Win 7 Tip: Microsoft Attempts to Fix Networking With Homegroups

Hello, Windows networking. Hello, pain-in-the-butt. Decidedly, Microsoft attempted to fix the nightmare commonly known as Windows networking, with Windows 7. They may have, or may have not, with Homegroups. » 2/03/09 6:00pm 2/03/09 6:00pm

Win 7 Tip: The Calculator Now Calculates Your Mortgage Payments and More

The first time I opened up Window's 7 calculator, I was delightfully surprised, and that's just not because I happen to be inept at math. It calculates mortgage payments! » 1/30/09 9:20pm 1/30/09 9:20pm

Win 7 Tip: Miss Vista's Quick Launch? Here's How You Get It Back

The taskbar in Windows 7 is a revamped combination of the previous Quick Launch and Vista's taskbar, but if you really, really miss Quick Launch, then keep reading. » 1/30/09 5:39pm 1/30/09 5:39pm

Win 7 Tip: Registry Tweak Fixes Window Gadgets and UAC Incompatibility

When I first tested the newly-integrated Windows 7 gadgets, I discovered that the gadgets disappeared every time I turned UAC off. Well, now you can keep UAC turned off and have your gadgets. Huzzah! » 1/29/09 4:00pm 1/29/09 4:00pm

Win 7 Tip: Libraries Replace the Antiquated Virtual Folders Feature

In Windows 7, Microsoft has scrapped the virtual/smart folders feature previously available in Vista to categorize documents and replaced it with Libraries. At first, I was really confused: what the hell is a library? » 1/22/09 6:40pm 1/22/09 6:40pm

Windows 7 Pre-Beta Details Leak

Microsoft is not including all the new Windows 7 goodies in the pre-beta version that will be distributed at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. However, the good news is that they are putting in a lot of new stuff that will have fans of the operating system excited until the public beta hits- if… » 10/27/08 12:31pm 10/27/08 12:31pm