How to Rename a File

Sometimes you might have the need to rename a file. The file could be a document or a picture. It might be a spreadsheet or an invoice. Whatever the file is, here are a few simple steps on how to rename a file. Continue reading

Steps For A Clean Install of Windows 7

One of the best things I have found to do to help insure a trouble-free computing experience is to start off with what is called a clean install. Normally when you purchase a new computer, the operating system (Microsoft Windows 7, in this case) is already installed and ready for you. Your new computer requires drivers and perhaps some utility software to make the internal devices that are unique to that brand and model of computer operate. Unfortunately, it also comes with a lot of stuff you do not need or want installed. Continue reading

Windows 7 Features: Aero Snap, Aero Peek and Aero Shake

If you just upgraded your operating system from XP to Windows 7, you probably noticed a huge difference in your computer’s appearance. For instance the blue framework has disappeared to be replace by a smooth, sleek, glass appearance. That is part of Microsoft’s Aero feature called Aero Glass. If you have upgraded from Vista, then you are familiar with Aero Glass but with Windows 7 there are a few more features called Aero Peek, Aero Shake and Aero Snap. Take a look at how these features can be fun and save time! Continue reading

Windows 7 Themes

How to Change Your Computer Appearance with Windows 7 Themes

When your computer is powered on, the main screen which usually has a picture, design or photo is called a desktop.  A Windows theme usually combines desktop background pictures or photos along with window color and sound.  Window color is the tint that surrounds each window, and the sound is the tune you hear when you make choices, for instance closing a program or receiving a new email. Continue reading

How to Add a Start Menu Shortcut

Do you have a favorite program or game you want to add to your Start Menu? Maybe you play Solitaire frequently or use Microsoft Word often and want it to always appear on the Start Menu. In 3 easy steps you can learn how to add a Start Menu shortcut!
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Clean Up: How to Defrag Windows 7

Computers store all kinds of files and information that, for the most part, we are not aware that it is storing. From time to time we need to clean out some of this stuff in order to keep things working efficiently. Defrag Windows 7 is one of the tools that most people are familar with but Microsoft has included utilities called Disk Check and Disk Cleanup along with Disk Defragmenter to help us with our cleaning chores. Using these tools can help your computer run faster and more trouble-free. Continue reading