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How To Scan QR Codes Or Text With Your Windows Phone

cameraWindows Phone has the built-in capacity to scan special barcodes, such as QR codes, and no third-party apps are required for this task. Also, you are able to scan text and translate it using the same feature. The procedure is really simple: just "point and shoot". In this article we will show you how to use this feature in a simple and efficient manner. Let’s get started:

How To Get Help Using The Windows Help And Support Application

HelpEver since the DOS days, Microsoft has included Help in all its software. In the olden days, Help could often be particularly unhelpful. In recent years, however, the help included in Windows is much more versatile, and it's now called Help and Support. Let's discover how it works, how to make it even better, and use it to get information on how to work with Windows programs or to get help in solving problems with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

How To Set Program Access & Computer Defaults In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

default programsIn other articles we talked about how to set your default programs for various activities, using the "Set Default Programs" panel and the list of programs that Windows puts in that panel. However, that's not your only option when you want to set defaults. In this article we'll tell you about the other options you have for setting default programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

How To Change File Associations In Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

default programsThere 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 with certain file types right out of the box. While your default associations will work for most apps and 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 8.1.

How To Import Pictures & Videos From A Camera Using Photo Gallery

Photo GalleryIf you are the type of person that always has a camera ready for that perfect candid photo, Photo Gallery may become one of your favorite tools. It allows you to import and arrange your photos, do minor edits and share them with friends. It even has some advanced functions that allow you to combine multiple photos in interesting ways. However, in this tutorial, we will first demonstrate how to use Photo Gallery to import pictures and videos to your Windows computers and devices, from just about any digital device: digital cameras, smartphones and memory cards.

How To Activate The WhatsApp Web App Using Your Windows Phone

WhatsAppGood news, everyone! WhatsApp is now available both on your smartphone and your computer, through a computer based extension of your WhatsApp account called WhatsApp Web. When you use it, all your messages will be synced between your smartphone and your computer. But, in order to use this web service, you must activate it using your smartphone. In this article we will show you how to activate WhatsApp Web using your Windows Phone.

How To Repair Missing Or Corrupt Windows Files From The Command Prompt

Command PromptWhen you have problems with your computer, Windows system files may become corrupted or go missing. This might be caused by all kinds of issues like sudden power drops, hardware malfunctions, a hard disk approaching its "death" and so on. If Windows reports that it cannot start because some of its files are corrupted or missing, you should use the System File Checker (SFC) tool in the Command Prompt. You should do the same when Windows starts to Blue Screen on you with weird corruption related errors. SFC scans all the Windows system files on your computer, identifies those that are corrupt or missing and tries to fix the problems it find. Here's how to use it:

How To Start The Command Prompt When Windows Doesn't Boot?

repairThe Command Prompt is a very powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy, if Windows is working correctly but what do you do when Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 refuse to load? How do you start the Command Prompt so that you can fix the issues that you are having? This tutorial will show you how:

How To Publish Your Pictures On Facebook Using Photo Gallery

Photo GalleryFacebook has now become an important part of our lives. It keeps us connected with family and friends through photos, videos and other types of information. If you want to keep your Facebook profile up-to-date with your latest pictures, as easy and as quick as possible, you should use Microsoft's Photo Gallery. Instead of opening your browser, connecting to Facebook, and uploading each photo, you can upload them really quickly straight from Photo Gallery. Here's how it works:

How To Download Offline Maps On Your Windows Phone

MapsOne of the most essential things you need when going on vacation is getting the right directions. Not really knowing where you are and how to get to your destination can ruin a trip, especially if you don't speak the local language to ask for directions. In such scenarios, your Windows Phone can be helpful because if offers you the opportunity to download maps and have them available offline, even when you don't have a 3G or 4G connection available. This way, you can avoid roaming charges and be able to find your way, anywhere you go.

How To Create A Bootable Windows Installation DVD Or USB Drive

Windows SetupDo you need to quickly create a bootable USB memory stick or a bootable DVD with the Windows installation on it? Do you want to use a tool that's also compatible with Windows 10 and creates bootable drives with the Windows 10 setup files? Luckily, Microsoft offers a free tool named Windows USB/DVD Download Tool and, even though it was last updated in 2009, it also works great with the most recent releases of Windows. Here's how it works:

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