May 2011 - Posts

Enabled Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) in Windows 7 [How To]
Tue, May 31 2011 11:28
Ever heard of AHCI ? No? In short, AHCI is a new hardware communication standard from INTEL that can speed up hard drive operations and enable more efficient multitasking. Since the release of Vista, Windows has natively supported what is known as AHCI...
PRANKS: Lets have some fun
Mon, May 30 2011 11:02
I Love pranks. How about you? I’ve surfed the web for some pranks that I could share with you. Some are new, and some are updated “good old ones.” Feel free to share your own computer pranks in the comments. [Disclaimer] Neither Mintywhite...
Use Custom Desktop Themes in Windows 7 [How To]
Thu, May 26 2011 8:13
(Get the theme above.) Want to change the UI of your Windows 7 Completely? Want to give it an overhaul and make it look absolutely awesome? Then you’re in luck, because today I’m going to show you how to apply custom themes in Windows 7. Here’s...
Resize photos without loss of data or quality using DPI [How To]
Wed, May 25 2011 11:53
Every now and then you need to resize a photo for different reasons. Being an eager hobby photographer I like to be able to print some of my photos. Sometimes I want to make smaller prints and sometimes I want to make large ones. Storing different copies...
Desktop Wallpaper: 800 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 2]
Wed, May 25 2011 8:00
Over the last 16 weeks, we’ve released 16 wallpaper packs—each with up to 50 wallpapers*. In this post, we recap these collections and provide links to them all. Have fun finding a new desktop wallpaper! *One of the wallpaper sites we usually link...
Ballmer Says Windows 8 Will be Released in 2012
Mon, May 23 2011 20:13
If the world ends, this will be our last iteration of Windows available to the public. Given that the world probably won’t end—and, by end, I of course infer “cease[s] to exist”—this will be a closer look into to the ever-changing future...
What’s Your Next PC Upgrade/Gadget Purchase
Sat, May 21 2011 23:41
I spend a good amount of time recommending PC parts and gadgets to friends. Do you? What’s your next purchase and why did you pick that item? My next purchase will probably be a cadence sensor for my commuter bike. Let us know in the comments. Get...
Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 32]
Wed, May 18 2011 8:00
We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments. Get FREE books...
[Update] Restore Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7 [How To]
Sun, May 15 2011 20:33
Remember the quick launch bar in Windows Vista? The one with the Flip-3D, Show desktop, and IE shortcut? You can have it in Windows 7 too; in this guide, you’ll learn how to restore this toolbar. More Windows 7 Guides Updated 2011/05/15: Updated...
wunderlist is a Simple, Multi-platform Task Management Tool
Fri, May 13 2011 7:40
Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 PROS: Simple and easy to use, Multi-platform support, Cloud synchronization, Easy task sharing. CONS: No. VERDICT: By far the best task management application that marries both...
Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 31]
Wed, May 11 2011 8:00
We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments. Get FREE books...
Update to Tsohost Hosting Competition
Mon, May 9 2011 15:00
The competition, ran with the help of Tsohost, has now expired. The following people have won and will be contacted by Tsohost soon: Lise Caron Allen Adamson Congratulations Lise and Allen! Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows Guides...
CompanionLink Pro Competition [Competition]
Mon, May 9 2011 9:00
Last year I wrote a review on CompanionLink Professional v3 and CompanionLink gave us three licenses of CompanionLink Professional (worth $99.95), as well as their RunStart installation service (worth $39), which three lucky Windows Guides readers won...
CompanionLink v4 is better than ever before!
Mon, May 9 2011 8:00
Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 PROS: Supports all modern versions of Outlook and all modern mobiles. USB sync, wireless sync and Google sync are all includes and it does exactly what it says on the tin perfectly...
Hide and Show the Office Ribbon [Quick Tip]
Thu, May 5 2011 11:33
If you are using a smaller Laptop (netbook etc.) you are facing the problem (or should I say challenge) of low screen resolution. The lack of space (on your screen) makes it difficult to see all the information you want at all times. I use my netbook...
Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 30]
Wed, May 4 2011 8:00
We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments. Get FREE books...
[Competition] – 1 years’ free Pro cPanel Hosting with Tsohost
Mon, May 2 2011 9:00
Following my post on creating a WordPress site, I contacted Tsohost who have very kindly given us two free Pro cPanel subscriptions for a year (worth £50 / about $85 each) on their lightning-fast servers for two lucky readers! The instructions for creating...
Create your own WordPress Site [How To]
Mon, May 2 2011 8:00
Have you ever wondered what powers MintyWhite.com, or wanted to try and make a site as brilliant and interactive as this one? A great open source web tool, called WordPress, ‘runs’ the virtual side of the site and provides you with all the...
Word 2010: Custom LineSpacing
Mon, May 2 2011 1:50
For some reason the developers of Office (2007 and 2010) believe that every letter or document you write should use a line-space setting of 1,5. Which really hasn’t been used since the day of typewriters. Back when you had no other layout option...