January 2012 - Posts

Windows Fonts Megapack [Free Download]
Tue, Jan 31 2012 18:06
Update 1/31/2012: As MegaUpload was taken down, I moved the font zip to mintywhite servers (and got by the 20 MB file limit.) Please only download if you want a ton of fonts. The file is quite large (79.3 MB) but hopefully it’s quite convenient...
Hide Account Usernames in Windows for Extra Security [How To]
Tue, Jan 31 2012 8:00
If you use online banking, you may have noticed when you get your password wrong that the error in response is pretty generic i.e. “Wrong user name or password.” These error messages are pretty unhelpful; however, this is by design. If someone...
What is the World Wide Web (WWW) and How Does it Differ from the Internet?
Sun, Jan 29 2012 14:49
Here’s a question I got asked via email and I thought I’d share the answer for all to see: Are the WWW and Internet the same thing? If you’ve ever questioned the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, this guide will...
Update Your Email Address for Email Newsletter Subscriptions [How To]
Fri, Jan 27 2012 8:00
About three to five times a week, I get an email from site readers asking me to update their email address. I’m always happy to update their address for them but I never get round to showing how they can do it themselves. If you’re subscribed...
Top Free Anti-malware Programs [2012 Edition]
Wed, Jan 25 2012 8:00
Producing top-quality anti-virus software is no easy task; keeping your customers happy and your software up to date with the latest definitions is even more difficult. It’s not hard to understand why good companies like Norton, Symantec, McAfee...
Mouse without Borders: Multiple PCs; One Keyboard and Mouse
Tue, Jan 24 2012 8:00
Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 PROS: A simple application that lets you control multiple PCs with one keyboard and mouse. The concept isn’t new but the execution is clean and simple and simple file drag...
Maintain Your Hard Drive and File System with Windows Check Disk [How To]
Mon, Jan 23 2012 8:00
If there’s a piece of equipment that works hard in your PC, it’s your hard disk drive (HDD.) HDDs operate at anywhere between 4200 and 15000 RPM (perhaps higher) while in use. In other words, these things spin anywhere between 70 and 250 times...
Add Windows Guides to Your Google+ Cirlces for our Top Guides and more
Sun, Jan 22 2012 8:00
Windows Guides has a Google+ page. There you can find out about only our best posts, competitions, and more: Windows Guides on Google+ | Rich on Google+ If you don’t use Google+ or have left it behind, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter...
What is the Windows Store? How Will it Work for me as a Customer?
Fri, Jan 20 2012 13:10
We’re no strangers to App Stores. Headed by Apple, companies have begun adding their own stores to their platforms and Microsoft is following suit. As always, we at Windows Guides take a topic (not well known, difficult to understand/get facts,...
Excel 2007/2010: Creating Charts [How To]
Fri, Jan 20 2012 9:15
One of the improvements in Excel 2007 is the rebuilt Chart Tool. ”It used to be so easy” to create charts in Excel, just highlight an area of cells and click Create Chart, and voilá. Well it still is – it only looks a bit different....
Mount an ISO Image – The Easiest Way [How To]
Tue, Jan 10 2012 13:24
Got an ISO image file (ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS, MDF, CCD, IMG) but doesn’t know how to use it? These image files are (usually) a complete copy of an optical disc and requires a virtual drive to mount and use them. The easiest way – WinCDEmu If...
Word: Use Building Blocks
Thu, Jan 5 2012 11:19
Never heard of Building Blocks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In Fact I just recently learned about it myself. Building Blocks first appeared in Word 2007 and has been a well hidden gem ever since. What are Building Blocks ? Building Blocks...
CompanionLink now enables sync with Windows Live and Windows 8
Mon, Jan 2 2012 16:33
I have previously blogged here about CompanionLink, and I have been given some exciting news from them – they have confirmed with me that Windows 8 is now compatible. It also syncs with Windows Live now as well, so it can connect to your Windows...