The ‘Windows 7’ Archives
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


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?


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


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.

Posted February 14, 2013 by

Debug Your Memory with Windows Free Memory Diagnostic Program


If you are experiencing random crashes, failing memory is often to blame. This Tech-Recipes tutorial explains how to test your system’s memory for free.

Posted February 7, 2013 by

Windows 7: Set a Program’s Affinity for Better Performance


Whether you want to sqeak out some extra performance on your multi-core processor or run older programs flawlessly, in Windows 7 you can set programs to run on certain cores in your processor – speeding up your computers performance.

Category Windows, Windows 7

Posted January 27, 2013 by

Windows 7 and 8: Change the Size of Virtual Memory


Virtual memory helps your PC execute programs and actions quickly when you are running low on random-access memory (RAM). Virtual memory combines your RAM memory with your hard drive space. These two work together to compensate for lack of RAM and attempt to speed up your system.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted January 18, 2013 by

Windows: Speed Up Shut Down Time via Registry

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You may have an obvious delay between the press of the shutdown button and the actual shutdown of your Windows operating system. This registry tweak works in all versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8.