Macro Nature & Insects Desktop Wallpaper Pack


Windows Forums member, Batupata, has kindly shared some great macro shots that he took himself. These shots will work great as desktop wallpapers and are free to download from Windows Guides. Thanks Batupata! Download the Complete Set (26 Wallpapers) Widescreen (16:10): 1280 x 800 (3.1 MB) 1440 x 900 (3.5 MB) 1680 x 1050 (4.4 MB) 1920 x […]

Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper


Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 4+ out of 5 PROS: All-In-One Ripper and Converter. Converts Both DVD and BlueRay to any format needed. Very good Image Crop Functionality. Watermark and image adjustment features.CONS: Ripping seems a bit slow. Though it runs on 64bit platform, there’s no native 64bit support, which would be […]

Efficient use of Taskbar Buttons [Quick Tip]


Setting Windows to combine Taskbar Buttons when the Taskbar is full is a great way to save space on the Taskbar, but also to keep it nice and tidy. To access the individual program window within such a group is usually done by hovering over the combined button and choose a window from the thumbnails. […]

Open Any Program with a Shortcut Key [Quick Tip]


If you find you use a program a lot, you may find you spend time going to your desktop to find the shortcut, searching your start menu, or clicking the shortcut on the taskbar. Take, for example, the command prompt: to open it, you might: Press Winkey+R Type cmd Press Enter While this removes the […]

What Phone do you use [Poll]


Seeing as the marked is flooded with hundreds of different smartphones and hybrids, I would like to know which phone you use. I’m sure we can come up with many interesting articles to help you improve the phone of your choice. So, lets hear it, what kind of phone do you have. And Why did […]

Backup your Movies using BDlot DVD ISO Master [Freeware]


Windows Guides’ Rating User Rating Compatible with System 4+ out of 5 PROS: One Click Action, Rip directly to ISO, remove copy protection and burn ISO to DVD (or Blu-Ray). CONS: It does take a lot CPU power while working, but that’s about it. No Heads up when the program is finished. No Downsizing possibilities. […]

Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 45]


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, 2011. Rich Robinson | Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for […]

Windows Network Locations, what are the differences ?


Whenever you connect to a new network in Windows 7, you have to decide what kind of network location you are connecting to. Is the new network a Home, Work or a Public Network ? The different Location Settings allow or block certain network features or functions.  The general rule as Microsoft tells it is […]

Pin a Program to the Windows 7 Taskbar for Quick Access [Quick Tip]


The Windows 7 Taskbar represents the first major change to the Windows Taskbar since it’s appearance in Windows 95. In this short guide, we’ll show you: How to pin programs to your taskbar How to rearrange your taskbar How to unpin programs from your taskbar How to Pin Programs to Your Taskbar To pin a […]

Fix Corrupted Windows Files with sfc /scannow (Do This) [Quick Tip]


If you’ve ever asked a PC help question in a forum, it’s likely someone suggested you check for corrupted or out of version protected system files. To do this: Open a Command Prompt (Click Start, type cmd, and click cmd.exe.) Type sfc /scannow and press Enter What Does the sfc /scannow Command Do? System File […]