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Windows7Update is hosting the Best Windows 7 Website Competition. I am one of the judges in the competition and invite those that run Windows 7 websites to submit their site. If you know of a Windows 7 related website, please head to the competition and nominate the site.

Competition Prizes

First Prize

  • A copy of the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade ($219)(upon release)
  • A copy of SnagIt ($49.95)
  • A website review on Windows7update.com
Second Prize

  • A copy of the Windows 7 Professional upgrade ($99)(upon release)
  • $100 PayPal prize
Third Prize
  • A copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade ($99)(upon release)
  • $50 PayPal prize

Rules

  • Only one entry per person (even if you have multiple sites)
  • Judges cannot participate
  • Your website must be in English or have an English
    translation

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Customize Windows Vista/7 Media Center

Posted by Rich On June - 30 - 20093 COMMENTS

Update: A series, dedicated to W7MC customization is now available: Customize Windows 7 Media Center.

If you would like to learn how to customize Windows Media Center, rsvr85 has written a comprehensive guide over in the forums. See my results, after following his guide, below.

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Best Windows Freebies and Guides 15Every month we take a look around some of the most interesting windows-related web sites. We collect the best free stuff and write tips to help you get more out of Windows. Below you’ll find wallpapers, icon packs, fonts, screensavers, and freeware we’ve found over the last 30 days. We’ve also put together our most popular windows guides.

Enjoy the overview of stuff you shouldn’t have missed in June 2009

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Restore Quick Launch Toolbar 1

Many people use Vista’s quick launch feature. The quick launch can be found next to the start menu; however, over time I’ve found myself instructing readers on how to restore these icons if they lose them. The reason I knew how to do this is because I, too, lost them myself! In this guide, you’ll learn how to restore the quick launch icons to the quick launch menu in Windows Vista.

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If you get the Error 0X8007007B when trying to enable system restore, do the following:

  1. Click the Start button, right click Computer, and click Properties
  2. In the left-hand column, click System Protection

    Fix system restore - 1

  3. If prompted by UAC, click Continue
  4. Uncheck (C:) (Missing)

    Fix system restore - 2

  5. You’ll be asked if you want to turn off protection, click Turn System Protection Off
  6. Press OK

System Restore will work again.

This Week in the Forums (Jun 28, 2009)

Posted by Rich On June - 28 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Here are some highlighted topics from the last week over on Windows Forums:
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