XP Tip: Create More Locations In Send To Menu

Anything I can do to make XP function more efficiently at work is definitely a plus.  Although I am not a Keyboard Ninja, I do like to make navigation within the OS easier.  One way of achieving this is to add additional locations to the “Send To” menu in XP. 

How-To Geek: First Year in Review

We’ve finally reached the 1 year mark here at How-To Geek, and so it’s time to take a long, slightly boring look back at what we’ve accomplished. I’m sure only about three of you will read all the way to the bottom, so I just used lorem ipsum to fill in the last couple of paragraphs.

Add a Virtual PC to XP (Part 2)

Ok!  In Part 1 we went through and set up the basic configuration for our Virtual PC using Windows Virtual PC 2007.  Now lets go ahead and load the Operating System and look at some of the features.

Add A Virtual PC To XP (Part 1)

Why should Vista Ultimate get all of the cool toys like Virtual PC?  You can add Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to your existing XP box now.  This is a free download from Microsoft.  In this post I am going to go through the set up and basic configuration of a virtual machine on Windows XP.  I find this most useful for other Microsoft OS’s.  If you want to run Linux an other alternative OS on Windows I would check out vmware.

Retrieve Deleted Files Using Shadow Copy In Server 2003

In IT having good backups is extremely essential.  Your worst nightmare is when an end user deletes the company yearly accounting reports.  If your business is using Server 2003 getting those files back in a hurry is extremely easy with the Shadow Copy feature.  This feature was added to Server 2003 for just such instances.  In fact, by educating the end users they can retrieve the files without having to involve IT.

Wait, How do I Turn on DreamScene Again?

So you installed Windows DreamScene through Windows Update, but where did it go? You can’t find it in the start menu anywhere, and it’s not in Program Files… Turns out that just installing it doesn’t always mean that it’s enabled.

Enable "Ubuntu Style" Logons in Windows Vista

If you like the way Ubuntu requires you to enter your username and password instead of clicking on an icon, you can enable the same thing for Windows Vista in a somewhat similar style logon process. This is really most useful for home users, as domain users should already see this screen.

Add An Extra Drive With Gmail Drive Extension

Gmail Drive is a third party software extension originally thought up by Richard Jones  that allows you to use your Gmail account as though it is a drive attached to your local machine.  You have the ability to drag and drop files into that drive and retrieve the files from another machine if necessary.  Let’s take a look at how it works.

Another Desktop Cube for Windows XP/Vista

The Desktop Cube effect for Linux is extremely popular because people love eye candy, but the choices for Windows are much less interesting. The latest utility to give this effect for Windows is surprisingly fast, and works on both XP and Vista.

Office 2007 Install Add-Ins

You can install Add-In software to most Office 2007 applications.  Microsoft bundled add-in software with this release of Office.  The software is included with 2007 but is not automatically installed.  Here I am going to demonstrate how to complete the process with Excel 2007.