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Copy Error / Warning Dialog Box Text to Clipboard [Quick Tip]
Wed, Dec 19 2012 11:00
Often we face errors on our PCs which, with a quick web search on the error text, are easily resolvable. Did you know you can copy the contents of an error message (or any dialog box) to your clipboard? When you’re faced with an error, press Ctrl... Read More...
Capture Screenshots Using built-in Windows Tools [How To]
Tue, Dec 18 2012 10:35
There are a number of ways to capture screenshots without any additional software in Windows. You can: Capture the whole screen (and automatically save it if you have Windows 8) Capture a part of the screen or a window Capture a series of screenshots... Read More...
Avoid the Majority of Viruses by Disabling Autorun [Quick Tip]
Tue, Sep 25 2012 19:30
Do you disable Autorun on your PC? Many viruses execute malicious code by running automatically on your PC via a thumb drive, network drive etc. If you haven’t yet disabled Autorun, I recommend you do. This guide will show you the easiest way to... Read More...
Burn an ISO to a CD or DVD [How To] [Updated]
Tue, Jun 19 2012 3:30
An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, which contains all of the contents of the optical disc it represents. ISO files are useful because you can archive a bootable disc (see examples below) and distribute it to users to burn and use locally... Read More...
Windows – 8 steps to get it right ?
Tue, May 29 2012 9:56
Windows “version 8″ is upon us. Bringing changes to the old, the safe, the familiar. Some say the changes are for the best. Others dread them, swear to keep the Seven (or XP) for a long time to come. Some even say they will never abandon XP... Read More...
What Do the Performance Values in Windows Task Manager Represent?
Tue, Mar 27 2012 12:20
If you’ve ever taken a look at Windows Task Manager, you’ve undoubtedly wondered what all the numbers mean. This guide briefly explains each value and helps you familiarize yourself with what these values represent. The performance information... Read More...
Run Windows Explorer in Full Screen Mode [Quick Tip]
Mon, Mar 19 2012 21:00
If you want the maximum viewing area in Windows Explorer, simply press the F11 key (or hold CTRL when you click the maximize button—if not already maximized.) To return to the normal view, press the F11 key a second time. The F11 key is also be used for... Read More...
Terabytes and Tebibytes: Hard Drive Capacities Explained
Fri, Mar 16 2012 11:00
You probably have a hard drive in your home that’s one terabyte or more. If you open Computer (Windows Key + E), you’ll see your terabyte hard drive might only show a capacity of around 930 GB. Where did all those extra gigabytes go? Aren’t... Read More...
What Do HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, and HKCC Mean? (Registry Root Keys)
Fri, Mar 2 2012 18:49
Note: To get a better understanding of Windows Registry basics, read this guide. If you’re somewhat familiar with the Windows Registry, you’ve no doubt seen references to HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, and HKCC. These abbreviations represent the five... Read More...
Use PowerShell as a Simple but Useful Calculator [How To]
Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:46
Ever use the Windows Calculator and, because you’re too lazy to write numbers down or commit them to the calculators “memory”, end up with 5 instances of the program running—each with their own numbers that are easily forgotten? Or is... Read More...
Do I Have Windows 32 or 64-bit? How to Find Out [Quick Tip]
Mon, Apr 25 2011 15:00
We talk a lot about Windows 32 and 64-bit around here. If you’ve purchased a PC from the shelf, there’s every chance you don’t know whether it’s running 32 or 64-bit Windows. Most computers sold today come with 64-bit Windows installed... Read More...
The Complete Guide to Using Windows on Your Mac
Wed, Apr 20 2011 7:18
Mac|Life has put together a guide for Mac users that helps you install Windows on your Mac (either as a boot option or virtually) for those times that a Mac doesn’t have exactly what you need to get a task done. The guide details the two different... Read More...
BitMeter OS Keeps Tabs on your Bandwidth Consumption
Sat, Feb 26 2011 13:56
Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 PROS: Easy installation, in-browser, free, open-source, cross-platform, detailed history reports, built-in RSS feed, transfer calculator, plug-ins. CONS: None VERDICT: BitMeter... Read More...
Use Shortcut Keys in Windows to Improve Productivity
Thu, Feb 17 2011 8:00
Last week, we shared some commands you can run (from the Run box/Start menu) that can save you time and get you to the tools you need quickly. If you missed it, here it is: Use Start Menu/Run Dialog Commands to Access Windows Programs and Tools. This... Read More...
Internet Explorer 9 RC Download Available
Thu, Feb 10 2011 11:05
It’s a good week for Microsoft fanboys! Microsoft have today made Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate available for download. We’ve covered some of the great features IE9 has to offer in the past, we’ve also taken a look at tweaking the browser to better... Read More...
Use Start Menu/Run Dialog Commands to Access Windows Programs and Tools
Thu, Feb 10 2011 8:00
If you like to use shortcuts to get tasks done in the most efficient way, there is a large collection of commands you can run from the run dialog (XP/Vista/7) or the Start Menu (in Windows Vista/7.) In this guide, I’ll show you how to run the commands... Read More...
View the contents of your Clipboard in Windows 7 [How To]
Sun, Feb 6 2011 11:32
The windows Clipboard is where the computer temporarily stores text, files, graphics etc. that your CUT or COPY resides until you PASTE the content into its new location. Up until XP you could easily check the contents of your clipboard using the ClipBoard... Read More...
Computer Drivers The Basics
Wed, Jan 5 2011 8:00
In this guest post, James Ricketts explores the basics of computer drivers. Find out more about James at the end of this post. Device Drivers – An Introduction Computer operating systems, such as Windows, Linux and Mac, and hardware components, such as... Read More...
Create Multi-part Archives to Split Large Files for Emailing, Writing to CD [How To]
Tue, Jan 4 2011 8:00
In the last guide, I showed you how to extract files from multi-part archives. If you want to create on of these archives yourself, follow this guide. This guide will show you how to create multi-part archives with the following tools: 7-Zip WinRAR Why... Read More...
Extract Multi-part Archives (.000, .001, .r01, .r02) with 7-Zip [How To]
Mon, Jan 3 2011 8:00
Every now and then I come across something I want to download and find it’s been separated into multiple archives. This is usually done because the file size is large and, to avoid failed downloads, it’s split up into multiple pieces before... Read More...
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