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When Windows Live OneCare first came out and was in its early stages, many thought it left a lot to be desired, but it has come a long way in its development, offering better and more useful features. This all-in-one security suite offered from Microsoft includes basic security features and more.

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As we have been going through the Secure Computing Series we’ve found Comodo to have some great products.  So far we have taken a look at their Anti-Virus and spoke praise for the Comodo Firewall.  Today we will take a look at Comodo BOClean, a nice “set it and forget it” Anti-Malware utility.

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There are a few utilities built into Vista and XP that allow you to monitor hard drive health, like our previous article on how to generate a full system health report. We’ve also covered third party tools like DriveSpacio, and today we’ll walk through using WinDirStat to visualize hard drive space.

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If you install a lot of different Vista Gadgets you might have come across a situation where your Vista Sidebar no longer is working correctly, or possibly even crashing or (more frequently) just hanging. You can reset the sidebar back to the default settings with a very simple tweak that we’ll explain here.

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Continuing in our series on free anti-virus utilities we need to take a look at Comodo AntiVirus, from the same people as the popular Comodo Firewall. We’ll take a look at their beta version running under Windows XP, although it is Vista compatible.

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If you have multiple user accounts on your computer you might find it annoying to have to click on the icon for your username each time you start up the computer. To remedy this problem you can remove one of the user accounts, or you can just hide it with a registry hack.

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One of the more tedious aspects of reinstalling an operating system is finding all of the drivers for your hardware again. Many times you may not have the CD for a new hardware device, and even if you did the drivers on the disk are likely out of date.

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You’ve got four desktops! Simply click on any of the desktops in the preview screen above to bring that one to the front. (Note there is also a way to get virtual desktops in Windows Vista, but that’s another article.)

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Forgetting your password can be an extremely frustrating situation, and we’ve already shared how to reset your password with the Ultimate Boot CD as well as the System Rescue CD, but you can prevent the situation entirely by creating a password reset disk.

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This article was written by MetroTek Geek from Metrotek Solutions, a provider of Computer Help in the DC area.

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If you are using Vista and have an HP printer, especially of the All-In-One variety, you’ve probably noticed that once a week or so you get this obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog out of the blue asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe.

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Over the past few weeks we have been covering different free utilities to help in keeping your computing experience secure and bug free. Continuing with our Secure Computing series, today we will take a look at the Anti-Spyware utility Spyware Terminator.

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We’ve written previously about how to figure out what type of memory your computer has installed using the great System Information for Windows utility. Today we’ll show you a utility that goes a step beyond that with even more features.

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So far in our series we’ve covered how to reset your Windows password with the Ultimate Boot CD, but if you are a little more technical you might want to simply use the excellent System Rescue CD, which is based on Linux.

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If you’ve just done something in front of a non-geek that surprises them enough to ask “How’d you do that?”, you’ve probably performed a Stupid Geek Trick. Usually these tricks aren’t anything complicated, just little known fun tricks that we like to share.

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One of the staples of any office job is the traditional yellow sticky note, too often used to stick passwords next to the monitor. Being a geek, I figured I would use a digital solution instead… there are a lot of alternatives, but Windows Vista has one built right in.

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We’ve written previously about how to create your own Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, which is based on XP but can still be of use for repairing Vista computers as well. Today we’ll show you how to reset your password easily using that CD.

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One of the staples of any office job is the traditional yellow sticky note, too often used to stick passwords next to the monitor. Being a geek, I figured I would use a digital solution instead… there are a lot of alternatives, but Windows Vista has one built right in.

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So you had a great summer vacation with your family and now you want to share those photos with friends and family. If you are using Windows Vista, you can manage and share those memories with others using Vista’s Photo Gallery and Windows Live Spaces.

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So you had a great summer vacation with your family and now you want to share those photos with friends and family. If you are using Windows Vista, you can manage and share those memories with others using Vista’s Photo Gallery and Windows Live Spaces.

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While we are covering all of the free anti-spyware applications, it’s only fair to talk about the completely free Windows Defender tool built into Windows Vista and available as a free download from Microsoft for XP users.

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If you are a fan of tweaking your system and disabling services, you might find that over time your Windows Services list becomes huge and unwieldy with a large number of services in the list that will never be enabled.

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This article is part of Mysticgeek’s Realm, a How-To Geek blog focused on cyber geekery.

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This is a guest article by Ghaus Iftikhar Nakodari from AddictiveTips.

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This article is part of Mysticgeek’s Realm, a How-To Geek blog dedicated to cyber geekery.

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