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Why You Should Upgrade To Windows 7

July 22, 2010


If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past two years, you probably have a faint idea of what Windows 7 is. If you’re part of the 70% demographic that uses Windows XP, then you’ve probably held back from Vista with good reason, and probably don’t know why you’d even want to switch […]

Windows Phone 7 Review

July 21, 2010


It’s come a long way, hasn’t it? Well, in some respects, no. In fact, Windows phone 7 only started development 2 years ago, not so long of a development for an entire OS, even more so if you consider that Windows phone 7 is a complete departure from *shudder* Windows Mobile 6.5, a platform long […]

How To Remove The Windows Genuine Advantage Popups In Windows XP

June 26, 2010


If you have ever downloaded an invalid or pirated version of Windows XP, you may have encountered the “Windows Genuine Advantage” notifications at some point. These consist of popups, notifications, and permanent desktop spashscreens that try to convince you to buy the full copy of Windows, but most people regard them as simply annoying. But, […]

How To Partition Your Hard Drive In Windows 7

June 9, 2010


Partitioning basically means “splitting” or “grouping” or “separating”. When you partition your hard drive, you are breaking your hard drive into separate, differently sized chunks that the system sees as separate hard drives, even though they aren’t. So, how do you partition you hard drive? Well, if you are running Windows XP or below, you will have […]

Tip: Clean Out Your Temporary Folder In Windows

March 4, 2010


Running a slow computer? One of the easiest ways that you can speed it up is to clean out your temporary folder. This folder stores all kinds of tidbits that you acquire through normal daily use. Left unchecked, the temp folder can grow massive (I’ve even seen some in the 2GB+ range) and take up precious disk […]

Assign Keyboard Shortcuts To Your Favorite Programs

February 17, 2010


In the last article I wrote, I gave the top 15 keyboard shortcuts that I used on a daily basis. However, those shortcuts are standard with Windows and can be used with any computer. But what if you want to make your own keyboard shortcuts to help you get around? You can’t really make shortcuts […]

15 Essential Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

February 16, 2010


Windows is great, don’t get me wrong. But if you are using your mouse to do all of your common tasks then you probably aren’t being as productive as you could be. By using keyboard shortcuts to do some of your common tasks you can increase your productivity greatly, as your hands don’t have to leave the […]