How-To

Run Old DOS Games and Programs in Windows XP, Vista, 7/8/10

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Many improvements have come with the most recent versions of Windows. Unfortunately, along with these improvements, support for running certain DOS programs has been lost. For those who are attached to their old DOS software, there is hope. You can still run your favorite DOS programs using an open source DOS emulator called DOSBox. DOSBox […]

Create Keyboard Shortcut to Access Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

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If you use USB devices, such as USB thumb drives or external USB hard drives a lot, you are most likely very familiar with using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray. You must click this icon to bring up a menu allowing you to eject external USB devices. We will show you […]

Prevent Users from Changing the Screen Saver/Lock Screen in Windows

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All users of Windows 7/8/10 have the ability to change the look and feel of their computing experience. This includes cosmetic changes such as the screen saver and lock screen in Windows 10. However, many administrators deny users access to some customization features to create a uniform environment in a work setting. Learn how to […]

Using the Transmission Web Interface

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If you’ve ever heard about a great bittorrent file while at work, or somewhere else you couldn’t easily download it (or weren’t allowed to because of network policies), a great option is using Transmission’s web interface.  Transmission is a lightweight bittorent client available for Mac and Linux (with an experimental Windows build also available), that […]

Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 7/8/10

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Although Microsoft is diligent in making sure Windows works well, not all hardware manufacturers and software publishers have the resources or motivation to provide products that operate flawlessly. If the hardware and software in your PC are not working correctly, you need a way to boot up Windows so you can find out which component […]

Use the Windows Snipping Tool to Capture Popup Menus

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While many people have begun to use the Windows Snipping tool instead of a third party product to grab screen images, not many realize that it can also be used to capture those elusive popup menus that are so critical when trying to describe how to do something in a document or web page. First […]

Manually Add a Contact to a Windows Live Mail Address Book

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Contacts in any e-mail program make it easy to keep track of recipients and easily send out e-mail messages to multiple people at the same time. Windows Live mail allows you to add contacts to a number of categories to keep them organized. Learn how to manually add a contact to your list of Windows […]

Perform a Zero Fill Using a Linux Live CD

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When you want to completely erase data from a hard drive, zero fill is one of the most thorough methods. Even after a drive has been formatted multiple times, it’s still possible to recover data from it. The easiest way to ensure that that data is not recoverable is to write data over it. This […]

Remove Windows Messenger from Windows 7, Vista, and XP

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Windows Messenger and Windows Live Messenger are useful programs for instant messaging. However, if you don’t use instant messaging, Messenger can quickly become a resource hogging annoyance that can pop up at the worst possible time. Fortunately, you can remove or uninstall Messenger in all versions of Windows XP, Vista and 7. Windows XP Since […]

Change the Registered Owner Name in Windows 7/8/10

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When Windows is first installed, Microsoft asks you a series of questions about the owner of the computer upon which the operating system is being loaded. Once you choose the name of the owner, Microsoft uses this information as the person to whom Windows is licensed. If you bought your computer with Windows pre-installed, the […]