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19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know - Page 5

19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know - Page 5
How to load Windows 7 onto a bootable USB key To complete your Windows 7 power-user experience, you may consider dropping the whole darn OS onto a USB drive. Whether you carry it around in your pocket or toss it in a desk drawer, it’s a perfect boot disk for emergency installs—including those times when you’re working with a netbook or some other computer that lacks an optical drive. Even better, your install times will be significantly reduced, thanks to your key’s flash memory—we shaved off minutes from our total install time. Here’s how to create a schmancy-fancy boot key for either Windows 7 or Vista—but not for other OSes, so please don’t try! We’ve run a truncated version of this article in the magazine before, but because it was so incredibly popular—and so germane to this feature story—we’ve decided to share it again, this time with more detail and screens. 1. Plug in your USB key and back up any existing data stored on it. 2. Open up a command prompt as an Administrator. 3. 4.

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Open Source Alternative to Commercial Software Graphic Applications ACDSee Imgv is a unique and feature rich Image Viewer. It is released as free software with full source code. Change the Windows 7 Login Screen Background Image When you login to your Windows 7 computer (assuming you haven’t used something like this tutorial to turn on automatic login), you’ll generally see a login window with a background looking something like this. It’s fine; there’s nothing wrong with it. But sometimes a change is good so in this article we’ll show you how to change the background image behind the login screen to anything you want. The first step is to open up the Start Menu by clicking the orb in the lower left corner of the screen.

Network Tests: Setting Our Expectations : Gigabit Ethernet: Dude, Where's My Bandwidth? Before we do anything else, we should test our hard drives without using the network to see what kind of bandwidth we can expect from them in an ideal scenario. There are two PCs taking part in our real-world gigabit network. The first, which we’ll call the server, has two drives. Its primary drive is a 320 GB Seagate Barracuda ST3320620AS that’s a couple of years old. The server acts as a network-attached storage (NAS) device for a RAID array consisting of two 1 TB Hitachi Deskstar 0A-38016 drives, mirrored for redundancy.

The Basics of C Programming" The previous discussion becomes a little clearer if you understand how memory addresses work in a computer's hardware. If you have not read it already, now would be a good time to read How Bits and Bytes Work to fully understand bits, bytes and words. All computers have memory, also known as RAM (random access memory). For example, your computer might have 16 or 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM installed right now. RAM holds the programs that your computer is currently running along with the data they are currently manipulating (their variables and data structures).

How To Hack – Beginners Guide to Hacking Computers “ The Only True Guide to Learning How to Hack ” originally by R4di4tion (his email, but it’s no longer in use), with a few updates by myself. You stay up all night on the PC typing and typing. No, you’re not hacking. You’re begging someone on IRC to teach you how to hack! Let’s look at the facts: How To Find Product Key Of Any Software » Product Key Finder Tips How to find the product key of any software that you want..?? A product key is a unique identification number or code, used in software like operating systems and games, to prevent counterfeiting and piracy. This is a specific software program. For the most part, a product key operating system is an insignificant number, but when you need to re-install your OS, suddenly the product key becomes the code harder to find. Find Product Key Of Windows 7

Word: How to format just the numbers in a numbered list Formatting a list is easy. Formatting just the numbers is more difficult, unless you know this quick trick! It's easy to create a bullet or numbered list, but not so easy to format just the number for one item in that list. What usually happens is you end up formatting the entire item, or the entire list. Fortunately, there's a simple trick that works great: select the item's end-of-paragraph marker and apply the format - not exactly intuitive is it?

Quick Tip: Scan Windows 7 system files to repair errors Despite our best efforts, every once in a while, Microsoft Windows 7 system files will become corrupted. A simple scan can fix these system errors. Knock on wood, this has not happened to me in a very, very long time, but every once in a while the Microsoft Windows system files will become corrupted and report errors. The solution to this annoying, but fixable, problem is to repair the files. Python For Microsoft Excel Company IronSpread Comes Out of Beta, Changes Name To DataNitro Y Combinator Winter Summer 2012 graduate Data Nitro (formerly known as IronSpread) has a simple proposition: it enables you to to use the popular programming language Python in Microsoft Excel. The plugin is free for individual non-commercial and enterprises will pay for the privilege. So far it’s only available for the Excel 2007 and 2010 for Windows. The company has no plans to support OSX.

How To Crack A Wi-Fi Network’s WPA Password With Reaver Your Wi-Fi network is your convenient wireless gateway to the internet, and since you’re not keen on sharing your connection with any old hooligan who happens to be walking past your home, you secure your network with a password, right? Knowing, as you might, how easy it is to crack a WEP password, you probably secure your network using the more bulletproof WPA security protocol. Here’s the bad news: A new, free, open-source tool called Reaver exploits a security hole in wireless routers and can crack most routers’ current passwords with relative ease. Here’s how to crack a WPA or WPA2 password, step by step, with Reaver — and how to protect your network against Reaver attacks. In the first section of this post, I’ll walk through the steps required to crack a WPA password using Reaver. After that, I’ll explain how Reaver works, and what you can do to protect your network against Reaver attacks.

Change the Processor Affinity setting in Windows 7 to gain a performance edge Under specific circumstances and with careful tweaking, you can increase Windows 7's performance using the Processor Affinity setting. If you have a multi-core processor, chances are good that on the Performance tab in Windows Task Manager, you have noticed that the CPU Usage History graphs look about the same for each core, as shown in Figure A. The reason for this is that most applications you run these days have been designed with multi-core processors in mind and will work with the operating system to distribute their operations as evenly as possible across all the available cores. Figure A Windows Utilities Have you ever downloaded and installed a new Windows utility and wondered why Windows didn’t have its features inbuilt? I have. Over the last few years, I’ve tried hundreds of apps that have solved common inadequacies in Windows. This is a list of 37 handpicked Windows utilities that I think will help us in fixing the missing pieces in Windows. Give them a try – these utilities will beat those common Windows annoyances.

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