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Microsoft Windows Operating System News. Reasons why you do not want Windows 8. Eight reasons why Windows 8 Is NOT for you. Second in a series.

Eight reasons why Windows 8 Is NOT for you

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. With the public release of Windows 8 following closely around the corner, it's time to sit down and take a good look at what makes Windows 8 a worthwhile upgrade, which is why I've prepared a list of eight important Windows 8 features that shouldn't be the reason for everyone to upgrade to the latest desktop operating system from Microsoft. Windows 8 is a mixed bag, and it's all because of its new UI -- and there's no escaping the fact that it will always be one of the most controversial features and one of the most debated "benefits" of adopting the latest version of the popular operating system. In all honestly, judging Windows 8 by its new interface alone is like judging a book by its cover, so let's dive a little deeper into the newly added features of Windows 8 and dissect the ones that do not make it a worthwhile upgrade for everyone. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What Is...every file format in the world - A through E.

6 Reasons The Guy Who's Fixing Your Computer Hates You. #3.

6 Reasons The Guy Who's Fixing Your Computer Hates You

Don't Ask Me How to Make Your 10-Year-Old PC Faster "I just bought this game, and my computer won't run it. Turn Off Unnecessary Windows Services - File Repair - easily repair corrupted files. Windows. Windows 7. - The Online Resource For Process Information! Download your missing .dll files - AnswersThatWork - PC Tuning & Troubleshooting, HelpDesk, Fix PC Problems, Speed Up slow PC, Computer Tips & Solutions. Windows XP. 99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast.

Over the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows Vista.

99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

In this article, I hope to compile a complete list of all the different methods and tricks that I’ve used to get the last bit of juice out of a slow PC. Whether you are using an old PC or the latest and greatest in hardware, you can still use some of these to make your PC run faster. Note that since I write two blogs, Help Desk Geek and Online Tech Tips, I have previously written about many performance tips already which I will link back to throughout. If I have not written about it, I’ve throw in a link to a relevant article from some of my other favorite sites. This list is in no particular order, just written in the order that I could think of them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How to use MSCONFIG:

Built into Windows is a special tool called the "Microsoft System Configuration Utility" or simply "MSCONFIG.

How to use MSCONFIG:

" Designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your computer, MSCONFIG can also be used to ensure that your computer boots faster and crashes less. Most people know that the more programs you have running on your computer at once, the more likely it is that your computer will either run slowly or even crash. What most people don't know is that every time you boot your computer a whole mess of "hidden" programs load in the background.

Some of these hidden programs are essential, but most aren't. How to Unlock a Computer Without a Password Reset Disk. Bootdisk.Com. AutoItScript Website. MaxTo. Windows CMD Commands. How to give your USB devices a Background Image. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or get daily updates via E-mail.

How to give your USB devices a Background Image

Thanks for visiting! For another useful USB tutorial on recovering deleted files from USB drives, click here. I suppose we all have tried to give background images to our desktop folders. How about setting the same background to our USB devices (Pen drive, Portable Hard Disks etc.) as well? That background image will be seen on every computer you plug in that USB device. It’s really a 3 step process. 1.) Iconarea_image=“back.jpg” iconarea_text=”0xFFFFFF” 2.) Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues. Windows Process Information.

10 Coolest Windows Shortcuts You Never Knew About. The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better. We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find.

The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better

Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered. It’s important to note that you should never hack the registry if you don’t know what you’re doing, because your computer will light on fire and some squirrels may be injured. Also, you should create a System Restore point before doing so. Otherwise, keep reading. Force Complete Uninstall MSN or WLM to reinstall Windows Live Messenger 2009. 100 keyboard shortcuts-WINDOWS [Archive] Autoruns for Windows. Introduction This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them.

Autoruns for Windows

These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP. The 50 Best How-To Geek Windows Articles of 2010. Even though we cover plenty of other topics, Windows has always been a primary focus around here, and we’ve got one of the largest collections of Windows-related how-to articles anywhere.

The 50 Best How-To Geek Windows Articles of 2010

UBCD for Windows. Who Owns Your PC? New Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" to Microsoft Every 90 Days. Greetings.

Who Owns Your PC? New Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" to Microsoft Every 90 Days

Sometimes a seemingly small software update can usher in a whole new world. When Microsoft shortly pushes out a Windows 7 update with the reportedly innocuous title "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033)" -- it will be taking your Windows 7 system where it has never been before. And it may not be a place where you want to go. Imagine that you're sitting quietly in your living-room at your PC, perhaps watching YouTube. Suddenly, a pair of big, burly guys barge into your house and demand that you let them check your computer to make sure that it's "genuine" and not running pirated software. You then notice that the wallpaper on your PC has turned black, and these strange notifications keep popping up urging you to "come clean. " Ridiculous? Microsoft most definitely has a valid interest in fighting the piracy of their products. It's important for you to understand what Microsoft is going to do, what your options are, and why I am very concerned about their plans.

The purpose? The 50 Best Ways to Disable Built-in Windows Features You Don’t Want. Over the years, we’ve written about loads of ways to disable features, tweak things that don’t work the way you want, and remove other things entirely.

The 50 Best Ways to Disable Built-in Windows Features You Don’t Want

Here’s the list of the 50 best ways to do just that.