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Well, after much cajoling from Dave, I've finally migrated completely from Vista to Windows 7 64-bit. I've still got my Vista setup in a dual boot system and would never get rid of it but I am now using Windows 7 exclusively.

And guess what!! Dave, you were right.....Windows 7 64-bit[i:3gv30f9o] is[/i:3gv30f9o] very nice, very nice indeed!!

Anyway, now I am somewhat familiar with the new operating system I thought I might post some Windows 7 tips and tricks to assist others. Even if you do not have Windows 7 at the moment and are just contemplating the move, hopefully some these tips may be of some help down the track.

Please bear in mind; these are very simple/basic tips and tricks meant primarily for XP users, who have had no experience of either Vista nor Windows 7, to assist with the familiarization process:

* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=957:3gv30f9o]How To: Add 'Run' command to Start Menu.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=958&p=5729#p5729:3gv30f9o]How To: Add expanded view to Start Menu Items.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=959&p=5741#p5741:3gv30f9o]How To: View extra large icons in Windows Explorer.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=960:3gv30f9o]How To: Add extra time zones to System Tray Clock.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=961:3gv30f9o]How To: Pin applications to the Taskbar.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=963&p=5750#p5750:3gv30f9o]How To: Manually create a System Restore Point.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=964:3gv30f9o]How To: Turn off messages from Action Center.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=965&p=5752#p5752:3gv30f9o]How To: Schedule Windows Disk Defragmenter.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=966&p=5753#p5753:3gv30f9o]Useful Windows 7 hotkeys.[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=968&p=5755#p5755:3gv30f9o]How To: Create/Restore a System Image (and create a repair disc)[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=981:3gv30f9o]How To: Customize the Power button[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=982&p=5779#p5779:3gv30f9o]How To: Hide/Show icons in the Notification Area on the Taskbar[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=984:3gv30f9o]How To: Reduce the size of icons pinned to the taskbar[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=985&p=5787#p5787:3gv30f9o]How To: Calculate more - Using Windows 7 Calculator[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=988&p=5800#p5800:3gv30f9o]How To: Access and use Problem Steps Recorder[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=992&p=5859#p5859:3gv30f9o]How To: Access additional destinations in the 'Send to' menu[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=998&p=5911#p5911:3gv30f9o]How To: Access & use Resource Monitor[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1014&p=5996#p5996:3gv30f9o]How To: Display all drives in 'Computer'[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1015&p=6015#p6015:3gv30f9o]How To: Permanently display menus in all Windows Explorer folders[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1031&p=6109#p6109:3gv30f9o]How To: Locate and use 'Aero Peek'[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1040:3gv30f9o]How To: Burn an ISO image to disc (CD/DVD)[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1111&p=6507#p6507:3gv30f9o]How To: Stop taskbar icons stacking/make then display individually[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1146&p=6677#p6677:3gv30f9o]How To: Pin personal folders to the taskbar[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1196&p=6946#p6946:3gv30f9o]How To: Set programs to always run as administrator[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1206&p=6975#p6975:3gv30f9o]How To: Restore previous versions of files and recover deleted files[/url:3gv30f9o]
* [url=http://www.davescomputertips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1397&p=8602#p8602:3gv30f9o]How To: Access Windows Memory Diagnostic tool[/url:3gv30f9o]

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