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How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7 or Vista

<img src="/geekers/resetpassword-thumb.png" />Forgetting your password can be an extremely frustrating situation, and we've already shared how to reset your password with the Ultimate Boot CD as well as the System Rescue CD, but you can prevent the situation entirely by creating a password reset disk.

Secure Your Gmail Account With SSL Encryption Without Breaking Gmail Notifier

<img src="/geekers/gmail-notifier-thumb.png" />No matter what firewall you are using, if you are connecting to services online without using encryption there's a chance for your data to be hijacked, especially if you are connecting over a wireless network. Today we'll show you how to turn on SSL for Gmail while still allowing the Gmail Notifier to work properly.

Turn Off the Obnoxious HP Driver UAC Popup Update Check in Vista

<img src="/geekers/hpuac-thumb.png" />If you are using Vista and have an HP printer, especially of the All-In-One variety, you've probably noticed that once a week or so you get this obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog out of the blue asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe.

Reset Your Ubuntu Password Easily from the Live CD

<img src="/geekers/ubuntu-password-thumb.png" />Our last article on how to reset your Ubuntu password easily through the grub menu was quite popular, so I've decided to make a series on all the different ways to reset your password on either Linux or Windows… today's lesson is how to use the Live CD to reset the password.

Reset Your Forgotten Ubuntu Password in 2 Minutes or Less

<img src="/geekers/ubuntu-password-thumb.png" />If you've ever forgotten your password, you aren't alone… it's probably one of the most common tech support problems I've encountered over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it incredibly easy to reset your password.

Geek Repair: Create Your Own Ultimate Recovery CD

If you've ever had booting problems, spyware or viruses, you've likely attempted to boot from the Windows CD and run some repairs... but sometimes that's just not enough. Sure, you can easily backup your data using Ubuntu, but a much better option is to use the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.

Create a Shortcut to the Stored User Names and Passwords Dialog in Windows

If you've ever saved a password when connecting to a website that requires authentication, for a remote desktop session or a mapped drive, you might have wondered where those passwords are saved. If you are a long time reader, you already know where, but you might be interested in how to create a shortcut directly to the dialog where you can manage those logons.