Editing Video for Free With Windows 7

There is a program that you can download to your Windows 7 computer called Windows Live Movie Maker. It is a part of Windows Live Essentials and features some basic tools for editing video that you have downloaded or recorded. Once you have familiarized yourself with the application there are some fun projects you can […]

How To Change Your Default Web Browser in Windows 7

By default, the program that you use to access the Internet in Windows 7 is Internet Explorer. However, for one of many possible reasons, you may want to change the default to a different option installed on your computer, such as Mozilla’s Firefox. Changing this setting will open all Web pages in the new program, […]

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 7

Last Updated: February 27, 2017 The Windows 7 operating system, which was released in July of 2009, offers a lot of different options and settings that one would expect from a modern operating system. Windows 7 will, by default, hide the extension of a known file type. In many instances this is perfectly acceptable, but […]

How to Change Startup Items

If your computer is visibly slower with each successive start, then programs that have added themselves to the “Startup” menu might be the source of the problem. Windows 7 includes an option for you to selectively enable and disable these items.   Step 1 – Click the “Start” button at the lower-left corner of your […]

10 Must Have Programs that are Free to Download

Many of the more common must have programs on a computer are programs that cost money (Microsoft Office), programs that cost a lot of of money (Adobe Suite), and service programs requiring a subscription (Norton, McAfee, or any of the other paid anti-virus programs.) These are all great programs that are well worth the investment, […]

How to Open Any File From Your Keyboard

You can assign the opening of any program or file, such as a document, audio clip or application, to a combination of keys on your keyboard. This can help to speed up any computer task and is ideally suited for those tasks that you need to perform frequently.     Step 1: Open the folder […]

How To Change the Windows 7 Clock from 12-Hour to 24-Hour Format

Last updated: February 24, 2017 The clock on your Windows 7 computer can be adjusted in a couple of different ways. One of those available adjustments includes the option to specify the format of the clock, which means that it is possible to have a Windows 7 24 hour clock. Whether your job, background or […]

How to Change the Default Windows Explorer Folder in Windows 7

Last updated: February 24, 2017 Windows Explorer is the tool on your computer that is commonly used to browse to files and folders. it is possible to open this application in a variety of ways but, if you open Windows Explorer directly, then it will always open in the same location. In many cases this […]

Merge CSV Files Into One Large CSV File In Windows 7

If you regularly download CSV files from a database, or receive a number of CSV files containing similar information, you might need to combine all of those files into one larger file. The ability to merge CSV files automatically can be a big time and sanity saver, almost as much as setting a print area […]