Tag Archives: Windows 7

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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Gmail doesn’t use folders!

I often hear people say, “I don’t like Gmail because I use folders”. Get folders out of your mind they are a bad solution. Folders Actually, Gmail doesn’t use folders. To help you organize your mail more effectively, Gmail uses labels … Continue reading

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Sneaky Unwanted Programs

Most of the PCs I fix are slow because they have unwanted programs using up precious resources. Toolbars are the most common unwanted item.   Stop Them They arrive when you install an update. Just be careful when you update Adobe products, … Continue reading

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Simple Guide – Editing Photos for Emailing

This is more a guide to resizing your photos for emailing. Modern cameras produce high resolution photos which can be too big to email and way too big to display efficiently on your PC or Mac. This guide will show you how … 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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