Windows 7

Tutorials, how to guides, books and reviews for Windows 7.

Why And How To Calibrate A Monitor In Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

DisplayIn a previous article, we discussed installing color profiles for your monitor, and where you can find those profiles for your own equipment. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 include a Calibrate Display Color wizard that can help you calibrate your monitor for the best possible color display. In this article, we'll discuss how to use that wizard to set everything to your liking.

How To Save Windows Movie Maker Projects As Video Files

Movie MakerAfter you have finished editing your project in Windows Movie Maker, maybe you may want to share it. However, when you export the project, it will be saved as a Movie Maker Project file with .wlmp extension. These .wlmp can be opened ONLY in Windows Movie Maker so, in order to share your video with friends and family or upload it to YouTube, Facebook or another website, you'll have to export it as a .wmv file or any other recognized video format. In this tutorial, we'll show how to save your movie in a shareable format using the recommended settings and for advanced users, we'll also go through the steps for creating your own custom settings for exporting video.

How To Take Ownership And Change Permissions Of Files And Folders

FoldersSwitching to another operating system or importing data sometimes means you can't access your files and folders after the switch. This is result of the fact that your user account has lost ownership of those files and folders or it no longer has the required permissions. Also, accessing certain system protected files or folders involves sometimes modifying the permissions for those resources. When you cannot read or change files or folders from your disk, it means that either you need to take ownership of them or you need to change your user's permissions. In this article you will learn how to change ownership of a file or folder and how to manage permissions for accessing and modifying files and folders.

How To Add Music To Videos In Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerWindows Movie Maker is all about ease of use and when it comes to adding background music to your videos and photo slideshows, that theme remains the same. Windows Movie Maker's audio editing features are very basic and mostly limited to fading in and fading out, changing the start and end points for the audio and adjusting the volume for the entire clip. But if all you want is a little mood music for your home movie, then Windows Movie Maker lets you add a soundtrack from your own music collection. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to add music to your Windows Movie Maker project and how to edit audio clips.

Simple Questions: What Are Windows Essentials & How To Install Them?

Windows EssentialsWindows Essentials is a suite of free programs that has evolved a lot over the years. At first, it was named Windows Live Essentials. Now it has been rebranded to a shorter, simpler name. To make things even more confusing, the number of programs included in this suite has evolved a lot over time. That's why, in this article, we will explain what Windows Essentials are and how to download and install the free applications included in this suite.

How To Edit Videos In Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerYou need quite a bit of time to edit a movie or to create a new one using photos and clips that were captured with your digital camera or your smartphone. The Windows Movie Maker desktop application is one of the most simple products that you can use for these kinds of tasks and it is also free. In this article, we'll show you how to use its main movie editing features. Among others options, Windows Live Movie Maker lets you split and trim video clips and adjust their speeds. Let's stop "talking" and start editing videos:

How To Import Photos & Videos Into Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerCreating movies from pictures and videos is a breeze with Windows Movie Maker. Once you have your pictures and video clips imported into this application, you can get right down to applying AutoMovie Themes, creating title clips and credits, setting your project to music and adding animations and transitions. But before you can begin, you'll have to import your multimedia, so in this article we'll show you how to do that.

How To Save Battery Power While Browsing The Web In Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerOne of the great features of Internet Explorer is the ability to save battery time while browsing the web. All you have to do is adjust a setting of your active power plan in order to make this web browser use less power. This article will show how this is done and share a rough estimate about the performance impact it has on your browsing experience.

Simple Questions: What Are The IP Address & The Subnet Mask?

networkWhen you connect a device to a network, it receives an address which is used to recognize it on the network. This address is called Internet Protocol address and it is a numerical label assigned to each device from a network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. The IP address has two functions: for host and network interface identification, as well as location addressing. In simple terms, we can explain the IP address as follows: "A name indicates what we seek on a network. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there". This means that the Internet Protocol address has information about the "name", location and the route to the device. Let’s get into more detail so that you better understand this concept:

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.

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