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If you own a netbook you will know what we mean when we say sacrificing a DVD drive can sometimes be a pain. Net burner sets out to solve this problem by letting you use the drive on another pc remotely.

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Windows 8 and 10 includes Hyper-V as a virtualization platform, but since not everybody will use this feature, it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to enable it on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.

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Sometimes you want to be able to quickly access a website, without the big clunky desktop optimized interface. Treb allows you to do this by pinning mobile websites to the system tray for easy access. Here’s how to use it.

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Hacking the registry allows you to tweak many things in Windows, such as the adding and removing items from the context menu, enabling and disabling Windows features, customizing the Control Panel, and many other items.

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If you have installed the Developer Preview of Windows 8, you probably have discovered the rather obscure method of shutting down the system. There is an easier way of shutting down, restarting, sleeping, and hibernating your computer. You can add tiles to the Windows 8 Metro Start screen that allow you to perform these tasks with one click.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your tips and tricks for helping friends and family when you can’t sit right down at the terminal with them. Read on to check out how your fellow readers help from afar.

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The Task Manager in Windows 8 has undergone some serious revision, check out this informative post from the Windows 8 Development Team for a run down of all the new features and layouts.

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Once a week we round up and share excellent reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at removing the restriction on Windows 8’s “Secure Boot”, an open source solution for launching apps from Windows Media Center, and a simple trick to speed up Windows installations.

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Tired of the same old theme on your desktop? Then why not add a double-dose of goodness with these two great themes from photographer Andrei Niculescu! The first theme focuses on panoramic views of outdoor settings in Romania...

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Ever wanted to restore a file from the past, but don’t have a good way to do it? With System Restore Explore you can mount a System Restore snapshot, and browse a past copy of your entire drive.

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Autumn is the most colorful time of year, so why not make your desktop just as bright and cheeful? The Autumn Theme for Windows 7 comes with 38 Hi-res wallpapers, custom Autumn icons, and Celtic system sounds to create a peaceful desktop experience.

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If you open different virtual machines in VirtualBox often, you will like VBoxLaunch. It allows you to launch virtual machines directly from the Start menu using a jumplist without having to launch the VirtualBox Manager first.

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Halloween will soon be here and we have just what you need to add the perfect touch to your party invitations, fliers, cards, and other holiday-related documents with our Halloween 2011 Fonts collection.

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So you want to launch a program with parameters, but you prefer to pin programs to the taskbar rather than have shortcuts everywhere? Read on to find out how you can achieve this in a few seconds.

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For years, Windows tweaking people have tried to convince everybody that if you disable the pagefile, you’ll get a big performance boost. One of our readers did a ton of testing to prove that this is not true.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader emails we’ve answered and share them. This week we’re looking at removing the shortcut arrow in Windows 7, remapping the Caps Lock Key, and disabling Google Instant Search Results.

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This week we learned how to “do easy switching on the Windows 8 UI, set up God Mode on Windows 8, & tweak the Task Manager in Windows 7”, uninstall or remove Windows 8 from your dual-boot setup, burn data across multiple DVD or CD discs, “bulk edit Office Doc properties, configure a router for port forwarding, & remote control an Android device”, enjoyed the latest set of Geek Deals, and more.

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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 has been significantly changed and improved since the days of Vista and XP. This article provides some of the more useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of Explorer.

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Well… I guess I’m restarting my computer now… [via Reddit]

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In this week’s tips roundup we’re taking a look at an easy way to switch between the desktop and Metro UI in Windows 8, enabling God Mode in Windows 8, and changing the color scheme in the Windows 7 Task Manager.

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iOS: Joypad, a free application for iPhones, turns your phone into a simple NES game controller–additional premium skins replicate other classic controllers.

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Let’s face it: some applications just have really ugly icons. We can do something about that and change the ugly icons into something more pleasing and amp up your geek skills at the same time. Here’s how.

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You may not think that a spell-checker is useful in a browser, but if you use a lot of forms online (for comments, forums, etc.), and you use Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), you may want to install Speckie.

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If you have a large amount of data you wish to burn to disc and it won’t fit on a single DVD or CD, you can make the process easier by using burning software that supports disc spanning. Here’s how to do it.

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If you work with long documents in Word and prefer not to use Master Documents or separate files, you can use bookmarks to jump to specific places in your document.

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