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 […]

How to Create a System Restore Point Manually in XP

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If you are about to update a driver on your computer or install a new program, it’s probably a good idea to create a System Restore point just in case something goes wrong. It’s a great way to backup your registry and ensure that you can return to a normal operating state if it becomes […]

What is Google Toolbar Notifier and How to Get Rid of It

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I used to use Google Toolbar with Firefox and Internet Explorer because it had some useful features that I used on a regular basis and it kept me connected to my Google account. However, that was like a decade ago. Everything in toolbar is now in Google Chrome and IE usage has dropped significantly. Still, […]

How to Repair and Fix Winsock Error in Windows

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Winsock is a specification that is used in Windows to determine how network applications communicate with network services, such as TCP/IP. It basically defines how two network programs will communicate with each other. For example, in order for an FTP client to work correctly, it uses Winsock. However, Winsock can become corrupted on a Windows […]

Fix Microsoft Outlook has Encountered a Problem Error

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One of Microsoft’s favorite error messages is “Program X has encountered a problem and needs to close”. You’ll get this message from pretty much any Microsoft product, including Microsoft Office, Windows, and Internet Explorer. Previously I wrote about a way to fix Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close error. In this […]