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Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

Another Friday is here and today it’s time to play a flash game on the boss’s time. Today we take a look at Right 2 Point, which is a free flash game where you need to click and point to kill the baddies before they get you.

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If you’re looking for a music service that allows you to discover and stream unlimited amounts of music, upload your own tunes, and allows sharing via the popular social networks, you might want to check out Grooveshark. Today we give you an overview of the the service and what it has to offer.

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So you got your shiny new pre-installed Windows 7 computer over the holidays, but you want to have trusty XP standing by in a dual boot setup. Today we’ll walk through creating a new partition in Windows 7 then installing XP on it.

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If you have a shared or public computer you might want to allow users to use only specified programs. Today we take a look at a setting in Local Group Policy that allows you to set only specified programs to run.

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There are a lot of services these days that let you store files in “the cloud” and access them from virtually anywhere. These services are extremely handy, but what if you need a mobile operating system as well? Today we take a look at a couple of online operating systems that let you store your files and work on them as well.

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You’re probably wondering what the mobsyc.exe process is doing running in Task Manager or why there’s a green and yellow icon in the Notification Area. Here we will take a look at what it is, and how to disable it if you don’t use the feature.

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Are you looking looking for an “Alt+Tab” replacement that adds functionality, cool eye candy, and isn’t the annoying Windows Flip 3D? Today we take a look at T3Desk, which is a free utility for managing application windows on your desktop.

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A lot of people ask how to schedule an email for a certain date and for good reason.  As we hope our colleagues set dates and times for meetings on their Outlook calendar and set up a reminder there is always someone who conveniently “didn’t get the email”.  Today we will look at a couple of easy to implement features in Outlook 2007 to ensure they did get the email and even read it.

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The new Taskbar in Windows 7 is a great new feature, but sometimes you might have too many apps and not enough room. Today we take a look at Jumplist Launcher that allows you to consolidate the app launchers on the Taskbar.

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Navigation in Windows 7 is a lot easier with the new Taskbar, but it could be easier with everything in one central location. Mouse Extender is a free utility that allows you to navigate through Windows easier.

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There are a few application launchers out there to choose from, Launchy probably being the most well known.  One app launching utility which seems under the radar is Executor.  Though similar to Launchy in its interface one could argue Executor is superior in its additional functionality. You can browse your entire file system and like Launchy you can perform Wiki and Google searches.

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You might be interested in trying out Linux applications, but the idea of creating a dual boot system, using slow Live CDs, or setting up a VM doesn’t appeal to you. Today we take a look at andLinux which allows you to run Linux applications on your Windows computer.

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If you have a shared or public computer that several people use, you might want to restrict access to it’s drives to prevent users from deleting important data. Today we look at restricting access to some or all drives on the machine using Local Group Policy.

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Sometimes you need a quick and easy way to resize your pictures to email, post on your blog, or put on a mobile device. Today we take a look at the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows that allows you to resize pictures and images.

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Do you wish there was a hassle free way to migrate physical machines to VMs for testing and consolidation? Today we take a look at Disk2VHD from Sysinternals which is a simple solution for turning physical Windows machines into VM’s–even while they’re up and running.

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When doing research online, it’s common to have multiple searches running at the same time. Clicking between tabs for multiple searches can be annoying, and easy to loose track of where you’re at. Today we take a look at googlegooglegooglegoogle.com which lets you run four Google searches in the same tab.

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Since it’s the holiday season we thought we would bring you a collection of quality desktop wallpapers you can add to your computer.

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The Aero feature in Vista and Windows 7 is an awesome new enhancement, but sometimes it doesn’t display correctly and there is no transparency effect. Here are some quick steps you can take to repair it.

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Would you like an easier way to select multiple files in Windows Explorer without having to hold down the “Ctrl” or “Shift” key? Today we take a look at enabling the check boxes feature which might be easier for some users to select multiple items.

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The Windows Live SkyDrive service is nice for storage and for sharing documents, but it can be annoying to always have a browser open to access it. Today we take a look at a free utility that lets you access your SkyDrive from Windows Explorer.

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When you’re trying to fix a computer or are setting it up for certain functionality for a business, it can be quite annoying always getting error messages when you know what your doing. Today we take a look at disabling those messages in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

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If you are looking for a way to customize your XP machine for the holidays, you might want to install the oldie but goodie ChristmasTheme 2004 from Microsoft. Here we take a look at what you can expect when installing it on your XP computer.

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If you’re moving from XP to Windows 7, you might have a hard time adapting to the new User Interface. Today we take a look at the free utility called ClassicShell, which gives you the original Start Menu and classic Windows Explorer features back.

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It can be a horrible feeling if your new Windows 7 computer doesn’t boot properly into Windows or startup at all. If it happens to your machine, don’t panic, and try out the Startup Repair Tools included with the OS.

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If you’re a fan of iGoogle, you probably have a perfect setup with RSS Feeds, Themes, and other gadgets just how you like it. Today we take a look at exporting those settings into another Google account so you don’t have to rebuild your favorite homepage.

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