How to Change the Default Media Player in Windows

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So I have Windows XP and one thing that I don’t like is the fact that Windows Media Player is setup as the default media player for my music, videos, etc. I prefer to use other media players like GOM player or VLC media player to play my media. VLC Media Player has many of […]

Can’t Play MP4 Files on Your XBox 360?

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The Xbox 360 is an annoying game console. After first giving me the blinking red ring of death error, which forced me to return it to Microsoft, it has now stopped playing MP4 files after the latest system update! Firstly, it took quite a bit of time to figure out how to stream MP4 and video […]

How to Mount ISO Images using Alcohol 120%

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Alcohol 120% is a really cool software that will let you create virtual CD/DVD ROM drives.  With a virtual drive, you won’t have to load the physical media, so you can preserve those expensive games CDs or DVDs on your hard drive.  It is also very useful for mounting ISO files so you dont’ have […]

5 Best Programs to Hide Windows and Programs Free

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How many times have you been doing work on your computer and didn’t really want anyone to see what you were doing? Maybe it’s confidential financial data or far-out website that would freak other people out. Whatever the case may be, it’s sometimes really useful to be able to quickly hide windows or running programs, […]

Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

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Remote Desktop is a nifty little windows feature that allows you to remotely connect to another PC and manage it as if you were physically at the console. You can read my previous post on how to setup remote desktop in Windows XP. If you need to remote desktop into Windows 10, read this post. […]

Windows 7 MS Paint Review

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If you’re someone who happily created pixel art using Paint on Windows XP or Windows Vista, you’re probably going to hate the new Paint in Windows 7. Even though the new Paint has some new features and uses the new Ribbon UI that Microsoft is using across all its Windows and Office products, they have […]

What is ctfmon.exe and Do You Need It?

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Are you seeing a process called CTFMON.exe using up resources on your Windows PC? Most of the time, this process is harmless and you really don’t need to worry about it. However, if it’s eating up your CPU, it might be worth taking the time to disable it. So what is ctfmon.exe? It’s a process […]

How to Update Your PSP Firmware

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I always have and always will believe that it’s worth installing an upgrade to firmware for any device, whether it be a computer, wireless router, or game console. In this article I am going to walk you through the steps required to upgrade the firmware on a PSP device. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as […]

How to Change the Default Program to Open a File With

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With so many great open source programs on the market, it’s pretty normal for people to use third party text editors, photo editors, etc. instead of the default programs installed on Windows. For example, when I double-click on a TXT file, it always opens up in Notepad. That used to be OK, but now that I […]

Turn Off or Remove “Your computer might be at risk” in Windows XP

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I recently reformatted my computer because it was running slow and after installing all updates and programs, I started getting an annoying message that started in Windows XP SP2, which is: Your computer might be at risk. Antivirus software might not be installed. It’s fine if you don’t know how to use a computer or forget […]