We’ve already shown you how to crack your forgotten Windows password with the Ophcrack live CD, but for those that want to really understand the process, we’ve put together a video guide that will help you visually see how it all works.
Are you always nervous that you’ll accidentally download a malicious file or program? Here’s how you can scan files for viruses before downloading them to your computer.
Evernote is a great system for storing notes, images, and web pages so you can find them later, and you can make it even better by integrating the search directly into the Google Chrome Location bar.
The Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite is finally out of beta and available for download—it’s a whole set of very capable applications for free, like Windows Live Writer, Messenger, Sync, and Movie Maker.
You’re no doubt reading this article because you’re wondering what those two processes are doing cluttering up Task Manager, and also wondering why they are in capital letters. You’ve come to the right place.
Want to make it quicker to blog about the things you love, style your posts the way you want, and publicize your content? Here’s how you can make Live Writer a better blogging tool with some of the best plugins we’ve uncovered.
A beautiful outdoors theme consisting of wallpapers with trees, leaves, forests, waterfalls, dew, and droplets. The theme has 29 nature wallpapers, custom icons, and soothing sounds to give your desktop that wonderful “green” touch.
Would you like more of your favorite programs to include jumplists for your favorite tasks? Here’s how you can customize your Windows 7 jumplists quickly with Jumplist Extender.
Would you like to run programs on your PC without installing them? Whether you’re wanting to run an outdated app or just want to try a program before installing it, here’s how you can run many programs online with Spoon.
Here at How-To Geek, we’ve covered many different ways to reset your password for Windows—but what if you can’t reset your password? Or what if you’re using drive encryption that would wipe out your files if you changed the password? It’s time to crack the password instead.
One of the cool features in Vista and Windows 7 is it’s set to automatically defrag your hard drive by default on a weekly basis. If you’re still using XP, here’s how you can set it up to work similarly to Vista or Windows 7.
The new Internet Explorer 9 Beta includes many new features, including a Popular Sites page that presents a nice looking list of your most frequently visited sites when you open a new tab. Here’s how you can customize or remove the Popular Sites page from IE 9.
Have you ever worried that someone could figure out your password by trying different key combinations? Here’s how you can prevent this by temporarily locking your computer when the password is entered incorrectly a couple of times.
Over at the Windows Phone blog, they’ve just announced that one of the top requests from developers was using Visual Basic to write apps for the phone. Visual Basic? Seriously?
Since IE 9 beta was released to the public, there has been a lot of discussion about it feeling strange without the Menu and other Toolbars. You can bring them back easily enough, and here we’ll look at a couple ways of doing it.
Yesterday we introduced you to McAfee’s new URL shortening service. Today we have an extension for Chrome that lets you create mcaf.ee shortened URLs with a single click.
Would you like your computer to automatically lock and require you to enter your password when you exit the screensaver? Here’s how to quickly change your screensaver settings to keep your computer secure when you’re away.
If you’ve been trying out the public beta of Internet Explorer 9, you might want to revert back to IE 8 for some reason. Here we look at how to uninstall IE 9 and get IE 8 back.
Ready to add some “battitude” to your Windows 7 system? Then you should definitely take a look at this Batman theme. The theme consists of 25+ hi-res wallpapers, custom Batman icons, and select sounds from the movie.
Connecting to file servers is something most people do on a daily basis even without thinking about it. In Linux, it may not be intuitive how to quickly connect to a samba or ftp server without a separate program. Here are a few different ways to connect to a remote file server without needing to touch a terminal.
Now that IE 9 Beta has been out for a while, and you’ve had time to explore it, you might want to import bookmarks from other browsers. Here take a look at how to get it done in IE 9 Beta.
Add a wonderful bit of eye candy to your Windows desktop with this HTC phone UI styled gadget. The gadget is animated, easy to configure, and can be set up with weather based wallpapers to match the current conditions.
Would you like to tweak your title bar and menu fonts in Windows 7? Here’s how you can change those little settings you may have enjoyed tweaking in older versions of Windows.
Are you one of the many Vista users who want to get in the Internet Explorer 9 Beta fun? Although Microsoft mostly focused on Windows 7 specific features in it’s information, IE 9 still has a lot of great features for Vista. Let’s see how you can use the best new features from IE 9 including pinning sites and site specific browsers in Windows Vista.
Are you wasting time switching back and forth between your mouse and keyboard while browsing or using webapps? Let’s look at how gleeBox can streamline your browsing experience with innovative keyboard shortcuts and prompts.