Category Archives: Windows 7

Open Office Takes Control of OverDrive Files! Here’s the fix!

Do you use OverDrive Media Console to download and manage audiobooks, music, and video in Microsoft Windows? If you do, and you download and install Open Office, you might suddenly find that OverDrive no longer works with the .odm stubs … Continue reading

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Picture thumbnails stop working in Windows 7

A Dell user had to jump through a series of hoops before Office 2010’s Service Pack would install. Each time, it appeared that the update worked, but upon reboot, Windows update sadly announced that it had failed, and was reverting. … Continue reading

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How to restore Windows Live Messenger’s compact contact list after upgrading to WLM2011

I got an email from my sister while I was out on my daily walk. She had just installed Windows Live Messenger 2011, and didn’t like the default view. Sharon missed the more compact view of earlier versions, that showed … Continue reading

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Drag Maximized Windows in Windows 7

A while back, I found that I could drag maximized windows in Windows 7 without first having to restore them. This is very handy for those of us with multiple monitors, since it saves a step. A few days ago, … Continue reading

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Nice things coming in Windows 7

I installed the RTM version of Windows 7 this past Sunday. I expected snafus, but what I got was an easy installation and a lot of pleasant surprises. I’m finding a lot to like about Windows 7. In particular, I … Continue reading

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