What are the best ways to fix Windows 7?

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    #1Microsoft Support

    Microsoft Support

    Microsoft Support is always there. It will be there for everything you need and every problem you could have on Windows. For discovering how to show hidden folders or files on Windows, this is the best option without a doubt. 

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    Adam Moreno
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "Because the call volume was so great, I ended up posting on Microsoft's support forum for an event log error I was encountering on Windows 7. I got a canned response, that indicated it wasn't even read by a human. I called this out, and an actual human, with an exotic sounded name, just quoted the canned response to me again. Terrible!"
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Fix Bluetooth Driver Problems on Windows 7/8/10

    [TUTORIAL] How to Fix Bluetooth Driver Problems on Windows 7/8/10

    How to Fix Bluetooth Driver Problems on Windows 7/8/10 is a tutorial on the IOBit website that gives you two different methods for fixing a Bluetooth that's not working on a computer with Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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    Carolyn Brown
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "This article is a step by step guide and is easy to understand but could offer a bit more explanation at times. It helped me figure out how to Fix Bluetooth Driver problems I had been having without having to take the computer to be fixed. It saved me a ton of money."
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    #310 Ways to Fix Microsoft Word

    10 Ways to Fix Microsoft Word

    If was just Microsoft Word the program that stopped responding, this article by Lifestyle9 is especially recommended. Here, you will find 10 different ways to fix this bug. 

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    Frank Banks
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Word stopped working for me after an update and I used this article to get it working again. I went through each of the steps until I got to one that did the trick. It's pretty simple to follow the instructions because it's written with a novice in mind."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How To Fix a Laptop That Won't Connect to Wifi

    [TUTORIAL] How To Fix a Laptop That Won't Connect to Wifi

    How To Fix a Laptop That Won't Connect to Wifi is a video by Cayla Wood on YouTube that teaches you how to fix a WiFi connection that is not working on a laptop, from the most basic things you should do to more advanced actions you can take if the basic ones don't work.

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    Vishal Rangan
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I am always looking to improve my OS. With How To Fix a Laptop That Won't Connect to Wifi I had a simple video that was easy to fix my concern. This showed me basic steps to take to ensure connectivity. "
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to fix Word not responding

    [TUTORIAL] How to fix Word not responding

    If your Microsoft Word stopped responding, and you are afraid of losing some important documents you were working on, then this article by EaseUS can be really helpful for you. 

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    Gary Fisher
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I've used EaseUS before as general recovery software (mostly to un-delete) and have been pretty happy with it. I thought it would be interested to try the Word recovery part of the engine, and it seems to work about halfway. You need to have saved the initial document first (it can't find anything from a temp file buffer), and even then, it's not always going to be able to recover anything. But not too bad."
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    #6Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7

    Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7

    HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7 is an article by HP Customer Support. It explains that sometimes when a computer is changed from Vista to Windows 7, external speakers and headsets will not work because drivers are specific to an operating system and will not transfer to the new operating system. It tells you how to select compatible headsets and speakers, install the latest sound driver updates, and have the hardware connected and configured correctly.

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    Daniel May
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "The topic is really vague and the solution is very specific. The solution does fit the topic but it's very hard to rate without knowing more of what the topic is looking for. I give it full points for technically being as responsive as possible."
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues

    [TUTORIAL] How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues

    How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues is a help page on the Microsoft website that gives you step-by-step instructions for figuring out what is wrong when your microphone isn't working, and how to fix the most common issues.

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    Samantha Garza
    Written on July 26, 2018
    "I seem to always run into problems with Windows & that I can't seem to solve myself. I discovered if you need to find solutions to just go to Windows help. Last time I had a problem with my microphone I just googled windows help and found the solution right away. Quick and easy fixes. "
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How To Fix Windows 10 Headphones/Sound Issues

    [TUTORIAL] How To Fix Windows 10 Headphones/Sound Issues

    How To Fix Windows 10 Headphones/Sound Issues is a video by KingOfTech that gives you a simple solution for fixing your computer's audio (headphones/speakers) issues.

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    Craig Cole
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I am sure that the author of this video had good intentions for correcting a known issue within a video tutorial, but he seems to have failed badly according to the negative response of people trying to follow his questionable advice. I would probably look elsewhere for technical advice."
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    #9USB port stopped working

    USB port stopped working

    Microsoft Support is the first website you should visit in case you have any kind of problem with your Windows device. This is the page where you will find how to fix your USB port if it stopped working after you removed or inserted and USB device.

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    Ai Jin
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "This is the place to go for comprehensive help with USB port issues on Windows. The site contains a description of the problem, step-by-step troubleshooting tips, as well as workaround suggestions. Excellent resource for those facing this trouble. "
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    #10Why is my internet cutting out?

    Why is my internet cutting out?

    Why is my internet cutting out? is an article by Tech Advisor that tells you how to figure out why happening your Internet connection might be cutting out and how to fix it.

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    Arturo Vargas
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "The article Why is my internet cutting out? is the best way to fix Windows 7. I was having all sorts of issues and this article helped me solve them all. It was really worth reading if you're having problems with Windows 7."
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    #11Bluetooth is not working in Windows 10/8/7

    Bluetooth is not working in Windows 10/8/7

    Bluetooth is not working in Windows 10/8/7 is an article on The Windows Club website that explains what to do when your PC's Bluetooth isn't working and you want to fix it. 

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    Jack Green
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "go solution to the problem provided in the topic"
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    #12Fix No Bluetooth Connection on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

    Fix No Bluetooth Connection on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

    Fix No Bluetooth Connection on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP is an article on the Driver Talent website that gives you four different ways you can try to fix a Bluetooth that is not working on a computer with Windows operating system.

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    Carlos Galván
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "Fix No Bluetooth Connection on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP is an article that i recommed if you are having trouble with Windows 7. It is very well written and the instructions are easy to follow."
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    #13Easy FIX! Wi-Fi cutting out/dropping connections randomly

    Easy FIX! Wi-Fi cutting out/dropping connections randomly

    Easy FIX! Wi-Fi cutting out/dropping connections randomly is a video by Mysimplefix that explains how to fix your Internet connection using an Android app as a tool.

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    Juan Rios
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This video covers a wide range of topics. It did touch on the issue I was looking for, but the information was very shallow. It did introduce me to a few terms I needed to know, but I ended having to look elsewhere for help"
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