Posted by Mayank on October 4, 2014 in Windows

Microsoft Windows has had quite a few drastic changes to way startup programs are managed. Though hard to imagine, but it was Windows Vista, which started to provide a useful interface to manage the startup programs. Microsoft removed it from Windows 7, forcing users to rely on more old-fashioned utilities. Then Windows 8 had a surprising and an even better solution for this problem. If you have a habit of installing and uninstalling a lot of prRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on April 24, 2014 in Windows

Windows 8 comes with a lot of pre-installed – most of which you may not even use in the lifespan of that computer. What is the use of having such apps in your computer, which you will never use. You get apps Reading List, Sound Recorder, Health & Fitness or Alarm and much more. Many of these apps won’t be useful for you. For example – XBOX apps are of no use to you if you’re a Playstation user. While this may be usefulRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 17, 2013 in Windows

The average age of a Windows laptop is about 5 years. You buy a laptop and in about 5 years it either is too bad to work or newer products in the market make you discard it and go for the better one. For several years now, the key factors influencing the decision have been price, weight, screen size and processor. iPads ushered in a new concept of tablets and many PC manufacturers started producing what was a mix of tablet and laptop or in other Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 15, 2013 in Windows

I have a Sony Vaio Windows 8 T Series laptop and if you’re a Windows 8 user – you will agree that some of the settings are hard to understand. They really are! I was very uncomfortable with my Vaio touchpad, which used to keep switching apps upon touch of a finger, however light the touch. Those who have fat fingers like me will be able to identify themselves with me in a similar situation. Finding a solution was not easy either becauRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on September 5, 2013 in Windows

Slow copy speed is a drag, which no one likes. You just waste time watch the files getting copied and your computer running slow as a result. Newer version of Windows, especially Windows 8 officially does improve the speed of copy and shows some nice, slick graph, but it never left me satisfied, especially when copying over a network. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data and have to stop the procRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 2, 2013 in Windows

Windows 8 has been designed to minimize battery drain and to accomplish this, in simplest terms – Windows has to minimize resource allocation to the apps which are active but not in use. Windows 8 has been designed so that most of the apps go into a quiet phase and they don’t take up any battery time at all. Apparently, sooner or later, Windows completely turns off idle apps. The exact timing and details are not known, but obviously, it Read More...

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Posted by Prashant on March 23, 2013 in How To,Windows

Securing a computer system is an important task that every computer user needs to perform. Since we store valuable information in our computers, how to keep them protected and secure should be taken into consideration so that our PCs won’t be vulnerable to hackers, malware, and other malicious attacks. Login password is always the first choice to protect data security in Windows. However, for Windows 7 users, they may usually encounter withRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 24, 2013 in How To,Windows

Most home and personal accounts do not use Microsoft Exchange and it is only the big corporations that usually use Outlook. If you don’t use Outlook as part of a corporation as well, you don’t need Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging. Here’s how to remove Exchange from Outlook 2007. Home and Personal account users generally use Outlook with a POP or IMAP account. If you are using Outlook at home or elsewhere with a POP or IMAP account, andRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 22, 2013 in How To,Windows

Tired of seeing the same old Windows Vista logo every time you start Windows Vista? It is time to get creative and remove the old Windows Vista logo with anyone you want – for free! Whether you want to create your own personalized boot screen or use a graphic you found one – it is possible to replace Windows Vista logo with the same. You should create or find a 1024×768 pixel image and save it also in 800×600 pixel image andRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 15, 2013 in How To,Windows

Tired of seeing the same old Windows XP logo every time you start Windows XP? It is time to get creative and remove the old Windows XP logo with anyone you want – for free! Whether you want to create your own personalized boot screen or use a graphic you found one – it is possible to replace Windows XP logo with the same. Download, install, and run the free program BootSkin. Run the software and you will get the option to choose a booRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 13, 2013 in How To,Windows

Microsoft is pioneer in this, but hundreds of companies do this – they protect their software from unauthorized copying and installing by asking the user to type in the product key before they can start using the product. Some product come with a free trial and upon expiry of the same – user needs to key in a new product key. It is common to buy a lot of products over a period of time and activate the product in your computer, but wheRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 25, 2012 in How To,Windows

Digital cameras have created a revolution. Now digital cameras are available on every possible device and occasion. Now, we do not need to restrict ourselves to a taking a few snaps so that we do not run out of camera rolls. Now we take extra 5-10 photos for every possible excuse and take it in excess, just in case one goes wrong. What we hardly realize is that we’ve created a monster – now we have too many photos or pictures to deal Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on November 6, 2012 in Windows

Are you new to Windows 8 or planning to upgrade to Windows 8 soon? Or have you made the switch to Windows 8 recently and are still struggling with Windows 8? The Dell Enterprise team has released a free PDF ebook – Windows 8 for Dummies. The Dummies series is well known for cool and casual way of teaching the subject. This book on Windows 8 is no different – it covers the basics of the new Windows OS, especially parts that are new like thRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on October 25, 2012 in Windows

The highly anticipated Windows 8 has been released amidst much fanfare. Microsoft is reportedly spending between $1.5 and $1.8 billion on marketing of Windows 8.  This is around triple the amount that Microsoft spent on the Windows 7 launch two years ago. After all, Windows 8 is a product, which is going to shape the future of Microsoft, a company trying very hard to gets it’s mojo back. Windows 8 has been highly appreciated and has receiRead More...

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