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Posted on May 16, 2013 in Windows 7, Windows Basics | 15 comments

Master the basics of Microsoft Windows 7 and find out what’s new in this version of Windows

Our free Windows 7 tutorials will help you quickly become an expert! Windows 7 is faster, easier to use and more fun than any version of Windows before. We’ve been using Windows 7 since the launch of the beta (test) versions here at and we are pleased to bring you some great tutorials for the operating system. If you are still wondering what all the fuss is about, you can now view our tutorial videos and see for yourself some of the great new features that Windows 7 includes. If you are already using the operating system, you can now learn more about its powerful new features as well as brushing up on your general Windows skills.

Don’t forget our Windows 7 Superguide is now available. If you want to completely master Windows 7, click here!

Tutorial 1 – Introduction to the Desktop
Tutorial 2 – Exploring the Start Menu
Tutorial 3 – Windows in Windows 7
Tutorial 4 – Navigating your personal folders
Tutorial 5 – Organizing files and folders using the context menu
Tutorial 6 – Working with multiple files and folders
Tutorial 7 – Using libraries
Tutorial 8 – Folder properties
Tutorial 9 – Folder options
Tutorial 10 – Using the Recycle Bin
Tutorial 11 – Advanced Start Menu options
Tutorial 12 – Exploring your computer with ‘Computer’
Tutorial 13 – Taskbar jump lists and customization
Tutorial 14 – The Notification Area (System Tray)
Tutorial 15 – Search is everywhere in Windows 7 too
Tutorial 16 – The low down on User Account Controls in Windows 7
Tutorial 17 – Devices and Printers

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Configuring the Windows 7 Parental Controls
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Using and configuring the Windows 7 Firewall
Using screen savers in Windows 7
The Windows 7 Backup Utility
Windows 7 themes



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  1. On my Desktop icon for Gmail, there is a number (3) following Inbox & my eddress. It is always there … even when there are no emails. How do I delete that number? Thanks.


  2. my question is the same as Jerry, one of the questions was ‘How do you find the basics for window 7″, could not find the answer

    • The basics videos are here, are you having difficulty viewing them?

  3. I have a number of programs written in qbasic and other executable files that worked in windows 95 and NT. They do not work in windows 7.

    How can I adjust windows 7 to allow these executables to work?

  4. my issue is that I have to pass a test on Windows 7. I already took the test and didn’t pass so they gave me this site to learn more. I remember a couple questions and don’t remember seeing them on your tutorial. One was how much storage is on a computer. Multiple choice and had forgot size for kilobytes, 10 MB, forgot Mini-bytes and one other. Another question was where do you put a file to delete and when computer in closed it automatically deletes them. One choice was recycle bin.

    • Storage varies between computers, but is always measured in gigabytes these days. There’s no location that automatically deletes as such, the Recycle bin only empties when you tell it to or it reaches its maximum capacity.

  5. hi, can you help me, my wife has never used a computer at all ,she wants to learn the basics any discs available for her to use . can you help me please. colin

  6. Libraries work just the same as regular folders, except they can show the contents of more than one folder. So for instance if you have two hard drives, you could put music from both hard drives into the library. Clicking “Restore default libraries” will simply remove any new library locations that you have added. We show how to manage library locations at around 50 seconds in on this video

  7. Hi,
    How can I get a screen photo when using windows 7 as I usually get easily from my Macintosh?

  8. I cannot remember how to download, read, save etc my email
    This may sound stupid but at my age my mind keeps going blank. With changing from XP to 7 it is a completely different world.
    Most people I know just get rid of their computers because you think that all users are & always will remain competent. You will be one of us eventually & by then you hope that those that follow you will spell everything out in single syllables for you to understand.

    • Hi Raymond,

      I certainly don’t think all computer users are highly competent initially, but I do hope that I can help most of you to become more confident over time!

      As for e-mail, that’s tricky because there are so many ways to access it. If you are using a popular service like Google Mail, Hotmail or Yahoo mail you can just do a search for that in your web browser. That will then take you to the login page and you can check your e-mail online. When you become more confident with using your e-mail you can migrate to programs like Thunderbird, which are similar (but much more powerful) to the Outlook Express program you may have used in XP.

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