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Windows Vista has lots of features which are really unwanted for a normal user, however there are no really good tools like Tweak UI powertoy available officially for Windows XP. Though the wait to get a tool has been long enough, the Windows Vista club has released a tool called Ultimate Windows Tweaker which will [...]

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There are several times when you are listening to music and a windows sounds interrupts it, not only is it pretty annoying, it can also make listening to music a lot more less satisfying. SoundOff is a handy freeware utility that will help you to turn off all the Windows Sounds while you listen to [...]

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Microsoft periodically releases updates to the operating systems they support, most of the updates are patches for loopholes which have been exploited in the operating system by hackers. It is highly advisable to keep your system up-to-date with the patches released by Microsoft. However many users are oblivious to the fact that updates have been [...]

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This is a guest post by Aseem Kishore, the lead blogger for HelpDeskGeek.com, which focuses on providing Help Desk tips to IT Professionals. Want to write a guest post for us? Drop us a line using the contact us form. Windows Firewall blocks incoming network connections to your computer to help protect it from malicious [...]

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By default Internet Explorer adds the title Windows Internet Explorerto each and every window, if you are bored with the title and want a change in it, you can easily change the Internet Explorer title with the help of a small registry hack courtesy TechnixUpdate. To change the title to something like Powered by Keith [...]

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Shutting down or restarting windows is a tedious process with users having to close all open application windows before issuing the Shutdown command, not that it is required but this is a process usually followed by many people including me. Close All Windows is a handy freeware that will close all application windows with a [...]

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Microsoft frequently releases updates to their operating system every week or couple of weeks, though many desist the frequent updates, we recommend users to keep their system up-to-date by applying the updates released by Microsoft. That said, tracking all the installed updates is not pretty straightforward and you need to visit the control panel and [...]

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If you tend to install lot of softwares, after a while the right click context menu grows out of bounds and slows down the right click menu. Too bad that Windows does not have a smart context menu like Google Chrome or Firefox with the help of FFChrome a handy add-on we told you about [...]

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Sometime back we had told you about a software that would allow you to mount a folder as a drive, while that software did allow you to easily access you favorite folders easily we came across another useful utility called Folder2MyPc, a freeware which will allow you to add your favorite folders to My Computer [...]

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Many times you may come across these errors while deleting a file / folder, moving a folder to another location or trying to eject a USB device which may be in use by a certain process. The error occurs due to exclusive locksprocesses acquire on the device or file which need to be released before [...]

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The default view in Windows Explorer hides the extensions of all known file-types, in such cases changing file extensions becomes difficult. You can change the default setting though to display the file extensions for all file types by opening the Folder options in Windows Explorer and un-checking the option that says, Hide extensions for know [...]

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Windows File Copy Paste feature is definitely ancient and needs to dramatically change, but alas Microsoft is more concerned about look and feel, which is why you may not see any major improvements in this area in Windows 7 too. However there are several utilities which build on features that are missing or not up [...]

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Quite sometime back we had showed you how to block certain unwanted websites without installing any softwares, the trick involved editing the Windows hosts file. HostsMan is a freeware utility which allows you to easily edit the host files and block unwanted websites with ease.

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Do you open up Windows Explorer every-time to check the free disk space on your computer? Though doing that is not a hard task, why waste time when you can view the hard disk space from the system tray. TrayDiskFree is a small freeware utility that will allow you to view free space in the [...]

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The Windows Desktop is the most accessed place on your computer, and people usually beautify it by adding high resolution wallpapers. Desktop Takeover is a software that allows you to embed images on top of the wallpapers from either your computer or a live image from a website. Related: 6 Places to Find High Resolution [...]

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