If you’re trying to get a bead on the weak spots in your office or home’s Wi-Fi coverage, free Windows application Heatmapper makes short work of generating a heatmap of signal strength for your location.

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Snackr is an Adobe AIR-based RSS ticker. Install, load it with RSS feeds, and watch the news roll right by.

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Are you a fan of medieval or fantasy fiction and role-playing games? Then get ready to renew the magical power of your desktop as it journeys into new realms with our Medieval Theme Customization set.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to master the new Office interface, USB boot a computer with outdated BIOS, and snap windows to preset locations.

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Are you looking for something a bit different for your Windows 7 desktop? Then you may want to have a look at the New Year in Japan theme. The theme comes with eight beautiful backgrounds featuring the tranquil shores of lake...

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If you want to make the switch from Outlook Notes over to Evernote, there’s now a tool to help ease the process. It does run on the command line, but since you only need to use it once, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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This week we learned how to “clone a disk, resize static windows, and create system function shortcuts”, use 45 different services, sites, and apps to help read favorite sites, add MP3 support to Audacity (for saving in MP3 format), install a Wii game loader for easy backups and fast load times, create a Blue Screen of Death in any color, and more.

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Over the years, we’ve written about loads of ways to disable features, tweak things that don’t work the way you want, and remove other things entirely. Here’s the list of the 50 best ways to do just that.

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Just the other day I was trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my laptop in the living room to the desktop downstairs, when I realized that I couldn’t do it because the desktop was running Windows Home Premium—that’s when I realized we’d never covered how to upgrade Windows, so here you are.

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Sometimes classic movie themes work even better than themes that focus on new releases and the Matrix Theme for Windows 7 is a perfect example. The theme comes with 32 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom sounds from the movie, and Matr...

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Everybody that’s ever used Windows has at least heard of the Blue Screen of Death, even if they have been lucky enough to never encounter one themselves. Here’s how to make a BSOD in any color you want, using a couple of clicks.

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Most of the time regular fonts are just what you need for documents, invitations, or adding text to images. But what if you are in the mood for something unusual or unique to add that perfect touch? If you like older runic style writing, then enjoy finding some new favorites for your collection with our Runic Style Fonts collection.

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You may have noticed that the default installation of Audacity doesn’t have built-in support for MP3s due to licensing issues.  Here’s how to add it in yourself for free really easily in few simple steps.

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After nine long years Metapad has returned from the great beyond with a new version. Developer Alexander Davidson has started work on this classic Notepad replacement once again.

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Is Spybot Search & Destroy an integral part of your anti-malware arsenal? Up until now you have always needed to install it locally on a machine to use it, but no longer. The good folks at have made a por...

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This week we take a look at how to clone a hard disk for easy backup or duplication, resize stubbornly static windows, and create shortcuts for dozens of Windows functions.

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This week we learned how to “back up photos to Flickr, automate repetitive tasks, & normalize MP3 volume”, enable “stereo mix” in Windows 7 to record audio, create custom papercraft toys, read up on three alternatives to Apple’s flaky iOS alarm clock, decorated our desktops & app docks with Google icon packs, and more.

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The Arctic has a cold beauty all its’ own and Microsoft helps bring the wonders of the North straight to your desktop with this theme. The theme comes with 15 beautiful images of Arctic animals and icescapes that will h...

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Earlier this week we featured a beautiful Serene Blue Ubuntu wallpaper for you to download. HTG ETC reader Grant was inspired by it and created the equally awesome Windows version that we are sharing with you today.

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If you’re looking for a great book to help you learn more about Windows home networking, there’s a new book on the market by our good friend Ciprian, and published by none other than Microsoft Press.

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Are gorgeous views of cities your favorite way to spice up and decorate your desktop? Then you will definitely want to add the Cityscape Theme to your personal desktop collection. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers sho...

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We’ve covered loads of different anti-virus, Linux, and other boot disks that help you repair or recover your system, but why limit yourself to just one? Here’s how to combine your favorite repair disks together to create the ultimate repair toolkit for broken Windows systems—all on a single flash drive.

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Are you an avid user of Google’s online services, but the icons for your desktop and app launcher shortcuts leave something to be desired? Now you can make those shortcuts shine with style using our Google Themed Icon Packs collection.

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Ever need to record something on your computer exactly as it comes out of your speakers?  Enabling “Stereo Mix” will let you do exactly that, and here’s how to do it.

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Are you up for a bit of old school style video game fun with a twist? Then step up and prepare to defend the Earth from the galactic chicken invasion force in Chicken Invaders!

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