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Ninite Installs All Your Favorite Windows Programs at Once

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-04-[17-33-48].png" />If you are upgrading to Windows 7 from XP you will need to do a clean install, and installing your favorite apps again is time consuming and annoying. Today we look at a new service that will install your favorite applications while you walk away and do something more enjoyable.

How to Make Your Own DVDs from Almost Any Video File

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbbf47b11a34.jpg" />If you’ve got a lot of AVI videos in your media collection, you might want to be able to play them on your DVD player—or even more likely, give a DVD to a family member to watch. Here’s how to create your own DVDs easily.

How to Disable the Search History in Windows File Explorer

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-21-[00-11-17].png" />The new search feature in Windows 7 has been enhanced greatly in this version of Windows, and by default it saves recent searches. If you are annoyed by this and want to turn it off, we will show you how using Group Policy Editor.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Browse the Web from Outlook

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2436.png" />Most of us spend a painful amount of time in Microsoft Outlook, reading emails from the pointy-haired bosses and sending TPS reports around. Since you're already in Outlook, why not browse the web a little?

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-09-[17-12-57].png" />When System Restore was introduced in Windows XP it has helped save some major computer snafus on several occasions. The feature is still included in the new Windows 7 operating system and today we will take a look at how to create a new restore point.

How to Completely Disable Internet Explorer in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-21-[21-18-54].png" />A lot of Windows users out there dislike Internet Explorer enough that just using a different browser is not enough, they want it gone. Although there is not a way to completely uninstall it, let's take a look at how to disable IE 8 in Windows 7 so you won't have to deal with it anymore.

How to Save Searches in Windows for Quick Access Later

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-21-[18-41-28].png" />If you regularly search for a certain group of files in Windows 7, saving searches is a great way to access them more quickly. Here we'll take a look at how to share and organize searches in Windows 7.

How to Convert a Google Docs Document to Microsoft Office Format

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2009-12-14-[21-00-15].png" />Google Docs offers a great service that allows you to access and edit documents from anywhere there is a web connection. Sometimes you might need to grab all of those documents and bring them to another machine. Here we take a look at exporting Google documents to your computer.

Add Security to Your Important Documents in Office 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-13-[23-16-32].png" />Sometimes you need to keep your important documents secure so only certain individuals can read and edit them. Here we take a look at how to restrict editing and encrypt your documents in Office 2010.

Geek Fun: Skip Through YouTube Videos with the Number Keys

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ccfe1107ba6b.png" />Have you ever been watching a YouTube video and want to get to the good part quickly without waiting for it to load? Today we have a cool tip showing how to use the number keys to navigate through videos the easy way.

Quick Tip: Setup and Cancel Appointments in Outlook 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ccf65f47f619.png" />Getting everyone in one place at the same time for appointments can be daunting at times. Outlook makes it easy to setup appointments and invite attendees as well, and here we look at doing it in Outlook 2010.

Use Your UPS to Gracefully Shut Down Your PC During Power Outages

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce4a8940a72.jpg" />If you live in an area that has a lot of blackouts, brownouts, and spikes in your electricity, it’s important to have a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect your investment. Here’s how your APC UPS can shut down your PC gracefully.

How To Sync Browser & Delicious Bookmarks to Your iOS Device

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc4baaba02ef.png" />Having an iOS device is essentially like having a mini computer with you all the time. If you browse the web with it, syncing your browser bookmarks between your computer and device is a must and we’ll show you how.

Use Your iPhone or iPod Touch as a Remote Control for VLC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc220c439464.png" />If you’re a fan of VLC for your multimedia needs, and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you might want to use it as a remote. Here we take a look at a couple of free apps that allow you to do it easily.

How To Create Printable Booklets in Microsoft Word

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc1109a2d64a.png" />There are times where you'll need to create a small booklet of literature for a company or organization, and thankfully Microsoft Word 2010 makes the process easy. Here's the quick guide on how to do it.

Getting Started With the New Windows Live Mesh 2011

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb7d8c588d6a.png" />Recently Microsoft has been indecisive with it’s Live Mesh / Sync cloud based services. After introducing Live Mesh Public Beta and some renaming, it’s now called Live Mesh 2011, and we’ll show you how to get started with it.