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There are lots of great utilities out there which do essential tasks such as monitoring and reporting that once you have configured them, they just sit in your system tray and do their job without you ever knowing. While this works great for desktop machines, this model is not ideal for server use which, typically, does not have anyone actively logged into it.

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One new feature with the Windows 7 Taskbar is the Notification Area automatically hides certain icons. Here we’ll take a look at making it a bit more manageable.

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When you’re traveling sometimes you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection available for your portable devices or need to share files with another wireless computer. Here is how to create a wireless ad hoc network in Windows 7 to solve the issue.

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There are a lot of new users to Windows 7 who are not happy with the new Start Menu and wish they could revert to the Classic menu. Here is how to at least get back the Classic “All Programs” Menu.

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Friends and family members seem to ask me all the time whether they are running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, and I’ve finally realized that it would make more sense to show everybody how to figure it out for themselves. Here’s the two-step process to find out for yourself.

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Would you like to try out the nifty features in upcoming versions of Google Chrome, or would you rather switch back to the stable version?  Here’s how you can quickly switch between the dev, beta, and release versions of Chrome.

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There are plenty of automatic music organization tools but for those who like to do things by hand, TagScanner is a powerful music organization tool that can be run from a USB drive, and it’s free.

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Something Mac users often need to do is be able to access files stored on Windows shares. Here’s a good way to mount those share, and keep them mounting at login.

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There may be times when you don’t want “the man” knowing what your IM conversations are. Today we look at an Instant Messenger plugin that will keep your conversations completely private.

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Do you regularly use Google Chrome on multiple computers?  Here’s how you can keep almost everything in your browser synced easily in Google Chrome.

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If you have multiple user on your local machine or manage workstations in an office, you might want to enable or disable their password protection for added security. Today we take a look at how to do it in Windows 7.

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In the previous version of Windows Live Writer,  utilizing features was a simple process. Now things are placed in the Ribbon and at times more difficult to access. Here we’ll look at adding anything to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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The new Search feature in Windows 7 has greatly improved for navigating your PC. But how neat would it be to search the Internet from the Start Menu? Here we show you how to do it.

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Have you ever wanted to add the Recycle Bin to your My Computer screen? Yeah, it’s probably not the most common request, but here’s how to do it anyway with a simple registry hack.

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If you just can’t get used to the new Libraries feature in Windows 7, you can easily disable it with a registry hack—though we’d recommend learning about the benefits instead of disabling it.

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Interested in Android but think you need to buy a new phone to try it out? Actually, your Windows Mobile phone may already have the capability of running Android. Today we show you how and the type of phone you’ll need.

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If you’re the administrator of a shared computer or a few in the office, you probably want to have the users change their password periodically for enhanced security. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7 & XP.

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Have you had trouble finding the option to post a draft to your blog in the new Windows Live Writer beta?  Here’s a trick that will let you post a draft post to your blog in one click.

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Most people know that Outlook stores your email in a PST file, but figuring out where that file is located is a lot more tricky. Here’s how to figure out where it is, and how you can move it to another drive to save space on your primary drive.

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Sure, you can hack Windows and install a custom theme if you really wanted to, or pay for a software package to do it for you. What you might not know is that you can use a silly trick to change the color of the taskbar with no added software—without changing your window color.

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Have you ever tried to insert a special character such as the cent sign or the copyright symbol, only to realize that this key isn’t available on your normal keyboard?  Here’s how you can make an AutoHotkey script that will let you easily insert any character you want.

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For some users, changing Windows desktop wallpaper to a personal photo is one of their first tasks after a new install. Today, instead of using a photo, we’ll look at how to create a personal video with Windows Live Movie Maker and then set it as a Windows DreamScene.

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Would you like to download pictures from your Facebook account and your friend’s Facebook pages?  Here’s a nice web app that can help you quickly download your pictures so you can use them anyway you want.

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Would you like to dock windows on the side of your desktop, or add some new mouse tricks to Windows?  Here’s how you can teach Windows 7 some new tricks with Preme for Windows 7.

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Do you like to watch videos or monitor a certain webpage like Twitter while working? OnTopReplica lets you keep your favorite offline or online content on top of everything else.

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