Tag Archives: Windows

Internet Explorer Zero Day Exploit Puts Users at Risk

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Microsoftt has identified an Internet Explorer zero day exploit. A problem for all, but the first of many vulnerabilities for Windows XP. Read more here.
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Microsoft Build 2014: What To Expect

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Microsoft Build 2014 is here. What does Microsoft have up its sleeve for consumers and developers? Ant Pruitt's analysis gives us a view into what to expect.
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Sleep! How To Make Windows Stay Asleep All Night Long (tip)

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A cat jostles your mouse or keyboard and, boom, your sleeping Windows PC wakes up and stays up. Here's How To make Windows stay asleep all night long. The latest How To tip from Brian Burgess.
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How to Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (gallery)

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In advance of the Windows 8.1 upgrade coming soon, definitely update Windows 8 first. Then do the upgrade to 8.1. Here's how to do both. Gallery.
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Windows Experience Index: Utilities That Bring It Back in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft removed the handy Windows Experience index utility in Windows 8.1. Here are three utilities that bring the functionality back. How To gallery.
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SlimDrivers for Windows: Freeware Friday

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Got old, broken or missing drivers? Find out how bad the situation is and fix it with SlimDrivers for Windows freeware. It's our choice for Freeware Friday.
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Log In Much? Windows 8.1 Tips for Faster, Safer Access

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Logging in to Windows has always been tedious. Here are more Windows 8.1 tips from our Brian Burgess to help you set your system for faster, safer access. How To gallery.
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How to Add the Hibernate Option to the Windows 8.1 Power Button

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Microsoft has made Windows 8.1 easier to shut down, but there still a glaring omission -- the absence of the Hibernate option. Here's how you get it back.
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Windows 8.1: Great Utilities for Data Transfer

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Migrating to Windows 8.1? Have a ton of messy files, duplicates, and scared of corrupting your files? Alan Wallace lists five great utilities to get the job done safely.
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Freeware Friday: How To Use EULAlyzer and Stop Lying to Yourself

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Don't lie. You never read the EULA. You just click YES to accept the legalese terms. Quit it. Don't blindly accept terms that could compromise your privacy, sell your data to third-parties, bring you spyware and otherwise compromise you. Here's our Brian Burgess' freeware pick. It's EULAyzer. It deciphers EULAs and flags what you should worry about. An indispensable part of any techies' privacy toolbox. Happy Freeware Friday!
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How To Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 8.1

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You never know when you'll be unable to boot up your Windows system. Here's how to create a USB recovery drive in Windows 8.1 ... all you need is a flash stick and these uber simple instructions. How To gallery.
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How To Use BitLocker to Encrypt Flash Drives in Windows 8.X, Win 7

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How to use BitLocker to encrypt flash drives in Win 8, Win 7, Vista ... How To gallery.
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Windows 8.1: Five Key Windows 8.1 Tips for New Users

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New to Windows 8.1?. Now that the RTM is out to manufacturers, you need to know your way around. Here are five key Windows 8.1 tips to get you started. Our Brian Burgess keeps the Windows 8.1 How To galleries coming ...
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How To Keep Your Windows PC Drivers Up to Date: Slimdrivers Review

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Our Mike Rothman test drives SlimDrivers, a free downloadable program for your Windows PCs that helps identify missing, outdated and broken drivers. It does the job, but there's one nagging problem ...
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How To Optimize Your Hard Disk in Windows 8 (gallery)

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In Windows 8 and 8.1, it's easier than ever to improve system performance. Here's how to optimize your hard disk drive in Windows 8 and 8.1. How To Gallery. Our Brian Burgess shows you the easiest, quickest way to do it.
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Windows 8.1: New Built-in Apps for Bing, Utilities, Reading (preview)

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aNewDomain.net -- Windows 8 launched last year with a lame rundown of built-in apps. From the look of it, the Windows 8.1 built-in apps are much improved. Here’s a preview at what’s new and better in Windows 8.1. Our Brian Burgess puts them through their paces.
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How to Change File Associations in Windows 8.1, Open Files From the Desktop

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Irritated with not being able to open files from the desktop the way you used to? Our Brian Burgess was. In his latest How To gallery, he shows how to change file associations in Windows 8.1 -- so you can open files from the desktop the old-fashioned way and stay on that desktop you're used to. Say goodbye to the Windows Photo app ...
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Windows 8.1 Navigation Essentials: How to Get Around

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Windows 8,1 brings back the Start button, the sorely missed boot to desktop function and other classic features. Here's our Brian Burgess' How To gallery on Win 8,1 navigation tips. Stellar.
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Freeware Pick: Metro Commander for Windows 8

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The Metro interface is cool but unfamiliar. The Metro Commander app features a dual-pane interface for Windows 8 that's clean and easy to use.
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Sandy Berger Reviews Windows 8.1 Preview: No Go, Here’s Why

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Windows 8.1 Preview has a ton of problems, even considering it is pre-release software. Here's what you need to know before you hit Install. In fact, Sandy Berger says that unless you're a developer or a journalist and have a choice, Sandy suggests you just ... don't. It's just too shaky.
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