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4 Things We Expect From Microsoft in 2012

4 Things We Expect From Microsoft in 2012

Many people could say that Microsoft had a bit of a difficult year in 2011, but its profits were particularly high regardless, especially with its sales figures for entertainment devices like the XBox. The entertainment side of the business grew by a whopping 45 percent in the last year, but other departments in the company […]

How to Fix The Windows XP iertutil.dll Errors

How to Fix The Windows XP iertutil.dll Errors

In my work as an IT professional, I’ve recently been encountering a whole swathe of “iertutil.dll” errors on Windows XP machines. I believe this issue is also affecting some Windows Vista installations, however the solutions below are only tested on XP.

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 2

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 2

It’s that time again – the time to answer the questions you’ve submitted for Windows. We receive questions all the time via email and answer them in the most comprehensible way possible, with the help of a resident expert at MTE. If you would like to submit your own question, send an email to windows-help […]

Windows 8 Might Remove The Start Button

Windows 8 Might Remove The Start Button

It probably might not be far from reality to imagine the day that you’d have to say goodbye to the Start button that’s been with us since Windows 95. In fact, you might want to meditate a bit on whether you really want to use Microsoft’s Windows 8, because the company has decided to remove […]

Microsoft Includes Ribbons in Windows 8’s Explorer App

Microsoft Includes Ribbons in Windows 8’s Explorer App

If you’ve been hoping for a large overhaul of the Windows GUI by the time Microsoft releases Windows 8, you might have been disappointed by the fact that the company has decided to keep things similar rather than delve into any major changes. However, Microsoft does plan to incorporate the same ribbons you’ve been seeing […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 1

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 1

It’s time to answer all those questions that have been popping up on MTE’s inbox. Today, there are a lot of questions and, unfortunately, we don’t have the time to answer them all. All the Windows questions were excellent, and we’ve done our best to answer them in the most concise manner possible. Let’s go […]

Five Top-Secret Windows 7 Features

Five Top-Secret Windows 7 Features

With Microsoft’s new interface adjustments in the Windows franchise, the company put a lot of features into Windows 7 that it might have forgotten to mention. After having a really close look at the infrastructure of the operating system, I’ve noticed a couple of things that might startle you a bit about the operating system, […]

How to Recover Your Windows Product Key

How to Recover Your Windows Product Key

Losing your product key is something that happens to the best of us, especially when you’re as accident-prone as I am and misplace the box your Windows CD came in. Many people think about calling Microsoft tech support to resolve this issue, only to realize that they’re hitting a brick wall and wasting time. Instead […]

Adding Spell Check to Windows Applications Using TinySpell

Adding Spell Check to Windows Applications Using TinySpell

It turns out that a large amount of people don’t even know how to spell the word “philosophy“. Perhaps you recognize you’re one of those people and think you could use a spell checker in every Windows application you use. Even if you are a strong speller, you can’t discount the fact that you might […]

Keep Focused: An All-In-One Time Management App [Windows]

Keep Focused: An All-In-One Time Management App [Windows]

You only have 168 hours in a week. How you manage your days really makes the difference in how much you get done. I know people who think just because they are physically at work that they are working hard at their job (Insert buzzer noise here). Wrong answer. You need to be able to […]

What Happens to Windows 7 After Changing Your Motherboard

What Happens to Windows 7 After Changing Your Motherboard

I’ve been hearing the same question again and again lately from people who are going to replace their motherboards: What’s going to happen to my Windows 7 installation? And why not worry? Microsoft certainly didn’t do a good job of preventing Windows XP from getting screwed up when you replaced the motherboard of a system […]

Things About Windows 7’s Calculator You Probably Didn’t Know

Things About Windows 7’s Calculator You Probably Didn’t Know

I love Windows 7’s calculator. In fact, there’s even a calculator button on my keyboard for quick access. Still, it wasn’t until today that I just discovered that there are more functions in this nifty little program than were present in previous versions of Windows. If you explore the program a little, you’ll easily discover […]

Windows 8 Might Block Linux From Loading

Windows 8 Might Block Linux From Loading

Back in October 2011, the Free Software Foundation speculated on the possibility that Microsoft might be trying to block out other operating systems from loading within a computer, using a new concept known as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Microsoft showed it off a couple of months back, booting up Windows 8 in eight […]

5 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft Visio

5 Best Free Alternatives To Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio is a professional diagramming software from Microsoft which makes it very easy to explore and visualize complex information and processes quickly. As an IT professional, I find it very easy and satisfying to visualize process flows, network architecture and program workflows. Microsoft Visio is not only limited to the IT field but can […]

10 Juicy Applications For Windows 7

10 Juicy Applications For Windows 7

2011 is gone, and this means it’s time to turn that old bucket of bolts near your desk into a new, pleasant computer. But how do you do this without installing new hardware and spending a ton of money? That’s easy! Install some new, juicy applications that give your computer a change of pace. I […]

How to Monitor Your Internet Usage [Windows 7]

How to Monitor Your Internet Usage [Windows 7]

You shouldn’t be bothered about your Internet usage if you are on an unlimited data plan. However, for those who are on limited plan, tracking your Internet usage could make a difference between saving or wasting few hundreds dollars of Internet bill. In addition, some ISPs do restrict your account if they think you have […]

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

Microsoft Project is a project management software which makes it a breeze to organize the whole project timeline including the work schedules, budgets and human work hours. Microsoft Project has become the best project management software which every IT professional and manager loves to work with. Microsoft Project is suitable for everyone from a person […]