Windows 7

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

What Happens When You Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1?

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is such an integral part of Windows that, for some time, you couldn't remove it from Windows. This is not the case anymore and modern versions of Windows allow you to uninstall it if you do not want to use it. But, what happens when you do that? Will Windows stop working well? Will you still be able to browse the web? Will modern apps from the Windows Store work well when they need to access data from the Internet and display it to you? We have run our own experiments, analyzed as many things as we could and discovered 5 things that happen when you remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1:

Which OneDrive Application is Right for You & When

OneDriveOneDrive is a great cloud storage service that offers its users a variety of options for working with it, including a standard desktop application, touch apps, a web interface and more. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decide which application is right for you. Each service style has its strengths and weaknesses and they may not be apparent at first glance. We'll walk through each of OneDrive's various interfaces comparing their features and discussing when each would be best to use.

How to Manage Your Favorites in Internet Explorer for the Desktop

Internet ExplorerIf you’re connected to the Internet there are probably a number of websites that you visit regularly and you want to be able to access them quickly. This is the reason why web browsers have bookmarks: to store your favorite websites in a list and access them quickly whenever you need to visit them. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites and learning how to manage them can be a bit tricky. In this article we will share how to access your favorites, add new ones and how to organize them in the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11.

9 Reasons Why The OneDrive Website Is Awesome

OneDriveOne of the best features of OneDrive is that you can download and install it on any sort of device you might have. There are applications for computers with all kinds of operating systems, apps for mobile devices and even an app that is built into Windows 8.1. But, did you know that, in order to experience all of the best features that OneDrive has to offer, you don't really need to install anything? The web interface is a great way to experience OneDrive and in this article we will share the reasons why this is the case.

How to Restore the Windows Firewall to its Default Settings

Windows FirewallAfter using the Windows Firewall for a long time, it might stop working as it should. Especially if you have fiddled with its more advanced settings and you did not really know what you were doing. As you can imagine, turning it off and on again won't work even though that may fix some simple computer problems. One thing that will work though is to restore the Windows Firewall to its default settings and start configuring it again from scratch. Here's how this reset is done:

3 Ways to Learn Whether a Windows Program is 64-bit or 32-bit

64-bitMore than 90% of Windows 8.1 installations are 64-bit and, as a result, more and more people use 64-bit operating systems and applications. Even popular applications like Google Chrome and 7-Zip are now using the 64-bit architecture to provide better performance. All this is good but, on a 64-bit operating system, you can run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. How can you tell whether a program is 64-bit or 32-bit? To help you figure this out, we would like to share three ways of doing this, that work both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

How to Use the Password Reset Disk to Change Your Windows Password

passwordIf you created a password reset disk in Windows as soon as you set up your computer or device, can be a lifesaver if you actually manage to forget your password later on. As you will see from this guide, using the Password Reset Wizard is very easy and anyone can reset the Windows password in a matter of seconds. Here's how it works:

How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

passwordThe human memory is fantastic. You can encode, store and retrieve information when needed very quickly but, unlike your computer's memory, it is not perfect. It lacks a basic feature: it doesn't have permanent storage. Unfortunately, passwords make no exceptions and you might be in a situation when you don't remember your Windows password. Don't worry, Windows comes to your rescue. If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one, so you don't lose access to your apps and files. Obviously, the password reset disk must be created before you forget the password, otherwise the tool is useless.

Publishing and Sharing Windows Live Movie Maker Videos with OneDrive

Movie MakerWindows Live Movie Maker makes it easy to create photo slideshows and home movies in seconds. Your OneDrive makes it easy to publish and share your movies. Friends, family and anyone else who has permission to view your OneDrive will be able to view, play and share your Windows Live Movie Maker movies directly from their web browsers. In this tutorial, I'll show how to upload a Windows Live Movie Maker video to OneDrive and share it with your contacts.

How to Sync Your Files with OneDrive in Windows 7

OneDriveWindows 8.1 comes with the OneDrive service built-in but Windows 7, since it was created a couple of years ago, wasn't designed with such tight OneDrive integration in mind. However, this doesn't mean that you cannot use this service in Windows 7 to synchronize your files across devices and computers. Microsoft offers a very good application for this operating system and, in this tutorial, we will share how it works.

How Bitdefender's Profiles Can Improve Your Computing Experience

BitdefenderAlthough technology has evolved a lot and computers nowadays possess a rather high processing power, you might come across certain software that is either poorly optimized or just requires lots of resources. This can happen either at work, while using your daily office applications or at home, while enjoying a movie, playing a game or engaging in other entertaining activities. In such scenarios, you might just benefit from using software that automatically manages the resource consumption of your computer in order to improve your experience depending on the scenario you are in. One of the most interesting features that are found in the 2015 version of Bitdefender products is named Profiles. This feature automatically optimizes your system's settings, so that you get the best experience possible, depending on what you are doing. Here's how it works:

How to Download & Install the 64-bit Version of Google Chrome

Google ChromeNow that Google has released the 64-bit version of Google Chrome, you may be wanting to try it out. Unfortunately, getting upgraded to the 64-bit version is not as intuitive and quick as you might think. That's why we have decided to make this guide and share where you can find the 64-bit version of Google Chrome and how to install it.