As most of you have noticed, when you press the wrong key, when an error dialog pops up or when you use volume control, you hear a beep. After doing this a couple of times, that beep can get quite annoying. Therefore, in this tutorial, I will show you how to disable it in Windows 7, to make sure it remains silent and it doesn't bother you anymore. As you will see, there are two ways you can do this, both methods being relatively simple.
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At first, you might like the startup/login sound used by Windows but, after a while it gets boring or just annoying. At some point you will want to disable it. Here’s how to do it, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Although I'd known for a while that one can install Windows on an Intel-powered Mac, I didn't think I had much reason to try it. But then I sat down and actually read the directions for using the Mac utility named Boot Camp, and quickly realized that installing Windows 8 would not only be easy, it would also be an answer to my problems with my underpowered, small-screened netbook. My Mac Mini has plenty of power, and it's attached to a nice widescreen monitor that should show off Windows 8 perfectly. Oh, and I'd finally be able to get apps from the Windows Store! So I decided to give it a try. Here's how I did it. And learned several new things along the way.
Many people like to publish images on Flickr, a justifiably popular image-sharing site. While there are several ways to do this, if you use Windows Photo Gallery, you've got one of the easiest publishing methods right at your fingertips. With just a few clicks you can publish as many photos as you want. In this tutorial I'll show you how this is done.
I'm sure you will agree with me when I say that the SkyDrive app in Windows Phone 8 is very useful. One of the things you can do with it is to share with others the pictures you've taken on your smartphone. Its easy to do, fun and useful. Let's see how it all works.
Everyone takes pictures with their smartphones. Even though they might not be a great replacement to a digital camera, smartphones are always with us and they are convenient to use. When it comes to pictures and how to back them up automatically, Windows Phone 8 includes a great feature - the possibility to have all your pictures uploaded to SkyDrive, automatically. This way, you will never lose them. Also, you can manually upload one or more pictures to your SkyDrive.
Changing your Desktop wallpaper in Windows 8 is exactly the same procedure you've seen in Windows 7. While the choice to customize your Desktop is a given, Windows 8 goes farther than previous versions of Windows by giving you two more things to customize: the Lock Screen and Start screen. These settings aren't accessible by right-clicking the Desktop, which is what most new users will try first. Rather, you'll have to access PC Settings to do the job. Read on and I'll show how to pick a Lock Screen wallpaper, select the apps shown on the Lock Screen, change your Start screen color and pick a new pattern for it. The result will be a much more customized and fun appearance for your Windows 8 computer or device.
The Homegroup was first introduced by Windows 7. This feature is also present in Windows 8 and works the same way. The idea behind it is simple: provide an easy way for sharing libraries, folders and devices on small networks such as that from your home. Accessing stuff that's shared with the Homegroup is easy and it no longer requires users to type in usernames and passwords. In this article I will explain how the Homegroup works, how to create one, how to join a Homegroup and how to recover its password in case you no longer remember it.
In a previous article, I talked about adding People tags to images in Windows Photo Gallery. If you've looked at Photo Gallery, you already know that people tags aren't the only identifiers you can add to your images. In this tutorial, I'll talk about adding Geotags and Captions. Adding such tags to your photos is time consuming, but it's worth it. Once you have identified your images they become especially easy to search.
There are hundreds of different kinds of files on your computer including images, videos, music, text documents, executable applications and much more. Each file stores different information in different ways and can only be opened by certain programs. Windows takes the potential confusion out of this system by associating certain programs to certain file types right out of the box. While your default associations will work for most programs, you'll undoubtedly want to change a few as you try out alternative applications and find new favorites. Read on and we'll show how to change file associations in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Anyone who’s taken digital photos for any length of time has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pictures stored on their hard drive. And the more photos there are, the harder it is to find any particular one—unless you’ve identified them in some easy-to-search way. We’ve seen how to tag photos with Windows Photo Gallery, and that is one way to find the photos you want. Here, I’ll explain how to use flags and ratings, which work in a slightly different way.
One of our readers asked us how they can learn when a certain Windows program was installed on their computer. This is a legitimate question and we did a bit of research to find the answer. In this article we will share how you can determine when a desktop application was installed in Windows 7 or Windows 8 and when a Windows 8 app was installed from the Store.