With Windows Media Player 12, you can consolidate your music collection by ripping all of your CDs and saving each song to your Library. This saves you from the tediousness of swapping out CDs and lets you play any song from your collection on demand. Windows Media Player 12 makes this process even easier on you by automatically retrieving the album information before you rip, including album artwork, artist name, album year, track names and other information. This lets you quickly organize your entire music collection with just a few clicks. In this article I will show you this process in detail.
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Playing music - whether it's a digital audio file or a CD - is Windows Media Player 12's core function and most likely what you'll use it for the most. To continue our series, I will discuss how to play songs and other audio files that are in your Library as well as how to play songs that aren't in your Library. I will also explain the different Playback Modes and how each of the Playback Controls works.
Desktop Gadgets are not something new to the Windows world. They were first introduced in Windows Vista, where they were fitted on the Windows Sidebar. Even if the idea itself was good, it didn't have the success it might have deserved. With Windows 7, Microsoft slightly redesigned this feature and now it is a bit more customizable than before. In this article I will explain what desktop gadgets are, where to find them and how to work with them.
Windows Media Player 12 elegantly pulls off the challenge of including numerous view modes and a complex library system without inundating you with options and arcane buttons. Navigating Windows Media Player 12 is surprisingly simple, given how many different ways to sort and organize your media files there are. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the basic navigational functions that you'll need to know in order to play songs, watch videos and find media in your library.
We will continue our series about Window Explorer with an article about filtering options. I will share some useful tips and tricks about how to do basic filtering. Then I will go into a bit more depth and share some more advanced filtering options which allow you to group and filter content by any criteria you desire. Also, I'll show some examples of how to integrate search with filters and groups so that you get some really powerful results.
Even though I like the new version of Windows Explorer, it seems that not too many people are enjoying it as much. Many users who are migrating from Windows XP are having trouble finding their way around. One of the reasons for this is the lack of information about the new features & changes introduced by the new version. That's why we will create a small series about Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and show the basics for a good user experience.
In this article I will show how to browse Windows Explorer using all the available views (content, tiles, details, list, icons) and explain the differences between them.
Windows 7 ships with the new Windows Media Player 12, which looks and feels very similar to Windows Media Player 11, but with a few new tweaks and additions. The interface has been somewhat pared down and that tabbed navigation of Windows Media Player 11 has been replaced with a separate 'Now Playing' view and a collapsible, tabbed list pane on the right-hand side for playlists, burning and syncing. Perhaps most significant is the functionality with the Windows taskbar, which lets you control playback with the Windows Media Player 12 minimized. Check out the hands on tour below for a brief overview of the main features of Windows Media Player 12.
In our previous articles we discussed about how to work with Windows Virtual PC. In this article I will continue our series about this tool and show you what configuration settings are available, what they do and how to modify them.
We've managed to create another tool which can be useful in certain scenarios. RegistryED can help you enable or disable your Registry Editor in Windows 7 as well as Windows Vista & Windows XP. This can come in handy when you don't want others to edit your registry or, when a virus infects your computer and disables your Registry Editor. The scenarios are not that common but when you need this kind of tool, it's certainly useful. Therefore, in this article you will find out how this tool works and also receive the download link.
In a previous article we talked about the requirements and installation procedure of Windows XP Mode. Now it is time to show you how to actually work with it. I will start with where to find Windows XP Mode, continue with how to use it's interface and finish with how to run an Windows XP application directly from Windows 7. Also, I'll be showing how to work with USB devices in Windows XP Mode.
One of the disadvantages of running a virtual machine with a guest operating system is the fact that it works pretty slowly and it eats up a lot of resources. In Windows Virtual PC, Microsoft has elegantly solved this problem by providing a package called Integration Components. This package can be installed in your virtual machine and significantly improves the interaction between your virtual machine and the physical computer, as well as between the host and guest operating systems. In this article I will describe the benefits of using Integration Components, how to install them, configure them and turn them on.
In our previous articles, we discussed about Windows Virtual PC & Windows XP Mode and shown what these tools do, the prerequisites for using them and how to install them. I will continue this series by showing how to install a guest operating system in Windows Virtual PC. As you will see, the process is not very complicated, even if there are a few configuration options you should be aware of.