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How Important is your Internet Service to You?

We rely on the Internet more and more as every year goes by, or so it seems. Long gone are the days when the World Wide Web was a myth, and only […]

Using Windows 7 Advanced Search Operators

Windows users are familiar with the not so perfect search utility in XP. Now with Windows 7 we have an ideal form of searching ability with Advanced Query Syntax (AQS). These are […]

Advanced Data Backup Considerations

In a home environment, many people neglect to backup their files and systems, and are then devastated when their computer fails taking all their precious files they’ve been collecting with it. Some […]

How to Recalibrate Your Laptop Battery

From time to time, you may notice that your laptop’s battery doesn’t stay charged as long as it should. This is sometimes due to the user constantly keeping the battery on mains […]

How to Customize Default Line Spacing in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010

When you have made the move from older versions of Microsoft Office to Office 2007 or Office 2010, one of the first things that you notice in Word is the difference in […]

How to Hack the Windows Experience Index

When you look at the Windows Experience Index (WEI), you see certain information about your PC. Have you ever wondered how you can increase the numbers without PC maintenance or purchase of […]

Running System Restore in Windows 7 from your Windows Disk

When your computer is running at peak performance you probably won’t think twice about running system restore to restore it to a previous state. Sometimes though you may need to, for instance […]

Share Microsoft Office Documents on Facebook with

While Windows Live SkyDrive can allow you to share documents, the person with whom you wish to share an Office document with will have to sign up for a new account and […]

How to Run Portable Google Chrome from a USB Flash Drive

It just takes a quick download, a few steps and one USB flash drive to run Google Chrome with your personal extensions and settings on any Windows computer. This article will demonstrate […]

How to Create a Flow Chart in Microsoft Word

Flowcharts are excellent for presentations and organizing ideas. They can also be a pain to make. The boss tells you to make a flowchart and you dread it. Maybe you don’t dread […]

Dealing with Protected PDF Documents and Batch Document Conversion

When you are dealing with important documents from professional and academic research sources, many of these documents are in a protected PDF format. Extracting text from these documents can seem nearly impossible. […]

Improve PC Security by Changing the RDP Port

PC security is comprised of effective firewalls, efficient anti-malware software, WPA and WEP codes as well as several other software-related tweaks and applications. When Remote Desktop is enabled, additional precautions must be […]

How to Automate the Disk Checking Utility in Windows 7

Windows allows you to check your hard drive for errors so that these errors can be repaired. This is called the chkdsk.exe or Check Disk utility. This is a task that can […]

How To Calculate a TCP-IP Subnet Mask

If you’re a network administrator, chances are at some point you may need to set up a number of different networks on your IP range. In order to do this, you will […]

How to Add Apps to Explorer Favorites List in Windows 7

If you regularly use Windows Explorer, it is advantageous to be able to start any application from the Explorer Window. Most users are familiar with how to add folders to Windows Explorer, […]

Increase Windows 7 Performance in 4 Easy Steps

Even if you’ve just bought a brand new computer complete with Windows 7, you may find you’re lacking some power. Most new computers are pretty quick these days, but they are usually […]

Create Customized Default Screensavers in Windows 7 and Vista or Get Living Screensavers

Both Windows 7 and Vista include default screensavers. These screensavers are fairly attractive as well. The only problem is that you cannot customize them by default and that makes them a little […]

How to Install XP Mode on Windows 7 without Virtualization

Update: Please note that Windows XP was retired as of April 8, 2014 and that support for the operating system -- including Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 -- has ended as […]

How to Install IIS onto Windows 7

IIS, or Internet Information Server, is a web server application that you use to set up your own web server, and publish your own content. You can use IIS to set your […]

How to Customize Icons in Windows 7 the Easy Way

The same old icons can be a little boring after awhile. Users who spend a great deal of time with their PCs often get the urge to tweak their desktop and make […]

How to Automate Disk Cleanup using CCleaner

The Windows operating system should have several different maintenance tasks performed on a regular basis. It is easy to forget to do these things and many users don’t do them at all. […]

How to Create a Hotkey or Shortcut to Eject a USB Drive

Windows has a powerful dialog built in to safely eject a USB Drive. This is most likely sufficient for most users, but if you want to gain more complete control, it is […]

The Benefits of Raid 5

If you’ve every suffered a hard drive failure, you’ll know how it feels to lose data. Even if you have a backup, it can be a pain having to copy everything back […]

How to Modify Windows Defender for Compatibility Issues with Security Software

If you are running a full security suite to protect your system against malware,you may notice compatibility issues between nti-malware software and the built-in Windows Defender. Windows Defender is integrated natively in […]

How to Create a Windows 7 System Backup Image & Repair Disk

Creating a system backup image can be extremely useful. If something goes wrong with your Windows 7 installation, you can’t log in, or files have become damaged and corrupted, you can boot […]

Extend your Wireless Network with a Repeater

If you have a wireless network at home, and your house has many rooms, or if you want to surf the internet while sitting outside on your patio, you may need to […]

Backup Data to a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7

Not many are aware that it is possible to create Virtual Hard Drive images in Windows 7. Backing up your data is important and this article will detail how to backup data […]

How to add a Sleep Timer to Windows Media Center

This one is for the media buffs who want a new level of automation for Windows Media Center. It may be that you fall asleep while streaming video or music at the […]

Schedule Regular Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 and Improve Performance

All versions of Windows feature the Disk Cleanup utility that liberates space on your hard drive when it is bogged down with useless data. It is important to use the Disk Cleanup […]

How to Control Specific Programs for Different Users in Windows 7

When it comes to using a shared computer, there are important considerations to think about in terms of programs that users can access. Naturally, you don’t want everybody to have Administrator privileges […]

How to Set Up a VPN on Windows 7

This is a basic tutorial on how to set up a VPN, or Virtual Private Network on Windows 7. You can use this to set up your own VPN server. This assumes […]

How To Remove XP Internet Security 2012

In this post I’m going to tell you how to remove XP Internet Security 2012. If you didn’t know, this is a fake security tool that produces fake pop-ups and fake scan […]

The Dangers of Using High Tech Facial Recognition Software to Catch Criminals

In the wake of rioting in London, England, the British police are turning to CCTV footage in an attempt to capture the ringleaders involved in the rioting and troublemaking. With the advances […]

The Importance of Binary Numbers in Computing

Binary numbers consist of only two digits, 0 and 1. This seems very inefficient and simple for us humans who are used to working in base 10, but for a computer base […]

Amazon Launches Cloud Based Reader to Thwart Apple

Amazon’s Kindle device was an instant hit when if first arrived on the scene. Many people were skeptical because they thought a simple device that didn’t even have a color screen, wouldn’t […]

Is the Blackberry becoming a dying breed?

You may have heard recently that Research In Motion is planning on bringing out a number of new smart-phones in the coming months. This includes the new Blackberry Torch, which is the […]

Firefox Profile Data Storage: How to Hack it

Like all browsers, Firefox stores your browsing history, saved passwords, form data, and preference values. Where exactly does it store it? It certainly isn’t on that ordered list in the Browsing History. […]

Creating a New Hard Drive Partition using Windows 7

Windows 7 has a built-in utility to create, resize, or delete hard drive partitions. No third party software utilities are required. You are able to expand or condense partitions after creating them […]

Zero-Day Attack Protection Using Threatfire

The most important aspect of a good antivirus program that is essential for proper PC security is that it is consistently updated to recognize new threats. Malware changes constantly and so does […]

UK Newspaper “The Sun” Hacked, and Data Stolen

The UK newspaper business must be wondering what’s going on these days. Only a few weeks after the News of the World was forced to shut up shop for good amongst phone […]