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Most of us already know to update Windows OS’s on a regular basis, either manually or by turning on Automatic Updates.  One of the more overlooked Microsoft updates however is Office.  One way to do this easily from an Office 2007 Word document is to click on the Office Button Word Options.

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This isn’t exactly an easter egg, because it’s actually documented in Microsoft’s knowledge base, but it’s one of those features that you just weren’t expecting so it still qualifies.

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I’ve been hoping for a Tabbed explorer add-on to Windows Vista ever since I made the switch, but what most of you have been talking about is the lack of an Up button like XP used to have. Reader Shawn wrote in with a solution for both of our problems: QTTabBar, an add-on for Explorer that gives you a ton of functionality for either Vista or XP.

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One of the most popular topics among our readers is installing Windows XP on your new Windows Vista computer – sometimes for compatibility reasons, but also because a lot of people just don’t like Vista very much.

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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could add search plugins for any search form to the Firefox Search Bar, instead of having to create the plugin yourself or wait for the site owner to stop being lazy and make one?

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In part one of this tutorial we stored our files and settings on a network drive.  Now let me show you how to transfer them to your new computer.

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If you don’t use the built-in Windows Calendar or use it to display your Google calendar, you might be interested in removing the application from Windows Vista.

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If you frequently download files from suspicious sites, it’s probably worth it to check for viruses Before you download, instead of waiting to see if your regular anti-virus software will catch it after you download.

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A reader on the forum asked yesterday why his password kept expiring on his Windows Vista installation, so here’s the answer for everybody: Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate all have a built-in feature to allow user accounts to have a password expiration.

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As you know I am a huge fan of Spybot Search and Destroy as I mentioned in a previous post.  However, like everything there is always annoyances involved.  The biggest annoyance to me is when running Spybot and getting results back saying Windows firewall, security center, etc.

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