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Why Does My Password Expire in Windows?

A reader on the forum asked yesterday why his password kept expiring on his Windows Vista installation, so here's the answer for everybody: Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate all have a built-in feature to allow user accounts to have a password expiration.

Finding RSS Subscriber Counts Through Apache Logs

If you've declined to use a service like FeedBurner to handle your RSS feeds, you might wonder how many subscribers you actually have. This also works well for finding subscriber counts to specific categories or comment posts on your site, which you typically wouldn't run through FeedBurner.

Disable Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista

Windows Vista has all the same Win+X shortcut keys as other versions of Windows, such as Win+E for explorer and Win+D for the desktop, but adds in all of the Win+<num> keys to launch the shortcuts in the Quick Launch menu. But what if you want to disable all these extra keys?

Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7 or Vista

If you've got drives in My Computer that you never access, such as a USB Flash drive that you are using solely for ReadyBoost, a floppy drive, or a network drive only used for a particular piece of software, then you might want to simply hide the drive from your computer.

Automate Adding Bookmarks to del.icio.us

I use del.icio.us to store all of my infrequently used bookmarks, but I've found that browsing by tag just isn't very efficient for me. I always use a full text search through my bookmarks to find what I'm looking for, so what I'm really looking for is a single-click save solution similar to the star button on the Flock browser.
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