How-To

Use Multiple Tabs in the Windows Command Prompt

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Previously, we have written about customizing the Windows command prompt. There are several ways to customize the look and behavior of the Command Prompt. However, we have found a freeware utility, called Console, that allows multiple new Command Prompts to be opened under new tabs instead of running as separate windows. This prevents too many Command […]

Change the Location of User Folders in Windows

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If you have an old computer or a new computer with a small SSD drive as your primary drive, you may need to periodically move data out of the default Windows user folders and onto a second hard drive or even an external drive to save space. The default folders I’m talking about are Downloads, […]

Redirect Output from the Windows Command Line to a Text File

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When you type a command on the Windows command line, the output from the command is displayed in the command prompt window. For some commands, the output can be several rows long and sometimes longer than the height of the command window, causing you to scroll to view all of the output. If you want […]

Quickly Add Date and Time Stamps to an Excel Worksheet

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You can easily change the format of any cell in an Excel worksheet to let the application know what type of data to expect. Two often used formats are the date and time. In fact, inserting the date and time into Excel is so common, Microsoft built in a few shortcuts and functions to help […]

Enable Virtualization (VT-x) in the BIOS

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In a previous post, we wrote about how to install Mac OS X in VMware Fusion. Often times, running an operating system inside of another operating system, using virtualization software such as VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, or Hyper-V will require you to enable virtualization in the BIOS. Although this is not always necessary, it is […]

Set up Windows 7/10 to Login Automatically

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Although Windows 7/10 offer a level of security not seen in previous versions of the operating system, there are times when it can be annoying to have to login every time the computer is rebooted. Luckily, Microsoft does offer a solution to having to login every time. Learn how to setup Windows 7/10 to automatically […]

Set Default Programs in Windows 7/10

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Windows associates almost every file on your computer with a specific program. For example, Word files with the *.docx file extension are naturally associated with the Word application. However, you can manually change the default program with which various files open. Read on to learn how to set default programs in Windows 7 and Windows […]

Create a Command Prompt Shortcut with Admin Rights in Windows

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When you run a command prompt in Windows, it runs in user mode by default and does not have any administrator rights. If you need to execute commands as administrator from your user account, then you need to run the command prompt with administrator privileges. An easy way to have access to the command prompt […]

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 […]