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Scan a Windows PC for Viruses from a Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-36-29].jpg" />Getting a virus is bad. Getting a virus that causes your computer to crash when you reboot is even worse. We’ll show you how to clean viruses from your computer even if you can’t boot into Windows by using a virus scanner in a Ubuntu Live CD.

Listen to Online Radio with Antenna

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-51-16].jpg" />Are you looking for some fresh new music to listen to at home or at work? With Antenna you can listen to online radio stations from all over the world.

Compress Large Video Files with DivX / Xvid and AutoGK

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[17-45-24].jpg" />Have you ever recorded home video on a camcorder only to find the video size is enormous? What if you wanted to share a video clip on YouTube or another video sharing site, but the file size was bigger than the maximum upload size? Today we’ll look at a way to compress certain video files, such as MPEG and AVI, with Auto Gordian Knot (AutoGK).

Setup Remote Access in Windows Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[02-19-46].jpg" />One of the many awesome features of Windows Home Server, is the ability to access your server and other computers on your network remotely. Today we show you the first steps to enable Remote Access to your home server from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Change or Reset Windows Password from a Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[15-15-41].png" />If you can’t log in even after trying your twelve passwords, or you’ve inherited a computer complete with password-protected profiles, worry not – you don’t have to do a fresh install of Windows. We’ll show you how to change or reset your Windows password from a Ubuntu Live CD.

Add Windows 7’s AeroSnap Feature to Vista and XP

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[15-23-28].jpg" />Are you using Windows Vista or XP and want that Windows 7 AeroSnap goodness on your own system? Then join us as we look at AeroSnap for Windows Vista and XP.

Copy Excel Formatting the Easy Way with Format Painter

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-31-[01-07-55].png" />The Format Painter in Excel makes it easy to copy the formatting of a cell and apply it to another. With just a few clicks you can reproduce formatting such as fonts, alignment, text size, border, and background color.

Make Your 64 bit Computer Look like a Commodore 64

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[01-08-54].png" />The Commodore 64 was one of the bestselling home computers ever, and many geeks got their first computing experience on one of these early personal computers. Here’s an easy way to revisit the early years of personal computing with a theme for Windows 7.

Add a Scrollable Multi-Row Bookmarks Toolbar to Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[21-28-12].png" />If you keep a lot of bookmarks available in your Bookmarks Toolbar then you know that accessing some of them is not as easy as you would like. Now you can simplify the access process with the Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox.

Make Your PC Look Like Windows Phone 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-01-[13-53-06].jpg" />Windows Phone 7 offers a unique and exciting UI that displays lots of information efficiently on the screen. And with a simple Rainmeter theme, you can have the same UI and content directly on your Windows 7 desktop.

Remove Office 2010 Beta and Reinstall Office 2007

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[20-45-23].png" />Have you tried out the Office 2010 beta, but want to go back to Office 2007? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to remove your Office 2010 beta and reinstall your Office 2007.

Play a Webpage Display Prank in Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[01-18-29].png" />Are you looking for a fun but innocent prank to play on someone who loves using Google Chrome? If so then you may want to have a closer look at the Upside Down extension for Chrome.

Beginner Geek: How to Burn an ISO Image to a Disc

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-31-[00-46-44].png" />There may be a time when you have an ISO image that you need to burn to a CD or DVD for use in a computer or other device. Today we show you how to do it using ImgBurn, ISO Recorder, and Windows Disc Image Burner in Windows 7.

Add a Hovering Image Toolbar to Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[20-08-52].png" />When you work with webpage images in Firefox you normally have to use the Context Menu to do anything with them. The Image Toolbar extension provides an extra toolbar to use when you hover your mouse over webpage images.

Gain Quick Access to the Cache in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[19-51-26].png" />Are you looking for a quick and simple way to view the contents of the cache in Firefox? Then you will definitely want to see how easy it can be using the CacheViewer extension.

Use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a Boxee Remote

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-29-[23-30-09].png" />Are you a Boxee user looking for a remote control solution? Well, you might not need to look any further than your pocket. The free Boxee Remote App turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a a simple and easy-to-use Boxee remote.

Multitask Like a Pro with AquaSnap

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-31-[02-29-49].jpg" />Are you tired of shuffling back and forth between windows? Here’s a handy app that can help you keep all of your windows organized and accessible.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Chrome with a Single Click

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-29-[23-53-28].png" />Do you have a Google Reader account and need a quick simple way to subscribe to new RSS feeds while you browse? Then you will definitely want to have a look at the Chrome Reader extension for Chrome.

Add an Opera Style Status Bar to Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-27-[17-50-501258].png" />Anyone who has used Opera will be familiar with the information presented for the webpage that is currently loading in the browser (i.e. number of images loaded). If you would like to have that same functionality in Firefox then join us as we look at the Extended Statusbar extension.

Getting Started with Media Browser for Windows Media Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-29-[01-17-47].jpg" />If you are a Windows Media Center user, you’ll really want to check out Media Browser. The Media Browser plug-in for Windows Media Center takes your digital media files and displays them in a visually appealing, user friendly interface, complete with images and metadata.
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