When Did You Last Install Windows?

Posted by Stu On March - 27 - 2010

How often do you like to install your Windows Operating System.

I like to reinstall twice a year (more so when I break it!).  To me, it keeps the system running nice and weeds out any imperfections.

Many people have never reinstalled and will undoubtedly run like molasses.  Others like to reinstall every few weeks.

What’s your preference?

Download this vbs script to show you when you last reinstalled Windows. (Works for XP, Vista & 7)

Head over to the forums and let us know how, why, and when you reinstall Windows.

Windows Forums

Build Photo Collages Quickly and Easily with Collage Maker

Posted by Thomas On March - 27 - 2010

Time to send some photos of the kids to the grandparents ?
In desperate need of creating Greetings or Congratulations Cards ?
Do you love Scrapbooking ?
…Or just updating the family album ?

Collage maker, let you do exactly that, the easy way !

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PROGRAM: Collage Maker

PROS: Easy to use. All Functions are available on the Right-Click Menu which really let you focus on your creative skills.

CONS: No Undo Function (Ctrl+Z) and no support for multiple pages in the document.

VERDICT: A Great program for those who like to create collages, both for printing and processing. Create your collages in a few clicks.

PRICE: From $34.95

VERSION REVIEWED: 3.6

Download Link for Demo version in the Article


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PhotoMagician, Convert Images at the drop of a Hat

Posted by Thomas On March - 26 - 2010

If you constantly need to convert and/or resize pictures to use them in your blog, or twitter, Facebook etc. This is the ultimate tool. Photo magician allows you to set your preferences and it will convert your single photos or folders by Drag’n’Drop.

Drop your pictures or a folder containing pictures into the hat, and pull out … [Drum Roll] … well, maybe not a White Rabbit, but you get the idea I would think.

Download link inside the article…

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On Windows Guides, we feature lots of desktop wallpaper packs, which you can browse to find the perfect wallpaper for your website. In this guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know about wallpaper. Specifically:

  • What is screen/display resolution?
  • How to find and change your desktop resolution.
  • How to view fonts at high resolution.
  • Where to get wallpaper.
  • How to manipulate your wallpaper & background.
  • How to automatically rotate wallpaper in a slideshow.

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FreeBurn MP3 to CD

Posted by Thomas On March - 24 - 2010

Want a Quick’n’Dirty.. err I mean Easy tool to convert your MP3-Files to Music CD’s ? Look no further. FreeBurn Mp3-CD is the fastest and easiest converter I have seen in a long time.

FreeBurn also supports Wave, Ogg and WMA files, which is why this little application should be worth while your attention.

Download Link in the Article…

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Internet Explorer 8 comes with a series of new features. One of those is the ability to reopen your last session. This can be a good feature whenever the browser crashes or you accidentally close the browser in the middle of a research where you have lots of open pages (some of which you don’t remember the direct url for). Of course there has always been the History list – but now you can retrieve your last session with one click (Found in the TOOLS menu).

However – there might be situations or security issues involved where you don’t want anyone to be able to do just that. Then you can turn off the “Last Browsing Session” all together.

NOTE! I didn’t manage to get this to work on my system, but It might be due to the fact that I run a 64-bit system. So in case it may help you, here is how:

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