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How To Change the User Agent String in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-21-27-02.png" />Do you need a quick way to change the user agent string in Firefox for a specific website? Here is the easy way to do it in Firefox.

How to Fix Photoshop Breaking the Escape Key in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-03-16-15.png" />Does Photoshop annoy you by breaking the escape key in other programs? Here’s an AutoHotkey script that will let you run Photoshop and still use the escape key as usual in other programs.

Microsoft Desktop Player is a Valuable Tool for IT Pro’s

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-06-[22-09-40].jpg" />If you are an IT Professional, a new education tool introduced by Microsoft is the MS Desktop Player. Today we take a look at what it has to offer, from Webcasts, White Papers, Training Videos, and more.

Control Sysinternals Suite & NirSoft Utilities with a Single Interface

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-25-[17-30-18].png" />Sysinternals and NirSoft both provide helpful utilities for your Windows system but may not be very convenient to access. Using the Windows System Control Center you can easily access everything through a single UI front end.

Access Offline or Overloaded Webpages in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-16-[16-16-16].png" />What do you do when you really want to access a webpage only to find that it is either offline or overloaded from too much traffic? You can get access to the most recent cached version using the Resurrect Pages extension for Firefox.

Diagnose PC Hardware Problems with an Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[04-03-01]-[1].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.

Fix Windows Computer Problems with Microsoft Fix it Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-19-[19-14-10].jpg" />Fixing computer problems can often be difficult, but Microsoft is aiming to make it as simple as a couple clicks with. Here’s how you can easily fix computer problems with Microsoft’s new Fix it Center Beta.

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.

Integrate Boxee with Media Center in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/2010-03-01-[01-53-56].png" />Looking for a way to get access to more content through Windows 7 Media Center? Maybe you’d like a good way to jump back and forth between Boxee and Media Center with just a click of the remote? Today we show you how to get access to Boxee through Media Center with Boxee Integration 1.0.

Using System Restore to Recover your Windows 7 Computer

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-21-[01-55-28].png" />When using your new Windows 7 machine there might be times when something goes wrong with a driver or an app and it becomes unstable. Today we’ll show a complete System Restore process on a Windows 7 computer where the Office 2010 Uninstall went awry.

Fix Windows Update Errors by Letting ActiveX Traffic Through

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-17-[16-59-09].png" />When Windows Updates fail, the error codes returned are designed to make it easier to fix connectivity problems, but are often times useless. Here we’ll show how to fix connectivity problems by allowing ActiveX traffic through your router.

How To Fix Sound Issues in Ubuntu 9.10

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-17-[00-35-10].png" />Many users have had problems with audio upon upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10. This How-To will show you how to fix some of those audio issues.

Troubleshoot Connection Issues with Windows Home Server Toolkit

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-10-[21-58-57].png" />If you’re experiencing slow connections or computers not connecting to your Windows Home Server at all, a good way to help diagnose issues is with the Windows Home Server Toolkit. Here we will take a look at the toolkit and see how it can help you get your connections back.

Using Program Compatibility Mode in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-08-[13-31-58].png" />It can be quite annoying when you try to install a driver or other software on Windows 7 just to find out it isn’t compatible with the new OS. Today we look at using the Program Compatibility Assistant, and troubleshooting compatibility issues so programs install successfully.

Fix the Fake UPS Tracking Number Virus Rebooting Your Machine

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-18-[16-02-46]-[1].png" />If you or somebody you know was recently infected because they were tricked into opening a fake shipping label in an email, there's a quick and easy way to get rid of it. At least, these are the steps that worked on our test machine.

How To Share Files and Printers Between Windows 7 and Vista

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-1012010011301.png" />With the amount of different versions of Windows being used now, you’ll probably find yourself trying to share files between them. Today we take a look at how to share files between Vista and Windows 7 machines.