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The upcoming version of OS X, also known as “Lion”, has a new feature that many people hate—scrolling on the trackpad is reversed, just like an iPad or iPhone. If you want this feature in Windows, it’s as simple as can be.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at tips and tricks to help you recover your lost flash drive, turn C batteries into D batteries in a pinch, and silencing your HDD with elastic bands.

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Everybody always tells you to make sure that you are backing up your PC, but what does that really mean? And what files do you actually need to backup? Today we’ll walk you through the basics of backing up your PC, what you should back up, and why.

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March 31st, 2011 is “World Backup Day”—celebrate it by using free software Clonezilla to clone an exact copy of your OS system disk, regardless if you use Windows, Mac OS, or Linux!

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If you go searching online for ways to speed up your computer you’ll immediately run into a variety of registry cleaning applications. Is registry cleaning effective? Weigh in with your experiences.

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If you’re looking for cheap and reliable online storage—who isn’t?—you can score a year 20GB of online storage from Amazon for under a buck. How? Read on as we highlight the perks of Amazon’s Cloud Drive and how to get nearly-free storage.

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Microsoft Virtual PC is a free application that helps you create your own virtual machines inside your current operating system, so you can test software, or learn a new environment easily. Here’s how to get started.

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Sendoid is a file sharing client designed to shuttle files quickly between browsers and desktops with little need for configuration or firewall tweaking.

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When it comes to music, album art is a big part of the fun. But what if you’ve got hundreds of albums with no cover art? Read on to see how you can track down the correct art for each.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at freezer-based data salvaging, swapping out your wallpaper, and how to email text messages.

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Being able to remotely control your computer is an age old geek trick. But what about changing BIOS settings or installing an operating system remotely? With Intel AMT KMS this is within reach for any geek with the right hardware.

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Previous Versions is an incredibly useful feature built into Windows 7, which allows the OS to record and view earlier versions of files without a flux capacitor. Here’s a detailed guide to using this excellent feature.

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Do you love spending time in the water when visiting the beach? Then bring those wonderful waves straight to your desktop with the Surfing Theme for Windows 7. This great theme comes with 10 wallpapers of awesome waves and su...

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share from the wealth of reader knowledge. Today we’re looking at an easy way to change letter case in MS Word, solving compatibility issues under Windows 7 64-bit, and controlling your torrents from your smart phone.

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Moodagent, a cross-platform and mobile application, creates music playlists based on your mood. Tell it how you’re feeling and it picks songs that mirror your emotional state.

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Are you looking for a terrific sci-fi theme for your desktop? Then get ready to journey to the far reaches of outer space with the Cosmic Fringe theme. The theme comes with 33 Hi-Res wallpapers, awesome planetary icons, custo...

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Whether shopping for a new computer or upgrading an old one, you’ve likely come across the the “64-bit” designation and wondered what it meant. Read on as we explain what Windows 7 64-bit is and why you’d want a piece of that 64-bit pie.

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Do you love sailing and all things related to the sea? Then come aboard with the Sailing Theme for Windows 7. This gorgeous theme comes with 14 wallpapers showcasing sailing ships from around the world and 19 soothing seashore sounds for your system.

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Ubuntu has pretty good theming system, visual effects, and eye-candy stuff, but you may love the elegance of Windows 7 Aero class, transparency, or the Start Menu. Today we’ll show you how to transform Ubuntu to look like Windows 7.

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So you have a bunch of files with sloppy-looking names. It’s not that the names are wrong, but they’re all lowercase, missing spaces, and generally messy. Not a problem for Total Commander’s multi-rename tool! Read on and see.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we take a look at using Greasemonkey scripts in Google Chrome, picking the right cable for your media center, and how to create a custom Windows 7 jumplist for any application.

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Windows 7 gives the ability to quickly pull up a calendar from the taskbar by clicking on the time. What you may not know is that you can also quickly jump to dates in different months and years.

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AutoHotkey scripts are a great way to customize your computer, but may seem daunting at first. Don’t worry – getting started is much easier than it looks! Read on to see.

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Would you like an easy way to minimize apps to the System Tray in Windows and keep your Taskbar clear of clutter? Then all you need is the MoveToTray app to make it happen.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the steps you went through after installing a new operating system. You responded and we rounded up your responses.

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