Do You Run Virtual Machines? Which Ones? [Poll]

Previously, we showed you what Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode are, how to create any virtual machine with Windows Virtual PC, and how to create a virtual PC with Virtual Box. I use virtual machines frequently (mostly to write guides for this site when I need to test a tweak in different versions of […]

Change the Categories arrangement in Control Panel [How To]

To make things easier (for the common user) Microsoft decided to Categorize the Control Panel view. I never could get used to the new categories view, thinking that some of the panel applets were in the wrong category. Instead, I always immediately switch back to the “Classic” Control Panel view. I recently learned that you […]

Which Windows 7 version do you really need ?

Buying a new computer these days, chances are, it will come pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. That makes sense from the vendor’s standpoint, as the license for Home Premium costs less and it still has most of the functionality and features that the average user will want. But what if you aren’t the […]

Screenpresso: Quite Possibly the Best Free Screen Capture Tool for Windows

Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 4.5 out of 5 PROS: Great user experience, powerful built-in editor, tons of sharing options, and it’s free. Can be used as portable app. CONS: Video capture in free version is too short, and this feature is still very new. VERDICT: If you are looking for one […]

Free LockedUp Applications without Brute Force [How To]

Once in a while, one of your applications will lock up and you would have to kill it (in the good sense of the word). Of course this will cause you to lose any unsaved data. At least you will learn to save your work more often, right? But wait, there is something you may […]

Free LockedUp Applications without brut force

Once in a while, one of your applications will lock up and you would have to kill it (in the good sense of the word). Of course this will cause you to lose any unsaved data. At least you will learn to save your work more often, right? But wait, there is something you may […]

Use Your Keyboard and Mouse on More than One Computer with Synergy

Recently, Thomas reviewed a program called InputDirector, which lets you use a single keyboard and mouse across multiple computers. For some time, I’ve been using Synergy, which does the same thing. In this review, I show you the features of Syngery and show you how to use it. Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with […]

Windows Wont Load? Use a System Repair Disc/USB Drive to Fix Your PC

Previously, we showed you where to download Windows 7 and how to burn it to disc, put it on a thumb drive, or boot from it while using your current Windows 7 installation: Download Windows 7 and Burn it to Disc/put it on a Thumb Drive [How To] Having the whole operating system on disc […]

Turn Off Suggested Sites in MSIE 8 [How-To]

One of the first things to do on a machine running IE 8 is turn off the Suggested Sites feature. This feature looks at the sites you visit and then attempts to guess what other sites you might like and suggest them to you. Awe, the thought is nice, but … no thanks. Here’s how […]

Create a Custom Ringtone for Your iPhone with iTunes [How To]

If you want to use a Ringtone for your iPhone, of your favorite song, you have a few choices: Pay an outrageous amount (sometimes up to $3.99 USD per ringtone or $9.99/month subscription to a ringtone service.) Buy an App (there are some out there for $0.99 but I haven’t tested them and can’t recommend […]