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CPU Processor Comparison – Intel Core i7 vs. i5 vs. i3 – Part 2

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This is part two in our Intel Core processor comparison. Check out Part I of the Intel i-series CPU Comparison. Here, we will be breaking down the top of the line Core i7, offering some buying advice, and making a conclusion. Core i7 Last, but not least, we have the Intel Core i7 processor lineup. […]

CD or DVD Drive Won’t Eject or Open?

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In the past, we have written several posts on how to burn DVD’s, how to burn Windows 7/8/10 discs, and even some stuff on Blu-ray discs. However, we have yet to post about one of the most simple things. What to do if you get a CD or DVD stuck in your computer’s optical drive […]

Run VirtualBox from a USB Drive

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Running out of hard disk space because of the virtual machines you created for running other operating systems? There is a solution that does not require increasing your internal hard disk space. Previously, we have written about how to How to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox. We have now discovered that VirtualBox is available in a […]

Disable Aero Snap/Snap Assist in Windows 7/8/10

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Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft added Aero Snap, a part of the Aero Desktop experience not found in Windows Vista’s Aero Desktop. With Aero Snap, users can drag any window to the top, left, or right side of the screen to maximize the window in a special way. Dragging a window to the top maximizes […]

Block File Downloads in Internet Explorer

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Although a somewhat drastic method of protecting your computer, Microsoft makes it possible to disable all downloads in Internet Explorer. There are several situations when disabling downloads in IE provides a temporary or permanent fix to guard your PC against viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other malware. Read on to learn why and how to […]

Disable Meta Refresh in Internet Explorer

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Among the more annoying features of the Internet, the Meta Refresh is an anachronistic relic of the past that seems to persist only as a tool of black hat website owners. Fortunately, Internet Explorer gives you the option to disable meta refreshing as both a security measure and a means to reduce annoying automatic refreshing […]

Blocking Websites Using the Windows Hosts File

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There are a lot of tools available for blocking ads, removing spyware, and scanning for viruses. Most of this unwanted content comes from known ad servers and known malicious websites. The Windows HOSTS file allows you to block some of this content very easily and for free. However, this is not a complete internet security […]

Share a Printer from XP to Windows 7/8/10

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One common problem I have run into with clients is trying to share a printer connected to a Windows XP machine with Windows 7/8/10. There are lots of people out there that have USB connected printers attached to one computer, sometimes even a Windows XP machine. If you get a new laptop running Windows 7/8/10, […]

Bridge Network Connections in Windows 7/8/10

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Windows provides the capability to connect or bridge two different network types through software. This can eliminate the need to buy a hardware device to connect two disparate networks. This has been a part of Windows since XP and still works just fine in Windows 10. Here’s an example. Let’s say you have two networks: […]

How to Update Xbox 360 without Internet or Xbox Live

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Got an Xbox 360? I’ve had one for a pretty long time and I love it! Like all game consoles, there are occasional updates to add new features such as social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, etc. or the ability to play different types of files. In order to get these firmware updates for your […]