5 Videos to Help You Be More Productive with Windows 7

by Apr 29, 2011

With most businesses still stuck on XP Windows is still trying to get users to switch to Windows 7. A lot of people don’t understand the benefits of Windows 7 as compared to XP, but now Microsoft is trying to point out some new interesting features that Windows 7 users have over XP. They’ve created…Continue Reading

Kick the Windows XP Habit with These 10 Tips

Apr 27, 2011 2 Comments

Windows XP has been a reliable operating system for many businesses and people worldwide, but support for this 10 year old operating system is going to expire in a little less than 3 years; April 8, 2014 to be precise. Microsoft has done their best to help people make the switch from the old lackluster…Continue Reading

How to Run Programs in Windows 7 Using XP Mode

Oct 04, 2010 1 Comment

You installed XP Mode for Windows 7, but have no idea how to launch Windows XP applications in Windows 7. Don’t worry in this guide I will show you how to add applications running on the Windows XP virtual machine to Windows 7 so that you can run XP Mode applications from Windows 7. The…Continue Reading

Is Picasa Taking Up Too Much Space? Move the Picasa Database to Another Location

May 06, 2010 31 Comments

Do you have hundreds and thousands of pictures that you are trying to add to Picasa? If so, you are probably receiving an error message stating that your hard drive is full, but you are using an external drive how is this possible? Well, Picasa creates a database on your computer (the C:\ drive) where…Continue Reading

Support is Ending for Windows Vista RTM and XP Service Pack 2

Apr 16, 2010 No Comments

If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you need to be aware of the following information. Microsoft recently announced that it will no longer support Windows Vista RTM after April 13th, 2010 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 after July 13th, 2010. What does this mean? All this means is that your computer will…Continue Reading

Share Your Printer and Files with Windows XP

Jul 28, 2009 1 Comment

If you have more than one PC at home and you’re trying to figure out how you can share files with your computers, this how-to will walk you though the process of adding your Windows XP computer to a network so that you can enable file and printer sharing. This article came about as the…Continue Reading

How to Change the Windows XP Start Menu

Jan 14, 2009 No Comments

The Start Menu in Windows was overhauled for the release of Windows XP. Some users may not like the new Start Menu or would simply like to stick to the ‘classic’ Windows Start menu, Microsoft was kind enough to allow users to chose which Start Menu they prefer, the guide below will walk you through…Continue Reading

How to Display Full Paths in Windows Explorer

Dec 04, 2008 No Comments

This guide is for Windows XP users who would like ability to view the full path of a directory in both the Address Bar and the Title Bar of a given window. Windows XP defaults to displaying the folder name alone in the Title bar and the Address bar, if you’re like me and would…Continue Reading

How to View RAW Images in Windows Explorer

Nov 20, 2008 2 Comments

One of the most annoying aspects of shooting RAW is MS Windows inability to display RAW images natively. I came across the media section in one of my favorite books that describes how RAW support can be added to Windows Explorer and Picture Viewer. The article below shows you how to find and install the…Continue Reading

How to Access the Command Prompt

Nov 06, 2008 No Comments

The command prompt is the non-graphical user interface that enables you to interact with your operating system. Nowadays the majority of the commands can be executed using the Graphical User Interface (GUI) which is what you’re accustomed to see when using Windows. However there are several programs and features that are only available through the…Continue Reading

How to Enable File Sharing in Virtual PC

Nov 05, 2008 60 Comments

If you’ve ever worked with Virtual environments then you know the importance of file accessibility. In my case I have a preset list of programs that I install when testing Windows environments as such seamless access to these files is essential. Virtual PC has a set of additions that enable users the ability to share…Continue Reading

How to Change the Windows XP Theme on Your Computer

Oct 09, 2008 No Comments

Ever wanted to refresh the look of your Windows XP computer? The guide below will show you the simple steps to accomplish this as well as suggest a couple of different themes you might like. If you have any theme suggestion please list them below. As always comments and questions are welcome. For those of…Continue Reading

How to Manually Configure Your Computer’s IP Address in Windows XP

Aug 24, 2006 8 Comments

Manually configuring IP address is sometimes a necessity and always good to know. For example you visit a friend who’s routers DHCP server is disabled (this is what allows the router to automatically assign IP addresses to devices accessing the network) in which case you would need to tell your wireless card what IP address…Continue Reading