The ‘Windows 7’ Archives
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.

Posted January 12, 2013 by

Windows: Disable the “Use the Web service to find the correct program” Dialog Box

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When opening a new file without an extension, Windows asks if you want to go on the Internet and download an appropriate program to use to open the file. This dialog box pops up before you have the opportunity to manually select a program.

Posted January 10, 2013 by

Windows: Schedule a Repeating Alarm

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Do you constantly find yourself forgetting an appointment or important meeting? Using Window’s Task Scheduler, you can create an alarm for yourself without having to download any extra software.

Posted December 25, 2012 by

Windows: Change Default Screenshot Folder Location

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When you first install your operating system, the default screenshot folder location is in the Pictures/Screenshots folder structure. If you use screenshots frequently, changing where these images are saved helps to keep everything organized.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted December 5, 2012 by

Windows 7 Parental Controls: Set Time-Based Restrictions

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Parents can set limits on when their children can use their computer systems.

Category Windows 7

Posted December 3, 2012 by

Windows 7: Remove or Hide Taskbar Icons

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Is your taskbar cluttered with application icons that you do not use often enough to be helpful? The clock, volume, network, power, and action center icons can all be hidden through this method.

Category Windows 7

Posted December 1, 2012 by

Find Your WiFi Password for Windows

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Sometimes Internet service providers equip you with a Wifi password so difficult that you may have trouble remembering it. If that is the case, then follow these steps to retrieve your wireless password directly from your Windows computer.

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Windows: Remove Personal Information from Files

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When a user shares a file publicly on the Internet, he should remove any personal information from the file to protect his privacy. This task can be done using a built-in function in Windows without any third-party tools.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted November 19, 2012 by

WMP: How to Reset Windows Media Player File Associations

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If Windows Media Player (WMP) no longer plays your music or video files, you have lost the correct file associations. The directions in this tech-recipe should fix the issue in Windows 7 and Windows 8 installations.

Category Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted November 12, 2012 by

Windows 7: Setting Parental Controls Based on Game Rating

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Parental controls on Windows 7 help to limit your child’s computer activity. Through the following directions you can prevent your kids from playing games that are rated for adults. 

Category Windows 7