Screenpresso Pro Giveaway [Competition]

A few weeks ago we posted a full review of Screenpresso, which is an excellent screen capturing tool for Windows. The Screenpresso team is kind enough to let us have 5 Screenpresso Pro licenses (each license costs about $28) for Windows Guides readers. Don’t miss this great opportunity to win yourself a Pro version of Screenpresso! […]

Enable GPU Acceleration and Rendering in Google Chrome [Quick Tip]

A while back we looked at how could disable IE9’s GPU rendering abilities. As other browsers in the market are yet to fully catch up to Microsoft in this arena, GPU rendering or acceleration will likely not be enabled by default. If you use Google Chrome and it’s at version 8 or above (Wrench > […]

BitMeter OS Keeps Tabs on your Bandwidth Consumption

Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 5 out of 5 PROS: Easy installation, in-browser, free, open-source, cross-platform, detailed history reports, built-in RSS feed, transfer calculator, plug-ins. CONS: None VERDICT:  BitMeter OS from Codebox Software is an exceptional way to keep tabs on your bandwidth consumption. Its built in tools which allow you to […]

Set up Your Own Proxy Using Google App Engine [How To]

This tutorial has been on my mind off and on for several months now. Joining the team here at Windows Guides has given me the opportunity to finally post it. After my son asked me a few weeks ago for a good proxy I thought maybe I dedicate this and the next tutorial to him. […]

Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 20]

We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments. Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows Guides, 2010. Rich Robinson | Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for […]

Windows 7 SP1 Released – Download Links and Documentation

Its been a long wait for some of us bit it’s officially here, finally! Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 bringing notable new features such as Dynamic Memory, Remote FX and improved HDMI audio device. Security updates and hotfixes have also been rolled up into the SP. Before you dive in to […]

SUPERAntiSpyware: Scans Your Computer for Malware and Works in Harmony with Your Current Anti-malware Program

A few weeks ago Mike Duncan, Director of Business Development at asked me to take a peek at their software. Being the Geek that never sleeps and challenge accepted off we go on passage into the world of SUPERAntiSpyware. The results of the testing are beyond the scope of where this post leads but […]

Schedule what time to shut-down or hibernate your computer [How To]

Last week I talked about the different shut-down options in Windows. One of our readers (Alexandra) wanted to know how to tell Windows to shut-down or hibernate at a certain time. The easiest way to do this is to set windows to automatically shut-down or hibernate after a specific period of idleness using the Power […]

What is a Software Easter Egg? (With Examples)

Some programs and media come packed with secret “goodies” called Easter eggs. These are fun little additions, added by programmers, that can be found by accident, by completing some tasks, or by hearing about them from other people. In this article we will find some of those Easter eggs. Specifically, we’ll cover: What is an […]

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

Recently we asked you if you run virtual machines on your PC. Here’s what you said: It would seem, from these results that most people use virtual machines. However, I’m sure that people who currently run virtual machines have a greater interest in answering a poll like this. The next question, however, is a little […]