Protecting your accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (an authentication code) ensures that even if your password is compromised, your data is still protected. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up two-step verification on your Dropbox account.
Often we face errors on our PCs which, with a quick web search on the error text, are easily resolvable. Did you know you can copy the contents of an error message (or any dialog box) to your clipboard? When you’re faced with an error, press Ctrl+C to copy the error title and text to your clipboard.
You haven’t paid homage to Windows Guides today
Simply paste the error message into the search field; I find this a lot quicker than transcribing the error message in to your favorite search engine yourself.
- Capture the whole screen (and automatically save it if you have Windows 8)
- Capture a part of the screen or a window
- Capture a series of screenshots in a document
This guide covers the tools built in to Windows and how to use them.
While cleaning up old posts, I found this one, written by Stu some time ago. I’ve updated all the download links, added a few links to related articles, and thought I’d share his list with you. Rich.
When I recently posted an article which shows how to Install Windows 7 without bootable media, I obviously went through the Windows 7 installation process several times. In then end, when everything went correctly, I had 2 brand-new Windows 7 operating systems to work with. After installing updates, what else do you do? Install some cool freeware!
Here’s a list of my favourite 25 freeware applications. There are paid-for alternatives of some of my favourites but the free versions do a sterling job. So in no particular order:
If you store photos on your home PC and don’t back them up, I really recommend you do. Hard drives fail all the time yet I still get many emails and PMs asking for help with data recovery. Even if you use an online backup solution, I still recommend taking an inexpensive local backup on optical media periodically.
I have my photos synced on two hard drives at home, on a remote server (RAID 10), and with a third-party storage provider. I’m still paranoid about losing my life’s memories in photos so I like to take a snapshot of my photo data every two years. By making a biannual backup, you’ll always have 3-5 viable sets of discs (they don’t last forever) with your important files—should you ever lose or overwrite them. Hopefully this guide is helpful and gives you something to do with the remaining 88 of the 100 DVDs you purchased on sale three years ago…