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Continuing in our series covering how to use Virtual PC, this week we’ll be showing you how to install Windows 7 into a virtual machine. It’s a very simple process, but here’s the step-by-step guide for beginners.

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Ever wonder how your home network ranks on the geek scale? The good folks over at 7 Tutorials have put together an interesting post detailing the results of a survey on what the average geeky network really consists of.

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Po, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five are back once again as a new evil in the form of Lord Shen emerges to take over China and possibly threaten the existence of kung fu itself. The theme comes with nine wallpapers to help ...

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If you downloaded the Small World Theme featured earlier today or just happen to have an insect themed desktop, then we have a nice set of bug icons to add a fun touch to your desktop setup.

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Are you ready for a different perspective on your desktop? Then get ready to view a small world that is larger than life with the Small World Theme for Windows 7. This terrific theme comes with 16 wallpapers showcasing how th...

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at understanding allocation sizes, tweaking your right-click context menu, and changing the taskbar color.

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If you’re trying to install an OS or are testing out boot disks, you might be wondering how to change the boot device. Here’s the quick and easy technique to change it.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the contents of your flash drive toolkit. You shared your software lists and tricks; now we’re back to highlight the trends in reader toolkits.

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Every week we tip into our mail bag and share great tips from your fellow readers. This week we’re looking at an easy way to sync your bookmarks between IE and Firefox, using simple Windows toolbars, and a clever way to ID USB cables.

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If you’ve got a hard drive formatted with the FAT32 file system, you might have found that you can’t copy large files to that drive. So how do you fix that, and convert the file system over to NTFS? Here’s how.

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If you’ve played Minecraft, then it’s easy to see how much fun it can be. Running your own server lets you bring all of your friends into the same game, and you can play with rules you get to make or break. It’s the ultimate in an already addictive game!

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The battle between the birds and pigs for possession of the eggs and final victory is nothing less than epic. If you love Angry Birds, then we have the perfect theme for your Windows 7 system.

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Don’t think that it’s just your banking details that are important: after all, if someone gains control over your account login they not only know the information contained in that account, but the odds are that same login information may be used on various other accounts. And if they compromise your email account, they can reset all your other passwords.

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The folks over at the iTOK Blog have put together a chart comparing Macs and PCs based on features such as stability, affordability, speed, software compatibility, and more. Here is your chance to weigh in on the matter of wh...

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Has your digital picture or music library become so large that you have a hard time sifting through them to load up your devices? Well, why do yourself what your computer can do for you? With a simple customizable script, you can easily have Windows pick random files from one folder and copy them to another.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at data latency while playing computer games, how to use your laptop screen as a secondary monitor, and how to easily list and ID the components in your Windows machine.

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Obviously this isn’t terribly useful, which is exactly what makes it a Stupid Geek Trick. Either way, it’s a good learning experience to better understand how your OS works.

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Windows 7 has a ton of great features, most of which are really obvious—but there’s also some great features hidden away that you might not know even exist. One of these is that Windows 7 can automatically change your default printer based on which network you’re connected to.

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With specific hardware configurations, Windows refuses to let you change the Critical Battery Level below a specific point. If you’ve got a big battery, this prevents you from using every last bit of juice. Thankfully, there are two easy workarounds.

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The Ceph are back and tougher than ever as the battle now rages in New York City. Join U.S.M.C. Force Recon Marine “Alcatraz” as he struggles to defeat the Ceph and stop the spread of the Ceph-created Manhattan Vi...

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Windows DreamScene was a great feature in Windows Vista, which allowed you to put videos as desktop wallpapers but unfortunately it was replaced by a slideshow feature in Windows 7. Here’s how to get it back.

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If your PC is infected with the Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 malware or something similar, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to show you how to get rid of it, and free your PC from the awful clutches of this insidious malware (and many others)

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If you’ve been waiting to upgrade for a current iOS version jailbreak, now is the time to do it. It works on every iOS device except, alas, the freshly minted iPad 2.

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Active Directory lets companies manage users, computers, printers, and more from a centralized location. Have you wanted this functionality at home but don’t have money for Windows Server? Here’s how you can promote Windows Home Server to a domain controller.

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