How to Setup Remote Desktop on Windows XP

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If you have never used Remote Desktop, it is a really great way to connect to another PC (office, home, etc) remotely and get work done that you otherwise could not get done unless you were physically at the machine. I routinely use remote desktop to connect to servers at our office, connect to user’s […]

How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

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Cookies are small little files that web sites use to store information on your computer in order to make it more convenient for you by saving certain pieces of information about your personal preferences. For example, a cookie can be stored with your user name that you use to login, so that the next time […]

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 7/8/10

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Don’t you hate it when you start up your computer and have to wait 10 minutes while all kinds of programs load up: Dropbox, antivirus, Chrome, Java, Apple, Adobe, graphics drivers, printer drivers, etc! I think you get my point. If you have tons of programs loading up that you don’t use immediately on startup, then they are basically doing […]

How to Restore a Dead or Dying Laptop Battery

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Laptop batteries are expensive pieces of equipment, so if you have an old laptop that still works fine, who wants to shell out upwards of $100 to replace the battery right!? Luckily, there are a lot of ways, some technical, some interesting and some strange ones, that people have come up with to restore dying […]

How to Determine or Find Your MAC Address

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Do you need to figure out what your MAC address is? I’ll explain how to do that in this article! But first, here’s what a MAC address is (excerpt from Wikipedia): “In computer networking a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier attached to most network adapters (NICs). It is a number […]

How to Clear or Hide Your Search and Browsing History

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Need to clear your Google search history to keep your searches away from prying eyes? Or searching for something that you know would get you in trouble if someone found out? Well this article will help you avoid being caught! This article has been updated since it was first written in 2007 with a whole […]

Defragmenting Your Hard Drive in Windows XP/7/8

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In this article, we’re going to cover defragmenting hard drives in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Defragging your hard drive every once in a while is very important because over time as your computer reads and writes small and large files, the files may end up being written onto non-consecutive parts of the […]

How to Track When Someone Accesses a Folder on Your Computer

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There’s a nice little feature built into Windows that allows you to track when someone views, edits, or deletes something inside of a specified folder. So if there’s a folder or file that you want to know who is accessing, then this is the built-in method without having to use third-party software. This feature is […]

How to Forcefully Clear the Print Queue in Windows

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Have you ever run into the situation where you try to print something and nothing happens? You wait for it to print, but the job doesn’t go through? There are a ton of reasons why a print job may not actually print, but one of the common causes is that the printer queue has a […]

How to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

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I recently subscribed to a VPN service for my personal use so that my Internet connection from home is completely encrypted. With all the spying and hacking revelations going on these days, I don’t mind having a little bit of extra security on my side just in case. Once I had installed the software on […]