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Windows 7 Help

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Remember when working with the registry TO ALWAYS BACK-UP WHAT YOU ARE CHANGING.

Windows 7 Basic's

Used with OneDrive cloud back-up "syncDriver"

More information:

http://happyasis.com/forum/thread/564/windows-8-1-pro-help/view_4190/t_1421624597/

Direct download from beat-usa

syncdriver-all-windowsver2.3.0.0.zip

Their website

http://syncdriver.com

 

Desktop Settings - Icon - Background...

Display Settings: (Change Desktop Resolution)

Right Click on the desktop

NVidia Cards, Left click on NVidia Control Panel

Ati Cards, Left click on Catalyst Control Panel

 

To Change Desktop Resolution: (with windows)

Right click desktop – Left click Screen Resolution, Then select the resolution you would like. (Change resolution to match your monitor)

Personalize:

Left Panel

Control Panel

Change desktop icons (Add or Remove desktop Icons)

Change mouse pointers

Change your account picture

 

Right panel

Windows Color and Appearance

Desktop Background

Screen saver

Sounds

Windows 7 Themes

USB Hard Drives, Memory Sticks:

When you plug in an external USB hard drive or a memory stick it may not have a drive letter. And it does'nt show up in your windows file explorer or a window does not pop up asking you browse the drive or memory stick. Go to your Start Button, then run type %windir% \system32\compmgmt.msc /s hit enter. This will open Computer Management. On the left side under Storage you will see Disk Management left click on Disk Management. Look at the right panel for a disk without a drive letter. Right click on that disk, and left click on change drive letter and paths. You will then see an empty window left click the add button (choose a drive letter if you want) then click OK. Then a window should pop up asking you if you would like to view the folders. It should now also be available in your Windows File Explorer.

Windows Gadgets (Side Bar)

To add gadgets right click desktop, left click Gadgets, Choose the gadget you want double click, then drag the gadget to your desired location. Most gadgets have options, right side of the gadget choose options.

Start Menu (bottom left blue button)

Most recent used shown on open. Right Panel has buttons that are short cuts to different folders. Click or hold your mouse over “All Programs” Click on the folder to open it, and then click the program you wish to start. Click and hold the left mouse button down to drag any icon to folder on your start menu.

Internet:

Firefox, Comodo Dragon, Opera, Safari and IE8-9-10 use “Tabbed Browsing.” Right click on the link, left click Open in New Tab to read multiple links from the same page, and not have to keep hitting the back button.

Downloads:

Anything you download will automatically download to your Downloads folder in your Documents.

High Risks For Your Computer

 

DO NOT USE ‘LIMEWIRE,’ ‘FoxWire’, ‘KAZZA,’ ‘KAZAA,’ ‘ROCKET MP3,’ OR ‘BEARSHARE.’ THESE PROGRAMS DO NOT SCAN FOR VIRUSES. YOU WILL DOWNLOAD VIRUSES AND THEN RESHARE THEM CAUSING DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER AND THE PEOPLE/FAMILY/FRIENDS YOU EMAIL AND NETWORK WITH.

 

DO NOT USE ‘MYSPACE, FACEBOOK’ Switch to “Happy As Is...”. When you sign up for a “Myspace, FACEBOOK” account, you AGREE to allow them to download and write to your computer on the Agreement page, opening the way for viruses , spyware and malware. Your virus protection will be useless. You gave PERMISSION to ‘MYSPACE, FACEBOOK’ to download, install spyware and rewrite your system, in effect, giving yourself a virus!

 

DO NOT ADD ANY TOOLBARS SUCH AS ‘Google,’ ‘Yahoo,’ ‘ASK,’ ‘MSN’, ‘AVG’, ‘MySearch,’ etc,. Most tool bars have PERMISSION to write to your system and download more malware & viruses. (The same ‘PERMISSIONS GRANTED)