If you try to update certain Windows files (such as programs or word documents) while they are in use, you get the the standard “access denied, file is in use” error. While the reasoning behind this is obvious, it can be quite annoying if you need to update a small executable which is currently in use by another user. In these situations, you have, among others, the following choices, all of which take up your valuable time:
Want to easily stream video from the collection on your computer to a portable Apple Device over Wi-Fi or Internet? Today we take a look at what might be the easiest way to stream video to your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad with Air Video.
Are you wondering if you’re running the 32 bit or the 64 bit version of Office 2010? Here’s how you can quickly find out which version you’re using.
Would you like to export some or all of your notes from Evernote so you can view them in another program or use the data elsewhere? Here’s how you can export everything stored in Evernote in HTML or MHT format.
Nearly ten months have gone by since Windows 7 became available to the public and it has done very well in that short time. This week we would like to know if you have made the leap and upgraded to Windows 7.
Every server administrator has a set of utility programs they like to use. Typically, these tools are kept on each machine to ensure availability and can come from a variety of sources such as Sysinternals and Nirsoft.
We recently showed you how to change the Windows 7 taskbar color to anything you want without any software running in the background, and now we’ve got an even easier way for you to do it with a single click.
If you’re a music enthusiast who prefers Ogg file formats, you’ll find that common players like WMP and iTunes don’t play them without some work. Here is an easy way to get Ogg files to play in iTunes.
If you’re a fan of the Rainmeter customization utility and you’re also a Winamp user, there’s a pretty impressive looking skin that you can use to control your media player from your desktop.
Are you tired of your laptop automatically going to sleep when you shut it’s lid? Here’s how you can make your laptop do what you want it to do when you’re ready to put it up.
SyncToy is a great tool to help you keep your niles and folders synced between drives and devices. Here’s how you can make it do sync automatically so your files will stay synced even if you forget to sync them.
The zip format is the standard for file compression, however many power user and system admin types prefer to use the 7z format because it offers significantly better compression ratios. The zip format does have a few things going for it such as speed (relative to other compression formats) and application support.
Would you like to customize your favorite websites with popular Greasemonkey scripts? Here’s how you can use any user script in Google Chrome with only 3 clicks.
One of the cool things about Windows Home server is the ability to access files remotely. Here we look at basic access to data while on the go from your iPhone or iPod Touch without installing additional apps.
We’ve always been fans of great desktop customization setups, and this one is really simple but looks great—especially the customized Windows 7 taskbar icons.
The new version of Safari has actually evolved into a nice web browser with the addition of extension support. If you you’re using Firefox as well, you might want to import your bookmarks into Safari and we’ll show you how.
We’ve long been fans of system cleaning application CCleaner, even if you do have to uncheck the Yahoo toolbar during the installation process. And now, there’s a way to add 270 more applications to the supported list.
Windows 7 Media Center includes a fair amount of streaming internet TV by default, but you want to add more selections. Today we take a look at the SecondRunTV Beta Plugin that allows you to access more streaming channels.
Are you annoyed by having Messenger automatically sign in when you’re reading your emails in the new Hotmail? Here’s how you can disable the Web Messenger in Hotmail and other Windows Live online apps.
Last year, Microsoft stopped making new versions of Microsoft Money, their personal money management software package—and now they’ve made it available for everybody for free… well, sorta.
Do you need to keep up with time in different time zones around the world? Here here we take a look at adding multiple zones to the Windows 7 System Tray Clock.
Would you like to check spelling and grammar in other languages in Office, or would you like to change the Ribbon UI language? Here’s how you can do it in Office 2010 with an Office Language Pack.
If you’re a HTPC enthusiast and use Windows 7 Media Center, you probably have a lot of scheduled recordings and channel lineups you’d like to backup. Here we take a look at a simple tool that will allow you to do it easily.
The Trillian 5 multi-protocol instant messenger client is really looking amazing… it’s got just about everything you can imagine built right in, and it looks great too.
Many programs and utilities are distributed as portable applications which do not require you to install them. While this is a great option to have, there are a few reasons you might want to “install” these programs. For example, installed programs appear in the Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) list and they typically have entries in the Start Menu. A utility which both installs and builds installers for installer-less programs is NirSoft’s ZipInstaller.