Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

Internet Explorer 9 RC Download Available

Posted by Stu On February - 10 - 2011


It’s a good week for Microsoft fanboys!  Microsoft have today made Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate available for download.

We’ve covered some of the great features IE9 has to offer in the past, we’ve also taken a look at tweaking the browser to better suit your needs.

A few enhancements here are there are notable in the newest public release though nothing too drastic from what we already know.

Note that IE9 RC is now feature complete.  Whilst we may see the odd minor UI tweak here and there and undoubtedly tonnes of bug fixes before it goes gold, know that this is it folks!  And I think Microsoft have done it!

Hit the link for the direct download links.

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Windows 7 SP1 Confirmed Release Dates

Posted by Stu On February - 9 - 2011

Microsoft have finally announced the dates Windows 7 SP1 will be available.

Windows 7 SP1

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View the contents of your Clipboard in Windows [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 6 - 2011

The windows Clipboard is where the computer temporarily stores text, files, graphics etc. that your CUT or COPY resides until you PASTE the content into its new location. Up until XP you could easily check the contents of your clipboard  using the ClipBoard Manager. For some blurry security reason Microsoft removed this nifty application from Windows Vista onward. If you miss this feature, fear not – the fix is a simple one. If you have access to a Windows XP installation (XP mode anyone ??)  you can copy it to your Windows 8, 7, or Vista machine.

Here’s where to find it

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Quick Tips to Help You Use the Windows Search Function

Posted by Rich On February - 3 - 2011

Windows 7’s search function is “beefed” up a little. This guide will help you use the Windows 7 function but only scratches the surface. If you have other tips, please let us know in the comments.

Specifically, this guide covers the following:

  • Search from:
    • The Start menu
    • The Search Box
    • Anywhere
  • Search Filters

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Which Windows 7 Version do You Really Need?

Posted by Thomas On January - 28 - 2011

Buying a new computer these days, chances are, it will come pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. That makes sense from the vendor’s standpoint, as the license for Home Premium costs less and it still has most of the functionality and features that the average user will want. But what if you aren’t the average user?

Looking to Upgrade? How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 7 Professional

Some Vendors only offer the Windows 7 Starter Edition, which in my point of view is a sham to make you pay even more money for your computer. Steer away from these offers I say – unless of course you enjoy NOT being able to change your wallpaper – ever again.

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Free LockedUp Applications without Brute Force [How To]

Posted by Thomas On January - 27 - 2011

Once in a while, one of your applications will lock up and you would have to kill it (in the good sense of the word). Of course this will cause you to lose any unsaved data. At least you will learn to save your work more often, right?

But wait, there is something you may try first … before shutting it down “ungracefully”…


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