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The Windows Task Manager is divided into applications, processes and services. Learn more about the Task Manager here.

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Running a Windows app in compatibility mode can fix many crashes, glitches and other issues when running that app. Here’s how compatibility mode works.

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Use the Task Manager in Windows 7

The Task Manager (found by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc) is where you manage applications and processes and check on CPU and memory usage. Learn more here.

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Here’s a history of the Windows Key, what it does, and a list of Windows Key shortcuts in any version of Windows. Mastering this key is essential.

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Using Windows 7 Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes are like a better Notepad application in Windows 7, for those that want their notes on top of the screen at all times.

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Remote Desktop Connection allows you to access a home PC from work, or vice-versa. It gives you control of the other PC to move files back and forth, for example.

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Reinstall Video Drivers in Windows 7

Sometimes Windows will install with generic or wrong video drivers. Here’s how to get the right ones for your card.

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Fix Windows 7 File Errors

There’s an easy way to verify and repair your files in Windows 7, and this step can often prevent Blue Screens of Death from happening.

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The Windows Action Center is a great place to learn about issues that your Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC is having.

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A Command Prompt, or DOS Window, is where you carry out text instructions that are difficult to do through Windows.

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Windows has an app called Windows Easy Transfer that makes it super easy to move files and settings from one PC to another.

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Create a Shortcut in Any Version of Windows

A shortcut is a Windows file that directs you toward a folder or file in a different part of Windows. Shortcuts are really useful for getting around the Windows environment.

Windows has built-in tools for fixing Internet connectivity problems. Here’s how to activate these tools easily and get back up and running.

Change the Windows 7 Power Plan

Adjusting a power plan in Windows lets you control how your laptop saves on battery, especially between charges.

Bring Back Aero Snap to Windows 8

Aero Snap was a really handy and often-used feature of Windows 7 that’s been left out of Windows 8. But there’s a way to bring it back.

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