Category Archives: Windows 7

Yes, You Can Still Clean Install Windows 10 with a Windows 7/8.x Key

Yes, You Can Still Clean Install Windows 10 with a Windows 7/8.x Key Posted on October 28, 2017 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/142616/yes-can-still-clean-install-windows-10-windows-78-x-key by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 Readers routinely ask me whether it’s still possible to clean install Windows 10 with an unused Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills

Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills By Fred Langa on June 10, 2015 http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/free-first-aid-for-a-wide-range-of-windows-ills/ Did you know that Microsoft offers over 500 automated, online solutions for common problems you might encounter with Windows software and hardware? … Continue reading

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Recover data files in Windows 7 with Previous Versions

Takeaway: The Previous Versions feature of System Restore in Windows 7 can recover data in the event that a file is inadvertently deleted or becomes corrupted. By Greg Shultz September 8, 2011, 12:24 PM PDT http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/recover-data-files-in-windows-7-with-previous-versions/4992?tag=nl.e064 Many IT professionals know about, or … Continue reading

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RPV: Win7′s least-known data-protection system

You deleted a file yesterday; now you really need it back. Your Windows recycle bin is empty — what now? Your next-best option is the Restore Previous Versions tool — a truly great, automatic data-protection feature buried in Win7. I say “buried” advisedly; most … Continue reading

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Build a complete Windows 7 safety net

Every copy of Windows 7 includes a complete suite of backup tools. The suite contains everything you need to back up (and restore) your entire system Posted on May 11, 2011 http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/build-a-complete-windows-7-safety-net/ By: Fred Langa What’s more, after you’ve set up … Continue reading

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Make the most of Windows 7’s Libraries

Libraries — special-purpose virtual folders — can be confusing at first. But they are extremely handy, once you get the hang of them. By Fred Langa http://windowssecrets.com/2011/03/10/01-Make-the-most-of-Windows-7s-Libraries How to use Libraries is hard to describe but easier to understand when you … Continue reading

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XP Takes Babystep Into The Abyss

Microsoft bans XP from new installs on netbooks; XP still runs on majority of PCs by Kevin Fogarty ITWorld.com http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/124938/xp-takes-babystep-into-the-abyss?source=ITWNLE_nlt_today_2010-10-22 October 22, 2010, 07:04 AM — If you’re a big fan of XP – or more likely an enthusiastic preferrer of … Continue reading

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