Has someone you know used a public peer-to-peer network to download ‘files of interest’ and were curious if there was a record of it? Then a quick visit to youhavedownload.com may provide for an eye opening experi...
Active Directory is essential to any Microsoft network built on the client-server network model–it allows you to have a central sever called a Domain Controller (DC) that does authentication for your entire network. Instead of people logging on to the local machines they authenticate against your DC. Lets take a look at how to install Microsoft’s Active Directory.
How-To Geek is a great place to learn all kinds of things, and some of our articles are in-depth explanations of how something works. We call these explainer topics, and here’s the best ones that we published in 2011.
Are nature-based wallpapers your favorite type of desktop environment? Then sit back and relax while Microsoft brings you a steady stream of natural beauty from the plant kingdom with the Flora Dynamic Theme for Windows 7. Ju...
If you manually enter paths into the Windows Explorer address bar, it can become filled with suggestions that were only used once or twice. Heres a quick registry hack to delete the ones that you don’t use often.
Are mornings your favorite time of day? Then you will definitely want to add this beautiful Summer mornings theme to your system. The theme comes with six wallpapers filled with early morning goodness for your desktop.
Are you tired of constantly looking for new awesome landscape scenery for your desktop? Then let Microsoft do the work for you with the Terra Dynamic Theme for Windows 7. Just install the theme and it will automatically updat...
DNSCrypt is an open-source DNS encryption tool, from the makers of popular DNS service OpenDNS, that increases browsing security by encrypting all your DNS requests.
Do you love the unique shapes of snowflakes and the designs that form in frost? Then bring this chilly beauty to your favorite computer with the Snowflakes and Frost Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with eight wallpapers ...
Before we start there is a couple of things that you are going to need:
Once a week we share three of the questions we’ve answered from the Ask HTG inbox with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at white noise screen savers, efficient file naming systems, and recovering from a password compromise.
Many of us rely on Windows Search to find files and launch programs, but searching for text within files is limited to specific filetypes by default. Here’s how you can expand your search to include other text based files.
Another week, another post full of news link goodness such as Facebook’s agreement to FTC security audits, the EC’s upcoming 400+ page finding against Google, Carrier IQ’s impending lawsuits, Microsoft’s posting about Java being the largest malware target, and more.
Do you use the command line in Windows to get things done? If you are more comfortable typing commands to accomplish tasks than using the mouse, we have compiled 20 of the best Windows command line tips and tricks to help you become a command line guru.
Are you tired of constantly switching between the Most Visited Webpages and Web Apps sections in Google Chrome’s new tab page? Then you will definitely love this quick hack that lets you add your favorite websites to th...
Windows: If you’re not a fan of the new set of games in Windows 7 and long for the simple days of Windows XP pinball, this simple tutorial will show you how to bring back the classic Windows XP games.
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Prepare your desktop for the journey to the world of Tamriel and the epic quest to defeat Alduin with the Elder Scrolls – Skyrim Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 16 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and system s...
Are you a frequent user of TinEye and would like to integrate it into your favorite Windows system? Then get ready to enjoy Context Menu and App Window goodness with the TinEye Client for Windows.
The problem with storing all your files on a file server or networked machine is that when you leave the network, how are you going to access your files? Instead of using a VPN or Dropbox, you can use the Offline Files feature built into Windows.
Once a week we roundup some of the answers we’ve sent out to reader questions and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at inter-LAN messaging with Windows 7, multi-monitor full screen video, and alternative Windows file copiers.
This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness such as Google’s work on strengthening encryption for its services, Mozilla’s progress on silent updates, AT&T’s thwarting of a hacking attack on mobile accounts, a giveaway contest for LastPass Pro subscriptions, and more.
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Hopefully you aren’t reading this after a long night of sitting in the cold, fighting with other people to acquire a device that will be out of date in a month. Instead of shopping, it’s time to give the gift of less sucktacular browsers.
Do you love battling zombie hordes? Then welcome to Banoi Island where a Zombie outbreak has just occurred and you must race against time to save the other survivors and yourself! The theme comes with eight wallpapers full of...