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If you’d like to convert your Windows Vista or 7 to make it look like OS X Snow Leopard, you can learn how in this guide. Here’s what we’ll cover in this guide:

  1. Create a system restore point.
  2. Patch your system files with UXTheme Multi-patcher.
  3. Download Snow Leopard for Windows 7.
  4. Take Ownership of Your Files.
  5. Install Snow Leopard for Windows 7 theme.

Please note: this guide involves modifying system files and you should proceed with caution.

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In this post, I am going to show you how to find who is using your computer and for how much time. I can find at least three reasons why this can be very useful:

  • You want to control the usage of your computer; maybe your children spend too much time in front of it—even when you are not home.
  • You are running a server, with this I mean a computer that cannot be shutdown, and you want to know if it’s up and running.
  • You want to control your own usage—sometimes is very useful to have statistic about this.

Some might say that using Parental Controls is easy to block the access to a computer at some hours, but we are not trying to block anything.

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Computer Themed Desktop Wallpaper Collection

Posted by Rich On September - 29 - 20104 COMMENTS

Desktop Wallpaper 510 Set 65

In an effort to help you find the kinds of wallpapers you like, I’ve put together 19 collections of wallpapers that cover 15 different genres. This week’s genre is computer themed wallpapers (yes, most of them are Apple themed.) If you’re looking for Windows themed wallpapers, you can access them on the Wallpapers by genre page. If you know of any other wallpapers that fit in this genre, please let me know. Looking for a different genre? Head here to see desktop wallpaper collections organized by genre.

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55 Free Social Networking PNG/ICO Icon Packs

Posted by Rich On September - 28 - 20104 COMMENTS

Free Social Icon Packs - 12

This week, we have a collection of social networking icon packs. You can use these icons for Windows customization, web sites, applications, mobile apps, posters, and more; however, just because the pack is free doesn’t mean there’s no attached license. Please be sure to check the license for each pack you download as each differs. The license should be available from the site you’re led to and often it’s in the download. If you know of any good icon packs to include in this genre, please let me know. Looking for a different genre? Desktop icon pack collections organized by genre.

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Not too long ago we encountered some problem with our users that share PC’s in different locations on our network. Some users do not always log-off their PC’s when they have to go into the plant. Now from where they are on the network, they remote desktop into another workstation for a particular system developed in-house.

Now if a user does not log-off, this remote desktop connection stays logged-in and makes it so no-one else can use that PC. Therefore, I was tasked with finding a way to log a user off if there is no activity for a certain amount of time.

I searched on Google and couldn’t find any other solution except this one. This involves getting hold of the “winexit.scr” screensaver contained in The Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit, or you can read about and download individual resources from this toolkit here.

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AdSevenIconChanger Changes Default Windows 7 Icons

Posted by Rich On September - 27 - 20103 COMMENTS

Windows Forums member, Batupata, has released yet another great, free tool for Windows 7: AdSevenIconChanger. This tool changes the default icons in Windows 7. Here’s an example of how you’d change the shortcut arrow:

1. Download AdSevenIconChanger

2. Right click AdSevenIconChanger.exe and click Run as administrator.

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