Windows 7

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

Simple Questions: What Are Disk Quotas & How To Set Them In Windows?

Disk quotasIf your computer is used by more than one person, you might want to limit the amount of storage space every user has the right to use. This would ensure that the storage space on a certain drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Let's see how quota limits are set in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

How To Fetch Files Remotely From Your PCs Using OneDrive In Windows

OneDriveStoring your files in OneDrive is a great way to access your data more conveniently. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with Internet access. But what happens if you have a file you need but it isn't in your OneDrive account? You may think you're out of luck, but that isn't the case. As long as you've got the Fetch feature configured properly and you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 on the computer containing the file and that computer is connected to the Internet, you can find the file and download it right from the OneDrive website. Read on to learn how to use this simple yet awesome feature.

How To Rename A Windows Task Created With Task Scheduler

task schedulerIn our previous tutorials about the Task Scheduler we showed you how to create scheduled tasks and how to manage them. However, there is one subject that we didn't cover yet. That is how to rename a task that's already created and scheduled. While it may seem a trivial action to some, things are not as simple as they appear to be. Let's see why, and how we can change that:

How To Provide Remote Support With Windows Remote Assistance

Windows Remote AssistanceNot many people know about Windows Remote Assistance and how to use it to provide remote technical support to other Windows users. Therefore, in this tutorial we will cover this tool in detail and show you how it works. As you'll see, it works smoothly and you don't really need to install third-party software for a quick support session. Windows Remote Assistance will do the job just fine.

Reviewing MultCloud - The Service For Managing Multiple Cloud Storage Services

SearchMany of us have multiple cloud storage accounts with several services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. Cloud storage is a great invention, and it makes keeping things safe and having access to them from just about anywhere spectacularly easy. But the more cloud accounts you have, the more work it takes to keep up with them. What if you could manage all your cloud drives from one simple interface? That's what MultCloud is all about and in this article we are going to review this service for you.

How to Install A Color Profile For Your Monitor, In Windows

Color ManagementOne important element when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as close to reality as possible. That's why you should always install your monitor's correct color profile. In this tutorial we will explain what color profiles are, why they matter and how to install them in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. If we made you curious enough to learn more, don't hesitate to read on.

What's Different Between Remote Desktop Connection & Windows Remote Assistance?

Remote SupportIn some of our previous tutorials, we've talked about Remote Desktop Connection and about Remote Assistance. Their names are similar and they are both used to remotely connect to other computers. It's only natural to think they are the same thing. However, they are two distinct tools, each with its own purpose. Today, we'll see what each of them does, and what their differences are.

How To Add Titles, Captions And Credits In Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerA picture's worth a thousand words - but sometimes, your home movie or photo slideshows can benefit from just a bit more. That's where titles, captions and credits come in. Windows Movie Maker allows you to add these textual elements in a snap. You can even give them a professional look and feel by tweaking the font and style and by adding cinematic effects. In this tutorial, we'll teach you the differences between titles, captions and credits and when to use each of these.

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.