Operating System Adaptation Trends As Microsoft continues with a steady stream of operating system options and service packs, we here at PC Pitstop, have an insider’s view into the world of Microsoft Windows. In particular, we have a front row seat to the rate at which Microsoft’s latest operating systems are accepted into the market […]
Today, Microsoft announced plans to offer free upgrades to the new Windows 10 OS for those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.1.
Before you consider downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7, consider this alternative.
As a growing number of XP users move to Windows 7, no better time to learn some basic but very useful tips.
How to fix four things about Windows 7 that may be annoying you.
Seem obvious how to make your Windows 7 system sleep and shutdown…but what about Hibernate?
Microsoft has called it the Status Area…now known as the Notifications Area…most just know it as the bottom right corner of Windows.
If you want to cling to Windows 7 or, more desperately, Windows XP, how long can you do so and what should you expect? Here’s the scoop…
Once you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 there is no easy way to go back to what you had previously…
Adobe Flash and Java are two downloads most of us have installed on our Windows computers, as they give us a richer internet and browsing experience. We have already seen how to manage Adobe Flash Settings.
Today we will learn about Java Settings in Windows 7.
Some of the best mouse tricks I use to make life on the computer much easier.
Encryption is the most advanced and potent way to keep your files safe in Windows.
It is easy to integrate virtual desktop feature in Windows 7 using freeware application called mDesktop.
There is one golden rule about SSD’s. Never, ever…
There’s a smarter way to capture screen shots – a way that’s more slick and easier, and it’s a little utility included with Windows called Snipping Tool.
There comes a time in one person’s life, when he or she makes a paramount discovery of certain settings, features, or tweaks of Windows 7 that open doors to a brand new lifestyle. That moment could be now for you, depending on whether you know absolutely everything about your operating system or not. This is the moment of truth, the moment in which you’ll have to face reality and realize that Windows 7 can pack a bigger punch if you give it a nudge in the right direction.
77 speed & security tips for Windows 7.
Is there a way to make the cursor bigger in a Windows 7 system?
At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows 7 runs, but you probably want to squeeze as much juice as you can out of it. Despite the improvements, the operating system still takes up resources that didn’t necessarily have to be used for normal functions. Let’s have a look at a few of those you can turn off!
Exclusive research from PC Pitstop documents the continued growth of Windows 7.
How would you like it if you could directly and quickly access your favorite programs, documents and folders from the Computer folder itself in a single click!
Whether you are a brand new user or a seasoned veteran, there are some basic procedures that every computer user must know. These few items will go a long way towards making you a happy Windows user.
Clear, concise and updated tutorials for Microsoft Windows 7
I’m a big fan of Google Chrome as a Web browser, but every time I double-click on an HTM or HTML document, it opens up in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Eewww.. How do I fix it and change the default program for this type of file or content, Dave?
I’m going to be loaning my Windows PC laptop to my brother but don’t want him to mess with all my files. I know that Windows 7 supports multiple user accounts because I obviously log in to get to my own. How do I add a new account for him to use?
It is extremely easy to backup your Windows 7 wireless network settings, to save for the just in case times. Even know setting up a wireless network in Windows 7 is very easy, there are still things like a security key that you have to remember and typing manually. Therefore I like to save my wireless network settings and import them back in whenever I need them.
Here is a small tip that will show you how to pin your user files or folders to the Windows 7 taskbar. If you try to drag-and-drop the user files or folders to the taskbar, you will find that you cannot or that they may merge with the explorer icon and do not maintain their identity.
With Microsoft’s new interface adjustments in the Windows franchise, the company put a lot of features into Windows 7 that it might have forgotten to mention. After having a really close look at the infrastructure of the operating system, I’ve noticed a couple of things that might startle you a bit about the operating system, including features that make you wonder where they’ve been your whole life. While you might know some of them, I doubt you knew them all, so let’s get started and discover together what Windows 7 had in store for you but wasn’t in a hurry to let you know about.
We’re being audited next week and I need to ensure that each and every PC in the office has a valid, activated, certified genuine copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installed on it and running. I’ve much anxiety about this: how do I ensure everyone’s running an activated, verified copy of Win7?
The Sticky Notes in Windows 7 are more useful than they ever were and there is a lot more that you can do with it now. If you are a regular Windows 7 sticky notes user, you will find these tips & tricks on how to use, format, backup and restore them quite handy.
I’ve been hearing the same question again and again lately from people who are going to replace their motherboards: What’s going to happen to my Windows 7 installation? And why not worry?
When you ask about photo management for your iPhone pictures on your Windows 7 computer, well, you’re opening up the proverbial can of worms.
Finally, finally, I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and it’s pretty, but the interface is a lot slower. Is there some way to turn off some of the fancy zoom, shadow and transparency effects so Win7 speeds up?
Windows 7 comes with a bunch of built-in system computer maintenance tools that helps you can maintain your computer.
If you’re a rather busy person like me, every single second you waste throws pennies down the drain. Those pennies gather up over a year, so making yourself more efficient at what you do on your computer should be at the top of your list. If you lose 2 cents for every second you lose and you waste 2 minutes of the day moving your mouse instead of pressing quick shortcut keys, that’s $864 every year you’ll never recover — almost one grand! Even if you don’t make money on your computer, think of how much time you can save to do other things like reading a book or playing ball with your kid that always complains about you being such a busy beaver.
For a normal Windows 7 users, most of the time, you will just accept the default setting of the operating system and not change too much of its internal settings so as to reduce the chances of breaking the system. However, there are some of us who love to tweak the settings to make our workflow more productive and effective. Below are 4 great Windows 7 tips that are seldom covered and should get your productivity up.
Windows 8 is coming next year (at least, that’s what we expect) and we all know it’s going to be optimized for touch screens and tablets.
Some of us like our PC to always be ready when we enter the room. Waiting for the system to boot up can be annoying. Thankfully, there is a solution that allows you to schedule startups and shutdowns to save you time, and possibly reduce your electricity bill.
Solid State Drives (SSD) have become reasonable in regards to cost and more people are looking at them for everyday use on their PC’s. This article shows you how to use an SSD as the boot drive for Windows 7 and then have a SATA II standard hard drive as a storage location for your documents, videos, pictures, downloads, etc. on it to save space on the SSD.
Searching for files and data in Windows 7 requires a few new techniques.
So, now you are done with the installation of windows 7. Your desktop is in front of you. But the classical, old, formal look does not suit you; it gives a kind of boring impression. Do you want to change it? So let’s do a bit of tweaking with your OS to make it little better, stylish, secure and furnished with the essentials. Lets’ perform the operation of making your OS a happening one, step by step.
Many of you have probably been using Windows 7 for quite a while now. It’s really quite a solid operating system, with stability and functionality far exceeding anything Microsoft has offered before. You may, however, be unaware of one of the great productivity advantages that Windows offers you. That is keyboard integration, which is far more advanced than other platforms like Mac OSX. Windows is entirely functional without a mouse cursor, and indeed many features can be accessed much faster through the use of keyboard shortcuts. Hopefully the shortcuts below will be of use to some of you. I know I learnt a few new ones when researching this article!
Looking for a sure-fire way to keep your oldest Windows applications alive while living in a Windows 7 world?
A Windows 7 computer is a pretty complicated piece of electronic machinery…
It’s “common knowledge” that Mac users don’t have to worry about all those pesky security issues that plague PC people, right?
How to restore files and folders from Win7’s backup system, step by step
A new ‘burning’ bug was recently discovered in Windows 7.
One of the most common questions I get lately has to do with playback of Blu-Ray movies on Windows 7. This article will explain everything you need to make your PC a High-Def movie monster.
There are those folks who tell me they’ll never use Windows 7 because of the horrible, heinous DRM that’s hidden in its nooks and crannies. This technology is lurking in the woodworks, ready to pounce out and take away all their freedom and liberty, violate their constitutional rights and remove all their control over their computers.
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