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Scroll in Any Window Without Focusing on it

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For users of Linux who also have to use Windows, there is one feature missing in Windows. In Linux, you can scroll in any window, or in a pane of a window, just by putting the mouse cursor over the window and scrolling using the middle scroll button on your mouse. Unfortunately, in Windows, you […]

Monitor Your Hard Drive with HD Sentinel

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The veteran geeks among us, who have spent the better part of the last three decades behind a computer screen, all share one nightmarish computer tale: The Hard Drive that Died. It is a dramatic tale of how precious data—potentially years’ worth of work—was lost forever. It can happen suddenly, through a lightning strike or […]

Create a Virtual CD ROM drive to Mount ISO Images

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You download an ISO image for some awesome free software you found and want to install it. You find you either don’t have any CDs to which you can burn the image or you don’t have access to a CD writer. Virtual CDRom can solve your problem. Virtual CDRom is a virtual CD ROM driver […]

Grab the Hex and RGB Codes for Any Color on the Screen

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Have you found the perfect color for a part of your website on someone else’s website? Color Detector is a free tool that provides a quick and simple way for you to get the Hex and RGB codes for any color you see on the screen. Download Color Detector at http://www.cosmin.com/colordetector/. Installing Color Detector Color […]

How to Fix a Low Disk Space Warning

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You have probably found yourself wondering at some point how, even though you have a 500 GB hard drive, you have no space left on it. Where did all that space go? SpaceSniffer is a portable freeware program that can answer that question. It shows you a graphical representation of how folders and files are […]

Replacing the Windows Task Scheduler

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In the performance of IT tasks, we have encountered problems and limitations with the Windows Task Scheduler when trying to use it to run batch files on a schedule. It is not reliable and its capabilities are limited. We were searching online for a free replacement for the Task Scheduler when we came across Pycron. […]

Use GParted to Create, Delete, Copy or Resize Partitions

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Looking for a good partition manager for your computer? One of the best programs out there is GParted. It’s open-source and supports just about every file system out there including FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS, UFS, XFS, and more. Basically, your hard drive is divided into one or more segments called partitions. Usually, once you create […]

WinPing – Enhanced Ping for Windows

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The Windows ping command is probably one of the most commonly used commands for IT Administrators! It’s used to check that network connections between two machines are working or that a computer/server is up and running. Even though I like the ping command, I would prefer a tool that is more powerful. That’s where a […]

99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

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Because of the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

How to Determine Who Is Connected to Your Wireless Network

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Ever wanted to know exactly how many computers are connected to your wireless network? Want all the MAC addresses and IP addresses for the computers connected to your wireless network? If so, then you are probably doing so for security reasons. Wireless networks are constantly being hacked in order to gain access to confidential information. […]