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How to Enable Telnet in Windows 7

Do you need telnet on your Windows 7 box?

Follow these simple steps to add the telnet command to your command line tools.

Click on “Start Button”

Click on “Control Panel (menu item)” in “Start menu”

Click on “Uninstall a program (link)” in “Control Panel”

Click on “Turn Windows features on or off (link)” in “Programs and Features”

Click in “Windows Features” box and find the “Telnet Client” check box

Allow the system to install the appropriate files – should take only a few seconds to a minute or so.

To test the functionality:

Click on the “Start button”

Click on “Search Box” in “Start menu”

Type “cmd” in the “Search box” to bring up a command prompt

Type “telnet” and hit “enter”. You should now see the Microsoft Telnet> prompt

There you go.  Easy enough.

P.S. If you can’t find the “Telnet Client” check box in your programs list, you may need to upgrade your version of Windows 7 to get these features.

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Free Online Typing Tutors

Wanna have a little bit of fun and improve on your typing speed too?  Check out these two typing test/tutor websites.

10 Fast Fingers


Ten Fast Fingers Speedtest is a great way to quickly challenge yourself.  The site simply gives you some random works to begin typing.  As soon as you do, the clock starts ticking down from 60 seconds.  Once your time is up, you’ll be ranked among all the typists before you.
The site has support for multiple languages and claims that the most commonly used words are what is being randomly presented for you to test against.


Accuracy counts – you get a better ranking with less of a speed penalty if you just slow it down a bit and make less mistakes.  I ranked better among the others typists and only incurred a two word per minute penalty by slowing it down.



If you are looking for something a little more advanced, you can also try TypingWeb.  TypingWeb allows you to create an account where you can store your typing data/progress (but this is not required).


TypingWeb has lots of different activities to help you improve your typing skills,  including training courses and typing games.  If you setup an account, you can also track your stats to see how your improving.

Keep your skills sharp and head over to these sites when you get a free moment.

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