User Account Control, otherwise known as UAC, was regularly cited as one of Vista’s problems and was even the subject of an Apple advertisement. However, this feature has greatly increased the security of Vista computers, and today we’ll see how it’s been improved in Windows 7.
Everyone needs a few minutes to relax and unwind during the work day. For some people visiting their favorite social network is the perfect solution, but if you love games then you will definitely want to have a look at the Avalanche!! extension for Google Chrome.
Do you wish you could just jump right into playing music when you open Media Center? Or maybe just skip that start up animation? Today we are going to show you a variety of startup switches that will allow you to customize the way Media Center opens in Windows 7.
If you’ve got a pet or toddler, then you know that an unguarded keyboard is a recipe for disaster – deleted files, lost work, and hard-to-explain Facebook status updates are just the beginning. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable your keyboard at the touch of a button – and, of course, how to re-enable it.
What’s a geek to do with VMware, extra hard disk space, and RAM to spare? Why fill it with all the operating systems he can! For the fun of it, we take a look at virtualizing a classic version of Windows.
Windows Home Server comes with some shared folders in different categories by default, and chances are you’ll want to create your own as well. Today we show you how to create your own shared folders, manage permissions, enable folder duplication, and more.
Would you like to use Ubuntu Linux programs, but prefer the convenience of Windows 7? With VMware Player, you can install a full copy of Ubuntu and integrate it with your Windows 7 computer for free.
If you use the Movie Library in Windows 7 Media Center to access and view your movie collection, you know that the interface leaves a little to be desired. Today we are going to show you how you can add movie cover art and metadata in your Movie Library with a program called YAMMM.
Do you need a nice simple way to manage your Windows Live account without maintaining a “permanent tab” throughout the day? Then join us as we take a look at the Pop HotMail extension for Google Chrome.
Microsoft removed many of the personalization options in Windows 7 Starter, the cheap edition for netbooks. There is still a lot of stuff you can customize, though some of it is hidden, so here we’ll show you how to make your netbook your very own.
When using your new Windows 7 machine there might be times when something goes wrong with a driver or an app and Windows becomes unstable. Today we’ll show a complete System Restore process on a Windows 7 computer where the Office 2010 Uninstall went awry.
Do you have a hard drive full of ripped movies in ISO file format? Are you looking for an easy way to play them in Windows Media Center? Today we show you how to configure Windows Media Center so you can automatically view those ISOs directly from the Movie Library.
Windows Home Server is easy to setup and use so anyone with basic computer knowledge can operate their own server. But what if you’re an advanced user and want more control over various administrative functions? The Advanced Admin Console Addin gives you exactly that.
One of the cool features in Windows 7 is XP Mode. However, it’s only available for Windows 7 Professional and above, leaving Home Edition and Vista users out of luck. Today we’ll show you how to create your own XP Mode to run on Vista or Windows 7 Home Premium.
Have you ever found that a quick recommendation for a similar site to the one that you are looking at would be handy? If so then you might want to check out the Google Similar Pages extension for Chrome.
A few months back, LH posted a link to TouchFreeze: http://lifehacker.com/5412986/touchfreeze-disables-your-touchpad-as-soon-as-you-start-typing
One of the advantages of Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3 is its integration with Windows Media Center. Here we take a look at installing the Windows Media Center Connector and the features it has to offer.
Do things start to get out of control for you when you have a lot of tabs open in Google Chrome? Get control back and easily manage those tabs with the Tab Menu extension.
Do you have a collection of movie files on your computer? Perhaps you have an external hard drive or two loaded up with AVI or MPEG video files? Well, today we’ll show you how to add those files to the Movie Library so you can watch them in Windows Media Center.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.”
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.