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A Short Guide to Basics of Windows 7

April 29, 2013 By: Jono Category: Windows 7

basics of Windows 7

Windows 7 is most simplified and improved operating system Microsoft ever introduced. You can be more productive by getting use to of it. In this article, you will be able to grasp the fundamentals of Windows 7.

You will not learn how to point a mouse but few tricks to help you gain control of Windows and mastery to use in an efficient manner. Windows 7 has new tools including security essentials and quickly using.

Windows Interface

Most of the time spends browsing hard disk to find files, folder, and programs. Windows 7 understands this and provides some handy tools to do this quickly. Many applications have shortcuts on the desktop but to gain a quick access you can put them in task bar, which is an elegant design.

Open a program and then click on Start menu; you will see an icon of that program in start menu. Right click and choose ‘Pin this program in taskbar’.

Right click on an icon in taskbar at bottom of screen; you will see a list of programs frequently used. Move your mouse to the any of the frequently used programs and a pin to icon appear. If you will choose to pin, it will permanently pin to on top of the list.

While browsing hard drive, you can use search box to find a particular file or folder. Just type name of folder or any text you remember, it will show all results related to your query.

Moreover, Windows provides recent documents feature as a shortcut to access the recent files opened. So we recommend you to enable Windows 7 recent documents on your computer.

Beware of Scams

Internet is the biggest source of PC threats. Personal information is becoming accessible. Phishing is gaining popularity. To avoid such scams you should beware about opening unknown emails despite the fact how attractive emails looks like. Most of them are fake emails and look genuine but they are not. To be on safe side you can use anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware to remove these viruses. Moreover, using a reliable free registry cleaner will clean the virus entries from root. Hence, your system will become virus free.

Create and Manage Libraries

You can also create and manage libraries. To do this, go to Start Menu, click ‘Computer’, then click ‘New Library’, and name your library. To set up library, right-click on library and choose ‘Properties’.

Click on ‘include a folder’ button folder, find, and add to library. You can repeat this process to add all desire folders. You have option to remove unwanted software.

You can also change default ‘Save’ location of library by choosing any folder and click ‘Set save location’. To rearrange folders drag and drop them and pick type of file.