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About the author: Acclaimed Windows expert Andy Rathbone has written numerous Windows for Dummies guidebooks since 1992. His Windows review for Datamation Why I Don’t Like Vista became an Internet classic. In this review of Windows 7 he provides a sneak peak of his book due this October, Windows 7 For Dummies.

After nearly eight-years, Windows XP had grown as comfortable as an old car. Just as I’d forgotten about the growing number of dings on my car’s bumper, I’d forgotten how many third-party tools I’d used to prop up Windows XP. After adding CD and DVD burners, search programs, Firefox, three media players and a host of other tools, my Start menu’s three columns reached the far edge of my desktop.

That’s why running Windows 7for the past seven months brought back the excitement of driving a new car. And for the first time, my once trusted Windows XP began looking like a car that needed much more than a paint job.

It’s partially my own fault. Like many others, I skipped Windows Vista. And Vista, for all its faults, provided a strong, secure base. Unfortunately, Microsoft ruined Vista’s improvements by adding overly aggressive security, thick layers of meandering menus, and a sense of being designed by a huge committee.

Windows 7 strips away that ugliness to create something that’s light yet strong, useful yet still playful. Windows 7 grabs me in a lot of ways Windows XP no longer does:

Oddly enough, Windows 7’s new wallpaper provides a great example of how Windows 7 pulls off a difficult mix of being both utilitarian and fun. Windows 7 softens Vista’s armored-guard persona by adding a healthy dose of personality. Its backgrounds come stuffed with groovy psychedelic landscapes, dreamy Dada-esque creatures, and candy-colored anime art.

By draping this whimsy over Vista’s security underpinnings, Microsoft’s helping make people feel both safe and creative with their computers, a feeling that comes so naturally to Apple.

Even if the backgrounds don’t suit your fancy, you must admire how Windows 7’s design team deliberately chose wallpaper that would have been shot down in a traditional boardroom. That’s a big change from Vista, where everything seemed to fall to the lowest common denominator.

Vista’s bloat kept it from running on netbooks, the PC industry’s single bright spot these days. Windows 7, by contrast, runs fine on most netbooks, as well as on older PCs. Needing another test machine while writing Windows 7 For Dummies, I installed Windows 7 on a Pentium III with 16MB of video memory. Surprisingly enough, Windows 7 not only installed, but its automatic trip to Windows Update brought the PC some new drivers, as well. That old Gateway PC will never be a game machine, of course, but it works fine for the essentials, e-mail and the Internet.

Chances are, Windows 7’s slimmed down footprint will fit well on your PC, as well, whether it’s a modern netbook or a borderline antique.

Probably the most welcome change, Windows 7 tones down User Account Control’s overly aggressive policing. But if you still find yourself grinding your teeth more than working, a sliding control lets you adjust Windows 7’s paranoia level to match your own. It’s refreshing to feel in control of your PC rather than the other way around.

Windows 7 comes loaded with many other creative keyboard shortcuts, a sign that the team had time to focus on subtle details rather than major overhauls.

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Make Windows 10 File Explorer Look Like Windows 7 File Explorer

Back in Windows 8 Microsoft modified the look and feel of the File Explorer with new icons, new features, ribbon menu, etc. In fact, they even changed the name from Windows Explorer to File Explorer, which makes a lot of sense. Obviously, there are some who don’t like the new File Explorer style. If you really like the Windows 7 style File Explorer or just hate the ribbon menu in the new File Explorer, you can easily modify the look and feel of the File Explorer to mimic the Windows 7 style. Here is how you can do that.

Make File Explorer Look Like Windows 7 File Explorer

Note: we are going to use a third-party software to modify the file explorer. Before making any changes, make sure that you back up your system. This helps you to revert back if anything bad happens.

In the Options window select the option “This PC” from the drop-down menu next to “Open File Explorer to.”

Once you are done with thi go ahead and download OldNewExplorer. Extract the contents onto your desktop and execute the file “OldNewExplorerCfg.exe.”

After opening the OldNewExplorer, select both checkboxes under the “Behaviour” category. The first option brings back the Windows 7-style drive grouping so that you no longer see your external or USB drives next to your hard drives, rather they will appear in a separate section.

The second option uses the Libraries, just like in Windows 7, and removes the “Folders” section from the File Explorer.

Under the Appearance section, select all the checkboxes. These options will alter the File Explorer to match the Windows 7 style. You can also select the appearance style and status bar style using the drop-down menu next to them. However, it is recommended that you leave it with the defaults.

This action installs and modifies all the necessary registry entries. Once this is done, you will have your Windows 7-style File Explorer. If you want to you can also remove the Quick Access menu from the left sidebar.

Just like in Windows 7 you will have your classic navigation menu at the top of the window.

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi is a tech and WordPress geek who enjoys writing how-to guides and messing with his computer and software in general. When not writing for MTE, he writes for he shares tips, tricks, and lifehacks on his own blog Stugon.

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Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Tensions must be high at Microsoft.  The recent embarrassment of the short-lived KIN project has left all eyes on Windows Phone 7, not only to justify its own existence but also to legitimize the company’s place in the mobile ecosystem.  With iOS4 freshly released, Android developing at a rapid rate, and webOS now under the auspices of HP, those in the market for a smartphone are spoiled for choice; never before has it been so competitive.  A few months out from release, SlashGear has been given a Windows Phone 7 device – the latest OS build running on Samsung hardware – for a technical review.  Check out our findings after the cut.

First, some background.  Officially announced back at Mobile World Congress in February 2010, and fleshed out in no small part at MIX 2010 the following month, Windows Phone 7 is the successor to Microsoft’s long-lived Windows Mobile OS, and practically a fresh start for the company’s smartphone ambitions.  Built on the Windows CE 6.0 R3 kernel, but borrowing the same aesthetic as Microsoft’s Zune HD PMP, Windows Phone 7 signals a transition from the more enterprise-centric ethos of Windows Mobile and a recognition that the consumer market has a taste for always-connected, socially networked portable devices.

That’s a market Windows Mobile always felt ill-equipped to deal with, at least in its factory-pure state.  Facelifted and retrofitted in its latter 6.5 and 6.5.3 stages – themselves stopgaps as Windows Phone 7 missed its original planned 2009 launch window – the OS nonetheless only really found favor among consumers in heavily customized states, usually at the hand of device manufacturers themselves.  HTC’s Sense UI, itself the culmination of several years of the Taiwanese firm’s TouchFLO interface augmentations, kept Windows Mobile usable – and distinct – and as it stands the platform has a roughly 15-percent smartphone market share.  Still, dimming consumer interest means the updated platform is much needed.

Our review is primarily of the Windows Phone 7 OS itself, not the hardware it runs on here.  The Samsung handset is familiar from its MIX debut several months ago, a prototype designed to demonstrate the OS and for developers to use; it won’t be among Samsung’s line-up of launch devices.  Actual Windows Phone 7 handsets will have to comply with Microsoft’s minimum specification, including a capacitive touchscreen supporting 4-point multitouch, at least a 1GHz ARMv7 processor paired with a DirectX9 capable GPU, 256MB of RAM and at least 8GB of onboard flash storage, and a 5-megapixel or higher camera with flash.  There are also various mandatory sensors and controls, including an FM radio, accelerometer, digital compass, light and proximity sensors, A-GPS and five hardware buttons: power, Start, search, camera and back.

Windows Phone 7 unboxing video:

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That’s pretty much par for the smartphone course, and was so even back in February.  By October, when the first Windows Phone 7 devices are expected to arrive, we’re hoping manufacturers up their game from that minimum so as to at least stand a little distinctive from the rest of the handset market.

What’s certainly distinctive is Windows Phone 7’s software aesthetic.  Gone is the fussy, icon-loaded UI of its predecessor and in comes Metro, Microsoft’s new chromeless interface that stands pretty much apart from anything else in the cellphone market right now.  If you’ve used a Zune HD then you’ll find it familiar; there are no fussy menus, highlight boxes or paneling, with bold typography and large buttons – or tiles in Microsoft parlance – adding up to a seriously finger-friendly and unusual environment.  The onscreen keyboard is stark and usable, with quick auto-prediction that meant one-handed typing was relatively error-free, while holding the hardware Start button triggers voice-searching that proved surprisingly accurate.

The bluntness of the resolutely 2D tiles is softened by Microsoft’s attempt to squeeze information into them, so that the homescreen gives you an overview of status without necessarily needing to dip into individual apps.  Each tile is a cross between a widget and an icon: they can show basic information, like number of messages or missed calls, but they can also dynamically update with new content, such as the latest images from your Facebook friends or animations from your Xbox Live avatar.  From the unlock screen – which, like in WinMo, shows missed call, message and calendar information, only sticking to the new design language – you get the stark Start menu that can be user-reorganized.  There’s a decent amount of flexibility here, too; tiles can link to an app, but also to websites or people, galleries of content (with updating images showing the newest additions), media playlists or Microsoft’s Hubs.

It’s certainly different, but the question of course is whether it’s any better than rival systems.  On the face of things, pulling together similar content is hardly a bad idea, and the galleries – with their mixture of local and online media – work well.  What’s lacking is breadth and customization.  Out of the box, Windows Phone 7 has native Facebook and Windows Live support but no Twitter or MySpace integration as you’d find on, say, Motorola’s MOTOBLUR.  That’s an opening for third-party developers, certainly, but we’re disappointed not to see it from the start.  Similarly, the Hub experience is basically a fire hose of new information, with no way to prioritize or filter it.  You can pick out a certain contact for a homescreen Tile, certainly, but you can’t then tell the gallery Hub that you’re interested in that person’s new content above all others.

It’s a shame, because Microsoft has otherwise treated inter-Hub integration surprisingly well.  One of the crowing points for iPhone fans who had to suffer criticism from Windows Mobile users over the Apple platform’s tardy addition of Copy & Paste functionality was the news that Microsoft wouldn’t ship Windows Phone 7 with those abilities.  In practice, though, their omission is less of an issue, thanks to some reasonably intelligent linking abilities.  Addresses, for instance, are automatically linked to the map app, while links always open up the browser and phone numbers are spotted and triggered by a tap.  It’s obviously not perfect – and Microsoft admit that Copy & Paste will be added in a future update, though there’s no public timescale for that – but it’s a half solution.

Unfortunately, a half solution may not be good enough.  We’ve handed the phone to several people, and there’s a worrying sign that people just don’t “get it”.  In fact, after a few basic questions – “are there apps?”; “can I play games?”; “can I Twitter?” – we generally got the Windows Phone 7 device back after a minute or two, often with the comparison that it felt like “a first-gen iPhone”.  The Hubs are a good start, and show promise, but that lack of breadth means that people soon get bored; there’s not quite enough here to make the new paradigm worth getting to grips with.  Microsoft has denied handset developers the ability to put their own, custom UIs onto Windows Phone 7 devices, but the OS’ native abilities don’t, in many ways, exceed what, say, HTC Sense can achieve.

The music and video Hub is another key area in Windows Phone 7, and happily it’s one of the most successful.  This is where the Zune HD resemblance is most strong, primarily because Microsoft has pretty much lifted the standalone PMP’s functionality straight across.  We were able to get our Zune Pass account ($14.95 per month) up and running simply by dropping in our registered email address and then were happily downloading content under Microsoft’s all-you-can-eat package.  Audio in the native app can continue playing in the background, with tapping one of the hardware volume buttons calling up on-screen playback controls.

A strong Internet experience is key to any smartphone these days, and happily Windows Phone 7 feels more like browsing on the Zune HD than it does in Windows Mobile.  There’s pinch-zoom support and the rendering engine is a big step up, being fast and smooth.  Unfortunately, despite what Microsoft has promised, right now there’s no Silverlight or Flash in the browser, and nor is there HTML5 support. You can have up to six tabs open at any one time – we couldn’t find a way to increase this in the sparse settings pane – and double-tapping automatically zooms in.  Windows Phone 7 falls short when it comes to text-reflowing, however, though page orientation flips were quick and clean.  As we said before, you can create homescreen tiles from webpages, which automatically get a thumbnail image of the site (which doesn’t, however, seem to update dynamically as other tiles to).

There’s no Google Maps here, obviously, with Microsoft’s own Bing mapping app taking center stage.  It lacks the turn-by-turn voice navigation you’ll find on Android devices, but still gets aggregated business reviews and on-screen directions for car or pedestrian journeys.  The Bing UI has been neatly brought in line with Microsoft’s Metro design language, and there are numerous neat animation touches.  Zooming out, for instance, eventually flips the map from normal to satellite view, while there’s similarly clever use of zooming to show your own location in relation to search results or destinations.

When a sizeable proportion of the world’s computers use their Office software, you’d expect Microsoft’s mobile Office functionality to be top notch.  Frustratingly, some of the limitations of the Windows Phone 7 OS itself impact most notably here, with the biggest being the omission of Copy & Paste.  In the Office Hub there are mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, together with SharePoint server access.  Both Word and Excel allow you to create new documents, as well as view and edit pre-existing documents, but PowerPoint will only allow you to view or edit; if the device you eventually buy has a TV output then hooking up the Windows Phone 7 for a lightweight presentation is possible, though at the moment none of the Office apps work in landscape orientation.

The most successful Office app, in fact, is OneNote, Microsoft’s much-underrated notetaking app, which is actually the first page you see in the Office Hub.  This allows you to combine text, images and audio together into a virtual notebook, complete with basic text formatting and lists, and which is then synchronized with Windows Live.  You can log in and see your notes from a browser, email them, or pull them down into OneNote on the desktop via SharePoint.  Unfortunately, while SharePoint has traction in enterprise markets, it’s not something mainstream consumers are likely to have, and bizarrely there’s no Office section in the companion Zune desktop software for managing personal content.

We’ve always praised Windows Mobile for its strong Exchange integration – as it should be, given that Microsoft are behind both products – but in the meantime rivals have caught up.  Exchange support on iOS4 and Android 2.2 is very complete, and Windows Phone 7 has some notable omissions that do the OS no favors.  While you can register multiple POP and IMAP accounts, together with Windows Live, Gmail, Yahoo! and Exchange mail, there’s no unified inbox; each shows up separately and, if you want them all on the homescreen, you have to have tiles for each.

Triaging messages is straightforward, and you can flag messages for later attention (though not label Gmail messages in the inbox); there’s a little animation, too, though the whole experience is relatively clean.  Another obvious absence is threaded conversations, but the capable Bing search does work well for cutting through a hefty inbox; you’ll want to have as many messages as possible sync’d down on the handset, though, since Windows Phone 7 currently lacks server-side search.

As for the calendar, it’s a starkly simple UI but it works well, pulling in entries from Windows Live, Exchange and Gmail (though not your Facebook calendar).  These can be toggled from view, and each is color coded.  As well as a listed Agenda view there are Day and Month displays (though not a Week view), and new entries support attendees and notes.  Only a single Google calendar would sync across, however.

Beyond that, most of our other complaints are minor.  The phone pesters you for a chúng tôi or chúng tôi email address when you first power on, as with Google’s approach with Android, though you can bypass it if you want to.  The digital compass is mandatory, but non-functional, since Microsoft hasn’t written the API yet; similarly there’s no VoIP support as there’s no socket access in the networking API.  Removing SD card support and PC tethering, while we hear Microsoft’s claims that it makes Windows Phone 7 more secure for enterprise users, still feels like another attempt to unduly lock down the platform and force owners through the company’s mandatory hoops.  The barebones SMS/MMS app bizarrely color-codes both incoming and outgoing messages the same shade, though at least supports in-line images.  Some of our criticism could be mitigated by developers.  The encompassing nature of the Hubs means that, if a careful and clever developer chooses, the empty spots could be fleshed out with broader functionality.  That’s certainly different to, say, iOS, where Apple’s core applications are sacrosanct and new third-party abilities are offered alongside – rather than integrated with – the core tenets of the platform.

Microsoft’s primary challenge is to convince not only enterprise customers to either upgrade from Windows Mobile devices to Windows Phone 7 handsets or jump ship from rival platforms like BlackBerry OS, but to persuade the increasing consumer market that WP7 has promise against Android, iOS and webOS.  It’s arguably easier for devices to transition from consumer to enterprise – look, for instance, at the iPhone’s phased evolution from media-centricity to full Exchange compliance, remote administration and everything else a network administrator might demand.  The opposite path, taking an enterprise device and making it consumer-friendly, is perhaps the tougher route, a heady mixture of multimedia, social networking, app availability and nebulous “fashion” allure.

Therein lies the rub.  Much of what’s missing is not in Microsoft’s hands: the support of the developer community – who have helped make Apple’s App Store the platform-driving success that it is, and Google’s Android Market the fast-growing competitor – is essential if Windows Phone 7 is to gain traction among the smartphone segment.  Microsoft are making the right noises, and their various developer blogs are doing their part in reaching out to third-party content providers, but it remains to be seen how many will choose to adopt the platform.  A roster of big-name partners is one thing – Associated Press, Netflix, Pandora and Seesmic are among the names Microsoft announced at MIX – but it’s the smaller developer teams that make up the bulk of Apple and Google’s offerings, and they’re the people who will need to justify the time expense in adopting another OS.  The tools – which we’re told are surprisingly straightforward, though not perhaps as simple as Google’s recent drag-&-drop App Inventor – are there, as is the Marketplace for ease of distribution, and so it seems platform adoption will be the element that tips their hands.

Without production hardware it’s hard to say what the day to day experience of Windows Phone 7 will be like.  In its current state – Microsoft tells us what we’ve been using is 99-percent ready to ship out to manufacturers and carriers for preliminary testing – it runs as swiftly as you’d hope for and suffers little in the way of lag or crashes.  It also has elements that are a real departure from the smartphone norm; we can certainly see where Microsoft is trying to take their Hubs concept, even if it’s not the key differentiator they might bill it as today.  In other ways, though, while it differs significantly from Windows Mobile, it’s very much a v1.0 product; that might have been enough to compete strongly against early versions of Android, say, or iOS, but, by the time Windows Phone 7 devices reach the market, Android 2.2 will be mainstream and iOS4 firmly entrenched.  That’s strong competition, even for a company with the relative might of Microsoft.

This isn’t KIN.  It’s altogether more serious and there’s altogether more riding on it.  Microsoft is making plenty of promises about the future of Windows Phone 7, and if they can coerce developers into play then they could carve a niche.  In comparison to Windows Mobile, the new platform looks better, performs better and feels more aligned with how smartphone owners use their devices today.  Of course, in the process Microsoft has cut ties with their sizeable back catalog of third-party WinMo apps and that’s left a big gap in what’s currently a sparsely-populated Marketplace.  With only months to go before the first production devices are expected to go on sale, it remains to be seen whether Microsoft’s distinctive UI and what we’re hoping will be top-notch hardware can persuade users to look past established rivals and take a chance on what, even at launch, will be a work-in-progress.

Windows Phone 7 full walkthrough:

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Sorry for the lack of audio – had some issues with the recording. I’ll re-record the walkthrough with audio ASAP.

10 Essential Windows 7 Downloads

Microsoft Security Essentials Ninite

Brave souls upgrading to Windows 7 from XP must do a clean install, a tedious process that includes, among other things, reinstalling all apps. Instead, why not load most of your free and open-source programs all at once? Ninite does just that. First, go to the Ninite site and pick the programs you want (for instance, Firefox, iTunes, and Skype). Next, download Ninite, which installs the apps on your PC without introducing additional crapware. Ninite is free for personal use.

Windows Live Photo Gallery

To keep Windows 7 slim and trim–and to avoid the code bloat that slowed Vista–Microsoft left a few utilities out of its new operating system.

One such app, Photo Gallery, is a free, easy-to-use photo manager/editor that’s worth a download, particularly if you aren’t already using Google Picasa to organize your pics and videos.

Windows Easy Transfer

If you are moving to Windows 7 from XP or Vista, you should check out this free download (versions are available for transferring from XP to 7, from 32-bit Vista to 7, and from 64-bit Vista to 7), which helps you copy files and settings from one PC to another. (Windows 7 comes with Easy Transfer.)

The new version of Easy Transfer adds a file explorer, which simplifies the task of selecting the specific files you want to copy. Easy Transfer won’t hang if it comes across a file or setting it can’t move. Rather, it will complete the transfer and then provide a report detailing everything it couldn’t copy. The bad news: Easy Transfer won’t copy your programs. For a PC-to-PC connection, you’ll need an Easy Transfer Cable (about $20). Other transfer options include a USB flash drive, an external hard disk, or a network connection.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2 WinZip 14 Standard

If Windows 7 has zip compression built in, you’re undoubtedly wondering, why do I need the latest version of WinZip? Well, if you seldom use zip archives, you probably don’t. But zip fans will appreciate the improvements in WinZip 14 Standard, which has simplified the process of zipping and mailing archives in Win 7.

EnhanceMySe7en Free

Windows 7 may be easier to use than Vista or XP, but diagnostic and maintenance chores remain tricky. EnhanceMySe7en Free is a handy utility for anyone interested in doing a little system housekeeping.

Image Resizer Powertoy Clone Systerac Tools for Windows 7

This bundle of 16 tools from Systerac has everything you’ll need to keep Windows 7 running smoothly. You can tweak Windows’ performance and appearance, optimize memory, clean up the hard drive, cover your tracks by shredding files, and so on. The Systerac interface is aesthetically appealing, nicely organized, and a snap to learn. The $20 Windows 7 version runs on Vista as well.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Don’t upgrade to Windows 7 before running this free utility from Microsoft. Upgrade Advisor scans your PC to see if it’s ready for Windows 7. If it detects any potential problems–from insufficient memory to incompatible hardware to outdated software–it’ll let you know in a summary report.

Best Nes Emulator For Windows 7

Best NES Emulator for Windows 7 [Out of 10 Tested] Relive your childhood experiences with these great emulators




NES emulators allow users to play their favorite Nintendo games on a computer.

There are a plethora of available options, but not all deliver the perfect gaming experience.

Check our list of the best NES emulators for Windows 7, and download one today!



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Nintendo games used to be our favorite back in the 90s, but the consoles slowly phased out. Yet the old-timers managed to play their favorite titles using an NES Emulator. And we will help you find the best NES Emulator for Windows 7.

An emulator shouldn’t just be able to run the game, but it should do so seamlessly without any glitches and offer a thrilling experience. And that’s why you should choose only the best NES emulator for Windows 7.

Are NES emulators any good?

Though a common notion amongst many that NES emulators don’t offer the same experience as the console, the modern emulators are at par and just as good. Here are some of the features that most emulators offer:

Controller support – Almost all the best NES emulators for Windows 7 allow users to connect a controller and enhance the fun.

Customizations – The ability to customize settings and appearance ensures that users get a personalized experience and can enjoy gaming to the fullest.

Full-screen capabilities – Some NES emulators only work in windowed mode, while the recent ones offer full-screen capabilities.

What are the best NES emulators for Windows 7?

One of the best emulators for Windows 7, FCEUX, offers the most thrilling experience to Nintendo lovers. It offers more features than most of the other emulators here combined and is the first choice of gamers.

It’s an open-source emulator with cross-compatibility, support for third-party plug-ins, a wide array of customizations, and the ability to use a controller, amongst others.

If this is the first time you are downloading an emulator, it’s recommended to go with FCEUX, one of the best options available. Apart from Windows, FCEUX also works on macOS and Linux.


Nesbox is undoubtedly one of the best NES emulators in Windows 7 and can be accessed via the web. All you need to do is log in with the OneDrive account and have the ROM file ready.

Nesbox is compatible with a gamepad and allows users to save their progress to OneDrive, in addition to supporting multiplayer with the use of two controllers. Also, it offers support to GENESIS, SNES, ADVANCE, and GAMEBOY.

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Though unsupported, the VirtuaNES emulator is still the preferred choice for Nintendo lovers. The emulator allows a range of customizations, provides gamepad and joystick support, and has full-screen capabilities.

Also, it offers support for the Cheat Code Mode, a feature that even some of the best seem to lack. If you are looking for a reliable NES emulator for Windows 7, VirtuaNES will be a good choice.

⇒ Get VirtuaNES

The jNES emulator is one of the more straightforward options for those who are not a pro with installation and other intricate aspects. It’s quite simple to run, though don’t expect a feature-loaded experience.

Besides, the jNES emulator allows users to control the screen size, connect their gamepad, and adjust the sound setting. Some reported that it’s a little hard on the resources and has higher requirements than the other options, but that’s all worth the experience.

⇒ Get jNES

These are some of the best NES emulators for Windows 7, and all these are good enough to deliver a gripping and fascinating experience. So, choose the one that best matches your requirements.

Also, before you leave, find out the best all-in-one emulators to play all the retro games.

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How To Install Hyperterminal On Windows 7

How to install HyperTerminal on Windows 7






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The original HyperTerminal was a popular terminal emulation software for Windows. It helps to connect one computer to another remote system. To use the HyperTerminal the user requires a modem, Ethernet connection or a null-modem cable.

Microsoft HyperTerminal is no longer available for Windows 7/8/10. However, you can still install it using a workaround. That said, there are many excellent and modern alternatives to the software that you can use.

If you are new to HyperTerminal, this is the article you need. In this article, we show you how to install HyperTerminal on a Windows 7 PC.

This article also covers a popular HyperTerminal alternative and the setup process.

How do I install HyperTerminal on Windows 7? 1. Move HyperTerminal from XP

On your XP computer, navigate to the following location:

C:Program FilesWindows NT

Copy the chúng tôi file to a flash drive.

Next, navigate to the following location:


Copy the chúng tôi file to your flash drive.

Move both the files to any directory on your PC and you should be able to run HyperTerminal.

2. Install HyperTerminal Private Edition

 2.1 Download and install HyperTerminal

Download the HyperTerminal Private Edition installer from the official website.

You may have to agree to the terms of the license agreement.

Next, if you want to change the default installation folder, you can specify the location.

2.2 Register HyperTerminal Private Edition copy

Launch HyperTerminal client.

If you haven’t purchased the license yet, you can do it now.

The HyperTerminal client comes with a free trial that you can use. However, for prolonged use, you must purchase the license.

2.3 Setup a modem connection

Once registered, select your country and enter your area code.

2.4 Troubleshoot modem connection

After setting up the connection, you may encounter some issues. Here are the most common connection issues and how to resolve them:

No answer

Check the dialing properties and make sure the phone number is correct. If not, try lowering port speeds and dialing other settings.

No dial tone

Make sure the modem is plugged in and receiving power.

Asking for Host Address instead of phone number

This error occurs if the computer fails to recognize the modem or dial-up connection. Try restarting the computer and check if that resolves the issue.

Data appearing in the wrong section

Make sure you are using the correct terminal emulator for the system you are connecting.

Installing HyperTerminal in Windows 7 is a straight forward process. By following the steps in this article you can learn how to install the software as well as set it up for the first time.

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