Tom's Hardware US System Builder Marathon, December 2011: The Articles Here are links to each of the four articles in this month’s System Builder Marathon (we’ll update them as each story is published). And remember, these systems are all being given away at the end of the marathon. To enter the giveaway, please fill out this SurveyGizmo form, and be sure to read the complete rules before entering! Day 1: The $2400 Performance PCDay 2: The $1200 Enthusiast PCDay 3: The $600 Gaming PCDay 4: Performance And Value, Dissected Introduction Our past two System Builder Marathon gaming rigs weighed in a few percentage points over our intended budget. September's return to an emphasis on overclocking squeezed 3.8 GHz out of AMD’s Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition and bundled cooler. So, my goal for this quarter was to seek out a processor capable of overcoming the weaknesses encountered as we pieced together past $500 gaming systems.
Free Software for College Students If you’re in college, check out these eight lesser known, but still indispensable software applications for your computer. We bet these will be as useful as Dropbox and Evernote! Photo by Samantha Decker. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. 1. Connectify Connectify lets you share your laptop’s internet connection with others nearby. The app shows up in the system tray once you install it. 2. Panda USB Vaccine completely disables autorun on your computer. In addition to disabling autorun, the tool can also create a dummy autorun.inf file on removable drives, thereby â€œvaccinatingâ€ them from getting infected. 3. WordWeb is free and does one thing really, really well. WordWeb works when you’re offline and it could obviously help you improve your vocabulary. 4. If you frequently come back to your dorm room just to take back that pen drive you missed, Pen Drive Reminder is a must-have. 5. Using Wunderlist, you can create tasks and notes. 6. 7. 8.
10 software that can raise dead hard disk | Globalthoughtz by Leplan on February 14th, 2010 Have you ever spent hours working on a document when suddenly the power goes out and you discover that, you have failed to save your work and have lost everything you’d worked on? Have you ever turned on your computer to find that a virus has wiped much of your hard drive content? Perhaps you’ve even deleted an email out of your trash bin only to find that you desperately needed the information inside it for work? All of these are very real problems and data recovery software is an equally real solution for all of them. Img Source: data-recovery.mirandasbeach.com Through data recovery software you can recover files that were compressed and encrypted. With the latest generation of the data recovery software you can also recover files that have been deleted from your recycle bin, have become damaged or are stored on a hard drive, CD or DVD that has developed bad sectors. 1. 2. Img Soruce: ww.recovermyfiles.com 3. 4. Img Source: screenshots.en.softonic.com 5.
How To Change Windows 7 Logon Screen Home » How To, Microsoft, Windows diggdigg Hi and welcome back to another article in the series of Coolest Windows 7 Tips and Tricks. Today, we’ll be covering the easiest and simplest way to change the background of you windows login screen. Since Windows XP, windows login screen has been a beautiful entry point to your desktop. The background picture of Windows Login Screen is not only soothing to one’s eyes but also a status symbol among the geeks and alike. Windows 7 comes with pre-built functionality to change the login screen. Press Win+R key and Type “REGEDIT” at run prompt (without quotes). Did you know that there are multiple hidden Windows 7 themes in your computer? Follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook fanpage for latest Tech News and Tutorials. Advertisements Subscribe to TecRux: Subscribe to RSS Feed or get latest updates in your Inbox.Note: * Click confirmation link sent in email * Don't see the email, check spam folder Related Posts Article by Umair H.
The 32 Totally Essential (and Free) Apps for Every New PC - Page 1 You have to admit, Windows is a pretty barebones operating system, feature-wise. After a fresh install of XP or Vista (perhaps following a Clean Start), you're faced with a barren Start Menu and an empty desktop that's beaming with limitless potential. The problem is that it's up to you to hunt and download those applications that you really need in your day-to-day computing experience. And chances are, it's often difficult to find good software that's also free. That's where this guide comes in. We've put together a list of what we think are the most essential PC apps for every Maximum PC reader. And at the end of the feature, we'll even show you how to install these apps in one fell swoop with a special configuration file we've created. WinDirStat Have you ever sorted a folder by file size, hoping to track down a hard disk hog, only to be frustrated by the fact that Windows doesn’t let you see the size of nested folders’ contents? AnyDVD Foxit PDF Reader VMWare Server Steam Dropbox
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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. Here’s the list of the 50 best ways to do just that. Just in case you missed some of our recent roundup articles, here’s a couple of roundups of our very best articles for you to check out: If you’ve already been through those, keep reading for how to disable loads of Windows features you might not want. Disable Context Menu Items After you start installing a bunch of software, you’ll notice your context menu starts filling up with more and more items, becoming bloated, slow, and even more annoying—it starts taking up the whole screen. You’ll probably notice that the first article is an in-depth guide to help you get rid of just about any item, whereas the rest are more specific for some of the more annoying items. How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista