How to Speed Up Logging Into Windows

June 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even with fast hardware and the newest operating system, logging into Windows can become painfully slow if there are a lot of programs that startup when Windows starts up. Note that I am not talking about how long it takes to boot Windows because that is a completely different beast. I’ve already written previously on speeding […]

How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations

June 19th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Free Software Downloads

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Do you have multiple PowerPoint presentations that you need to combine or merge into one presentation? I’ve had to do this myself a couple of times and one of the most important aspects when merging presentations is whether you want to maintain the format and theme of the inserted presentation or have it match the theme […]

The Best Free Defrag Tool for Windows is Itself

June 17th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Free Software Downloads

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Back in the days, defragging your PC was something everyone did on a regular basis, even if you had no clue what you were doing. What everyone did know was that it somehow made the computer run faster. I’ve written many articles in the past about defragmenting your hard drive, the boot sector, the paging […]

How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

April 17th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: MS Office Tips

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If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet […]

Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

April 16th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Free Software Downloads

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If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer […]

How to Set Away Message in Outlook

April 15th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: MS Office Tips

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Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends on whether Outlook is stand-alone or using Microsoft Exchange. If your are in […]

How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

April 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows XP

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By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to […]

Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

April 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is […]

How to Turn On Auto-Complete in the Command Prompt

April 1st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Do you use the command prompt on a daily basis? If so, I recently found a way to turn on auto-complete for the command prompt via a simple registry edit. When typing in long path names, simply type in the first few letters and then press TAB to autocomplete either folder or file names. For […]

How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Updates

March 31st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even though installing updates in Windows is an easy process, the mechanism in the background that manages it all is fairly complicated. There is also a lot of misinformation on the Internet about how to deal with problems relating to Windows Update. One of the biggest misconceptions is that all Windows updates can be installed […]