Use GParted to Manage Disk Partitions in Windows

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Looking for a good partition manager for your Windows computer? One of the best programs out there is GParted. It’s open-source and supports just about every file system out there including ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, UFS, XFS, and more. Basically, your hard drive is divided into one or more segments called partitions. Usually, […]

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 […]

HyperTerminal Alternatives for Windows 7/8/10

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If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 7 or Windows 10 and are wondering what happened to HyperTerminal, you’re not alone! HyperTerminal was a sweet little program that let you connect to other computers, Telnet sites, host computers, BBSs, etc. using your modem or Ethernet connection. In Windows 7, Vista, and 10, you will no longer […]

Share Folders between Host and Guest OS in VirtualBox

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VirtualBox is a great free virtualization software from Oracle. I’ve previously written many articles on VirtualBox, including how to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox and how to run VirtualBox from a USB drive. If you’ve had any experience with virtualization software, you’ve probably also heard of VMWare and Hyper-V. I’ve previously used Hyper-V from Microsoft for […]

Troubleshoot AppCrash iexplore.exe in Windows 7

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The Windows 7 AppCrash iexplore.exe error is a serious pain in the neck. It is an error message that randomly occurs at different times that forces you to restart Windows explorer. In turn, any programs that you have open must also restart, meaning loss of data (unless you have an autosave feature enabled). Unfortunately, Microsoft […]

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7/8/10 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Previously, I wrote an article on how to setup and configure a Windows HomeGroup. It’s a fairly straight-forward process and most people will not have issues getting it to work. However, as with any complicated feature of Windows, things can go wrong! One of the main problems is that people simply cannot join a Windows […]

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 “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error

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When trying to logon to the domain from a client PC, I recently got the following error message in Windows: Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect. What was strange was that it was only occurring for one particular user account in Active Directory and not other accounts. When I tried a different account, […]

IE Print Preview Blank or Not Printing in Windows 7 and Vista

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I recently ran across a client that was not able to print properly from Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on a Windows 7 machine. When trying to print from IE, the Print dialog box would simply disappear and nothing would print. Also, whenever we would try to do a Print Preview, the screen would be […]