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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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Have you ever been watching something in Windows Media Center and wished there was an easy way to switch to Hulu programs? Today we look at Hulu Desktop Integration which allows you to easily switch between Hulu Desktop and Windows 7 Media Center.

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If you like to view album art and the visualizations in Windows Media Player in Now Playing mode, you might want to set it to always display on top of other windows. Here we take a look at how to set it up on WMP 12 in Windows 7.

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Want a better way to view YouTube videos and the surrounding sections in Google Chrome? Now you can always have your video in sight while browsing the rest of the webpage with the VidzBigger extension.

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With the help of UnMicD over at LH (disclaimer: {s}he did the majority of the legwork), I put together a bookmarklet for getting music online using the google/mediafire trick.

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I’ve got a function that toggles a window between being active and being minimized, so I can quickly access my favorite applications with a custom hotkey for each. I’ve been using this system for years, but I’ve started having more and more problems with regaining focus once the window is restored…

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If you’re experiencing slow connections or none at all to your Windows Home Server, a good way to help diagnose issues is with the Windows Home Server Toolkit. Today we take a look at the toolkit and see how it can help you get your connections back.

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Windows Live MovieMaker is a good tool for creating videos in Windows 7, however, one problem is it doesn’t allow you to import videos directly from network locations. Here we’ll take a look at a quick registry hack that will enable network support.

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The Parental Controls feature is a valuable tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on the computer and the programs they’re using. Today we take a look at how to setup and use Parental Controls in Windows 7.

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Do you need occasional quick access to a dictionary or thesaurus while browsing but find opening a new tab with the appropriate website a hassle? Now you can have quick and easy access in the same tab with the DictionaryTip extension for Chrome.

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The new Taskbar in Windows 7 has a lot of cool features, but might not be everything you want it to be. Today we take a look at a free utility that allows you to tweak the Windows 7 Taskbar and change its default behavior.

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If you want to spice up your desktop easily in Windows 7 a good method is changing the Theme. If you’ve already exhausted the default Themes included in the OS, you might want to download new ones. Here we take a look at easily downloading new Themes from Microsoft’s Personalization Gallery.

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One of the cool features of Windows Home Server is being able to set backups of the other computers on your network to the server. Today we take a look at the process of configuring a computer on your network to be backed up automatically to WHS.

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