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Disable Windows 7 Automatic Resizing and Docking
Windows 7 automatically re-sizes, re-arranges and docks windows when they are moved to the edge of the screen. If you want to re-size re-arrange and dock two or three windows on the desktop, all you have to do is right-click on the taskbar and in the menu that appears, select one of the options. More ...

Change Vista's Start Menu Shutdown Option
Unfortunately the Internet is riddled with complaints from people that their system doesn't work when they wake it, or it doesn't wake at all. Fortunately it's easy change Vista's default Start menu Shutdown to actually Shutdown. More ...

How to Fix a Scratched CD
While compact discs (CDs) are remarkably durable, it's nearly impossible to prevent scratches and scuffs from occurring. The resulting damage can be either a skip in a track or the loss of data. Don't despair, you may be able to repair the damage on your own with products you already have. More ...

Diable Windows CD/DVD AutoPlay
When you insert a CD/DVD disc into the drive, it begins playing music, running an application, or installing software automatically. This action id provided by a feature called AutoPlay. Some experienced Windows users find Autoplay annoying. For example, sometimes I don't know what's on a cd/dvd and I don't want programs executing without my express permission. More ...

Configure Folder Options
Web style does provide thumbnail previews of files in a folder. If this is what you need, stick with Web style. But understand that creating these thumbnail previews really slows down your computer. For higher productivity, configure your computer for Classic style. More ...

Move an Off Screen Window Back into View
Have you ever had the problem where you inadvertently moved a window outside the boundaries of the screen? Or your display was stuck in a very low resolution because the Display Settings dialog box was bigger than the screen at that resolution? There's an easy way to regain control of the window. More ...

Keep Laptop Running when You Close Display in Windows 7
The primary advantage of a laptop PC is portability, but it's a bit cumbersome if you try to carry one with the display open. Wouldn't it be nice if the laptop PC wouldn't shut off when you close the display? This is actually an easy feature to configure. More ...

Put a Shut Down Button on Your Desktop
Regardless of which version of Windows you use, it requires several steps to shut the system down. It's like this frustrating system won't let you go without one final bit of frustration. Well, you can reduce shut down to one step by placing a Shut Down shortcut on your desktop. More ...

Windows 10 Disable Aero Snap and Shake
With Aero Snap and Shake Windows does what it wants to do, not what you want it to do. More ...

Backup Your Windows XP Activation Files
Windows degrades over time and eventually you will be required to reinstall Windows XP. When you try to reactivate Windows XP, you will receive the message "Our records show that this product has already been activated" and you'll be required to call Microsoft. This article shows you how to backup your activation files to avoid this annoyance. More ...

Change Your PC's Name
A computer might have a default name provided by the individual who built it, or you may have inherited the computer from a family member or from another employee who changed positions or left the company. The computer's name may no longer apply. Fortunately, it's very easy to change a computer's name. More ...

Turn Off the User Account Control
Although the User Account Control protects your system from hackers, there are situations where it's just an annoyance, for example if you're not connected to the Internet, or if you're trying to troubleshoot your computer. More ...