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How to Fix An Upside Down Monitor Display [Windows]

How to Fix An Upside Down Monitor Display [Windows]

You wake up in the morning, have a good long yawn, get out of bed, and check your email before going to work. You instinctively move your mouse down to the task bar only to find out that the mouse is moving up to an upside down task bar and your whole display turned over […]

How to Prevent Windows 7 From Using So Much Memory

How to Prevent Windows 7 From Using So Much Memory

Picture this: You have a computer with two gigabytes of physical memory, you turn it on, and just after Windows 7 finishes loading, it’s already using about half of all that memory when you look into your task manager (hold “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” on your keyboard to access it quickly). Even if it […]

5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

5 Feature Rich Photo Editing Software For Windows

Everybody likes to take photos nowadays, but not everybody is a professional photographer. While I love taking photographs, most of my photos are not perfect and lack the elements of good photography like the light effect, color etc. I usually edit my photos before saving them to my library of photos. If you are professional […]

How to Make Your Windows 7 System Startup And Shutdown On A Schedule

How to Make Your Windows 7 System Startup And Shutdown On A Schedule

Some of us like our PC to always be ready when we enter the room. Waiting for the system to boot up can be annoying. Thankfully, there is a solution that allows you to schedule startups and shutdowns to save you time, and possibly reduce your electricity bill. Startup on schedule This step will vary […]

How to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

How to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

Video game consoles, particularly the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, are increasingly becoming more than just gaming devices. They have become complete entertainment systems. You can now watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming video content. You can purchase and listen to music, and with the new Xbox 360 dashboard update coming this fall, you […]

10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Many of you have probably been using Windows 7 for quite a while now. It’s really quite a solid operating system, with stability and functionality far exceeding anything Microsoft has offered before. You may, however, be unaware of one of the great productivity advantages that Windows offers you. That is keyboard integration, which is far more advanced […]

Gives Your Windows Total Protection With Bitdefender Total Security 2012

Gives Your Windows Total Protection With Bitdefender Total Security 2012

In the past, all you need is an anti-virus software to protect your Windows PC. Now, that is no longer sufficient. You will also need firewall, anti-spyware, anti-malware, parental control etc to get fully protected. Many antivirus companies (such as Norton and McAfee) have transit from providing anti-virus solution to total security suite. Bitdefender is […]

Add Virtual Desktops To Your Windows With nSpaces

Add Virtual Desktops To Your Windows With nSpaces

In Linux, it was called “workspaces”. In Mac, it was called “Spaces”. Even with different names, they were referring to the same thing – virtual desktop. And Windows doesn’t come with any by default. Few years back, we have covered several software that can create virtual desktop for your Windows, and nSpaces is yet another […]

A Quick Peek At Windows 8

A Quick Peek At Windows 8

In case you are not aware, Microsoft has released the first developer preview of their Windows 8 for the public to test out. If you do not have the chance to test it out, follow us to see what new features are there and what to expect in the upcoming Windows 8.

How to Create a Windows 8 USB Boot Disk [Quick Tips]

How to Create a Windows 8 USB Boot Disk [Quick Tips]

So you have downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview and wanted to give it a test in your machine. If you are planning to do a clean install, the fastest way is to burn the ISO file into a DVD and boot from it. However, as DVD ROM drive is getting obsolete, more and more […]

Greenshot: A Lightweight Yet Feature-Rich Screenshot Tool for Windows

Greenshot: A Lightweight Yet Feature-Rich Screenshot Tool for Windows

Images taken off a computer screen are called screenshots. While reading tech-reviews on websites, including this one, you will find numerous screenshots that serve as references to what the reviewer is writing about. These images greatly help explain a certain interface feature or guide the reader in knowing where to click in an application. The […]

Why You Should Bite The Bullet And Signup For Spotify

Why You Should Bite The Bullet And Signup For Spotify

I find it surprising that no-one has yet stepped up to the plate to post a review of the magic that is Spotify here on MakeTechEasier. This application has truly revolutionized the way that I consume music, and I only see things getting better. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Spotify is […]

5 Excellent Tools To Take Screenshots in Windows

5 Excellent Tools To Take Screenshots in Windows

While writing reviews of websites and software, I often have to use images to reference what I am talking about and to help me better explain things. A simple screenshot of an arrow pointing to a tiny button saves me the trouble of writing a detailed explanation of where the button is located. Having realized […]

StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

If you have installed lots of applications in Windows 7, you will find that your Start menu is cluttered, messy and finding the applications you need is no longer a quick and simple task. What makes it worst is that the more applications you have, the slower the Start menu loads. A task that needs […]

How to Turn Your Windows 7 to Windows 8 Lookalike

How to Turn Your Windows 7 to Windows 8 Lookalike

If you have been following Windows news, you will know that the next version of Windows – Windows 8 – is going to have a radical change of user interface. Instead of sticking with the same old desktop concept, it is integrating the Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI into Windows 8. The beauty of the […]