How to Restore The Start Menu in Windows 8

How to Restore The Start Menu in Windows 8

So far, all I’ve been seeing is a bunch of people complaining about the missing Start button and the Metro UI. While I might like Metro, the Start button has to come back! So far, Microsoft is decided on keeping the Start button out of Windows 8. A lot of mouse and keyboard users were […]

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How To Control Your PC Remotely Using Gmail Account [Windows]

How To Control Your PC Remotely Using Gmail Account [Windows]

Going on holidays where there is limited Internet access is a tough decision especially for those who are always connected to the Internet. If you are an Internet geek and never turn off your computer, it will be a hard work to go anywhere without your computer. But if it is necessary to go without […]

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Alternative Freeware Applications That Work in Windows 7

Alternative Freeware Applications That Work in Windows 7

Why buy a piece of software when other developers make similar software for free? We’re living in a world where altruistic developers make software for the sake of progressing technology, and we should learn to support these people who attempt to help us save some cash while using a program that can easily cater to […]

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Scan Your Ports And IP Address With Angry IP Scanner

Scan Your Ports And IP Address With Angry IP Scanner

Simply put, Angry IP Scanner is a cross-platform port and IP scanner that could save you a lot of time if, for example, you’ve forgotten the IP address of a device on your network. Or if you’re trying to troubleshoot a a service running on one of your computers. Or if you’re just wondering what […]

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5 Cool Ways to Customize Windows Media Center

5 Cool Ways to Customize Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is a great source of entertainment for some of Windows’ users, especially those that love to record their TV shows to watch later. Did you know that there are some ways to change the application to enhance your experience? Practically everything in Windows can be modified, and we’re going to talk about […]

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How to Add Office Auto-Complete And Spelling Correction Features To Entire Windows

How to Add Office Auto-Complete And Spelling Correction Features To Entire Windows

Microsoft Office is currently the best Office suite across the globe. Although there are other free Office suites like LibreOffice, they are in no comparison when it comes to the feature set of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word includes features like auto-complete, automatic spelling correction, Autotext etc. which make Microsoft Word the most productive word processor. […]

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8 Nifty Windows 7 Applications

8 Nifty Windows 7 Applications

There are several applications out there that increase your productivity and enhance your experience in Windows 7. Running them would help you save time throughout your day and do things you couldn’t have imagined doing with a simple bare copy of Windows 7. Without further ado, MTE presents to you a list of nifty applications […]

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Windows 8 to Shove Aero Away

Windows 8 to Shove Aero Away

For all the fans of Aero, a user interface improvement that has been introduced in Windows Vista and optimized in Windows 7, it’s a sad, sad day. Microsoft believes that Aero has taken its toll, and it’s time for a newer, cleaner interface which will be introduced in Windows 8, a new version of its […]

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Free Giveaway: Blu-ray Decrypter

Free Giveaway: Blu-ray Decrypter

From now until May 25th, you can enjoy the premium copy of WinX Blu-ray Decrypter for free, with full unlock license key. WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is developed by Digiarty and provides a great solution to decrypt and copy your Blu-ray disc for personal backup.

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How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

Regular data backups are an important part of our digital lives because the computer electronics cannot be trusted and can get damaged at any time. There are a huge number of data backup solutions available for Windows, including Microsoft’s own SyncToy. Each backup and sync program has some unique features that others don’t have. This […]

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Microsoft Pledges to Eliminate Pre-Packaged Bloatware With ‘Signature’

Microsoft Pledges to Eliminate Pre-Packaged Bloatware With ‘Signature’

If you have bought a new computer from a store, you’d know how it is to turn on the computer only to find out that it is crammed with many extra and useless software. This is one of the most frustrating complaints that people have had against computer manufacturers, and one of the reasons I […]

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SABnzbd – A Great Way to Download From Newsgroups

SABnzbd – A Great Way to Download From Newsgroups

Have you been wondering what this whole newsgroup fuss is about? Usenet is one of the oldest parts of the internet, and millions of people download vast amounts of content from it. There are often tricky aspects to doing so, however, with the need to download multipart files, recombine them, check them for errors and […]

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The Importance of Partitioning Your Hard Drive

The Importance of Partitioning Your Hard Drive

You might have heard that many people are having issues recovering their data when some of the hard drive becomes corrupt. Having one partition is often more detrimental than you think. Your computer could benefit in multiple ways from a multi-partition system, perhaps more ways than you think. You can turn your computer into a […]

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How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

Windows 8 includes a new metro interface which is optimized for touch screen. It makes use of the screen in order to perform different tasks. For example, if you drag your mouse to any of the screen corners, Windows 8 will let you do a specific task. Crusper is a small application that can enable […]

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know But Really Needed in Windows 7

Things You Probably Didn’t Know But Really Needed in Windows 7

There comes a time in one person’s life, when he or she makes a paramount discovery of certain settings, features, or tweaks of Windows 7 that open doors to a brand new lifestyle. That moment could be now for you, depending on whether you know absolutely everything¬†about your operating system or not. This is the […]

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How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

Deleting files is as easy as pressing the delete button or selecting delete from the context menu of the selected item, but do you know that a simple delete in Windows doesn’t actually delete the file. It just free up the hard drive space, ready for other files to overwrite it. Until that happens, that […]

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How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

Although Windows comes with its own media player, Windows Media Player, there is a wide variety of third party media player software available in free and paid versions. Windows Media Player is the preferred audio and video player for most people but some people like to go for more convenient media players like VLC Player […]

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Things You Can Do to Make Windows 7 Run Like a Cheetah

Things You Can Do to Make Windows 7 Run Like a Cheetah

Windows 7 is already a pretty fast operating system, but many things still annoy its users, such as the amount of time it takes to shut down, how it runs certain games, and its inability to use the full potential of the hard drive to transfer files. The truth is we never run out of […]

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5 Awesome Ways to Tweak Windows 8

5 Awesome Ways to Tweak Windows 8

We’ve already discussed on and on about Windows 8’s features and some of the possible outcomes in the final build of the operating system. However, we haven’t really touched base with many of the possible tweaks that could be done to improve the functionality of the system, particularly when you want Windows 8 to run […]

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Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

While the computers are becoming more and more powerful nowadays, the software used to operate the computer are also becoming more and more complex. If you are following the press releases of software companies, we can safely assume that hundreds of new software are released everyday and thousands of already released software are updated to […]

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How to Add Social Shortcuts to Your Windows Desktop

How to Add Social Shortcuts to Your Windows Desktop

Social media is an essential part of every business marketing strategy and it’s growing in popularity everyday. Regardless of why you use social media, having it a click away can help you keep tabs on what’s going on in your social circles at a glance. Here’s how you can create social shortcuts on your Windows desktop.

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The Ultimate List of Shortcut Keys That Will Make Your Life Easier [Windows 7]

The Ultimate List of Shortcut Keys That Will Make Your Life Easier [Windows 7]

Your life revolves around saving time, whether you like it or not. We’ve previously discussed shortcut keys you can use in Windows 7, but didn’t cover all of them. There’s no way to do this, but we can certainly give you another large list of key combinations you can use to make your life much […]

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6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster

6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster

At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows 7 runs, but you probably want to squeeze as much juice as you can out of it. Despite the improvements, the operating system still takes up resources that didn’t necessarily have to be used for normal functions. Let’s have a look at a few of those […]

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How to Claim 25GB of SkyDrive Storage Space While It Lasts

How to Claim 25GB of SkyDrive Storage Space While It Lasts

Microsoft releases the SkyDrive desktop app and reduced your storage space from 25GB to 7GB. However, for a limited time, they allow you to restore back to 25GB (or upgrade to 25GB if you are a new user) for free. Here is how it can be done. Grab it while it lasts!

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7 Features of Windows 8 That Will Make You Consider Upgrading

7 Features of Windows 8 That Will Make You Consider Upgrading

Several people are getting upset at some of the changes that Microsoft made in Windows 8, especially those involving the user interface. However, while you poke around the UI, you must not forget that Windows isn’t just a UI. There are several back-end services and features that make the operating system work, some of them […]

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Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Conventionally, if you want to test Windows 8 applications, you will have to buy a tablet that runs the operating system. This extra expense is just something that might bother you, especially if you don’t plan to use the tablet heavily. To test a simple app and get it out there on the market, or […]

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The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

We’ve grown to appreciate the success of Microsoft’s Windows 7, but no one – not even Microsoft fanboys – can say that the company has actually done its homework before releasing every product. Some would say that Microsoft has made too many mistakes to continue as a prominent company, but there are those with a […]

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Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

In the midst of all the recent heavy criticism Microsoft has received since around the year 2000, some people fail to realize that the company has made some heavy contributions that many believe actually come from other sources. In this piece, we will discuss things that Microsoft has done that hasn’t been brought up in many years, or recent things no one noticed about its accomplishments.

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Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

When it comes to drivers, a lot of people don’t know what to expect when installing them. Many don’t understand the difference between drivers and user-level software, and even more people don’t understand what it implies. Drivers play a fundamental role in every operating system, regardless of whether you use Windows, Linux, or Macintosh. In […]

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Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Not everyone can find help through conventional means. For this, we have realized we must create a series that will answer even the most unconventional questions that people ask about Windows here. Our resident expert works around the clock to make sure that your question gets an answer and gives you advice on how to […]

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Use FilerFrog To Organzie Your Files & Folders In Flash! [Windows]

Use FilerFrog To Organzie Your Files & Folders In Flash! [Windows]

Managing files and folders can become overwhelming especially if you’ve let it go for a while. Moving items takes time and arranging them takes even longer. Using third party applications to manage them can become a bother and then you simply give up using them. FilerFrog has a perfect solution to managing your files without […]

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Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

It’s that time again, and we’ve got a lot of inquiries at our inbox. Some of today’s questions are complicated, but we’ll tackle them like always! Whenever you submit a question to MTE, a Windows expert reviews it and answers the question in the most concise manner possible. To submit your own question, send an […]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Windows PC Secure Without Paying for Third-Party Applications

4 Ways to Keep Your Windows PC Secure Without Paying for Third-Party Applications

Everyone’s freaked out, especially when big organizations start getting hacked in larger numbers every day. Companies are currently trying to profit from the fear people have by selling them security solutions that many of them don’t need. I’ve been anti-virus-free since 2002 and haven’t since had one single problem with a computer. However, there are […]

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Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! This week is the seventh week of “Ask a Windows Expert,” and any question we’ve received will be answered here. If you would like to submit your own question, hit us up with an email to windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com. We’re on around the clock, checking the inbox and […]

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5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

In almost every Operating System and applications, the context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click the mouse) is always an important feature that is often overlooked by the users. Imagine a life without context menu, you won’t be able to right-click the mouse and quickly change the desktop settings, or to […]

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Microsoft Develops One-Millisecond Response Touch Screen and Demonstrates It

Microsoft Develops One-Millisecond Response Touch Screen and Demonstrates It

Of all the things that Microsoft introduced, the tablet computer was one of the most ignored, the phenomenon to be revived only when Apple releases its iPad. Granted, Microsoft’s tablets were very robust and didn’t offer as much portability as the iPad, and the battery life was as terrible as a laptop’s. We’ve gone past […]

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Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

There were many intriguing questions in our inbox lately, some of them more difficult than others, but we assure you we can tackle ’em all! If you got any inquiries about issues you’re having with Windows, email us at windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com¬†or click on the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button. This button is right next […]

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5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

We had a discussion recently about how to set a shortcut to turn off your monitor, and I just had a look at NirCmd and noticed that you can do many other cool things using shortcuts in combination with this application that would blow your mind! So, MTE is proud to present a thrilling sequel […]

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How to Create a Shortcut to Turn Off Your Monitor in Windows

How to Create a Shortcut to Turn Off Your Monitor in Windows

For most of you, creating a shortcut to turn off your monitor is counter-productive because the monitor sits right in front of you. But if you have a mega 30-inch monitor that sits a safe distance from you, it might be rather annoying to have to actually walk up to the monitor and turn it […]

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Ask a Windows Expert – Week 5

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 5

It’s that time again and boy did we get a lot of questions! The Windows operating system is always a source of some of the most troubling questions mankind has ever had to ask, but we’re not fretting. Every question here is looked over by Windows experts and answered with dedication. To participate in Ask […]

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