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So if you're like me, you may be happy with Windows 7 (or 8.1) on your current computer or laptop, and have no interest in upgrading to Windows 10. But you may also be getting bombarded by Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10, with the Windows 10 upgrade...  more »

Here's a quick tip on how to get the Taskbar in Windows 7 to become visible while watching a flash video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) in full-screen mode. To get the taskbar to show while still in full-screen video mode, simply press the Windows (logo ÿ)...  more »

For the longest time, I've had a problem of not being able to see all the folders in my Pictures folder when using the Browse button on websites to upload a picture (or file) in Internet Explorer 11 (or in IE10). For whatever reason, some of the folders...  more »

At some point you may need or want to test your computers memory ram to make sure it is work correctly. In Windows 7, you can easily test your memory or RAM using the built in Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. To do this in Windows 7 follow these steps: In...  more »

Late last week my Windows 7 (64-bit) computer started experiencing random freezes with the screen getting pixelated just before locking up. I would have to do a manual restart, to get the computer up and running. It started happening just a day after...  more »

Running ipconfig directly in Windows 7 may cause you to experience the ipconfig box to pop-up and run for a split second and the screen to flash, but then go away. The reason for this is probably because you are running ipconfig directly from the Windows...  more »

Here's a quick tip on how you can adjust the mouse pointer speed in Windows 7: Click Start menu, and then open Control Panel. Then click on Hardware and Sound. Now under Devices and Printers, click on Mouse. The Mouse Properties box should pop-up, click...  more »

If you only have one monitor, but want to split your screen to work in two different windows at the same time, you can now easily do that with Windows 7. The new split screen feature in Windows 7 allows you to view 2 windows side by side on your screen...  more »

Ever since moving to a Windows 7 (64 bit) computer, I haven't been able to view Photoshop thumbnail previews of .psd files in Windows Explorer. However, today I decided to find a solution to this anonying problem, so that I could start seeing previews of...  more »

So yesterday, I started getting green squiggly line validation warnings at design time on ASP.NET server controls within the HTML Design view for my Visual Web Developer 2010 Express project in Windows 7. Essentially, intellisense on all the ASP.NET...  more »

While using my new Windows 7 64-bit computer, with Visual Studio 2010 running as Administrator, I began getting the following error while trying to open up individual c# files or asp.net files in VS2010: "There was a problem sending the command to the...  more »

UPDATE 12-16-2011: For those of you who are getting an "sgen.exe" error message when trying to building your project in Visual Studio that reads something like "Could not load file or assembly or one of its dependencies. Operation is not supported. SGEN"....  more »

If you've been using Windows Mail on a Windows Vista computer, and upgraded to a Windows 7 computer you may want to copy over your email information from Windows Mail to the newer Windows Live Mail email client on Windows 7. As it stands now Windows Mail...  more »

Here's how to install Internet Information Services (IIS7) on a Windows 7 (or Vista) computer so that ASP.NET websites will run on the IIS7 web server. First, you will want to make sure that you are signed into an account with Administrator access on your...  more »

In Windows 7, the Recycle Bin seems to be missing from the desktop by default. Fortunately, it's pretty simple to show (or hide) the Recycle Bin on the desktop. To show (or hide) the Recycle Bin on the desktop in Windows 7 follow these steps: Click the...  more »

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