Save MS Office Files to Local PC Instead of OneDrive

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In the desktop version of Office and in Office 365, if you are logged in using your Microsoft account, it will try to save the file to your OneDrive account by default. This is a new feature that started back in Office 2013 that aims to help you move your documents to the cloud, so […]

Mount an ISO Image in Windows 10

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There is one great new feature of Windows 10 that has made life easier for some of us out there: you can now mount ISO images in Windows 10 without any additional third-party software! I’ve played around with mounting various ISO images and so far it works great. Actually, this feature has been around since […]

Remove Programs from the All Apps Screen in Windows 8

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One annoying feature I have noticed in Windows 8 is that when you install a new program, the All apps screen ends up getting cluttered with a bunch of useless links to not only the program, but to all kinds of other files associated with that program. For example, I installed a program on Windows […]

The Best Websites for Buying Computer Parts Online

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Got an old laptop or desktop and want to upgrade the hard drive and memory without having to buy a new computer? Or maybe you’re getting rid of an old machine and want to build you own dream machine? Either way, you’ll want to find compatible computer parts for the cheapest price. There are lots […]

Automatically Login to Windows 8 with Microsoft or Local Account

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With Windows 8, there are now two ways to log into your computer: via a Microsoft account that syncs your settings and apps across Windows 8 PCs and via a local account that has been the standard since the beginning. For my computer at home, I’ve always removed any passwords and set it up so […]

Change Default Web Browser in Windows 8

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Windows 8 comes with two flavors of Internet Explorer 10, one for the Metro UI and one for the desktop. If you don’t care to deal with either version, then you can go ahead and install a different browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. However, choosing to set the browser as the default browser […]

How to Determine Where a Picture was Taken

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A friend recently saw a picture posted on Facebook by a friend and wanted to find out where that picture was taken. The picture was of someone on a lake and she could not pinpoint exactly which lake it was, but had a general idea. She asked me if there was a way for her […]

Check the Age of a Website

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So someone asked me the other day how old a website was that he had seen the other day and I immediately asked what he meant by “age”. If you want to know the age of a website, you could be talking about how long the domain name has been around. On the other hand, […]

How to Clean Install Windows 8

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In Windows 8, performing a clean install is a very simple and easy process, unlike previous versions of Windows. In Windows 7, you had to go through about 10 steps in order to do a clean install. In Windows 8, the process has been simplified and can be done from within Windows 8 itself! In […]

Boot Windows 8/10 into Safe Mode

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We all have gotten accustomed to pressing either F2 or F8 to get the advanced boot options since Windows 2000, probably even before that. In every version of Windows, you always could count on the slower boot process to actually press the key when the text message appeared. Well, those days are gone! In Windows […]