Category Archives: Windows 7 Tips

Microsoft is sending you Windows 10 by download. Whether you want it or not.

It looks like Microsoft is doing what everyone was trying to say “They would never do”. Forcing Windows 10 on us even if it’s not wanted. If you have Automatic Updates turned on and using one of the versions of … Continue reading

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Need a Windows 7 DVD? Microsoft has you covered.

Things have changed but Windows 7 downloads are still available just in a different place with different instructions. As much as I hate outdated information popping up in search results, I have left the old instructions here in case you … Continue reading

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A List of Run Commands for Windows 7

Windows logo key + R Administrative Tools Administrative Tools = control admintools Authorization Manager = azman.msc Component Services = dcomcnfg Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag Display Languages = lpksetup ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32 File … Continue reading

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Failing Windows update.

The problem in majority of the cases is related to the wrong DNS loading and until you flush your the current DNS configuration you can try anything but you won’t be successful. What’s really funny that’s so easy – just … Continue reading

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Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

From support.microsoft.com Article ID: 927392 INTRODUCTION You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or Windows 7: A master boot record (MBR) A boot sector … Continue reading

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General Windows 7 Performance Tweaks

Below is a list of tweaks you can do to achieve better performance from your Windows 7 PC. Some are start up tweaks and some are Run time tweaks but they are all safe and used regularly by us. Of … Continue reading

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Being logged in to Windows 7 with a temporary profile

I switched on my PC and when I entered my password to log in I was told that I was being logged in with a temporary profile because my real one was unavailable. Logging out and back in again sometimes … Continue reading

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Protected: 10+ Windows 7 services you may not need

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You experience slow performance in Internet Explorer 9

SYMPTOMS When you browse a webpage by using Windows Internet Explorer 9, you may experience slow performance. However, this issue does not occur if you view the webpage by using an earlier version of Internet Explorer. Note This issue may … Continue reading

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What is the Windows desktop.ini file and can I delete it?

The desktop.ini file is a hidden file used to customize and adjust settings for the Windows folders that contain the file. Can it be deleted? This file can be safely deleted from any directory.  However, because this file may have … Continue reading

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