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A hard working admin is constantly opening and closing multiple programs to get work done. When you’re working in PowerShell, we can use aliases to make switching to a new program as fast as possible.

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The new Taskbar in Windows 7 is a great new feature, but sometimes you might have too many apps and not enough room. Today we take a look at Jumplist Launcher that allows you to consolidate the app launchers on the Taskbar.

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Navigation in Windows 7 is a lot easier with the new Taskbar, but it could be easier with everything in one central location. Mouse Extender is a free utility that allows you to navigate through Windows easier.

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There are a few application launchers out there to choose from, Launchy probably being the most well known.  One app launching utility which seems under the radar is Executor.  Though similar to Launchy in its interface one could argue Executor is superior in its additional functionality. You can browse your entire file system and like Launchy you can perform Wiki and Google searches.

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You might be interested in trying out Linux applications, but the idea of creating a dual boot system, using slow Live CDs, or setting up a VM doesn’t appeal to you. Today we take a look at andLinux which allows you to run Linux applications on your Windows computer.

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If you have a shared or public computer that several people use, you might want to restrict access to it’s drives to prevent users from deleting important data. Today we look at restricting access to some or all drives on the machine using Local Group Policy.

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Sometimes you need a quick and easy way to resize your pictures to email, post on your blog, or put on a mobile device. Today we take a look at the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows that allows you to resize pictures and images.

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Do you want a quicker way to access Chrome’s special pages (instead of using the menus or typing in the special URLs)? Now you can access them easily using a single button with the Chrome Page extension.

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Do you wish there was a hassle free way to migrate physical machines to VMs for testing and consolidation? Today we take a look at Disk2VHD from Sysinternals which is a simple solution for turning physical Windows machines into VM’s–even while they’re up and running.

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The Aero feature in Vista and Windows 7 is an awesome new enhancement, but sometimes it doesn’t display correctly and there is no transparency effect. Here are some quick steps you can take to repair it.

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Would you like an easier way to select multiple files in Windows Explorer without having to hold down the “Ctrl” or “Shift” key? Today we take a look at enabling the check boxes feature which might be easier for some users to select multiple items.

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The Windows Live SkyDrive service is nice for storage and for sharing documents, but it can be annoying to always have a browser open to access it. Today we take a look at a free utility that lets you access your SkyDrive from Windows Explorer.

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When you’re trying to fix a computer or are setting it up for certain functionality for a business, it can be quite annoying always getting error messages when you know what your doing. Today we take a look at disabling those messages in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

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If you are looking for a way to customize your XP machine for the holidays, you might want to install the oldie but goodie ChristmasTheme 2004 from Microsoft. Here we take a look at what you can expect when installing it on your XP computer.

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Are you looking for an easy visual way to manage high numbers of tabs and/or windows in Firefox? Then you will want to see what the Firefox Showcase extension has to offer.

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If you’re moving from XP to Windows 7, you might have a hard time adapting to the new User Interface. Today we take a look at the free utility called ClassicShell, which gives you the original Start Menu and classic Windows Explorer features back.

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It can be a horrible feeling if your new Windows 7 computer doesn’t boot properly into Windows or startup at all. If it happens to your machine, don’t panic, and try out the Startup Repair Tools included with the OS.

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If you’ve configured Windows to automatically log you in rather than having to enter a password, you might find it annoying that you still need to enter a password when your PC comes out of sleep mode. Here’s the quick fix.

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Do you like to customize the Windows interface, and tired of the standard log on screen in Windows 7? Today we take a look at Windows 7 Logon Background Changer which is a free and Open Source app that lets you easily customize the logon screen.

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Got some great family photos and looking for a way to make nice collage wallpapers for the upcoming holidays? See how easy it is to do at the Photovisi website.

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Do you miss having the Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7? Now you can get that functionality back with the highly customizable free utility SE-TrayMenu.

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Windows 7 offers a much better utility for backing up your computer than previous versions of Windows, but sometimes it might take up too much disk space. Here we take a look at how to get some space back by deleting older backups.

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If a major disaster occurs and you find you’re no longer able to boot into Windows 7, you may need to do a recovery. Today we take a look at restoring your Windows 7 machine using a System Repair Disc and a backed up system image.

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Are you looking for a Network Activity Indicator that shows more life than the default one in Windows 7? Now you can get the classic dual monitor icon style version back and see when network activity is occurring.

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In our previous article, we showed you the fastest way to go from a simple list of users to their creation in Active Directory. However, you’ll frequently get a list of users that will have extra data fields. Since we can’t write a script ahead of time for every possible scenario, we’ll show you how to take our user creation PowerShell script and modify it to suit your purpose.

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