Tools Review

Restore Lost Files in Windows with Shadow Explorer

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These days it’s pretty hard to lose data with ubiquitous cloud storage and extra-reliable storage media. However, sometimes things do go very, very wrong. Perhaps it’s a ransomware attack or an purposeful deletion by an angry relative. Regardless of why your files are now gone, there’s a clever feature in Windows (since Vista) that might […]

Best Free Online Markdown Editors

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Looking for the best free online Markdown editors available on the web? We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ve hand picked the best options currently available. We have focused on three main areas – ease of use, functionality, and the ability to save your edited files for later use. And, of course, all Markdown […]

4 Great Online Image Compressors and Optimizers

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With Full HD screens now a working minimum standard and even cheap smartphones packing at least five megapixel cameras, it’s easy to forget how much image size matters on the web. When someone creates a website, it’s incredibly important to take bandwidth into account. While one large, high-resolution image might not pose a problem to […]

How to Check if Your CPU Temperature is Too High

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Worried about whether your CPU temperature is too high? This issue will normally only come up if you are trying to overclock your processor. If you’re a computer geek and know how to overclock anything on your computer, you probably don’t have to read this article. However, with more users opting to purchase custom PCs […]

99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

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Due to the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

3 Free Tools to Benchmark a Windows Gaming PC

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I recently bought my first custom gaming PC and the first thing I wanted to check after I got it was how well it benchmarked against other gaming systems. I started searching and testing out a bunch of benchmark programs for Windows, but realized quickly that only a few were good. In this article, I’m […]

5 Tools to Convert BIN Files to ISO Images

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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 images and mount them as a drive. In this article, I’m going to mention a couple of free and paid utilities […]

4 Great Tools to Create Windows Installer Packages

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I’ve written a fair amount of code in my IT career and released a good number of Windows programs also, so a good tool to create Windows installer packages was always key. Each program would have a different set of needs, such as scripts, DLLs, security settings, etc., so one tool that could handle a […]

5 Utilities for Changing DNS Servers in Windows Reviewed

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Even though most people don’t care, there are the few geeks out there who like to change the DNS servers on their system for reasons like speed, privacy and security. I’ve previously written about the best free public DNS servers you can use to speed up browsing and increase security. Also, depending on where you […]

5 Windows Alternatives to the Linux sudo Command

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If you’ve ever used Linux or know someone who uses Linux, then you’ve probably heard of the sudo command. The command is a critical component to just about every Linux distribution and what it does is let you run a command as a different user, most notably the root user. On certain Linux distributions, you […]