Create a Custom Windows 7 Install Image

by File in: Windows 7

Creating a customized Windows 7 image can be accomplished using a few different methods and Microsoft even supplies some tips for creating unique and custom Windows 7 deployments. However, many of these custom imaging methods revolve around straight enterprise structure, which may require several workstations, a master PC and Windows 7 Enterprise edition. For non-enterprise […]

Save Web Pages in MHT Format by Default in Internet Explorer

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So there’s one really annoying thing about the way Internet Explorer works and that’s when you try to save a web page. If you click on Save As, by default IE will choose the Webpage, complete (*.htm, *.html) format when saving. I don’t like this format when saving web pages because it creates one HTML […]

Use Multiple Google Accounts in Chrome Web Browser

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I have always found it annoying having to use multiple browsers to sign into several Google accounts. I’ve also found it annoying that I had to install add-ons and extensions in browsers like Firefox to get it to work properly. Personally, I like to use Google Chrome and none of the other browsers. In every […]

Collaborate on a Document in Real Time using Sync.in

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Ever wanted to quickly get a couple of people together looking at the same document online and being able to make edits and collaborate on it? Maybe you want a family member to check out your resume and make edits in real time while you chat about it? Or maybe you are having a meeting […]

Move Photos to a Different Album in Facebook

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One question I’ve been asked a lot from friends is how to move a photo or set of photos from one album on Facebook to another? Well, it’s actually fairly straight-forward and I’ll answer that question in this post. To get started, open Facebook and then click on your name to see your Timeline. Click […]

Tips for Adding Printers in Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

I recently ran into a driver problem when attempting to install a printer in Windows 7. The printer had previously been installed in Windows XP (on the same machine) and was working fine, but after upgrading to 7, Windows would detect the printer on the network, but not print! The printer was an older HP […]

Change Default Media Player and Photo Viewer in Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

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I’ve been running Windows 8 for a few weeks now and I recently ran into an issue when trying to play some video files. I take a lot of video from my Panasonic HD camcorder and the files are all .M2TS files, which the Video app in Windows 8 can play, but not Windows Media […]

Turn on Fast Startup Missing in Windows 8 Power Options?

by File in: Windows 8

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If you have a PC running Windows 8, you definitely want to make sure your machine is booting as fast as possible. By default, Windows 8 enables a feature called Fast Startup or Hybrid Shutdown that can load Windows 8 as quickly as 7 seconds on certain hardware. Basically, it performs a partial hibernation of […]

Benchmark Hard Drive Performance with HD Tune

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Looking for a quick and easy way to check the performance of your hard drive? Maybe you just swapped out an old SATA drive for a new SSD? Want to make sure that the SSD actually is giving you some real performance benefits? Well, you can use a program called HD Tune to monitor your […]

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 8

by File in: Windows 8

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Starting in Windows 7 and continuing into Windows 8, Microsoft has removed the feature whereby when you shared a folder, it would change the folder icon so that you could immediately tell it was being shared. Instead, they moved this info to the Details pane, which is shown at the bottom of Windows Explorer in […]