Windows 7 Related Solutions


Windows Live Mail Has Stopped Working

Windows Live Repair

Windows Live Mail Has Stopped Working: Recently I was experiencing a sporadic problem when opening Windows Live Mail on my Windows 7 Laptop. After a couple of attempts, Windows Live Mail would work again. It appears many have been experiencing this Windows Live Mail Crashing problem. In the following simple solution, I'll show you what worked for me to resolve the issue.

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USB Creator for Windows 7 or Vista

USB Creator Win7 Install Page

USB Creator for Windows 7 or Vista is a tool that can be used to put your Windows 7 or Vista Installation Disk on a USB Flash Drive. This enables you to Install Windows 7 or Vista from a USB Flash Drive instead of the Installation CD/DVD. A Windows install from USB is not only faster, but can keep your original disk from getting scratched up. Additionally, NetBooks do not offer a CD/DVD Drive, making Windows Installs from USB optimal.

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Make God Mode Windows 7 Control Panel Pin to Taskbar

Type God Mode for Shortcut Name

Make Windows 7 God Mode Pinnable to Taskbar: In the following simple solution, I'll show you how one way to make God Mode pinnable to the Windows 7 taskbar. God Mode is just a common name for a feature found in Windows 7 that essentially provides an Advanced Control Panel. An explorer shortcut can be created for God Mode and then pinned to the taskbar for quick access.

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GodMode Windows 7 Control Panel

God Mode Control Panel Win7

Enable God Mode for Windows 7 Control Panel: In my opinion, the new Control Panel in Windows 7 lacks in functionality with a focus on condensed page presentation.  This can pose an issue by forcing the user to navigate deeper into a menu item to locate a specific setting or option. With Windows Vista, this was partially resolved by switching to classic view. With Windows 7 comes yet another option. A hidden "God Mode" feature or Master Control Panel.

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Enable Quick Launch Windows 7

Windows 7 Quick Launch Shortcuts

Enabling Quick Launch in Windows 7: In the following simple solution, I'll show you how I quickly enabled quick launch in Windows 7. By default Microsoft's Windows 7 doesn't include the quick launch toolbar option, however, some people may wish to continue to use the quick launch toolbar feature that was previously available in Windows XP, Vista, etc.

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Shell Commands Windows 7

The following are the Shell Commands available in Windows 7. These can be used for many things like launching paths from a command window or to create shortcuts to specific Windows 7 applications (enabling you to Pin Items to Windows 7 Taskbar). This complete list was stripped and converted from an exported FolderDescriptions registry folder found here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

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Pin Computer to Taskbar Windows 7

How to Pin Computer to Taskbar in Windows 7. Windows 7 offers a feature called Pin to Taskbar that allows you to drag and drop or right click items and Pin them to the Windows 7 Taskbar. However, some items, particularly those that are already a part of another pinned item, cannot be pinned. For example, since Computer is a part of Windows Explorer, Computer will not Pin. To fix this, we simply need to create a new shortcut that can be pinned.

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Windows Mail and Windows 7

Windows Mail and Windows 7: Upon starting Windows 7 you may notice that Windows Mail is missing (Where is Mail in Windows 7?)! Microsoft evidently felt there is no longer a need to bundle a Mail Client. In the following simple solution, I'll show you how to quickly add Windows Live Mail to Windows 7 and get you on your way.

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