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View Archived Messages about Computer Problems

View Archived Messages about Computer Problems
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The computer problems which are reported to Microsoft are archived by Windows 7 via its Action Center. The problems can be related to security of the system, abnormal termination of a program, system instability and so on.
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Diagnosing memory problems on your computer

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If Windows detects possible problems with your computer's memory, it will prompt you to run the Memory Diagnostics Tool.
 

When to trust an e-mail message

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E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with other people. Unfortunately, it can also open your computer to security risks, computer viruses, and potentially malicious software if you're not careful about the messages and attachments that you open. Before opening any e-mail message or attachment, be sure that you have an up-to-date antivirus program installed. The antivirus program should be configured to scan messages as they arrive (real-time), and to scan all types of file attachments.
 

View and print picture thumbnails

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A thumbnail is a tiny preview version of a picture. Viewing your pictures as thumbnails makes it easier to scan your collection at a glance. You can also select a bunch of picture thumbnails and print them on a single page. Photographers call this a contact sheet. Even in the digital age, contact sheets offer a handy visual reference to photos archived on disc or within specific folders. Watch this video to learn how to view and print picture thumbnails.
 

Exploring your computer with "Computer"

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In Windows 7 tutorial 12, We’ll look at “Computer”. This is the top level view of all the drives and storage devices attached to your PC. From Computer you can open and navigate to any file or folder on your PC or on network drives or removable drives.
 

Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter

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If your computer is having problems viewing computers or shared files in your homegroup, try using the HomeGroup troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that your computer's different network services are running correctly, and that your computer is a member of a homegroup.
 

Troubleshooting in Windows

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Troubleshooting in Control Panel contains several troubleshooting programs that can automatically fix some common problems with your computer, such as problems with networking, hardware and devices, using the web, and program compatibility.
 

Open networking troubleshooters

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Troubleshooting connection problems can be a challenge because there are so many possible causes. If your computer is having problems connecting to the Internet, or to other computers on a network, try using one of the networking troubleshooters to fix the problem.
 

Tips for fixing common sound problems

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Here are solutions to some common sound problems on your computer. These solutions can also help if you don't hear any sound from your speakers, portable music player, or other external audio device connected to your computer. I can't hear sound from my computer. Sound from my speakers is crackling or distorted. I have a sound card in my computer, but Windows doesn't recognize it. I found a new driver for my sound card, but I'm not sure how to install it. I'm having trouble installing my sound card and wonder if it's compatible with Windows 7.
I'm having trouble getting a portable music player, microphone, or other audio device to work with my computer. I've tried all the solutions here and still can't get my sound to work properly.
 

"Computer" not "My Computer"

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We'll look at "Computer". This is the top level view of all the drives and storage devices attached to your PC. From Computer you can open and navigate to any file or folder on your PC or on network drives or removable drives.
 

how to get a Windows 7 and Vista computer to communicate

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I have a win7 64bit home premium computer and a Win Vista 32bit home premium computer on a wireless network, both computers are running Norton Internet Security 2012. I can get the two computers to "see" each other, including files that I've designated for sharing but that's where the problems begin.

If I want to transfer a file from one computer to another I get a message stating something about needing permission to complete the task. How can I fix this?