Fix the Maximum Amount of Memory Usable by Windows 7 64-bit

by File in: Windows 7

Your computer’s hardware and Windows 7 limit the amount of memory that your computer can use. In the case of 32-bit operating systems, that limit is 4GB of RAM. 64-bit operating systems can use much more. However, if your Windows 7 64-bit PC is having trouble recognizing all of the RAM in your computer, there […]

View, Backup, and Delete Saved Passwords in Internet Explorer

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Most web browsers allow you to store passwords for easier and faster logging in to websites. We found a free tool, called IE PassView, that makes it easy to view, backup, and delete passwords saved in Internet Explorer. IE PassView works with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 and above, through Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10. […]

Enable Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) in Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

By default, a standard installation of Windows 7 does not turn on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). In order to use this feature, you must turn it on using Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Learn how to turn on Microsoft Internet Information Services in Windows 7 What is Internet Information Services (IIS)? By […]

Turn Off the Gadgets Platform in Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

The Gadgets Platform is an application on which Windows Gadgets run on your desktop. No longer confined to the Sidebar as they were in Windows Vista, Windows 7’s gadgets roam free on the user’s desktop. However, there are times when it may be appropriate to turn off the Gadgets Platform thereby disallowing the use of […]

Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) for a Specific Application

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When you perform a task that requires administrative privileges in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008, the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box displays. User Account Control limits applications to standard user privileges, even in a user account with administrator privileges assigned to it. When you run applications, they are run as a […]

Uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

Windows Media Player is a Microsoft application capable of playing a variety of audio and video files right from within the Windows operating system. A part of Windows for a long time, some people still choose to use other applications to play their media. Learn how to uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 7. Why […]

Open an HTML File in Google Chrome

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In Firefox and Internet Explorer, you can open an HTML file by selecting Open File (Firefox) or Open (Internet Explorer) from the File menu. Because Google Chrome does not have a menu bar, there is no direct option for opening an HTML file in the browser. However, you can use the file URI scheme (for […]

Use the Keyboard to Change Row Height and Column Width in Excel

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If you prefer using the keyboard rather than the mouse, there is a way in Excel to change the row height and column width using the keyboard; however, it is not very intuitive. To set the row height, press Alt to put Excel into a “shortcut key mode.” You will see shortcut keys displays on […]

Forcefully Close a Program in Ubuntu

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We have previously written about how to kill a non-responsive program in Windows (see our post, How to Kill a Program using the Command Line). If you are an Ubuntu user, there is a similar method of terminating non-responsive programs. Instead of logging out or rebooting to end the program, there are a couple of […]

Change the Default Margins Used in New Word Documents

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If you use the same margins in most of your Word documents, you can set default margins once to be used for every new Word document you create. This post shows you how to set your default margins for Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.   Word 2007 thru Word 2016 The procedure for […]