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Diagnose PC Hardware Problems with an Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[04-03-01]-[1].png" />So your PC randomly shuts down or gives you the blue screen of death, but you can't figure out what's wrong. The problem could be bad memory or hardware related, and thankfully the Ubuntu Live CD has some tools to help you figure it out.

Beginner’s Guide to Flock, the Social Media Browser

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-03-[20-16-55].jpg" />Are you wanting a browser that can work as a social hub from the first moment that you start it up? If you love the idea of a browser that is ready to go out of the box then join us as we look at Flock.

Disable the Old Adobe Flash Plugin in Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-04-[15-27-25]-[1].png" />If you've just updated to the Dev or Beta release of Google Chrome, you might have noticed that a special version of Adobe Flash is now integrated into the default distribution of Chrome. But what about your old plug-in?

Crop, Edit, and Print Photos in Windows 7 Media Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-03-[18-27-11].png" />Windows Media Center is a nice application for managing and displaying your personal photos, but you may occasionally need to make some basic edits to your pictures. Today we’ll take a look at how to crop, edit, and print photos right from Windows 7 Media Center.

How to Find Office 2003 Commands in Office 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-03-[19-12-03].png" />Are you new to the ribbon interface in Office 2010? Here’s how you can get up to speed and learn where everything is quickly and easily.

Reset All Internet Explorer 8 Settings to Fix Stability Problems

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-30-[02-24-18].png" />If you like to tweak and customize IE with Add-ons and changing settings, sometimes you may have problems with stability. To save time, you can reset all of the IE settings rather than trying to troubleshoot individual areas.

How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path “Drives” in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-28-[01-52-31]-[1].png" />Have you ever browsed over to another PC on your network using "network neighborhood", and then connected to one of the file shares? Without a drive letter, how do you disconnect yourself once you've done so?

What Is .recently-used.xbel and How Do I Delete It for Good?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-28-[02-40-04]-[1].png" />If you're reading this article, you've probably noticed the .recently-used.xbel file in the root of your User folder, and you're wondering why it keeps constantly coming back even though you repeatedly delete it.

Make Your Mouse Pointers Left-hand Friendly

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-27-[19-26-52].png" />It’s a right-centric world, with everything from pencils to computer mice expecting you to be right-handed. Here’s how you can train your mouse and cursors in Windows 7 and Vista to respect your left-handedness.

Change the User Interface Language in Vista or Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-29-[19-17-01].png" />Would you like to change the user interface language in any edition of Windows 7 or Vista on your computer? Here’s a free app that can help you do this quickly and easily.

Monitor the Weather from Your Windows 7 Taskbar

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-30-[04-05-29]-[1].png" />Keeping up with the weather forecast can be hard when you are extra busy with work. If you need a simple but nice looking way to integrate weather monitoring into your Taskbar then join us as we look at WeatherBar.

Wipe, Delete, and Securely Destroy Your Hard Drive’s Data the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[22-29-10]-[1].png" />Giving a computer to somebody else? Maybe you're putting it out on Craigslist to sell to a stranger—either way, you'll want to make sure that your drive is completely wiped, scrubbed, and clean of any personal data. Here's the easy way to do it.

Monitor System Resources from the Windows 7 Taskbar

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-27-[20-27-14].png" />The problem with most system monitoring apps is that they get covered up with all of your open windows, but you can solve that problem by adding monitoring apps to the Taskbar.
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