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Where are Windows 8’s photo editing tools?

Q: Windows 8 doesn’t seem to offer a way to edit images, as you could in Windows 7. In particular, I’d like to edit my photos for their exposure, color balance and fix otherwise wonky pictures. Do I have to buy another program, or am I missing something? A: Neither Windows 7 nor Windows 8 […]

Can I use a System Image on a different PC?

Q: You said earlier that there may be trouble when putting a System Image onto a different PC. I always thought that when my PC finally goes kaput, I could put the old PC’s System Image onto the new one. That way I’d be right where I started. What should I do? A: First, a […]

Sharing files and photos between accounts on the same computer

Q: My husband and I have separate user accounts on the same computer. But we can’t share photos with each other in our Picture libraries. My husband copied some photos into the Public Pictures folder in his Pictures library, as you recommend in Windows 7 For Dummies. But for some reason, that Public Pictures folder […]

Setting up multiple Home pages in Internet Explorer 9

Q: I can’t find the arrow next to the Home page button mentioned on page 150 of Windows 7 For Dummies. I want to use several Home pages, each opened with its tab along the page’s top. What do I do? A: Microsoft released a new version of Internet Explorer through Windows Update, which replaced […]

How do I use Sticky Notes in Windows 7?

Q: In Windows 7 for Dummies, I cannot find any reference on Sticky Notes. How do I use and save Sticky Notes to highlight a point or a text in a document? A: With Windows 7’s Sticky Notes, what you see is what you get: They’re an electronic equivalent of a real-life sticky note: A […]