Articles tagged: Windows 7
Macrium Reflect is clearer and more fully featured than Windows’ built-in backup. It’s easier to understand and ultimately, I trust it more.
“Unsupported software” can refer to different things. I’ll review variations on the theme and revisit the question of whether unsupported software can be used safely.
CHKDSK must sometimes be run at boot time. I’ll show you where to find those CHKDSK results.
The System File Checker is a little-known, simple-to-run command-line program. It validates that Window’s operating files are undamaged.
Windows Update can update more than just the Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.
Taskbar and Start button disappeared? We’ll look at solutions for several reasons why this might happen.
Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.
Unsupported hardware because the CPU is too new? It’s a scenario some users of older Windows versions can experience. There are a couple of solutions.
Occasionally, the Windows taskbar can end up on either side (or even the top of) your screen. I’ll show you how to move the taskbar bar back to the bottom.
The “edition” of Windows you’re running — Home, Pro, or others — defines some of the features made available. It’s not difficult to find out which edition you have.
The default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky.
Windows 10 is here. If, after trying it, you find yourself wanting to go back to Windows 7, there are a few approaches.
Changing the background image on the Windows 7 login screen is simple. It’s also very obscure. I’ll show you how.
Windows is constantly starting and stopping programs as part of its normal operations. You can see exactly what programs are being run using a Windows technique called process auditing.
Windows Explorer is a ubiquitous and under-appreciated component of Windows 7. I’ll look at some settings I recommend changing if you’re a frequent user, and include a bonus tip that can sometimes speed up Windows Explorer’s start-up.
Windows includes a little-known and little-used feature that allows you to reset your Windows password if you’ve lost or forgotten it. There’s only one catch: you need to prepare.
Libraries are a feature added to Windows 7 that allow multiple folders to viewed as if they are one. It’s not new, but it can be very confusing.
Windows Mail has been removed from Windows 7, along with several other applications. We’ll look at where to find their replacements.