Make Office 2007 Look Like 2003

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The guys over at LifeHacker wrote up an excellent article on how to revert back to the Office 2003 menu in Office 2007. For those of you who do not like the new Office 2007 ribbon interface, you can go back to the original classic menu using a free tool. Earlier, I wrote about a […]

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 […]

How to Stream Video to Xbox 360

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I recently bought a Xbox 360 Elite and I love the damn thing! The games are awesome and the the Xbox Live subscription service is sweet. Outside of playing games, however, there are lot of over things you can do with a Xbox 360. For example, you can stream HD video, music, and pictures from […]

Force IE to Open Link in New Tab

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One question that I have gotten a lot lately from users is how to open a link in Internet Explorer 7 in a new tab instead of a new window. If you use Firefox or Google Chrome, all links automatically open in a new tab, which for me is more convenient. However, with IE 7, […]

How to Fix MBR in Windows XP and Vista

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What is the MBR? MBR stands for Master Boot Record and it’s the first sector of your hard drive that basically tells the BIOS where to look for the operating system on your computer. If, for any reason, the MBR becomes damaged or corrupt, then the operating system will be unable to load. You will […]

Fix “Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network”

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I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and after setting it up with basic WEP security, I tried to logon from my laptop and was successful! Not very exciting, eh? So then I tried to connect from my desktop computer that has a wireless USB adapter attached to it and I ended up getting […]

Recover BIOS/CMOS Password using CMOSPwd

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As an IT administrator for the last several years, there are some occasions where I go a little overboard with security and do things to lock myself out of a computer. One example is to set a BIOS or CMOS password that I will never remember. If you can’t remember a BIOS or CMOS password, […]

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 […]

99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

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Over the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows Vista. In this […]

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 […]