How-To

Getting Started With Google Drive For Windows

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In many ways, new releases of Google products are viewed in a similar fashion to new releases from Apple. In other words, they are Big News. The newest of Google’s releases is the long-anticipated Google Drive, which allows users to upload documents to their Google Drive directly from the hard drive, and keep those documents […]

Configure Sticky Keys and Filter Keys in Windows 7

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Windows, like other operating systems, makes allowance for people with factors keeping them from using their computer in the manner most others do. One example of this is the keyboard. For people with little or no typing abilities, or those with disabilities which affect their typing, the solution is something called Sticky Keys. Sticky Keys […]

Remove Lock Icon on Folder in Windows 7

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Windows XP had a few ways to share a folder and it was always a little confusing dealing with NTFS permissions and Share permissions. Now in Windows 7, it’s even more confusing! Yes, that’s because they now have Homegroups and you can share files with a homegroup, which is separate from sharing with the rest […]

How to See/Find All Your Likes on Facebook

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One of my friends was recently asking me how they could see everything they have ever liked on Facebook. I asked the obvious question, why, and got some convoluted answer about being a friend with someone who is no longer a friend, etc, etc. Anyway, if you want to see all your likes on Facebook, […]

Disable Aero (Permanently or Temporarily) in Windows 7

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In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the older Luna interface was replaced with a new default theme/interface, called Aero. Aero uses a number of features, such as transluscent windows and title bars, live thumbnails, and other eye candy to create a more pleasing experience for users. The problem with Aero (and other compositing window managers), […]

Access Hidden Themes and Wallpapers in Windows 7

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Most people are familiar enough with installing software that when they are asked which language they use, it doesn’t come as any big surprise. Installing Windows 7 is no different. During the process, you’ll be asked for your language and location. Once installed, you can – of course – change your desktop wallpaper and theme. […]

How to Install Chrome OS on a Netbook

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So I was rummaging through some junk I had in my garage the other day and I ran into my old beloved, but now completely useless, Asus 1000HE netbook! Wow, that segment vanished just as quickly as it appeared! Anyway, it’s still a decent little computer, so I didn’t want to give it away. It […]

Find, View and Analyze BSOD Dump Files

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So you just got your first Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or maybe your twentieth? Whatever the case, most people don’t know how to fix BSOD problems themselves. If you have someone geeky in your family, they might be able to fix it for you, but there are a lot of times when you have […]

Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows Vista and Windows 7

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So, who finds the Windows startup chime annoying? Especially after hearing it time after time after time (for instance, during a series of upgrades). Same here. You can avoid hearing it by turning your volume all the way down, but that’s not always easy to remember, especially if the last thing you did on your […]