Windows 7

How to Uninstall Windows 7

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With the release of Windows 7, there will be those people who still will want to revert back to Vista or XP for some reason or another. If you want to uninstall Windows 7 and go back to the previous OS, you may or may not be able to do so. In this post, I […]

How to Troubleshoot Audio Issues in Windows 7 and Vista

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Sound in Windows Vista and 7 is quite a bit more complicated than it needs to be, so troubleshooting sound problems is a real chore. The best way to fix a PC that won’t play sound is with a systematic approach. Also, make sure to read my previous post on recovering a missing volume icon […]

What’s new in Windows 7’s System Tray

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A few years ago, I had mixed feelings about the system tray in Windows XP.  If a program is in the system tray then it means it is always running.  Always running programs like clock, volume control, program agents like Yahoo! Messenger and antivirus are always there. The problem we had with XP is that […]

How to Set Disk Quota Limits in Windows 7

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If you’re in IT, you’ve probably come acrosss many users that are always filling up the disk space on shared servers?  In Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista, there is a way for admins to set disk quota limits per user so that no user will be able to fill up the disk. Disk […]

Windows 7 new desktop enhancements and features

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When Windows 7 Release Candidate came out I was amazed by the new things you can do with program windows.  Since Windows 3.1 up to Vista, the only operations you can easily do to a window was maximize, minimize and close.  Sure you can move the windows around the screen, but that was it. In […]

How to Burn Discs in Windows 7

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I was looking for a good third party software for CD/DVD burning, but I can’t find one yet that is compatible with Windows 7.  Luckily, Windows 7 offers not only one, but two ways to burn discs using Windows Explorer. I think it is good that they offer built in CD and DVD burning capabilities […]

How to Use AppLocker in Windows 7

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AppLocker is a flexible, easily administered tool in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 that lets IT admins specify exactly what is and isn’t allowed to run on their Windows 7 and Server 2008 computers. It’s basically like the Software Restriction Policies of Windows Server 2003. AppLocker allows administrators to control the following types of […]

Windows 7 Taskbar Not Showing Thumbnail Previews?

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One of the cool features of Windows 7 is that the taskbar shows a nifty thumbnail preview of a window when you hover over it. So if you have several Internet Explorer windows open, you can now see a preview of all the IE windows instead of just seeing descriptions. Source: That’s really cool, […]

How to Restore the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7 or Windows 8

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For those of you who have been testing out the new Windows 7 RC1 or Windows 8, you’ve probably noticed that the quick launch bar is gone! Personally, I don’t see why you would need it anymore, but for those of you who can’t, here’s how you can get it back. Note that on the […]

How to Customize Auto-Play in Vista and Windows 7

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Auto-Play is a Windows feature that lets you automatically play a CD or DVD media when it is inserted.  Notice when you insert an Audio CD that Windows will begin playing the CD using Media Player? Or when you insert a DVD movie it gets played using PowerDVD or a software that came with your computer?  […]