video shows you how to create new accounts, switch between accounts, and customize your own account settings [more…]

Windows 7 Troubleshooting: Restoring Files and Settings to Earlier Times

Face it: Bad things can happen to an individual file, a program, or the entire computer itself. Luckily, Windows 7 lets you restore your computer to when it worked correctly, reinstate a program's default [more…]

How to Schedule Backups in Windows 7

It's a painful truth: Your Windows 7 computer's hard drive will eventually die. If you haven't backed up your files when it dies, everything will disappear for good. Fortunately, Windows 7 has a backup [more…]
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