There may be times when you may have forgotten your Windows passwords and are unable to login to your PC, this can cause huge frustrations, if you do not have any other users on the PC, or do not have access to the administration account.
The most dire consequences of forgetting your password could be reformatting and reinstalling your OS, however there is a way in which you can recover lost Windows passwords for your computer.
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When you boot your PC, there are several things that startup automatically, these startup items include programs that you have chosen to startup automatically when your PC boots up and several services, which you may or may not even know about.
In the past we had told you about several startup managers which allowed users to control what should run on PC startup, however many of those tools do not have a option to control the startup services.
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Microsoft periodically releases new patches for bugs and vulnerabilities every Tuesday, however they also release something called as Service packs which offer a cumulative update for your computer.
If you are a Windows Vista user, you can download the latest service pack, Windows Vista SP2 which is now publicly available to users.
The new build is a release candidate which should make the update more stable, however you will have to have Windows Vista SP1 (Service Pack 1) installed before you can install the SP2 on your computer.
Microsoft operating systems have made several transitions in the looks and feels department over the years, and they always make people want to have the same look and feel for their old OS without the need to upgrade their entire system.
In the past we have tried to take care of these needs by telling users how to make their PC look like Windows Vista, however times have changed and it is Windows 7 that is ruling the roost today.
So what better way than have your Windows XP OS transformed to look like Windows 7, albeit without the costly upgrades.
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Many of the games released today make use of DirectX 10 for better gaming performance and graphics, however Windows XP does not have official support for DirectX 10.
However if you are looking to download DirectX 10 for XP and enjoy newer games, you can do it by downloading a unofficial version of DirectX 10 created by the KM-Software DirectX team or the Alky Project.
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As a part of our Endeavour to bring the best content to old and new readers alike, we announced yesterday that we would be featuring some of the best content from the past in our Best of Best list, so that users who missed them can enjoy the Tips and Tricks.
In the first in the series, we take a look at few articles which would help users who are looking to re-install a operating system or giveaway their old PC to someone else. We have covered things that users tend to overlook, so make sure to read those tips, bookmark them and print them for comfort.
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Application launchers are a real time saver, as they allow you to launch applications quickly without having to go through several menus.
However Windows has several hidden features which are least exploited by users. Those hidden features can definitely save users a lot of time keeping them productive, for example many users may not have known that they could open Quick Launch applications by using the Windows key, however we had talked about it earlier in our Windows Button Hotkeys guide.
Recommended Read: Free Dock Applications for Windows
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Windows 7 has been making lots of news these days and people are saying good things about it for a change, there are also lots of tips and tricks flying around the blogosphere and earlier we had compiled a comprehensive list of ultimate tips and tricks for Windows 7.
Just came across another 50 seriously useful Windows 7 tips by Tech Radar, which focuses on things that will make a real difference to your PC.
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There may be several folders on your computer which are frequently used by you for saving images, videos, music files etc, in those cases navigating to those folders each and every time can be a hassle.
We have told you about several tools in the past which allow you to access your frequently used folders with ease, these utilities allow users to save time while they perform actions like saving and opening files from frequently used folders.
Here is a Techie Guide which includes a compilation of the best tools to save time while accessing frequently used folders.
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Quite sometime back we had told you about several tools that would help you change Windows and Microsoft office product keys, however we have not tested the same out with Windows Vista.
If you are a Windows Vista user, Technospot.net has written about a tip that will help you change the product key for Windows Vista.
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