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Looking for a convenient and easy way to access basic settings on your Windows system? Default Programs Editor provides that access in an easy-to-use interface.

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Sometimes you may need a quick and easy way to access Internet Explorer’s cache. Today we take a look at IECacheView which is a great application to get the job done.

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If you are upgrading to Windows 7 from XP you will need to do a clean install, and installing your favorite apps again is time consuming and annoying. Today we look at a new service that will install your favorite applications while you walk away and do something more enjoyable.

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Looking for a quality all-purpose photo editing program for everyday use? Paint.NET is a free app which is a useful addition to your Windows system.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released their completely free anti-virus/anti-spyware solution, and we already gave it a thorough review—but it deserves our official endorsement, and that’s right here.

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With this article we will take a look at creating, editing, and formatting a video to upload on YouTube.  The application we will be using is Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM) which is the new video creation application that will replace Windows Movie Maker which currently is available in XP and Vista.  Windows 7 is streamlining the entire OS and Movie Maker will not be included by default.  It will be included as part of the Windows Live Suite which includes messenger and mail applications. 

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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free utility that provides real-time protection to identify and eliminate harmful viruses and other malware from your PC. Today we’ll take a look at how it performs and the protection it has to offer.

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Sometimes when looking through a file manager, it would be nice to have more than a dual-pane view. Now you can manage your files with up to four viewing panes at once with Q-Dir.

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If you are an experienced PC power user you might be annoyed with the balloon notifications popping up and telling you what you know already. Perhaps you don’t want to see anything in the notification area at all. Today we take a look at how to disable the notifications using Local Group Policy Editor.

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The new Windows 7 Search is greatly improved over previous versions and allows you to search for data on local and networked machines. Today we take it a step further and show you how to extend the search capability to sites on the Internet.

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WordPad and Paint are often overlooked accessories included in all versions of Windows since 95. They are still included in Windows 7 and now have a new look with some enhanced features. Here we will take a look at some of the new improvements.

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Looking for an easy way to deal with those annoying flash elements in webpages while browsing with Chrome? Now you can with the BlockFlash2 User Script.

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If you’re an administrator and trying to get work done quickly, having the Program Compatibility Assistant popping up constantly can be annoying. Today we take a look at how to disable this feature if you are tired of seeing the nagging messages.

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Looking for a wonderful image program for your children (or inner child)? Tux Paint makes a terrific addition to your family’s computer whether you are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.

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If you’ve ever encountered a problem where Windows seems to randomly assign the wrong icon thumbnails to your pictures, or sometimes they all show up with the same thumbnail picture for no reason. There’s a simple fix that almost always works.

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Are you wishing that there was a way to only print the material that you need in a webpage without all the other junk? Now you can do so quickly and easily with Printee for IE.

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Would you like to access Gmail automatically every time that you click on a mailto link in Google Chrome? Now you can with a little bit of extension magic.

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This guest article was written by Ciprian from 7 Tutorials, an excellent blog covering how to use Windows 7.

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Would you love to reduce the Bookmarks Toolbar to a single button in Chrome and have the extra screen real-estate? Now you can with the addition of a simple command line switch.

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A good way to get more functionality out of Internet Explorer is to install Add-ons.  Today we take a look at how to manage them and also determine if they are causing Internet Explorer 8 to launch slowly. 

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Looking to add some variety to your desktop instead of looking at the same wallpaper day in and day out? Have fun changing your wallpapers automatically with DeskSlide.

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While many think the new taskbar feature in Windows 7 is a great improvement, others may not want to use it.  Today we take a look at how to get the Vista style taskbar back on Windows 7.

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A necessary security practice is having Antivirus and other Malware protection utilities installed on your Windows computer, but they need constant updating to be effective against the newest threats.  Today we take a look at ThreatFire from PCTools which runs along side your current Antivirus utility to add protection against Zero-day attacks.

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In previous versions of Windows it can be a tedious task managing music, photos, documents and other files that are scattered in different directories on your hard drive.  Today we take a look at the new Libraries feature in Windows 7 that allows you to organize folders from multiple locations in one spot.

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Finding a way to easily access recently used files, folders, and websites could be annoying in previous versions of Windows.  Today we take a look at the new Jump List feature in Windows 7 that allows you to quickly access recently used items.

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