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The Top 5 “Most Bang for your Buck” PC Upgrades

Posted by Mike On June - 16 - 2011

If you are anything like me, every time you sit down at your PC you think of all the component upgrades you could invest in. The problem is that there simply isn’t enough cash in the world to do everything you’d like to (for most of us at least – good riddance to those of you that have that kind of cake). Using my own experience I’ve compiled a short list of the most cost-effective upgrades you can make to boost the joy you experience every time you use your PC. Read the rest of this entry »

We have all done it, from time to time; accidentally deleted a file we thought we didn’t need, or a file that ended up as collateral damage in a file deleting frenzy. The good news when you delete a file is that it is not actually lost forever, it’s just marked as “over-write-able”. And even if Windows should happen to overwrite your file it may be recovered.

There are literally hundreds of programs out there, promising to UNdelete or recover your lost files, some of which actually work. Usually its the ones you have to buy that gets it right. There is however a free option if you are using Windows 7 (and Vista).

Previous Version Tool

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Outlook: “Stuck in the outbox” problem

Posted by Thomas On June - 7 - 2011

A common problem for many Outlook users is that new emails seem to be stuck in the outbox. To get the emails sent,  you then have to press Send/Receive (F9) button. Most users (me included) prefer to have the emails delivered as soon as we press Send, not collect them and send all later on.

Here are some things to try if your sent mail is getting stuck in the outbox (depending on our Outlook version, these may vary):

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3 Great “Payware” Programs Are Now Freeware

Posted by Thomas On March - 9 - 2011

It’s not very often we get to see commercial products going freeware. Can you imagine this happening to Adobes Photoshop or Microsoft’s Office ? I think not. There are of course hundreds of freeware programs out there that will give you some or most of the same functionality, and now, we can add three more to the Best Freeware list.

Thanks to freewaregenius for pointing these out to us.

And the newcomers are…

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If you’re the type of person who installs a lot of software on your PC *puts hand up*, then you may have seen the following message after successful installations:

Most of the time, the program I am installing installs fine and this message is an inconvenience. In a quest to click my mouse less, I set out to disable this dialog box. Learn how to disable this also in this guide.

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The Situation: You’re doing some work that requires a bunch of images and you’ve found a site that has some great free images that would work very nicely. To get each of the images, however, you need to go through a bunch of steps. First you gotta locate a screen that tells you what’s available — a “thumbnail” screen usually:

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