Windows 7

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

When Is Each Sound From A Windows Sound Scheme Played?

soundA few days ago, one of our readers asked us an interesting question: "is there a place where I can check when does a Windows sound play?". While we have shown how to customize the sound scheme in Windows, we did not talk about when each system sound is played. That's why we decided to answer this question and detail when each system sound is played by Windows. Let's get started:

Why Are There Two Desktop.ini Files On My Desktop & What Do They Do?

filesIf you've set Windows to display all the files on your computer, including those that are hidden and those that are protected by the operating system, you will notice on your Desktop two hidden Desktop.ini files. Why are there 2 files with the same name on your Desktop? How can that be? What purpose do they serve? In this article we will shed some light on this matter, so read on to find the answers you seek.

9 Tips That Help You Use The Windows Taskbar More Productively

TaskbarThe Windows taskbar is an underappreciated tool which, when used properly, can have a very positive impact on your productivity. You can quickly start pinned applications, switch between multiple instances of an application, open a file with a specific application and so on. In this guide we would like to share several tips and tricks that will help you use the taskbar more productively. Let’s get started:

How To Update The BIOS Of Your Computer's Motherboard In 5 Steps

BIOSOne of the most important things that you should not mess up is updating the BIOS of your computer's motherboard. Yes, the process is not that complicated even though it is not easy either but there are so many things to you must get right, that it might seem overwhelming. We decided to help and share a list of best practices that will help you update the BIOS without problems from your very first try. Let's get started:

Configure How Windows Update Works In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Windows UpdateWhen your PC is online, Windows automatically checks for important updates and installs them using the Windows Update service, depending on the way it is configured. As always with Windows operating systems, Windows Update has a default set of settings for the way it works and you can customize them. In this guide we will share how to find all the available settings for the Windows Update service and how to customize them so that it works the way you want to.

6 Ways Of Learning Your Computer's Motherboard BIOS Version

BIOSYou may need to know the exact version of the BIOS that's installed on your computer's motherboard. Traditionally, this meant that you had to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information that it displayed. This is just one way of doing it and definitely not the quickest. If you're using a Windows computer, there are several other ways of learning the BIOS version and, in this article, we will share them:

How To Manage Your Installed & Hidden Windows Updates

Windows UpdateWindows Update is an essential part of Windows that is permanently improving the operating system and the quality of your user experience. After using your computer for a long time, you will end up with plenty of updates installed. If you want to find information about them, when they were installed and what they do, you can review all your installed updates. Also, you can restore those updates that you have hidden at some point. This tutorial will share how to do both these things:

The Best 5 Free Alternatives To The Sound Recorder

sound recorderWindows provides an application called Sound Recorder. It is rather simplistic and it doesn't offer any sound editing features. Also, in Windows 8.1 you will find a touch version of this program which has another downside: the recording pauses automatically if you minimize the app. This can be a real annoyance and you will want to use a better program for recording sound. To help you out, we quickly tested some free sound recorders for Windows and now we would like to present the best that we could find.

6 Ways To Add More Storage Space To Your OneDrive

OneDriveMicrosoft's OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services. It offers its users 15 GB of free storage space right from the start. However, this is what you get just by signing up. More space can be added through various methods and some of them do not imply any costs. In this article we will point them all out for you. Well, at least the ones we know of.

3 Useful Tips & Tricks For Using Sticky Notes

Sticky NotesIf you are using Sticky Notes for quick note taking on a regular basis, we would like to help you take things to the next level and show a few advanced techniques for working with Sticky Notes. In this article we'll show you how to restore the delete dialogue box if you have set it to be hidden, how to backup your notes and how to copy text from other applications to Sticky Notes while maintaining the formatting.

How To Import Or Export Bookmarks When Using Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerUsually people like to choose one web browser and stick with it for a long time. However, if you feel like the latest update destroys your experience or you realise that another browser suits your needs better, you will probably want to change your browser. To make the passing from one browser to another a little bit easier, all the browsers we use today offer an option to import or export bookmarks. In this article we will share how to import or export your bookmarks when using the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11.

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