Tips For Creating A Windows 7 Backup Disc

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You may be under the impression that the creation of a Windows 7 recovery disc is a gargantuan task. Well it quite happens that it is a facile task involving only a few steps. By performing some clicks, the creation can be done and the disc can turn out to be very valuable. For successfully creating a Windows 7 backup disc, you have to follow the below mentioned Windows 7 help guidelines.

Steps to follow

  • Choose the Start button and from the menu, select Computer. When the My Computer window appears, Right click on the drive by the name C. From the menu that appears, choose Properties. Select Disk Cleanup. Scanning of the computer will be done so as to remove the unwanted files. You will be able to view check boxes- check mark them and choose the OK button. For the removal of the files, choose the Delete Files option.
  • Select the tab labeled Tools available on the Properties window of C drive. In the section of Error Checking, the Check Now option will be available. Click on it and upon checking whether a check mark is set for Automatically Fix File System Errors, choose Start. Choose Schedule Disk Check so that a complete scan takes place when a restart of the system occurs. Choose the Start button and beside shutdown, a small arrow is available. Click on it and choose Restart. The reboot of the system will take place and the disk check will also happen.
  • Select the Start button and choose Control Panel. Below System and Security, choose the option Back Up Your Computer.
  • From the menu of Back Up or Restore Your Computer, choose Create a System Repair Disc option and for making a Windows 7 recovery disc, choose the Create Disc option.

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  • Take a blank DVD and put it inside the optical drive available in the computer. Provide a suitable name for the disc.
  • From the menu of Back Up or Restore Your Computer, choose Create a System Image. Choose On One or More DVDs and select the Next button.
  • In the end section of the confirmation dialog box, choose Start Backup. Before inserting other discs, provide appropriate names or numbers for the discs.

By following the above mentioned Windows 7 help guidelines, quick and facile creation of Windows 7 recovery discs can be performed.

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Connecting Windows 7 And Windows Vista Machines

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How To Connect Windows 7 And Windows Vista

If you own a Windows 7 and Windows Vista in your office or at home you can connect the two machines over the same network using the network discovery tool. Network discovery is a utility to allow users in the same Homegroup to access files and network devices like printers or scanners of the other machine. The best way is to configure your Windows 7 and Windows Vista PCs so that they can connect to each other. Assign a name for the home group network and change the settings according to your preferences in the Network and Sharing Center.

Instructions

  • Sign into your computer using Windows 7 administrator account. Click on Start, right click in Computer and then choose Properties. Once you have opened the Properties window click on System Properties.
  • Choose Advanced system setting present in the left pane and choose the Computer name tab.
  • Click on Change and select Workgroup. Type in a name for this group and click OK. Proceed to restart your computer.
  • Sign on into your Windows Vista systems and repeat every step in the same order as you did for Windows 7.
  • Now click on the Start button and right click on Network. In the appearing network choose Properties to access Network and Sharing Center. Now go to Sharing and Discovery.
  • You can expand Network Discovery and choose from one of the options. Select Turn on network discovery. Now choose Apply.
  • Return back to the Windows 7 computer. Click on the Start and then right click on Network. Select Properties in the appearing context menu.
  • Now choose Change advanced sharing settings, then click on Turn on network discovery. Choose the save these changes by selecting Save changes.

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  • Select Start again and click on Network. Now you can view the systems that are part of the home group you had created. Double click the name assigned to a Vista computer to connect to this machine.
  • Just turn off the password protection feature for sharing and turn on the file sharing, printer sharing and public folder sharing. Also activate media sharing so that the Windows 7 can connect and have access to Windows Vista’s files and printing devices.

If you have some issues get some Windows 7 help from the Windows tech support team. You can also get some Windows 7 help topics from the help and support program in Windows 7, which provides standard help topics to deal with simple issues.

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Procedure To Fix Help & Support In Windows XP

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Windows Help Support

If you have any trouble related to any feature in Windows XP, you first got to Windows help and support. Normally, most of the troubleshooting help you can get here. You can even resolve most of the issues following the instructions mentioned in the Windows help and support feature.

Help and Support is a wonderful feature in most versions of Microsoft Windows, including XP. Help and Support consists of a library of topics pertaining to many aspects of the computer, such as networking, printing and Windows updates. You can access this utility by clicking the Help and Support icon on the Windows XP Start menu. However, if Windows help and support pops-up, saying something like the program could not open and then you can take certain steps to repair the feature. Here are the Windows help instructions that will help you to fix the support feature in Windows XP.

Instructions

  • At first, you need to click on the Start button. You will locate the Start button the lower left corner of the screen. After that, you need to click on the Run button. A small window titled Run will open just above the Start menu and taskbar.
  • After that, you need to type regedit into the Open box and then click OK or press the Enter key. Then the Registry Editor will open.
  • You need to click on the triangular button to the left of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand this registry folder. Then you need to find and expand the following folders in the exact order: SOFTWARE, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion and App Paths.
  • You need to locate HELPCTR.EXE in the App Paths folder. If you do not see it, that is, if it is missing, then right click on App Paths. Point to New and then select Key. Type HELPCTR.EXE into the New Key field and press Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Select HELPCTR.EXE in the left pane and then right click (Default) in the right pane. Select Modify and type (or copy and paste) C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe into the Values box. Click OK to finish fixing Help and Support.

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  • Finally, you need to restart the computer.

Remember, you should edit the Windows Registry only if you are comfortable doing so and if you know what exactly you are doing. If that is not the case, changing or deleting incorrect files can effectively damage the entire system. So, do not risk doing anything if you are not very sure.

But, if you are sure about it, then this should resolve the problem and you can start using the help and support again.

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Remove Viruses From Windows 7 Computer

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Windows 7 OS

Viruses can cause numerous troubles to your computer. If your computer is infected with viruses, it is important that you take quick remedial measures to remove the viruses so that it does not harm your computer and the files present in it. In this Windows 7 help section, we will find out how to remove viruses from your Windows 7 computer.

Manual search

Before you download a virus-removing tool on your computer, you may carry out a manual search for the viruses. However, it is important to restart your computer in safe mode before beginning the virus search. This is because in safe mode, most of the viruses become inactive. To login to safe mode, restart your computer and press the F8 key multiple times. This will give you the options to login to Safe mode. Choose Safe Mode with networking. Once you are in Safe mode, you can begin the search for viruses. Let us go through the steps to carry out a manual search for viruses.

  • Open My Computer and double click the C: drive.
  • Open the folder Documents and Settings.
  • Open the folder for the user. That is, if the name of your computer is Home, you can find a folder with the name Home. Open it.
  • Double click the folder Application Data. Look for a file that has the name with some random letters and numbers, for instance, adk12423.exe.
  • Delete this file.
  • Go back to Documents and Settings folder, open all the user folders, and check the Application Data folder in these user folders.
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If you did not find any suspicious files in the above-mentioned folders, the virus files might be hidden in some other unknown locations. In such cases, it is advisable to download an antivirus program and run a scan with it to find and remove the viruses. Follow the steps below to download and install the antivirus program in Windows 7.

  • You may go to the official website of any of the antivirus programs like McAfee, Symantec, Avira, AVG, Kaspersky etc. Remember that all these antivirus programs are reputed ones.
  • Download the free version or paid version of the program and install it on your computer.
  • Run a quick scan or a complete scan.
  • The antivirus program will list the viruses found. Choose the option Remove or Quarantine.

We hope that the above steps have helped you to remove viruses from your Windows 7 computer. For additional help, you may contact Windows 7 help center or our technical support team.

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Windows News: Windows 7 PCs Gets A Stay Order

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New Windows 7 Help

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, has decided not to pull the plug on PCs that come pre-installed with Windows 7 – but this will only be for business computers.

This will mean that for everyone else who wants a PC pre-installed with a consumer version of Windows 7 – any of Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate – the clock is ticking and they only have time until October 31, 2014. That’s the date when the software behemoth will implement “end of sales” for PCs with these versions of Windows 7 pre-installed.

“End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers,” says Microsoft.

“Examples of OEMS are Dell and Toshiba – PC manufacturers who often preinstall Windows software. When a version of Windows reaches its end of sales date, it’s a good time to think about upgrading,” it mentions.

Windows 7, which was launched as a successor to the horribly disastrous Windows Vista has been on death row for some time now, and Microsoft has announced that it will end mainstream support to the platform early next year, that is, on January 15, 2015. That is perhaps when the Windows 7 Professional will see the end of sales too.

The mainstream Windows 7 help and support actually includes general patches and fixes for bugs and bothers in the software while the extended support consists of security/vulnerability fixes only.

The end of extended support or Windows 7 help is set for January 14, 2020, when the software giant will stop providing automatic fixes, updates, or even basic online technical assistance for any and all kinds of bugs in the old platform.

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“This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer be able to receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information,” the software maker warns.

Most Windows XP users either already have or are reportedly upgrading to Windows 7, which means that they actually have almost six years from now until they have change their OS or upgrade to a newer version of Windows OS.

Surprisingly, the software-zilla has already sold over 200 million copies of Windows 8, and with the end for Windows XP getting near and Windows Vista set for April 8, 2014, and April 11, 2017, it seems that many more consumers will be buying latest Windows Operating Systems.

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