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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 […]

How to Get A Better Computer With Less Cash

How to Get A Better Computer With Less Cash

Technology is always evolving, fast. The computer that you bought last year is now obsolete and you are planning to get a new one. Before you walk into the store and pay big bucks to the retailers for the latest PC in town, check out this guide on how you can get a better computer, with more juice and power, without breaking the bank.

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 […]

The Truth About Windows 8 Tablets: Should You Really Get One?

The Truth About Windows 8 Tablets: Should You Really Get One?

With the iPad and Android OS-based tablets on the loose, it was only logical to think that Microsoft would want a piece of the pie. Google is going to release its own tablet soon, which might hold its own against Apple’s iPad, but no one’s really paying attention to what Microsoft is doing as far […]

Why a 64-Bit Version of Windows 7 Might Be a Better Choice

Why a 64-Bit Version of Windows 7 Might Be a Better Choice

For those of you that installed a 32-bit version of Windows, you have my condolences. Otherwise, you really made the right choice based on a number of reasons. I think it’s important in this day and age to run any operating system on the highest possible bit width offered, but there’s a few reasons particular […]

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Speeds Up Your Windows PC + Free Giveaway

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Speeds Up Your Windows PC + Free Giveaway

Do you realize that your Windows PC is running slower and slower everyday, especially after installing/uninstalling applications? There are plenty of causes for a slow running PC. While we have covered plenty of tips and tricks to help your PC boots and runs faster, sometimes you just want to have a software to do everything […]

How to Change Your Windows 7 Start Button

How to Change Your Windows 7 Start Button

Today, I’m going to show you how to do something that you might not thought possible on Windows 7. You’re going to learn, right now, how to get rid of your boring Start menu button and implement another one. While I usually don’t like to direct users to third-party software, you are going to need […]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

There are many things that your computer depends on to function normally. For the computer to function at all, you need the big five: power supply, motherboard, RAM, hard drive, and CPU. Of the five, the hard drive contains the most important stuff required for you to use the computer – the operating system. When […]