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You will only need to use these procedures if recommended in one of the other articles.

 

How to turn off visual effects in Windows 7

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: System and Security (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    b. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    c. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to Icon View)
  4. Click: Advanced system settings
  5. Click: [Settings…] (under the Performance heading)
  6. Click: ( ) Adjust for best performance
  7. Click: [OK]
  8. Click: [OK]

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How to install Microsoft Silverlight in Windows 7

  • These instructions use the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. If you use a different browser, the steps will look different.
  1. Click: [Click now to install]
  2. Click: [Save]
  3. Click: [Run]
  4. Clear the checkmarks in the two option boxes.
  5. Click: [Install now]
  6. Click: [Close]
  7. Click the refresh icon in the top right corner.

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How to tell if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: System and Security (if Control Panel is set to: Category)
    b. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to: Category)
    c. Click: System (if Control Panel is set to: Icons)
  4. Note the value under: System type

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Configure Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Scroll down and click: Windows Virtual PC
  4. Click: Windows XP Mode
  5. Check: [x] I accept the license terms
  6. Click: [Next]
  7. Choose a password
  8. Click: [Next]
  9. Select: Help protect my computer by turning on Automatic Updates now (recommended) > [Next]
  10. Click: [Start Setup]
  11. Wait for setup to process
  12. Windows XP Mode is ready
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Download Virtual PC and install in Windows 7

  1. Open Internet Explorer (or other web browser)
  2. Open: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7
  3. Scroll down and click: To download and install Windows Virtual PC
  4. Click: Windows Virtual PC page
  5. Click: [Download]
  6. Select the “x64” package if you have 64-bit Windows or “x86” for 32-bit Windows (How to tell)
  7. Click: [Next]
  8. Click: Click here (if the browser has blocked the automatic download)
  9. Click: Click here (yes, again)
  10. Click: Save
  11. Click: Open
  12. Click: Yes
  13. Click: I Accept
  14. Click: Restart Now

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Download Windows XP Mode support files and install in Windows 7

  1. Open Internet Explorer (or other web browser)
  2. Open: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7
  3. Scroll down and click: To download and install Windows XP Mode
  4. Click: Windows XP Mode page
  5. Click: [Download]
  6. Check: [x] WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe
  7. Click: [Next]
  8. Click: Click here (if the browser has blocked the automatic download)
  9. Click: Click here (yes, again)
  10. Click: Save
  11. Click: Run
  12. Click: [Next >]
  13. Click: [Next >]
  14. Click: [Finish]

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