This week’s email newsletter article is:
- How Can I Reinstall Windows 7 Without a Windows DVD?
This week, I received a question from longtime subscriber John, who wanted to reinstall Windows 7 — but he had a problem:
I have a Win 7 Home Premium Acer Laptop that I would like to completely wipe clean and reinstall Win 7. It’s an older i5-m80), 6 GB Ram, 640 GB HDD.
I know how to completely back-up all files and have a complete list of all applications. Once Win 7 is reinstalled I can take it from there.
The problem is I don’t have the Win 7 Home CD. […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Subscriber Kurt wrote about a troubling, recurring file missing or file corruption problem:
Terry, I’m having a problem with probable corruption of the urlmon.dll on my system. I’m running Windows 7 Professional on a system I build myself (because I wanted lots of power in my system). Certain programs give me the following message "unable to access ordinal459, file is either corrupted or missing from the urlmon.dll."
I’ve tried all of the fixes I could find on the internet […]
The accessibility options in Windows 7 are easily found via the Control Panel.
Their functions range from making the mouse easier to read, to making the text easier to read (both larger and higher contrast), controlling the mouse with the keyboard, controlling keyboard shortcuts, to having Windows turn on the Narrator to read the text aloud.
These accessibility functions can help […]
Another recent question was a repeat of one I’ve answered a number of times. The person wanted to know if they should get a router when they get a cable broadband Internet service.
My answer, as always, is "Yes!"
Your cable company might tell you that you only need a router if you’re going to have a home network — or they’ll try to sell you on the horrible idea of buying a hub and multiple IP addresses from them — expensive and stupid!.
Remember that these are the same kind of people that used to tell us that we don’t need a firewall because they had one.
You DO need a router, even if you only have one computer that you’re connecting.
Think of it this way.[…]
Subscriber Steve Weiss wrote me to ask about Windows 7. The question needs some visual images to make the process more clear:
I just installed win7 and it is so superior to vista. But i have a few questions:
1. How do i reorganize the start menu to create folders of categories of pgms (ie, multimedia would contain windows media player, vlc, etc)?
2. How can i create toolbar buttons for copy, cut and paste?
3. How can i access the C Drive on other machines on my home network (i can only access the public folder)?
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