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Ballmer, “Windows 7 slates are job number one”

Ballmer, “Windows 7 slates are job number one”

In times of economic uncertainty there have been questions asked by Microsoft shareholders about the company’s intentions with the slate / tablet PC form factor.  At the company’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting this week CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows 7 slates were “job number one” according to ZD Net. “We have a push with our hardware partners” he said, adding that such devices would be coming “soon”.  But where does...

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How To Add Folders To Windows Explorer Favorites In Windows 7

How To Add Folders To Windows Explorer Favorites In Windows 7

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 contains a left sidebar that displays links to favorites, drives and libraries. This section can be expanded (by right-clicking a blank spot in the sidebar and selecting “Show all folders”) to include User directories, control panel and recycle bin as well. The sidebar has its purposes. It can be used to quickly navigate to any folder on the computer, or to access folder contents quickly by double-clicking the listed folders. windows...

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How To Place Drives In The Windows 7 Taskbar

How To Place Drives In The Windows 7 Taskbar

Only specific programs can be pinned to the Windows 7 Taskbar by default, there is no option to pin files, folders or drives to it. We have already demonstrated how to pin files and folders to the windows 7 Taskbar, and today we are going to explain how to add drives to the taskbar as well. Placing drive shortcuts on the taskbar speeds up the process of accessing those drives. The standard options to open drives in Windows Explorer are to either double-click the computer icon and then...




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Enable Windows 7 Shortcuts In XP And Vista

Enable Windows 7 Shortcuts In XP And Vista

Several new keyboard shortcuts have been added in Windows 7 by Microsoft, especially the combination of Windows and the cursor keys have created some interesting new options for Windows users. Windows-UP maximizes the active window on the screen, Windows-Down minimizes the window or restores it in case it is maximized, and Windows-Left and Windows-Right dock the active window to the left or right side of the monitor. Vista and XP users do not have access to these new shortcuts by default...

30 Giu/10

Pin Folders And Files To The Windows 7 Start Menu

Pin Folders And Files To The Windows 7 Start Menu

The Windows 7 Start Menu is made up of two parts; The first screen shows recent items or selected programs depending on the customization of the user, the second a list of all programs that have added an entry to the Start Menu. Programs can be pinned to the first screen of the Start Menu by right-clicking them in Windows Explorer and selecting the Pin To Start Menu context menu entry. This adds the program to the Start Menu so that it can be launched from there. But the option is only...

26 Giu/10

Windows 7 SP1 Screenshots

Windows 7 SP1 Screenshots

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 seems, on the face of it, much less hassle than with service packs for previous editions of Windows as I discovered today while testing the beta. Here are a selection of screenshots of the service pack, the easy install process and the end result. Windows UAC is the first thing to kick in to warn you that installing anything on your PC is potentially dangerous. The support and helpful advice with this service pack is as good as, if not better, than...

26 Giu/10

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaks, What You Need To Know

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaks, What You Need To Know

The first beta version of the upcoming Windows 7 Service Pack leaked to the Internet earlier this week. The version, which was intended to be distributed to a close circle of beta testers is now available on various P2P networks, file hosting sites and other distribution forms on the Internet. Even respected download portals like Softpedia offer the leaked Service Pack 1 for download. There will always be users that feel the need to download and install a newer version of an operating...

24 Giu/10

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

Spent several hours running around town doing tedious errands the other day in neighborhoods I don’t know well, so I was thrilled to finally tap the “Navigate To->Home” button on my GPS when I was done. It got me wondering: what are the software buttons you just can’t help but love to tap, click, or press? An informal poll on Twitter unearthed a bunch of good ones: your email’s Out of Office “Enable” button, “End Call,” “Mark...

22 Giu/10

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

I’ve long been a subscriber to Microsoft’s Action Pack which is for small businesses.  You get 10 licences for Windows and Office plus a Windows Server licence or two for £220 a year.  Plus the software never expires. Many people say that subscription software is the way we’re all going but I’ve been making significant savings for years now by subscribing to Microsoft software, and there’s an ever better way to save money, as Paul Thurrott has written...

21 Giu/10

Wipe your drives securely with a hidden Windows 7 tool

Wipe your drives securely with a hidden Windows 7 tool

It’s always a worry when you get rid of a PC or hard drive that all sorts of personal data could be sitting on it waiting to be stolen.  This is even more important when it comes to business computers. There have always been a huge variety of hard disk wiping packages available from third-parties, but did you know that Windows 7 has it’s own free in-built tool for securely erasing, not just whole hard disks, but specific folders as well? The cipher.exe tool has been around...