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Keyboard shortcuts are one of those things you never think you need – until your tab button stops working and you can’t press Alt+Tab to switch windows when your roommate walks past your door. There are hundreds of shortcuts on Windows. Most of us know the basics: the Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Alt+Tab, Alt+F4, and Ctrl+A shortcuts are all fairly common knowledge. They’re also very useful. Have youRead More
Windows XP is dead. Love live Windows XP. At least, that’s the attitude of some tech fans who simply refuse to give up on the aging operating system. Just because Windows XP isn’t being updated anymore doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the classic Windows XP UI. Today, I’m going to show you how to make Windows 8 look exactly like Windows XP: Step 1) Getting the classic Windows XP StartRead More
If you open up the Windows Task Manager (press CTRL+ALT+Delete), then you’ll see a list of processes in front of you. Some of these processes have mysterious names. What exactly is EvtEng.exe or httpd.exe? Are these processes legitimate applications or are they viruses sneakily stealing your computer’s speeds? Today, I’m going to help you answer that question and explain how to determiRead More
If you’re working with a large folder of files, then there may come a time where you need to rename a bunch of those files at once. Today, I’m going to show you a cool little Windows trick that lets you easily edit multiple filenames and – even better – give each of those files unique names. Here’s an easy step by step guide: Step 1) Highlight all the files you want to edit or pRead More
Windows 8.1 adds a bunch of new useful features to Windows 8. One small change is the ability to delete – or at least disable – the Recycle Bin. Keep in mind that disabling the Recycle Bin is not a really good idea. The Recycle Bin is a failsafe device that prevents you from accidentally deleting things you need. If you put something in the Recycle Bin, it doesn’t get officially deleted uRead More
The My Computer screen is a classic part of Windows that has been around since Windows 95. On the My Computer screen, Windows users will find a list of all the local hard disk drives connected to their computer as well as removable storage drives, CD/DVD drives, network drives, and more. But in most cases, the My Computer screen features a lot of empty white space. So why not add shortcuts to tRead More
Just like describing car problems, it’s often difficult to talk to other people about your computer problems. Errors may occur in certain situations but not in others. And, it can be difficult to know exactly what is causing the error in the first place. Fortunately, we’ve come to the rescue of PC users around the world. By identifying the source of many common computer problems – the WinRead More