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Improve Your Windows Boot Time With Soluto

Improve Your Windows Boot Time With Soluto

In the early days, an error in Windows meant you were stuck unless you knew how to fix it. After Google indexed the entire internet, crowdsourcing a solution became a viable option. However, while Google may still be the “best computer diagnostic tool”, it is hardly an ideal solution. Enter Soluto. At the moment, Soluto […]

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

I am obsessive about backing up. In addition to using Dropbox for backing up to the cloud and Genie Timeline to backup my data to an external hard drive, incrementally, I also keep an up-to-date copy of all my data on another external hard drive using Microsoft’s SyncToy.

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

While working with too many programs in Windows, you must have encountered the famous dialog box “This program is not responding”. After this dialog box is shown, the desktop freezes for a while and may be the screen goes black. Next, you are shown an option to end the program, clicking which terminates the program […]

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

If you have ever used a computer, you know how from time to time you get a stubborn application that just won’t close. When you are using a Windows machine, you can summon the Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt +Delete. There are times however, the Task Manager can’t even motivate the application to close. […]

Snippet: Keep Your PC Safe from Rogue PDF Files

Snippet: Keep Your PC Safe from Rogue PDF Files

Symantec’s latest white-paper reports that the top web-based attacks observed in 2009 were primarily targeted towards vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and applications that process PDF files. Apparently 49% of all web attacks (up from 11% in 2008) was based on injecting malicious code into a perfectly innocent looking PDF file. This new type of exploit […]

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

Since I started blogging for Make Tech Easier, I have had to ensure that all my photos and screenshots did not exceed the maximum size for the post. While there are numerous photo-editors that could cut down a pictures dimensions, it is often better to ensure that the original screenshot you take is of appropriate […]

How to Run Multiple Instances of Dropbox in Windows 7

How to Run Multiple Instances of Dropbox in Windows 7

There is really no doubt about the usefulness of Dropbox. You can backup your files to the cloud and sync your documents across various computers/operating system/devices. While everything is good about it, the bad thing is that you can’t access multiple Dropbox accounts on the same computer simultaneously. There are plenty of reasons why most […]

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Previously, we have written how you can change the look and usability of Windows XP start menu and make it look like Windows Vista. By default, the start menu in Windows XP shows the name of the logged in user at the top. This is fine, but may lead to problems when you are working […]

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

Just about everyone loves a good looking abstract desktop background, but not everyone agrees on exactly what defines “good looking”. There are dozens of websites that specialize in these types of images, but you have to sift through hundreds, sometimes thousands, to find one you really like. Sometimes, after all the searching, the one you […]

Snippet: Remove IE As The Default Web Browser in Windows 7

Snippet: Remove IE As The Default Web Browser in Windows 7

Most, if not all, browsers provide you with the option to set it as the default web application in your system. The problem is, even though you have set Firefox or Google Chrome as your default, Windows 7 will still open some of the links in Internet Explorer. To completely remove IE as the “internal […]

How to Use Word 2010 As An Offline Blog Editor

How to Use Word 2010 As An Offline Blog Editor

Most Windows users and bloggers will agree that Windows Live Writer is one of the best blogging editor around. However, unknown to many, Microsoft Office Word (since version 2007) also comes with blog editing feature that you can quickly setup without having to install any extra software. With the release of Microsoft Office 2010 in […]

How to Enable Mac’s Hot Corners In Windows

How to Enable Mac’s Hot Corners In Windows

One of the features that I like best in Mac OSX is the built-in hot corners feature. By specifying the action for each corner of the screen, I can quickly get my Mac to do stuff with the flick of the mouse to the respective corners. For example, when I move my mouse to the […]

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

Have you ever watched geeky movies in which some tech guy uses a USB stick to log in and out of his PC? Wasn’t that great? So much like you I also fascinated to do something similar on my office PC as there is always someone who keeps peeking when I’m not at desk. Predator […]

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Do you work with a lot of folders and feel lost when you have to find a certain file kept in one of the folders whose location you don’t know? Do you perform regular backup jobs and need a simple tool which can backup the contents of some folders in your removable drive? Do you […]