A hard drive that is portioned is equal to several devices. Users have the complete freedom to store information in different disk partitions, without making any changes to the data stored in other parts of the drive. With an active disk partition, users can store more than one operating system in the PC, and facilitate the choice to switch between different operating systems and platforms.
An active partition in a system is the partition employed by BIOS at the time of start up. This partition enables the booting up of the operating system. Having more than one bootable partition in the system, takes up a large amount of space on your hard drive. You can eliminate existing active partitions by making changes in the currently used active partition. This step will free up the additional space taken up by two or several partitions in your machine. It will also speed up the booting.
Instructions to remove an existing active partition
While dealing with BIOS and disk partition, a basic knowledge of Windows is necessary. If you are not sure of any step, avail Windows 7 help. Alternatively, you can visit the Windows 7 help forums to find articles related to disk partitions.
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Wireless networks allow you to gain access to internet from anywhere in the range of the network without the hassles of wires. The security features in wireless networks vary from network to network. There are some networks, which may not require an authentication code. You will have no troubles in accessing such networks. On the other hand, in most of the Wireless networks, you might be asked for a verification code. You can find this security feature in most wireless networks. However, in some other wireless networks, you will find the verification process, which requires you to have a wireless certificate.
Although you may not find this feature in many wireless networks, it is becoming more and more common as a part of increased security feature. If you do not have a wireless network certificate, you will not gain access to these networks. Windows 7 help you to import these wireless certificates. You should make sure that the wireless certificates are imported in the correct manner so that they function properly. Just follow the steps below and find out how to import wireless certificates in Windows 7.
Make sure that you are logged into the computer as administrator to perform these tasks. This is because you require administrator rights to perform these import tasks.
That is all. Now you have successfully imported the Wireless certificate and now you will have complete access to the wireless network without any authentication issues. If you are still not able to connect to the wireless network, get in touch with the Windows 7 help and support centre to troubleshoot the issue.
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Windows 7 users may find a vertical section at the left side of the desktop known as the Sidebar. Many small programs or gadgets which provide instant information occupy this space. Some of these gadgets are the calendar; clock, system performance meter, etc. Windows 7 help can show users how to access the sidebar’s many features and enable and disable widgets as per their desire. There are two methods to remove the sidebar & desktop gadgets.
First method is going to the Control Panel, which helps to uninstall any program from the computer. Follow the steps below to switch off the Sidebar with the help of Control Panel;
Another way to delete the gadgets & switch off the sidebar is through MSConfig file. MSConfig or Microsoft System Configuration Utility is a program for troubleshooting and managing the Windows startup process. You should be very careful with this program, as any minute fault can cause trouble in Windows startup procedure.
Carefully go through the following steps to disable the sidebar with the help of MSConfig file;
The above set of instructions from Windows 7 help will remove the Sidebar from the desktop, but not from the computer completely as it is a program that comes with the operating system. So, if you want to bring it back onto the desktop, simply mark on the check box, which you had earlier removed, against the “Windows gadget platform” in the previous steps.
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Microsoft has released several versions of Windows operating system from its initial launch. One such version of Windows, released in 2009, is Windows 7. This version has several advanced features and is rated as one of the most versatile operating system of Microsoft. To know more on the topic, read through the rest of the article.
Importance of Firewall
Security features in Windows 7 are much better than its previous versions. Among the many security features included in the OS, Windows 7 firewall has an important role. It is possible for you to set some rules in the Windows 7 Firewall to make it block and allow the access to networks. Sometimes this firewall may block a trusted application that needs access to get to the network. In this case you need to add the safe program or application to the Windows 7 Firewall so that it permits the access to the network. Well here I’m going to discuss some of the steps given by the Windows 7 help team for adding an application to the Windows 7 Firewall. Just follow the same to get it done.
That’s all with the instructions provided by the Windows 7 help team for adding an application to the firewall. Good luck!
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Unlike the previous operating systems, in Windows 7, registries are used to save the file association information. In Windows XP and Vista, the file association tasks are quite difficult to perform. Thanks to the Windows 7 operating system of Microsoft. The files are classified according to the type of extension. The user can modify the file association settings with the help of Internet Explorer. When you have made this modification using the Windows Explorer, the default handler associated with the particular file will be changed automatically and this remains as a permanent modification. In order to bring it back to the previous file type association, you may have to manually perform the dissociation tasks. Here are the Windows 7 Help instructions to perform both the association and dissociation tasks.
Steps to create file association in Windows 7
File type Dissociation
As I have already mentioned in the introduction, the file type dissociation tasks are supposed to be performed manually.
These are the file association and dissociation tasks for the Windows 7 operating system. For further clarifications about the same, contact the Windows 7 Help team.
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