Tip: Windows 7 Search; Find a File or Program Instantly

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 19, 2012  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

You can find just about anything on your PC almost instantly with Windows 7 Search

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Working the Clouds: Creating a SkyDrive Folder

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 24, 2011  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Make your Windows Live account soar into the clouds! By taking advantage of cloud computing, files can be stored in drives that are secure, have ample space and can be accessed from anywhere. Windows Live offers SkyDrive, an online file storage system that allows for easy management of your documents and favorite web links. To best utilize this service, we’ve outlined the steps required to create folders in SkyDrive for easy navigation and organization of your data.

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Windows 7 Tip: Add New Folders from the Keyboard

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 7, 2011  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Here's a great Microsoft Windows 7 Tip!

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7 Tips to Manage Your Files Better

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 12, 2008  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

You work with documents, presentations, graphics, and other files all day. And then how much time do you spend looking for files that you worked on? A couple minutes here and a couple minutes there. On a daily basis, it can all add up.

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Add a Shortcut to Your Desktop

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 14, 2008  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

You can create shortcuts on your desktop that enable you to open your favorite files and folders by simply double-clicking your mouse.

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Set Up Your PC So That Only Authorized People Can Use It

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 13, 2008  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

Guest Accounts in Windows XP

When several people use a single computer, it’s convenient to set up a user account for each person to keep everyone’s setup preferences and documents separate. If someone wants to use your computer briefly he or she can use the Guest user account. By default in Microsoft Window XP, this account is disabled, which means that only specifically authorized users can access your computer.
If you have enabled your Guest account, you should disable the Guest account (once your guest has finished using your computer) to improve your computer’s security.

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Organize Your Windows Notification Area

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 9, 2008  /  Microsoft Windows   —   No Comments ↓

The notification area is the collection of small icons near your system clock, in the bottom-right corner of your screen. After you've used your computer for a few months, the notification area can become cluttered with icons for different programs you may have installed. Each icon takes up space on your Microsoft Windows XP taskbar, which leaves less room for your program buttons.
Fortunately, you can free up space in the notification area by hiding icons that you don't use very often.

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