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Are you looking for a quality app launcher that doesn’t cost anything? You actually only need to look to your Windows machine. Today we show you a little-known feature in Windows that provides you with a super powered application launcher.

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Have you ever accidently deleted a file, or removed a crucial part of a document only to realize it no longer makes sense?  Windows 7 is smart enough to protect you from yourself, and here we’ll see how you can restore files in any edition of Windows 7.

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This is what my first experiences with Rainmeter have lead me to so far. It’s a work in progress, but most things I do usually are. Most of the skins are based around the GeoSans 2.0 Skin by gberger. I’m using his skins for the drive icons, and have modified a few others to use the GeoSans font, which I’ve come to love. Other skins used include:

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Do you like to browse shopping, social, and video websites while at work and need a really quick way to hide them if the boss strolls through? Now you can hide those websites easily with the Boss Button extension for Google Chrome.

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Saw the post on Backup Windows Home Server Folders to an External Hard Drive, and the teaser: “In future articles we’ll be covering automated backup solutions locally, over a LAN, and online backup as well.”

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Are you looking for a way to help organize your channel guide in Windows 7 Media Center? Today we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add color coding by category to your channel guide.

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If you’ve got loads of windows open, and would like to tile or cascade just a couple of those windows, it’s a pain to minimize them, then unminimize the windows you want to tile, and then choose Tile from the taskbar context menu… but there’s a better way!

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Once again, there’s a major new version of Digsby, the multi-protocol instant messenger client that works pretty well… if you can deal with some of their unethical past. Last year, we told you to be careful not to install junk software when installing Digsby, then we figured out that Digsby had joined the dark side, and started using your PC to make money without giving you a real choice in the matter.

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There may be times when you’ll want to create a Windows disc image file, to use with a virtual machine or for backup. Today we take a look at using ImgBurn to create an ISO from the physical disc.

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When Windows Updates fail, the error codes returned are designed to make it easier to fix connectivity problems, but are often times useless. Here we’ll show how to fix connectivity problems by allowing ActiveX traffic through your router.

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Compared to the backup tools that come with previous versions of Windows, Vista’s Backup and Restore Center, is a delight – except for one small problem:  It can’t do a complete system (image) backup to another computer on the network.  In this article we learn a workaround to this limitation.

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Do you like using Wolfram Alpha Search and crave on-demand access to it in Google Chrome? See how easy it is to enjoy that Wolfram Alpha goodness with the Chrome Alpha extension.

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Do you use Windows Media Center primarily to watch Live TV?  If so, you may want to avoid a few clicks or keyboard strokes and automatically start Media Center in Live TV mode.

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Have you been waiting to get that Shareaholic goodness in Google Chrome? Then your wait is over. Join us as we take a look at the Shareaholic for Google Chrome extension.

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One of the neatest new features in Windows 7 Professional and above is XP Mode, but not all machines are capable of running it. Today we show you how to use VMware to run XP Mode on machines without Hardware Virtualization.

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There may come a time when one of the computers on your network will need to be restored from a home server backup. To do this you’ll need a WHS Home Computer Restore CD and here we take a look at how to create one.

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Are you frustrated with Chrome always opening “right click selected” new tabs in the background instead of focused? If so, then you will definitely want to have a look at the Tabs To The Front! extension.

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There are lots of video players out there, but one that we think gets overlooked is SMPlayer. It can do anything other video players can do and even more – like remembering where you left off in case you get interrupted during a movie.

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There might be times when you need to shutdown or restart your home server for a variety of reasons. If you’re new to WHS you may not know it can be done from the Console without having to hook up a monitor and keyboard to the server itself.

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Are you tired of those bland channel listings in Windows Media Center? Do you wish they had nice colorful logos like a commercial DVR? Here we look at adding a bit of color and flair to Media Center Channel listings with My Channel Logos.

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Using Windows Home Server to backup computers on your local network is a great tool for your backup strategy. But what about backing up the data on the server itself? Here we take a look at using an external drive to backup some of your important data.

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Are you looking for a way to fine tune your skip forward and back intervals in Media Center for Windows 7? Today we show you how to make a couple changes in the registry so you can customize the skip and replay intervals.

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Would you like to be able to access your files instantly from anywhere?  With Live Mesh you can sync files between computers, mobile devices, and even Macs which is both free and easy. 

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It’s always a good idea to run regular maintenance tasks like Disk Cleanup on your Windows machine to help keep it running smoothly. Today we take a look at how to schedule a basic Disk Cleanup task, and how to use command line switches for a more advanced setup.

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Do you miss having a search box in Chrome and would like to get one back? Then join us as we take a look at the Search Box extension.

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