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Monitor your Hard Drive’s Health with Acronis Drive Monitor

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-15-[15-49-37].png" />Are you worried that your computer’s hard drive could die without any warning? Here’s how you can keep tabs on it and get the first warning signs of potential problems before you actually lose your critical data.

Scan Your Thumb Drive for Viruses from the AutoPlay Dialog

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-24-[21-35-33].png" />It’s always a good idea to scan someone’s flash drive for viruses when you use it on your PC. Today we look at how to use Microsoft Security Essentials to scan thumb drives via the AutoPlay dialog.

Add Zune Desktop Player to Windows 7 Media Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-18-[16-00-56].png" />Are you a Zune owner who prefers the Zune player for media playback? Today we’ll show you how to integrate the Zune player with WMC using Media Center Studio.

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.

Boost Netbook Speed with an SD Card & ReadyBoost

<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.

Stream Media and Live TV Across the Internet with Orb

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-21-[14-32-29].jpg" />Looking for a way to stream your media collection across the Internet? Or perhaps watch and record TV remotely? Today we are going to look at how to do all that and more with Orb.

Preview and Purchase Ebooks with Kindle for PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-20-[18-14-24].jpg" />Want to look over a new book, or buy it immediately in ebook format? Here’s how you can preview and purchase most new books from your PC the easy way.

Jolicloud is a Nifty New OS for Your Netbook

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-09-[02-07-45]-[1].png" />Want to breathe new life into your netbook? Here’s a quick look at Jolicloud, a unique new Linux based OS that lets you use your netbook in a whole new way.

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.

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.

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.

Update Your Zune Player Software

Keeping your computer and software up to date is very important in keeping everything running smooth and secure. It’s also important to keep your geeky gadgets updated as well. Here we take a look at updating a Zune HD.

Share a Printer on Your Network from Vista or XP to Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-03-[19-12-43].png" />The other day we looked at sharing a printer between Windows 7 machines, but you may only have one Windows 7 machine and the printer is connected to a Vista or XP computer. Today we show you how to share a printer from either Vista or XP to Windows 7.

Add an External Hard Drive to Your Windows Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-29-[19-29-14].png" />Sometimes you might find it necessary to add additional storage to your Windows Home Server. Today we’ll take a look at how to add an external hard drive to your home server to increase storage space.

How to Dispose of Old Computers Responsibly

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-24-[22-09-53].png" />We all go through several computers and other electronic devices over a lifetime and getting rid of them is not as easy as throwing them in the trash. Today we take a look at how to dispose of your old machines in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.

Manage Devices the Easy Way with Device Stage in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-16-[23-55-32].png" />Remember in Vista how it was an annoying chore getting it to recognize external devices like printers, phones, and digital cameras? Well now in Windows 7 there is a cool feature called Device Stage that allows you to easily see and manage all of your external devices from one spot.

Drown Out That Annoying Co-Worker (Without Hurting Your Ears)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-10-[6].png" />So you're sitting at your desk working on your TPS reports, but how are you supposed to remember the cover sheet with your annoying co-worker that just won't shut up? <em>Accounts payable Nina speaking, just a moment!</em> Shut up!

Migrate XP to Windows 7 with Easy Transfer and a USB Drive

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-09-[14-53-51].png" />If you’re running XP and skipped the Vista update and need a good way to transfer files and settings, today we take a look at using Windows Easy Transfer and an external USB drive to easily complete the task.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sharethumb.png" />If you have a home network and are running Windows 7 and have XP on other PC(s) you might want to share files between them. Today we will look at the steps to share files and hardware devices like a printer.