Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

with David Rivers
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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Video duration: 0s 1h 50m Intermediate Updated Oct 12, 2011


In Windows 7 Tips and Tricks, author David Rivers shares tips and shortcuts for working more efficiently and to get the most out of Windows 7. The course includes advice on controlling Windows with the mouse and keyboard, customizing the display, working with utilities, protecting your privacy on the Internet, improving the performance of the operating system, and more.

Topics include:
  • Selecting multiple files with checkboxes
  • Launching and organizing windows
  • Rearranging Taskbar and notification icons
  • Creating and closing in a click
  • Renaming multiple files at ones
  • Creating libraries
  • Opening .docx files without Word
  • Creating a system repair disk
  • Indexing file types for faster searches
  • Creating a virtual hard drive
  • Unlocking a frozen program
  • Preventing data loss due to automatic updates
  • Running older programs in Compatibility mode


Hi, and welcome to Windows 7 Tips and Tricks. I am David Rivers. Working in the latest Windows environment means new and improved ways of taking control of your computer in terms of efficiency, security and power. Follow along with me and you will learn new and faster ways to perform everyday tasks as well as some not so common ones. We will begin with my top 10, a list of tips and shortcuts everyone should know about and we will explore ways to tweak your user interface to suit your individual needs. Then it's onto a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts that can simplify your life and save you loads of time when it comes to performing those common tasks in Windows 7.

You are going learn about tweaks to make your Windows 7 environment look the way you needed to. We will investigate some cool tools and utilities you may not know about, like the Problem Steps Recorder for tracking actions that lead to issues and the AppLocker for childproofing programs on your computer. Finally, you'll learn about some tweaks you can make to Window 7 to improve overall performance. So with so many tips, tweaks, and shortcuts to cover, let's get started.

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