It can often useful to know the system specifications of your PC, especially when approaching tech support. Here are 3 tools that allow you to do so.
You can easily check if your computer is running 24/7 by checking its uptime. Here is how you can do so in Windows and Linux.
If you share your PC with multiple users, you can easily setup File System Permissions and block other users from accessing NTFS partition in Windows.
When you have a .dll error in Windows, don’t ever download missing .dll files from external website or unknown sources. Here’s the reason why.
The default design of iTunes doesn’t seem to be customizable. In actual fact, you can easily customize iTunes to suit your needs. Here’s how
Using command lines in Windows is easy if you understand its syntax. Here is a quick guide to show you how to read Windows command line syntax.
Do you have multiple computers, but only have one set of mouse and keyboard? Here is how you can share mouse and keyboard between Windows and a Raspberri Pi.
The Windows Mobility Center allows you to control your hardware from a single place, but is only enabled in laptop. Learn how to activate it on a desktop PC.
Remember all that old school DOS games like Dave, Doom, PacMan, etc? Let’s see how you can install and play these old DOS games in Windows.
Magic Partition Resizer allows you to easily partition your hard disk without any data loss or hiccups. Check it out for the giveaway. 10 license keys to be won.
In Windows 8, Microsoft has totally revamped the task manager. In this guide, we will show you how to make good use of the new task manager in Windows 8.
Windows comes with a set of windows network utilities that allows you to troubleshoot your network. Let check out what these commands can do for you.
Over the years, we have seen many Windows tweaking myths circulating around in the Internet, so it is time for us to clear the air.
Sometimes, Windows will fail to recognize the new hardware you added to your machine. Here is how you can find drivers for unknown devices in Windows.
In Windows, most applications are designed to run with multiple CPU cores. You can also force the application to use only a specific CPU. Here’s how you can do so.
If you are unlucky enough to get infected by the Cryptolocker ransomware, here is the way to recover a cryptolocker infected hard drive.
While you can drag and drop files to the OneDrive folder, sometimes, it is faster to save to OneDrive from the context menu. Learn how to add OneDrive to the context menu.
Need to block certain applications from accessing the Internet? Learn how to create advanced firewall rules in Windows to protect yourselves.
For those who are switching from TrueCrypt, DiskCryptor is a good alternative for you to encrypt partitions in Windows. Here is how to use it.
If you are a fan of the Markdown syntax, and are looking for a great Markdown editor for Windows, here are some useful ones you can consider
Windows BitLocker uses AES 128-bit algorithm to encrypt your data by default. Here is how you can change BitLocker encryption to AES 256-bit.
f you are a regular Command Prompt user and are looking for a good command prompt alternative, do give Console 2 a try and I am sure you will love it.
To prevent people from brute forcing your Windows login, you can get your PC to auto lockdown after certain number of invalid logon attempts. Here’s how.
Windows 8 comes with a Snap View feature that allows you to view both native apps simultaneously on screen. Here is how it works.
Here is an easy way to disable the Autorun feature in Windows to protect yourself from autorun viruses in USB drives.
System Restore is useful and allows you to recover from PC corruption. Here is how you can configure system restore in Windows 8.
TrueCrypt is no longer a good tool for encrypting your data. Check out these 5 TrueCrypt alternatives and find the one that is best for you.
Steam’s UI is frequently critiqued for its ugliness. You can easily change the font for better readability. Here are the steps.
Disable unnecessary programs and services with these 5 useful tweaks to clean up Windows startup programs and speed up startup time without spending a dime.
In Windows, you can right click and select “Open Command Prompt here”. Here is how you can add another “Open Powershell here” option to the context menu.
Sometimes, you might need to change the network device’s MAC address for testing. Here’s how you can do so in Windows and Ubuntu.
The automatic maintenance feature in Windows 8 runs automatically on its own. Learn how you can manually start or stop the automatic maintenance feature in Windows 8.
If you have installed plenty of fonts and find that you can’t delete them later, follow these steps to delete fonts using the Windows registry.
The Win+X menu editor in Windows 8 is useful, but not easily customizable. Here is how you can easily edit the Win + X Menu to increase your productivity.
You might come across duplicate icons in your Windows taskbar, some of which come with a (2) after its name. Here’s how to fix duplicate icons on Windows 7/8/8.1.
Despite all the rage on Windows 8, Microsoft has made Windows 8 more secure by introducing several security features. Here are 3 ways why it is more secure than XP and Windows 7.
if you have a single user PC and wish to be able to login to Windows 8 automatically, here is how you can bypass the login screen reach the desktop automatically.
Sometime in 2015, Microsoft will be releasing Windows 9. If you are wondering what will be in Windows 9, here are 3 things that you should know about.
Adding lyrics to iTunes is often a time-consuming and tedious task. With iLyrics, your task of getting lyrics for iTunes is made easier.
There are tons of things that you can do with your mobile device, and one of them is to remotely access Windows PC and work remotely. Here’s how it works in Android.
You have probably come across a situation where a software doesn’t work due to missing dll files. So what are DLL files and how do they work? Find out here.
It is easier to install Ubuntu in VMware player, but to get its full potential, you’ll need VMware Tools. Here is how you can install VMware Tools in Ubuntu.
The best way to try out Linux is to run it as a virtual machine. Here is how you can install Ubuntu in VMWare Player in Windows.
At any time, there are tons of Windows processes running in the background. Here is how you can find out if a windows process is virus or legitimate.
Zenware focuses on removing all the visual distractions and allows the users to be more productive. WriteMonkey is one good example of zenware. Let’s check it out.
Windows 8 comes with a built-in location-based function. if you don’t want to be tracked, here is the instruction to turn off location request on Windows 8.
Files metadata can contain information that exposes the identity of the owner. If you are concerned about your privacy, here is how you can remove Windows 8 metadata.
If you have a large number of folders, you can make use of Folderico to easily change folder icons in Windows. Here is how it works.
Windows 8 doesn’t show the delete confirmation dialog box when you delete your files. Here is how you can enable delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 8.
MWSnap3 is a free and great screen capture tool that, despite being twelve years old, is totally reliable even on Windows 8.1. Let check it out.