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Posted January 18, 2013 by

Windows: Speed Up Shut Down Time via Registry

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You may have an obvious delay between the press of the shutdown button and the actual shutdown of your Windows operating system. This registry tweak works in all versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Posted January 12, 2013 by

Windows: Disable the “Use the Web service to find the correct program” Dialog Box

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When opening a new file without an extension, Windows asks if you want to go on the Internet and download an appropriate program to use to open the file. This dialog box pops up before you have the opportunity to manually select a program.

Posted January 10, 2013 by

Windows: Schedule a Repeating Alarm

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Do you constantly find yourself forgetting an appointment or important meeting? Using Window’s Task Scheduler, you can create an alarm for yourself without having to download any extra software.

Posted December 1, 2012 by

Find Your WiFi Password for Windows

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Sometimes Internet service providers equip you with a Wifi password so difficult that you may have trouble remembering it. If that is the case, then follow these steps to retrieve your wireless password directly from your Windows computer.

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Customizing Date and Time in Windows 7 and Vista

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Manipulating how the time and date is displayed within Windows is one of the first things that users tweak after installing the OS. This article describes in detail how to adjust the time and date format in Vista and Windows 7. This includes changing to 24-hr military time and displaying leading zeros.

Posted April 12, 2009 by

Windows Vista: How to Enable Disk Quota Management

Disk Quotas allow administrators to limit how much disk space users can use on an NTFS formatted volume. This can be helpful in limiting the amount of personal data (music files, photos, etc.) and also to help make them use better file management practices.

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Posted March 9, 2009 by

Vista: Add the Recycle Bin to the Start Menu

If you don’t like keeping the Recycle Bin on your desktop, but you still want to have easy access to your deleted files, you can add the Recycle Bin to your Start Menu. It’s there when you need it without having to have the trash can icon taking up space on your eye catching wallpaper.

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Posted January 23, 2009 by

Vista : Add shortcut to ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ Dialog to Right Click menu

This guide will explain how to easily add an “Eject Drive” or “Safely Remove Hardware” menu option to your Right Click menu in Vista. Very handy if you work with USB Drives a lot on a daily basis.

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Posted December 18, 2008 by

Vista: How to Keep Users from Clearing IE’s History of Their Browsing

Internet Explorer keeps a history of cookies, sites that have been visited, and form data. This history can be quite useful in tracking the browsing practices of an employee or your child (or even spouse). Many people are aware of the fact that they can delete this history from the browser, but you can take away this ability in situations that call for such action.

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