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When you delete a file in Windows, only the reference to the file is removed from the file system table. The file still exists on disk until other data overwrites it, leaving it vulnerable to recovery.

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If you’ve ever checked your Windows Experience Index, you might wonder whether you can increase these numbers without buying a new PC. Today we’re going to show you how to hack the WEI to show whatever numbers you want.

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One of the most popular searches for Windows 7 on this site is how to mount an ISO image in Windows, and now Microsoft has announced that it will be a native ability in Windows 8.

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a program that automatically downloaded, categorized, and organized your favorite television shows—a true fire-and-forget solution? There is; read on as we show you how to build a supercharged TiVo with Sick Beard.

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Do you love animals? Then you will definitely want to download this beautiful theme featuring wildlife from across the world. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers, wild animal icons, and custom sounds to make your deskto...

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Whether it is just a hobby or your full-time job, photography can be a lot of fun and make you feel great when you capture those rare shots. So why not display that photo-loving passion on your desktop with our Photographer’s Desktop Customization set?

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Have you ever wished that Windows displayed the full date instead of the short date format in the Windows 7 Taskbar? With this easy tutorial, you will have Windows displaying the date exactly how you want it to.

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If you were making a list of the features you want most in Windows Explorer, what would be at the top? Here’s a look at what Windows 8 has to offer for your file management tasks.

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Do you spend a lot of time using Windows Explorer? Wouldn’t it be handy if you could start your favorite program right from within the Explorer window? There’s an easy way to add applications to your Favorites List in Explorer.

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This week we learned how to bump your desktop into 3D with BumpTop, get blazing fast, powerful, XP-style search in Windows 7, “learned what makes a portable app portable, how to build a Firefox kiosk, & how to safely store headphone cables”, found out what causes the “File Downloaded from the Internet” warning and how to easily remove it, enjoyed the latest batch of Geek Deals, and more.

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There’s loads of information suddenly pouring out of Microsoft about how Windows 8 really works, and today they explained how they are handling when you copy files over top of other files with the same name.

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Are you one of the many people frustrated with the way the search utility changed in Windows 7? Handy features from previous versions have been moved or removed and it can be very slow for a lot of files.

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Do you enjoy the look of colorful, serene abstract art on your desktop? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this wonderful Yinean Abstract theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 26 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom ico...

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No security problems or worries with this one eh?

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We all love Windows 7, but who doesn’t want to find out more information about the upcoming version of Windows? Today Microsoft released some information about the new copy/move/delete dialogs.

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Your desktop doesn’t have to be a boring graveyard for lost and forgotten files anymore! Transform it with BumpTop into 3D desktop that help you keep organized. Like a real desk. Create the desktop that suits your needs and style.

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Geralt of Rivia is back once again and this time he must hunt down an assassin to clear his name regarding the assassination of the king of Temeria, King Foltest. This well-crafted theme comes with 18 wallpapers and system so...

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Sometimes sitting back and watching fish swim in an aquarium can be very relaxing, so why not bring that same soothing experience to your desktop? Give your desktop a peaceful, underwater look with our Aquarium Customization set.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at what makes portable apps, well, portable,  how to set up an Ubuntu-based Firefox kiosk, and tangle-free headphone storage.

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This week we learned how to “set up credit card processing on Android phones, resize a Windows 7 partition, & use an Android phone as a data modem”, prioritize your network traffic with DD-WRT, use Conditions & If-Then statements in shell scripting, found out how you use virtual machines, improved the view on iPad screens with an outdoors wallpaper collection, and more.

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Everyone’s favorite British archaeologist Lara Croft has gotten into one tough scrape after another as she travelled across the world in search of ancient relics. Now you can bring her adventures to your desktop with our Tomb Raider Wallpaper collection.

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Now that you have had time to get settled in with your new Google+ account, why not bring that Google+ goodness to your desktop with this great theme for Windows 7? The theme comes with 20 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Google+ ic...

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Earlier this week we asked you to sound off with your Virtual Machine adventures, tips, and tricks. Now we’re back to highlight what you said in this week’s recap.

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Once a week we dip into the tips box and share some of the great reader tips that come our way. This week we’re looking at protecting your ears with automatic volume adjustment in Android, a compact way to take advantage of Windows ReadyBoost, and secure phone charging on the go.

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We’ve covered enough of the basics in our guide on shell scripting that you should feel comfortable experimenting. In this week’s installment, we’ll be tackling some of the more fun stuff, like conditions and “if-then” statements.

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