Installing Office 97 on Windows 7 can cause some unwanted results, such as no longer allowing end users to modify the settings of User Account Control in the operating system.
Microsoft confirmed the problem and worked on a solution which is currently offering to customers.
The Redmond company has put together an automatic fix which is allowing customers to download and apply through KB 978591.
“In the Windows 7 “System and Security” control panel category, the Action Center lets you change User Account Control (UAC) settings,” the software giant explained.
“In the User Account Control Settings dialog box, you move the slide bar control for notifications, and then you click the OK button. More »
To test what sleep modes are enabled on your system, do the following:
In Win7, click Start, All Programs, and Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type powercfg -a and press the Return key.
There are six power modes, S0 (fully on) through S5 (fully off). Labels such as standby and sleep are used interchangeably by different vendors, so are not a precise guide to identifying the mode you’re using. To save power, you might use any of the following:
step 1: is closest to fully up and running — the PC simply powers down the hard drive and monitor. Hit a key, and the system is instantly ready for work. More »
Since data can be lost or corrupt by various means viruses, power failures, inexperienced users, etc. it is very important, for even home users, to back up their files. By performing a simple backup, a home user can easily restore their files should they become corrupt or mysteriously disappear.
Windows 7 makes it easy for you to create a backup of your files through the Windows Backup program that lets you make copies of your files or create a system image. Although it is not an elaborate program, it has all the necessary features for home users to back up their important files.
To create a backup in Windows 7:
1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
2. Click System and Security.
3. Click Backup and Restore Centre.
4. Click the Set up backup button.
5. Select where you want to save your backup and click Next.
6. Windows prompts you to select what you want to back up. You can let Windows choose or you select the files to include in the backup. Most people likely want to choose their own files so click the Let me choose option. Click Next.