Windows 7

Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard from Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

The Desktop Cleanup Wizard is a utility that ships with all versions of Windows 7 and is designed to help you keep your Desktop neat and tidy. The utility does this by recommending the removal of old, out-of-date, and unused files and shortcuts currently on your desktop. If you find the Desktop Cleanup Wizard annoying, […]

Force Windows 7 to Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile at Shutdown

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Among the advances offered to it users, Windows 7’s handling of virtual memory is the most efficient to date. However, as the RAM in a computer increases, so must the size of the pagefile to accommodate the larger capacity of computer memory. There are several advantages to starting each Windows 7 session with a cleared […]

Turn Off Admin Approval Mode in Windows 7

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One of the most confusing aspects to using any modern version of Windows is making the distinction between the administrator account and an account with administrative privileges. Starting with Windows Vista and carried through to Windows 7, the operating system handles running applications as an administrator quite differently than in previous versions. One of the […]

Fix Windows 7 Update Error Code 0x80070422

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Among the error codes users encounter in Windows 7, code 0x80070422 is fairly common. This error can occur when the startup service for Windows Update is set to anything except automatic. Learn how to fix error code 0x80070422 with a few clicks of the mouse. Windows Update and Error Code 0x80070422 Windows Update can be […]

Fix the Maximum Amount of Memory Usable by Windows 7 64-bit

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Your computer’s hardware and Windows 7 limit the amount of memory that your computer can use. In the case of 32-bit operating systems, that limit is 4GB of RAM. 64-bit operating systems can use much more. However, if your Windows 7 64-bit PC is having trouble recognizing all of the RAM in your computer, there […]

Enable Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) in Windows 7

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By default, a standard installation of Windows 7 does not turn on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). In order to use this feature, you must turn it on using Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Learn how to turn on Microsoft Internet Information Services in Windows 7 What is Internet Information Services (IIS)? By […]

Turn Off the Gadgets Platform in Windows 7

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The Gadgets Platform is an application on which Windows Gadgets run on your desktop. No longer confined to the Sidebar as they were in Windows Vista, Windows 7’s gadgets roam free on the user’s desktop. However, there are times when it may be appropriate to turn off the Gadgets Platform thereby disallowing the use of […]

Uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 7

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Windows Media Player is a Microsoft application capable of playing a variety of audio and video files right from within the Windows operating system. A part of Windows for a long time, some people still choose to use other applications to play their media. Learn how to uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 7. Why […]

Remove File Type Associations in Windows 7

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Each file in Windows, has an extension as part of its filename, such as .txt, .doc, etc. These extensions are used to identify the default program with which to open this file when you double-click on the file. You can set or change these file type associations in Windows 7. In Windows XP, this capability […]

Cannot Run Windows Update on a Windows 7 PC?

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Recently, I was working with a client and they had an issue updating their Windows 7 PC. Basically, whenever they tried to run a check for updates, they would get the following error message: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer. Of […]