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The 50 Best How-To Geek Windows Articles of 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image184.png" />Even though we cover plenty of other topics, Windows has always been a primary focus around here, and we’ve got one of the largest collections of Windows-related how-to articles anywhere. Here’s the fifty best Windows articles that we wrote in 2010.

The 20 Best How-To Geek Explainer Topics for 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image181.png" />It’s near the end of 2010, and we’ve put together a list of the 20 best “Explainer” articles of the year—where we answer a question and teach you a little more about the topic. Enjoy!

How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d0bb21e1804e.jpg" />The caps lock key is one of those remnants of another age of computers, back when people used to shout at each other more often. Unless you're in the accounting department, it's probably not very useful, so today we'll learn how to disable it.

How to Use the Avira Rescue CD to Clean Your Infected PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image126.png" />When you’ve got a PC completely infected with viruses, sometimes it’s best to reboot into a rescue disc and run a full virus scan from there. Here’s how to use the Avira Rescue CD to clean an infected PC.

Is Your Desktop Printer More Expensive Than Printing Services?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d06fe39ab3d4.jpg" />While many users see desktop printers as the best way to print photos, compared to cheap printing services, they may be more expensive. In this simple How-To, learn how to compare the cost per print to commercial options.

20 OS X Keyboard Shortcuts You Might Not Know

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/5049034808_d3833bff31_z.jpg" />Mastering the keyboard will not only increase your navigation speed but it can also help with wrist fatigue. Here are some lesser known OS X shortcuts to help you become a keyboard ninja.

The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image83.png" />We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered.

The How-To Geek Holiday Gift Guide (Geeky Stuff We Like)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image34.png" />Welcome to the very first How-To Geek Holiday Gift Guide, where we’ve put together a list of our absolute favorites to help you weed through all of the junk out there to pick the perfect gift for anybody. Though really, it’s just a list of the geeky stuff we want.

LCD? LED? Plasma? The How-To Geek Guide to HDTV Technology

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cfc88aaa5401.jpg" />With image technology progressing faster than ever, High-Def has become the standard, giving TV buyers more options at cheaper prices. But what’s different in all these confusing TVs, and what should you know before buying one?

Improve Digital Photography by Calibrating Your Monitor

<img style="padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-top: 0px;border: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-167.png" border="0" alt="sshot-167" width="650" height="406" />Monitor profiling and calibration are serious business, often involving equipment costing hundreds of dollars. Thankfully, there are free tools for calibration both on the internet and in your operating system.

Our Favorite Tech: What We’re Thankful For at How-To Geek

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image136.png" />It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Choose What to Back Up on Your Linux Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce7660b9b886.jpg" />If you have a home server powered by Linux, you’ll probably be upgrading your OS every so often.  Here are some important files to back up and some alternative utilities that will help you get up and running quickly.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 6: Digital Art

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-75.png" />For artistic readers, Photoshop offers digital painting options few other painting or photomanipulation programs can equal. Whether you want to draw for a living, or simply want to paint for fun, learning the painterly side of Photoshop is very rewarding.

How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce42cb187ecd.jpg" />Afraid of the dreaded “p” word? You’re not alone. Partitions can get complicated, so here’s an explanation of what they are, how they’re used, and a simple template to use for your own Linux installation.

What is the Best Office App for my iPhone or iPod Touch?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image96.png" />Want to see what all of the major Office apps for iPhone and iPod Touch offer without wasting money purchasing them all? Here’s our definitive guide to the best iOS Office apps, so you can learn before you buy.

How to Get Nero’s Best Features with Free Alternatives

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image94.png" />Tired of waiting for your bloated OEM copy of Nero to open and ask you to upgrade to the latest version just to burn a CD? You can get almost all of Nero’s features with free alternatives, and here’s how.

How To Use Your Wii Remote as a Gyroscopic Mouse

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pairwiimotebanner.jpg" />If you have a spare Nintendo Wii remote with the Motion Plus add-on, you can use it to control your Windows PC from across the room. Here’s how to get it working in a couple of easy steps.

Antivirus Slowing Your PC Down? Maybe You Should Use Exclusions

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Retro-Virus.png" />Protecting your computer with an antivirus solution is par for the course when you’re dealing with a Windows PC, but unfortunately it slows you down at the same time. Here’s how to improve your performance, at least a little bit.