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    How to determine if a specific KB Windows update has been applied to your computer

    There may be times when troubleshooting or preparing for an upgrade to determine if a specific KB Windows Update has been applied to a computer. For instructor-led training, see our Windows 10 classes. For more, see our complete course schedule. There a couple of solutions. First use the Windows Update tool. Launch Windows Update Click … Continue reading How to determine if a specific KB Windows update has been applied to your computer

    Problems with Compatibility Mode in Windows 7? – It may be Layering

    Compatibility Mode. Perhaps my favorite feature in Windows 7 (and although significantly reduced in Windows 8, still present and viable). For instructor-led training, check out our Windows 7 classes. After all, I was able to get ‘Lemmings’ to work for an elderly relative as a motivation to move from an antiquated operating system to Windows … Continue reading Problems with Compatibility Mode in Windows 7? – It may be Layering

    How to Make Windows 7 Run Faster and Look Uglier

    Windows 7 wants to look pretty. By default it turns on almost every user interface (UI) feature available – transparent window borders, font smoothing, etc. These features do make Windows look more visually appealing. However, they can negatively impact the performance on lower-spec computers. If you want Windows to run a bit faster and don’t … Continue reading How to Make Windows 7 Run Faster and Look Uglier

    How to Configure Driver Installation Settings in Windows 7

    Windows 7 is configured to make driver installation as smooth as possible. By default it will always try to download appropriate and newer drivers from Windows Update. For most users that’s a great idea. However, you may have custom drivers or require some level of control of the driver installation options. Follow these instructions to … Continue reading How to Configure Driver Installation Settings in Windows 7

    Troubleshooting Slow Logon and Logoff on a Standalone Windows Computer

    Windows performs a remarkably long list of tasks whenever a user logs on or off a computer. The tasks can be different depending on a number of variables, some of which are: If the computer is domain-joined If the computer is connected to a network If the user profile is local, network, or roaming If … Continue reading Troubleshooting Slow Logon and Logoff on a Standalone Windows Computer

    How to Manually Install a Device Driver in Windows 7

    Windows 7 is configured to make driver installation as smooth as possible. By default it will always try to download appropriate and newer drivers from Windows Update. For most users and devices that’s a great setup. However, you may need to install custom or downloaded drivers for a device that’s already attached. Once you have … Continue reading How to Manually Install a Device Driver in Windows 7