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How to Share a Folder in Windows 7
One of the main advantages of a network is the ability to share files. This article shows you how to configure Windows 7 to share files and folders on a network. More ...

WSH to Master Your Computer
With Windows 2000 and higher, Microsoft included a program called Windows Scripting Host (WSH) that allows scripts to be run on a computer outside of a webpage. In effect, DOS batch files have returned, except scripts are multi-tasking and have a lot more power. More ...

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
PowerShell is a more powerful replacement for the command shell. this article explains how to run PowerShell and how to create and run PowerShell scripts. More ...

Application, Program, Process, Service, Thread; What Does it All Mean?
Although applications, services, and processes are all pretty much the same thing, generally if its a program that displays a user interface, you should call it an application. A program that doesn't displays a user interface, you should call a service. More ...

Installing a Local Printer on Windows Vista
Installing a local printer, especially a USB printer, is a non-issue on Windows Vista. You connect it, turn it on, and Vista automatically installs it. But if you have a less common printer, an older printer, or if you've previously removed the printer and want to add it again, you may need to use the Printer Wizard. More ...

Configure Windows 10 to Search Windows Only
Unfortunately, by default Windows 10 taskbar Search is configured to Search the Web and Windows, which first connects to Microsoft's bing search engine and searches Microsoft's Windows Store. More ...

Computer Data Backups - Test Now or Cry Later
When it comes to your computer data backups, complacency can be very dangerous. It's important that you get some basic understanding of the major issues with computer data backups. Here's a compilation of crucial tips on computer data backups that I?ve put together. More ...

Restrict Web Browsing With Internet Explorer
Regulating web browsing can prevent children (and workers) from accessing dangerous content on the internet, or having to make judgment calls over suitable relationships in chat-rooms. You can block access to unwanted web content. Here's how to do so with a basic Parental Control tool included free with Windows. More ...

The Fastest Way to Move PC to PC
Upon installation, many applications write keys and other information to the Windows registry. For this reason, when you want to transfer your programs and files to a new computer, you can't just copy them over. More ...

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
One of the most important things you should have with your PC is a System Repair Disc. A System Repair Disc can be used to restore your operating system in the event of a catastrophic failure. To create a System Repair Disc, open the Control Panel and, in the System and Security group, click on Backup and Restore. More ...

How to Erase a Hard Disk Drive Permanently
Erasing data or files from a hard disk permanently is not easy. Even after emptying the Recycle Bin, the files can be easily recovered. Many people also think that formatting the hard drive will erase the files, however a computer specialist would be able to recover the data. 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 ...