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When System Restore was introduced in back in Windows Me it has helped save some major computer snafus on several occasions. The feature is still included in the new Windows 7 operating system and today we will take a look at how to create a new restore point.
During your excitement to try out Windows 7 you might get stuck and need the help of a friend or colleague. Here we will take a look at using Windows Remote Assistance to allow someone you trust to connect to your computer and help troubleshoot the problem.
If you get a new computer with Windows 7 and your current machine is running XP, the thought of transferring your files and settings can be quite daunting. Microsoft has created a program called Windows Easy Transfer that is already included in Vista and can be download for XP and 2000. Here we will take a look at the process of using it to transfer files and settings from an XP machine to the new Windows 7.
Windows Media Player 12 which is included with Windows 7 allows you to easily turn your machine into a media server to stream music, movies, and pictures to other computers and devices on your home network. Today we will show you how to set up streaming and how to use it.
During our series about how much of a problem Malware can be, we took a look at three of the top utilities that can eliminate it. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t cover another top trusted choice out there called SuperAntiSpyware which can detect and remove over a million threats.
If you’re looking for a free and easy to use desktop application for managing online audio & video content, it’s worth checking out the newest version of Miro. The last time we looked at the Open Source video player and podcast client was just under a year ago and they have since improved it a lot.
When your troubleshooting a computer it is always nice to have a systems diagnostic tool at the ready. Today we take a look at ESET’s SysInspector, which is an extremely detailed diagnostic tool for Windows that helps technicians diagnose problems.
Trying to find certain files and folders on your PC can be a headache causing nightmare, especially when you need to a file in a hurry. Today we look at an incredible free search utility from Voidtools that instantly finds…well…everything on your computer.
A lot of Windows users out there dislike Internet Explorer enough that just using a different browser is not enough, they want it gone. Although there is not a way to completely uninstall it, let’s take a look at how to disable IE 8 in Windows 7 so you won’t have to deal with it anymore.
There are 2 versions of XMind. One is totally free and open source and the second is a pro version which provides a number of advanced features, including presentation mode, audio notes, and is geared more toward corporations. We are going to download and install the free version of XMind which is perfect for individuals and small groups.
If you are a busy Windows user it can get annoying navigating through menus and endless directories to get to the apps and data you need. Executor is a free application launcher that allows you to quickly run programs and search for anything from one central location.
You’re excited for the Windows 7 release from Microsoft but question if you computer can run it. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is a free download from Microsoft that will analyze your current system and let you know what is and isn’t ready for the new OS.