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How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

There is no doubt that Windows 7 is a much better operating system than Windows XP and Vista, but one thing never seems to change: You have to restart your computer every time it performs an update. Perhaps I am just too used to the way that Linux system can update itself without restarting, and […]

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

If you ask any experts on tips to speed up the performance of your Windows PC, the answer you often receive is “Defragment your hard disk“. The reason for hard disk fragmentation is because whenever you load any files or data into your hard drive, the operating system breaks it into uncountable number of pieces […]

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

The previously used .doc format is no longer available in Microsoft Office 2007. Though there is an option in Office 2007 to save a document in the older .doc format, you can not read a .docx file without installing the newer version of Office. While the old format runs fine in the new version, the […]

How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

RSS feeds let you read blog updates and news items from all over the web in a news reader. The most popular web based news reader is Google Reader and we have earlier discussed some Google Chrome extensions to maximize your RSS experience. But in some situations, reading feeds inside a browser may not be […]

Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backing up anything in case of a disaster is never a bad practice. The problem with using a cloud based office suite is, you really don’t have many options to back things up. Sure you can download everything to a USB drive or keep them in an email, but it kind of defeats the purpose. […]

Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Gone are those days when you would have a sleek PC in your cabin and think you know it all. Today, more and more people are experimenting with different operating systems like Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS. But let’s face it – buying a brand new Mac isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as […]

How to Create a Backup System Image in Windows 7

How to Create a Backup System Image in Windows 7

Even the tallest building in the World will come crashing down one day, not to mention your vulnerable operating system. The question is: when your system crashed, do you have the required backup to get it up and running again? In Windows 7, there is this feature that allows you to clone your system to […]

How to Maximize Your Windows Experience

How to Maximize Your Windows Experience

This is a guest post by Barbara Williams It’s not the operating system of connoisseurs; rather, it is the masses who follow herd mentality and go with Windows, the OS that we all love to hate, but which we cannot live without nonetheless. Yes, the original software is expensive and there are numerous bugs in […]

How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux

How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux

Viruses. They happen to almost everyone. If they don’t happen to you, it’ll be your cousin Stan who get joins the malware-of-the-month club, and you’re the only person he knows who can fix a computer. The problem is, things are so screwed up that Windows won’t even start properly. And if it does, the virus […]

How to Hide Confidential Data In Text Files

How to Hide Confidential Data In Text Files

If you have some important confidential data, would you store them in a text file? I bet the answer is No. In this article, we are going to show you how you can easily hide your data inside a text file. You didn’t read me wrong. I am referring to the simple unencrypted unsecure text […]

Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

For a screen capture program, Screenpresso offers more than most. When I first took a look at the feature page, I was astonished at everything it can do. This desktop program (which can also be ran from a USB stick), offers editing features you would normally need another program for. Annotations, auto resizing and a […]

100 Free Windows Software For Your Daily Use

100 Free Windows Software For Your Daily Use

Two years back, we compiled a list of 100 useful software that you can install for daily usage. Two years down the road, some of the software in the list are already outdated or no longer available and many new software emerge, so now we feel there is a need to recompile the list of […]

Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Are you already tired of your plain, ugly desktop? Have you thought of spicing it up a little bit, perhaps change it into 3D perspective and put your graphics card to full use? If that is so, then BumpTop is definitely the one for you. BumpTop is a software that transforms your desktop into a […]

How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu For Better Efficiency

How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu For Better Efficiency

Here at MakeTechEasier, we are in the business of making complicated things as simple as possible. Previously, we’ve already discussed how to customize the right click menu in windows 7. What you might not know is that you can customize the Windows 7 Start menu too. You can decorate the Windows 7 Start menu by […]

Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Downloading MP3 from the Web is never an easy task. You have to search Google for your favorite song, find the correct site that comes with a proper download link and also constantly in fear that RIAA will come knocking your door. While we have covered 5 useful sites to download free and legal MP3, […]

How to Change the Icon Size and Display Settings in Windows 7

How to Change the Icon Size and Display Settings in Windows 7

If you are using a large 27′ monitor like me, you will know how small your icons look like in the screen. Unless you enjoy looking small icons (and save up a lot of deskspace), you might be better off changing the icons (and text) to a bigger size instead of making the extra effort […]

How to Share a 3G Wireless Connection in Windows 7

How to Share a 3G Wireless Connection in Windows 7

There will be times when you need to access Internet on multiple computers, but there is only one Internet access point available. What should you do? There is one solution: create a WIFI hotspot so you can share the Internet connection among multiple computers, or with your friends. Previously, we have covered how to create […]

How to Run your Older Programs in Windows 7/Vista

How to Run your Older Programs in Windows 7/Vista

Sometimes, it can be very annoying to get an older program to run in Windows 7 or Vista. These programs are often not compatible with your current installation of Windows, and yet they are essential for your daily usage. So what can you do about it? Luckily, there is this Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows […]

Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easeus Todo is a free back up service for computers running Windows 2000 and newer. It is also compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Todo not only can make backup images of your hard drives, it can also clone drives too. I am not going to go over that part of the application though. Being a […]