Windows 7

IE Print Preview Blank or Not Printing in Windows 7 and Vista

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I recently ran across a client that was not able to print properly from Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on a Windows 7 machine. When trying to print from IE, the Print dialog box would simply disappear and nothing would print. Also, whenever we would try to do a Print Preview, the screen would be […]

Windows 7/8/10 File Search Indexing Options

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The built-in search feature in Windows 7/8/10 is significantly better than the horrible search options in Windows Vista and XP. Instead of installing a third-party program to search for files on inside files on your computer, you can now do it with easily from Windows 7/8/10. For example, let’s say you’re a programmer or web […]

How to Check if Windows 7 is Genuine?

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So you have a computer with Windows 7 installed, but you’re not sure if you are running a genuine version of the OS? You may have this issue if you downloaded a copy of Windows 7 or if someone else installed it for you. Either way, there are a couple of different ways to check […]

Fix “Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD…analog copy protection” in Windows

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If you have a Windows 7 computer and you try to play a DVD, you might get the following error message: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. Hmmm. You’re probably […]

Transfer Files and Settings from XP to Windows 7

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Migrating a user account from one computer to another used to be a pain.  If you have programs with settings stored in your Windows user profile, you can’t just copy the user folder from one computer to another – sure you can copy the pictures and videos, but what about the program settings, Internet favorites […]

Windows 7/8/10 – How to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller

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Did you know that a lot of files in Windows are not owned by you, even if you are the Administrator? They are instead owned by an entity called the “Trusted Installer”. Such a wonderful sounding name eh! So that’s not a problem most of the time, unless you need to delete certain system files […]

Fix “Windows is unable to install to the selected location” in Windows 7 or Vista

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So while playing around with Windows 7 and installing it on various computers, I ran across an interesting error message that you might also see: Windows is unable to install to the selected location Or you may also see this associated message when trying to select a disk to install Windows 7 to: Setup was […]

Windows 7 Will Not Sleep or Not Sleeping

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So playing around with Windows 7 has been fun, but there are a few quirks. For example, on one of my laptops, Windows 7 does not go to Sleep mode. It looks like it is about to go to sleep, but instead wakes up immediately. Other times it sleeps, but wakes up randomly even though […]

Windows 7 – Edit the Hosts File

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Need to figure out how to edit the HOSTS file in Windows 7? For the most part, it’s pretty much the same as Windows XP and Vista, but with a few extra hiccups! Just in case you don’t know, the HOSTS file is where you can manually enter a hostname and an IP address pair, […]

Windows Features On or Off Dialog is Empty in Windows 7 or Vista

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If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 7 or did a clean install of Windows 7, the first thing you’ll want to do is run Windows Update to download the latest security patches and fixes. However, you may also get an error message with the following error code below: 0x80073712 Or if you go into the […]