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

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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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One of the biggest complaints about Vista has always been the speed problems when copying files, especially large files over the network. If you want to dramatically speed up your file copying, then you want to take a look at TeraCopy.

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So far in our series about free anti-virus utilities we’ve covered AVG, Avast, AntiVir and ClamWin, and today we’re going to show you PC Tools AntiVirus, by the same people that made the well-known Spyware Doctor anti-spyware utility.

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Have you ever wondered how to remove the “Catalyst(TM) Control Center” item from the desktop context menu? After writing yesterday about how to remove the NVIDIA Control Panel, a number of readers wrote in asking how to get rid of the ATI version.

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If you want an open-source anti-virus utility that lets you scan on demand instead of real-time, you may want to take a look at ClamWin, a utility based on the ClamAV scanning engine.

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All settings and components can be controlled from the User Interface. AVG Free Edition includes more than just anti-virus protection.  Other components include:

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Have you ever wondered how to remove the “NVIDIA Control Panel” item from the desktop context menu? If so, you probably didn’t realize that it’s trivially easy to remove.

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One of our many great readers wrote in the other day asking why his computer was making a noise when he pressed the caps lock key. After thinking about it for a minute, I realized that he probably had accidentally turned on Toggle keys, which makes a sound when you press CAPS lock.

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Earlier this week we took a look at free anti-virus application AntiVir which received great comments from everyone. Continuing with our series on free anti-virus tools, today we will take a look at Avast Home Edition.

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So the Drives tab in DriveSpacio will show you a graphical view of all drives on your computer, with all sorts of great charts and graphs.

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Over the next few weeks we will take a look at a few of the reliable free options.

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If you’ve seen the screenshots of Google Chrome on XP vs Vista, you’ve probably noticed that the interface looks completely different. If you want to make your XP version use a slick black theme, you can do so with a custom hack.

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