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6. Take control Tired of the kidsinstalling dubious software or running applications you'd rather they leftalone? AppLocker is a new Windows 7 feature that ensures users can only run theprograms you specify. Don't worry, that's easier to set up than it sounds: youcan create a rule to allow everything signed by a particular publisher, sochoose Microsoft, say, and that one rule will let you run all signed Microsoftapplications. Launch GPEDIT.MSC and go to Computer Configuration > WindowsSettings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies >AppLocker to get a feel for how this works. 7. Calculate more At first glance theWindows 7 calculator looks just like Vista's version, but explore the Mode menuand you'll see powerful new Statistics and Programmer views. And if you'reclueless about bitwise manipulation, then try the Options menu instead. Thisoffers many different unit conversions (length, weight, volume and more), datecalculations (how many days between two dates?), and spreadsheet-type templatesto help you calculate vehicle mileage, mortgage rates and more. Don't take any Windows 7applet at face value, then - there are some very powerful new features hiddenin the background. Be sure to explore every option in all Windows applets toensure you don't miss anything important. CALCULATE MORE: The new Calculator is packed with usefulfeatures and functionality 8. Switch to a projector Windows 7 now provides astandard way to switch your display from one monitor to another, or a projector- just press Win+P or run DisplaySwitch.exe and choose your preferred display.(This will have no effect if you've only one display connected.) 9. Get a powerefficiency report If you have a laptop,you can use the efficiency calculator to get Windows 7 to generate loads ofuseful information about its power consumption. Used in the right way, this canhelp you make huge gains in terms of battery life and performance. To do thisyou must open a command prompt as an administrator by typing 'cmd' in StartSearch, and when the cmd icon appears, right-click it and choose Run asadministrator. Then at the commandline, just type in 'powercfg -energy' (without quotes) and hit Return, andWindows 7 will scan your system looking for ways to improve power efficiency.It will then publish the results in an HTML file, usually in the System32folder. Just follow the path it gives you to find your report. 10. Understanding SystemRestore Using System Restore inprevious versions of Windows has been something of a gamble. There's no way oftelling which applications or drivers it might affect - you just have to try itand see.Windows 7 is different.Right-click Computer, select Properties > System Protection > SystemRestore > Next, and choose the restore point you'd like to use. Click thenew button to 'Scan for affected programs' and Windows will tell you which (ifany) programs and drivers will be deleted or recovered by selecting thisrestore point.

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what is the difference between windows 7 editions: starter, home basics, home premium,ultimate, professional,interprice?what is the difference between service pack 1 & 2???pc

Since October 31, 2013, Windows 7 is no longer available in retail (except for the Professional edition preinstalled):[6]
Windows 7 Starter Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version and does not include the Windows Aero theme. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict users of this edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.[7]This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.[1][8][9] Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic was available in "emerging markets", in 141 different countries.[10] Some Windows Aero options are excluded along with several new features.[1] Home Basic, along with other editions sold in emerging markets, include geographical activation restriction, which requires users to activate Windows within a certain region or country.[11] Windows 7 Home Premium This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and multi-touch support.[12] Windows 7 Professional This edition is targeted towards enthusiasts and small-business users.[1] It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain.[1] Additional features include support for up to 192 GB of Random-access memory (increased from 16 GB),[13] operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, backup to a network location, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode, Software Restriction Policies (but not the extra management features of AppLocker) and Windows XP Mode.[1] Windows 7 Enterprise This edition targeted the enterprise segment of the market and was sold through volume licensing to companies which have a Software Assurance contract with Microsoft.[1] Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface(MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support.[1] Not available through retail or OEMchannels, this edition is distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA).[1] As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the operating of diskless nodes (diskless PCs) and activation via VLK.[14] Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike the Enterprise edition, it was available to home users on an individual license basis.[1] Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users are able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so.[1] Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition does not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features as Microsoft had stated.[1] All editions will receive Mainstream Support (new features and bug fixes) until January 2015 and Extended Support (security updates) until January 2020.[15]

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If the error started appearing soon after you have installed a new application or device driver, then it is possible that the error is occurring due to problems in the installation. To fix the error in this case, uninstall the software you installed and reinstall it.

Many times, errors related to DLL files, such as Msvcr71.dll, occur due to malware infections. Download, install and run Malwarebytes.

Hope this helps.

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