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...
Backup all Your Important Files to Multiple Discs CD/DVD/BluRay [How To]
Sat, Dec 15 2012 0:26
If you store photos on your home PC and don’t back them up, I really recommend you do. Hard drives fail all the time yet I still get many emails and PMs asking for help with data recovery. Even if you use an online backup solution, I still recommend...
[Fixed] Problem with Desktop Shortcuts (.lnk-files) opening in wrong program
Thu, Dec 13 2012 11:50
The other day I got a call from a user who had somehow managed to make all his desktop shortcuts open i Word. I suspect he had used the “open With” option in the context menu, thus telling Windows to “Always use this program to open...
Find the Largest Files on Your Hard Drive with WinDirStat
Fri, Dec 7 2012 17:43
Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with System 4.5 out of 5 PROS: Lightweight and simple. Performs its main task—reporting file-by-file disk usage—in an intuitive manner and provides the ability to visually drill down to the largest files and directories...
AxCrypt: Password Protect and Encrypt Your Files in Windows
Tue, Nov 20 2012 6:46
Time and time again, the story of a hacker stealing someone’s private pictures or videos is published in newspapers. The recent case is that of Sofia Vergara whose intimate pictures were hacked only a month ago and then were put on sale. Usually...
9 Ways to Improve Wireless Connectivity for Your Computer
Mon, Nov 12 2012 8:09
Everyone knows how frustrating a sketchy Wi-Fi signal can be. You’re about to send an important file. You’re about to Skype with your sister who lives in Australia. And then the signal goes dead, and your wireless internet goes down without...
Nature Wallpapers
Wed, Oct 31 2012 11:25
  As you know. We love wallpapers here at windows guides. This time I bring you a set of spectacular nature images, found floating around on the net somewhere. Enjoy.       Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows...
[Survey] Windows 8 has gone viral – Have you ?
Mon, Oct 29 2012 11:33
What are your inital thoughts on the new and improved OS? Do you like it? Love it? Hate it? Did you delete it? We would love to hear your thoughts on the new OS. I’ve put together a short survey that I hope you will take your time to fill out. All...
Windows 8: The Same Old Microsoft Operating System?
Thu, Oct 25 2012 17:44
By Sandro Villinger, Technical Product Consultant, TuneUp The imminent release of Windows 8 has us all on the edge of our seats, and wondering how big the performance and power enhancements will be. Will the new operating system actually live up to its...
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro [How To]
Tue, Oct 23 2012 14:00
You can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, released on October 26th, 2012 in a number of ways. This guide will show you your options and show you how to upgrade based on your choice: Upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 via upgrade Disc Upgrade from Windows XP...
10 Great Freeware Downloads You Might Have Never Heard Of
Sun, Oct 21 2012 4:01
In this guest post, Amy shares ten freeware programs you should definitely check out. Find out more about Amy at the end of this post. It seems like the internet is consistently becoming more regulated, and also more expensive. No matter how bombarded...
Reduce Your Phonebill by controlling data usage [How to]
Tue, Oct 16 2012 11:27
Internet Access is an essential feature on smartphones promising to make our daily lives easier, simpler and more fun. And by all means they might be right. However, there is of course a downside to being permanently online. Data Usage may cause your...
What is HTTPS? How Secure is it today? How can its Security be Improved?
Tue, Oct 9 2012 15:46
This is a guest post written by David Ritchie. As the World Wide Web takes on more and more enormous importance in our modern life, the security issues become of the most immediate interest now. The risk of personal information pilfering is constantly...
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...
Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts for Non-Touchscreen Users
Tue, Sep 11 2012 18:55
This is a guest post written by Kelly, from Barton Technology; find out more about Kelly at the conclusion of this post. Microsoft’s latest version of the venerable Windows operating system is Windows 8. Unlike many other previous releases, such...
Browse and Install Apps from the Windows 8 Store [Beginner Tip]
Mon, Sep 3 2012 1:48
The Windows App Store is a welcomed edition to Windows 8 and, although in its infancy, is already hosting some great apps. If you’re using Windows 8 and would like to try an app, follow these steps: 1. Press the Windows Key on your keyboard or tablet...
Oil Paint on Your Windows 8 Tablet with Fresh Paint App
Mon, Sep 3 2012 1:29
If you’ve got your hands on a Windows 8 tablet or you’re trying 8 with an iPad or Android device, you can get creative with your artistic skills with the app Fresh Paint. With fresh paint you get a customizable canvas and a set of completely...
Project Your iPad or iPhone Screen to Windows [How To]
Tue, Aug 28 2012 14:26
Note: AirPlay Mirroring will only work for “the new iPad” (3rd generation) and the iPhone 4S or later devices. Other AirPlay functions like YouTube over AirPlay will work with older supported devices. If you would like to project your iPad’s...
Do You Have an iPad or iPhone?
Tue, Aug 28 2012 10:01
I spend a lot of time out and about and am finding it increasingly difficult to get everything I want to done in my digital world when I get home in the evening. I got my first iPhone in 2008 and and am now on my third. The App Store works really well...
Giveaway: Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate [ends July 27th]
Sat, Jul 21 2012 11:37
Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is an all in one fully loaded yet easy-to-use program to help you easily and quickly convert video and DVD, burn video to DVD, download online videos and edit your home videos so that you can play and share videos anywhere...
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