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Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-18-14-53-33.png" />If you've configured Windows to automatically log you in rather than having to enter a password, you might find it annoying that you still need to enter a password when your PC comes out of sleep mode. Here's the quick fix.

How to Allow Pings (ICMP Echo Requests) Through Your Windows Firewall

Have you ever noticed that with the Windows Vista Firewall enabled, you can't use ping from another computer to see if your Vista computer is alive? Sure, you could take the drastic step of disabling the firewall for testing purposes, but the simple solution is to just allow ICMP requests through the firewall.

How to Customize the Manufacturer Info for Your Windows PC

If you have a computer with pre-installed Windows Vista, most likely you'll notice the manufacturer's support information when you look in the system properties window. If you'd like to customize this information or use a picture of your own in this space, you can do so easily.

How Create a USB Flash Drive Installer for Windows 10, 8, or 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-27-[20-21-19].png" />If you have a netbook and would like to upgrade it to Windows 7, you may be wondering how to do it without a clunky external DVD Drive. Today we show you how to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive.

How To Replace Notepad with Another Text Editor in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-08-[23-46-06].png" />It used to be that Notepad was a necessary evil because it started up quickly and let us catch a quick glimpse of plain text files. Now, there are a bevy of capable Notepad replacements that are just as fast, but also have great feature sets.