The question I am asked most often is “How do I install a dual-boot with Windows XP on my new Windows Vista computer?” The answer is that it’s not that difficult, it’s just very time consuming, and you need to own a copy of Windows XP.
If you are a fan of the Live Bookmarks feature, you might wonder how to make them update quicker since the default update time is once per hour, and there isn’t a place in the interface to configure this.
Most of you are familiar with Mysticgeek, our resident IT Admin, because of all of his articles about Microsoft Office. What you probably don’t know is that he’s got his own personal blog hosted here at the How-To Geek Blogs, and he also writes for The Source, a new blog we are hosting dealing solely with open source.
If you’ve ever wanted to be able to use tab characters in multi-line textboxes in Firefox, then you are in luck because somebody created a Firefox extension that allows you to do just that.
Windows Home Server is still in beta stage but when it is officially released we will have all the information you will need to effectively manage your home server. Here is a quick tutorial on how to add a new user to your home server.
Here is a quick tip to add some extra flair to paragraphs in your Word 2007 documents to help them stand out.
If you are experiencing weird issues after upgrading your hardware, or you’ve just upgraded to the latest hardware device and aren’t seeing the performance you’d like, you might want to remove the old drivers which are still installed for the old hardware, even though you can’t normally see them in device manager.
Have you ever wondered where the Display Settings icon or Network Connections folder went in the Control Panel’s Classic View? For that matter, why can’t you search for them using the start menu search? Because they are prohibited from loading in the registry – that’s why.
Call them what you want Gadgets, Widgets, Gizmo’s … but what they are is stupid. I have not found a single gadget that is anything but annoying. None of these little eye candy toys do a thing to enhance my computing experience. On the contrary, they annoy me and eat up valuable computer resources that could be spent on more productive computing. When I first installed Vista I think I played with it for 5 minutes then got bored.
I wasn’t going to write another Firefox article tonight, but after restarting Firefox the automatic updater ran without my permission and broke my favorite extension. I could obviously crack open the extension and manually fix the problem, but it’s just ridiculous to have to do that.
How many times have you wanted to put a sticky note on a page to remind you of something? For instance, you could put a sticky note on digg.com so the next time you visit it tells you that you should really be doing something more productive. =)
How often have you typed in a command in your linux shell, and then realized that you forgot to type sudo, so you end up with an error or editing the dreaded read-only file? This happens to me much more than I’d like to admit, so I’m writing about it.
If you are using a router in your home network it is very important to keep your firmware updated. Firmware is software which is embedded into your router’s hardware. Since a majority of people own Linksys wired or wireless routers, I will show the steps on Linksys WRT54GS. Depending upon the brand of router you own the steps will vary but the process is basically the same.
Everybody knows how to change their Vista logon/start menu picture, but if you select a new picture, Windows Vista removes the last picture from the list entirely, leaving just the new picture and the default pictures. Does anybody really use the robot or the fish picture?
You do not have to settle for MTV’s Urge music store when using Windows Media Player 11. In fact you have a several stores you can choose from. The list of stores include Napster, emusic, puretracks and others. You also can use video download stores also such as MovieLink.
A lot of times people at the workplace try creative ways to claim ignorance about important matters… Excuses like “I didn’t get your email” is one that seems to come to mind. In Outlook 2007 you can easily resend the message in question.
I don’t know about you but anytime I have to use a CRT monitor anymore I just cringe. Yes there are still high quality CRT monitors out there, but they are such dinosaurs. CRT’s are so huge, clunky, and in the way. I am a huge fan of saving space in my computing work area and flat screens certainly accomplish that. Not to mention the other important benefit of LCD monitors which is power consumption.
If you’ve entered the wrong address into the Windows Vista Mail client, you might have problems getting rid of the wrong autocomplete entries in the list. There’s a couple of things you can try to delete the entries in the list.
Update: This bounty has been claimed.
If you are unfamiliar with the Sysinternals Process Explorer utility, you should really check it out… it gives you so much more information than the default task manager, including a tree view of all the processes so you can see which processes launched other processes. You can look at pretty much every piece of data concerning a process, including associated registry key handles, open files, dlls. There’s even a search function.
I have just started to play around with Access 2007 and so far my thoughts are indifferent. I am not sure how well the “Ribbon” is going to play out. I work in Access Databases a lot with my job and I am pretty comfortable with the way things have been. I have gotten used to the Ribbon in Word, Excel, and Outlook. In fact it seems to make those tasks more fun. I have been really holding off on Access though.