Once week we pull some of the more interesting questions from our reader mailbag and share the solutions with you. Today we’re looking at changing icon font color in Windows, searching networked drives, and removing photo backgrounds.
If you want to try out the new Windows 8 but don’t have a CPU that supports virtualization, check out our guide on how to get all the goodness of Windows 8 along side Windows 7 by dual booting.
This week we learned how to check if your CPU supports second level address translation (SLAT), speed up Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, create your own Windows 8 shortcuts, understand those confusing Windows 7 file/share permissions, looked through a roundup of the best Linux home server apps, and more.
Are you ready to fill your desktop with super-powered goodness? Then you will definitely want to download the Marvel Comics theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 42 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Marvel super hero icons, and s...
Want to take the next generation of Windows for a free test drive? Of course you do; it’s still got that new car smell. Read on to see how you can combine the Windows 8 developer release with VirtualBox for free next-gen OS exploration.
Earlier this week we asked whether you were the first in line to try out new things—operating systems, upgrades, etc.—and now we’re back with a roundup of your responses.
When you’re using Linux, a popular way to share files with Windows is via Samba. For beginners, it can be a real pain to configure it manually, but with the right tool, it’s as easy as pie.
Have you ever tried to figure out all of the permissions in Windows? There’s share permissions, NTFS permissions, access control lists, and more. Here’s how they all work together.
Once a week we dump out the tips box mailbag and share the weeks hottest tips with you. This week we’re looking at how to speed up Windows 7,
It’s easy to customize and move all the Windows tiles around, but what if you want to create your own shortcuts for portable apps, or something really useful, like adding the missing Shutdown or Reboot shortcuts back? Here’s how to do it.
Are you the first in line to try out a new OS or major upgrade? Do you hang back and let the fools rush in to work out the beta-level bugs? This week we want to hear about your early adoptions (or lack there of).
The addition of the Ribbon to Explorer in Windows 8 wasn’t exactly a popular decision—there were outcries from loads of people about how it would make the whole experience bloated and waste space. Here’s the simple solution.
Yesterday Microsoft released the first preview release of Windows 8, and we spent all night testing it out and diving into how it all works. Here’s our review, and the normal How-To Geek style screenshot tour, with loads and loads of pictures.
Want to get your hands on Windows 8? You can get your copy today – well, the developer preview at least. It’s available RIGHT NOW, from this link:
Oh no! How will that poor Ubuntu system ever survive such a vicious attack from Windows malware?!
Android: If you’re a fan of the status bar in WP7 but not in a hurry to get an actual WP7 phone, StatusBar+ brings a WP7 style status bar to Android.
Macs. The finest computers made by Apple, known for their simplicity and style, their Operating System, and their price. If Mac OS X is all you’re craving for, read and find out how to install it on your custom-built computer!
We’ve covered two popular file copying programs for Windows: TeraCopy and SuperCopier. But how well do they really work, and do we even need them? We pit them in battle for your amusement, readers, so check out who won.
Windows 8 will bring a lot of new features to the Windows computing environment, one of which will be Hyper-V. In order to run Hyper-V your processor must support Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). Read on to find out if your processor supports SLAT.
It’s that Ask How-To Geek time of week again; this week we’re looking at monitoring Android mobile usage, learning Windows keyboard shortcuts, and repairing old photographs.
Windows/Mac/Linux: If you take your wallpaper acquisition and rotation needs seriously, Wally is a powerhouse of a wallpaper management tool. Download wallpapers automatically, rotate them, and more.
The Fast and Furious movie series has been speeding across our screens for ten years now, so why not bring all the goodness from the series to your desktop at the same time? The theme comes with 37 hi-Res wallpapers, custom i...
Following our article on Advanced Query Syntax in Windows 7, commenters voiced their frustration with Windows Search. Here, we have a few tweaks you can use to get the functionality you want, but we also consider some alternative search programs.
If there’s one thing that drives geeks crazy, it’s a slow-booting system. That’s why for Windows 8, Microsoft went back to the drawing board to redesign the boot process for speed.
Once a week we dump out the reader mailbag and share handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at quickly resizing windows with a click, changing the default download directory in Windows, and some DIY coffee roasting tips.