How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

Bing is the default search provider in Internet Explorer 10 and it’s very difficult to configure another search provider. In fact, it almost looks impossible. We’ll explain how you can change the search provider in Internet Explorer 10, effectively ending the frantic search for that darned setting.

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3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

While Windows includes a character map application, it can be annoying to look through all of the characters and still can’t find what you want. Here are some character map alternatives that will make your life much better.

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5 Common Computer Misconceptions

5 Common Computer Misconceptions

Decades have passed since the first home computer was introduced, yet this device still remains a mystery to some. Today, we’re going to clear up some common computer misconceptions and empower people to make wise decisions that will help them get on their way to solving problems.

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How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

In most situations, you will want to have as little apps running during startup as possible, but what if you want to do it the other way – force a particular app to run during startup? Here is how you can do it in Windows 8.

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EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

If you ever find yourself in a situation in which your Windows computer doesn’t start, and you’ve already tried more means to repair it and it still doesn’t work, what else can you do? Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) is a great software that allows you to repair your Windows and backup your files even if you can’t boot into Windows.

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Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

One thing missing from Windows 8 is the Windows Media Center, If you are looking to turn your computer into a home theater, the following are a few applications that transform your computer into a multimedia center

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MTE Explains: What Is Cloud Computing?

MTE Explains: What Is Cloud Computing?

You have heard a lot about the “cloud”, but do you really know what it means? In this article, we will explain what is cloud computing and some of more popular example of cloud services.

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How to Fix Busy Windows Processes

How to Fix Busy Windows Processes

If your Windows processes are constantly running at 100% and taking up system resources, What should you do in this situation? Here are the solutions to fix these busy Windows processes.

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5 Useful Tools That Should Be In Every Tech Wizard’s Arsenal

5 Useful Tools That Should Be In Every Tech Wizard’s Arsenal

If you’re into repairing computers and laptops, there’s a big chance you have all the tech tools you need already. But in case you are forgetful, here is a quick checklist of tools that you should have in your arsenal for every computer repair visit.

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5 Reasons Why Your Game Just Crashed [Windows]

5 Reasons Why Your Game Just Crashed [Windows]

You could have the most awesome computer, but still, your games crash on you. It could be due to a bug in the game or that your graphics card is fried. Nevertheless, let find out the probably cause for your game crash and also the solution to fix it.

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Troubleshooting A Broken App in Windows 8

Troubleshooting A Broken App in Windows 8

What should you do when a Windows 8 app stop functioning the way it should? Sometimes these apps can just stop working and you have no idea what is wrong. Here are some ways you can use to troubleshoot a broken app in Windows 8.

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A Guide To Turbo-Charging Windows 8

A Guide To Turbo-Charging Windows 8

Windows 8 boots up very fast, but as time passes, you’ll probably start to notice a slower boot time among other things. This article shows you the ways to tweak Windows 8 and make it run faster.

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Understanding Windows 8 Licensing Options: Which One To Choose

Understanding Windows 8 Licensing Options: Which One To Choose

Even after Microsoft’s simplified the licensing system for Windows 8, people are still confused which version of Windows 8 they should get. In this article, we are going to go through the various version of Windows 8 and which license you should get for your machine.

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3 Sweet Features You Can Unlock In Windows 8

3 Sweet Features You Can Unlock In Windows 8

There are tons of features in Windows 8, but some of the better ones are locked and hidden from the public. Here are 3 features you can unlock in Windows 8

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Should You Get A Microsoft Surface RT Tablet?

Should You Get A Microsoft Surface RT Tablet?

The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is now available for purchase. You may be wondering if it is really good and worth the investment. Today, we’ll take a look at the device and discuss on whether your next purchase should be a Surface or something else.

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3 Powerful Freeware Video Editors For Windows

3 Powerful Freeware Video Editors For Windows

Unless you are willing to shell out money to get the expensive software, here are some free video editor that can still make you a professional videographer.

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4 Great Free Audio Editing Programs For Windows

4 Great Free Audio Editing Programs For Windows

If you are looking to do some simple audio editing, and don’t need to use any sequencer or special equipment to record, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars in software. There are plenty of free and better alternatives. Check out some of them here.

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5 Strange Things You’ll Find In Microsoft Windows

5 Strange Things You’ll Find In Microsoft Windows

Some call “Easter Eggs”, while others call them bugs, but nevertheless, these weird stuff doesn’t stop appearing in Windows. Let’s have a look at instances when Windows starts acting weird in ways that are completely reproducible!

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5 Really Cool Mouse Operations You Can Use In Windows

5 Really Cool Mouse Operations You Can Use In Windows

in Windows, right-clicking, dragging, pointing, and double-clicking aren’t the only things you can do with your mouse. There are some unknown operations that can help you save time and be more productive. In this guide, you’ll find out all these cool mouse operations that you can use.

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3 Extensions That Fix Annoying Issues in Chrome

3 Extensions That Fix Annoying Issues in Chrome

Google Chrome is not without problems. The download Bar remains there even after the download finishes etc. Here are some extensions that can reduce/eliminate these simple annoyance.

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How to Make a Password Reset USB Drive And Use It [Windows 8]

How to Make a Password Reset USB Drive And Use It [Windows 8]

Losing your password and get lock out of your computer is a painful experience. Luckily, there’s a little-known tool in Windows 8 that allows you to reset your password with a USB key. Let’s learn how to create the key!

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7 Gmail Tricks You Probably Had No Idea About

7 Gmail Tricks You Probably Had No Idea About

Gmail is one service that has exploded over the last few years, particularly because it is free, simple to use and the flexible features it has for power users. Little do Gmail’s users know that the service has some features that could ultimately improve your experience significantly. Let’s have a look at a few of those!

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Restore Your Boot Loader With EasyBCD [Windows]

Restore Your Boot Loader With EasyBCD [Windows]

When you install a new OS alongside your Windows, you might face a situation where you can’t boot into the new OS. EasyBCD helps you resolve this problem much more easily than you would with MSConfig.

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Making The Firewall More Manageable In Windows 7

Making The Firewall More Manageable In Windows 7

We all know that Windows 7 comes with its own Firewall tool, but very few people makes good use of it to protect themselves. It is not the fault of the users. This is mainly because the Firewall tool is hidden deep in the control panel and the minimal and confusing interface make setting it […]

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10 Tiny Programs Under 2 MB That Get The Job Done [Windows]

10 Tiny Programs Under 2 MB That Get The Job Done [Windows]

It is common to have problems on your computer, but if you install a hefty application for every problem you have, very soon, your computer will have tons of applications that not only take up plenty of storage space, but also plenty of useless features that you never going to use. It’s hard to find something small and sleek, do the thing that it supposes to do and do it well. You got 10 of them below.

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How to Disable Annoying Things in Windows 7

How to Disable Annoying Things in Windows 7

Many users love Windows 7. In fact, they might love it so much that they are ready to ignore some of its shortcomings and annoyances. What if I tell you that you can have all of Windows 7’s positive features while getting rid of some of its annoyances? It’s possible to get rid of some of the most annoying things in Windows 7 with a few simple fixes. Here’s how:

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How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

How to Add Safe Mode to The Windows 8 Boot Menu

Safe mode is present in every Windows version since Windows 95, but getting it to work in Windows 8 is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can add the option to start in safe mode to the boot menu when you turn on your computer. Let’s see how!

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6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

6 More Tweaks To Make Life Easier In Windows 8

Are you constantly looking for ways to navigate and circumvent issues you are having with Windows 8? Here is a list of tweaks you can perform either on the Metro or desktop interface of Windows 8.

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How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

How to Resize Metro Tiles And The Metro Interface Itself [Windows 8]

The Metro UI in Windows 8 is supposed to make the navigation better and easier, but when you can’t resize the tiles and the interface, you know this is going to be a frustrating experience. Luckily, there is a way to resize the tiles and it is pretty easy to do it. Here are the steps.

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7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

7 Tricks To Fix The Metro Annoyances [Windows 8]

We’ve already covered Windows 8 to death, but I don’t think we’ve really covered the essential “tricks” you can do to better modify your experience. Today, we re going to show you several tricks you can use to improve your usage experience, and that is if you’re considering upgrading.

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Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8 With These 4 Applications

Are you just as frustrated at the lack of a Start menu as I am? Do you find it inconvenient to be forced to enter the Metro UI (the one with all the little squares) every time you want to get somewhere you’d rather go through the desktop for? How about some applications that could bring the Start menu back?

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Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

Things You Must Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

As the date for Windows 8’s release draws near, many people are starting to wonder if they should upgrade to this newer version. Today, we’re going to discuss what you should know before upgrading so you can prepare your PC beforehand.

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Simple, Yet Useful Command Line Tricks For Windows

Simple, Yet Useful Command Line Tricks For Windows

The Windows command line is loaded with features that give you plenty of control over your OS. Here are some simple and useful ones that give you a seamless desktop/cmd experience.

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Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Windows 8 Final: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26th, We have a look into the good, bad, and ugly side of this operating system so you can decide whether you want this running on your computer.

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How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

How to Run Windows 8 on Your USB Drive

Previously, you can install Windows from your USB drive, but not run from it. This tutorial shows you how to run Windows 8 from your USB drive, much like a Linux Live CD.

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