<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-10-[02-01-48].png" />Sometimes you might not want users to have the ability to change Screen Savers and Wallpaper on Windows 7 workstations. Today we look at how to prevent them from changing either one or both.
It’s good to to power off your PC when you’re not using it, but do you ever forget and leave it on? Here’s how to configure Windows to automatically power down at night, but only if you’re not using the PC at the ...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-28-1-03-19-25.jpg" />Have you ever used the Homegroup feature in Windows 7? It’s a great way to share files and printers with all your Windows 7 computers, but if you don’t want it anymore, you can disable or enable the feature easily.
If you’ve ever found yourself right-clicking on something and wondering where all that junk came from, you’re not alone. Want to get rid of the cruft you don’t use, and add some actually useful items to the ...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-23-[02-50-15].png" />Sometimes you might be sharing too much or not enough with your Homegroup in Windows 7. Today we take a look at how to change what files you’re sharing.
Windows HomeGroups are great for setting up quick and easy sharing on home and small business networks. Here’s what you need to know to use them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-05-[19-05-03].jpg" />In Windows XP, you could change the icon associated with a file type in Windows Explorer. In Windows 7, you have to do some registry hacking to change a file type’s icon. We’ll show you a much easier and faster method for Windows 7.
If your Windows PC is throwing an error message at you before it even begins to load Windows, it’s possible that the boot sector on your system partition is damaged, corrupted, or has missing files. Here’s how to ...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-25-[17-02-45].png" />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.
If you've ever needed to create a list of files in a directory, you've likely used a command from the prompt to pipe the directory listing into a file… but what if you could simply right-click on or in any folder and copy a list of the files to the clipboard?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[03-08-33].jpg" />Sometimes you might want to leave a text message for a user before they log into a Windows 7 computer. Today we show you a neat trick that allows you to leave a message they can read before logging in.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-09-[19-00-51].png" />If you don’t know what you're doing in the Registry, you can mess up your computer pretty good. Today we show you how to prevent users from accessing the Registry and making any changes to it.
If you are running out of space on your primary drive, you've probably considered moving your data to a second drive, but the built-in folders such as Documents are all located inside your user directory by default. Luckily Windows Vista provides a simple way to move these folders without causing any problems.