Reader Gary Smith is struggling with screen- and video-capture issues.That's the start of the lead item in my Q&A column for Windows secrets this week, which goes on to describe the major approaches and tools for screen capture. Other topics this week:
When you want to grab an image off your screen, Windows' own built-in image-capture tools will do the trick nicely most of the time. And when the simplest methods don't work, there's extra help readily available — no matter what you're trying to capture...
- "There are more and more screen-grabbers and video-grabbers, and it's getting bewildering trying to know which to use or whether they conflict with each other or with other apps being used. "I've looked around but don't see this area addressed. Please advise."
- Microsoft pushing IE for MSE 2.0 updates
- Ditch paid-for antivirus for MSE 2?
- Lost passwords and moving a system image
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By Woody Leonhard
Seven simple steps for setting up Windows 7
Get rid of the pre-installed junk software
Free does not always mean useless
Change Windows settings for safety
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Get automatic daily backups working
Install the basic helper applications
Add useful but unobtrusive utilities
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An especially busy week for computing oddities
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