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Windows 7: How do I create a desktop shortcut to a program?

13 Mar 2012   #1
Aaron1312042

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
How do I create a desktop shortcut to a program?

My wife's new PC uses Windows 7 64 bit OS. I use WinXP 32 bit. I have no idea how to create a program shortcut on her desktop as I easily could with XP. Could someone help? Thanks


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13 Mar 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
This tutorial should help you out http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-program.html
Jerry
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13 Mar 2012   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Aaron1312042, and welcome to sevenforums,

there are several method of getting a shortcut on the desktop:
  • right-click on desktop >> new >> shortcut >> browse to the program's exe file

  • open up windows explorer >> navigate to exe file >> drag it to desktop, and a shortcut is created

  • goto startmenu >> find program >> right-click >> copy >> goto desktop >> paste

there are other methods, but those should be enough for you.

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*edit* oops - Bongo got there first - again!

...and i should have known that Brink had already written an excellent tutorial for it!
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13 Mar 2012   #4
Aaron1312042

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to both of you for helping me. Aaron
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13 Mar 2012   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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15 Mar 2012   #6
Aaron1312042

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
MS Math

I noticed that while starting up MS Math for the first time, the agreement indicated that I could make one backup of the program. How do I make such a copy. Thanks
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15 Mar 2012   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you mean you actually read those EULA's??

i've just installed the program and i can't see any mention of this. do you mean this MS maths?

if you just save the install file somewhere safe, then you'll be able to install it again in the future if necessary.
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15 Mar 2012   #8
Aaron1312042

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, it said I could make a copy so I'm assuming a DVD copy.
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15 Mar 2012   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

in that case, just burn the installer onto a DVD...
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15 Mar 2012   #10
Aaron1312042

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Could you guide me through the process of burning the installer. I'm a bit of a dummy on this new OS
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