Windows 7 on Ibm Thinkpad R40?
How to update my video card
I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on an IBM ThinkPad T40. I have been trying to get aero to work, so I did the troubleshooter and this came up: The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver. So, all I know is that my video card is ATI some thing....where can I find out what I have for a video card?
Using Windows Search Filters and Operators for better results
This tutorial was originally written for Windows 8. Windows Search is basically the same behaving in same way in both Windows 7 and Windows 8. However as Windows 8 has the Modern UI Charms Search which is not present in Windows 7 and again as Windows 7 has the Start Menu Search which is not present in Windows 8, I decided there's enough differences to make this tutorial separately for both Windows versions.
Installing Windows: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about installing Windows.
How do I upgrade my computer from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7?
What preparations should I make before installing Windows?
What do I need to have available?
Should I upgrade or perform a custom installation?
How do I install Windows 7 on a netbook?
Should I install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7?
Can I uninstall Windows 7?
Will my programs work with Windows 7?
Windows in Windows 7
In Windows 7 tutorial 3, we take a look at working with windows. As you might imagine, this is a core skill to master if you want to become productive with your PC. While some of the material we show in this video will be familiar to those of you who have used previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 brings some handy new tricks of its own which will help you to be more productive when using your PC.
Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode
Windows 7 virtual PC? Well, it's actually running the Windows XP mode in Windows 7! Using Windows Virtual PC, you can run many older Windows XP applications within Windows XP Mode and launch them from the Windows 7 desktop with just a single click.
Start Windows from a CD or DVD
You might need to start Windows from the installation CD or DVD if:
You want to install or reinstall Windows. You want to recover Windows from a serious error. If your computer won't start Windows at all, you can access system recovery options from the Windows installation disc that can help you get Windows running again.
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
Depending on your hardware and your current edition of Windows Vista, you can use the Upgrade option during Windows 7 installation to upgrade from Windows Vista to a corresponding or higher edition of Windows 7. Upgrading is the most convenient way to get Windows 7 on your computer, because it keeps your files, settings, and programs from Windows Vista in place.
Sharing Between Windows XP and Windows 7 Computers
I will continue our networking series and show how to share files and folders between Windows XP and Windows 7 based computers. The procedure can be slightly more complicated than when sharing between Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers but it's still very manageable.
migration to windows 7
I have several extremely useful small free utilities which I have been using in windows XP for years. Can I use them in my laptop using windows 7 home basic.
Under what conditions I can use the utilities used in windows xp in my new system windows 7.
how to keep your Windows PC up-to-date
Everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Windows Updates but were afraid to ask! Let Top-Windows-Tutorials.com show you how to keep your Windows PC up-to-date to help keep hackers out and Windows running smoothly
How to Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
On the Internet you may find plenty of guides on how to install Windows 8 on your computer but very few guides on how to create a dual boot setup and have it run alongside Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. That’s why we decided to help users who want to create a multiboot setup and share the steps required to install Windows 8 alongside earlier versions of Windows. Don’t hesitate to read the whole article and save yourself from problems and issues.
Windows 7 Impressions?
I am thinking about switching to windows 7 from Windows XP SP3, but before I do that I was wondering what you guys thought of windows 7. I made the switch to vista business on my desktop about a year after it came out and I bought a laptop with vista premium.
After 4 months of constant frustration I uninstalled both OS from their respective machines and switched back to XP.Now I'm considering moving over to windows 7,
On a side note "topic: Microsoft Windows / Vista / XP / ME / 95 & 98 " should now include Windows 7.
Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7
Using Windows XP Mode, you can run programs that were designed for Windows XP on computers running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions that also meet certain hardware requirements.
Windows XP Mode was primarily designed to help businesses move from Windows XP to Windows 7. It isn't optimized for graphic-intensive programs such as 3D games, nor is it well suited for programs with hardware requirements such as TV tuners.
Security checklist for Windows 7
Use this checklist to make sure you're taking advantage of all the ways that Windows can help keep your computer as secure and safe as possible: Action Center, Windows Defender, User Account Control, Backup and Restore, Windows Update, Windows Firewall.
Upgrading From Windows XP to Windows 7
According to this article:
someone who has Windows XP installed should be able to purchase the Upgrade Version of Windows 7. (Of course, all other software would have to be re-installed.)
Clicking on the link "Upgrading From Windows XP to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)" actually takes me to an article that deals with "Upgrading From Windows Vista to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)".
I called Microsoft's Personal Support team (at 800-936-5700) and they told me that if I want to switch from Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 7, I would need to purchase the Full Retail Version of Windows 7.
So: Can I, or can I not, purchase the Upgrade Version of Windows 7 if I currently have a legit copy Windows XP (SP3) installed? (PS: I am fully aware that when switching from Windows XP toWindows 7 requires re-installation of all the other software!)
Windows 7 Compatibility Mode to Run Old Programs
Windows Vista and Windows 7 will work with most software that was designed for Windows XP and even some software that was written for Windows 98 or earlier versions of Windows. However, sometimes older software may be difficult to install or run on Windows Vista or Windows 7. If you are having difficulty trying to run old games or software on your modern PC, the first thing to try is changing the compatibility mode options. This video will show you how to do that.
Windows in Windows 7
In Windows 7 tutorial 3, we take a look at working with windows. As you might imagine, this is a core skill to master if you want to become productive with your PC. While some of the material we show in this video will be familiar to those of you who have used previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 brings some handy new tricks of its own which will help you to be more productive when using your PC. Three of these new features are Aero Peek, Aero Snap and Aero Shake. The video will demonstrate how these new features make it easer than ever before to work with multiple windows.
What is New in Windows 7?
What is new in Windows 7? Microsoft Windows 7 comes with new features that make your computer significantly easier and faster to use than earlier versions of Windows
How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
This will show you how to reset Windows Update view update history, and how to reset and re-register Windows Update Components if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update. Resetting Windows Update using this option will clear the view update history details list (cache). This will not actually uninstall any of your currently installed Windows Update.
Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade. How much does each edition of Windows 7 cost? Can I use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade a previous version of Windows to Windows 7? Can I upgrade both 32-bit versions and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 with Windows Anytime Upgrade? Can I upgrade more than one computer to a different edition of Windows 7 with Windows Anytime Upgrade? How can I find out if my computer will run features in other editions of Windows 7? Can I return to the edition of Windows 7 my computer was running before the upgrade?