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Windows 7 tutorials, how-to, and other related content.

Windows 7
Basic Windows 7 information.

How To Create a Windows 7 Logon Password
Instructions on setting up a Windows 7 login password on a computer that doesn't currently require one.

How To Change Your Windows 7 Password
An easy to follow tutorial on changing the password to your Windows 7 logon account.

How To Change Another User's Password in Windows 7
A tutorial on changing another user's password in Windows 7.

How To Find the Administrator Password in Windows 7
Several ways to find an administrator-level password in Windows 7.

How To Remove Your Windows 7 Password
If you're the only one with access to your computer, removing your Windows 7 password allows quick access to your computer.

How To Reset a Windows 7 Password
Instructions on resetting a Windows 7 password.

Step by Step Guide to Resetting a Windows 7 Password
A complete walkthrough, including screenshots, of an easy method for resetting a Windows 7 password.

How To Automatically Logon To Windows 7
A simple tutorial on how to make Windows 7 login automatically after you turn on your computer.

How To Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
A tutorial on creating a Windows 7 password reset disk or flash drive which you can use to reset your password if you forget it sometime in the future.

I Forgot My Windows 7 Password! Is There Anything I Can Do?
Some things to try if you've forgotten your Windows 7 logon password.

What Is the Default Password For Windows 7?
Actually, there isn't a default Windows 7 password, but there plenty of solutions to whatever password issue you have right now.

How To Write a New Partition Boot Sector To a Windows 7 System Partition
How to use bootrec /fixboot to create a new partition boot sector in Windows 7.

How To Access Device Manager From the Control Panel in Windows 7
Instructions on opening Device Manager via Control Panel in Windows 7.

Access Device Manager From the Computer Management Utility in Windows 7
See how to start Device Manager from the Computer Management utility in Windows 7.

How To Access Device Manager From the Command Prompt in Windows 7
A fast way to access Device Manager in Windows 7 is from the Command Prompt. Just type a short command and Device Manager starts right up!

How To Change Drive Letters in Windows 7
How to change the letter assigned to a drive in Windows 7.

How Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension in Windows 7
Detailed instructions on how to change what program opens for a particular file type in Windows 7.

How To Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 7
A tutorial on making changes to the settings in Windows Update that control automatic updating.

How To Copy a File in Windows 7
A tutorial on copying files from one place to another in Windows 7.

How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows
How to use the bootrec command to rebuild the BCD store in Windows 7.

How To Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
Instructions on how to burn a System Repair Disc from within Windows 7.

How To Know if You're Running Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit
Follow these steps to tell which architecture you're using in Windows 7: 32-bit or 64-bit.

How To Disable Automatic Restart From the Advanced Boot Options Menu
Instructions on disabling the feature that forces Windows 7 to restart after a Blue Screen of Death.

Disable a Device in Device Manager in Windows 7
You may want to disable a device in Device Manager if you want Windows 7 to ignore it, if it's using system resources you'd like to allocate somewhere else, or maybe as part of some troubleshooting process.

How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7
Error reporting is enabled by default in Windows 7. You might want to disable error reporting for privacy concerns, if you're not connected to the Internet all the time, or maybe just to stop being annoyed by the alerts.

How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7
Instructions on how to disable the "Automatic Restart on System Failure" feature in Windows 7 so you can read the error codes that appear on a Blue Screen of Death.

How To Enable a Device in Device Manager in Windows 7
Each hardware devices listed in Device Manager must be enabled if you plan on utilizing it. Follow these easy steps to enable a device from within Device Manager in Windows 7.

How to Format a Hard Drive in Windows 7
A screenshot-based walkthrough for formatting a hard drive in Windows 7.

How To Hide Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7
A tutorial on configuring Windows 7 to hide files with the hidden attribute.

How Do I Open Windows 7 Device Manager?
Links to several tutorials outlining the various methods of reaching Device Manager in Windows 7.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7
Instructions on how to open Disk Management in Windows 7.

How To Backup Registry Keys in Windows 7
Always backup registry keys before making changes in the Windows Registry. Export registry keys from the Windows 7 Registry with these easy steps.

How To Backup the Entire Registry in Windows 7
Instructions on creating a backup of the registry in Windows 7.

How To Delete Registry Keys in Windows 7
Instructions on properly removing registry keys from the Windows Registry in Windows 7.

How To Find a Driver's Version Number in Windows 7
There are many reasons you might want to know a driver's version number in Windows 7. Follow these simple steps to find a driver's version number from within Device Manager in Windows 7.

How To Find What Windows 7 Service Pack is Installed
A tutorial to help determine which Windows 7 service pack you have applied.

How To Format a Hard Drive in Windows 7
Instructions on how to format a hard drive from within Windows 7.

How To Install a Windows 7 Gadget
A tutorial on installing a new Windows 7 gadget.

How To Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 7
Instructions on how to partition a hard drive in Windows 7 using the Disk Management tool.

How To Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7
A complete walkthrough for completing a Startup Repair in Windows 7.

How To Restore the Registry in Windows 7
Instructions on restoring the Windows 7 registry from a Registration backup file.

How To Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode
Detailed instructions, including screenshots, on how to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode.

How To Start Windows 7 Using Last Known Good Configuration
A screenshot-based walkthrough on starting Windows 7 with Last Known Good Configuration.

How To Roll Back a Driver in Windows 7
A tutorial on rolling back a hardware device's driver in Windows 7.

How To Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7
Steps to take to configure Windows 7 to show files and folders with the "hidden" attribute.

How To Use System Restore in Windows 7
A complete tutorial on using the System Restore tool in Windows 7.

Update Drivers in Windows 7
Instructions on updating drivers in Windows 7.

View a Device's Status in Device Manager in Windows 7
Viewing the status of a hardware device in Windows 7 is necessary if it's not working properly or if you were warned of an issue by a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager.

Updating Drivers in Windows 7 Tutorial
A step by step tutorial to updating drivers in Windows 7 with screenshots and details on each step.

Where Can I Download Windows 7?
A discussion on downloading Windows 7, where it's possible, the legality of doing so, etc.

How To Use Problem Steps Recorder
A completely tutorial on using Problem Steps Recorder (PSR) in Windows 7.

How To Properly Reinstall a Program in Windows 7
A tutorial on how to reinstall a program, the right way, in Windows 7.

How To Install Windows 7 From USB
A tutorial on properly preparing a USB storage device, like a flash drive, so you can use it to install Windows 7.

How To Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7
A tutorial on opening an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7. This is a Command Prompt session that is run with administrator-level privileges.

How To Find the Default Gateway IP Address in Windows 7
A tutorial on identifying the default gateway IP address that Windows 7 is using.

How To Open Command Prompt in Windows 7
A tutorial on starting the Command Prompt program in Windows 7.

How To Change DNS Servers in Windows 7
Instructions on changing from the default DNS servers in Windows 7

How To Open Control Panel in Windows 7
Instructions on opening Control Panel in Windows 7.

Windows 7: The Definitive Guide
My review of the book "Windows 7: The Definitive Guide" by William Stanek.

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