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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 […]

How to Play 3GP 3G2 Files in Windows Media Player

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Looking for a way to play 3GP or 3G2 files on your computer? If so, there are a couple of ways you can do this. First of all, 3GP files are usually movies that are taken from a mobile phone. Probably, a really old mobile phone too. If you want to play these on your […]

Use Small Icons on the Windows 7/8/10 Taskbar and Desktop

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With a default installation of Windows 7/8/10, you may have noticed a couple of things immediately, such as the large desktop icons and the large taskbar! I’m personally not a big fan of huge icons anywhere on my computer! And to me, a large taskbar is a waste of precious real estate. I like the […]

Turn Off Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7/8/10

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In a previous post, I wrote about why Windows may not be showing taskbar thumbnail previews by default, but instead show just a text list. However, if you do have thumbnail previews enabled in Windows, you will see actual screenshots of the programs or windows that are open when you hover your mouse over the […]

Windows 7/8/10 – Delete Hibernation File (hiberfil.sys)

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I’ve previously written a post explaining what the hiberfil.sys file is and how you can reduce the size of it. In Windows, the hibernation file can still take up a large amount of space on your hard drive. In this post, we will show you how to delete the hiberfil.sys file and how to turn […]

Fix wmpnetwk.exe High CPU Usage in Windows

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If you’re running Windows and have an Xbox, you might have considered using Windows Media Player to stream your pictures, videos, and music to your TV. It’s a pretty sweet setup, especially for a home network. The only issue is that sometimes if you have a really large collection or an issue with some of […]

Prevent Windows from Turning Off USB Devices

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To save power, Windows automatically shuts down the power to USB ports.  It surely saves power, but what if it is causing you problems with your auxiliary devices or if you simply need a USB device that is always powered? Power management is also a common cause of USB-connected device issues; if Windows is able […]

Export All Email from Gmail

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  Even though I’m pretty trusting of the cloud in general, I still like to have my own local backups just in case something terrible happens to the Internet. If you’ve been using a service like Gmail for years and years, you probably have tens of thousands of emails in your account. One of the […]