Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category


How to Tile Windows

Dear Computer Lady, When I used Windows XP years ago I learned how to TILE, that is – to place 2 photographs side by side or 1 above the other on the computer screen. It was very handy to compare 2 similar photos of the same scene or object to decide which ‘shot’ was the […]

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How to Create More Space for System Restore

Dear Computer Lady, I have been using your problem solving and suggestions for several years now, however this the first time I have a problem that I do not recall your addressing before. Recently I had occasion to restore my system however I was surprised to find all but one of my restore points have […]

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Can’t Open XLS files

Dear Computer Lady, Hi, I did a system restore and now am unable to open xls files and others that are sent to me by email. I am running windows 7 prof 64 bit. Thank you, Roni

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Selecting Multiple Items With The Ctrl Key

Dear Computer Lady, I have recently discovered a problem with trying to delete icons on my windows explorer page, I am using Windows 7 ultimate. When I try to highlight the icons I want deleted I first of all start highlighting the icons while holding down the control button, the first two or three will […]

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Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Dear Computer Lady: I learn a lot from you newsletter. I purchased your book “7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Next Computer” It is really good information. My question is, now that I am ready to purchase a computer, I am asked the question “do I want Windows 7 or Windows 8?. […]

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Can I Install Windows 7 On My New Computer?

Dear Computer Lady, I got a new laptop and I hate windows 8. If I can find a windows7 DVD can I just install it? And also do you know where I can buy a 7 DVD? Thank you very much, Gladys

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Missing Volume Icon

Dear Computer Lady, I enjoy your questions and answers and find them very helpful. However now I have a question of my own. I am using windows 7 on a laptop and I used to have a volume icon on the bottom task bar. It has disappeared and I would like to know how to […]

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Viewing Files & Folders in Windows 7

Dear Computer Lady, Hi! Love your site. My questions is about Windows Explorer – Windows 7. I use folders and subfolders to keep track of tons of documents for work. When I sort a top level folder by name, it shows me not only all the documents in the folder I’m in, but also all […]

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How To Set Default Photo Program

Dear Computer Lady, I recently downloaded Irfanview after reading about it in your newsletter. I think I like it, but, would prefer it to NOT be my default picture program. Can I make Windows Photo Gallery my Default picture program again and just bring up Irfanview when I want to use it? Thank you, (and […]

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Can I Install XP and 7

Dear Elizabeth, I have 2 CD’s of questions and your answers that are “years” old. Are you still producing these consolidated Q & A CD’s. Major reason for this is to ask question in an opposite of one you answered on today’s msg. that was about installing XP on a Windows 7 computer. Now what […]

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