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PC Decrapifier Features

Okay, so you’ve just bought yourself a brand new computer. You’ve unpacked and installed it. At first boot (if the computer is a shelf-item) the Computer will self-install itself with the included OS. “This is Great” you think, Now I’ve got a clean computer, ready to use. But wait what is this? Why is the hard drive full ? and Why isn’t there any room to show webpages in my internet explorer ? Where did all these toolbars come from ?

Most Shelf-Ready Computers you buy today are packed with “extras” and trial-ware that you might not want – or care to use. Some of the “bonus” programs (the so-called full version programs) are outdated versions. All the hassle you thought you got away with – now returns to taunt you as you have to run “uninstall a program” from the Control Panel, rebooting the computer at least 20 times to get rid of it all .. But wait! There are options !

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Windows 7 Resource Monitor Icon

The System Health Report is a great feature of Windows 7 that will help you find potential problems with your PC and point you in the right direction to a resolution. This report records details about your computer’s performance, resource usage, and more and includes diagnostic information about things that aren’t working with resolution suggestions.

Specifically, the report includes:

  • Diagnostic Results (Warnings, Performance)
  • Software Configuration (OS Checks, Security Center Information, System Services, Startup Programs)
  • Hardware Configuration (Disk Checks, Systems, Desktop Rating, BIOS, Devices)
  • CPU (Process, Service, Services, System)
  • Network (TCP, Interface, IP, UDP)
  • Disk (Hot files, Disk breakdown, Physical disk, NTFS Performance)
  • Memory (Processes, Counters)

In this guide, we’ll cover the following:

  1. How to run a system health check.
  2. View the output of a system health check.
  3. Research Issues.
  4. Fix Issues.
  5. Get help with reported issues.

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Start IE9 with InPrivate Filtering Enabled [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On November - 24 - 2010

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IE9We’ve had a look at IE8 and its ability to block ads without add-ons using InPrivate Filtering before.  What’s new i hear you cry.  Well, I’ll let you see for yourself.

Todays Quick Tip shows how to start IE9 in InPrivate Filtering mode every time you start the browser, as opposed to turning it on manually.  Something I think Microsoft should definitely implement.  (Alt+X > K)?

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Set IE9’s Speed Dial as your Home page [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On November - 23 - 2010

IE9

Microsoft’s latest incarnation of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 9 has tonnes of cool new features.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be covering many of these features in How To & Quick Tip guides.

Todays Quick Tip is going to show you how to set IE9’s ‘speed dial’ as your Home page.

Have no idea what I’m talking about?  All the better!

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There are several folders in your computer that can increase size without you having knowledge of it. It’s very common that programs use temporary files. Every browser also uses caches and cookies.

The Folders

Some of these applications don’t delete these files after they are used. In this post I am going to explain how to obtain information about the size of the following folders:

Temporary Folder

This folder which is usually located at “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp” is used for almost every program to store its temporary files.

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An Opinion About Graphics Hardware Accelerations on Browsers

Posted by Angel Luis On October - 17 - 2010

I’m a big reader and an enthusiastic about Tech blogs; it’s no mystery why I write for Windows Guides. I have noticed, and I suppose that many of you too, that there’s a lot of expectation about using graphics hardware acceleration on browsers. Just this week, I have read at least 20 posts about this subject. This has been so important that the new version of Internet Explorer is basing its released with a huge focus on this feature.

But, what are we really talking about?

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