Lost Windows 7 Install Disc? Create a New One From Scratch

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If you’ve misplaced your Windows 7 install disc, which may be the actual discs that came with your PC or a retail Windows 7 install disc that you bought separately, then reinstalling Windows can be a bit frustrating. However, there is a very simple way to create your own Windows 7 install disc for Home […]

Best Clipboard Manager for Windows 7 & Windows 8

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I have been looking for a good clipboard manager program for years and had gotten so sick of trying them out and not being satisfied, that I finally gave up and haven’t used on in years. Until today! While browsing some freeware site, I ran across a clipboard manager called Shapeshifter that works on Windows […]

Find and Fix Damaged MP3 Files

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Do you have a huge collection of MP3 files? If so, you probably have run into all kinds of issues with your music files from missing track data to unplayable songs to poor sound quality, etc, etc. There are literally hundreds of issues that can occur with MP3 files. There are lots of programs out […]

Fix “Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use” on Every Reboot

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Have you ever run into the problem where every time you start up Windows, you get the following message: Setup is preparing your computer for first use This happened to me on a Windows 7 machine. Actually, I had created an image of Windows 7 and then restored that image to a different machine. When […]

Scan Wifi Networks and Channels using WifiInfoView

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Looking for a quick way to scan all the Wifi networks in your area and seeing what channels they are running on? What about getting other info like the SSID, Mac address, signal strength, company name, etc? Nirsoft has released a new free tool called WifiInfoView which will give you detailed information about all the […]

Automatically Move, Delete, or Copy Files in Windows

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Previously, I wrote about a program called DownloadMover that lets you move files from one folder to another automatically. Unfortunately, this program is very basic and it was last updated in 2005! If you are looking for a program that can handle a variety of file management tasks, then you should check out Limagito FileMover. […]

IE 10 Tile on Start Screen Opening Desktop instead of Metro IE?

by File in: Windows 8

If you’re running Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10, you probably have realized by now that there are two different versions of IE: one that is a full-screen Metro app and one that is just a desktop version that we’ve always had for years and years. Normally, if you go to the Start screen, you’ll […]

Fix Black Screen on Windows 8 Laptop with Intel HD Graphics

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If you have been playing around with Windows 8 recently and tried installing it on a laptop that has Intel HD graphics, you may have been surprised when you try to boot and end up with a black screen! At least I was! I have a Dell laptop and installing Windows 8 was fine with […]

Disable the Trackpad/Touchpad on Mac and PC

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If you like using a mouse to get work done on your Mac or Windows laptop, then you might find it useful to disable the trackpad or touchpad on your system. This is really useful if you type a lot and the trackpad is located in a spot on your laptop that causes it to […]

Device Association Framework High CPU Usage in Windows 8?

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If you have recently starting using Windows 8, you may have run into an issue where everything starts to run really slow. If you ended up looking at the processes running in Windows 8, you may have noticed a certain process eating up a lot of your CPU. At least that’s what happened to me […]