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It’s a common situation in any home or small office with several computers – the people on each computer need to access files on other computers. Often the most intuitive way to go forward for many people is to do it with a thumb drive or portable hard drive. If the files in question are small enough, they will even try to use email to get it to the computer in the next room. Of course, it occurs to them that they could simply access other computers by connecting them all to a network. Many people, though, have an aversion to the way Windows networking has tended to complicate matters in the past. As recently as Vista, Windows computers were reputed to be extremely difficult to get to talk … Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have devised a strong password for your PC and then completely forgotten it? While it can be a terrible situation, there is a way that you can get back into your computer. This is a way that a hacker would use, though. All you need to make this work is your Windows installation DVD. Let’s take a look at how you would use this method on a Windows 7 computer with a Windows 7 disc. Using the Windows 7 installation disc Getting back into a password locked computer involves using a Windows installation disc to repair the computer. You need to load the DVD up and then set the computer to boots to the DVD drive first (usually, you … Continue reading
Should you be worried if you find that your computer uses up almost all the RAM it has? Does such full usage show that it doesn’t have enough? High memory usage isn’t always bad You can usually tell when the high memory usage on your computer is the bad kind by looking at the hard disk indicator. If it is always lit and your computer is rather slow as well, it is a clear sign that you are running out of RAM for essential functions and your computer is trying to use your hard disk to compensate. If your computer isn’t actually slow, its high RAM usage habits shouldn’t worry you. Disk caching If you were to try a computer out with Windows XP and Windows 7 by turn, … Continue reading
Windows 7 is a very user friendly Operating System, especially when compared to previous versions of Windows. Windows 8 is great, but not everybody has a touch screen. Unless you have a brand new computer chances are you are going to be running Windows 7, and why not? Windows 7 is solid and if you know how to utilize the power under the hood you can get a lot out of your system. Making changes and adjusting settings in any Windows OS all starts at the control p anel . When Microsoft made the leap to Windows 7 they adopted a more user friendly look and feel and everything seemed a little.. bigger. In truth, the perception of size in Windows 7 is the result of the icons being … Continue reading
There are a vast amount of features within Windows 7 that many users do not know. If you are frequently on the computer then many of these features may be helpful to you. There are five main features that will be shown. These include: changing color scheme, changing time settings (like when your computer shuts down automatically), using multiple background images, hiding files, and changing your keyboard language. Changing the color scheme in Windows 7 is a very simple task that many people would find interesting to do. You can change color and transparency of the borders of everything from files to the taskbar. To do this you do the following: Right click on your desktop background, click personalize, and then click window color and appearance at the bottom. … Continue reading
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to your computer, this is doubly true. There are times when it’s simply easier to show someone what you’re seeing on your screen that to attempt to describe it. Whether you’re giving instructions, asking for assistance, putting together a presentation or something else altogether a screenshot can make the entire process simpler and more effective. Luckily, if you’re a Windows user, capturing your screen – and then pasting it in a document, printing it, emailing it or saving it – is quick and easy to do. Start by identifying the print screen key on your keyboard. Usually located somewhere near the backspace button or function keys, it will be labeled PrtScn, prt sc, PRTSC, or PRTSCN. If … Continue reading
Thanks to the popularity of social media and sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, photo editing has become a national obsession. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive photography software to express your creativity. There are a number of free, easy-to-use ways to edit your pictures. And one of these may already be at your fingertips if you’re using Windows 7. Windows 7 improved drawing utility – Paint – is a great way to edit your pictures, improve their quality, and add fun effects like colors or text. For those who are new at manipulating their photos, Paint is a great way to learn the ropes. Begin by clicking on Start from your Windows menu, then select All Programs, followed by Accessories and then Paint. … Continue reading
It is shockingly easy to fill up even the largest hard drives. In a matter of months, what was once terabytes of free space has been reduced to a hundred or so gigabytes. While your computer might still run comfortably when it is bursting at the seams, you’ll probably feel better having more free space on your computer. There are a few things you can do to get some of your used hard drive space back. Uninstall Unused Programs and Features The longer your computer’s been without a reformat, the more likely it is that you have a few programs sitting around, eating up precious space without actually being used. Finding what you have installed is as simple as clicking your Start Button, clicking on Control Panel, and selecting … Continue reading
While speech recognition has been around for a while, it is still evolving in terms of precision and widespread use. People with physical disabilities and hand injuries find it most useful, while those that need to do a lot of typing can use it to prevent conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Windows 7’s Speech Recognition tool does an impressive job, with features that make it easy to use, and an ability to quite accurately recognize almost any kind of speech. The speech recognition tool built into Windows 7 can be used for two things – the first is to interact with the PC interface by issuing commands, and the second is for dictation. By directing your PC to do certain things through voice commands, you can eliminate the need … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why your PC is so slow? Or why it crashes so often? If you have, you may want to take action before you lose your data. Despite the fact that today’s operating systems are very advanced, they require some degree of maintenance. Don’t worry, you won’t have to learn binary to give your computer a little speed-up. What may be the causes? There are a few factors that cause problems over time. Three of the most common causes are: -unnecessary files -fragmented HDD -glitches in the registry Your computer stores a lot of data. Over time, it forgets about some of it and leaves it behind. These are usually useless temporary and backup files, unused shortcuts, Windows log files etc. All these can take up a … Continue reading