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How to Unfreeze any Windows 7 Computer

Updated on March 1, 2011


Windows 7 is a very great and powerful operating system. It far surpasses any Windows software in the past including XP, even all the way back to 95. Windows 7 is a newer, fresher operating system that brings fancy things that Snow Leopard doesn't have. But sometimes Windows 7 will freeze up as with any operating system. What do you do now?

Freezing, what to DO!

Internet- If your Internet is freezing, simply press CTRL+ALT+DELETE all at the same time and a box will pop up, end all the programs, but if you have something important up, just end Internet Explorer or what ever browser you are using.

Computer- If your computer has just frozen up completely, find your computer tower and hold the power button down for 5 seconds. Wait about 10 seconds then restart your computer. Holding the button down for 5 seconds allows for a cold shutdown, Which saves your hard drive and prevents viruses from invading your computer.

But what if you have important programs open?

The only thing to say is hope to god it manually saved a draft before your computer froze, there is really nothing you can do at this point but shut it down.


I hope I have been able to help you with your Windows 7 problems. There are by far worst problems than the software simply freezing up so you got lucky :) If there are any more problems you are having with your Windows 7 computer, feel free to email me at and I will gladly help you in any way that I can.


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      unknown 2 years ago

      Wow! My computer was frozen and the tips worked!

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      weezernation 6 years ago

      The style is style is mostly different but if you know your way around an xp computer then you will mostly know your way around a windows 7. why I say mostly is because it is a little bit harder to find basic things like your background and screen saver. But,you still have control panel and the programs screen when you click the start button. If you have any more questions feel free to ask,even if I didn't completely answer your question.

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      Stuart 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Great hub, I am looking to get Windows 7 on my new computer soon. But Does it differ from the older windows versions in terms of style and navigation?