Help Desk Geek – Page 148 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

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 […]

Use FFmpeg To Easily Extract Audio From FLV FIles

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If you’re looking to extract the audio from Flash Video files (FLV format), there are a few options available.  Unfortunately, the choice many of them make for you is to […]

Make OpenOffice Writer Look and Function More Like Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word not only rules the roost when it comes to word processing, the software giant has pushed most of its competitors out of the market. OpenOffice Writer, however, is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using Excel’s What-If Analysis Goal Seek Tool

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Although Excel’s long list of functions is one of the most enticing features of Microsoft’s spreadsheet application, there a few underutilized gems that enhance these functions. One often-overlooked tool is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]