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If you are using Vista and have an HP printer, especially of the All-In-One variety, you’ve probably noticed that once a week or so you get this obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog out of the blue asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe.

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Over the past few weeks we have been covering different free utilities to help in keeping your computing experience secure and bug free. Continuing with our Secure Computing series, today we will take a look at the Anti-Spyware utility Spyware Terminator.

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We’ve written previously about how to figure out what type of memory your computer has installed using the great System Information for Windows utility. Today we’ll show you a utility that goes a step beyond that with even more features.

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We’ve written previously about how to figure out what type of memory your computer has installed using the great System Information for Windows utility. Today we’ll show you a utility that goes a step beyond that with even more features.

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If you’ve looked at the running processes on your Ubuntu box and wondered why there’s a process named “trackerd” that is overusing the CPU, you are in luck, because that’s exactly the topic we’ll cover today.

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So far in our series we’ve covered how to reset your Windows password with the Ultimate Boot CD, but if you are a little more technical you might want to simply use the excellent System Rescue CD, which is based on Linux.

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If you’ve just done something in front of a non-geek that surprises them enough to ask “How’d you do that?”, you’ve probably performed a Stupid Geek Trick. Usually these tricks aren’t anything complicated, just little known fun tricks that we like to share.

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One of the staples of any office job is the traditional yellow sticky note, too often used to stick passwords next to the monitor. Being a geek, I figured I would use a digital solution instead… there are a lot of alternatives, but Windows Vista has one built right in.

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We’ve written previously about how to create your own Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, which is based on XP but can still be of use for repairing Vista computers as well. Today we’ll show you how to reset your password easily using that CD.

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One of the staples of any office job is the traditional yellow sticky note, too often used to stick passwords next to the monitor. Being a geek, I figured I would use a digital solution instead… there are a lot of alternatives, but Windows Vista has one built right in.

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