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Why Doesn’t Disk Cleanup Delete Everything from the Temp Folder?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sshot-2010-12-02-1-01-25-06.jpg" />After you’ve used Disk Cleanup, you probably expect every temporary file to be completely deleted, but that’s not actually the case. Files are only deleted if they are older than 7 days old, but you can tweak that number to something else.

Google Chrome GPU Acceleration Crashing On You? Here’s the Fix

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf741aa3a4eb.jpg" />If you’re running Google Dev channel version of Chrome, you might have noticed that the latest update really broke—the problem is the GPU accelerated canvas option, but you can’t get in there to change it since it keeps crashing. Here’s how to fix it.

Get the Complete Android Guide eBook for Only 99 Cents [Update: Expired]

<img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; margin: ; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image181.png" width="650" height="231">The Complete Android Guide is a 280-page book chock full of every menu option, hidden settings, and secrets that Google’s Android has to offer, and today they’ve got a promotion where you can get the downloadable eBook for only 99 cents. That’s a great deal!

How to Use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to Clean Your Infected PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cef3ab41d2be.jpg" />When you’re dealing with a PC that is completely infected in viruses, sometimes the best thing to do is reboot into a rescue disk and run a full virus scan from there. Here’s how to use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to clean an infected PC.

Our Favorite Tech: What We’re Thankful For at How-To Geek

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image136.png" />It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Check Your Facebook Messages Spam / Junk Email Folder

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image127.png" />Normally when you don’t get an inbound email message that you were expecting, you’re supposed to check your Spam or Junk Email folder—in the new Facebook “Email” (Messages) system, it’s not quite as obvious how to check that folder. So here’s how.

How to Pause an iPad / iPhone App Install (to Let Another One Finish First)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pauseipadinstall.jpg" alt="" title="pauseipadinstall" width="350" height="168" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-36183" />At some point between my two hour Angry Birds marathon today, I happened to be installing some updates when I noticed something interesting—you can pause an application update or install. Here's how it works.

How to Quickly Create New Google Documents with a Shortcut or Hotkey

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image118.png" />If you've switched over from Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you've probably noticed there's just one problem: creating a new document takes far too many steps. Here's how to create new documents with single click—or even a shortcut key.

How to Display a Quote On Your Desktop Using Rainmeter

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image108.png" />I’ve never really been a desktop gadgets and widgets type of person, but I often put an inspirational quote on my desktop wallpaper. Today we’ll show you how to do this using Rainmeter, no matter what wallpaper you switch to.

Antivirus Slowing Your PC Down? Maybe You Should Use Exclusions

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Retro-Virus.png" />Protecting your computer with an antivirus solution is par for the course when you’re dealing with a Windows PC, but unfortunately it slows you down at the same time. Here’s how to improve your performance, at least a little bit.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Make Your Own Fake Virus with Notepad

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image32.png" />Every geek wants to pretend that they are a dangerous hacker with the ability to take down any PC, and after you read this article, you can do show off your skills with nothing more than Notepad.

How To Fix the 10 Biggest Windows Annoyances

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd21c8d5d876.jpg" />Let's face it: Windows can be seriously annoying sometimes, but thankfully there's also usually a workaround or third-party utility that fixes the issue. We've rounded up the ten things that annoy us most, along with how to fix them.

How to Fix VistaSwitcher Showing Blank Windows in the List

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd16ce62f13e.jpg" />We’re huge fans of the VistaSwitcher alternative for Alt+Tab, but unfortunately a recent bug has made it almost unusable for many of us, with lots of blank windows showing up in the list. Here’s how to fix it with a quick settings change.

How to Put a Real Libraries Icon On Your Windows 7 Desktop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce5d836b6dc.jpg" />We’re big fans of hidden registry hacks around here, so when our friend Justin showed how to put a real, working Libraries icon on the desktop, we figured it would make a perfect article for for a few extra geek points.

How to Crash Any Version of Internet Explorer with Simple HTML

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca2cd3d53dc.jpg" />We’ve already shown you why so many geeks hate Internet Explorer, and since it’s almost Halloween we figured we’d show you something really scary—how to crash any version of Internet Explorer with nothing more than HTML and CSS.