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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 […]

Restart the Explorer.exe Process Correctly in Windows

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You may think that you need to restart your computer in order for registry changes to take place. Not necessarily. Restarting the explorer.exe process performs the same function. Explorer.exe is the program component in Windows that provides the Windows Shell. The Windows Shell or Explorer creates and presents the entire Windows user interface, such as […]

Troubleshoot RAM with Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Failed or failing memory is one of the most common causes of the Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). If you start getting an unexplained BSOD, your computer’s RAM may be the cause. If Windows encounters or suspects a memory error, the operating system sometimes kicks in the Memory Diagnostic Tool to systematically test your […]

Create Index Cards in MS Word

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Index cards are useful for many things, from making flashcards to study for tests to printing recipes to keep in a nice, neat recipe box. You can print index cards from MS Word easier than you think. All you need is a stack of blank index cards and a printer that will print on them […]

Re-enable Always Ask Before Opening this Type of File Check Box in Windows

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Sometimes, when you download a file from the internet, a File Download dialog box displays, asking whether you want to open the file or save the file to disk. There is a check box on this dialog box, called Always ask before opening this type of file, on the dialog box. If you don’t want […]

Remove the Text Labels from Desktop Icons in Windows 7/8/10

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If you want to simplify the display of icons on your Windows 7/8/10 desktop, you can “remove” the labels from desktop icons. Before showing you how to remove the labels on your desktop icons, you should know that there are two kinds of desktop icons. There are the standard shortcut icons that you can create […]

Update Apple’s Safari Browser in Windows

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Every web browser provides a different way of checking for updates, most of them fairly easy and found within the browser itself. Firefox allows you to easily check for updates through the Help menu. Opera also provides an easy method of checking for updates using their Help menu. Even Google Chrome makes it easy by […]

View, Backup, and Delete Saved Passwords in Internet Explorer

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Most web browsers allow you to store passwords for easier and faster logging in to websites. We found a free tool, called IE PassView, that makes it easy to view, backup, and delete passwords saved in Internet Explorer. IE PassView works with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 and above, through Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10. […]

Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) for a Specific Application

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When you perform a task that requires administrative privileges in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008, the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box displays. User Account Control limits applications to standard user privileges, even in a user account with administrator privileges assigned to it. When you run applications, they are run as a […]

Open an HTML File in Google Chrome

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In Firefox and Internet Explorer, you can open an HTML file by selecting Open File (Firefox) or Open (Internet Explorer) from the File menu. Because Google Chrome does not have a menu bar, there is no direct option for opening an HTML file in the browser. However, you can use the file URI scheme (for […]