Category: Window 7

How To Connect Windows 7 Media Center To an Xbox 360 and Stream Media

If you’re new to Windows 7 and own an Xbox 360, you might want the ability to watch the Media Center Content from Your Xbox. Here we take a look at how easy it is to set it up using Media Center Extenders. The cool thing about Windows 7 Media Center is you can access your movies, music, and other digital media from it with your Xbox. Here we’ll walk you through the process of adding media to the Windows Media Center (WMC) Libraries then setting up your PC and Xbox to talk with each other so your Xbox 360

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How to Configure Windows 7 Updates

If you’ve been a Windows user since XP, you probably know the importance of keeping the OS up-to-date. If you’re new to Windows or more specifically Windows 7, here we’ll take some time to go over the importance of making sure you have Windows Updates configured properly. If you want to help make sure that your PC is is more stable and less vulnerable to malicious attacks, the 2 main things to keep up-to-date is your Antivirus software and Windows Updates. The 2nd Tuesday of each month Microsoft has what’s called “Patch-Tuesday”. This is the day when Microsoft releases patches

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Getting Started with Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011

Over the past few weeks we’ve been covering the different offerings available in Windows Live Essentials 2011. Another program we’ll take a look at this week is Live Photo Gallery 2011. Photo Gallery is a set of tools for organizing, sharing,   touching up you photos and publishing them online. It has a lot of features not included in previous versions such as the ability to create Panoramas, movies, slideshows, and actually has an interesting  search   feature using Facial Recognition. Install & Setup Live Photo Gallery 2011 Installation is simple and very similar to any of the other Live Essentials programs

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To The Cloud! How Do You Really Do That?

What does that really mean?  In a very catchy ad campaign, Microsoft touts some of it’s newest technologies (and some old one’s too!) in an attempt to impress you enough to move “to the cloud!” The only problem is that they don’t really tell you how to do it!  Our crack team of technologist get to the bottom of each commercial and tell you how it’s done.  We have imbedded each one for you to review.  Software applications needed are listed below each video. Sharing a Youtube Video (Most likely made with Windows Live Movie Maker) through Windows Live Messenger

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Create and Edit Home Videos with Windows Live Movie Maker

Over the past few weeks we’ve been taking a closer look at the apps in Windows Live Essentials 2011. For this week’s tutorial we’ll take a look at getting started with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. Installation and Setup Download the Windows Live Essentials 2011 Installer file and kick off the process. Again, it’s worth noting that you aren’t required to install all of the apps in this suite, only the ones you want. Since we’re covering Live Movie Maker make sure to select Photo Gallery and Movie Maker then wait while it installs. Note: You will need to install

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Reinstall Applications on Your Home Computer Easily with Ninite

Have you recently needed to reformat your home computer’s hard drive? You saved your data, but the idea of reinstalling all the applications seems daunting. Enter ninite.com…which is a simple web service that will reinstall popular freeware apps with just a few clicks. Using Ninite Using ninite.com couldn’t be easier, just navigate to the website and select he apps you want to install. Everything on the page is separated into easy to find categories from browsers to music, to plenty of other utilities. These are only a couple shots of what it available on the site. For more on what

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