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    Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

    If you've got a Windows XP machine at home and you're looking to upgrade it to Windows 7, there's something you should know before you hit the install button. It turns out that Microsoft does not support what they call an “in-place” upgrade for Windows XP, meaning that Windows 7, upon install, will erase all of your old data and put all of your programs into a “Windows.old” file folder.

    It's basically a clean install...

    Take it from me, when I upgraded I lost a bunch of programs and files because I assumed Windows 7 would just migrate everything over, but boy was I wrong! In reality, I should have backed up all of my files to an external hard drive and uninstalled all of my important programs, then performed the “upgrade”. Then I could have just reinstalled all of my old programs and brought my files back over after it was finished, but alas, I didn't think I had to... Besides, what a time-sink!

    From doing a little bit of research I found that you can use third party software, like PC Mover, which has a special “Upgrade Assistant” that will transfer all of your files and programs over with out all the hassle or disappointment I went through. It might be too late for me, but anyone else out there who wants to bring their XP machine up to Windows 7 should heed my words!

    ~Andrew


    What the F-key? F5 through F8

    In part 2 of What the F-key? we'll be covering Function Keys F5 through F8. Some useful ideas here for function keys, folks! Just to recap let's discuss what F-keys are used for:

    Function keys have many, many uses, some of which are specific to the program that's running at the time. They're mainly used as shortcuts or in conjunction with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift keys, which I'll cover in a later article.

    Continuing on, here are the basics of function keys F5 F8.

    F5 Refresh key. Use this key to reload a web page or refresh your desktop. This is a good one for both the Internet (good for Ebay bid battles) and apparent computer freezes which you can read about here.

    F6 Cycles the cursor from field to field in the active program. In MS Word you can use this F-key to go to the next pane or frame.

    F7 This F-key is program-specific. Experiment in different programs to see what it can do, but remember to save your work first!

    F8 This key is used to boot Windows in Safe Mode.

    We're almost done, everyone! Check back Monday for the exciting conclusion of What the F-key?. Same Worldstart time, same Worldstart channel!

    ~Andrew


    comp101 - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    Q:
    Do you have any keyboard shortcuts for the Internet Explorer Favorites Center?

    A:
    But of course! Just consider us your one-stop shortcuts shop!

    Let'stalk a little bit about favorites, shall we? Internet Explorer hassomething called the FavoritesCenter, where all of your most loved and cherished websites canbe stored and accessed. Perhaps you knew about that already, eh?Great! That means that these Favorites Center shortcuts will add toyour repertoire and your browsing prowess will be upgraded,indeed!

    Give these a shot!

    Ctrl + I Open Favorites

    Ctrl + Shift + I Open Favorites in pinned mode

    Ctrl + B Organize Favorites

    Ctrl + D Add current page to Favorites

    Ctrl + J Open Feeds (For RSS Feeds)

    Ctrl + Shift + J Open Feeds in pinned mode

    Ctrl + H Open History

    Ctrl + Shift + H Open History in pinned mode

    Fancy!

    ~Andrew



    msoffice - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    General MS Office Shortcuts:
    Ctrl + Shift + C : Copies only formatting.
    Ctrl + Shift + V : Pastes only formatting.
    Ctrl + Spacebar : Removes formatting of selected text
    (except in Excel).


    Word:
    Home : Moves cursor to the beginning of the current line.
    Ctrl + Home : Moves cursor to the beginning of the document.
    End : Moves cursor to the end of the current line.
    Ctrl + End : Moves cursor to the end of the document.
    Page Up : Moves the document up one screen length.
    Ctrl + Page Up : Moves the document up one page.
    Page Down : Moves the document down one screen length.
    Ctrl + Page Down : Moves the document down one page.

    Excel:
    Home : Moves cell selection to column A of current row.
    Ctrl + Home : Moves cell selection to cell A1.
    Ctrl + End : Moves cell selection to bottom right corner of used portion of the worksheet.
    End then Up Arrow : Moves cell selection to the first row of the worksheet.
    End then Down Arrow : Moves cell selection to the last row of the worksheet.
    End then Left Arrow : Moves cell selection to the first column of the worksheet.
    End then Right Arrow : Moves cell selection to the last column of the worksheet.


    Outlook:
    Ctrl + Shift + M : Creates a new message from any Outlook view.
    Ctrl + Shift + A : Creates a new sppointment from any Outlook view.

    In Calendar View:

    Alt + 0 : Dispalys 10 days on the calendar.
    Alt + 1 : Dispalys 1 day on the calendar.
    Alt + 2 : Dispalys 2 days on the calendar.
    Alt + 3 : Dispalys 3 days on the calendar.
    ... continues on to Alt + 9

    Office 2007 SmartArt:
    Alt + Right Arrow : Rotates the selected shape to the right.
    Alt + Left Arrow : Rotates the selected shape to the left.
    C
    trl + either of the above combinations : Increases or decreases the size of the selected shape(s) in smaller increments.

    Tab : Moves the selection to the next shape.
    Shift + Tab : Moves the selection to the previous shape.

    Enter : Edit text in the selected shape.
    F2 : Edit text in the selected shape. (Yep... they both work. Pick the one you like the best!)

    ~ April


    tipoftheday - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    Windows Key Shortcuts for Win 7

    Here are 11 Windows key (pictured below) shortcuts that will startyou off on the right foot with Microsoft's new operatingsystem.

    windows key - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    Let's take a look!

    Win + Up Arrow Maximize

    Win + Down Arrow Minimize

    Win + Left Arrow Snap to Left

    Win + Right Arrow Snap to Right (see apattern here?)

    Win + Home Restore or minimize all otherwindows

    Win + T Press once to focus the firsttaskbar entry; press again to cycle through taskbar entries

    Win + Space Bar (hold) Peek at thedesktop

    Win + G Bring gadgets forward to thetop

    Win + any number key (1-9) - Open a program on thetaskbar. (The number corresponds to the pinned program'slocation.)

    Win + + (plug sign) - Zoom in

    Win + - (minus sign) - Zoom Out

    This is the start of something beautiful!

    ~Andrew


    feature - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    BONUS!
    Windows Key Shortcuts for Win 7 Part 2

    Ah-HA! Bonus Windows 7 win key shortcuts! If youmissed the first part, look up there and check 'em out! If you're just hungry for more, thenhere they are!

    win key2 - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    Win + Pause - Displays the System Control Panelapplet.

    Win + E - Opens Windows Explorer with Computerselected.

    Win + F - Opens a Search window for finding filesor folders.

    Win + Ctrl + F -Opens a Search window for findingcomputers on a network.

    Win + L - Locks your computer or switchesusers.

    Win + M - Minimizes all windows.

    Win + Shift + M - Restores minimizedwindows.

    Win + P - Chooses a presentation displaymode.

    Win + R - Opens the Run dialog box.

    Win + U - Opens the Ease of Access Center (UtilityManager in XP).

    Win + X - Opens the Windows Mobility Center (whichisnt installed by default on desktop PCs).

    Now, that's full of win!

    ~Andrew

    coolsite - Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems etc

    RootsWeb
    The oldest free genealogy site on the websearch for you ancestors here. You can even find living relatives, MetaSearch, and browse through the Social Security Death Index.

    Why dont you start with their "Getting Started at RootsWeb" section, which will give you a good idea of what you need to do to get started hunting down your ancestors. I found some of mine that my family didnt even acknowledge but have since been added to our family tree.

    This site is easy to use and gets results, so start your search today.

    http://www.rootsweb.com/

    ~Amanda


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