Play Corrupted and Damaged Videos

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It’s always a pain when your favorite movies or video files become corrupt or damaged. You can recover them using sophisticated media recovery programs and I’ve already written about a couple tools you can use to repair corrupt AVI files, for example. However, most of the time, the recovered video will lose its original format and settings. […]

Change How Windows Prompts for Admin Approval Mode

by File in: Windows 7

Windows 7, 8 and 10 user accounts that have administrative privileges operate differently than admin accounts in previous versions Windows. Rather than giving administrative accounts complete and unbridled access to everything on the PC, these accounts operate as normal user accounts until an action requiring admin privileges pops up. At this point, the account enters Admin […]

Print the Contents of Any Windows 7 Folder

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Since Windows 95, there has been a missing feature in the operating system that frustrates many users. Microsoft has never given us an easy way to print the contents of a folder. There are several workarounds to this problem but some solutions are easier than others are. Why Print Folder Contents? Any folder in Windows […]

How to Use the YEARFRAC Function in Excel

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One of the limitations of subtracting dates in Excel is that the application can only give you either the number of days, the number of months, or the number of years separately, rather than a combined number. Luckily, Microsoft included a built in Excel function to give you precise differences between two dates in a […]

Disable SSID Broadcast for Airport Express, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule Wireless Routers

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When SSID broadcast is disabled for your wireless router, your wireless network is pretty much in stealth mode. Meaning, that your wireless network isn’t visible to computer’s that have wireless cards or wireless adapters. Not only is this a good way to keep your wireless network protected, but also a good way to prevent hacking, […]

Turn Caps Lock Text back to Normal in MS Word

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At one time or another, we have all accidentally tapped the Caps Lock key while typing. If you were multitasking while typing, it is completely possible you typed several sentences in all caps! I’m so good at typing now that I don’t even look at the screen a lot of times when I know exactly what I need to […]

Password Protect Worksheets in Excel 2007

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If you work with people from all over the country or world, you probably share and e-mail files back and forth to one another. If you share Microsoft Excel 2007 files with others, you can protect worksheets to ensure that recipients cannot change the content of the file. You can also specify which cells within […]

Create a “Switch Between Windows” Shortcut in Windows 7

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The Aero Desktop introduced in Windows Vista and now part of Windows 7 made amazing visual enhancements to an otherwise static desktop found in previous versions of the operating system. One useful feature is the ability to cycle through open windows and programs using a three-dimensional interface. Unfortunately, Microsoft made access to this feature a […]

Create a Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7

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Although a minor component in Windows XP, the Show Desktop icon was one of those features that many users took for granted. Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft offers an alternative to the Show Desktop icon that isn’t quite as convenient as the original. Luckily, you can manually create a Show Desktop icon in Windows 7. […]

15 Websites to Watch Movies, PPV Events, and TV For Free

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Whether you’re trying to watch theater movies without going to the theater, catch the latest PPV boxing match for free, or check out an episode of your favorite TV show you may have missed, most likely, there is a website that has what you’re looking for. Here are 20 of the web’s best video sites. […]