Archive for ‘Windows 7

Make sure you are getting ALL Windows updates

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Tweet Update: Please read this blog post before following any instructions below. I recently had a client who brought me a computer that had a few different issues.  They all seemed to be unrelated – odd error messages popping up, the screen not displaying content the way it should all the time, etc.  In cases [...] Read more »

Make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 or XP

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Tweet If you just bought a new computer and it has Windows 8, I’ll bet you miss Windows 7.  Maybe you even miss good ol’ Windows XP.  If so, you’re going to really like this – it’s a way to make your brand new Windows 8 computer look and feel like Windows 7 or XP. [...] Read more »

Internet Explorer 10 now available for Windows 7 users

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Tweet In the near future, you might hear about the newest version of Microsoft’s web browser – Internet Explorer.  They have released version 10.  Up until a few days ago, you could only get Internet Explorer 10 as part of the newest version of Windows (Windows 8).  Now, you can get a “Pre-Release” version that [...] Read more »

Shortcut tip for the Windows taskbar icons

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Tweet Today’s tip is quick and easy, and I’ll bet it’s something that most Windows 7 users are not aware of.  I love telling people about stuff like this. You probably already have some shortcut icons on your desktop.  Let’s say, for example, you have these shortcuts displayed: Outlook MS Word Firefox iTunes [...] Read more »

Important security fix, and Windows Update setup

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Tweet Today’s tip isn’t really a fun or amazing thing you can do with your computer.  However, it is important if you use Internet Explorer with Windows.   This past week Microsoft announced that there was a “security vulnerability” in Internet Explorer that could allow hackers to go in through the web browser and [...] Read more »

Do an internet search right from your Start menu

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Tweet Sometimes doing a simple internet search takes longer than it needs to. For example, let’s say you want to find out the population of Canada.  That’s a pretty easy bit of information for the internet to provide.  This is the process for a lot of people: 1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, [...] Read more »

Amazing Windows 7 themes for your computer

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Tweet One of the great things about Windows 7 is the wonderful selection of high-resolution graphics you can use for your wallpaper (background image).  And most people don’t even realize that these are all available – free.   If you have Windows 7, you will love this. Minimize all the windows so that you [...] Read more »

Still using Windows XP?

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Tweet If you are still using Windows XP on your primary computer, it’s time to start thinking about making a change. Don’t get me wrong – I was a big fan of Windows XP.  It was stable, reliable, and pretty easy to work with for even a novice computer user.  But times change, and [...] Read more »

Where did the Recycle Bin go?

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Tweet I got an email last week from a friend who couldn’t seem to find her Windows 7 Recycle Bin – “…I have been trying to find that thing and I can’t seem to locate it.  I deleted a photo I want to get back so I went to recycle and discovered it wasn’t on [...] Read more »

Make Windows 7 Explorer go up one folder

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Tweet [google1 count="on"] Back in Windows XP, if you were using Windows Explorer (Start – My Computer), you might click through several layers of folders and subfolders to get to the file you were looking for.  Then you realized you went “down” one folder too far, so you need to go “up” one folder.  There [...] Read more »