Get a new desktop wallpaper every day – without lifting a finger! Microsoft uses some amazing background images on its search engine Bing. By using the RSS desktop feature in Windows 7, you can have them as wallpaper every day.
Desktop gadgets were one of the best new features to be introduced with Windows Vista. They are small tools that sit on your desktop and give you instant access to news, information and common tasks. Choosing the right gadgets for your desktop can drastically change the way you use your computer.
Small, low-cost laptops – netbooks – are fast becoming the hottest tech on the market, but understanding what they do and which one to buy can be a minefield. We help you make the right choice.
A special Consumer Electronics Show edition of Facts & Figures.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to talk about the fantastic year that Microsoft had – and to offer a glimpse of what the future will hold.
When Windows 7 came out, people immediately noticed the new taskbar, and most were bowled over by it. It’s definitely the best taskbar seen in Windows yet – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be bettered.
If you’ve recently added a Windows 7 PC to your home network, you don’t have to worry about it not being able to communicate and share files with PCs running Windows Vista on the same network.
Learn all about the brand new Action Center – it’s your one-stop-shop for all system messages, warnings and updates within Windows 7.
All PCs have a limited life, but the more we take care of them from day one, the better they perform, and for much longer, too.
If you like the new eye-candy found in Windows 7, then you’re going to love these shortcuts which let you quickly and easily use all of the Aero features with a couple of presses of your keyboard.
If you only have one PC and like to share it with other people, such as your family or friends at school, you should create an account for each person, otherwise you might put your PC at risk. By letting people use your normal account, they can make potentially damaging changes to your PC, such [...]
Once Windows 7 is installed, the first thing you should do is to get your internet connection up and running. How you go about this is highly dependent on the type of setup you use to connect to your ISP, so referring to your manuals is advisable.
There’s a little-known feature in Windows Vista which can make the normally painful process of moving to a new PC ridiculously easy. What’s more, it can also serve as a powerful backup tool, which could save your data from the unthinkable should a major crash or disc corruption occur, offering total peace of mind.
Unfortunately, you can’t use the upgrade button in Windows XP to migrate to Windows 7. Instead, you have to perform a custom installation, which can mean formatting the hard drive Windows XP is installed on and starting again from scratch. You will probably discover that the Upgrade Advisor finds a number of problems with both [...]
While it’s true that a fresh installation of Windows 7 is the neatest and cleanest way of bringing the latest version of Windows to your PC, it’s not the most convenient option, particularly if you value your existing programs, customisations, files and settings. The good news – if you’re currently running Windows Vista – is [...]