Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category


Encrypt Your USB Thumb Drive to Protect Your Data [How To]

Posted by Rich On December - 23 - 2010

Now, more than ever, we carry more digital information on thumb drives and, in many cases, this information is sensitive and, in the wrong hands, could be used in ways we’d like to avoid. In this guide, I’ll show you how to encrypt your USB drive so that only you can access your data.

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35 Country Specific Windows 7 Themes

Posted by Thomas On December - 22 - 2010

I’m not a very big fan of changing themes on my computer. I like to find my look and stay with it. But that’s just me I guess, I’m boring that way. But for those of you who love to experiment with different looks and design, here are some official Country Specific Themes for you to play with.

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Microsoft Updates MSE to 2.0–Brings a Heap of New Features

Posted by Stu On December - 17 - 2010

Microsoft Updates MSE to 2.0–Brings a Heap of New Features

Its quite hard to believe Microsoft Security Essentials has been with us 14 months.  In that time it has continued to impress everyone that seems to use it and keeps critics happy with its great detection rates and small footprint on the system.

Microsoft have now released MSE version 2.0.657.0, meaning a much better free application to keep our PCs safe and secure.

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Toggle the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer [How To]We received a couple of comments to this post asking whether it was possible to have a button to toggle the Navigation Pane in Windows 7’s Explorer.

After some digging around i’ve come up with a solution.

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Display more of your Most Popular Sites in IE9 [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On December - 16 - 2010

Display more of your most popular sites in IE9 [Quick Tip]

We’ve taken a look at how we can use Internet Explorer’s new “Speed Dial” page as our Home page.  Today’s Quick Tip is going to show you how to display more than the default 2 rows of sites in the new tab page or “about:tabs”.

Note: Before modifying the Registry, check out our guide to working with the Windows Registry, which teaches you the basics and how to back up keys before making changes

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New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Previously we showed you a collection of shortcut commands you can use, to save you time, from the run dialog and Thomas showed you tips to become a command prompt superuser.

In this guide, we’ll show you some commands you can use on the Windows Command prompt. These commands can save you time if you learn how to use them and rely on them to help you manage your PC.

Not sure how to get to the command prompt? How to open the command prompt in Windows.

Want to customize the command prompt? Customize the appearance of the command prompt.

Want to get more comfortable using the command prompt? Become a Command Prompt Super User

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