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Free Advanced Port Scanning Tool

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I always am needing to know which ports are being used by my computers.  Whether it is for security reasons or for debugging port accessing programs, Advanced Port Scanner is a small, quick, easy-to-use and robust port scanner for Windows. It is multithreaded, so on relatively new machines you can scan ports in just a […]

How to Calculate and Verify a Checksum for a File

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Ever download a file off the Internet that included a “checksum” with it? A checksum is a way to ensure that a file has not been altered in any way from the original version. Many websites provide checksums along with their setup files so that you can be sure of the integrity of the file. […]

Cannot Safely Remove a USB Device? Try EjectUSB

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One issue that you run into a lot when working in a corporate IT environment is dealing with users who cannot properly eject their USB drives. Normally, instead of just unplugging a USB drive, it’s a best practice to go to the Safely Remove Hardware dialog and stop the device. When you click Stop, Windows […]

Combine Multiple Web Pages into One using Page Zipper

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I just landed upon a very useful and very cool bookmarklet that everyone should install! It’s called PageZipper and it’s awesome for anyone who reads those Top 10, Top 20, or Top whatever lists that are split into multiple pages. Don’t know what I mean? For example, go to this PC World article: 20 Tech […]

Free Hard Drive Diagnostic and Testing Tools

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I recently purchased a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32 MB cache hard drive for my desktop computer and I love it! It’s got loads of space and is super quiet. However, when I received it from Newegg, I was not completely sure the drive would be working properly since it was wrapped […]

Best Software to Manage Dual Monitors

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If you’re in IT, you probably have a multi-monitor setup in your office or home, right? I currently use dual monitors both at my office and at home. Once you start using a computer with more than one monitor, it’s nearly impossible to go back to just one! Dual monitors are great because you simultaneously […]

Add Tags to Files in Windows XP using TaggedFrog

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If you have ever used Vista, you probably noticed that you can tag files to make it easier to find the files you are looking for. You’re probably already familiar with tags if you have ever used a photo management tool like Picasa or Flickr. For example, in Windows Vista, you can tag files using […]

Best Backup and Recovery Software for Servers

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If you are a Systems Administrator for a small or medium-sized business, you should definitely make sure you have a good backup and recovery plan. At the company I first worked for in IT, our daily backups were not even verified only a daily basis. Once, no one noticed that the backups were failing until […]

How to convert BIN to ISO

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Recently, I downloaded some IT software on my Windows PC and the files were all .BIN and .CUE files. In order to work with them, I needed to convert the BIN files to ISO and mount them as a drive. MagicISO is a cool program that can convert BIN files or any other format file […]

Best Free ASP .NET Tutorials and Code Samples

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If you’re just getting started with ASP .NET, there are so many concepts and features to learn that it can be pretty intimidating at first. Luckily, there are also tons or resources out there that can teach you the basics of ASP .NET and get your started writing small ASP .NET projects. In this article, […]