<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-17-[00-18-00].png" />Are you using an older version of Windows but like the Windows 7 theme wallpapers? How about if you have Windows 7 but you don't want to install all those themes just to get the wallpapers? Here is how to get them without having to install them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-15-[03-22-11].jpg" />Are you tired of waiting for the official activation of Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Firefox? See how easy it is to enable them now with a simple about:config hack.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-12-[02-40-28]-.png" />Is your desktop a paragon of neatness, or is it overflowing with so many icons that you're scared to look at it? If you've been putting off getting organized because the task is too huge or daunting, or you don't know where to start, we've got 40 tips to get you on the path to zen mastery of your digital filing system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-07-[09-33-53]-.png" />Portable applications are very useful for getting work done on the go, but how about portable servers? Here’s how you can turn your flash drive into a portable web server.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[04-03-01]-.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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-29-[22-41-00]-.png" />One of the biggest annoyances with a dual-boot system is having to wait for your PC to reboot to select the operating system you want to switch to, but there's a simple piece of software that can make this process easier.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[22-29-10]-.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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[01-31-47].png" />There are lots of utilities to recover deleted files, but what if you can’t boot up your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? We’ll show you some tools that will dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole hard drive partitions.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-21-[16-29-30].jpg" />Looking for a way to increase the performance of your netbook? Here’s how you can use a standard SD memory card or a USB flash drive to boost performance with ReadyBoost.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-19-[17-04-27].png" />Since there are three versions of Windows out in the field these days, chances are you need to share data between them. Today we show how to get each version to be share files and printers with one another.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-16-[17-17-58].jpg" />Have you ever given or sold a PC to somebody else, but really wanted to completely wipe the hard drive first? Today we'll show you how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to get your personal information off your PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-18-[23-42-03]-.png" />Have you ever wondered how to disable useless or insecure browser plug-ins in Google Chrome? Here's the lowdown on how to get rid of Java, Acrobat, Silverlight, and the rest of the plugins you probably want to get rid of.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-08-[01-58-25]-.png" />Quality OCR software can often be very expensive, but you may have one already installed on your computer that you didn’t know about.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-06-[17-36-06].jpg" />Want to make your Windows 7 PC even more unique and personalized? Then check out this easy guide on how to change your start orb in Windows 7.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[01-19-33]-.png" />Over here at How-To Geek, we're huge fans of Dropbox, the amazingly fast online file sync utility, but we'd be even happier if we could natively add it to the Windows 7 Start Menu, where it belongs. And today, that's what we'll do.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-27-[15-33-31].png" />Accidentally deleting a file is a terrible feeling. Not being able to boot into Windows and undelete that file makes that even worse. Fortunately, you can recover deleted files on NTFS hard drives from an Ubuntu Live CD.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-23-[22-52-46].png" />Are you looking for a way to convert your DVD collection to high quality MP4 files? Today we are going to take a look at using DVDFab HD Decrypter along with Handbrake to convert DVDs to MP4 using the H.264 codec.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-23-[00-57-34].png" />One of the more controversial changes in the Ubuntu 10.04 beta is the Mac OS-inspired change to have window buttons on the left side. We’ll show you how to move the buttons back to the right.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-22-[23-12-24].png" />If you own a lot of DVD’s, you might want to convert them to an ISO image for backup and easily playing them on your media center. Today we take a look at ripping your discs using DVDFab, then using ImgBurn to create an ISO image of the ripped DVD files.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-20-[21-52-38].png" />Good news for those of you who have a computer without Hardware Virtualization, Microsoft had dropped the requirement so you can now run XP Mode on your machine. Here we take a look at how to install it and getting working on your PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-21-[20-37-59].jpg" />The Ubuntu Live CD isn’t just useful for trying out Ubuntu before you install it, you can also use it to maintain and repair your Windows PC. Even if you have no intention of installing Linux, every Windows user should have a bootable Ubuntu USB drive on hand in case something goes wrong in Windows.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-20-[18-45-23].png" />Are you frustrated with Windows app windows that can not be resized at all? Now you can apply some “attitude adjustment” and resize those windows with ResizeEnable.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-18-[21-10-46].png" />iTunes Store offers a large variety of free content, but to download it you have to have an account. Usually you have to enter your credit card information to sign up, but here’s an easy way to get an iTunes account for free downloads without entering any payment info.