About Norm

Norm is a a Canadian IT professional with 12 years of experience under his belt as a Technology Architect, Microsoft Certified Application Developer and as an Analyst. He has written numerous articles for multiple technology blogs, in addition to his own blog http://www.geekeleet.com.

Articles by Norm

Recover Long Lost Files with Recuva

Recover Long Lost Files with Recuva

It seems like everything that Piriform produces becomes a handy tool to keep in your PC toolbox.  Recuva is no exception.  This handy application offers Windows users the ability to restore important files that have been deleted from the system.  Much in line with CCleaner and Defraggler, Recuva is a free utility that provides unquestionable […]

Download High Definition Video With YouTube Downloader

Download High Definition Video With YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader HD is a great little Windows-only application for anyone who likes to download videos that they have seen on YouTube.  I can think of a handful of times that I needed an offline copy of a YouTube video when my Internet connection was not available, or YouTube was blocked by corporate policies. This […]

Speed Up Your External USB Drives in Windows Vista

Speed Up Your External USB Drives in Windows Vista

If you’re like me, you’ve probably expanded the storage on your computer by adding an external hard drive or two.  I’m not talking about one of those USB thumb drives.  I’m referring to the USB connected 80GB+ drives that often require a separate power source. In my system I store backups and archived data to […]

How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

The browser today means a lot more than it did ten years ago, heck it means a lot more than it did even two years ago.  In today’s world the browser represents not only a way to view the musings of the Internet, but it’s also the thin face to many server-based applications.  The browser […]

How To Properly Maintain Hard Drives with Defraggler

How To Properly Maintain Hard Drives with Defraggler

If you read our earlier article about tuning up your PC with CCleaner, then you already know about the high calibre of software that is developed by Piriform.  I’m definitely a big fan of the CCleaner product.  I’m sure you can guess that it was a no brainer that when Piriform released their next masterpiece, I just had […]

TreeSize Free Makes Disk Space Analysis a Breeze

TreeSize Free Makes Disk Space Analysis a Breeze

Have you ever wondered where your disk space is being consumed?  I have.  There have been plenty of times where I thought that I should have more free disk space than I actually had.  I used to spend countless hours reviewing the properties of folder after folder, each time hoping to find a clue as […]

How To Resize Your Partitions with EASEUS Partition Manager

How To Resize Your Partitions with EASEUS Partition Manager

If you’ve ever had to resize a partition, or make new partitions, then I completely understand what you most likely went through.  Good partition management software for Windows is hard to come by, well the free partition managers anyways.  Almost everyone has heard of Partition Magic, but there is a hefty price tag that comes […]

Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

Cobian Backup is a real treat for anyone looking for an easy-to-use backup solution for their Windows desktop.  The latest release, Cobian Backup 9 (Amanita), provides support for Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista.  This multi-threaded application can be used to schedule and backup your files and folders from your local system to a […]

How To Tune Up Your PC (and cover your tracks!) with CCleaner

How To Tune Up Your PC (and cover your tracks!) with CCleaner

CCleaner is an easy-to-use system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool that was designed with the masses in mind. The simplistic layout of this application allows even the novice user to perform a tune-up on their Windows-based computer quickly and easily. The results speak for themselves – a faster running system with some additional and valuable free […]