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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 ...

Top Ten RAID Tips
RAID, a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, is the storage technology which becomes more and more widespread these days. Those who are planning to build a new RAID system would probably find the tips below useful. More ...

Planning a Backup and Restoration of Files for Disaster Recovery
Planning a backup and restoration of files is the most important step to protect data from accidental loss in the event of data deletion or a hard disk failure. The backup copy can be used to restore lost or damaged data. More ...

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing
Previously, the only ways to create 3D objects was casting and molding. 3D printing involves creating an object by laying down layer over layer of material, building the object from the bottom up. 3d printing is great for rapid prototyping. 3d printing is also a great way for a home artist to express their creativity. 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 ...

DOS Switches and Wild Cards
DOS (Disk Operating System) is an interface that a system administrator can use to perform tasks and configure the system by typing text commands. There are many commands available with the DOS command line interface, most of them feature switches, and wild cards which make them very powerful. More ...

Configuring Windows as a NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server
The Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 onwards has an in-built time synchronization service - Windows Time. The Windows Time service facilitates a Windows network to provide synchronization of all machines within a domain. This article describes how to configure the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 time service as a NTP server. More ...

Disable Unnecessary Background Apps
A background app is a program that runs in the background. They take up memory space, using network bandwidth, and if you're using a portable device, drain your battery. More ...

PowerShell Script to Show Last 5 Errors in Event Log
The Windows System eventlog is one of the most powerful components of the operating system because it keeps a log of everything that happens. Here I provide a powershell script to display the last 5 error entries in the log. More ...

Command Line to Get Computers Model, Vendor, and Serial Number
WMIC (Windows Management Interface Command) is a command line tool that returns information about your syste. To learn your computers model, vendor, and serial number, type wmic csproduct get name,vendor,identifyingNumber at a command prompt. More ...

Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP
This article explains in detail how to set up a small network at home so you can share your Internet connection between two computers running Windows XP. More ...

How to Restore Files From File History in Windows 10
To keep your files safe, File History automatically makes a copy of every file in your Documents, Music, Photos, and Videos folders. It copies all the files on your desktop, as well. And File History automatically makes those copies every hour. More ...

Disable Programs That Run at Startup on Windows 10
Some programs start at the same time you start your computer. This can cause your computer to start slower, and because these pre-loaded programs stake out a portion of memory, they can cause your computer to run slower too. More ...

Guide To Setting Up Dual Monitors
Adding another monitor, especially having two large monitors, gives you a totally different vista. With two monitors you can have your browser and massive spreadsheet on screen at the same time. Most people don't have any idea how really easy it is to set up dual monitors on their system. More ...