The ‘Windows 7’ Archives
Posted November 22, 2014 by

Chrome: Use Google Data Proxy to Save on Airtime

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Cell phone companies typically do not offer unlimited data plans anymore.  Unlimited plans were offered in some markets when only 3G was available, but with 4G, users can use up large amounts of GB in a short time.  This usage creates a strain on the cellular network as its capacity is not unlimited. Also, in […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Microsoft Windows: Force Windows to Show File Names with Extensions

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The default setting of Windows is not to show file extensions. Getting the operating system to show file names with extensions all the time is actually beneficial. It helps us easily identify the types of files we have, and we can quickly rename an extension, if needed.

Posted October 19, 2014 by

How Do I Free Up Space on My C Drive?

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If your C drive is getting full, follow the steps in this tutorial to erase unnecessary files, and free up drive space.

Posted July 22, 2014 by

View and Edit Two Files Side By Side in SQL Server and Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the editor that programmers prefer most because it is fast and lightweight. It is also bundled with tons of features and smart plugins. Notepad++ can be downloaded for free and is available on Windows as well as other operating systems. There are various tips and tricks that you can use to increase your […]

Posted April 7, 2014 by

How Do I Change the Default Program Files Directory in Windows?

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By default on a Windows system, new programs will be installed into the Program Files folder inside the system drive. Therefore, if you always install software on a different drive, you have to provide the path manually to the desired location during the setup process of each program. Luckily, there is a way to force […]

Posted October 17, 2013 by

How to Share Files Starting with Windows File Sharing Wizard

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From sharing movies and songs at home to folders and files with colleagues at work, the File Sharing Wizard is the easiest way to get started using the networking service within Windows.

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Recover WiFi Network Router Password using Windows

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If your WiFi network is secured, you will need your password to permit other devices access to your network. However, most of us with a WiFi network connection tend to forget our passwords because the gadgets we use from day to day connect automatically. Fortunately, you can locate your password in a few simple steps. […]

Posted March 6, 2013 by

Two Quick Methods for Finding Shared Folders in Windows

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The sharing of files and folders is a very easy task in windows; however, it could also be dangerous, if you are not aware of what files and folders are shared from your computer to your network. Two different methods are described.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted February 26, 2013 by

In Windows how do I check my hard drive for errors?

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Hard drives are one of the most common computer components to develop errors. Microsoft Windows contains actions that will scan your drives for errors. Often these errors can fixed to prevent lost of data.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted February 14, 2013 by

Download Free AntiSpyware Software from Microsoft

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Microsoft is deep into the spyware market. If you have Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, you can download antispyware software from Microsoft for free. If you have Windows 8, the security software is already included.