Windows 7

Fix “Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful” Error

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One of my clients ran into a problem when they were trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional using the Windows Anytime Upgrade tool. Instead of it working like normal, they ended up getting the following message: Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful The only sorry solution it gives you is to […]

Pin to Taskbar Missing in Windows 7?

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So I ran into an interesting problem the other day when I tried to pin a program to the Windows 7 taskbar. Usually, I just right-click on the open application and say Pin this program to the taskbar: Unfortunately, something happened or I did something stupid and this open disappeared! So I tried to drag […]

How to Reinstall IE8 or IE 9 in Windows 7

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Internet Explorer 9 recently was having some strange issues on my Windows 7 machine and instead of spending hours trying to figure out what was causing the problem, I decided I would just reinstall the whole thing! Well, it fixed my problem and that’s why I’m writing about it. Method 1 – Windows Features Depending […]

Remove a Printer Driver from Windows 7

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If you’re like me, you probably install printers on your Windows 7 laptop whenever you need to print and you’re not at home. This is fine, but I recently noticed I had 10 printers installed that I never use because they were one time printers installed while traveling. I also realized that just because you […]

Windows 7 Screensaver and Power Options Not Working?

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I’ve had my share of problems with Windows 7, but I still use it regularly along with my MacBook Pro. One new problem that creeped up recently has to do with the screensaver and power options. I set my screensaver to start after 10 minutes, but nothing happened! I also set my PC to go […]

Fix Audio Static Crackling Popping with Realtek Sound Card

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If you have a Windows 7 machine with a Realtek sound chipset or drivers, then you may have run into a problem where you randomly hear crackling or popping or static while playing audio through your speakers or even headsets. I realized after doing some research that this is a pretty tricky problem to fix […]

How to Combine Two Images/Pictures without Photoshop

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Recently, I had a situation where I wanted to send someone a picture, but I wanted it to be a combination of two pictures. Sending the pictures separately would not have been fun, due to the fact that they had to be shown side by side to get the best effect. I also wanted to […]

Windows 7 Switch User Disabled or Greyed Out?

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A client of mine recently had a strange problem in Windows 7 where he could not switch between users using the normal procedure. By default, if you click Start, then click on the little arrow next to shutdown, you can choose Switch User as shown below: If this option is disabled or greyed out on […]

Run Notepad as Administrator to Avoid Access is Denied

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One really good and really annoying feature of Windows 7 is that by default a lot of files are off-limits when it comes to editing. For example, if you try to edit the HOSTS file in Windows using Notepad, it will give you an error message saying Access is Denied. And if you try to […]

Change the Windows 7 Login Screen Background Image

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When you login to your Windows 7 computer (assuming you haven’t used something like this tutorial to turn on automatic login), you’ll generally see a login window with a background looking something like this. It’s fine; there’s nothing wrong with it. But sometimes a change is good so in this article we’ll show you how […]