Windows 7

General knowledge- Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7. So, unless you’re a company willing to pay for continued support, it’s time to move on from Windows 7. And if you don’t then you’ll be stuck using an …

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General knowledge- How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows 7 or XP

Maybe you’re happy with Windows 10 overall, but wish it looked more like an older version of Windows. Whether you’re nostalgic for the past or prefer the navigation system of a previous version, you’ll be happy to know you can change the look of Windows 10. We’ll show you how to make Windows 10 look …

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General knowledge- The Best Free Windows 7 Themes You Might Want to Try

You’re running your Windows desktop. The first thing you want is customization. How can you customize your Windows desktop? Microsoft includes a bunch of Windows themes with each operating system. If you don’t like the default operating system design options, check out the best free Windows 7 themes for your operating system. Why not bring …

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General knowledge- 6 Tips for Windows 7 End of Life and Support

Windows 7 end of life draws near. The now-decade old operating system is biting the dust. There are several reasons you might need or want to keep using Windows 7. However, once Microsoft ends Windows 7 support, the operating system will become vulnerable. Here are six tips for braving Windows 7 end of life, and …

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General knowledge- How to Make Sure Your Computer Can Run Windows 10

Is your old PC getting you down? Concerned about the lack of updates for your older version of Windows? While you might be persisting with Windows 7 or 8, there’s a good chance your computer can run Windows 10. Here’s how to check if your computer is up to running Windows and what to do …

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General knowledge- How to Install Windows 7 on a VirtualBox Virtual Machine

Windows 7 is something of a relic. Not quite as ancient as Windows XP, of course. But Windows 7 is rapidly approaching its January 2020 end of support date. At that point, Microsoft will stop issuing public Windows 7 security patches. Companies that rely on Windows 7 will pay Microsoft to keep working on and …

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General knowledge- 10 Awesome Free Screensavers for Windows

Cool screensavers are a bit of a forgotten art form. That’s a shame; they can make your PC look awesome when it’s not in use. Alas, it’s time to put the best screensavers back under the microscope. These are our picks for the best screensavers for Windows and they will have your screen looking incredible …

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General knowledge- How to Make a USB Installation Disk for Windows 7 Without Extra Software

Want to install Windows 7 on your computer but the device doesn’t have an optical drive? Perhaps you’re using a laptop without a built-in DVD drive, or even an old netbook or Windows tablet. Whatever the case, you’ll need to make a USB installation disk. You can do this without any extra software, or you …

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General knowledge- How to Install Windows 10 From a Bootable USB Drive

Need to install a fresh copy of Windows? Booting Windows 10 (and Windows 7) from a USB stick is straightforward. Within minutes you can have a fresh new version of Windows installed on your PC, laptop, or media center. Here’s everything you need to know about installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a …

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General knowledge- Still Using Windows 7? How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Before 2020

While it’s easy to think of Windows 7 as a modern operating system, it actually launched all the way back in 2009. After just over 10 years of support, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after January 14, 2020. That date will be here sooner than you know it. If you still use Windows …

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