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Lowell Heddings

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.

If there’s one thing that drives geeks crazy, it’s a slow-booting system. That’s why for Windows 8, Microsoft went back to the drawing board to redesign the boot process for speed.

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Add this to the list of new features in Windows 8 – Microsoft has announced that their Hyper-V technology, previously available only in Server editions, will be available in Windows 8 as well.

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One of the most popular searches for Windows 7 on this site is how to mount an ISO image in Windows, and now Microsoft has announced that it will be a native ability in Windows 8.

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If you were making a list of the features you want most in Windows Explorer, what would be at the top? Here’s a look at what Windows 8 has to offer for your file management tasks.

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There’s loads of information suddenly pouring out of Microsoft about how Windows 8 really works, and today they explained how they are handling when you copy files over top of other files with the same name.

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We all love Windows 7, but who doesn’t want to find out more information about the upcoming version of Windows? Today Microsoft released some information about the new copy/move/delete dialogs.

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Today a reader wrote in telling us that their home page used to be Google, but now they seem to be stuck on iGoogle instead, and would really rather have the plain old Google back. Here’s what we told them.

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Most of you probably already know how to do this, but earlier today I was showing somebody how to turn Aero Peek off, and they were surprised at just how simple it is—you only have to use two mouse clicks to disable it.

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Not a day passes by without doing an online search. You may know of basic search operators like AND, OR, etc. but an increasing number of web applications support even more keywords that’ll help you fine tune your search to the core. Here are some you may have never heard of.

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