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We like using Sysinternals tools here at Windows Guides; these tools bring core Windows functions together and help you administer to your systems more easily.

In this guide, we’ll cover the basics:

  1. What are the Sysinternals tools?
  2. How to download and run these tools on your PC
  3. Where can I learn more about these tools?

Full Resolution Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox [How To]

Posted by Taylor Ling On September - 15 - 2011

So now you have the Windows 8 Developer Preview installed as a virtual machine using VirtualBox, but you found out that the guest addition of VirtualBox doesn’t work properly in Windows 8 Developer Preview, which means that it won’t auto-adjust the resolution when you resize the window, and have to stick with the resolution available by default.

No worry. There is an alternative solution to force the desired resolution to be available in the VirtualBox guest OS, so if you have done it correctly, you can now run Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox with your screen native resolution. Instructions after the jump.

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Install Custom Fonts in Windows [How To]

Posted by Rich On January - 18 - 2009

There are many free fonts available online; to install a new font (note: if you’re an XP user, scroll down to the XP Method Section):

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Right click on the font file and click Install

Install a New Font – Method 2

To install a font through the font manager, do the following:

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Click the Start button, type font, and click on Fonts
  3. Drag the font file into the Font manager

XP Method

For Windows XP users:

  1. Download a font
    If the font file is in a .zip archive, right click the file and click Extract
  2. Open C:\Windows\Fonts
  3. Drag the font file to the Fonts folder:

Enjoy your new fonts.


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