Category Archives: Windows 7 Tip

System Restore – Windows 7

One way to get your PC back to how it was before something went wrong is System Restore. This replaces your current settings with a copy which the computer had made in the past. Click on the “Start” button Type … Continue reading

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Goodbye Windows 8

Good bye and I’m sorry, but I’m not going to miss you. I’ve gone back to Windows 7. I persevered for about 18 months and there are some good bits but on balance I work better with Windows 7. I’ll … Continue reading

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Change your Windows 7 password

Watch this video from Microsoft. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-change-password-hint#1TC=windows-7 There’s also a simpler way but you can’t change your password hint. This one also works in Windows 8. Hit Crtl , Alt and Del – you’ll see.

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File Explorer

Its in the task bar bottom left. It looks like a bunch of biege files. Click on it to explore what you have on your PC

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Organising your Files – Windows Vista, 7 and 8

You can organise your files in “Details” view by switching on or off which columns show. Most people know they can list them by date, or file name or even size, but other criteria are available. Just have a look … Continue reading

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Which Backup Modes to use

Backup modes: Normal (sometimes called Full): Backs up selected files and marks them as backed up. Copy: Backs up selected files but does not mark them as backed up. Daily: Only those files that were changed today. Incremental: Only those … Continue reading

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Renaming files in bulk – using Windows

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can have a list of files with a sequential names.  This is particularly good for use in digital photo frames and media streamers because then the files will display in the right sequence. It … Continue reading

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What Updates Should I Allow?

This a common question and my stock answer is this: Microsoft Antivirus Adobe Java Anything else consider carefully.  For instance, if you have a HP printer and you get offered an update by HP then by all means have it … Continue reading

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Get to your Desktop

Hold down the Windows Key and tap M will minimise everything in any version of Windows, but Windows7 has a special way I’m surprised to find few know about.  Its the little rectangle on the bottom right of the screen. … Continue reading

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Favourites can get Messy

If you are like me you will have hundreds of favourites, so many it can be difficult to find the one you want.  Wouldn’t it be nice to gather like minded ones in folders?  Well you can. A quick way to … Continue reading

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