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The XPS Viewer in Windows 7

An XPS document is a Microsoft document format that you can use to archive content in a standardized format or publish content in an easily viewable form. You can also use this format to ensure that no one is able […]

Make text larger or bigger in Windows 10/8/7

If you have difficulty reading the text on your screen, you can always use the Windows Magnifier to enlarge parts of the screen.  But if you are looking to make the change permanent, you can do that too. Make text […]

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Fix: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 installation cannot continue

If when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack2, you get an error message : Service Pack installation cannot continue. One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing, then this article may help you. Service […]

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5 things to know before you install Windows 7

Windows 7 RC will soon be available as a download for all, and as such there are a few things you may want to know before you decide to go ahead and install it on your PC. Things to know […]

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New Advancements in Windows 7

Today Microsoft reached a significant milestone with the Release Candidate of the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system, now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader public availability is on the Microsoft Download Center. Windows 7 New Advancements […]

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System Requirements for Windows 7

Most people are looking forward to upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft is  providing guidance on the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, showing that Windows 7 will work on a broader array of hardware than any other release of Windows […]

Add Search the Internet link to Windows 7 Start Menu

In Windows Vista, you could search the internet through the Start Menu. However this ability has been removed from the Windows 7 Start Menu. In this post we will see how you can add Search the Internet link to Windows […]

The Default Location Control Panel applet in Windows 7

Windows 7 Control Panel has an applet called as the Default location. This Default Location, stores your Geo Location, ie your Zip code, Country, Latitude &  Longitude. Default Location Control Panel applet You can enter a default location that programs […]

Windows Credential Manager & Windows Vault

Windows 7 includes a feature called as the Credential Manager. This is not exactly a new feature and is similar totechnology in past versions of Windows like Vista or XP, in the sense that it stores your passwords, which you […]

Windows 7 Action Center

The Windows 7 Action Center can be considered as a place where you can find all the messages relating to your PC, on which you need to take action.It contains messages about the running of your PC which help you […]

Power Management Improvements in Windows 7/8/10

Microsoft has designed Windows 7 with a strong focus on reducing the overall power consumption by investing in key areas of the platform including performance optimizations, idle resource utilization, device power management, and key end-user scenarios. Power Management Improvements Windows […]

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Cannot delete icons, files or folders on Windows desktop

If you are for some reason, unable to delete your desktop icons, files or folders in Windows 10/8/7, and receive error messages like Item Not Found, Could not find this item, Location is not available, then you may try one […]

How to unpin or remove programs from Windows 7 start menu

The Windows 7 Start Menu has some programs pinned to it by default. Some get pinned when the program is installed. You can easily remove program shortcuts which may have pinned to the start menu by right clicking them and […]

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Play QuickTime, DivX, XviD files in Windows 7

In the earlier versions of Windows, to play some media files, one had to download and install codec files or use alternative media player such as QuickTime, VLC, etc. Play DivX, XviD & .mov files without installing codecs or alternate […]

Keep track of your Mouse Pointer in Windows 10/8/7

To some, the mouse cursor in Windows appears to be thin for their liking. Sure you can always make the blinking mouse thicker in Windows 8 or bigger in Windows 7, there may still come a time when you may […]