Understanding Windows 7

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How to Use Windows 7's New Taskbar

The biggest change in the way you use Windows has got to be the new Windows 7 taskbar. Windows 7 has made big changes to the taskbar that runs along the bottom of the screen. Microsoft completely redesigned [more…]

Windows 7 Control Panel Features

The Control Panel in Windows 7 is the place to go when you need to make changes to various settings of your computer system. You can control most Windows commands and features using the various options [more…]

How Use Windows 7’s Computer Window

In Windows 7 you can use the Computer window to check the status of all the storage areas on your computer. You can also use the Computer window as a launching point to access your libraries, homegroups [more…]

How to Use ReadyBoost to Speed Up Windows 7

Microsoft introduced the ReadyBoost technology in Windows Vista with the promise of accelerated performance, but the claims fell flat for most users. However, this feature actually does work in Windows [more…]

Pistas Útiles para Trabajar en Windows 7

Muchos se ven obligados a usar Windows 7 como única alternativa, ya que sus nuevas computadoras probablemente vinieron con Windows 7 ya instalado. La siguiente lista contiene varias pistas útiles que le [more…]

Organizar un Montón de Ventanas en Windows 7

Windows 7 recibe ese nombre por sus muchas ventanas. No se deje dominar por las ventanas; en cambio organice las ventanas de Windows 7 con las pistas que se detallan en la siguiente tabla: [more…]

Requisitos de una PC para Ejecutar Windows 7

Cuando visite el salón de exposición de una tienda en busca de una PC que ejecute Windows 7, visite también el Welcome Center (Centro de bienvenida) de Windows: Haga clic en Start [more…]

Practicar la Computación Segura en Windows 7

La mejor defensa suele ser un buen ataque. Protéjase en Windows 7 practicando la computación segura: [more…]

Atajos de Teclado de Windows 7

Logre que Windows 7 acate sus órdenes más rápidamente mediante estos prácticos atajos de teclado: [more…]

Windows XP Shortcut Key Combinations

Windows 7’s new shortcut keys get all the attention these days. Many people forget that everyversion of Windows has offered hundreds of shortcut keys. For example, here are some of Windows XP’s most popular [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Your Laptop's Windows 7 Desktop

The Windows 7 desktop appears when you log on to your laptop. On the desktop you'll find the Windows Start menu, taskbar, and shortcuts to favorite programs and files. You can use various elements of the [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Laptop's Windows 7 Start Menu

Use the Windows 7 Start menu on your laptop to access your laptop's settings, files, folders, and software. You can customize the Windows Start menu if you like, to fit the way you like to work on your [more…]

For Seniors: Arrange Windows on a Windows Laptop Quickly

Using the Shake, Snap, and Peek features in Windows 7, you can quickly arrange windows on your laptop. You can minimize all windows, align them side-by-side, maximize a window, or take a quick peek at [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters with Windows 7 Character Map

Your computer keyboard has plenty of keys, but eventually you’ll need a special character that isn't there. That's when you can turn to Windows’ built-in Character Map program. An old standby, Character [more…]

How to Customize Toolbars, Taskbars, and Menus in Windows 7

Customize the Windows 7 Start menu, Taskbar, and tool bars to save time. Add or remove icons on the Windows 7 Start menu; automatically start favorite programs when Windows 7 wakes up; turn toolbars on [more…]

How to Use the Windows 7 Logon Screen

Your first glimpse of Windows 7 is the Windows logon screen. From here, you can log on to Windows 7 as a Guest or Administrator, change accessibility settings if you or someone else has a physical impairment [more…]

Windows 7 Logon Screen Options

You can do more with the Windows 7 logon screen than just log on. This brief video shows you how to use the ease of use, power, and security settings built around the Windows 7 logon screen. [more…]

The Windows 7 Desktop Explained

Computer beginners can benefit from this video that shows you the main parts of the Windows 7 desktop and how to use them to get things done. [more…]

How to Use Windows 7's Help System and Troubleshooter

If you run into a problem with Windows 7, or if you simply don't know how to do something, Microsoft can help you find the answers you need. Windows 7 comes with both a help system and a troubleshooter [more…]

How to Navigate through Windows 7

A typical Windows 7 window has a number of different parts. This video shows you how to use these parts to navigate Windows 7's folder system to find the file, image, document, or other data that you need [more…]

How to Use the Windows 7 Search Tool

Windows 7's search tool is more powerful than ever. As this how-to video shows, Windows 7 can find and open a lost document with only a few keystrokes from you. It also has a few tricks for expanding your [more…]
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