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How to pin User files or folders to Windows Taskbar

If you try to drag-and-drop the user folders to the Windows taskbar, you will find that you cannot or that they may merge with the explorer icon and do not maintain their identity. If you access your User Files folder very […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Windows 7 Security guide and checklist

Microsoft recommends that you use this checklist to make sure you are taking advantage of all the ways that Windows 7 can help keep your computer as secure and safe as possible. Windows 7 Security guide Action Center:  Use Action […]

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How to make a Windows 7 Theme Pack

Windows 7 supports new features including easy Theming & Desktop Background Slideshow.  You no longer need to patch system files or use 3rd party software to create and install themes in Windows 7. Create Windows 7 Theme Pack A new […]

Make Taskbar Previews appear faster in Windows 7

If you find that the time you have to hover your mouse cursor over the taskbar icon, for the taskbar thumbnail preview to appear, way too much, you can make them appear faster, in Windows 7. Make Taskbar Previews appear […]

How to show all Drives in Windows 10/8/7 Computer folder

Windows Computer folder, by default, displays your basic hard drives. But if you want to show all the drives, including the empty ones, like say a memory card reader, in your Explorer, you can do so as follows. Show all […]

How to Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

A small tip on how to run your command prompt as an administrator or in other words, open an elevated command prompt, in Windows 7 or Windows 10/8. We have seen how to launch Command Prompt, and carry out many tasks. […]

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How to disable Taskbar Jump Lists in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a new taskbar feature referred to as the Jump Lists.  If you don’t like or use this feature, you can easily disable Jump Lists. To do this, simply follow these instructions. Disable Taskbar Jump Lists Right click […]

How to open a folder in a new process in Windows 10/8/7

Whenever you click on any folder icon, explorer.exe open. Click on any folder inside it and explorer.exe will open this folder also in the same process. This is so, by default, Explorer opens all folders within the same process. Open […]