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When you’re trying to fix a computer or are setting it up for certain functionality for a business, it can be quite annoying always getting error messages when you know what your doing. Today we take a look at disabling those messages in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

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If you are looking for a way to customize your XP machine for the holidays, you might want to install the oldie but goodie ChristmasTheme 2004 from Microsoft. Here we take a look at what you can expect when installing it on your XP computer.

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Are you looking for an easy visual way to manage high numbers of tabs and/or windows in Firefox? Then you will want to see what the Firefox Showcase extension has to offer.

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If you’re moving from XP to Windows 7, you might have a hard time adapting to the new User Interface. Today we take a look at the free utility called ClassicShell, which gives you the original Start Menu and classic Windows Explorer features back.

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It can be a horrible feeling if your new Windows 7 computer doesn’t boot properly into Windows or startup at all. If it happens to your machine, don’t panic, and try out the Startup Repair Tools included with the OS.

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Do you like to customize the Windows interface, and tired of the standard log on screen in Windows 7? Today we take a look at Windows 7 Logon Background Changer which is a free and Open Source app that lets you easily customize the logon screen.

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Got some great family photos and looking for a way to make nice collage wallpapers for the upcoming holidays? See how easy it is to do at the Photovisi website.

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Do you miss having the Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7? Now you can get that functionality back with the highly customizable free utility SE-TrayMenu.

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Windows 7 offers a much better utility for backing up your computer than previous versions of Windows, but sometimes it might take up too much disk space. Here we take a look at how to get some space back by deleting older backups.

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If a major disaster occurs and you find you’re no longer able to boot into Windows 7, you may need to do a recovery. Today we take a look at restoring your Windows 7 machine using a System Repair Disc and a backed up system image.

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Are you looking for a Network Activity Indicator that shows more life than the default one in Windows 7? Now you can get the classic dual monitor icon style version back and see when network activity is occurring.

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In our previous article, we showed you the fastest way to go from a simple list of users to their creation in Active Directory. However, you’ll frequently get a list of users that will have extra data fields. Since we can’t write a script ahead of time for every possible scenario, we’ll show you how to take our user creation PowerShell script and modify it to suit your purpose.

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It’s quite annoying when you have work to do on your laptop and the battery is dead or low on power. Even if you’ve selected the Power Saver plan, there could be other factors causing the battery to drain too quickly. Today we take a look at using the PowerCfg command to generate a power efficiency report.

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Creating users through the AD Users and Computers snap-in is a very easy process, but you’ll frequently face the situation where you need to create accounts for a whole group of people at once. There’s no need for this to be a time consuming process for you though, and we’ve done all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

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Sometimes you might have a shared computer where you don’t want the users to be able to do a Shutdown or Restart. Today we take a look at using Local Group Policy Editor to remove those buttons from the Start Menu in Windows 7.

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Having issues with your PDF previews working with Microsoft Outlook or Windows Explorer on a 64-bit version of Windows? Turns out the problem is that Adobe sucks, but a quick registry hack can save the day.

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If you don’t use the Hibernate option in Windows 7, you can save some disk space by disabling it. Here we will look at a few different ways to manage hibernate options in Windows 7.

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If you have a few different computers and drives, it can be annoying making sure the same data is each one you need. Today we take a look at making folder and data synchronization easier with the Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 utility.

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Another great feature of Server 2008, is how the Delegation of Control Wizard simplifies adding rights for common tasks to groups or administrators.

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It can be annoying having to launch Task Manager or Resource Monitor every time you just need to monitor the usage of the machine’s CPU or Memory. Today we take a look at a few cool apps that live in the Taskbar and let you easily monitor resource usage.

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There’s a quick way to do searches in Active Directory right from your start menu. We’ll show you how.

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If you’re a fan of Microsoft Bing as your search engine, you might be interested in trying out the new Bing Bar. Today we look at this toolbar which you can add to Internet Explorer and Firefox, and offers a lot of functionality with Bing and Microsoft Live services.

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While Outlook may run the business world, at home you can use whatever email client you want, and Thunderbird is an awesome choice. It has been a while since a major new Thunderbird release, and today we take a look at version 3.0 features and what you can expect. 

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Are you looking for a quicker way to access your system settings without using the Control Panel? Then “Windows 7 in a Box” is a program that you should take a closer look at.

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One of the first things to do in a new network is to create Users, also called User Objects. As long as you know the information about the user you need to create, the process will take no time at all.

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