Configure Legacy Devices to Run on Windows 7

The Windows 7 driver store includes a small collection of drivers for legacy devices. But it will not automatically set up those devices. Here’s what you can do to try and keep your favorite device functioning on Windows 7. Follow our daily tips on:Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS

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Use the Powerful and Free Autoruns Tool to Take Charge of Startup Apps in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a few tools you can use to peek at programs and services that run automatically at startup or logon, most notably the System Configuration utility, Msconfig. But that built-in tool pales in comparison to the undisputed heavyweight champion of the category. Find out about the free Autoruns utility. Follow our daily tips…

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Repair the MBR to restore Windows 7 to your Multiboot Options

You installed Windows XP on a system already running Windows 7, and now Windows 7 is no longer on the boot menu. Find out how to fix the MBR and get Windows 7 back. Follow our daily tips on:Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS

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Understand Compatibility Issues and why some Apps Fail on Windows 7

Before you deploy Windows 7, you should understand how some applications may break on the new OS. Then you’ll be prepared to choose the best solution to fix your broken app. Here’s a list of the most common compatibility issues encountered on Windows 7. Follow our daily tips on:Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web…

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Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management

Dragging files between folders with Windows Explorer is fine for some tasks, but when it comes to heavy-duty file management you need a better tool. If you’re willing to do a little typing in exchange for power and flexibility you can’t get with Windows Explorer, you should get to know Robocopy. Follow our daily tips on:Twitter…

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Use Natural Language to Search your Windows 7 System

Did you know Windows Search supports natural language? If you don’t fancy Boolean formulations, you may want to try this natural-language approach to searching. Follow our daily tips on:Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS

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