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Make a Window Active with a Hover

If you’d like to make windows active in Windows 7 by hovering over the window instead of clicking it, here’s how to do that.

Disable the Aero Interface

Aero is the flashy user interface in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It can slow down older PCs, but you can turn it off easily. Here’s how to do that.

According to these operating-system statistics, Windows 7 is the world’s most popular operating system, and overtook Windows XP in August 2011. Since then, its lead has grown, and it’s now run by 48.7% of users.

How to Use Windows Update (Video Guide)

In this interactive video, learn about Windows Update and how you use it to keep Windows on the newest version. This video works for all versions of Windows.

A Restore Point is a saved state in Windows XP, Vista or 7. Think of it like a “save” in your favorite video game. A Restore Point records the current versions of all your drivers and programs, which programs are installed and not installed, the current update of Windows, the specific Windows settings, and so on.

Burn a CD or DVD

Windows 7 has built in disc-burning software. Find out how to burn a CD or DVD in Windows 7.

Restore File Extensions for All File Types

Windows hides file extensions from you on a fresh install of any version of Windows. There are many situations where you’d like to know them. Here’s how.

Windows Update Fails to Update

Windows Update can sometimes fail. Here’s how to get the update running again on your PC so you can be sure and have the latest version of Windows.

Shake Away Unused Windows

In Windows Vista or 7, click and hold the mouse button at the top of the window. (If you’ve got a bunch of tabs open in your browser, there’s space between the tabs and the minimize icon.) Got the mouse button held down? Good. Now shake the mouse back and forth.

Make a Windows Recovery CD

If your PC crashes and you don’t have your Windows disc, all is not lost. You can make a recovery disc from Windows Vista or Windows 7 using any blank disc.

Are you still using Windows XP? If so, why?

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