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How to Reset Windows 7 Password
I would like to think you're reading this article because you've forgotten your Windows 7 password, but we both know it's really because you want access to a computer you're not authorized to use. If the authorized user didn't bother to create a password reset disk, or if they hid it where you can't find it, you'll need to use a windows 7 password cracker tool. More ...

Disable Cutesy Effects to Speed Up Windows 10
If you have someone on your butt to be more productive, or you rely on your productivity to earn a living, then to increase your computer's performance (and thereby your performance) you need to get rid of all the cutesy animations, fades, shadows, and slides that Windows performs. More ...

Computer Technician's Guide to Electronics Disposal and Recycling
The United States alone creates about 3 million tons of electronics waste each year. Much of this electronics waste is sent to developing nations where primitive processing methods cause serious health and pollution problems. CompTIA considers the knowledge of how to properly dispose of old computer equipment, to be an important part of being a certified computer technician. More ...

FreeDOS
FreeDOS is a PC compatible Y2K compliant DOS that you can download from www.freedos.org. Microsoft should have made the expiration period much longer than 30 days. Maybe they want you to activate Windows XP before it crashes. More ...

How to Transfer a Large Amount of Data Between Two Windows 10 Computers
The best way to transfer a large amount of data from one Windows 10 computer to another is to use network a connection between the two computers, and then use Robocopy. More ...

Disable Kernal Paging to Speed Up Windows
Paging is when the operating system allocates part of the hard disk to be used as virtual RAM. Windows is slowed by paging. You can speed up Windows by configuring it to keep its kernal in RAM. More ...

Check Your Version of PowerShell
PowerShell is Windows replacement for the DOs CMD shell. To check your version of PowerShell, click on the top Windows PowerShell icon, and next to the prompt, type the command shown in this article. More ...

How to Setup a VPN Between Two Computers
A VPN establishes a secure path between a computer with public Internet access and a computer connected to a private network. This article show you how to set up a VPN. More ...

Script to Identify Your Systems HAL
The HAL is a crucial module that sits between the Windows operating system and the hardware. Having an incorrect HAL can cause your system to work sluggishly or cause unexplained system lockups. The script provide in this article will identify which HAL was installed on your system. More ...

What is the difference between MSI and EXE Installations?
There is no standard for EXE installations, various vendors of setup authoring tools like InstallShield and Wise Studio have created their own rules and guidelines. MSI packages are created in compliance with the standard defined by the Microsoft Windows Installer technology. More ...

How to Manually Register DLL in Microsoft Windows
A DLL (Dynamic link library) is a file that contains code that can be used by more than one program. A DLL is executed by the calling program. They are not directly executable. In order for the calling program to locate the DLL, it must be registered in windows registry database. More ...

Easy PC to PC Files and Settings Transfer Cable
The Belkin Easy Transfer Cable has you covered when it's time to migrate from a PC running an older version to a new computer running Windows 7. Your user accounts, Windows settings, files and folders, pictures and photos, MP3s, videos, program settings and data, and e-mail messages, settings, and contacts will all be transferred over to your new computer without a fuss. More ...

Disable Automatic Wireless Configuration in Windows 7
Windows provides two services that configure your PC to connect to a wireless network. WLAN AutoConfig and WWAN AutoConfig. Both services are started automatically when you start your PC. If you don't use a wireless network or mobile broadband, for security reasons you may want to disable these services. More ...

Firewall Rules
Firewall rules allow or block a program through the firewall on your Windows PC. Windows presets a bunch of firewall rules, you create firewall rules, and programs can create rules when they're installed. To view the list of firewall rules, follow these steps. More ...


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