Image Resizer – The Simplest Way to Resize Images

Posted by Taylor Ling On April - 27 - 2011

If you have a bunch of photos shot at a huge 10 megapixels (and thus the huge file size) that you want to quickly share with your friends and family via email, Facebook etc., and if you are too lazy to fire up a slow-loading-and-complex image manipulation application, Image Resizer is possibly the best solution for you.

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Desktop Wallpaper 1446

We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

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Yesterday, we explained IRC and how to get set up. Today, we’ll cover tips and basic commands for using IRC. In this guide, we’ll cover:

  • How to join IRC networks
  • How to join a IRC network channels
  • IRC tips
  • IRC basic commands

How to Join IRC Networks

An IRC Network hosts channels (more about that in a minute) on which you can chat and interact. A network is hosted by the server (what’s an IRC server?) and, generally, provides a chatting area for groups of interest or geographic location. There are many (tens of thousands or more) IRC networks, which can host anywhere from one to many thousand channels.

To join an IRC network, you need to know its address and port number. Once you’ve found a network, simply connect to it with your IRC client. For example:

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RedPill Unlocks Hidden Features in Windows 8 (Build 7955)

Posted by Rich On April - 27 - 2011

Windows 8 build 7955 is out in the wild (we, at Windows Guides, don’t recommend you download it) and windows 8 beta has released three replacement system files to unlock the following features:

  • Metro Login
  • New Task Manager
  • Immersive Browser
  • Pattern Login

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Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Rich On April - 26 - 2011

If you’re making a change to your PC like installing new software, theming your desktop, or making registry and other software edits, you should create a system restore point. This will help you roll back any changes you’ve made if it all goes wrong or if you decide you don’t like the changes you’ve made and want a quick fix.

This guide will show you how to create a restore point in Windows 7. Here are guides for Windows XP and Vista:

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List of Native 64-bit Applications

Posted by Rich On April - 26 - 2011

Yesterday, we showed you how to tell whether you’re using 32 or 64 bit Windows and in the past we’ve shown you why you should use 64-bit Windows. Today we share a list, shown to us by Windows Forums member Jeet.

What does “Native” Mean?

Native is a term often used in the compting world to describe true compatibility. When something is native (in this case, a software program), it means it’s built to work completely in an environment (your PC) without compatibility patching. 32-bit programs will work in a 64-bit environment but to be truly “native” they need to be built for 64-bit addressing and communication with hardware without compatibility fixes.

In other words, 64-bit applications are designed to work in a 64-bit environment and, as a result of this, often perform better. To explore the merits of 64-bit, read this guide.

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