Articles tagged: Windows 7

Tip of the Day: Where Does Save Save?

Tip of the Day: Use Jump Lists

Tip of the Day: Hide the Taskbar

Tip of the Day: Problem Steps Recorder

Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows 7?

Windows Update can update more than just the Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.

Tip of the Day: SendTo Notepad

Tip of the Day: View Remembered Wireless Networks in Command Prompt

The Start Button Is Missing and There’s No Taskbar. What Do I Do?

Taskbar and Start button disappeared? We’ll look at solutions for several reasons why this might happen.

Tip of the Day: Projector Mode

Tip of the Day: CTRL+ALT+DEL

Tip of the Day: Turn Off Hibernate (and Free Up Some Disk Space)

Tip of the Day: Dump the Fax

Tip of the Day: Find Your Mouse Pointer

Tip of the Day: Control Your Laptop Buttons

Tip Of The Day: More Command History in Command Prompt

Tip Of The Day: Password Protect Your Screen Saver

How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends

Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.

Why is Windows Complaining About Unsupported Hardware?

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.

How Do I Move the Taskbar Back to the Bottom?

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.

How Do I Figure Out My Windows Edition?

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.

How Do I Change the Default Mail Program in Windows?

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.

Tip Of The Day: Executable Properties

Tip of the Day: The PSTools Suite of Command Line Tools

Tip of the Day: Yet Another Way to Open Control Panel

Tip of the Day: Move, Copy, or Create Shortcut

Tip of the Day: View the Full Path in Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Restart Explorer

Tip of the Day: When “Run as administrator” Isn’t Available

Tip of the Day: Get Speccy

SFC: The System File Checker – How to Run It and Why

The System File Checker is a little-known, simple-to-run command-line program. It validates that Window’s operating files are undamaged.

Four Ways to Go Back to Windows 7 or 8 from Windows 10

Windows 10 is here. If, after trying it, you find yourself wanting to go back to Windows 7, there are a few approaches.

How Do I See the Results of a CHKDSK that Ran on Boot?

CHKDSK must sometimes be run at boot time. When done, its displayed messages disappear. I’ll show you where to find those CHKDSK results again.

How Do I Change the Windows 7 Login Screen Background? (with video)

Changing the background image on the Windows 7 login screen is simple. It’s also very obscure. I’ll show you how.

Why do you prefer Macrium Reflect over Windows 7’s backup program?

Macrium Reflect is clearer than Windows 7, it’s easier to understand what it’s doing, and ultimately, I trust it more.

How can I track what programs come and go on my machine?

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.

Changing Windows Explorer Settings

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.

How Do I Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk, and Why Would I Want To?

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.

Just What Are Windows 7’s “Libraries” and How Do They Work?

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.

Where is Windows Mail, or Outlook Express, in Windows 7?

Windows Mail has been removed from Windows 7, along with several other applications. We’ll look at where to find their replacements.