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Tomorrow is a holiday here in the US, and since I’ve been extremely busy lately I figured I’d make a quick list of some of the great content on some of my favorite blogs, mostly from our very own Mysticgeek.

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One of the unwelcome changes that Microsoft introduced in Service Pack 1 was the removal of some of the easy ways to get to the Search screen: the start menu button and folder context menu item. Thankfully we can easily add the “Search…” item back to the context menu with a simple registry tweak.

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Have you ever wondered how to open up Task Manager with the “All Users” view instead of just your own processes? One of our readers wrote in with this same question, so I’m writing it up for everybody.

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Who wants to even think about working on the TPS Report project on a Monday?  To take the edge off, take some time and play around with Noisegames.  These are very cool mindless yet fun interactive web toys.

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Now that we’ve put the computer together and setup the BIOS options, we need to get down to business: Installing the operating system. For the purposes of this article we’ll be focusing on Windows Vista, but we’ll try and briefly cover XP as well.

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This article is part of Mysticgeek’s IT blog, a How-To Geek blog focused on IT geekery.

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Earlier this week we covered the process of rolling back a device driver in XP.  One step we can take to help verify the driver we download will work is to use a little known XP utility called Verifier.   

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With all the fanfare surrounding the release of Firefox 3 and the setting of a new world record for downloads, the fact that many people are having problems with Firefox instability seemed to get lost in the shuffle… so I decided to write up a list of troubleshooting methods that might help solve your problems.

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Gmail is a great email service and Thunderbird is one heck of a free email client.  Adding your Gmail account to Thunderbird is very simple and straight forward.  Thunderbird 2.0 includes a specific option for it. 

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After writing the article last week about how to add Disk Cleanup to the context menu for a drive, I received several requests for how to add another menu item for Defrag instead. With a simple registry hack we can do just that.

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