Protect Your Dropbox Account with Two-step Verification [How To]

Protecting your accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (an authentication code) ensures that even if your password is compromised, your data is still protected. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up two-step verification on your Dropbox account; later this week, we’ll show you how to add yet [...]

Copy Error / Warning Dialog Box Text to Clipboard [Quick Tip]

Often we face errors on our PCs which, with a quick web search on the error text, are easily resolvable. Did you know you can copy the contents of an error message (or any dialog box) to your clipboard? When you’re faced with an error, press Ctrl+C to copy the error title and text to [...]

Working with the Windows Registry (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP) [Updated]

In this guide, you will learn what the Windows Registry is, how to access and configure it, and how to backup and restore it. This guide covers the following: What is the Windows Registry? Access the Windows Registry Editor Back up the Windows Registry Back up the entire registry Back up a Single Key Restore [...]

Capture Screenshots Using built-in Windows Tools [How To]

There are a number of ways to capture screenshots without any additional software in Windows. You can: Capture the whole screen (and automatically save it if you have Windows 8) Capture a part of the screen or a window Capture a series of screenshots in a document This guide covers the tools built in to [...]

25 Free Apps You Should Definitely Try

While cleaning up old posts, I found this one, written by Stu some time ago. I’ve updated all the download links and added a few links to related articles and thought I’d share his list with you. Rich. When I recently posted an article which shows how to Install Windows 7 without bootable media, I [...]

Backup all Your Important Files to Multiple Discs CD/DVD/BluRay [How To]

If you store photos on your home PC and don’t back them up, I really recommend you do. Hard drives fail all the time yet I still get many emails and PMs asking for help with data recovery. Even if you use an online backup solution, I still recommend taking an inexpensive local backup on [...]

[Fixed] Problem with Desktop Shortcuts (.lnk-files) opening in wrong program

The other day I got a call from a  user who had somehow managed to make all his desktop shortcuts open i Word. I suspect he had used the “open With” option in the context menu, thus telling Windows to “Always use this program to open these files”. The problem was clear. Even tho each [...]

Find the Largest Files on Your Hard Drive with WinDirStat

Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with System 4.5 out of 5   PROS: Lightweight and simple. Performs its main task—reporting file-by-file disk usage—in an intuitive manner and provides the ability to visually drill down to the largest files and directories on your hard drive. Essential for SSD users running out of space! CONS: The only “con” [...]